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Title: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 29, 2013, 03:08:56 PM
It's not even time to think about getting pre-badge purchases yet but when has that stopped me thinking out the next GenCon?

Last year's meet-up was alot of fun for me and I only spent an hour or two there because of my schedule.

As a celebration of Base Raiders being release I had an idea for a possible event to do at the meet-up in 2014: giant murder base death trap. Much like the death matches past, except in a huge, pre-designed base filled with powers sources, implements of murder, and traps.

Thoughts? Objections?

EDIT: Thursday night, at the Hyatt is the plan - try to get there around 6 pm. We will then go to the Delta Green panel at 8 pm http://gencon.highprogrammer.com/gencon-indy-2014.cgi/event/SEM1459823 and then hang out after the panel

There is a GroupMe thing set up for RPPR listeners: https://groupme.com/join_group/9334088/kIcxoS
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Wooberman on November 29, 2013, 04:58:16 PM
This sounds fantastic, I can't wait to participate on my one any only GenCon!


Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 29, 2013, 05:18:39 PM
Lookin' forward to having you. I figure that since it's the 5th meet-up we should try to do something bigger than we've done previously and that puts minimals strain on the RPPR crew, by which I mostly mean Ross.

Don't worry, we're gonna make this a GenCon you won't forget.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on November 29, 2013, 08:32:20 PM
I approve of this deathtrap base game idea. We could do a mini-tourney thing: Tad, Caleb, and I can each run a 1 hour game using Fate Accelerated (to speed things up) and then the survivors meet for a single game in the end. Anyone who dies in the first round becomes a zombie who tries to kill the remaining players. Or something like that. I don't know.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BeyondSandrock on November 30, 2013, 02:20:01 AM
Anyone who dies in the first round becomes a zombie who tries to kill the remaining players. Or something like that. I don't know.

I don't know as that really did not work out for me the last time.....
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on November 30, 2013, 02:58:08 AM
I like the idea of doing enclosed areas that are actually connected and then for the championship round all the doors are thrown open. Like, we have a map for each game and then for the final we put them all on the same table so they connect, allowing the survivors to go between areas and letting the zombified PCs act.

If we only give the zombies one action (you can move or you can do something simple) and they all have to act at the same time than we can actually turn them into an honest to god zombie horde.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on December 05, 2013, 05:57:09 PM
I am in favor of the idea. I just like to know if we'd also be playing some card games like we did last year while we are waiting for more people to show up?

Channel A was really fun before and after some of us acquired "spirits" power-ups.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 13, 2014, 12:46:13 AM
General GenCon events alert: badge pre-registration starts in two weeks on January 26th.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on January 13, 2014, 12:41:13 PM
Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Wooberman on January 14, 2014, 03:54:05 AM
Things are looking shaky now, financially I can go but my wingman isn't looking so great. I'd go by myself but it's a big step to fly across the world from the UK by myself and I'm not the worldly wise traveller Ross is. It may have to wait a year for my buddy to save up again... One cold horrible slow year.

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Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Marik on January 15, 2014, 11:39:39 AM
The game sounds fun to me. I didn't make the meet up last year due to some scheduling issues. I won't make that mistake this year.

I did have the pleasure to meet Tad though. He was running a Better Angels game next to a Reign game I was playing in. Everyone at your table was in stitches laughing Tad, it sounded like an awesome game.

Marik
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 15, 2014, 11:49:57 AM
Looking forward to having you at the meet-up Marik.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Patrick on January 15, 2014, 03:30:15 PM
I wanna go to GenCon so very badly this year. However, being a working schlub prevents me from doing it.

We need some video and pictures of the RPPR meetup this year, if only to satisfy the vicarious whims of those of us not sensible (or crazy) enough to show up this year!

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 15, 2014, 04:34:31 PM
I can assure you that more pictures and videos will be available this year as both myself and my brother will be bringing cameras.

Besides, this is the 5th Meet-Up; time to get serious about.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Patrick on January 15, 2014, 05:22:16 PM
I can assure you that more pictures and videos will be available this year as both myself and my brother will be bringing cameras.

Besides, this is the 5th Meet-Up; time to get serious about.

Awesome sauce!  ;D
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Thorn on January 17, 2014, 11:42:23 PM
I wish school didn't start back so early, I'd love to catch GenCon.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Cthuluzord on January 19, 2014, 11:03:39 AM
My attendance still depends on whether I can find a teaching job or not (GenCon really sucks at scheduling around schools and has for years), but I've submitted a bunch of events anyway. Opportunities look pretty bleak on the employment front, so in all likelihood I'll have the free time to attend.

So far I'm going to be running Bryson Springs and The Fall Without End in CoC and ToC, respectively. I'll also be running a Better Angels game called Think of the Children (it's the evolved version of the Spared and Spoiled game recently posted). Finally, in anticipation of Red Markets, I'm going to be doing a panel with Rob Boyle and Ross about using economic theory in games called "Money is the Root of all Fun."

We might be doing a RPPR's Game Designer's Workshop panel as well. I've just got to get some ad copy and scheduling hammered out with Ross Payton's China-loving ass first :-)

Any other suggestions for panels, other than me screaming BUY MY BOOK at every passerby in the hallways.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on January 19, 2014, 01:31:12 PM
I can't wait for Gen Con again this year, its such a blast and getting to meet the RPPR guys last year was great! Gen Con is also the time of year where I can actually hear my wallet scream at me in pain, its a little frightening.

