Kurt’s Quick Smogcon Photodump

Kev’s photodump  was a fun little giggle, but what if you want a different perspective of Smogcon – say, one from more than 6′ off the ground – then you need to go to one of the tallest men in Warmachine, even if he is wearing his sideburns in a silly fashion nowadays. Roving Lostie Kurt Hanson was on site at Smogcon, looming about the place and snapping some pics for us. Once we culled out the ones that were unusable because everyone in them looked like ants, this is what we ended up with…

The milling crowds, engaged in all sorts of gaming shenanigans. Except for that guy over there. I’m pretty sure he’s trading stock on Wall Street. Why he’d do that from Smogcon, I have no bloody idea.

When you’re the main editor type dude of Elite Cadre, you get to make sad puppy eyes at whomever you like.

ANDY FROM UK!!!!!! Nothing else needs be said.

Crowd scenes are always interest. I mean, we *know* this lot are milling about waiting for the Hordes teaser to air, but just think, what was stripey sweater guy actually looking at? The guy with the salmon hoodie, was he rocking it or now? What’s in those boxes on the table? We may never truly know…

I do so love seeing Hyperion on the table…

Aside from amusement at the size of that pink dice, I salute anyone who embraces a vibrant yellow in their paint scheme. It’s a sod to work with. Kudos.

Hey. I remember that guy…

These guys are apparently awaiting the closing ceremony. You can tell by how many are napping, after staying awake and gaming for 72 hours.

This is… I … Um…

It’s a thing with… um… huh…

There’s all sorts of Colossals and…

I really don’t know what this is, but I want to. SOMEBODY DO A WRITEUP FOR ME!!!!

British firearm laws do make Russian Roulette a heck of a lot safer, I’ll grant you…

At 6:30AM, it’s a little quiet in the Iron Arena hall. Clearly, Smogcon still has a couple of things to learn from Templecon… or was this just a case of everyone ducked out for a quick spot of tea? Cos I’d totally approve of that.

“… SNrkk… No, Mummy, I don’t want to play against Haley… SNRRkkkkrk zzzzzz”

Glass and harsh lighting made it difficult for Kurt to get clear shots of the painting competition entries, but it’s pretty clear that Trolls are a feature in the UK meta

Intercessor Kreoss is resplendent. Also, hunky.

More British Trolls! There’s a stereotype to be referenced here somewhere, I just know it.

Aaand more trolls!

It’s tough  being Rob West of Firestorm Games, having to remember how to play while Kev just looms there, all hatty and stuff.

Remember yesterday’s picture of Sleepy Kev? Apparently it got worse…

As neat as it is to get this fine gentleman on the blog with distinct evidence of his preponderance for tentacles, I think it’s a remarkable thing that Smogcon drummed up enough interest to hold a Monsterpocalypse Masters tourney. Bloody awesome stuff.

A wonderful game that unfortunately didn’t take off locally. I would have loved to have assembled a collection of fishy monsters too… Ah well. So cool to see it still getting some love!

 

Huge thanks to Kurt for sending the photos. I hope all the Smogcon attendees had a great time, congratulations to the coordinators, and here’s to next year!