Prep a Convention Game: Wargaming Recon #185
Today the lads talk about how the average joe can go about organising a convention game, what they do, how they do it and who gets the credit for it.

Where to Start

Like most things, the idea is paramount. How to choose it and why it chosen is what is going to make or break the game.

Whats Next?

You have an idea now, a plan so to speak. Do you really have a plan? Who is doing what and when?

Final Act

What happens in the days, hours, and minutes leading to game time? Hustle happens.

Division of Labor

Who does what? This is very important. Especially if you are working in a team or representing a club. Who is accountable for what? What are the contingency plans?


Now the bread and butter, the financial, time, and other costs necessary to put on the event are the adult part of this. How much you put in is how much you’ll get out of it.

Announcement: Wargaming Recon on Video!

Roku channel launching early July – The Nerd Broadcasting Network will be creating the channel.  Wargaming Recon will be contributing content for the channel. Popular show Mythwits is also spearheading the launch. The channel will include sci-fi, horror, gaming, and cosplay films, TV series, and shorts. The launch will spread to Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Google Play.

Wargaming Recon specific content will include:

  • Video of our audio podcast
  • Unboxing videos
  • Actual play video of us playing games
  • Tutorials on terrain making
  • Event coverage
  • Vlogging


From Facebook

Listener David said of Ep 182 Listener Convention Pet Peeves “Some of those are funny…. lol”

From Email

Email from Listener Kyle said of Ep 184: Huzzah 2017

“I have a theory as to why Huzzah felt more “subdued” this year.  The convention used to have a very robust presence from regional gaming groups.  There were at least three groups other than the Maine Historical Wargamers that attended.  There was even a trophy that went to the gaming group that had the best participation.
But this year the gaming groups seem to have all but evaporated.  I only saw one person wearing a Northern Conspiracy shirt and not a single shirt from a Boston area gaming group.  When the gaming groups had a much greater presence, the level of camaraderie was much higher – both within groups and between groups.  The energy definitely much more heightened in those years.”

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