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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2022, 01:33:43 PM »
Is True Dungeon at Gencon this year?

Is GameScience still at Gencon despite the death of Rick Loomis?

Is that gaming table company at Gencon with people ooing and awwing the table?

Any interesting new dice designs?


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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2022, 08:45:39 AM »
Is True Dungeon at Gencon this year?

Is GameScience still at Gencon despite the death of Rick Loomis?

Is that gaming table company at Gencon with people ooing and awwing the table?

Any interesting new dice designs?
True Dungeon was there, running 3 separate dungeons, which are exhausting when you are in them back-to-back-to-back.

Game Science had a booth there. Rather small and lost compared to the other dice booths. Regarding some of the other dice booths many were selling high-end dice, but I’ve never understood the point of paying $35 for a single die. It’s going to get banged up over time as it gets rolled, stuffed in a dice bag, etc. Are people putting them on their mantle as display pieces?

I do recall seeing a gaming table booth, but don’t recall the name. It seemed to have decent traffic. So people are still paying $2k+ for a customized table.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2022, 11:54:19 AM »
There've always been people who were suckers for exotic dice, but with the recent performative bent for a lot of the mercer effect posers, I can absolutely see them shelling out for dice forged from metal salvaged from the Titanic and blessed by a Tibetan monk, in a box that illuminates with a fog generator when you open the lid, with each die named something 'quirky' like Mister Rollington the Third.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2022, 12:23:29 PM »
Damnit..

The 'Infinity Mirror' quote boxes have started up again.

There has got to be a better way to do the quoting...

- Ed C.

There appear to be a couple of modules for this forum software that will minimize, but not eliminate, that issue. It would require the mod team to locate, download. and install them, though.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2022, 01:21:01 PM »
According to the blog post, it was all someone elses fault. Because of course he can't take responsibility for what people do on his company's behalf (assuming it's even true, which I have doubts about). He CLAIMS that this person knows where some inventory is, but alludes to them withholding that info from him. Like, WTF? How the hell, as a business owner, do you NOT KNOW, where your product is held?! This guy is either lying or he's mind-numbingly incompetent. Let's just assume it is true though... why tf you gonna fire the guy before getting your product back? Or the records for all this "information" the guy was supposedly privvy to? As Tony Stark would say: Not a great plan!
Pale face break treaty, come and steal inventory.


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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2022, 01:23:44 PM »
According to the blog post, it was all someone elses fault. Because of course he can't take responsibility for what people do on his company's behalf (assuming it's even true, which I have doubts about). He CLAIMS that this person knows where some inventory is, but alludes to them withholding that info from him. Like, WTF? How the hell, as a business owner, do you NOT KNOW, where your product is held?! This guy is either lying or he's mind-numbingly incompetent. Let's just assume it is true though... why tf you gonna fire the guy before getting your product back? Or the records for all this "information" the guy was supposedly privvy to? As Tony Stark would say: Not a great plan!
Pale face break treaty, come and steal inventory.
How does this compare to KS's Palladium great betrayal crap from > a decade ago?

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2022, 01:27:36 PM »
Is GameScience still at Gencon despite the death of Rick Loomis?
Rick Loomis was Flying Buffalo.  Game Science is a dice company.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2022, 01:31:01 PM »
How does this compare to KS's Palladium great betrayal crap from > a decade ago?
I don't know anything about Palladium.
I didn't attend GenCon this year because this animal didn't have its shots.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2022, 01:36:57 PM »
How does this compare to KS's Palladium great betrayal crap from > a decade ago?
I don't know anything about Palladium.
I didn't attend GenCon this year because this animal didn't have its shots.
I understand.  I got mine to go on a Baltic cruise...except St. Petersburg was canceled because Russia is bring naughty.

But really, you've never heard about Palladium and the Great Betryal? The first one, not the Robote ch Tactics betrayal...or any subsequent berayals...damn, KS has rhe whole world against him. Term to double down on his persecution delusions...

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2022, 03:14:10 PM »

He definitely has a booth at GenCon, and definitely blew $20k plus on a fiasco. I think he only stayed at his booth for an hour before he bailed. Can’t say that I blame him for hiding his face.

As for investigating, I never claimed I found out a deep secret. It can’t be secret with the company’s name on the booth. I am pointing out this Woke jerk’s failure, and whatever sob story he puts on his website for an assumed friendly audience he still failed to deliver on his plans on being at GenCon with product to sell and promote his game. The excuses are just that, and don’t contradict his failure. It’s also telling that instead of even coming up with some posters or flyers to help promote the game all he could do was make up some buttons to virtue-signal, as if that would cover his failure as a game developer and producer.