Can't wait for those panels, Caleb, and hopefully I'll be fast enough on the draw to get a ticket into at least one of your games. Were you and Ross going to get a booth for your games or have something up at the IGDN booth so we can BUY YOUR BOOK, or will you be walking around like one of those waitresses in a casino with the trays full of cigarettes and gum, but with books of Great Depression era horror from beyond Human reasoning instead?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Cthuluzord on January 19, 2014, 01:57:01 PM
I can't really afford the IGDN rates, and we DEFINITELY can't afford a booth all to ourselves, but the ArcDream guys have been nice enough to offer me a spot on their table, which I'm pretty sure is how Ross is selling too.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on January 19, 2014, 02:22:51 PM
Oh, awesome! That's good to hear, and I'll be sure to spread the word anyway I can for you guys!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Patrick on January 19, 2014, 02:56:45 PM
My attendance still depends on whether I can find a teaching job or not (GenCon really sucks at scheduling around schools and has for years), but I've submitted a bunch of events anyway. Opportunities look pretty bleak on the employment front, so in all likelihood I'll have the free time to attend.

So far I'm going to be running Bryson Springs and The Fall Without End in CoC and ToC, respectively. I'll also be running a Better Angels game called Think of the Children (it's the evolved version of the Spared and Spoiled game recently posted). Finally, in anticipation of Red Markets, I'm going to be doing a panel with Rob Boyle and Ross about using economic theory in games called "Money is the Root of all Fun."

We might be doing a RPPR's Game Designer's Workshop panel as well. I've just got to get some ad copy and scheduling hammered out with Ross Payton's China-loving ass first :-)

Any other suggestions for panels, other than me screaming BUY MY BOOK at every passerby in the hallways.

Caleb is going to GenCon!? Damn! Now I'm really kicking myself for not being able to attend. That's the crappy part about living in SoCal: The rent is too damn high!

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on January 19, 2014, 10:23:36 PM
me screaming BUY MY BOOK at every passerby in the hallways.

If you do that around the time of the panel or at a booth, for however many books you can hold in your hands, I will hand you cash right then and there. I'll even film it to quiet naysayers.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 26, 2014, 05:19:36 PM
Hotel prices are up. I will be staying at the Hilton. There's several Hilton's on the list, I'm in the cheapest one. Any RPPR fans in the same area are I'd be up for a game in the lobby or bar.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Mr. Purple on January 26, 2014, 06:44:55 PM
I don't know where Tom is booking us this year, but wherever we stay I'm sure we'll be close enough to drop in and say "Hi."  It will be in walking distance of the convention.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 26, 2014, 08:13:11 PM
Glad to hear it. Looking forward to seeing everybody.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 27, 2014, 05:23:15 PM
Just in case somebody doesn't know where to find it, here is the hotel list. They did a great job of putting everything together on this list this year:

http://www.gencon.com/attend/hotelamenities

My personal suggestion is the Hilton Indianapolis for combination of proximity and value. It's few frills but it's right next to the local CVS so you can get basic supplies quickly.


ADDITION:

Remember, registration opens tomorrow, Tuesday 1/28/2014 at 12:00pm EST. That's 9am PST for west coasters like myself. Things tend to book up in just a few hours so be ready to go first thing.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on January 27, 2014, 11:12:55 PM
Badge and housing code acquired. Now to get a room tomorrow. Little annoying that all of the close hotels seem to charge for in room wifi but a captive audience I suppose.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 28, 2014, 12:16:46 AM
Yeah, they know that they have you. Not much to be done. Other than hit up the Starbucks and other places that'll let you access WiFi.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on January 28, 2014, 12:23:34 PM
Took three tries but I got my room booked.

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 28, 2014, 12:35:58 PM
I am seething with rage. More as the situation updates.

Continued: Something happened during registration and I didn't get anything close to what I wanted. Took me awhile to get in but then while I was making my selections I got to the information section and got a little notice that the rooms I wanted were no longer available. Needless to say that was annoying.

Anyway, cut to about forty minutes of going from hotel to hotel and discovering that the dates shown as open weren't open and having to back out and try another one and the same situation repeating itself. I made a reservation at one of the off site places just to have something.

I'm getting signed up for the wait list to try and get something downtown.

I can honestly say that that was the worst experience registering with GenCon that I've ever had.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on January 28, 2014, 12:57:56 PM
Good luck man. Hope it works out.

It was a bit of cluster. I ended up getting to entering in my payment device once and got timed out. Then a second time I got into the queue to get to the site and after five minutes that timed out. The third time I got through the whole thing, at least I got a confirmation email. We shall see if I actually have a room or not.

I shutter to check my credit card to see if if I got two auths on it from the first attempt but I will leave that for a different day.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on January 28, 2014, 01:20:30 PM
Thanks; I'm sure it'll be fine. Got six months for people to cancel and what not. Worst case I just have to shuttle in each day from the hotel.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on February 14, 2014, 08:49:16 PM
You would have thought that the people behind GenCon would have looked over the number of attendees last year and planned for more rooms then before.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the registration goes through. Last thing I want to do is take the shuttle to the Con in a giant foam suit of armor. Maybe the weather will be the same as last year making it bearable to walk around outside. 
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Marik on February 25, 2014, 07:29:55 PM
Hey Guys,

I have an extra room attached to the conference center for the duration of Gencon. It's booked outside of the block and quite pricey. This was my back up room if I couldn't get one through the block. Luckily I snagged a room at the Hyatt through the housing block. So now I have a room at the downtown Marriott that I don't need. I can cancel it at no cost to me but if someone wants a room close I'd be willing to transfer the room to them.

