The Fatdog 2017 Report

Fred Manzo December 7, 2017 0
The Fatdog 2017 Report

By Fred Manzo

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Fatdog 2017 was held as you would expect the Friday After Thanksgiving (as a Day of Gaming) on November 24th, here on Long Island, at the Radisson Hotel. As usual, it was a great success, drawing over 140 attendees, including vendors, designers, and regular gamers

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Here is a shot of one section of the main ballroom. That’s one of the larger “Axis and Allies” versions being played in the foreground.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Here is another shot of the main ballroom. Wargames, American and Euro-style games, plus miniatures were played, along with a flea-market, a raffle, and awards (and two hot meals!)

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Along with wargames, there were miniatures, SF, Superhero and fantasy games galore.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

This was one of the last miniature games played that day. I missed taking a photo of an earlier cityscape game.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Along one wall was a raffle table and along another was a flea market.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

There were four or more designers present, including Mark Herman, Hermann Luttmann, and Scott Muldoon (of GMT’s upcoming “Cataclysm: A Second World War “). That’s ATO’s vendor corner in the above photo.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

The gentleman in the center is Mark Herman, I believe he is playing his “Pericles: The Peloponnesian Wars” from GMT.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

This is Hermann Luttmann receiving a “Doggie” award from Dr. Harvey Mossman, the organizer of Fatdog. Hermann’s “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” in coming out from GMT shortly. Let’s Go Mets!

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Here is Mark Hermann receiving his “Doggie” award for 2016. He should have gotten it at last year’s convention but it broke being carried into the ballroom.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

This is Scott Muldoon of “Cataclysm: A Second World War” fame in the lower left-hand corner. “Cataclysm” will be published by GMT in 2018.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

A game of “Twilight Imperium” 4th edition was also given a tryout.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Here is another shot of “Twilight Imperium” 4th edition being set up.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

A superhero game being played.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

A late night game of “Defenders of the Last Stand” just starting.

The Fatdog 2017 Report

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Another view of “Defenders of the Last Stand.” We still haven’t won this game. Once we got as far as defeating one boss, but usually we are overwhelmed before even that takes place.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

That’s part of the flea-market in the background and “Defenders of the Last Stand” being played in the foreground.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

A view of part of the flea market.

 

The Fatdog 2017 Report

Another view of the flea market.

The Fatdog 2017 ReportThe convention ran from 9 AM in the morning until around 11 at night. The $20 pre-order price included 2 full meals from the hotel, which helped everyone have a great time. Here is hoping next year turns out as well as this year.

 

 

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