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Gen Con 2017 Live Blog: Day One!

Gen Con 2017 Live Blog: Day One!

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Join Ben, Justin, Dawn & Gianna as they head out to Indianapolis in the USA to cover Gen Con! Today is the first day and we’re all very excited to see what’s going on!

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Gen Con 2017

Gen Con is held in Indianapolis and will run from August 17th – 20th. Featuring 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming!

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Make sure to stick with BoW throughout the event as they cover all the awesomeness across four days via the Live Blogs.

Get commenting with what you want to see!

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Welcome To Gen Con 2017 – The 50th Anniversary!

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We're here now at Gen Con 2017 and we're delving into the chaos and fun here at the event. Stand by for plenty of videos and more!

Officially A Gen Con-ite (That's A Thing Right?)

Officially A Gen Con-ite (That's A Thing Right?)6 Comments
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The Doors Open & Crowds Rush Forth (Prizes On The Way!)

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We got to watch as the crowds entered the massive Vendor Hall here at Gen Con.

Thankfully it wasn't too bad and I didn't get run over but watch out later for some prizes you could win!

"Holy Crowds, Batman!!"

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Maybe later, Justin!!

Maybe later, Justin!!7 Comments
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The Crowds Get Stuck In

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We had to grab some snaps of how the crowds were as they popped into the vendor hall for the first time.

The line around the FFG booth was utterly insane as they all queued for Legend Of The Five Rings and other goodness from them.

The Crowds Get Stuck In
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Checking Out What's New From CMON

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We were able to go a CMON PR Event yesterday in a nice bar to try out some of their games.

Here's a quick run down of what we looked at including Richard The Third which is a great semi-cooperative game set during the Crusades.

We also have Way Of The Panda which is a wonderful Euro Game, and also some sneak peeks at what lies ahead for CMON in the coming months.

Oh, and yes we did see Zee and Eric from The Dice Tower at the event too!

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Impact Miniatures Brings The Ponies

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If you're looking for ponies for your My Little Pony RPG, then look no further than Impact Miniatures. They're so damn cute!

Impact Miniatures Brings The Ponies
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Monolith Talk Batman - Learn About Gameplay & More

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We got to sit down with Monolith and discuss the new Batman Board Game which is coming to Kickstarter next year.

The game not only features some great looking models but also an upgrade on the systems you'll be familiar with from Conan.

We're excited to see how the new Overlord Vs Overlord (or Overvillain?) stuff comes together in the new game.

Gotham Never Looked So Good!

Gotham Never Looked So Good!10 Comments
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Everything Epic Games – WIN A Gen Con Goodie Bag!

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We stopped in with Everything Epic Games who are the minds behind Big Trouble In Little China: The Board Game as well as a new Rambo game too!

This time around we have a prize for you guys. All you need is to comment below to win a Gen Con Goodie Bag!

Tiny But Deadly - First Plastics For Joan Of Arc

Tiny But Deadly - First Plastics For Joan Of Arc10 Comments
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Marie Claude & Chibi Goodness At The Ninja Division Stand

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Got to catch up with the always stunning, Marie Claude, in amazing cosplay at the Ninja Division stand. We even got a chance to peek in the cases at the lovely painted minis- including the adorable Rail Raiders!

Marie Claude & Chibi Goodness At The Ninja Division Stand

"To buy, or not to buy...that is the question!"

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Beholder!

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Up Close Look At Big Trouble In Little China & Rambo With Everything Epic

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After chatting with Chris, we had to take a few pics of the characters for Big Trouble In Little China as well as an early peek at Rambo! These are proxy minis***

Up Close Look At Big Trouble In Little China & Rambo With Everything Epic
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Everyone Needs Monster Books

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Abbots Hollow has the fantastic leather goods you need for your collection. The monster books are just amazing and will undoubtedly look epic on your shelves or on the table during your RPG.

Everyone Needs Monster Books
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Steamforged Games Bringing The Big Guild Ball Guns

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Justin stopped in with Jamie as you'll see in a later video to cover the new Guild Ball releases and what they have to show off for Dark Souls.

We will have a prize for you later too BUT make sure to keep an eye out as we try and get a scoop on the Resident Evil game too.

Steamforged Games Bringing The Big Guild Ball Guns
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Ninja Division At Gen Con With A Big Haul - WIN 3 Games!

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We stopped in with Ninja Division as you've seen in the gallery earlier and we got chatting about the games they have in their library right now and also what we might be able to look forward to as well down the pipeline.

You could actually win Rail Raiders, Super Dungeon Arena, Ninja All Stars simply by commenting on this video.

The Band Gives Us Some Backing Music Whilst We Work...

The Band Gives Us Some Backing Music Whilst We Work...3 Comments

"Bearshark!!"