I figured I'd make the offer here before I offer it up at the Gencon forums.

Reply or PM me for details.

Marik

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on March 04, 2014, 10:59:06 PM
I am going but unfortunately I'm staying at one of the outlying hotels. Even factoring in paying for parking, my Hilton discount was too good to pass up. Hope to see you guys there, in any case!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Harrowed on April 28, 2014, 09:32:14 PM
I'm going again as well, I missed the meet up last year.

The perks of my wife being a travel agent ... avoiding the GenCon housing block.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on May 08, 2014, 08:58:42 PM
The list of Gen Con events goes up tomorrow night (Friday the 9th) at 9pm eastern! Can we still expect games from Ross and Caleb at the show?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 09, 2014, 12:25:24 PM
I don't remember this constant tweeking of games from last time; possibily because I had somebody else enter them last time. I've gotten like two dozen e-mails about "updates" on my games. Apparently there is a difference between 'Approved' and 'AA Aproved'.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on May 09, 2014, 02:36:54 PM
At least it is not constant twerking of the games.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Marik on May 12, 2014, 01:54:02 PM
Sunday is event registration day.

Do we have a tentative day and time for the meet up? I'd rather not schedule something over lapping this year.

Thanks,
Marik
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BeyondSandrock on May 12, 2014, 03:01:05 PM
The usual meet-up day has been Thursday around 6:00 p.m. (Though last year we did movie it to Friday because of scheduling conflicts).
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 13, 2014, 07:43:53 PM
Me and my brother will be at the meet-up location early with a marker of some kind so folks can find the gathering.

We used to do the lobby/bar at the Embassy but that got really crowded. Last year's plan of meeting at the bar of the Hyatt and them moving to a conference room worked great.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on May 14, 2014, 09:50:06 AM
Will there be punch and pie?

I apologize but someone had to say it.

I believe this was covered last year but unsure if it ever got resolved in the thread. What is the policy on drinkables? I presume as long as you buy from the hotel bar they are Ok. I also seem to remember Caleb saying he was going to drown himself in cheap domestic that I would imagine he brought himself so unsure of the policy. I have no allusions to attempt to match a professional writer such as Caleb in any form of drinking contest but I could see a beer or two or possibly a mixed drink in my future as policy allows.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 14, 2014, 10:03:30 AM
We don't generally stay at the bar, we just meet there. So you can bring drinks with you the bar just prefers you not drink then in the bar. The bar is right next to the lobby so you don't have to actually come into the bar at all, you can stay in the lobby until we're ready to go elsewhere.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 15, 2014, 01:11:09 PM
Reviewing the schedule of events I see that "Delta Green: The Roleplaying Game" panel is going to be 8:00pm on Thursday night, right in the middle of the meet up. Worse, it's in the Crowne Plaza which is on the far side fo the convention from were we normally meet for the get together.

Are we gonna do like we've done in the past when the timing of these events has cross over and go to the panel as a group? (ID: SEM1459823 for those who want to sign up, and please do sign up: they count the tickets to figure future spacing). Or maybe we could do a dinner break in the mid-point; take like an hour and a half and whoever wants to can go to the presentation and everyone else can do whatever and we meet back someplace again? That would give us more options for food than the weird pizza place in the Hyatt.


Also, I have several games up this year:
Two instances of my Livewell Institute scenario:
RPG1460968
RPG1460969

And a new one called "File Duty" which steals some concepts from Lover in the Ice:
RPG1460970

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 15, 2014, 01:20:30 PM
For convenience purposes here's a list of RPPR games:

Caleb's:
Games-
Better Angel's: RPG1454026

Seminars- (Also starring Ross Payton)
Economics in games: SEM1454021
RPPR Game Design: SEM1455039
NOTE- These seminars are nearly back to back so you'll need a 3 hours block of time to do both


That ended up being alot short than I thought it might be. Oh well. Anyone I forgot?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 15, 2014, 04:59:46 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on May 15, 2014, 07:24:14 PM
Caleb also has two No Security games during the Con, Bryson Springs (RPG1454022) and The Fall Without End (RPG1454027).

Ross has Base Raiders: Transit (RPG1459357), Elder Godlike: Operation Auger (RPG1459362), and Kerberos Club: The Grandfather Paradox (RPG1459358).

Its gonna be a mad dash to get into any games, let alone these, but hopefully I'll manage to get into at least one. Best of luck to everybody!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 15, 2014, 07:36:14 PM
Apparently keyword searchs for words in the description, not the GM's name. Ha. Oops. Sorry Ross.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on May 17, 2014, 11:02:16 PM
As much as I would like to be in a Caleb game I feel having read the source material and run Bryson Spring it would be disservice to other attendees if I got lucky and got in on that game.

May throw my name into the hat for the golden ticket for the Ross Kerboros Club game.

Hope to see many of you there are the meet up.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on May 17, 2014, 11:25:21 PM
This is quite tough. So many things overlap. I guess I will put in my list tomorrow and see what happens.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on May 18, 2014, 12:07:40 PM
Yeah, it was difficult for me as well. I'm running some D&D games for Baldman Games and unfortunately most of the RPPR guys' games overlapped with times I'm running games.

