Such an exciting last couple of weeks! First off, I went to my first board gaming convention, Con of the North. I’ve been to Photoshop conferences and other day conferences, but never a convention. And never as a vendor. I was surprised to find out how tiring it was! I appreciate Seppy so much more now for his busy convention schedule, and the fact that he is usually running conventions on his own. So crazy! I’m not sure if I’d be able to do it.
I taught a lot of Squirrel or Die demos (a tile based memory game) and one End of the Line (a worker replacement game) demo. I messed up the rules a bit on End of the Line, but I think the people playing still had fun, so that’s good. For Squirrel or Die, I started out shaky, got much better, then got worse by Sunday, the more tired I got. It was nice to watch different people teach the game, so I could take bits and pieces of what they taught and make it my own. Definitely much better than the test teaching that Nick was so graciuos to set up for me. My Squirrel or Die demos went from a half an hour of teaching, down to around seven minutes, which is good, since the game is really only about seven minutes long.
Chris Lyons, who is working with Seppy to develop our new game, Conquest Princess Pew! Pew! Pew!, was at the convention for a bit with his wares. (You can find him on Etsy here.) The picture you see is a pair of earrings and a necklace that he made. So fun! He also makes signs, cross-stitch, and othe creative things. It’s always so much fun to hang out with him and see what he’s been up to creatively.
The next exciting thing is that the End of the Line Kickstarter has launched! Hooray! As I’m writing this, it’s half-funded, which I think is pretty amazing for only being up for a few days, and for our company being pretty much unknown. It seems plausible that it could fund! I was excited, but nervous for it to go live. I was also surprised to see how addictive it is to watch the Kickstarter numbers rise. The first day, I was checking it often, and was so excited when the numbers jumped up in the amount of time it took me to scroll down the screen and back up again. How amazing would it be if it funded?! (So amazing! in case you were wondering…)