In between those classes was another visit to the vendor hall:
|Yes, that is the corner of my bed.|
Another run in with Derek resulted in getting to meet and chat with the creators of Guild Ball. Then it was off to my first game of the day at 4pm, lol. It was a Car Wars game run by Lathan from Burn in Designs. While I had experienced Battletech in my early wargaming history when I was a teenager, I never did play Car Wars (those two games and that particular timing seem to typically go hand in hand). So with a vehicular combat itch to satisfy, this was an excellent chance to give it a whirl.
Ten players showed up for the game that Lathan was afraid that no one would show up for! We mutually agreed to pull into one giant game of two teams (5 on 5), last team standing. Ultimately my team was demolished and I don't think we even managed to kill of a single car of the other team. I was the last of my team to go down but more to bad tactical decisions rather than good ones. Lathan also handed out very nice player favors but I think I forgot mine at the table and thus have no photo. Many beautiful modified cars were available to choose from:
|The selection and some nice terrain he designed for the event|
|My car for the scenario|
A quick bite to eat and then it was time to head to my second game, Autoduel: First to Valhalla run by Sam. Another selection of beautiful cars, this time painted by Dave Taylor over at Dave Taylor Miniatures:
|Be sure to check Dave's blog for great pics of all the trucks!|
From the event description: "Each player will represent a Praetor driving a kitted out and armored monster truck. Players will race around collecting flags, while attempting send their rivals 'First to Valhalla'." A very unique custom/home brew game that played very well and was a lot of fun, featuring a flexible "programming" movement/action system that you have to manage as a resource and a unique vehicle damage system that results in fewer movement/action choices and often hilarity!
|My truck in the middle|
|Why bother with target priority if you can get them all at once!|
That wraps my second day at Adepticon and a very late night (at least for me). At least Saturday is my usual planned relaxed (or more so) day at conventions.
As a note, these last two events took place around the same time as bitz trading and was in the hall right beside that area. I don't know if it was the new policy, location or what but bitz trading seemed significantly down this year. Idk.