Tuesday, May 31, 2011

World's Largest Chariot Racing Game at Phoenix Comicon 2011

The World's Largest Chariot Racing Game had its second outing at Phoenix Comicon 2011.  Not only was it incredibly well received - those who played had a blast and those who swung by for a quick look stayed a while to drink in its immensity and splendor (and enjoy watching those playing), but it accomplished a new milestone at this event.  The final game of the day was a completely full race card of eight players.  It was a wild and exciting game with a lot of whip attacks and some wild rolls that resulted in one player taking three other players whips as they attacked him, only to have his own whip grabbed a few turns later.  A great time was had by all, and we can't wait to have another eight player game running.  If you missed it at Phoenix Comicon 2011, your last chance to see or play it in 2011 is coming up soon.  It will be at Vul-Con Arena I on July 16th at Imperial Outpost Games/ManaWerx, then it will be packed away until Phoenix Vul-Con 2012 in 30,000 Square Feet of intense gaming at the Phoenix Convention Center on February 25th and 26th, 2011.  Until then, here are some pictures to tide you by:

Chariots Controlled by the Hands of Fickle Gods
Eight Charioteers Fight for Position
Pouring on Speed in the Straightaway
Approaching the Turn
In the Turn
Spectators Gather as the Charioteers Pour on the Speed

Monday, May 30, 2011

Legio Vulcani Debut at Phoenix Comicon 2011

Saturday at Phoenix Comicon was a pretty exciting day for the Vul-Con Team.  The Legio Vulcani made their first appearance at a public event.  Amidst and amongst all the madness and wild costumes at Phoenix Comicon, you would think Roman Soldiers and a Roman Lady would go unnoticed.  That certainly was not the case.  They were mobbed for photos before even entering the convention center.  The short time we were on the floor with them, we saw hundreds of people stop them to take photos.  We have a few teaser pics below, with more to come:

Legio Vulcani

Posing for Photos

Guarding the Portal

Shields at the Ready

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vul-Con Team at Phoenix Comicon

We're into the third day at Phoenix Comicon and thought it might be nice to post some pictures of our presence there.  Thursday night we had the opportunity to run one of our favorite games - Dust Tactics.  Two gentlemen joined us to learn how to play, and we drew quite a number of onlookers during the game and after it wrapped up.  It seems that Dust Tactics appeals to a lot of folks out there, and we're thrilled to be sharing it with others.

Friday we brought out the 5'+ Diameter Coliseum for 14 hours of Gladiatorial combat.  Attendees loved the game.  Many played and a lot more ogled and whispered under their breath "That's so cool."  If you didn't have a chance to play Gladiator at Phoenix Comicon, don't worry you can still play this summer at Vul-Con Arena II on July 16th at Imperial Outpost Games/ManaWerx.

Saturday was the best day yet, with the unveiling of our Legio Vulcani.  They made quite a stir on the floor, posing for hundreds of pictures.  Keep checking back, we'll have the first pictures up in short order.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Phoenix Comicon Kicks off Summer Gaming Season

Phoenix Comicon is the first Phoenix Convention of the summer and hosts the first gaming event.  Expanded gaming space this year is at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  If you're going to Comicon or just looking for a place to game this weekend (in which case you need to sign up for Comicon) - stop by and play some games with the Vul-Con Team.  We'll be out there Thursday night running one of our favorite games, Dust Tactics, from 6pm -8pm.  Friday we'll be back for the whole day, running Gladiator in the awesome 5' diameter Coliseum.  Saturday we'll be wandering the convention floor with a few surprises (be sure to look for our very cool series of 3 gaming bookmarks, among other things). We'll cap it all off on Sunday by running Circus Maximus all day in the 22' x 7' Hippodrome.  So, come out, stop by and say "hi", and join us for a few games!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Savage Mars at Vul-Con Arena II

The Vul-Con Team had a chance to stop by Imperial Outpost Games/ManaWerx this weekend to check out the recent expansion. We enjoyed seeing the new space and were especially pleased to see the posters for Vul-Con Arena II up at the store. Here's a picture of the one in the storefront window:

We also had the great pleasure of meeting Howard Beam, who will be running events at Vul-Con Arena II at Imperial Outpost Games/ManaWerx on July 16th.  We're particularly excited that Howard is running Savage Mars.  If you're interested in fantastic Role-Playing adventures on Mars, don't miss this opportunity.  Not only does Howard have some gorgeous miniatures that will be used in playing the game (check out some pics below), the fine folks at Adamant Entertainment are providing copies of the PDF edition of Mars as prizes for some of the participants.

If you'd like to see more pictures of Howard's miniatures, they can be found at his Savage Mars Blog.  Be sure to sign up for Arena II soon, so you can lock in your seat for the awesome game.  We'll have a few more event announcements later this week.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Arena I Video Live

Check out the new video of Arena I on our YouTube Channel and don't forget to register for Arena II.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vul-Con Updates and LepreCon This Weekend

We've been a bit quiet of late, but are starting up the flow of information in ernest again.  In the last post we promised some info on the friends we ran into at Laughing Moon Con.  One of those friends was Jason Youngdale.  We're excited to have Jason involved with Vul-Con, but his most pressing involvement this week is LepreCon 37.  Jason is the Gaming Director, so if you're looking for a place to game this weekend, check out LepreCon at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.  LepreCon kicked off tonight for pre-registered attendees, but if you haven't registered yet, you can still swing by and get three days of gaming under your belt May 6th - 8th.  One of the highlights of the weekend is the Design a Lite RPG Contest that looks like a blast.  More info can be found here: http://leprecon.org/lep37/?page_id=23.

Back on April 2nd we announced our Arena II date -- July 16th, 2011 at Imperial Outpost Games.  The registration page is now live and can be found on the Arena Page at http://www.vul-con.com.  Our new fliers are starting to show up around town, so keep an eye out for them (you can check out the sample below).  We'll have our first round of game announcements soon, so keep your eyes on this blog, because there will be some very cool games at Arena II.

The Ubi Es Vulcan? Contest is also coming soon, and we'll have more info for you in a short while.