Just got back from Columbus, Ohio and have a report for you all on Origins 2018 today. I’ll begin, where everything ended which was with Darcy at the Monte Cook Games booth. This was about ten minutes before the Dealer hall closed, and Darcy, still going strong, and pitched me on Invisible Sun, and provided a preview of the new Kickstarter game by Monte Cook & Co. She mentioned it had arrived and was very likely to be actually available at GenCon, and didn’t balk when I asked about the price, which was a really good sign. While being one of the most expensive games around, the boxed set, of course, is AAA quality, with simply gorgeous production values… and will only be available in a limited edition, so if you want to order one, or two… the good time is now.

Monte Cook Games

https://www.montecookgames.com/coming-soon/

This year, there were more and better games available than ever before. It seems like we have entered a second Golden Age for Roleplaying games as well as board games and I’ll be providing some overviews and information on a few of these gems as well as providing reports on gaming and games being played at the show, So buckle in, and buckle up, it’s time for your whirlwind tour of Origins 2018!

 

Saturday June 16th, 2018

We arrived on Saturday Morning about 9:30 AM to a very modest line. We had not preregistered at all, and I wanted to see how well the show was going. There is usually always a rush during Saturday morning as the people only available for the weekend register, and buy badges, however our wait in line was a brisk twenty minutes, and we were badged within twenty-five. First stop, a Tour of the Dealer hall, and here are a few photos from our first visit. Click on any of the pictures to embiggen.

 

WOTC’s Avalon Hill brought an M5a1 Stuart Tank for the Axis & Allies gaming areas at the show….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D&D Monster Mash – This was the hottest ticket at the show on Saturday Night, with people three deep around the table fighting for the chance to play in a round… The premise, you are a D&D monster in the dungeon, chock full of other monsters. Good Luck! Lots of gruesome death and mayhem with this game…

D&D 5e Monster mash 01
D&D 5e Monster mash 01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D&D 5e Monster Mash II
D&D 5e Monster Mash II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Tabletop Wargaming

random tabletop wargaming photo
Just getting started on Saturday Morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walking Dead Minis Game

The Walking Dead Minis Game
The Walking Dead Minis Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings of War Miniatures game
Kings of War Miniatures game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model Buildings
Nice Buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new Sci-Fi Post/Apoc Minis Game 1/3
A new Sci-Fi Post/Apoc Minis Game 1/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new Sci-Fi Post/Apoc Minis Game 2/3
A new Sci-Fi Post/Apoc Minis Game 2/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new Sci-Fi Post/Apoc Minis Game 3/3
A new Sci-Fi Post/Apoc Minis Game 3/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailpower the 15mm/6mm Tabletop Game 1/3
Sailpower the 15mm/6mm Tabletop Game 1/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailpower the 15mm/6mm Tabletop Game 2/3
Sailpower the 15mm/6mm Tabletop Game 2/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailpower the 15mm/6mm Tabletop Game 3/3
Sailpower the 15mm/6mm Tabletop Game 3/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alien Bugs for an 1889 style steampunk game
Alien Bugs for an 1889 style steampunk game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doomtown reloaded, a Deadlands collectible card game
Doomtown reloaded, a Deadlands collectible card game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick getting the lowdown from David Lapp about the Doomtown (Deadlands) CCG
Nick getting the lowdown from David Lapp about the Doomtown (Deadlands) CCG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miniaturfes Dungeon
A Big Game Show, A Big Dungeon… Just Because!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were lots of Train Games at Origins 2018 as well!

Train Gamers Association + Ticket to Ride
Train Gamers Association + Ticket to Ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More train games.
More train games…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of Train Games at Origins, this one is called Boxcar
Lots of Train Games at Origins, this one is called Boxcar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rails train game - Love the Gorgeous artwork and game pieces with this one...
Rails train game – Love the Gorgeous artwork and game pieces with this one…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settlers Across America - Not a train game, but played by the RGA. Looks pretty ZGood!
Settlers Across America – Not a train game, but played by the RGA. Looks pretty Good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…More Origins goodness to come!

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