Day 3 was a bit more laid back in terms of interviews and such, but we still saw a lot of cool stuff to share with you!
We actually did some cosplay this morning. Raine went as a casual Joker, and I was casual Harley Quinn. We didn’t cosplay for long as we did have some things to do, but we met some awesome people in the process.
We did a lot of exploring of the hall today, checking out some companies we hadn’t heard of before and visiting some others that had a lot of crowds. We found a game called Wild West Exodus, a post-civil war sci-fi skirmish game. The premise is really cool and we’d greatly suggest checking it out. You can call upon the aid of the spirits and nature around you to find victory in your battles!
We headed to The RAM in downtown Indianapolis which is decorated every year for Privateer Press and their mini games, Hordes and Warmachine. Their special beer this year was called Blindwater Brew, which Raine enjoyed as a yearly tradition. After lunch we headed back to the con to check out more things!
Got to check out some action from the new Halo Fleet Battles game, and chatted with the guys from the Infinity miniatures game. We intend to head back tomorrow and find out more about a game called Albion’s Legacy by Lynnvander focusing on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
We did have a meeting with Erik Mona of Paizo and discussed some fun things. He told us that their best seller and biggest talk was their most recent supplement release, Occult Adventures, which features 6 new classes (be watching for a review!). We talked some about the Pathfinder Tales novels and the graphic novel compilations that have been published in hardcover. We were given some audio-adventure stories for the Rise of the Runelords AP, which we plan to listen to and share our thoughts on after our long drive home. On display they had one of the only two copies of the first book in the Hell’s Rebels AP which is set to release in August, which will be followed by the Hell’s Vengeance AP. He shared with us also some larger goblin figures that they will start selling soon. He says if they sell well enough that they may produce more models (can you say Rita Big-Bad??).
Erik said the thing he is most excited about is a book coming soon called the Inner Sea Races – he believes it is going to be their most beautiful book yet. We discussed a bit more about the PACG coming to digital format thanks to Obsidian, though a release date on the app is still in the air.
Once we returned to the hotel for the night, we settled in for some gaming. A big talk of the convention this year has been Force of Will. This MtG/Yu-Gi-Oh type mashup game has each player controlling a character called a J-Ruler. They summon Resonators and other cards via Magic Stones that produce Will points. It is an interesting game. We picked up the 2 player starter set just to see what it was all about, and I can say with assurance that it will see some more table time soon.