The first game I signed up for was Space Hulk. This is a 'Specialist Game' from Games Workshop, though it's no longer published. You could pick up a copy off ebay or some reseller on Amazon, but it's gonna cost you a couple of hundred bucks to do so. Or you could just head to a game convention and play with someone else's, like I did. Space Hulk is a sort of dungeon crawl where one side typically plays some Space Marine terminators and the other side plays Tyranids (there's some variations of course). The Space Marines have to survive to get off the floating hulk in space...the 'Nids have to kill the marines.
Normally the game comes with flat cardboard sections to mimic the starship corridors, but the guy that was running the game on Friday (David) had sculpted, cast, and painted his own corridor scenery complet with bulkheads, doors, airlocks and other cool stuff.
|the Space Marine Upper Level in the foreground, the Chaos Upper Level in the background.|
|The Space Marine Upper Level.|
|The heroic two Space Marines trying desperately to get to the lower level|
|The lower level - replete with Aliens, Colonial Marines, and the Alien Queen (yes, as in Aliens).|
Overall it was a great time, with lots of racous shouting at die rolls (always a good sign). Thanks to David and the rest of the group for a really fun time...
One last note...best thing seen today at GhengisCon:
Girl Scouts selling cookies...at a game convention...full of geeks, most of which have really bad dietary habits. Genius!