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Who will be there? I am flying out in 24-hours, and will be in Indianapolis in the early afternoon tomorrow. I am working in the Gaming Lounge, just outside of the main exhibit hall, so, if you are playing in any of the tournaments for League or Legends, or Hearthstone, or Counter Strike, or whatever, I will probably be there.

I'll be the big guy with "futiles" on my back.
And I am home. 4 days of gaming, all over the map, and it was pretty good.

Added way more to my collection than I expected, and I was able to do it in a charity auction for some of it, so, supported a great cause and added to my collection. DOUBLE WIN!!!
You mentioned a game you won and a signing? I'm curious as to what game and who signed it?
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You mentioned a game you won and a signing? I'm curious as to what game and who signed it?
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
I won two charity auctions at an invite only event:

First, I won a lot that included Tesla vs Edison (which I have been itching to pick up), the TvE expansion, and an interesting novel that is a game. You read the novel, and through out the book, there are puzzles and riddles you must solve to proceed, taking you in different directions through the book. The designer for TvE's Expansion was one of the people that put on the event, so, he personalized and signed the expansion. The designer and the artist for the novel were both in attendance as well, so, they both signed and personalized the book. Very cool.

Second, there is a game called Scythe that was kickstarted a few months back. I ended up passing on the backing of it, and have basically been regretting that decision ever since. The "Art Connoisseur Edition" was a special edition, printed only for backers that backed at the top tier, and numbered. One of these was donated to the auction, number 2269/3430. My understanding, it was donated by the designer himself. Well, I tweeted to the designer that I won it, and asked if he would sign it. He invited me over to his showroom at the convention, and signed that for me, too. Also, very cool.
That sounds totally bad ass! I have some event things too but not gaming wise I have attended Horror conventions and used to get stuff signed for me personally. I met Clive Barker once and he signed one of the novels I own, to me, personally. It was Pt.2 of trilogy he hasn't finished...grrr. But that was quite while ago. I have met three of the stuntmen who have played Jason Vorhees and well a bunch of others , but this was before they all started to charge outrageous prices for autographs. We have a Retro gaming expo up here every year, but that has since died I think it has now moved up north and I may still try to attend, next time it goes but I'm thinking its' not going to be yearly anymore..

Is this all Crd gaming or is it board gaming too? Also do you ever see any AD&D stuff, I'm thinking about getting the family into a small campaign to see if they like it.
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That sounds totally bad ass! I have some event things too but not gaming wise I have attended Horror conventions and used to get stuff signed for me personally. I met Clive Barker once and he signed one of the novels I own, to me, personally. It was Pt.2 of trilogy he hasn't finished...grrr. But that was quite while ago. I have met three of the stuntmen who have played Jason Vorhees and well a bunch of others , but this was before they all started to charge outrageous prices for autographs. We have a Retro gaming expo up here every year, but that has since died I think it has now moved up north and I may still try to attend, next time it goes but I'm thinking its' not going to be yearly anymore..

Is this all Crd gaming or is it board gaming too? Also do you ever see any AD&D stuff, I'm thinking about getting the family into a small campaign to see if they like it.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU
GenCon started as a straight-forward RPG convention, and has blossomed into any tabletop gaming. Huge presence by RPGs, Miniatures, Card, and Board, with eBash making a decent presence as the only electronic gaming there.

I don't do a ton of "card" gaming, as in the Trading Card Games or Living Card Games or Collectible Card Games (TCG/LCG/CCG). Mostly, if I do a card game, it would be self-contained, like Dominion, or San Juan, or similar. Not much like Pokémon, or Magic, or any of those.

The games I won were all traditional European style board games.

But, D&D, Shadowrun, Pathfinder, and a many other less known RPGs were all over the place. One of my friends picked up a bunch of Shadowrun stuff.

Warhammer has a pretty huge presence, too.

And the RPG miniatures. ALL THE MINIATURES. I live 10 miles from the company that makes the official minis for Pathfinder, but, the D&D, and generic, and Shadowrun, and terrain minis....
That was very cool of the designer to sign it. Many would ignore tweets like that.
Originally Posted by dieselv2
Surprisingly the tabletop industry is very open and accepting of any major hobby/past time. They are the most welcome and interactive with their fans.
" I can't keep [it] up right now, as soon as I get enough to feed it, I have to play forever just to give it some water. Then it falls asleep." -smrnov
That was very cool of the designer to sign it. Many would ignore tweets like that.
Originally Posted by dieselv2
Like Dacoto said, the tabletop industry is VERY different than the video game industry. Designers and Publisher keep an active presence on boardgamegeek.com, and follow their own games. So, anytime someone posts a rules question, usually, designers step in and answer those questions themselves.

I have followed and tweeted to many a game designer, which has always resulted in a reply, a follow of me by them, and an extended conversation.

Honestly, I think that is one of the things that draws more towards tabletop and away from electronic gaming each day.
My box of boxes arrived yesterday, and UPS was about 90% successful in delivering my goods undamaged.

Actually, MY GOODS were delivered undamaged, but, I had a buddy ask me to pick up Star Trek Ascendancy, which was available at GenCon one month before anywhere else. That was literally the only item to take damage. At $110, it was a decent bit of damage to take, though. A claim has already been opened with UPS, so, we will see what happens there.

All of my purchases are safe and warm at home, now.

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