Ropecon 2005 is approaching fast. It’s the biggest roleplaying event in Finland and boasts a wide variety of board game events.

There’s the Finnish Championships of Catan and Carcassonne, where the winners get to go to Essen to represent Finland in the World Championships (no, the plane tickets are not paid for).

There’s also lots of other activity: workshops on Settlers of Catan strategies (given by Lasse Rintakumpu, who placed 3rd in the World Championships) and board game design, including a prototype workshop.

It’s simply an amazing event for board gamers and I must admit that no matter how much I disliked my previous Ropecon experience, I’m really tempted. Well, not this year — we’re moving the next Tuesday after Ropecon, so I’m busy enough, but perhaps next year.

More information can be found on the Boardgame Society forum.

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