Edit: Bummer, couldn't get into the two that I could possibly play in. Ah well.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on May 18, 2014, 12:24:47 PM
HOORAY! I got both of the Ross and Caleb games I was hoping for! This is gonna be awesome! :D

This is the best birthday ever!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on May 18, 2014, 01:41:49 PM
Well I got into Ross's Operation AUGUR game so expect to die horribly as well as a nights black agent game and a Timewatch game so pretty happy.

Had a conflict with the live Ken and Robin talk about stuff but it was my backup.

Going to troll for some seminars and maybe a delta green game or CoC game to round out the weekend.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on May 18, 2014, 02:13:58 PM
Also even though she will not see this need to give some serious props to my wife who actually submitted my wish list and purchased my tickets at the opening time since I was unable to be near a computer at the time. Not sure what I did to deserve it but I will take it.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on May 29, 2014, 06:57:15 PM
Just checked my games and everyting is sold out. Everything Delta Green is sold out actually. I think I recognize a few names (one I know I recognize) which is pretty cool.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Mr. Purple on June 01, 2014, 01:31:44 AM
Haven't managed to buy into a single game yet.

On the bright side, if i do nothing except hit panel discussions, see celebrities, and wander the con with a camera in hand it'll still be fun; getting to meet up with all of you'll just be the icing  ^_^
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on June 01, 2014, 02:10:10 PM
For people who have been before do games sort of open up at all? I know they say you can buy day of event tickets and pop into games that are missing players but how real is that?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on June 01, 2014, 03:10:23 PM
I've found that the easiest thing to do is buy Generic Tickets and show up to the game you want to get into. I've had several games where either a player didn't show up or the GM had enough pregen characters to add people. I know the Posthuman guys are pretty good about extra players in games since they have tons of pregen characters in the books. Just be prepared to have to swap out if the player with the actual ticket shows up.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 01, 2014, 03:37:40 PM
What Kamen says. Go for generics and wait for people not to show.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BeyondSandrock on June 01, 2014, 05:06:30 PM
Also from my experience players will buy into games and then find they have conflicts with other games they've purchased tickets for.  It happened a couple of times when I was running games.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on June 02, 2014, 11:21:37 AM
The system seemed to stop me from buy direct conflicts although of course it does not track non events.

I will go ahead and buy a fist full of generic tickets and use my guile and charm and bottles of booze to get my way into some extra games.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 02, 2014, 01:07:26 PM
It generally takes 2 tickets it get into a game (there are some exceptions). Consider that before you purchase them. I recommend 4-8 generics if you plan to go game hoping, you aren't likely to need more unless you are also slipping into pay events around the hall, like crafting projects and such.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on June 02, 2014, 01:28:14 PM
Yeah, like Tad said, Generics are like $2 each, so check the listings for the games you're interested in for their cost and budget out your tickets accordingly. Most games run from $4-8 a spot, so $10-20 in Generics will get you through the Con. Plus, anything you don't use you can return for a slight fee and add to the next Gen Con.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on June 02, 2014, 01:38:24 PM
But if I buy all the tickets then no one else can play any games and I can have my pick of them.

Oh ... how much is that going to cost ... ok I will just by 8 tickets.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 02, 2014, 02:31:13 PM
As we come closer to GenCon this is a good time to discuss some of the less commonly explored elements of the convention; the kinds of things you tend to pick up after a few years.

Here's some things to consider:


Changing subjects slightly, let's discuss main hall things:


And some general tips:


There's alot more to know but I think that covers the big stuff as I know it.

I don't know much of anything about the night life or party rules for GenCon so anybody who does feel free to chime in.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on June 02, 2014, 06:20:37 PM
Great advice there Tad! Do all of those things that he mentions! Gonna piggy back off of a few points real quick:

Those are a few tips I can muster, if I think of anything else I'll update this.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on June 03, 2014, 08:11:57 PM
Thanks for the advice guys! I didn't even know generic tickets were a thing that could be had. I'm definitely going to pick up some for game-hopping.

The idea of them also makes me somewhat concerned about getting a place in the cabaret, though, since I DM Kryptgarden until 10pm on Saturday and the cabaret starts at 10pm too. Hope I can still get in!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on June 04, 2014, 11:27:29 AM
Poking around it looks like there are some interesting restaurants in Indianapolis. The New York Times just profiled a place called Thunderbird that has me intrigued.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/travel/restaurant-report-thunderbird-in-indianapolis.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

I might have to carve out some time one evening to go check some places out. While I want to squeeze in a bunch of gaming it seems weird to visit a place and not actually ever see the place.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BellaJen on June 08, 2014, 03:35:59 PM
Catching up on all the Gencon news here. Super excited we are going out there(we live in MA).
 We run a small booth and decided we wanted to do it at Gencon since we have had so much fun at PAX East the last two years.
Tad, I love all the organized points you posted an the whole section about booth courtesy is spot on! After running my booth at both small and huge cons I completely agree with everything you had to say on that it's all great common courtesy that sometimes gets forgotten when people get too excited.

I can't wait to get to meet the rest of the RPPR crew, we were lucky enough to meet Ross at Pax East and I'd love to hang out with the others.

I know we've got a time and general place set up, do we have any more formal ideas of what we'll be doing and where? Are people planning to get food as a group? I'd be happy to bring along some booze and such to share.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 08, 2014, 08:23:27 PM
I'm glad you agree. Look forward to seeing you! If you have your booth number please let us know so we can come by and check your products out.

