He had left the tackle shop with feathers for new flies. The thoughts of wading in a peaceful river casting for trout were rudely interrupted when his truck's drive shaft seized and ripped his transmission to pieces. Meanwhile, at a humble abode across the Metroplex, the Atomic Floozy was unaware of her son's calamity as… Continue reading No Texicon for the Atomic Floozy!
Texicon is 21 days away. I'm confident that I'll be ready. (Now watch everything go wrong!) There's only a handful of minis left to paint & half a dozen paper/cardstock buildings to assemble. Here's what came off of the painting table this week & a few pictures of some Foundry Street Violence Packs. "Street Violence"… Continue reading Getting Ready for Texicon: More Aliens
With Texicon looming on the horizon, it is time to start pulling together the resources needed to run a game. This year I'm running a 5150: New Hope City PI game. So that means I need tabletop scenery to represent a run-down neighborhood in "Little Hsia." I ran across these inexpensive paper buildings from WargamePrint… Continue reading WargamePrint Sci-Fi Style Buildings – A Review
Texicon has come and gone for this year. It was a lot of fun. I ran 5 sessions of my Mission St. Mary game. One session had no players (insert sad face here). All in all, it was a fun three days. The Flames of War tournament didn't seem quite as large as last year,… Continue reading Texicon 2015
It is time to shift into high gear and prepare for this year's Texicon. Once again, it is time to return to the land of Nobelongga. Last year's game was a mash-up of two games from Two Hour Wargames: Adventures in the Lost Lands and Colonial Adventures. A few months ago, Two Hour Wargames released… Continue reading In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1
Whew! Texicon is over for another year. This year the convention moved from Ft. Worth to Grapevine. The move was to place the convention in a more central & easier to get to part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. There was plenty of room in the Grapevine Convention Center. The convention itself continues to grow.… Continue reading Texicon!
Texicon is one month away! It is hard to believe that I started this project in December & still have more terrain to build & a few more figures to paint. I received 2 new distractions since my last post. One of them fits into my Texicon game. Hinterland released female Askaris. Now the players… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 4
Texicon is now 70 days away. Miniature painting is well under way & will have more than enough miniatures for the game. I've completed the native village of 4 huts & have started building the jungle terrain. The one part of the hobby that I absolutely hate is assembly work. Whether miniatures with small fiddly… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 3
Texicon is now 83 days away. I'm well into painting the figures needed for the game and have all of the necessary material for the terrain. The plan is to complete the figures & all of the terrain by May 16th. I'll start play testing around April 24th. I'm afraid that I won't be able… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 2
Texicon is 105 days away. I'm confident that I will be able to put together a good game in that time. I will run the game once a day each of the three days of the con. Each gaming session will last 4 hours. As I assemble the cast and scenery for the scenario, I… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 1
Well, my overnight session didn't quite last the full night, but we played until a little past 3:00AM. With no one willing to enter the arena, I got to get a few hours of sleep. I played a game of Napoleonics today, I always forget that this was the "heyday" of cavalry & held mine… Continue reading Texicon – Day 2
The first day of Texicon is pretty much a wrap. The turnout doesn't seem quite as large as last year, but it isn't bad for a convention that is on,y in its third year. Gaming started at 9:00AM this morning and will end at 11:00 tonight. We take a one hour break and then at… Continue reading Texicon – Day 1