GEN CON 2012!
Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:37 AM
I have my badge bought and a Hotel reserved, plane tickets will get worked out once i have a bit more money and know if any yorktonites are coming with me.
Anyone else planning on coming this year?
Of course, the hotel costs are rather substantial. I have a good hotel, the JW Marriott, connects right to the convention centre. I got a queen/queen room, and between here and giantitp forums, I'm kinda looking for three others to share the cost with. If i can get a four person split it'd work to about $55 a night. So let me know! my check-in is the 15th, check-out is the 19th.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:58 PM
I've got one more project that I'm working on, but I'm keeping that close to my vest for the moment.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:31 PM
If you still have room for 2 more, my friend Mike and I are game to share the room & expense. We've been slow on pulling the trigger making arrangements ourselves and I for one would like to meet you and any other RPGMP3 folks that are going to GenCon this year.
PM me if there is still 2 spots available.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:51 PM
Well, that is a tricky question. In theory all of the spots were snatched up by people from the Giantitp forums. However I haven't heard back from two of them to confirm it. So I will have to check with them and try to get a concrete answer, and if they've backed out, you're more than welcome to have the extra space.
At the very least, I'd be up for a meet-up.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:22 PM
-How much scheduling is over-scheduling?
-I'd like to hit the Paizo 2012 and Beyond and the D&D Next seminar, maybe other worthwhile seminars?
-We'd like to play at least one game as a group, maybe a multi-part tournament, are there multi-part games that aren't tournaments?
-My brother-in-law and I would like to play a Pathfinder game and a Call of Cthulhu game together, is there any good way to find games with good GMs?
-We want to do True Dungeon as a group
Thanks for any suggestions.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:59 AM
I recomend, when scheduling, to give yourself a fair bit of free time within the Exhibition hall hours, so that you don't feel rushed exploring it. Talk with booth people, take pictures of cosplayers, tip the minstrels, all that sort've stuff. For scheduling, pace yourself, give yourself time to rest, recover and eat after each event not to mention travel to the next event location. I'd probably try and keep scheduled events under six hours average per day, and even that might be quite a lot, it all depends how you chose to experience Gen Con, but I think for a first time, dont specialize too much.
I've personally not been to any seminars yet, so I can't say much about this.
Assuming you're talking about a multi-part RPG event, I will mention a bit more about NASCRAG. It is a three part tournament using 3.5 rules. You're provided pregenerated characters, and its mostly about roleplaying. What will advance you is mostly your roleplaying ability, staying in character, minimal OOC talk, silly accents, and how much you can entertain the GM. Very little combat, lots of puzzles, a touch of LARP here and there, and the plots and silly, whimsical humour, yet still compelling. The GMs are great, if you have a group for it, totally sign up, I'd say its worth it.
I can only imagine that there are probably a wealth of events for pathfinder and CoC, i need to look at the list to give better direction, but I'm sure events offered by the PFS will be well GMed and showcasing well written adventures. I dont know how it works if you dont have a society character, but i imagine there is some pretense for drop-ins to use.
Do True Dungeon as a group! But pick a spot in advance and buy the tickets as soon as you can to all get in the same time slot. Youll likely have some other people in your slot too, but its just a chance to make Gen Con friends. Definitely consider trading or borrowing equipment tokens so that everyone can be as effective as possible. If you're lucky, one of the people you get in your group will be a collector who will loan better equipment. Also, get all your rare tokens appraised at the token seller booths, no word of a lie, our first year my friend pulled a token that we sold for over a hundred dollars, we made a profit out of true dungeon.
And I'm all adviced out for now. I need to look over events. Let ke know what you sign up for and if it looks interesting i might sign up too. Heck, if you're serious about NASCRAG as a group and need another member, I'd be happy to show you the ropes, ive been a third round alternate everytime i played, and last year i played with a NASCRAG first place winner. I've only done it with piecemeal teams though, it'd be great to do it with a solid group that was there to go all the way to round three.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:29 AM
I'm also going to try and see a D&D Next seminar or a watch D&D Next playtest with R.A. Salvatore and Ed Greenwood, and go to the Paizo seminar announcing upcoming products.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:25 AM
My information is twenty years out of date and based around it being in Milwaukee, so I can't be specific...
Maybe you can convince Hal to go I know he wants to.. whats the total cost of a trip like that likely to be?
Hal! Get your arse to GenCon!
Does that help?
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