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HarCon 2012

Harford Community College (Harford County, MD) ran their annual gaming day today.  Attendance was a bit light and spread across cards, computer games, and role-playing.  The HAWKs decided to support the even by running five miniatures games.  Tank and Eric Schlegel ran naval games: Uncharted Seas, Fire as She Bears, and WWII Naval (not sure of the rules).

Chris Palmer's Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII Russian 1941 Game

Chris Palmer's Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII Russian 1941 Game

I helped Chris run a Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII game.  One of the HAWKs, Greg Priebe, teaches distance learning history courses at HCC.  He offered extra credit to his students who played in one of the historical games and wrote a short paper about it.  Two of them joined the game.  One of them seemed to have a really good time and may show up at a future HAWKs night.  Two other long-time gamers played in the WWII game as well.

British home guard close assaulting a Martian tripod

British home guard close assaulting a Martian tripod

I ran a reprise of my “Tripod Down” game from Cold Wars.  At Cold Wars it was a convincing Earthling victory.  Today, it was a convincing Martian victory.

Tripods closing in on the crash site

Tripods closing in on the crash site

The scenario focuses on a Martian rescue mission to retrieve the crew of a destroyed Martian tripod.

I had planned to stay a little longer, but I wasn’t feeling well.  I had double hernia surgery last Monday and still wasn’t feeling 100%.  I couldn’t wait to get home and stretch out on the couch for the rest of the evening.

In the end we may have acquired four new HAWKs as a result of supporting the event.  Even if that is not true, I think those of us who supported the even had a good time.


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