As a general rule from my experience with past meet-ups we do not do a collective food/drink purchase. If we end up in the Hyatt again (likely since it has great rooms for large group use) than there is a bar in the lobby which is easily accessed. There is also a pizza place and a Subway inside the lobby and several restaurants on the streets nearby. I do not know the hotel's official policy with alcohol but it is likely that it is not to be consumed outside of the bar. That said, that is an unenforceable policy during the convention and individuals who are not making a public display of drinking or becoming overtly drunk are unlikely to have problems.

Purchasing bulk alcohol nearby might be difficult due to the number of bars downtown. There is a CVS nearby which likely has canned beer and some spirits.

Not to step on Ross's toes but the official plan, as I currently understand it, is that we will be playing a group game for between two and three hours. The exact starting time of that may vary depending on when people arrive and how soon we can find a space in which to hold the event since we can't really book it ahead of time. Following the "official" game we will likely begin hanging out and playing general games. Last year we played Channel A to great success.

Plans are subject to change and Ross, as ever, is the final arbiter of events and as we know he is a horrible monster.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Mr. Purple on June 08, 2014, 09:48:29 PM
Regardless of the official plan, I foresee groups forming up and pick-up-games forming of whatever, with whomever you befriend/reacquaint-with/randomly-decide-to-crush-like-a-bug.  After all, that's part of the fun of a game convention  ;)
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on June 09, 2014, 01:39:50 PM
Not that I am promoting the consumption of booze in any form inside the hotel but this place looks like it has what appears to be a decent selection of beer, wine, and spirits and is pretty close to the convention center.

https://plus.google.com/111989315791813521534/

Also this place is place is close as well:

https://plus.google.com/105811611887469467103/
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tom Church on June 12, 2014, 11:43:50 PM
Hey all. 

I was thinking about running a CoC scenario for any RPPR listener who has the time and wants to have some totally non-violent fun.  I am going to run the second half of the Payday scenario, the one that deal with the stolen book after the heist.

If anyone is interested, let me know.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on June 13, 2014, 01:29:05 PM
I'm definitely interested, but it just depends on when you plan on running it. My Gen Con schedule has been pretty tightly woven, but I may be able to get it to work.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 13, 2014, 02:29:12 PM
The same. I'm open Friday and Saturday evenings as far as I'm aware. My brother would be down for it too, depending on what he's got going on.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on June 14, 2014, 06:57:06 PM

I was thinking about running a CoC scenario for any RPPR listener who has the time and wants to have some totally non-violent fun.  I am going to run the second half of the Payday scenario, the one that deal with the stolen book after the heist.

If anyone is interested, let me know.

Count me in, just give me a time and place, also...

Tad and Kamen, you two covered most of the major things about a Con trip, but you failed to mention some important information such as...

-Con Bug: With so many people going about their business in any convention with lots of sick people, figuratively and quite literally. To avoid getting sick and having it ruin an otherwise great time, take the time to power up your immune system. Take some Airborne or Emergen C with you and take some before heading out. You'll get some extra energy and are less likely to get sick.

Costumes:

That's all I can think of as far as Con edict goes. I'm personally looking forward to meeting up with everyone from RPPR again and having a fun time on the show floor.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 16, 2014, 06:05:02 PM
So: things are pretty set at this point. Everyone likely has their schedules figured out and their events planned. Now that everyone has some stability does anyone want to do any RPPR fan events, outside of the actual meet up? Stuff like pick-up games, meals, or just meeting to hang out.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on June 17, 2014, 07:08:41 PM
As long as I'm open (i.e. not DMing D&D or palling around with the other guys from my gaming group) I'd love to get into any hijinks I can including games!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on June 19, 2014, 08:53:50 PM
I guess I picked the wrong month to give up hijinks.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Daegan on June 27, 2014, 07:55:54 PM
We of Eclectic Eccentricities will be at booth 770 (the back corner), and as always, we encourage folks to stop by and say hi while we're booth-bound.

Tom: TOTALLY interested in that payday 2 game.  Been a few days, here's hoping all slots haven't been filled already.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BellaJen on July 02, 2014, 10:22:34 AM
Just to make it clear. Daegan is my husband, he was posting for me. Tad you asked where our booth was and  that's us all the way in the back corner. Since my name isn't baby they put us there. =)

What booths will others be at? I'd love to swing by and pick up a few things while chatting with folks.

Anyone have a newbie advise for Gencon specifically? I've done very large(NYCC + PAX East) and very small cons in the past but I'm wondering if there is anything unique to this con I should know about. (If I should post this somewhere else, sorry, let me know and I'll move it).

   -Jen
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 02, 2014, 11:35:08 AM
For GenCon specifically?

Well, the sidewalks on the "front" side of the convention building narrow down due to some of the restaurants having external seating areas so traveling into downtown from the convention can get a little bottlenecked. If you want to move more quickly from the main hall then go out of the street entrance to the right of the hall (that's right as you come out of the doors). It exits onto a street that sets up events and outdoor stuff, something during the convention, and makes for easier foot traffic. From there you can cut back up into the downtown core.

The core is connected by several skybridges. These can be a little confusing at first but they are a great resource because you can cut a straighter line than is normally possible with streets and you don't have to wait for lights. Additionally, some of the skywalks are private, requiring keys from different hotels. The main passage is in the corner of the convention center closest to downtown. It connects to the parking structure and then passes into the Hyatt and the Circle Mall. The circle mall path will be one you likely use often.

