New Orleans Traveling

New Orleans, LA Board Gaming Conventions

Do you play board games and do you remember the first time you really played a “modern” board game? At least, I do.

I still have memories of someone bringing me a copy of this weird game which had miniature dragons, weapons, and soldiers. I stared into the box that was showing a bunch of soldiers holding all sorts of weapons and few furious dragons and thought, “What is this game all about”?

t that point, I had no idea that this game would change my life. As you might have guessed, the first game experience I had was playing the most successful modern board game of all time, Dungeons & Dragons.Today I am a professional full-stack web developer by day and board game enthusiast by night. Recently, I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit a board gaming convention in New Orleans, Louisiana with a close friend of mine who is a New Orleans Private Investigator (yes that’s right, anyone can play board games!), and here’s my personal experience.

My Experience Attending The Convention

The event was going to happen on the weekend, and I planned to go there with my colleague; unfortunately, she couldn’t make it, and I was all alone.

At first, I was a bit anxious because this was my very first time going to a board game convention, and I had no idea what to expect there.

When I entered into the main event hall, it was clear to me that there wasn’t much to explore as; at first, the size of the room was a bit small and second, there where hundreds of people roaming all around and a bunch of folks sitting on their seats.

There was just one stall covered with Dungeons & Dragons poster all around where you could buy boardgames, and in the south-eastern corner, there was another stall where you could buy yourself a few snacks and refreshments.

The convention started, and two guys started discussing the rules, types of games you could play and what to expect in the future events.

After they were done, they came down and sat in a group, and he started playing Dungeons & Dragons. It was my first time in a convention, and I had no idea how to approach a team and ask them if you could join them in a game. I didn’t want to sound rude or blunt, and so I asked politely if I could join them in their game. At first, they seemed taken aback but then said in a polite tone, “I don’t see a reason why you can’t.”

I played with them the whole afternoon, but after the break, I didn’t want to disturb them again and so stood leaning against the wall. After waiting for like half an hour, I plucked my courage and was to approach another team but instead someone else approached me, asking if I was interested in playing with them.

Overall it was a fun experience. Convention started at 10 AM in the morning, and I was in the hall till 9 PM, and this whole day I played many games with so many polite peoples.

Here’s what I learned:

  • Board gamers are friendly, fun-loving folks.
  • If you want to play with a team, just go and ask them.
  • You get to know so many people and some of them will eventually become your friend.

If you’re in the area you should check out my friend Al who runs  A&M Investigation LLC. Hes a great guy and always ready to play!

Birmingham Traveling

Sound Mind Investigations – The Private Investigators we called

Over the weekend we called a Private Investigator in Birmingham AL to get some details on the local area. Jeff was incredibly friendly towards us and gave us a rundown of the great city of Huntsville AL. While we were there he showed us how he goes over cases that he gets from his clients. Overall it was a really cool trip to take and Alabama has some amazing beauty. If you’re looking for an awesome private investigator in Huntsville AL, we highly suggest giving Jeff a call.

charter fishing Slidell Traveling

Gaming & Charter Fishing – What could go wrong?!

There’s no doubt that we have a strong love for gaming, but we also have other hobbies! This blog is primarily built around our gaming adventures, however, this time it’s about a last minute fishing tip we went on! We had a last minute idea to get some angling adventures with Captain Joe. We went out at 5 am and caught a ton of fish! We haven’t gone fishing before so we were unsure of what to do, but captain Joe was awesome! He runs his fishing charter business out of Slidell, LA – I highly suggest you check him out! Captain Joe’s Angling Adventures