Welcome, Brisbane Indie Gamers

After intense negotiations, both the Stockade and Go Play Brisbane organising committees have agreed to bring Go Play into the Stockade fold. In other words, all your Go Play Brisbane news will now be available through the Stockade, with a Go Play Brisbane tag. You’ll also be able to find a Go Play page on this site, similar to the Gen Con Oz 2010 page, to give all the details of the mini-con.

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Indie games on demand @ Gen Con Oz 2010

I was at the Brisbane Supanova last weekend and stopped by the Gen Con Oz stand for a chat. It seems that they’re having some technical problems with the servers so they’ve not called for events yet. However, that’s no real excuse for us to plan some indie games on demand. You can probably see the link at the top of this page to Gen Con Oz 2010. That’s the primary information point for several indie games events that I’ll register for this year’s convention.

The last two years have seen plenty of interest from players. Some of them book whole days just to play indie games. We’ve also had esteemed guests float around our gaming tables (can you say Robin D. Laws?). And there is some increased interest from Australian game retailers in coordinating the games they sell with the games that we’ll run at Gen Con.

And now is the time for you to get involved. Do you have a few independently-published RPGs that you know and love? Then step up and run them at Gen Con. Share your enthusiasm with people who’ve never played them before. And from what I hear, the game of the year will probably be the Dresden Files RPG. You can bet that people will line up to get into those games. Make it memorable for someone, and run it at Gen Con.

All you need to do is leave a message in the comments here, or send an email to me at andrew.mg.smith –at– gmail.com and I’ll get in touch with you for details.

Looking back on Go Play Brisbane

If you were well-planned enough to be at Go Play Brisbane last month you would have known by now that everyone had a good time. Most importantly for the Australian indie games scene, some homegrown games were played there. As expected, both Quincunx and Siege got a run, and both in the afternoon. You can find out a little more about it by clicking through to the websites for these games (see the links on the right of this page).

But that’s what the designers say about it. What about you? Were you there? Did you get to play one of these games? If you did, what did you think of them?