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Den of Wolves After-Action Report (Captain of the Lucas; Gen Con 2019)

Written by Noah Allington of Michigan Megagames Den of Wolves is an interstellar chase megagame about difficult political, military and survival choices in a long-term crisis scenario. Players take on the roles of starship captains, officers, engineers, as well as politicians and military personnel as humanity tries to survive while fleeing from its pursuers. My tenure as the captain …

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Watch the Skies! After-Action Report (Operative Control; Gen Con 2019)

Watch the Skies! is a contemporary geopolitical megagame that takes place during a historic world moment – first alien contact. Players take on leadership roles within nations, corporations, the media, or the aliens. Anything goes as players navigate their way through politics, economics, and warfare in pursuit of their team’s objectives. In Watch the Skies! …

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Gen Con 2019 – Pics, Podcasts, Blog Posts, and After-Action Reports (AARs)

Below are some links to various blog posts, picture repositories, and after-action reports by Players, Volunteers, and Lead Organizers. If you have pictures you’d like to share or would like to write your own after-action report, let us know and we’ll link to it below!   Pictures! (click the megagame below) Den of Wolves (Thursday) …

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Sickle: A Fan-Made Scythe Megagame After-Action Report 2 (Gunter Von Duisburg of the Saxony Empire)

Sickle is a fan-made megagame set in the 1920’s alternate history universe created by Jakub Różalski and popularized by the Scythe board game (published by Stonemaier Games).  Players fight, negotiate, and harness powerful new technologies as prominent political factions, scientists, and industrialists involved in the power struggles of Eastern Europa. In Sickle, I played the …

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Entente: A Political Waltz in 19/14 Time (University of Minnesota – Spring 2019)

We had the pleasure of working with a driven group of undergraduates at the University of Minnesota Yelling for History Club to put on a pre-World War I era megagame.  The cooperation sprung out of our popular previous event, where several members of the club personally witnessed the dissolution of the Rusviet Union and the …

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