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Origins 2011 Report

posted Jun 27, 2011, 10:31 AM by Shane Harsch   [ updated Jun 27, 2011, 10:37 AM ]

Well, another great Origins has come and gone. It was great to see the Legion of Heroes GMs as well as the Hero Games staff. The level of camaraderie with the team is really and truly enjoyable.

This was a shorter Origins for us as we only ran games on Saturday and Sunday. The response to Fallout and Marvel Zombies was outstanding and I apologize to those who didn’t get to play. My take away from this is ultimately that we will run fewer unique events with more frequency (i.e. we will run two Fallout events per con).
 
Fallout ended up going off the rails in a very entertaining fashion. Suffice to say that there was a classic Michael Bay moment of the team doing the Right-Stuff walk down the street with explosions and flame in the background. Not really part of the adventure, but one of the players is notorious for his "plan b".
 
Marvel Zombies also ran smooth. There is an interesting combo that can be made between the Avengers and the X-Men, allowing the team to bypass part of the adventure. Unfortunately we did run out of time as we were having too much fun.
 
Fantasy Hero: Reclamation continues to be a good solid introductory dungeon crawl using the stock Fantasy Hero characters. While it is a very direct scenario, it is full of multiple solutions, options, and approaches. The group actually attempted to execute on them all, splitting the party three ways at one point, which was incredibly entertaining. Great way to end the con.
 
There was also a scheduling snafu so none of our introductory “Be a Hero” events were in the book. We do very much enjoy meeting new players. Thankfully we have them running at GenCon.

GenCon is fast approaching and we have a full schedule. In addition to Fallout and Marvel Zombies, we are also running Eclipse Phase Hero… title Transhuman: Autonomic Restore and another Star Hero adventure to introduce the new release of Star Hero (using the stock characters from Star Hero). We also have a new Narosia adventure “Revenge is a dish best served” which is shaping up nicely.

New Games Acquired:
• Fiasco
• Don’t Rest your Head
• Kingdom of Nothing
• Those Pesky Humans
• Resident Evil Card Game
• Arcanis Fast Play

… looking forward to giving these a shot.

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