Stay away from the Fantasy Flight booth: every year their new product causes a snaking spiral of humans to encircle their booth and run down the wall connected to them. Get around this by cutting deeper into the hall: take 1300 or 1400 (or 400 or 600 if coming the other way) to go a few pathways out of the way before continuring across. It usually calms down by Saturday but it more or less always has a line and the booth itself is stuffed with material so it can be hard to get into.

I'll add anything else as I think of it.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Marik on July 02, 2014, 02:20:32 PM
Hey all. 

I was thinking about running a CoC scenario for any RPPR listener who has the time and wants to have some totally non-violent fun.  I am going to run the second half of the Payday scenario, the one that deal with the stolen book after the heist.

If anyone is interested, let me know.

I'm very interested in this. Should we be PM our interest or replying? I'd like to know when it would be asap as I may have to shuffle some events (which I was planning to do anyways because of the meetup).

Marik
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on July 17, 2014, 01:29:34 PM
Somewhat related: So, Gencon, is coming up. What kind of content do you guys want the most from us? Obviously we plan to record another Adam Scott Glancy run Call of Cthulhu game and at least a few panels. We also have a HD camera that I plan to bring, so we can record video as well. What do you want to see or hear?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on July 17, 2014, 01:42:26 PM
I got five words for you: "Fear and Loathing in Indianapolis."
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on July 17, 2014, 01:43:48 PM
I enjoyed the interview you did with Ken and Robin for the Unspeakable so a few items like that would be good.

I also want to force you to take Caleb back to that terrible steak house and record his weeping as he breaks.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on July 17, 2014, 03:51:12 PM
Ambushing game designers with weird game pitches was cool last time. You could do something similar with another old game.

Point the camera at Greg Stolze and let him go.

I've often thought about watching a History channel style show narrated by Adam Scott Glancy. Something like "Drunk History" where you get the narration and then have actors match it, not the actual historical events. I invision a story that keeps jumping from horrible event or horrible event across time and distance. That's a little much for the con so maybe just get Glancy to share an especially horrible story from playtesting stuff at Pagan on camera.

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on July 17, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
Kinda like what Tad is saying, but a bit more general, interview a bunch of game designers and have them tell weird/funny/horrifying anecdotes and stories about their home sessions, be they recent or way in the past. Getting to hear Glancy or Jack Graham rant about past games sounds like comedy gold to me.

Getting to hear any games that the RPPR crew gets to play in, rather than run, would be cool, too. I know Ross and Caleb are gonna be all over the place between GMing, panels, interviews, and whatever booth time they may have to put in, but getting to hear their experiences with new games is awesome.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BeyondSandrock on July 17, 2014, 08:16:40 PM
Since I'm not running any official games this year I am considering running a couple of after-hours games if anybody is interested (and has the time).  The first is another run-through of The Beloved Dead (mainly to work out the kinks and try some new things out) and the second is a new CoC scenario called The Black Dream, which is set in a Chinese black jail (illegal prisons for political petitioners).  If anybody is interested feel free to message me and we figure out when would be the best time for everybody playing.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Harrowed on July 24, 2014, 05:34:58 AM
I've often thought about watching a History channel style show narrated by Adam Scott Glancy. Something like "Drunk History" where you get the narration and then have actors match it, not the actual historical events. I invision a story that keeps jumping from horrible event or horrible event across time and distance.

(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Spongebob_9f4724_2126340.jpg)
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on July 24, 2014, 06:53:08 PM
Sadly it seems the USPS has lost my con packet which is less than cool. Apparently it can be reprinted at customer service but I am told getting into the con door via will call or customer service is not for the feint of heart. I am getting in at 8AM on Thursday so hopefully I can beat some of the crazy hordes but if you see a broken man wailing in pain and confusion at customer service have pity on him for that man might be me. I mean likely it is not me because it will all be fine but it could be.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BeyondSandrock on July 25, 2014, 01:17:11 AM
Sadly it seems the USPS has lost my con packet which is less than cool. Apparently it can be reprinted at customer service but I am told getting into the con door via will call or customer service is not for the feint of heart. I am getting in at 8AM on Thursday so hopefully I can beat some of the crazy hordes but if you see a broken man wailing in pain and confusion at customer service have pity on him for that man might be me. I mean likely it is not me because it will all be fine but it could be.

I ran in the exact same situation last year and the people at the badge pick-up counter were very understanding. As long as you have sufficent documentation to prove you are who you say you are then you should be okay. I ended up taking my digital receipt, the one that was mailed to me (sans my badge), a copy of my bank statement with the purchase and my photo ID.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on July 25, 2014, 12:53:53 PM

I ran in the exact same situation last year and the people at the badge pick-up counter were very understanding. As long as you have sufficent documentation to prove you are who you say you are then you should be okay. I ended up taking my digital receipt, the one that was mailed to me (sans my badge), a copy of my bank statement with the purchase and my photo ID.

Listen GenCon customer service person, I totally bought a badge and had tickets to all the really cool games at the most desirable times, you can trust me, I got a trust worthy face don't I.

Actually happily the USPS did have my package sitting in a backroom somewhere and I was able to retrieve it this morning so no having to fight the hordes at customer service. In the immortal words of one of our greatest philosophers, "Looks like everything is coming up Tim."
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Gnarlyhotep on July 27, 2014, 07:33:12 PM
Hi all, I live in Indy and would love to meet up with some fellow listeners. Is this going to be around 6pm at the Hyatt, have I read this thread right?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BellaJen on July 30, 2014, 09:46:42 PM
Getting pretty nervous! Also excited, super excited. Can't wait to check out a new con and to hang out with some awesome people!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: SageNytell on July 30, 2014, 10:00:24 PM
You kids have fun now!

