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31 May 2006page first published

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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian reports:

Strategicon, in its various incarnations, has been putting on conventions for around 30 years. Their conventions are held over Presidents Weekend, Memorial Weekend and Veterans Weekend. The conventions are named Orccon, Gamex and Strategicon, respectively.

A recent development has been applying themes to the various conventions. Orccon is centered around miniatures, with Gamex' theme being "boardgames." Strategicon is dedicated to role-playing. While they are themed, the conventions still feature a mix of boardgames, miniature gaming, TCG's and even the occasional LARP. There is even a conference room filled with computers and game consoles with a variety of games that can be checked out or are pre-loaded. Most of the miniatures and boardgames are held in two ballrooms, with the role-playing in conference rooms on the second and third floors. Another staple of the three conventions is the dealer room with 15 or so vendors, as well as a flea market area where one can find an eclectic variety of older gaming supplies.

WWII game

This being the boardgame-themed convention, naturally there were many boardgame events being held throughout the three-day run of the convention (beginning Friday evening and continuing until noon on Monday). The range of boardgames on the agenda run from traditional titles such as Monopoly, Pit and Trivial Pursuit to Starfleet Battles, Talisman and RoboRally, and on to newer favorites such as Munchkin, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, and both the older, Milton-Bradley version and the new Hasbro collectible version of Axis & Allies.

Axis & Allies