Con of the North 2015, part 4: Artemis

Unfortunately, after that disappointing HârnMaster game, this was disappointing, too. I’ve raved about Artemis plenty of times here before. I still think it’s a completely new kind of game, one that we’re still just beginning to explore. And I still … Continue reading

2014 gaming round-up

What games did I play in 2014? I don’t really try to track all the different games I play, mostly just to enjoy them while I’m playing them. Still, it’s interesting to think about what all I’ve played recently. Here … Continue reading

Convergence 2014, part 3: Actual gaming

I didn’t do much actual gaming at Convergence this year, but what I did was good. Thursday night, I played a little Zar. Usually pretty fun, and this was no exception. No idea who won, but that’s rarely the point. … Continue reading

Con of the North 2014, part 5: Artemis

Saturday night, I had somehow managed to get tickets for two two-hour blocks of Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator in a row. As I’ve mentioned before, I find this game to be pretty revolutionary — it’s equal parts LARP, LAN game, … Continue reading

Convergence 2013, part 7: Actual gaming

Like a lot of general-purpose SF conventions, I didn’t do much actual gaming at Convergence. There’s a lot of gaming on the 22nd floor, but a) getting there, with the long lines for the elevators, is a major hassle and … Continue reading

Con of the North 2013 part IX: Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

The last game of the con for me was one of the highlights: the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. This is an amazing computer-moderated game in which three to six (but ideally six) players take roles of the bridge crew of … Continue reading