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2 hours ago, Konas said:

And.....we are back. Worked a half day yesterday to catch up a bit but didn't have time to jump on here. I have a fuller then normal inbox and know that a couple of you reached out to me there. I will be responding this afternoon.

Had an AMAZING GenCon. Potentially the best ever. Big things happening that I cannot discuss yet but hopefully soon. Great to see so many of you there. Apologies to @Zoxe again for not recognizing you upon meeting. My memory is crap. Too much lumberjack juice.

Went a little crazy with the purchases this year. One of our biggest hauls ever. The shortlist: Monsterpocalypse, Aristeia, Crystal Clans, lots of minis for Arena Rex, Guild Ball, Hordes, Pathfinder playtest, Vampire V5, L5R beginner box, lots of dice, and a bunch of other stuff. Root the game was a big hit with the crew. So much that I am sure I am forgetting something.

Our crew did an amazing job. @Zoe took the lead on the booth this year so I could hobnob with some other businesses and it worked very well. Hats off to her. She has staved off her daily firing for at least one day.

Pathfinder playtest is pretty cool. Been reading the PDF since it released.

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On ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 10:10 AM, Zoxe said:

I kept looking out for you but didn't spot you!

We had a great GenCon.  Friends from out of town, a big group dinner with too many margaritas, late night gaming (well, 'late' by our definition, hah), some really fun demos, and yes - much acquired loot.  We did the Q&A with the keynote authors - James S.A. Corey of the Expanse series and got front row.  Separately got them to sign some books.  

I am in a rush this morning - I need to leave for the office in an hour and then will be away on business - but will try to gather my thoughts and post a follow-up later.

I will say that one of the comical events of the weekend was our first visit to the DMG booth.  I spotted Zoe and shouted at her and we chat for awhile.  I then ask about a specific product I meant to look at in person.  She didn't see it in their collection and then called Konas over.  Konas had no reason to recognize me in person - we've met once, almost a year ago - and started into the full-on overview of the Sentinel box.  I'm smiling and nodding along, but over his shoulder, Zoe is horrified.  I lip read from her, "Does he know who you are?" to which I shrug and say "no."

Konas is really getting his momentum now, but Zoe taps him on the shoulder sand says, "Konas... Konas... this is Zoxe."

Konas deflates.  Extends his hand.  "Hi."

"Hi! I'm really sorry, but you were doing so well I didn't want to interrupt you."  I'm pretty sure Konas was mentally wanting to kick me in the shin but he held his composure.

 

We stopped in several times throughout the weekend, and the booth always looked pretty busy and money was changing hands.  I truly hope DMG had a great 'con and had a safe trip home.  I'm maintaining my Vitamin C regimen this year - maybe this time I won't come down with the 'Con Crud.

That is an exceedingly accurate depiction of what occurred. Including the 'deflated' Konas.

Yes, Con Crud is a very real thing. Bets on who from the DMG crew gets it first?

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1 hour ago, Konas said:

That is an exceedingly accurate depiction of what occurred. Including the 'deflated' Konas.

Yes, Con Crud is a very real thing. Bets on who from the DMG crew gets it first?

I saw your apology above, but it's really not necessary. We totally set you up, and I should have immediately waived you off. But I do LOVE the sentinel box, so wanted to hear what you had to say. ??

I had a brief hint of the crud on Saturday morning but was able to thwart it. Still on vitC while here on business travel.

How distracting/irritating was it to be situated across from the cosplay deviants? Do you get any hint who your neighbors will be?

 

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23 minutes ago, Zoxe said:

I saw your apology above, but it's really not necessary. We totally set you up, and I should have immediately waived you off. But I do LOVE the sentinel box, so wanted to hear what you had to say. ??

I had a brief hint of the crud on Saturday morning but was able to thwart it. Still on vitC while here on business travel.

How distracting/irritating was it to be situated across from the cosplay deviants? Do you get any hint who your neighbors will be?

