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A Look at the Playthrough Gaming Convention

We sortied out to the local game convention for a load of photos, and more ~

Brant Guillory, 26 February 2017Playthrough-Logo

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.

Looking over the gaming hall. Booths in the front, video games on the right, and tabletops in the back.

Looking over the gaming hall. Booths in the front, video games on the right, and tabletops in the back.

So what did we find?  Plenty of gaming, and a few retro surprises at some of the booths.

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We stopped at a few booths, and even checked out a couple of demos.  First up, Badlands, a coop-edition city-builder

 

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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.

We had a bunch of coverage live from the show on our Twitter feed, as well as our Facebook page.


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