Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Games Day 2010
We decided to make this a special Father/Son getaway and booked a hotel room at the Days Inn right across the street from the venue. Funny how many of the folks working there, especially staff from GW and Forge World were staying in our hotel.
Last year I was very dissapointed that there was no open gaming. Thankfully that was corrected this year. It seemed that many of the gaming clubs picked up on this as well and sponsored their own tables for games. I must say that this was perhaps one of the best features of Games Day for us.
We played with 2 players running the IG (us and another player) and 2 players running the orks. Hosts from the Game Club acted as referrees. The game was solid, the Submarine was very well built. The mission was fun. We had 5 turns to destroy the submarine by taking away all structure points. The sub was broken down into 4 sections, each with 2 structure points: Front: Armor:13, Sail: Armor:14. Middle/Hangar: Armor:12 and Rear: Armor: 12.
After that we made sure to get a chance to try out the Remote Control Tanks. Ethan got his hands on a R/C Baneblade and had fun with that.
We made our way past there to the Scenery Make & Take. I love this event, and we both made a sizable GW building to add to our collection. After the Make & Take, we helped texture some GW battle boards for another give away.
Finally, as Games Day winded to a close, we met up with some of our friends and went to Hard Rock Cafe and enjoyed a great dinner and swapped our tales of our adventures for the day. Back at our hotel, my son and I ran into a group of fellas from GW and Forge World, including Gav Thorpe! That just made a wonderful weekend even better.
So, in the end, we are saddened to hear that Games Day will not be in Baltimore next year, but regardless of that, we all agree that this year was by far the BEST Games Day event all of us had attended.