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Getting In Close For A look At New Tables & Manga From Corvus Belli

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Check out the awesome new tables made for the latest game from Corvus Belli!

Getting In Close For A look At New Tables & Manga From Corvus Belli

Winter Is Coming!

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Legendary Miniatures & Darker Deeds From Games & Gears

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Games & Gears are crazy busy with their new epic heroes and monsters for your adventuring and collecting. And Dark Deeds have gotten even Darker!

Legendary Miniatures & Darker Deeds From Games & Gears
So much fun!4 Comments
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GCT Studios Talk What's New For Bushido + Win Rise Of The Kage!

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We talked with Gordon about what's new for the ever growing world of Bushido and also what their plans are for the future of the game.

With a great looking selection of miniatures and board game expansions on the way it's time to get stuck in.

Also, you can win a copy of Rise Of The Kage, the Docklands Expansion and some Bushido Profile Cards simply by commenting on this video!

Fancy Your Mythic Battles: Pantheon Game Now?

Fancy Your Mythic Battles: Pantheon Game Now?13 Comments
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A Little GKR Heavy Hitters Anyone?

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There's just something awesome about Giant Killer Robots! Check out these bad boys.

A Little GKR Heavy Hitters Anyone?

IDW Is Taking On Planet Of The Apes

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"Is it beer-thirty yet?"

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Table Forged Embrace Samurai Strength + Win Iron & Ale & Kettou

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Table Forged are back with an awesome looking game called Kettou. This game has you fighting as famous warriors from Japanese history...

...these are also the guys that brought you Iron & Ale which is a great Dwarven treat.

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Catch Up With Carlos & Infinity At Gen Con - Win The Anime Miniature Set!

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It's time to chat with Carlos and find out what's new about Infinity here at Gen Con. We also have a chat about Aristea!

It's great to see the game being played and all of the colourful characters on show.

Make sure to comment to win yourself that Anime Miniatures Set!

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Dized: Teaching You Your Board Games With Ease

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Dized are a fantastic company that are coming out with an App which will teach you your games as you play.

Lots of groups either have one person that learns the games, which can lead to some mistakes, or they just can't digest rulebooks.

This app sounds like a great idea and they already have all manner of games lined up.

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drakonianheart
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We want see Wrath of Kings and Dark Age!!!!!

donlou
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Have fun guys, and please if you can manage it get an interview with Adam from KD:M!

emptynessisform
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I second this. in fact don’t let him leave without promising to come to Ireland for a BoW KD:M week.

nakchak
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Im wondering if Justins beard loss is to prevent another beard intermingling like at games expo 😉

bobcockayne
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Just have fun and don’t overload!
Hoping to be there in 2 years time.

carlosfandango
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Star Wars Legions – tell us everything!

swbeil
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For some reason I’m not getting any sound!

pschwag
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Wow never been, but check out the map, it fills the convention center, the football stadium and the surrounding hotels What an event, have fun folks!

oriskany
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And so it begins. Good luck, BoW team! Can’t wait for the great coverage!

janus1004
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Looking forward to the coverage, good luck over there! 🙂

stusidle
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Did you take Warren’s trolley? I think you might need it!

docnacho
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Keep an eye out to see if anyone is advertising Myth Journeyman. We know megacon was selling the IP and want to know who snatched it!

carlos1170
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Great coverage of the show keep it up. Cant wait for more from the show.

sebahaus
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I have conan from Monolith and I try to explain myself that I don’t need Batman.

frankelee
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I tried to riddle myself the same thing, but it’s not working.

peacefulwarrior
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Find FFG, have them talk Star Wars Legion!

redben
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I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a show that I’m not at as much as this. It’s been manic for the last few hours lol

dane001
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Im so jealous, i think i may be stuck to this blog for the next few days!!

nosebiter
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Some great stuff.

If you could swing by Catalyst Games and get a chat about the new Battletech box set, and the new minis, I would be happy.

And Marie-Claude never ceases to amaze with her costumes. She always looks so gorgeous.

suetoniuspaullinus
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I would like to follow the guys but I’ve got no sound other than the intro music. Neither here nor on Facebook.
Oh well, I’ll go painting stuff…

deathjester72
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Please show Aristeia.

blackspiral
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BoW Coverage; The Next Best Thing To Being There!

shamanatdawn
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I heard FFG is doing a table top wargame based in star wars… anything else from that?

sunabe
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so wanting to go one sometime

jkos
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you guys need to hit Café Patachou, best breakfast place close to gencon

admiralandy
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Hey Gianna, as I asked and you said yes yes, FFG stand Star Wars 28m Wargame, we now know its coming so details please.

rayzryr
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Another vote here for Kingdom Death!

I’m gonna have to get myself to that show sometime in the next couple of years..

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