Gen Con


Episode 70: Attack of the News

Episode 70

Ha!!! In this episode, the hosts try to catch up on some of their favorite news lately.

Topics on the show include:

  • Age of Sigmar General’s Handbook
  • Gen Con
  • True Dungeon
  • Hirst Arts
  • Warlord Games
  • Konflict ’47
  • Bolt Action 2nd Edition
  • Malifaux

If you are interested in Bolt Action, the rules, the game, or just more information make sure you check out the website where all of the info is available at Warlord Games

With that, let’s roll those dice! Wisco’s for the win!!!!

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Gen Con 2016 in Photos

Gen Con 2016 was great and I had a blast. This year was the busiest year that I have ever had with three True Dungeon runs, seminars, hobby events, and other craziness. My biggest three highlights for the show were:

  1. Going in with the rush at the opening of the vendor hall and buying the new Malifaux Crew Box, The Queen Returns for Neverborn.
  2. Doing the Hirst Arts resin casting class. Short and fast, but I learned so much about resin casting. Both safety tips and product tips.
  3. Being a part of the Infinity Seminar for what’s new that was done on Saturday and then walking away with a model for free. I had no idea how cool the seminar would be and actually walked out of their pumped about my PanOceania troops (which then got me to buy more models…..hmmmm…I see what they did there!!! Hahaha)

So we’ll be talking about this on the show I am sure, but in the mean time here are a ton of really quality pictures to tie you over!!!


Episode 65: Beyond the Gen Con

Episode 65

Brian’s back and in the saddle for another episode of the show. Wow, 65 of these things. Who would have thought. Thank you, the listeners for keeping up your support. Yep, you know who you are!

In this episode, we have a lot to talk about. After all, it’s been a while since we have heard from Brian, there is this whole Warhammer: Age of Sigmar thing, and somewhere in there Conesy went to Gen Con. Oh yeah, did we mention, lots of games, talks with Games-Workshop while at Gen Con, and general fun and hobby all in one show!

Yeah, we are excited and hope you are too. Go ahead and give it a listen, Welcome toooooooo Episode 65!!!!!

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Crippled Systems Guest Appearance

He folks, go check out Crippled Systems podcast episode 124 where yours truly guest spots on the show to talk about Gen Con, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, and an assortment of random topics. Crippled Systems is a War Machine/Hordes podcast that goes off the beaten path and talks board games, TV, Movies and an assortment of other fun stuff.

Be aware, Crippled Systems is a podcast for mature audiences, mostly for language.

Crippled Systems: Episode 124


Games-Workshop at Gen Con 2015

2015-07-30 17.39.52So, a lot of questions have been going around about Games-Workshop, Warhammer:Age of Sigmar, and Gen Con. We all know that GW camped out a guy at Forgeworld open day and that they answered a lot of questions about the game. As I understand, they had some issues getting the guys they wanted over to the US for this year’s Gen Con, but they still have a both at the event and staff there. I had the opportunity Thursday afternoon near the closing of the hall to engage and talk to them about Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and the future of the game.
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Gen Con 2015

Hey folks, I am at Gen Con 2015 and doing all of the good stuff that the best four days in gaming can provide. Along the way, when I remember or get the chance, the phone is getting pulled out and and I am snapping pictures of all of the coolest stuff at the convention.

Expect to hear more in an upcoming episode of the show about this great event and all of the cool stuff that is here!

Pictures are hosted thanks to Google Photo: Gen Con 2015 Pictures


Gen Con 2015 Wargamer’s Guide

So, just as many of us here in the United States are doing that are gamers, we are gearing up and excited for another year of Gen Con. That’s right, I am going to this grand daddy of super sized mega-cons again this year to check out the vendors, pick up some new games and to hang out with friends from around the country. It will be another great year.

So, one of the things that WiscoDice is doing this year is going to be a walk up challenge. If you bump into Conesy, yeah me, during the convention and let me know how this blog post helped you, I will give you a pair of the “winter edition” WiscoDice while supplies last.

So, ok, enough about what we’re doing. What’s at Gen Con this year that’s super cool or you should check out. Let’s start with the vendor hall. A few years ago, when I first started going back to Gen Con I noticed the increased number of different vendors for miniature games in the hall. Here are some ones that I think you shouldn’t miss.
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Episode 54: Popular Ramblings

Episode 54

In this episode, our hosts get back together to talk about what drives armies to be popular. Joined by Eric, the StoneMonk, who is a new recruit to the Madison Warhammer Fantasy scene, the hosts ramble about what attracts both new players and veterans to an army. Also highlighted on are some of the business considerations that may come into play and/or drive what GW works to release.

Also covered is a recap of Conesy’s Gen Con experience. Everything from sculpting to Malifaux and True Dungeon. It was a blast and not enough time to really cover it all!

Make sure you submit your questions for future editions of the Cheesecurd segment! Just send them in to thecheesecurd@wiscodice.com. We would love to hear your questions.

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Gen Con 2014 Photos and Initial Report

Hey all, this is the Conesy reporting in from Gen Con 2014 in Indianapolis. I will tell ya, it’s been a very busy and crazy year and I wish I would have had more time to take pictures and share with you folks so far. I have been booked in more events than I have ever been in the past, and that means running from event to event to make it on time for everything that we want to do.

Our group rolled in about 1:30 pm on Friday, the 15th of August. After getting through checking in at the hotel and picking up our passes at will call it was a very quick run through the vendor hall. After that, I took a sculpting class that was just amazing and I learned so much that it’s really going to help impact my modeling. From their, our group headed out for the Brugge. Tasty food and beverages were consumed in our yearly trip to this wonderful restaurant.

Saturday, we did True Dungeon. It was the Zephyr combat experience. Sorry, no pics of it. That isn’t allowed, but needless to say, we survived and managed not to be taken down. It was my first experience with this and while I had a blast, if you are a first timer then I strongly recommend that your not stuck with a healing class like a cleric. We are lined up for another session tonight and I aim to make up for the first experience with a different class.

Once True Dungeon was done, I raced over to the Malifaux HQ for a scheduled demo of the game. Wow, I have to say the game was a blast. I spent a little over an hour, running through the demo and learning the game. While the guy running the demo I am very sure let me smash his faction, I was really excited to play the game and started to see how the combos set up and work. I came away from this with the need to play this game. I all ready have some old metal Malifaux Neverborne at home, but I picked up a pile more figures. Now, just got to find time and get some of those Madison guys playing this game.

Here are the pictures from this weekend’s fun. If you have a chance let me know your here and share your experience with the us if you have the chance.