There's lots of different things at DragonCon (over 1500 hours of specific programming according to their latest schedule), including collectible miniature gaming. Wiz Kids' Mech Warrior is a popular addition. Here's a shot of a tiny portion of their simulated battle terrain where they were showing off the game. There's an entire programming track at the convention devoted to collectible miniatures. Did you think that was an obscure niche? Then you probably didn't know there's a programming track devoted to LARPs (Live Action Role Plays). Think Ultima Online played out in real life (though certainly not limited to fantasy genres).
Weasel: This is the little plastic robot game that everyone got hooked on.
LOAF: I bought a starter of the robot game for my sister (Charlotte), and we played a few times at home (including outside once, which was cool). Unfortunately she *constantly* wanted to play, so I stopped buying the things.
ChrisReid: I've still got boxes of robots I've never opened.
Joe: There's something horribly wrong with any teenage-boys' game that includes a tape measure.
Death: Chris: What LOAF didn't mention was that between buying the robots and getting back to Merry-land he was able to 0wnz0r everyone else, with their pitiful, non-uber collections.
Hades: Notice the professional terrain set-up these guys had.
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