So, yeah, the title of this blog entry is a little misleading. I wasn’t really at Origins today. I spent the day at the store. It was a nice break from the con, and it’s been a nice day at the shop. Lots of new faces came in today (as most of the familiar faces are likely at Origins!).
Anywho, I still have two games that I wanted to talk about. The first is the return of a mega-popular property to the collectible card game format: Dragon Ball Z!
Bandai will be releasing their new Dragon Ball CCG next month. I admit that have a soft spot for the work of Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama (hey, we all have our guilty pleasures, right?). We are going to be carrying this new game which launches on July 18th. We are also planning on running tournaments and organized play.
Some of our current Pokemon players are also looking forward to this game, too! It looks to be a lot of fun! So, make sure you keep an eye on our website for more information on when the action will be starting at Alley Cat Games! Kame-hame-HA!
There was one other game that caught my eye at the show that I wanted to show you all. It’s called Check Your 6! and it’s from Skirmish Campaigns. CY6 is a series of air combat and campaign rules that launched last summer and is starting to come into its own. It’s being picked up by the major distributors which should help this neat game find a wider audience.
In addition to the main ruleset, Skirmish Campaigns produces a series of Scenario Books such as the Battle of Britain, Guadacanal and Falcon of the Duce. They also make a series of Campaign Packs which include pre-painted miniature planes that attach magnetically to their bases. What a great idea!
I’d like to give this game a play and see how sound the rules are. It certainly looks interesting!
Lastly, I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgia lately. I was looking around the booth of Steve Jackson Games and got to thinking about their old O.G.R.E. rules from the late ’70s. It was one of the first miniatures games I ever played (even though, back then, it was just cardboard counters) and loved it. Unfortunately the rules are no longer in print, but I was told that the rules will be coming back later this year as a PDF file, and that they are planning an O.G.R.E. boardgame in late 2008 as well.
So, while wandering the Miniatures Hall between running demos for FFG I found a group of folks playing a big ol’ game of O.G.R.E!
Tomorrow morning it’s back for one last round of Mutant Chronicles demos for Fantasy Flight. Come on by if you haven’t already!