Vox Republica 094: The CR At Gen Con 2015 – Part 1

Episode 094

Length: 54:13

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DESCRIPTION: The Cardboard Republic goes to Gen Con! In part one of a two part series, Erin, Ryan, Dave, and Sean talk about general Gen Con experiences, tabletop games of note, and what we got to demo.

GUEST: David Gordon and Sean McNamara



  • A quick topic in a Gen Con recap? Don’t be silly. Move along.


  • The CR goes to Gen Con 2015! Here is a breakdown of the topics being discussed in Part One:
    • 00:30 Games We’ve Been Playing
    • 06:59 Gen Con 2015’s growing attendance, the pros and cons of increased scope, and the first impressions from a Gen Con newcomer
    • 15:44 Tabletop games of note at Gen Con, including L5R Siege War, First Contact, Shayo, Polaris 3rd Edition, Clockwork: Dominion, Fading Suns, and Baker Street
    • 28:20 The Gen Con auction house (and how Kickstarter will eventually play into it)
    • 31:42 Games We Demoed (and the trials of doing so)


  • We are giving away a copy of NSKN’s 4X game Exodus: Proxima Centauri and the Edge of Extinction expansion! From now through August 14th, check out the latest Cardboard Republic YouTube video to find out how to enter and win.


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.