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cnath.rm

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« on: April 12, 2010, 12:45:39 pm »
This year I'm going to get to go to GenCon for the first time.  Aside from Sat where I won't be there, are there any things people can suggest that I totally need to do while there?  I'm already signed up for True Dungeon with some friends, though they are going to GC with an emphasis on the MTG tournaments while I'm looking more for games/seminars.

Others heading over this year? Any of the pub's on the board running demos of their games that I need to be looking for? (the lists of events is huge so it's a lot to wade through)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 12:47:37 pm by cnath.rm »
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 09:23:32 pm »
I'm running a Microlite74 game on Saturday, along with the 2010 GM's Jam seminar, which is nothing as much as a GM's brainstorm session and support group.

I would give yourself plenty of time in the dealer room.  Do a little research beforehand and use a Pocketmod or something to write down where the booths you want to hit are.  A lot of them will have booth demos or a list of demos of their games.  You can just buy generic tickets--the trick is not to overplan.  Pick a list of games you'd "like" to play in, and you'd be surprised how often you can get in with generics.

Check out the Tower of Gygax once there's more info. They run it 24/7, and Frank Mentzer and Tim Kask were our DMs last year.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 10:18:38 pm »
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Check out the Tower of Gygax once there's more info. They run it 24/7, and Frank Mentzer and Tim Kask were our DMs last year.
Ooooo, I must check that one out indeed.  Great advice which I plan to follow indeed.  I'd love to snag a spot for microlight were it not on Sat. :(
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 11:03:28 pm »
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Ooooo, I must check that one out indeed.  Great advice which I plan to follow indeed.  I'd love to snag a spot for microlight were it not on Sat. :(

Yeah, I totally missed that part on 1st read.  Sorry!
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 11:15:46 pm »
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Yeah, in I totally missed that part on 1st read.  Sorry!
not a prob, most people aren't likely to be in church on Saturdays. :)
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