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Phenomenon Gaming Convention 2008

By 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11:58 pm 08 Jun 08

Ahh Jools and Jops. The memories…

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).

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