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Haven Editorial – Regncon 2017

Bergen is a great town at 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 is a very wet country. The convention takes place during autumn and host a slew of wholesome geek activities. Its 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.
Table top RPG’s, my personal favorite. Essentially a game master cook 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 did also held a chill and impartial cosplay competition. Due to 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 very nice workshop for learning how to paint table top figurines, held by an organist which specialize 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 then together with an hot clothing iron.

Someone even brought a button making machine. It’s a fascinating contraption to behold.

At least two video game completions where held as well. One revolved around Tekken, that combo heavy fighting game with quirky characters, beating the snot out of each other.

Same holds true for the more fast and fluid brawler Smash Bros.

Personal thoughts from Daniel, I enjoyed the convention. I won a bag of Smash a Norwegian chocolate in a smash brothers tournament. Because why the fudge not, the old Yugi player I played against is a 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.

Njål Sand

 

Pokemon Fighting – Pokken Tournament!

There is a reason we love a lot of the stuff that comes from Japan. Tekken is a quite popular fighting game series that started on PlayStation. Contains a powerful and colorful cast, with some insane combos to remember.

Unless you’re one of those that has lived under a rock for a long time or some backwater place. Where you’ve been lucky enough to avoid internet interaction. Pokemon is a multimillion franchise owned by Nintendo. A huge series of games, anime and trading cards, where odd creatures fight each other, until one side wins. And these creatures are captured in tiny balls that children can use however they want.

And when you merge a fighting game and a mostly turn based rpg series, sprinkle it with some insanity and ingenuity, you’ll get this. Personally I’m not too found of fighting games, but this one could at least be fun to watch.

At least this is one step in the right direction to get a game that will truly capture the brutal and fast paced feel of a Pokemon battle. After all even the tiniest critter can level a city block under the right circumstance and young children are hardly capable of containing and controlling that power.

From the looks of it, the game-play is based on reaction, blocking and counter reaction. More so than usual since most of the creatures can spam range attacks. Even if I do enjoy the concept, I must admit that I suck at fighting games. I’m just looking forward to a more epic-scale and real time Pokemon game

In the meantime here is a Pokemon comic http://pokeventuras.smackjeeves.com/

-Njål Sand-