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Miniature Wargaming at The Wizard’s Chest, Denver

 We recently did a little discretionary shopping and a lot of wide-eyed, undignified sightseeing at the amazing Wizard’s Chest emporium at 451 Broadway in Denver, Colorado. Billed as Denver’s “most magical toy store and costume shop,” The Wizard’s Chest offers 16,000 square feet of nerdy goodness packed into a …

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Tabletop Gaming Loot from GenghisCon 41

 When we attended GenghisCon 41 in Aurora, Colo., last month, we made sure to budget in a little mad money for the vendor hall. We certainly don’t need any more wargaming dice, miniatures or rulebooks, but it’s too much fun to shop for them at a Con, and most …

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Rise of the Exiled Kickstarter Campaign

If you watched our video coverage of the Tacticon 2017 tabletop gaming convention in Denver last fall, then you probably saw a few seconds of zippy Rise of the Exiled gameplay. Combining dexterity, strategy, luck and colorful fantasy elements, Rise of the Exiled is a fast-playing tabletop combat game where players …

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Miniature Wargaming at GenghisCon 41

Billed as “the king” of Colorado tabletop gaming conventions, GenghisCon 41 was held Feb. 15-18, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Aurora, Colo. This annual event featured a plethora of organized RPG events, including Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and Savage Worlds, along with a variety of independent role-playing games. Attendees …

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Early Unsanctioned Star Wars Miniatures

These two pewter Star Wars figures probably had the manufacturer’s name engraved on the bottom of their bases when I bought them roughly 40 years ago. However I remember my enthusiastic pre-teen self filing off those identifying marks, along with a fair amount of metal flash, in an effort to make …

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Tacticon and Rocky Mountain Con 2017

Colorado-based gaming convention Tacticon 29 was held Sept. 28 — Oct. 1, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Convention Center in Denver. This year’s Tacticon was held in conjunction with comic book, collectible and Sci-Fi convention Rocky Mountain Con 5, allowing registrants to attend both events in the same venue. …

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