Tavern Best Con of 2018 Award Poll

Please vote, by whatever criteria you feel most comfortable with, for your 'best con of 2018'.

  • North Star

    Votes: 9 47.4%
  • The Owlbear and the Wizard’s Staff

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • Dragonmeet

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • Revelation

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • 7 Hills

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Long Con

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Furnace

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • UK Games Expo

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Travcon

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Continuum

    Votes: 8 42.1%
  • Spaghetti ConJuntion 2A

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • ConTingency

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • TableTop Scotland

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Grogmeet

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Tierre de Nadie

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    19
  • Poll closed .

Guvnor

Administrator
Staff member
#1
Please vote, by whatever criteria you feel most comfortable with, for your 'best con of 2018'.
You don't need to have gone, you may have read a review or been told by a mate, and there are no rules and no real prizes.

You have 3 votes, use them well.
It is a simple first past the post vote, the highest score wins.

This is a just a bit of fun..
But feel free to explain, justify, and big-up your choice, in civility and with charm!
 
#2
Loved Continuum last year. Got my Pendragon mojo back and finally saw off Hereward the Wake. Found games or ran games in every slot. Both the son and I had a blast!
 

Guvnor

Administrator
Staff member
#3
Loved Continuum last year. Got my Pendragon mojo back and finally saw off Hereward the Wake. Found games or ran games in every slot. Both the son and I had a blast!
Note that you do have 3 votes. You may have chosen to only cast 1 vote and that's fine, but wanted you to be sure. You can change your vote.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#4
North Star - concentrated Nova of SF goodness. My annual Infinity excuse. I couldn't make TravCon. It was ace.
Revelation - allows me to get out PbtA and to play too. Simple mechanics, integrated flavour in the Moves, some nice mechanical variety too with Ironsworn, BitD and VoD. Small (even by Garrison Con standards) and full of really top games.
Furnace - I feel like I'm going to my regular gaming group, except it is 70+ people. Top games, tradition, part of my life.

Continuum was a miss for me due to getting married. As such it may well fall on my anniversary, so will continue to be a miss. great Convention though.
UK Games Expo is big scale and great, affording chance for other things other than pure gaming. I didn't vote for it only because of my love for the three.
Longcon - my favourite format for an intense weekend. I have missed a couple, but I want to get back in there.
 
#5
Note that you do have 3 votes. You may have chosen to only cast 1 vote and that's fine, but wanted you to be sure. You can change your vote.
Sadly work, family and geography militate against me getting to many others. Didn't even make Dragonmeet this year :( As such, I can only cast a single vote for 2018
 
#6
North Star - I had a great time running some games, one Firefly game I GM’d as Badger, dressed as Badger. I believe it was well received by the players. Marvellous!

Spaghetti ConJunction - I love this little con as it is a quick hop across to Birmingham and the venue is great. I have been debuting my new Tales from the Loop scenarios here and they seem to go down well with the attendees.

Dragonmeet - I managed to get to this con despite my broken leg due to Bruce Cunnington offering me help getting there and back again including an overnight stay in his B&B. What a star!
Ran two games with great players and caught up with lots of people.
 
#7
North Star for the win, because most of the games I collect are Science Fiction or Space Fantasy (Mindjammer, Traveller, Coriolis, Star Wars, Star Trek, Starfinder and of course Warhammer 40K).

Furnace, is next, because it was my first ever Convention, and I enjoyed Darran Sims' Star Wars Edge of the Empire, and then I won the Star Wars Age of Rebellion there.

LongCon, probably because John Dodd is awesome, and the longer games minimizes the TPK temptation of one shots.

UK Games Expo and Dragonmeet are nice to attend, but hectic with the requisite hustle and bustle of thousands and hundreds of attendees respectively, than the more relaxed Garrison Conventions.
 
#8
North Star was good stuff, and felt fresh with five fun games, generally in a format and place I'm familiar with, but it felt new again. And there's something very relaxed about the smaller Garrison cons where everything is upstairs in the main room.

One year I'll make more than two slots of Continuum. What I saw I enjoyed, but it was only a slice of it.

I missed most of Furnace this year through being ill. Normally it would be a definite for one of my favourite conventions though. This year I struggled through two slots and had to stop.

Seven Hills 2018 was my last year as organiser. I enjoyed doing it for five years and stopped before I would stop enjoying it. I'm really looking forward to 2019 purely as a punter. I'm not voting for one I organised, but I hope someone will.

Dragonmeet is big, and three parts trade fair to one part convention. I enjoyed it and will go again in 2019. But it's more for me about mooching around and seminars (if I don't have a stall) than it is actually playing.
 
#10
Actually that game I ran was at North Star as I couldn’t make Furnace due to my broken leg.
Talking of my first ever Furnace, years ago, (2014) with the soundtrack, projector, your wooden dice bowl, funky Star Wars dice, full color photos for character sheets, with A5 clear plastic standees, and I believe Steve Hatherly played that game too, before I knew who he was. :-D
 

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Newt

RunePriest
#12
Northstar was just delightful, and a breath of fresh air.

Continuum it was great to be back after missing it for six years. Had a great time bringing Monkey to the masses.

Grogmeet a tightly run one day meet up, despite the venue being a bit of a building site, with no drama over a wide range of old school games because everything had been sorted out before hand. Oh and it was local so local I caught the bus/tram. Top day out :)
 
#13
Please vote, by whatever criteria you feel most comfortable with, for your 'best con of 2018'.
Number 1 for me was ConTingency, 4 days of role-playing in the New Forest is hard to beat. Ran some good games, played some good games, had good fun.

Number 2 was Continuum, got to play Monkey and had Newt graffiti my copy. Had a great game of NoirWorld, which really was like Fiasco but PbtA.

Vote 3 goes to Tabletop Scotland, a great new con within commuting distance, which should be even bigger and better this year.
 
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