 

Hah, not distracting at all, at least for me. I can't speak for the rest of the crew. We find out where we are when they release the showroom map to the public. We do not get to request neighbors. Last year we were directly across from Wyrmwood.

I, do not have any signs of the crud, as of yet....but, I am guessing, that I have just jinxed myself.

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43 minutes ago, Konas said:

I, do not have any signs of the crud, as of yet....but, I am guessing, that I have just jinxed myself.

Pretty much a certainty now :D

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2 hours ago, Konas said:

That is an exceedingly accurate depiction of what occurred. Including the 'deflated' Konas.

Yes, Con Crud is a very real thing. Bets on who from the DMG crew gets it first?

I'm betting on myself. Can I do that? I felt like complete garbage yesterday. Annie would be my second choice. Jeremiah's a tank, though, it's rather unfair. I definitely didn't take enough vitamin C.

1 hour ago, Zoxe said:

I saw your apology above, but it's really not necessary. We totally set you up, and I should have immediately waived you off. But I do LOVE the sentinel box, so wanted to hear what you had to say. ??

I had a brief hint of the crud on Saturday morning but was able to thwart it. Still on vitC while here on business travel.

How distracting/irritating was it to be situated across from the cosplay deviants? Do you get any hint who your neighbors will be?

 

I thought it was so awesome!!! I asked for a few photos of the girls standing along the booth but sorely regret not getting a photo of Fran from FF12. (She made it herself!! It was such a good costume!) They were all super nice and the people helping run their booth & line did so very respectfully for a family-friendly event. We probably bothered them more, what with our DOG MIGHT screams for Cheese Weasel every 15 minutes. ?

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19 minutes ago, Zoe said:

I'm betting on myself. Can I do that? I felt like complete garbage yesterday. Annie would be my second choice. Jeremiah's a tank, though, it's rather unfair. I definitely didn't take enough vitamin C.

I thought it was so awesome!!! I asked for a few photos of the girls standing along the booth but sorely regret not getting a photo of Fran from FF12. (She made it herself!! It was such a good costume!) They were all super nice and the people helping run their booth & line did so very respectfully for a family-friendly event. We probably bothered them more, what with our DOG MIGHT screams for Cheese Weasel every 15 minutes. ?

Jeremiah has a glorious beard whose might likely repels the nastiest germs.  People with beards in general exude an aura of such power and majesty that no infection stands a chance against the vitality of a bearded warrior.

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@tgpumpkin Here are some pics!  You asked if we were headed to Grandcon, but alas the answer is no.  We're going to Reapercon later this month and then PAX Unplugged again.

 

Looking at my haul, I realized I didn't really buy any new games (technically a couple of expansions for SoB).  However, I just got my copy of ROOT, Founders of Gloomhaven, and VAST delivered to the house within the 2 weeks prior.  

PICTURE 1

Dropfleet Commander. I didn't intend to buy much at this booth.... on my list was a Battlecruiser, the new Destroyers, and 1 Battleship to fill out my collection.  But, they were selling some of the webstore-only and residual Kickstarter Exclusive stock.  Everything that's in a plastic bag is exclusive in some way.  The scourge ships are for Mrs. Zoxe's army.

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PICTURE 2

Shadows of Brimstone and Broken Token.  I really like the BT paint stands that we got at PAX-U and wanted more.  The Brimstone goodies were offset by winning my painting category (the Depth Track and Trederran Raiders were covered by the prize pool).  

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PICTURE 3

Kingdom Death - Spent more than I intended.  This is a mix of gencon exclusives, models I think are cool and wanted duplicates of, and resins that are hard to get.  The brown box Ringtail Fox Survivor (lower row, 2nd from right) has been scalped on eBay from $65 to $100.  I paid $20 and is part of the initial collector's run of 500 (mine is #498).

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17 minutes ago, Zoxe said:

@tgpumpkin Here are some pics!  You asked if we were headed to Grandcon, but alas the answer is no.  We're going to Reapercon later this month and then PAX Unplugged again.

