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Origins! Lost Battalion Games

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LBG - IMG_7219Origins Awards Winners! ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 19 June 2016

Lost Battalion Games won an Origins Award for Best Game Accessory for their A Place 2 Play map system.

What is your new game?
Hell on Wheels is an expansion to Sergeants! and plays with both D-Day and the minis.  Hell on Wheels allows a person to drive a tank from the viewpoint of the crew, like the fury movie.

What is your personal favorite game?
Battlegroup is a carrier naval game as a card game that plays better than anything I’ve ever played.  I thoroughly enjoyed designing it with my mentor, S. Craig Taylor Jr.

What is your favorite mechanic?
The story system in Sergeants! changes the turn sequence dynamically, inserting random events without requiring the GM to determine what will happen.

If you  like ____, you will like Sergeants!.
If you like Up Front, you will like Sergeants because it is a man to man patrol level game.

 


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Origins! Day 4 Wrap-up

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Like the Energizer Bunny of the tabletop – Still gaming… ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 19 June 2016

The three big events we saw running were the regional qualifier for Bushiroad, the Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, and the costume competition.  Bushiroad took over a large part of the back corner of the main gaming room, rapidly filled with people sorting cards. Yu-Gi-Oh took over a ballroom, filling the room with the murmur of conversation.  Judges wandered around, adjudicating, and the main game was being recorded with color commentary.

Bushiroad Cards

Bushiroad Cards

Origins! GamePlay

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What’s on the tables at Origins 2016? ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 19 June 2016

There’s plenty of gaming, on all sorts of tables…

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Whatever your game, there’s something to play here.


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Origins! Ares Games

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They’re named after the God of War; must be a wargame company, eh? ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 18 June 2016

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What is your new game?

We have Last Friday, Dungeon Time, and Behind the Throne, and Age of Conan:  Adventures in Hyborea.  We also have some new plane miniatures out, including the Newport NI 28, the Fokker E5, and the P47.

Origins! Gale Force 9

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Lots of minis = lots of fun! ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 18 June 2016

What is your new game?
Flame of War for Team Yankee, GF 9 Tyrants, and Battlefront Tanks

What is your favorite game?
Flames of War.  I love the depth that Flames of War because of the attention to detail given to the different scenarios.   Our tour players are second to none.  Awesome guys!

What is your favorite mechanic?
In New Tyrants the deck building and board supremacy influence each other, yet each can be considered a separate game in itself.

If you like ____, then you will like ____.
If you like X-Wing, then you will like Tanks!  Tanks! is just as fast and furious as you are used to in X-Wing.  You are just playing history instead of sci-fi.

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Origins! Day 3 Wrap-Up

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After the day 1 vendor rush settles down, people start playing games for reelz ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 18 June 2016

The general assault on the dealers room that began yesterday at 10 am continued, somewhat abated, today.  Today was the day everyone sat down to ponder their 5 minute or 5 hour games over their favorite caffeinated beverage – a particular necessity for those whose last game of the day would end at 10 am the next day.

Tragically for Queen and Country, the Hive won a marginal victory at the end of a three day battle for the control of a hive in the Amazon.

The Grogheads booth saw lots of traffic in all its games; Liberty or Death is so popular, and so sold out, that we have had offers to buy our demo copies.

Origins! Costumes (vol. 1)

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Here’s a first look at the costumes at this year’s show ~

Corinne Mahaffey, 18 June 2016

There’s always costumes at Origins.  Some are good, and some are…  costumes.  We’ll let you decide!

 

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Origins! Day 2 Wrap-up

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Origins Day 2 Report ~

James Sterrett, 17 June 2016

Day 2!  We laughed, we played, we did not cry.  That we will admit to.

Lines were still long in the morning, with some people needed over an hour to get their badges.  That slowed the flow of people into events a bit but the hardcore crowd got stuck into their gaming as the day wore on.  Not yet at the level of Saturday’s hordes, though!

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Photos from Corinne Mahaffey, click to enlarge