Well, it has been a week since GenCon 09 ended, and I am sure everyone got their fill of GenCon related posts, but I still feel like I need to debrief my readers on my experience. I have attended every GenCon since it migrated to Indianapolis but one, and each has been an entirely different experience for me. This year was no exception.
Check out this wicked application of an Augmented Reality game on a tabletop map. So if anyone was wondering what the hell AR was when I presented the roleplaying applications of it yesterday, this is what I was speaking about.
Looking at the concept of using Augmented Reality for use with tabletop gaming. Think about being able to see your minis animate and do battle, ala Star Wars Dejarik Holochess or never needing to physically look up rules.
My alma mater, IUPUI, has obtained a booth at GenCon is showing off their work, including an ARG. Tracy Hickman will also be speaking at the University and hosting a Killer Dinner!
Mad Brew Labs celebrated its 1st year of existence last Thursday. It came and went without fanfare because I was actually gearing up for a more important celebration, 5 years of marriage with my lovely wife. I was pondering about what I have and haven’t done with the blog in the last year and where I want to be a year from now.
One of the things that I realized I have yet to do is give my readers an idea about what kind of gamer I am. Sure, most of it could be gleaned from how I have presented certain topics in one of the last 141 posts here at the labs. I just think it’s a good idea to write it down and I do it more for my own benefit than anything else.