 

Looking at my haul, I realized I didn't really buy any new games (technically a couple of expansions for SoB).  However, I just got my copy of ROOT, Founders of Gloomhaven, and VAST delivered to the house within the 2 weeks prior.  

PICTURE 1

Dropfleet Commander. I didn't intend to buy much at this booth.... on my list was a Battlecruiser, the new Destroyers, and 1 Battleship to fill out my collection.  But, they were selling some of the webstore-only and residual Kickstarter Exclusive stock.  Everything that's in a plastic bag is exclusive in some way.  The scourge ships are for Mrs. Zoxe's army.

20180808_210201.thumb.jpg.f60fae18ea5685c9491e069372635ecc.jpg

 

PICTURE 2

Shadows of Brimstone and Broken Token.  I really like the BT paint stands that we got at PAX-U and wanted more.  The Brimstone goodies were offset by winning my painting category (the Depth Track and Trederran Raiders were covered by the prize pool).  

20180808_205835.thumb.jpg.bce1c4569cc89e075b2c138131d63414.jpg

 

PICTURE 3

Kingdom Death - Spent more than I intended.  This is a mix of gencon exclusives, models I think are cool and wanted duplicates of, and resins that are hard to get.  The brown box Ringtail Fox Survivor (lower row, 2nd from right) has been scalped on eBay from $65 to $100.  I paid $20 and is part of the initial collector's run of 500 (mine is #498).

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You didn’t need to add the kdm pics ya know ;)

 

nice pickups,  glad you got some good stuff out of it.  I realized after the con I forgot to get s terraforming mars organizer.  

Sorry we missed each other again.  I’m new to this con stuff so I’m still figuring things out.  I feel like I flubbed gencon and missed some real cool stuff but st least I still had a good time.  Maybe next year :)

youll have to tell me how founders is.  I thought about it last year but it seemed like it was not scratching the right itch for me.  I can’t wait to try root and get the base game preorder in the mail :) (I got the expansion at least lol).  Another game I wish I would have tried out there was coimbra.  Looked interesting and the board is dynamic .  

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My sister and I played Founders of Gloomhaven twice. I liked it. Not easy to understand with just reading the rule book. The book does provide a link to a how to play video which I found very useful. Once we got into the game, we really liked it.  Lots of deep strategy. I loved watching my town grow. I won the first game, but @Zenithsplendor won the second time.  Figuring out points whenever a higher tier building is built is tricky, with some of the points being split between those who own the supplies needed to build it. Does help prevent run-away leaders.  

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12 hours ago, Zoxe said:

PICTURE 3

Kingdom Death - Spent more than I intended.  This is a mix of gencon exclusives, models I think are cool and wanted duplicates of, and resins that are hard to get.  The brown box Ringtail Fox Survivor (lower row, 2nd from right) has been scalped on eBay from $65 to $100.  I paid $20 and is part of the initial collector's run of 500 (mine is #498).

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Can't tell from the picture - what brown boxes did you get?

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7 hours ago, Thomas Browne said:

Can't tell from the picture - what brown boxes did you get?

From Left to Right.  Those with the asterik (*) are first run collector's edition w/ signed card.

TOP ROW:  Dark Elf - Variant, Dark Elf*, Sci-Fi Savior*

BOTTOM ROW:  White Knight, Ringtail Fox Survivor*, Death High Whitespeaker*

I had actually assembled my White Knight the evening before we departed for Gencon and loved him so much I bought another.  Will be a really great model to paint.

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11 hours ago, Zoxe said:

I finally finished my blogger write up for the event.  There are a few more pictures (and a lot more words).  :)

http://zoxes.blogspot.com/2018/08/gencon-2018.html

 

Excellent post you have. As I could not make it to GenCon, I enjoyed reading about your experiences. Made me feel like I was there. Wow, two hours to buy your Kingdom Death items. You are a true fan.

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