Phenomenon Gaming Convention 2008

jennybel75 6 June 2008 49

Phenomenon 2008 is a gaming convention held in Canberra at Daramalan College over the June 2008 long weekend.

Pheno provides role-playing, RPGA , Living Arcarnis and miniatures games (Warhammer 40K, Flames of War, etc) as well as special events such as the Tryptich, Mission Improv, the World Wide 4th Ed D&D games day on the Saturday and a banquet on the Sunday night. There are also a number of vendors who’ll be selling gaming supplies and books.

The Pheno website has details of our special events, role-playing and miniatures games. Chariman Morph invites you to come and have a look around, choose the games you want to play and join the Phenomenon collective for the fun! 🙂 Registration is from 6pm this evening and we’d love to see you there!

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49 Responses to Phenomenon Gaming Convention 2008
Lenient Lenient 8:22 pm 09 Jun 08

The C64 had a really good helicopter game where you were infiltrating a subterranean complex, kind of like choplifter but freakier.

C64 and arcade games can be easily emulated on the PC, plus you can get a joystick that plugs straight into your telly loaded with over 20 C64 games (and a mountain of easter eggs) ,it’s called C64 DTV.

Maybe retro console/computer/arcade gaming will be at the next Phenomenon, which is a celebration of the other glory that is tabletop gaming (miniature wargames, RPGs, card games)… other cons have expanded to include computer games (mainly FPSs, not my cup of tea)

tap tap 1:03 pm 09 Jun 08

Lol. man everytime you mention these names i remember them! choplifter was cool, so was that moon game where you drove along jumping what looked like palm trees in craters. hells yeah.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 12:21 pm 09 Jun 08

Karateka? One of my faves. My friends had Apples, but I had a C64 – they all wanted to play Barbarian, Wizball, IK+ etc – all I wanted to do was play Karateka, Wolfenstein, Lode Runner, Choplifter and Aztec.

tap tap 11:50 am 09 Jun 08

I think the first game i played was called karatica or something like that. I think it was the pre cursor to Prince of Persia (which was awesome!!). What an awesome game it was.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 11:35 am 09 Jun 08

Galaxian (well, Galaga) was the first arcade game I ever played – 83, I think. Friend at school said he was having a birthday party. When we arrived, his dad piled us all into his van, took us to the fish and chip shop, ordered $20 worth of fish and chips, then gave us another $20 worth of 20c coins to play Galaga. Best. Party. Ever.

ant ant 9:13 am 09 Jun 08

Galaxians (and asteroids) was about all our Compucolour could manage. Bet no one remembers those! (pre-dated the Apple II).

tap tap 2:27 am 09 Jun 08

Elite, Elite 2, Cannon Fodder, Chaos Engine, Micro Machines, It Came From The Desert, Syndicate – They were all so rad. Ah man im going have to get my amiga back up and running!

Mælinar Mælinar 11:58 pm 08 Jun 08

Ahh Jools and Jops. The memories…

ant ant 10:22 pm 08 Jun 08

Snarky said :

Ant @#38 Oooh! He’s not GAY! He’s CATHOLIC!

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course…. (but the Blood Giant would still kick his @rse).

el el 9:24 pm 08 Jun 08

He’s not gay, but his boyfriend is.

Snarky Snarky 9:13 pm 08 Jun 08

Ant @#38 Oooh! He’s not GAY! He’s CATHOLIC!

ant ant 8:24 pm 08 Jun 08

@ Snarky and his gay St Isidore… The Blood Giant is WAAAY tougher than that character, and he’s too tough for paint, too. And if he had a mouse (and a computer) it’d be a bluetooth one, so there.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 8:19 pm 08 Jun 08

WMC: Did you ever play silkworm on amiga? Pinnacle of gaming, i swear it.

Yeah, loved it in the arcade too. There was a bowling alley near our place that had Silkworm, Shinobi, Double Dragon and Black Tiger next to each other – needless to say we didn’t do much bowling. Easy enough to fire up on MAME, but not the same as using a rickety old joystick on your Commodore monitor, waiting for the floppy to finish grinding…

Just had a look to see if I could find the original Silkworm box for a quick pic but could only find a backup – must be in one of the other 70 litre plastic tubs full of Amiga stuff. Found boxes for just about everything else though – Elite, Elite 2, Cannon Fodder, Chaos Engine, Micro Machines, It Came From The Desert, Syndicate…might have to go fire up Moonstone :>

Snarky Snarky 5:39 pm 08 Jun 08

Ant @#25 He’s looking for a fight too…

Hah! Pathetic – now here’e a REAL Statue of Power, St. Isidore, Patron Saint of teh Internets, as beatified by Himself and the BVM, via the Pope. Also handpainted.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:59 pm 08 Jun 08

And I’m a nerd and proud.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 4:48 pm 08 Jun 08

Note VG, I’m 6″4, 90kg’s, not Tap.

ant ant 4:21 pm 08 Jun 08

Heh. vg desperately clearing egg out of his eyes, poking people on stools wanting a fight.

I’ve never read Lord of the Rings, was not (and still aren’t) quite sure what Warhammer is, played Galaxions on our first computer (but preferred the bazooka game) and bought The Blood Giant becuase I was dragged into this shop, and he’s a taking little fellow. Unlike vg, who as tap said, is a parody of himself.

tap tap 4:05 pm 08 Jun 08

Strange.I thought we were having a nerd off. You know all those comments about who was a bigger nerd? And which nerd hobby was best? Just before your sherlock holmes style deduction skills lead you to the genious conclusion that we are nerds? Back there. Oh did you mean we should go and fight? Sorry man, nerds we are, but so lame that we would resort to threats of violence of the internet? That we are not.

You know what else is a stereotypically nerdish behaviour? Spending time on internet forums. Take a look at yourself.

vg vg 3:56 pm 08 Jun 08

Keep trying.

But then again you are around 6’4″ and 90kgs and can ‘handle yourself’. Is that in the real or virtual world though?

In fact from what I read here you do a lot of ‘handling yourself’. Perhaps yourself, DMD and ant could have a ‘nerd off’?

tap tap 3:52 pm 08 Jun 08

I swear sometimes you are a parody of yourself vg.

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