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Thursday, August 31, 2006
Sahara Safari Extravaganza
Dear Readers, here is another thing from Historicon that you should see. One of the main events of the con was a huge set-up called Sahara Safaris. It was run by a gent that everyone referred to a "Uncle Duke" Seifried. He was quite a character. This tabletop game was huge, about 10 feet by 30 feet and covered with real sand! There were 20 players per session! Each person had either an Arab infantry or cavalry unit, or a European infantry or cavalry unit and a special charachter. I ended up with Ernest Hemingway and a unit of French colonial cavalry. The European players moved around the table and they could dig in the sand on the spot where their character was standing. This is how you found various artifacts and treasures. The Arab players could either try to stop you or negotiate with you.
I'll have more pictures later.