This last Saturday the San Antonio Grindhouse crew showed up at our most excellent and supportive local game and comic shop, Dragon’s Lair to introduce our home town to Incursion. Though we deeply lament the passing of the legendary Central Command where a decade of glorious struggle amongst vast armies yielded legendary tales of heroism, glory, Jason Moore’s Spider Man costume…and drunken circles in the parking lot at 2am, we think Dragon’s Lair is a great place. Let it be known that our Alamo Gamers club days have moved to an actual bar here in San Antonio. We show up one Sunday a month at noon and quaff vast amounts of beer and gorge on bratwurst or shrimp boil while we pound each other into oblivion in huge group games. Last month we re-fought the battle of Hoth with about 20 players. The month before that we did an old school Warhammer Siege with about 2,000 miniatures on the massive table… but I digress.

Here we are below in all our faded glory. This is your one and only chance to see a picture of John Bailey. I’m not kidding, he doesn’t do photos so this is a rare treat. Note how a nimbus of ethereal light plays about his head. Be scared… I’m in that pic too with dark circles under my eyes from working too damned much and being old. New beard as well. Surprised that it is so gray! Wife thinks its sexy so maybe I’ll keep it :-) Left to right: Todd Rumbach, Mike Stone, John, Me, Justin Balusik, Isaac Garcia, and Alex Bailey at the bottom. Alex is my nephew, John’s son, and is a wicked as hell Incursion player.

The day was tons of fun. Over the course of several hours we had four games going constantly and about 25 new players partaking. I was really heartened by this. Every single player was incredibly enthusiastic after playing. Some stayed all afternoon and taught others to play. Dragon’s Lair sold a bunch of copies of Incursion and I am even now corresponding with some of the folks who were blown away by the experience and want to help make this deal grow. What follows are a couple of quick pics John took. We thought you folks might be interested. This was really early in the day. It got nuts by late afternoon with lots of yelling and gesticulating…