Nick and I had another great Historicon! This was the 6th Annual Historicon Musical, this time a mash-up of Into the Woods and Shrek. We had 16 players and the action was non-stop and crazy. Plotwise, the Shrek characters were attempting to free Fiona from Lord Farquad's clutches, while the Into the Woods characters were attempting to escape the angry Giant. The Giant was an NPC whose movement across the board was randomly determined.
Here's a partial cast photo:
Some shots of the table
Shrek's band of fairy folk massing to attack Lord Farquad's castle.
There were a lot of great performances, such as completely smarming and hate-inducing Prince Charming and enthusiastic Gingerbread Man, the coveted Wazi award for Best Actor went to Donkey, who did a spot impression of Eddie Murphy.
Our other game was a reprise of our Elizabethan Frostgrave game, A Dead Man in Deptford, where various factions were searching for the lost manuscript of Dr. Faustus shortly after the murder of Kit Marlowe.
We had 16 players for this game and so got to use all of the possible factions I had created, including Puck and the faeries, and
the Scottish Weird Sisters
The scene is Southwark, on the south side of the Thames. The Rose Theatre and bear-baiting rink are just a few of its charms.
We got a great compliment on our table from a professor of English Lit at a local college who was attending the convention, who absolutely loved the look of it.
Here's some shots from in the game.
As always happens, the Rose was burned.
I also played in a number of games. Here's the magnificent SOCCOM and sorcery. It was western Coalition troops vs various shady forces that we dubbed the Axis of Evil, all searching for a hiding cultist in a underground Egyptian Lair. A fun, fast moving game despite its size with great scenery.
I ran some Afghan Mujaheddin troops
I also played in a couple of Lion Rampant/Dragon Rampant games, which were great fun despite my doing absolutely abysmally in both games.
I also played in the incredible Ghost Archipelago game, unbelievably beautiful table.
The high point of my game was slaying the Fire Element in the belly of Vaal
Here's some other games that caught my eye. A beautiful Necromunda table
The Siege of Fort St. Elmo in Malta
FIW game with great waterfall:
An impressive Battletech game.