Last Weekend’s Adventures of Epic Nerdom!
As much as I complain about Albany, Oregon and the lack of nerds here in my “Nerd in the Country” posts, I do have a small core of nerds that I refer to, lovingly, as my nerdhurd. A couple of weeks ago, most of my nerdhurd and I attended a Gamecon (that’s a gaming convention for all you rednecks) together in Corvallis, Oregon. While I was playing in a Magic: the Gathering tourney, my cohorts were gaming with the rest of the con and trying out new games.
In this process, they met the amazing and nerdy couple, Levi and Sara, who happen to be indie game developers! They’ve developed a few games in the past and are currently ready to takeover Kickstarter with their newest game, “Ruse.” My cronies played a demo version of the game with the couple and said it was absolutely brilliant and that I HAD to play it! Well, things got busy at Gamecon as I happened to be demoing a few games for others and I never got the chance to play Ruse before they had to pack up. I did play some Zombie Dice, We Didn’t Playtest This Game and Munchkin with them for a while and thought they were amazingly cool people.
Since then, Levi and Sara invited us over to their place for some gaming and nerdity, where I finally got to play Ruse. It really lived up to everything that I was hearing about the game! I’m really stoked to see it hit Kickstarter so I can pledge and try to make it a success! I won’t get into detail about the game here, as it is still considered to be “In Development”, and don’t want to give the game away before an official launch. You can read a little bit about it on the official Ruse page on BoardGameGeek or hit their website if you’re interested in finding out more! I am hoping to get my hands on an early copy of the game so I can get a review up for it here and, if you would be interested, maybe get a short interview with Levi and Sara that I can throw up on my YouTube channel and here on the blog!
I know they are planning to release a cool gameplay video along with their Kickstarter campaign in the near future, and I will post the link to that as soon as it goes up! I’d like to leave you with a couple of questions:
1) Would you be interested in an interview about Ruse with Levi and Sara?
2) What connections have you made at conventions?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter or Google+!
Posted on October 15, 2012, in Card, Gaming, Geek, Nerd, Personal, Ruse and tagged albany, alloy matt, bonsai games, game group, gaming, matt jacobs, nerdnite, oregon, ruse. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.