As many readers and followers will be aware yesterday Tris Taylor & I (The Hairy Gamers) went on a little roadtrip to Essex to visit the Wayland Games Centre in Hockley, Essex for a PRODOS Games Open Day.
It was a very early start…….6am as we set-off to do battle with the M1 and M25 on a Saturday morning.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Rob Alderman and Matthew Edgeworth promoing both the AvP:The Hunt Begins and Mutant Chronicles:Warzone Resurrection. We had a look through the game contents although it was only a promo/prototype copy the quality was undeniably good. The resin models had such sharp details even down to the bootlaces on the Colonial Marines and the images used for the board tiles were excellently rendered. After many photos were taken a game was started. Tris took control of the Xenomorphs (Aliens) against the Colonial Marines and Predators.
Following the game itself we wandered around the retail venue and gaming tables at Wayland Games. I can heartily recommend anyone visit Wayland as the facilities are great and the range of products every bit as good as any FLGS you may be using.
Our VIP tickets got us a lunch and access to the Q&A session in the afternoon so we had a spot of lunch which was ok. Then we headed upstairs to participate in the Q&A with Rob Alderman. We took recordings of the videos linked below:-
After the Q&A we all ventured back downstairs for a second game of AvP. This time I had command of the three Predator Warriors against the Xeno menace and Colonial Marines whilst Tris took pictures.
Once we’d finished we had a chat about all sorts with Matthew Edgeworth. Some Star Wars:X-Wing chat, some Star Trek Attack Wing, other similar games in style to AvP which we can use scenery and ideas from for homebrew scenarios.
All in all it was a fantastic day, great guys at PRODOS, great guys and facilities at Wayland and it looks like a great supporterbase/community for AvP. Im massively keen for the game now and cannot wait for my Kickstarter to drop.