A Look at the Playthrough Gaming Convention
We sortied out to the local game convention for a load of photos, and more ~
Raleigh, NC has a pretty thriving game community – 2 local colleges have digital game design programs, there are at least 4 pretty active game clubs, and all three major game stores are packed most nights for any combination of D&D Encounters, minis warfare, Friday Night .\\agic, or general board gaming. The Triangle Simulation Society runs 2 minis-focused conventions each year, but this year the Playthrough Gaming Convention took over one of the exhibit halls at the Raleigh Convention for a weekend of digital, tabletop, and live-action gaming, as well as seminars, tournaments, and a costume contest.
So what did we find? Plenty of gaming, and a few retro surprises at some of the booths.
We stopped at a few booths, and even checked out a couple of demos. First up, Badlands, a coop-edition city-builder
We walked around the hall for a few, too
A 16-player PvP game (at least, it looked like they were all after each other)
The game library – not sure why the video is so choppy.
Multiplayer videogame tournaments
An explanation of the Curse Chasers game, with The Dig on the table next to it.
Next year, 17-18 FEB 2018) we’re hoping for a little more time at the show to sit down and talk with a handful of the speakers & presenters, convention staff, and more of the vendors, too.