First day of RopeCon 2012 down (the biggest Nordic roleplaying, larp, miniature wargaming etc. event held in Espoo Dipoli convention center in the Aalto technical university campus), with me running demo games of Carnevale. I did bring my own table for this very purpose, but it kind of pales in comparison to the beautiful Hirst Arts table the guys from Tampere tactical wargames club brought... for me to demo Carnevale. I understand that the guys there rushed this in 4 hectic days to complete in time for RopeCon. My jaw dropped when I saw what they had created... I knew that they "had been working on a small table for Carnevale", but I never had any idea... My own 36"x36" table pictured for comparison.
The tables themselves drew interest and from them, also Carnevale. I was actually positively surprised how much people were interested in demoing and I managed to run 3 demo games today. 2 with very positive reception, one with a meh -type feedback, criticizing the paperwork the game has and the overkill aspect of the gameplay, but you can't win them all... I actually didn't even have time for dinner in the 5 hours I was in today (I arrived sometime before 3 pm to put things together and then realized I had left my miniatures at home... a hour's trip later I was demoing my voice away for the rest of the time after I had put my stuff together).
Moreso... many were interested in the game today, but didn't have time for a demogame just today, but promised to return tomorrow.
Meanwhile.. here are some snapshots from today.