...someday.  :'(
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on July 31, 2014, 07:20:06 PM
"The usual meet-up day has been Thursday around 6:00 p.m." BeyondSandrock
"We used to do the lobby/bar at the Embassy but that got really crowded. Last year's plan of meeting at the bar of the Hyatt and them moving to a conference room worked great." Tadanori Oyama

A quick recap so people don't have to go digging through the other pages. Tad and I will be at the meet-up location, like the Hyatt again, early with a marker so folks can find the gathering.

Can't wait to see everyone there.  ;D
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 03, 2014, 03:33:50 PM
In order to facilitate communications more easily - I've set up a new GroupMe group for RPPR fans - https://groupme.com/join_group/9334088/kIcxoS

Not know what GroupMe is? It's a free mobile messaging app. With it, we should be able to coordinate more easily during Gencon.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on August 03, 2014, 05:40:30 PM
Sounds good. I joined.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 03, 2014, 06:26:25 PM
We have evolved to speak in only pictures, at least for now.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: FuzzyDan on August 03, 2014, 10:45:12 PM
... baaah-dun... Baaah-dun...
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on August 04, 2014, 02:42:07 AM
We have evolved to speak in only pictures, at least for now.

Soon we shall transcend pictures and take our place amongst the others who speak in Youtube memes as their means of communication.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 10, 2014, 11:55:50 PM
BTW i'll be carrying around a pirate box loaded with RPPR episodes - it's a portable wifi media server with a message board built into it - you can leave a message there so I can check it out later.

Also, Caleb and I do have to go to the Posthuman Studios freelancer meeting so we will have to leave around 7 but we will be back after it. Also, with the groupme, we can coordinate additional meetups and games, so get in on that shit.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: SomeGuy on August 11, 2014, 08:12:55 AM
Me and some of my friends will deffinetly be showing up for this!  (New to the forums) but I was at the last meet up and can atest to it being a blast and can't wait for it this year!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 11, 2014, 11:33:35 AM
So, let me see if I can get a rough schedule together for us here. Please chime in with new things if I'm missing something.


6:00pm: Meet in or around the bar at the Hyatt to gather the RPPR fans. Drinks and pizza available for purchase from the bar or the place in the lobby.

6:45pm: Ross and Caleb leave to go to the Post-Human studios meeting.

7:40pm: The RPPR Meet-Up temporarily relocates to the Delta Green panel located in Crowne Plaza : Victoria Stn C/D.
It's a short walk south from the Hyatt past the convention center: Google Map (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=1+South+Capitol+Avenue,+Indianapolis,+IN&daddr=123+W+Louisiana+St,+Indianapolis,+IN&hl=en&sll=39.764635,-86.161416&sspn=0.006507,0.009602&geocode=FQfJXgIdk0nd-in5p5x1u1BriDEJCmQDeg-8yg%3BFRW6XgIdqknd-imDQ4iVpFBriDEB3yOUfogxwg&gl=us&dirflg=w&mra=ltm&t=m&z=17)

8:00pm: Delta Green panel begins.

9:30pm: The panel ends. Ross and Caleb, presumably, have rejoinned the group. Possible meal break.

The Rest of the Night: Drinking, card games, and free form Q&A likely taking place back at a room in the Hyatt because they tend to empty out later in the night.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on August 11, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
BTW i'll be carrying around a pirate box loaded with RPPR episodes - it's a portable wifi media server with a message board built into it - you can leave a message there so I can check it out later.

Will you have an eye patch and a foul talking parrot?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: FuzzyDan on August 11, 2014, 01:56:39 PM
I'll be there, I can be a foul-talking parrot.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 11, 2014, 02:30:22 PM
So which RPPR super star wants to be the official cat herder who tries to get two dozen nerds to walk five blocks while Ross is away?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 11, 2014, 02:56:07 PM
I will be the official cat herder who tries to get two dozen nerds to walk five blocks while Ross is away
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: FuzzyDan on August 11, 2014, 03:36:48 PM
I will be the official cat herder who tries to get two dozen nerds to walk five blocks while Ross is away

Quoted by Ross.  Must be true.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 11, 2014, 03:51:37 PM
Ah, the old everybody takes a step back trick, eh?

Can do; I'll make sure everybody gets there.

I'm happy to see the panel gets a C/D instead of getting tucked into a tiny room like they were two years ago. Everybody please remember to bring your panel ticket with you; my understanding is that the more people Shane Ivey and Adam Scott Glancy can prove came to the thing the easier to is for them to get space next time.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on August 11, 2014, 04:31:21 PM
In a move I can only attribute to being a moron it appears I am playing a Timewatch game during the 6-10  window. I hope to catch up with you back at the Hyatt using Group Me to locate the group.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on August 11, 2014, 08:24:18 PM
Something to consider about the Hyatt bar: this year the D&D guys have room blocks in the Hyatt too this year so it may be more populated than previous years.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 11, 2014, 10:00:02 PM
It's still easily the most open bar type area in the hotels. It's right off the lobby so I can assure you there will be space for everyone to gather though maybe not to all sit down together.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 12, 2014, 12:06:14 AM
New releases at Gencon: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/161427/gen-con-2014-preview/page/1
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 18, 2014, 09:18:26 PM
LEWT