It's been said that gamers can make very poor business people.  Woke ones are even worse.   Remember that comic book/Game store I think that was in Ca then was ultra woke and then went under?  I believe that was discussed here.

Wokists have a problem: every book they produce is a make-work project for totally untalented people, by default. Ones with racial or sexual elements to them even moreso, because then they will have to take on like 50 "cultural advisors". And because wokists are all deeply unstable human beings, many of which with malignant narcissism or psychopathy, they will inevitably end up creating issues.

But hey, this is the guy who said "you should buy this book and not play it, white people". So fuck him.
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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2022, 03:20:12 PM »
I thought I’d start a topic on what people are seeing at GenCon, thinking I might not be the only member here.

Tell us about any cool stuff you see there. Or any games you play.

Wish I were there this year.
Not that much I saw that I’d call cool other than the inflatable mech, which is certainly cool. More encouraged by the higher number of attendees and vendors in the dealer hall as a reflection of returning health to the industry.

Nothing struck me as being a big launch that I was interested in, though I’m sure there were some that would interest others. The LotFP booth was less busy than prior years. I wish someone could convince Raggi to do more generally useful gaming material that was only somewhat weird. Flipping through his books and seeing outright fucked up disturbing things set in the late renaissance over and over and over again is a very, very narrow niche. Some of  the books are are almost works of art in their construction and production values, but the content is so damned out there weird/disturbing/grotesque since his early products I lose interest. More Grinding Gear, and less sexual cannibalism and bestiality in powdered wigs, please, for the love of God, please.

Sorry, you wanted what was cool, and I think I failed in that. I guess what’s cool is that is seems the industry is resetting to be in a position to offer genuinely cool gaming material next year. (Last year was sad, and I’ll leave it at that.)

Sounds like you should check out the Old School Companion 2.
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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2022, 04:40:47 PM »
Is GameScience still at Gencon despite the death of Rick Loomis?
Rick Loomis was Flying Buffalo.  Game Science is a dice company.

Yeah I realized that later. I meant to ask if FBI is there.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2022, 11:08:49 PM »
There was some dice company there that had a booth I couldn't believe. Like a damn jewelry store, and poor little Game Science with that stubby little booth.

The UrbanMech nearly made me weep. BattleTech is one of my favorite IPs ever, has been ever since I was a wee gamer. I have seen plenty of big-ass Space Marine statues, but nothing like the giant Urbie.

I saw some really cool shit, got waved into the Catalyst booth by Michael fucking Stackpole (and I just barely, barely avoided freaking out like a teen girl but did not soil nor embarrass myself), and had a great time with my son and his scout group.

Completely positive experience, and even if I catch covid it was worth it.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2022, 12:36:51 AM »
Coyote & Crow themselves announced a few days ago that they would be unable to sell product at Gen Con this year:
https://coyoteandcrow.net/2022/08/01/gen-con-2022/

And wooboy what a reason it is!

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I'm sorry to say that the person I hired for the Event and Outreach position left us in a bit of a spot as well. While the initial work from them seemed promising, I had to let them go last month and when I did, they took a scorched earth attitude and did not forward me any details or contacts regarding projects they were working on.

They're not just implying incompetence but outright malice.

How the hell, as a business owner, do you NOT KNOW, where your product is held?!

To be fair this is often the case when using third party event/fulfillment services.

why tf you gonna fire the guy before getting your product back? Or the records for all this "information" the guy was supposedly privvy to?

Or right before the event you hired them to manage.

The whole post reads like a hit piece on a former employee rather than what it should be, an apology letter to the fans. But as typical with these narcissists, it's all deflection and excuses.

With allies like these...

The only time he even mentioned being sorry it was for having "to bring you all this news with such short notice." He's not sorry there won't be product, he's only sorry he didn't break the news sooner.

This doesn't mean they aren't sorry for both, and this practice of reading apologies in pedantically bad faith is easily one of the most toxic traits of the Woke, so let's not emulate it.

Anyway, for those curious about Wulf James-Roby, the Event & Outreach Coordinator in question, all I can say is you will be shocked at your complete lack of surprise.

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Re: GenCon 2022 topic
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2022, 08:41:25 AM »

Lol!  This guy looks like a real prize...