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Spore-Con 2010: Day 2

A day later, we have the recap for the final day of Sporecon 2010. Like yesterday, Sunday was another day jam packed with fun, with multiple tournaments being held, together with a great many boardgames demoed throughout the hall.

Today saw the mini-gamers return to Pasir Ris East CC for the Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller Tournament (in which a Geek of our very own was the Organizer) as well as a Warhammer Fantasy Tournament, together with an epic Warhammer 40k Apocalypse game and a Cities of Death game being held.

Throughout the day, we also saw demos for boardgames, Warmachine and Warhammer 40k.

I’ll have to say, some of the Apocalypse bits were very exciting, such as the sudden eruption of the Trygon and Lictor in the back of the imperum’s lines, and the grand showdown between the giant Nurgle daemon and the Grey Knights.

Looking at the fun of a la carte, we also decided to try our hand at what I would like to affectionately call ‘cooking mama, the board game’. The game is quite simple, but surprisingly complex to master; mainly because you need quite a bit of manual dexterity, which is seldom required in most boardgames. You complete dishes by trying to shake out ‘seasoning’ into your own saucepan. Too many and the dish is over seasoned and spoilt. There’s also the ‘bonus dish’ of a crepe suzette, which requires even more manual dexterity in order to flip the ‘crepe’, made out of cardboard.

It doesn’t help that you can sabotage the other players’ dishes (and vice versa). We had many a dish ruined because of an extra dose of fire or pepper. =p

As you can see, the Steamroller Tourney for Warmachine and Hordes was also a nailbiter, with many a player praying to the dicegods for help (and we’ll be going through the Warmachine/Hordes Tourney in greater detail later as well).

Of course, what is a convention with competitions without a prize giving ceremony? We had many deserving winners awarded prizes (much too many to mention here, but see everything in the gallery!), and of course after that a great thanks to Eric Lang, who flew down to Spore-con again this year. Here’s to hoping that he had fun, and that he’ll join us again in the next con.

Also, to all those who came this year, hope you had fun! And to those who didn’t, we should be there at Sporecon 2011 next year, hope that you will be able to come down and take part in all the fun as well!


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