(http://i.imgur.com/NnOO59c.jpg)
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on August 18, 2014, 09:32:24 PM
Nice haul.  Make sure to play Wield.  It is probably awful for AP recording, but I think the players will have a blast.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 18, 2014, 09:55:39 PM
Nice haul.  Make sure to play Wield.  It is probably awful for AP recording, but I think the players will have a blast.

why would it be bad for APs?
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: D6xD6 - Chris on August 18, 2014, 10:02:01 PM
The game uses hand gestures as a mechanic.  Players point, gesture, make a fist, hold up a number of fingers, etc..  It's great for a table, but it adds more elements that obviously cannot be heard.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Kamen on August 18, 2014, 10:45:49 PM
Unless it's time for video APs!

Figured I'd add my swag to this post too!

(http://i.imgur.com/WMajMXi.jpg?1)
All of the new stuff acquired!

(http://i.imgur.com/rVj42lT.jpg?2)
RPPR button, Shadowrun pin, and a tiny, origami hat folded by Mr. Purple himself, David Dobelman.

Signatures!
(http://i.imgur.com/xsXGMII.jpg?2)
Do I really need to say who this is?
(http://i.imgur.com/P3IHZK3.jpg?2)
Same here?
(http://i.imgur.com/ydpN6MH.jpg?2)
3/4ths of Posthuman Studios, Brian Cross couldn't make the con. :(
(http://i.imgur.com/4mRJhTD.jpg?2)
Denis Detwiller's autograph in my copy of Failed Anatomies.
(http://i.imgur.com/6WlDkcu.jpg?2)
Ken Hite and Robin D. Laws
(http://i.imgur.com/NBRnY3p.jpg?2)
Monte Cook
(http://i.imgur.com/L39W1iX.jpg?2)
Ben Woerner
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 19, 2014, 02:17:47 AM
Home for about two hours. So tired. Never driving back again. Said that two years ago. Fuck my memory.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on August 19, 2014, 01:11:11 PM
Had a great time at my first GenCon.

Biggest Highlights:
Got to play a game run by Ross Payton who killed not one but two of my characters and then did provide a TPK. In his defense it was a Elder Godlike which is deathly and it was a con game so there was the impulse on the players part to be big dam heros. He was more than fair and was hardly the horrible monster he plays on TV.

Actually playing a game of Nights Black Agents. Really enjoy that game and have been looking to run a game but it never quite has happened.

Going to the Delta Green panel with Ken Hite, Dennis Detwiller, Shane Ivy, Greg Stolze, and Adam Scott Glancy. They had a number of good suggestions for running games but really the highlight were the war stories of all the crazy shit that has happened in, and out, of games to that crew. I would honestly pay money just to listen to that group shoot the shit.

Going to the RPPR meetup and meeting some of you very nice folks.

Biggest Regrets:

I did not buy a copy of Samurai Spirit when I had a chance. Went on Sunday to pick one up and they were sold out.

Not running over to get into Tom or David's CoC game. Would have loved to be a part of that and witness the use of Operate Heavy Machinery.

The Loot (I told myself I was not going to buy anything ... then I did anyway):

Hillfolk
Eternal Lies
Unspeakable Oath 28 and 29
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Thorn on August 19, 2014, 09:58:03 PM
Awesome swag Noah.  I had to get my autographed Night's Black Agents book off Ebay.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BellaJen on August 20, 2014, 12:11:08 PM
So we had an absolute blast at our first Gencon! We also booked for next year so we will be back and hopefully have a booth in a better spot. =)

It was totally awesome to hang out with all of the RPPR folks and the rest of the fans. Had so much fun playing Channel A with everyone. I will make sure to bring that game again next year.

Don't have any cool lewts to show off. George got a couple of books he wanted and I got more dice. 

Glad the RPPR guys all liked their gifts. It was really nice to see the looks of shock on all your faces. =)

Was totally psyched that we got to play in an RPPR game, thanks Aaron for including us! Team Grand Theft Medic might need to make a return just so we can hang out with bureaucrat bear again.

Can't wait to do this all again next year.

Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: BishopSansPants on August 22, 2014, 08:34:13 AM
It was a good time. Marching with a giant standard between the Hyatt and JW was one of the more surreal experiences of my life. I didn't sit at the Channel A table and I missed the photo op on account of paying my tab, but I still had a blast and met some cool people.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Tim on August 22, 2014, 12:00:03 PM
It was a good time. Marching with a giant standard between the Hyatt and JW was one of the more surreal experiences of my life. I didn't sit at the Channel A table and I missed the photo op on account of paying my tab, but I still had a blast and met some cool people.

Those colors never did run!
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on August 22, 2014, 07:31:36 PM
The colors did not run, they sprinted forth ahead the might marching band of pod-casters! Their banner's proud colors ever touch the ground!

After the painting was finished and paint dry, I put 2 spray coatings of Matte Varnish so that the paint wouldn't be harmed during any travel processes or flack/crack. This years GenCon was the best I've ever been too. I hope that next years will surpass this years.
Title: Re: GenCon 2014 and the 5th RPPR Fan Meet-up
Post by: Graywalker on August 29, 2014, 07:43:28 PM
Sorry for the double post but this is for Aaron.

THE PROTOMEN!: http://i.imgur.com/9NLKWgb.jpg