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MissTiffany
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:43 am GMT    Post subject: Gencon '09 "Blog" Reply with quote

Gencon is officially starting in about 15 mins! I will try to post what is going on for those of you who care (if anyone does)!!

We got the booth set up yesterday! Always a long and hot process as they don't turn the air on for that!

I posted pictures on my facebook page you can see them here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2025835&id=1007745279&l=737c98a0aa
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:12 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

The game mats look great!!...

What's in the wooden box?
It looks like dice on bubble wrap...or dice in those gumball containers.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:06 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clear marbles with lights underneath that spin! And new promo dice we have this year
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:25 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things are going well. Sales are doing well for Thursday most people are doing the "walk around" before commiting but we have sold quite a bit. Acolytes are leading the numbers as expected.

I am getting dry from all the talking but that is normal too.

Several people are getting up from a demo and buying at least a starter and maybe some kickers so that is great!

The VIG gamer room demos did not pan out. It is basically a room for the VIGs to go and sit and drink free soda and there was no interest in having a demo while in there.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:12 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Things are going well. Sales are doing well for Thursday most people are doing the "walk around" before commiting but we have sold quite a bit. Acolytes are leading the numbers as expected.



Hurray!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:17 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

MissTiffany wrote:
Clear marbles with lights underneath that spin! And new promo dice we have this year


New promo dice? Are you talking about the new hybrid dragons and repackaged masters?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:31 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New promo dice? Are you talking about the new hybrid dragons and repackaged masters?


Based on the Facebook Picture and from the SFR site...
I think it's the 4 new ivory/hybrids
and the Marbled Swirld red & blue Dragonkin Champions...
the production ones are pearled.


Marble Swirl looks like the red or blue hunters...
or sometimes called icecream...

that's my best guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:12 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember if we added anything after the picture but there is 1 of each new ivory hybrid. They are pale and look like lemon gumdrops.

Also there are 2 of the new promo DKC and 1 of the new production DKC (I left the red one in my hotel room)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:06 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today was a good day! Sales went well and people are very interested in the game. Several of the Cheese Wheezle people bought starters after their demo. The video is very good about weeding out the people who are not interested in the game and just want their punch.

Single Race had 7 players. No race was present more than once. Feral ended up winning 1st place. (Chuck) 2nd Place was Goblins (Dad)

I don't know the winner of the 100 Monsters only. John is on the phone so can't ask!

My feet hurt! Off to balance the books and see if anyone is still playing games!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:47 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday is going well. I posted more pictures on the link above!

Sales are a little slow but they usually are. Those who can't wait buy thursday those who want to see how much they are gonna have left buy sunday so is about what we expected.'

Sealed box is tonight!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:24 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had 20 people for sealed box last night! Games took so long we eneded up with a 3 way tie!

Chuck, Brad and New player Dan!

Congrats to all! Worlds is today and then Battlefest!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:32 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today has been steady smaller sales with a few larger ones mixed in. Had a player who hasn't played in years showed up and got one of every kicker and starter!

Sold a Unseelie Fairy in a case on Thursday. Proud owner keeps showing it off!

Lots of interesting costumes today. Best yesterday was blue "fairy" type girl with wings that retracted. Best today was 8 foot tall wookie who had the cry down perfect.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:03 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which Unseelie was for sale? TSR, SFR or Black Ink Promo?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:12 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was not one for sale. Someone opened a reprint Scalder kicker, and got an Unseelie in it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:51 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet. That should have generated some excitement around the booth!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:52 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:55 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

GenCon is now over. I'm home (Cliff and Tiffany have some miles to go yet). It was a great location for our booth. Sales were better than last year! The number of people that signed up for our events was good. 20 people for Sealed Box was excellent!

So by all measures it was one of our best GenCons in a number of years. Special thanks to all our volunteers! We could not have done this without your help. Stay tuned for news soon on our new volunteer program. We hope next year will be even better!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:56 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your guys demo seats always seemed full, and you drew alot of head traffic. I think people might like the concept of a decade+ old game that doesn't have 40k different things to collect, but still has some good strategy and stuff. Let's face it, it's also a dice game, which is unique, and it's not stupid simple - lots of strategy and options.

I'm sitting here looking at my 2x Hybrid and Ivory Hybrid sets - they're pretty cool. Finally got the TSR special 4-sided and the white dragons too - thanks! Looking forward to cases of Eldarim soon, and more SFR products!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:24 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckpint wrote:
(Cliff and Tiffany have some miles to go yet).


yeah we got home around 4am....

need more sleep before I can think in complete thoughts.
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cliffwiggs wrote:

yeah we got home around 4am....


just in case you can do simple math, yes this means we were still in Indy while you were half way home. We had to undo and redo the packing three times because the weight kept shifting and threatening to slide onto the interstate. Smile
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