It was a great three days of the Con Bravo convention – full of video gaming, RPG gaming, board gaming, mini larping, workshops, panels a large marketplace full of vendors and U Tube celebrities.
For new convention goers, it’s a good convention to go to because it is not packed but has just enough people to make it as much fun as any other convention.
For mini larping, I was involved in Zombie Outbreak, Fallout Shelter and Alien Morality Test. Playing along with other conventioneers, trying to survive or help your fellow man in a room with other mini-larpers.
For Wargaming, there were the usual guys running a Warhammer table. You could play the new 40K Kill team, the new edition 40K or the new edition Age of Sigmar. The only thing they could have done better was to have scheduled games so you knew when to come to the table. I had arrived but someone was already engaged in a game but I was wrapped up with my RPG games that I didn’t get back until the evening. At that time, I had the chance to read through the 40K kill team book where I found out lots of information for me to put together my kill team – either Tyrannids or Grey Knights.
I went to the Unpopular Opinions panel for the first time and it was good to hear everyone’s opinions on popular and unpopular movies, shows, video games and anything else we could talk about.
For the RPG, that was a blast. For three full days, I partake in several different kinds of tabletop gaming besides Pathfinder and D&D that I play in my city. I played Lasers and Feelings where I was an alien doctor trying to save lives, I played Space 1889 – a science fiction RPG that I never played. Sometimes it’s just fun to play out of your fantasy, medieval setting.
I also got a chance to play a fallen angel in The Keepers of the Dungeon. The GM started from scratch where me and my fellow gamers had to create the dungeon and the different rooms we wanted, while trying to fend for ourselves from people who thought we were evil.
I played a strong, weird female character in Dead Channel trying to defend myself against a couple of people at a party that turned into werewolves. I played Savage Worlds: Crystal Hearts where I was a new agent sent on a mission with my other new agents to find our superior that was lost during his mission. It was great playing along with other people as if I was an agent of shield operative!
The last RPG I played was similar to my usual d&d called Emberwind. I played a female mystic who was helping a couple of other adventurers try to find a crystal in order to save the city.
There was lots to do at Con Bravo. If you ever have a chance to visit a convention, put this one on your list. It’s not very expensive – if you pay for your ticket super early, you get a weekend ticket for the same price as a Saturday so watch out on Facebook for postings on early birds!
Don’t miss out next year – July 2019.