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Bullock Borneoake

Member Since 12 May 2015
Offline Last Active Jun 30 2015 07:40 PM
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In Topic: Houston gaming podcasts - Max's Minions & The Gauntlet

22 May 2015 - 06:37 PM

Hmmm... so, central to the city... okay.  Lemme think.

In Topic: Houston gaming podcasts - Max's Minions & The Gauntlet

19 May 2015 - 07:30 PM

True.  That is true. :)

In Topic: Houston gaming podcasts - Max's Minions & The Gauntlet

19 May 2015 - 11:47 AM

I floated the idea across the rest of the Minions and the consensus was "more gaming = good".  Cameron (DM) loves OwlCon and hates Comicpalooza with respect to gaming, saying that both represent the two ends of the spectrum.  Something in between, leaning towards OwlCon is probably the sweet spot.  The Berry Center was actually met with a lot of affirmative nods saying that it could indeed fit the bill for a group of as small as 1,000 and as large as 10,000 and could be configured to work equally as well for either.

The other suggestion was a hotel near the airport.  Cameron's comment was "I know that doing something in the Greenspoint area immediately turns people off, but putting something near an airport increases the possibilities for travel for folks that might want to attend from outside the local area."  Plus, lots of hotels to choose from, but smaller venues and maybe not as friendly as one would like.

 

I'm still trying to figure out other options.

In Topic: Houston gaming podcasts - Max's Minions & The Gauntlet

19 May 2015 - 11:42 AM

Funny - I saw that pic last week on Twitter :)

 

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Who the hell designs something like this and thinks it is OK? And who lets them build it?

 

At least there is only one entrance that I can see - I am surprised that we didn't add 3 more for symmetry :P

 

Hal :hal:

 

People who don't have to use urinals, apparently.

In Topic: Houston gaming podcasts - Max's Minions & The Gauntlet

15 May 2015 - 03:15 PM

Well, I'm wondering if you could take a place, like the Berry Center, and divide the rooms up into "genres".  For point of reference, PAX had one MASSIVE room with tons of tables of all sizes that were available for anything.  Check out a game, find an appropriately-sized table, sit down, play.  You could potentially set aside one room for RPGs and spread games over multiple tables.  Put enough distance between each table as to not have everyone drown each other out.  I could potentially see a layout of "rooms" covering:

> RPGs

> Miniatures (Warhammer, etc.)
> Family Table Top Games

> Card games (Magic, etc.)
> Beta Testing (Game designers could showcase their games and run demos)
> LARP, etc.  (One of the big hits at PAX was a pop-up group of people playing Johann Sebastian Joust, My son is in this video shot at PAX in January. It's a hell of a lot of fun.)

What's the thought on panels?  I wouldn't envision inviting celebrities and stuff, but would there be a desire to maybe have a few panels for say, gaming-related discussions like "How to DM", "How to Write a Campaign", "Podcasting 101".... you know, stuff like that.  You could set aside one room for that.

And heaven forbid I suggest actual live-play podcasting. :)

 

I'm trying to think of other venues that are more central and might accomodate.

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