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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:57 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthias Maccabeus wrote:
cliffwiggs wrote:
Matthias Maccabeus wrote:
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If I got a Leviathan or Lurker, I'd pay $20... Laughing
The odds would only be 38% to get one.


So if I bought 3 tickets...
77%


So I'm guessing we could do this all day...

Probably

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:01 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolus wrote:
cliffwiggs wrote:
Get it before its gone!


No kidding! After that ticket, the next one is for $5-600. It's still hard to justify so much money for a ticket when my focus is one game for a weekend. But it is one of my favorite games that I also rarely get to play.
Then play other games.

If we get enough volunteers then we all take breaks to either play or just shop. (or do market comparisons in my case)

and there is nothing like the experience of just being at Gencon and seeing it for the first time. being immersed in the subculture is an amazing feeling after spending the other 361 days in real life.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:11 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

cliffwiggs wrote:
Dolus wrote:
cliffwiggs wrote:
Get it before its gone!


No kidding! After that ticket, the next one is for $5-600. It's still hard to justify so much money for a ticket when my focus is one game for a weekend. But it is one of my favorite games that I also rarely get to play.
Then play other games.

If we get enough volunteers then we all take breaks to either play or just shop. (or do market comparisons in my case)

and there is nothing like the experience of just being at Gencon and seeing it for the first time. being immersed in the subculture is an amazing feeling after spending the other 361 days in real life.


I have to agree with Cliff. Gen Con is something every gamer needs to experience at least once.

Oh and I'll be bringing Ryan again + 2 more for Dragon Diceâ„¢ this year Cliff. I may have to have them work some HeroScape events for me, but if not and you need some help with stuff let me know, I can probably send them your way.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:18 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

But so far Dragon Diceâ„¢ is the only event I know I really want to participate in. And would be happy spending my entire time there.

I already have BGG.Con and other conventions for the rest of my board gaming hobby.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:32 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trust me... you WANT to go to GenCon. My first one was two years ago. Its amazing. And I went last year too, and that was amazing (and I won Behemoths!).

There is TONS of stuff you want to do there... you just dont know it yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:14 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

This topic makes me cry. Why isn't there a bridge between Europe and America yet?!?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:36 am GMT    Post subject: Pre-Events Reply with quote

Since there are no Sealed Starter events projected (although I see the discussion about using kickers), how about a "Constructed Starter" event.

Two different 18-health races (1 monster, 1 rare, 3 different uncommons, and 5 different commons), a drake and a wyrm (black, blue, green, gold, red, or ivory) and 4 terrains (all must be different color-combinations with 1 Tower, 1 Temple, 1 Standing Stones, and 1 City). Pretty much what you would expect from a 2-player starter. No advanced rules.

You could combine this with a kicker, or if you make the kicker a Battle Chest, then it would be Advanced Rules. (Hmmm. I might try that at DEXCON.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:42 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was working on moving away from the starter simply because there are only two of them and its not quite as much fun to play those races over and over.

as a constructed event...

Its a good idea, but would have to replace something. the obvious choices are either no magicians or single race... I think it would make the most sense to replace single race since its 'closer' in that format.

thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:36 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Single Race and No Magicians happen to be my favorite two! Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:38 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, would you rather play 'constructed starter' than multi-player?

I had feedback in 2012 that people liked multiplayer and wanted to see it again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:26 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not played Multi-Player at GenCon. If you have people telling you they liked it though, prolly want to keep that one. Maybe I will play it this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:51 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have not played Multi-Player at GenCon.


I think they still do this at Dex Con...
but basically.... the first round (of a 4 player bout) is a multi-player round, followed by head to head matchups.

What's good about the multi-player round, is it gives you a chance to see all the player's armies.

GenCon has dropped the multi-player first round.

At windy City, we play as much as 6 players at times...
it's really allot of fun.

Maybe a multi player round could simply be exhibition...
as to break the ice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:53 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have not played Multi-Player at GenCon.


I think they still do this at Dex Con...
but basically.... the first round (of a 4 player bout) is a multi-player round, followed by head to head matchups.

What's good about the multi-player round, is it gives you a chance to see all the player's armies.

GenCon has dropped the multi-player first round.

At windy City, we play as much as 6 players at times...
it's really allot of fun.

Maybe a multi player round could simply be exhibition...
as to break the ice.

I believe you are describing the Alpha format. That had a multi-player first round, and pairings for the next two rounds.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:24 am GMT    Post subject: My Availability for GENCON Reply with quote

Well, thanks to Congress not being able to agree on much, as far as the budget is concerned, the Federal employee is on the short end of the stick (again). As a result, it appears that I will be taking a 20% (not this is not a misprint) pay cut beginning in May and lasting through the first of October. Needless to say, our financial situation will be a little constrained during this period and, unfortunately, I will have to give up attending GENCON this year. Hopefully we won't see a repeat next year.

Of course what Congress does it can undo, so if enough people contact them to complain about how the sequester is adversely affecting them, it might be undone.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:39 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff, have your events been approved yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:19 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthias Maccabeus wrote:
Cliff, have your events been approved yet?
No, I just sent Derek an email this morning asking about that. I'm assuming yours haven't either.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:21 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

cliffwiggs wrote:
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Cliff, have your events been approved yet?
No, I just sent Derek an email this morning asking about that. I'm assuming yours haven't either.
and suddenly three months after submission I started getting questions about them.(not from Derek).

The same descriptions I've been cut-n-pasting for the last five years are suddenly 'unacceptable', but somehow no one complained last several times...

but only one is accepted for consideration and all the others are still submitted for review. makes me just a bit nervous...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:06 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

cliffwiggs wrote:
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Matthias Maccabeus wrote:
Cliff, have your events been approved yet?
No, I just sent Derek an email this morning asking about that. I'm assuming yours haven't either.
and suddenly three months after submission I started getting questions about them.(not from Derek).

The same descriptions I've been cut-n-pasting for the last five years are suddenly 'unacceptable', but somehow no one complained last several times...

but only one is accepted for consideration and all the others are still submitted for review. makes me just a bit nervous...


If it makes you feel any better I haven't heard a word either and we've been doing it for 6+ years...

But I looked and I didn't hear back last year til May 2nd. So he's still on time I guess?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:18 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI - I seem to remember three-four years ago it was earlier in the year...

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:09 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff, he finally accepted all my events. I hope he did the same for you.
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