Bergen is a great town on the west coast of Norway, with lovely people and some cozy conventions, such as Regncon 2017. Which on its own is a very fitting pun for a convention taking place in a very wet country. The convention takes place during autumn and hosts a slew of wholesome geek activities. It’s the one place to go in order to try out odd board games. Since people bring a bulk of them, which can be lent then and there.
Tabletop RPGs are my personal favorite. Essentially a game master cooks up a scenario in a setting, then people sign up to partake in that story. I had one hell of a time playing Paranoia, a fantastic game about conspiracy, secret organizations, and clones gone wrong. Now I should also mention the various card games such as Yu-Gi-Oh! Pokemon, Cardfight Vanguard, and many others. Including a Norwegian favorite Magic The Gathering. Often followed by a tournament of said game. It’s a good place to find players. Daniel (Rose) found someone to play Yu-Gi-Oh with, a rarity in Norway.
I also held a chill and impartial cosplay competition. Due to a few costumed people actually showing up, I just gave them prices accordingly to my specifications. Which weren’t three handcrafted Necronomicon’s. There was also a very nice workshop for learning how to paint tabletop figurines, held by an organist who specializes in miniature gaming. Which was also a wholesome activity to participate in. Regncon also invested in beads. Those hollow plastic cylinders you put on top of a spiked board. Then fuse them together with a hot clothing iron. Someone even brought a button-making machine. It’s a fascinating contraption to behold.
At least two video game completions were held as well. One revolved around Tekken, that combo-heavy fighting game with quirky characters, beating the snot out of each other. The same holds true for the more fast and more fluid brawler Smash Bros.
Personal thoughts from Daniel, I enjoyed the convention. I won a bag of Smash Norwegian chocolate in a smash brothers tournament. Because why the fudge not, the old Yugi player I played against is an old friend, he ran glad beasts and my Blue-Eyes feasted upon him and his soul and it was absolutely a wonderful time in competitive and casual gaming then I spend the rest of the day taking these photos you see here and painting a miniature, I ultimately really enjoyed Regncon 2017 and hope everyone gets to visit Regncon in the future.
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