Category Archives: Conventions
Your local convention… and plenty of national ones! ~
GrogHeads Staff, 25 January 2017
A few of these have already passed… sorry – we were trying to get the later-in-the-year dates together, but some of them have yet to be announced. We’ll update this all year long, so keep it bookmarked for reference!
If we missed your favorite – leave us a comment with the link at the bottom, and we’ll get it added.
Siege of Augusta
13-15 January, Augusta, GA
12-15 January, Bowie, MD
MMP’s key ‘local’ convention full of all things ASL, other MMP games, and late-night Eurogaming.
9-12 Feb, Seattle, WA
An ASL tournament, along with the Hank Award and all sorts of hex-and-counter goodness.
What happens when gamers get together and just, y’know play games?! ~
Gary Mengle, 01 October 2016
From September 5-12 wargamers, local and from far away, gathered in Columbus, Ohio for the annual War Room. The War Room is an event that runs in parallel with the Buckeye Game Fest, a show that draws hundreds of gamers from around the region and put on by the Columbus Area Board Gaming Society — the same group that hosts the Board Room at Origins, and which boasts massive attendance at its weekly meetings. Euro games, card games, rail games and racing games — you name it, they’re all on display at Buckeye Game Fest. But the War Room is for wargamers, and we get an extra three days to partake.
What happens when you wander around GenCon with a camera and an overdose of caffeine? ~
Michael Dunn (special to GrogHeads), 20 August 2016
While GrogHeads doesn’t have the official presence at GenCon that we do at Origins, we still sneak in someone to play games and take pictures. This year, we borrowed Mike to do the honors for us.
See you guys next year? Maybe!
What did our crew bring home from Origins? ~
The GrogHeads Team, 06 July 2016
Here’s what our guys brought home from Origins…
Here are all the pics we’ve got left ~
Corinne Mahaffey, 01 July 2016
If you can’t find something you enjoy doing at the show, you’re just not trying hard enough.
What is this “Command Post Wargaming” of which you speak? ~
The GrogHeads Command Post Wargaming Team, 26 June 2016
There are all sorts of stuff you can do at a game convention. You can play games, shop for games (and accessories!), hang out discussing games with other gamers… all things you can do at home, but made easier by the concentration of the gamers in one place. Things you can’t do at home, though, are the bigger destination events that you need a convention to support. The Command Post Wargame events are a destination event.
There’s plenty of information about the Command Post Wargames here. What we’ve got for you in this article are the details of this year’s mission, and a look at the teams in action.
Take another trip through the gaming hall ~
Corinne Mahaffey, 25 June 2016
The depth and breadth of games at the con is incredible. There are all manner of cards, minis, counters, meeples, boards, books, tables, and terrain spread throughout the convention
A Grog has no name. A Grog has only a screen name. ~
The GrogHeads Crew, 23 June 2016
photos by Corinne Mahaffey / click to enlarge
Dubbed “Fort Kickass” by the GrogHeads Central Command crew, our little patch of concrete in the gaming hall was the nexus of some excellent wargaming at Origins 2016. While it’s not the overwhelming dominant presence in the gaming hall like it was in 1978, anyone who says that “there’s no wargaming at Origins” is just flat-out wrong. Hex-and-counter, card-driven area, or minis-on-terrain, we had wargames in spades.
More to the point, we had the Grogs!
And our GrogHeads crew has their own thoughts about Origins 2016, as we asked them (1) “What’s the coolest thing you saw?” and (2) “What was the thing you enjoyed most?”. Here’s what they told us…