You can just read the stuff in bold if you don't care to read my long winded BS.
There's a local Retro Gaming show here in Columbus Ohio. See website here: http://corgs-con.webs.com/ Professional web site administrators, they may not be, but they put on a decent show last year, and they'll be expanding this year.
I've always been disappointed in the video game shows that I've been to here in Ohio, Cinciclassic, CCAG, and this CORGS show last year in that the only things on display for play are older things, such as Atari consoles and computers, Commodore stuff as well as other obscure older computing platforms. Though I love all that stuff (Atari 8 bit computers are one of my favorite platforms) I'm always disappointed that I don't see more interesting, obscure stuff, such as what is often talked about on this website.
So, this year, as they have moved to a bigger venue and I wouldn't feel like such an ass taking up limited/valuable selling space, I've decided to put up in lieu of shutting up and buying a table and bringing some of my own items of interest to let people play and fiddle around with.
To this video game show I will be bringing a Sega Saturn (for the purposes of Death Tank Zwei and Saturn Bomberman), my Supergun with a Neo Geo PCB and the following games:
Baseball Stars 2
Super Sidekicks 2 (Soccer)
Top Player's Golf
Magical Drop 2 (Puzzle)
Bust a Move
3 Count Bout (Wrestling)
Aero Fighters 3 (Shooter)
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
Samurai Shodown 4
World Heroes 2
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
King of Fighters 95
King of Fighters 99
Metal Slug X
As well as possibly the following Game PCBS --- Street Fighter Alpha 2, Mortal Kombat 3, and Tekken 2.
I'll probably also bring something else relatively obscure...perhaps Amiga CD32, or a PC Engine---as how often do you see either of those two running around in the wild (at least in the US). All of these are interesting things that I thought people might appreciate as your average person hasn't seen any of these things before, and I much prefer when people appreciate my video game collection.
All that garbage said, one of the runners of the show suggested that I might run a tournament of some sort. Problem is, I have no clue what game to play/anything about running a tournament. Single/Double elimination? Which game? I know fighting games are the obvious choice, but I was thinking it would be better if it was something EVERYONE could enjoy in lieu of some game such as a KOF where some fighter obsessed person could come along and dominate.
I suppose I'd need a prize too. (Do I?) I have Sega Genesis systems out the wazoo, so I could do one of those (in fact, I'd LOVE to get rid of some of those), or I could try and do something better, but I'm cheap and I don't have a lot of money to toss around. I have lots of Atari 2600 systems, a couple of extra Colecovisions, probably some NES and SNES systems I could part with too. I mean, I could AV mod a Colecovision and have a prize worth about 100 bucks right there...but I don't know if I'd feel comfortable managing a tournament with such a spendy prize.
Anyone have any thoughts for me? I don't have to do a tournament at all, my goal was to just bring some neato stuff for people to play with...but if I could come up with a decent, managable plan, I'd go for it.