Polyhedral Underground - Wisconsin Gaming Group

Wisconsin Gaming Group - Oshkosh - NE Wisconsin
It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:50 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:13 pm 
Offline
Fierce Competitor
Fierce Competitor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:05 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Winneconne, WI
Game Collection: http://adventgeekgirl.blogspot.com/p/bl ... _5912.html
Elric wrote:
Make sure to keep a running list of all your favorite parts of GenCon... Otherwise it all becomes a blur!


I'm actually covering the event for a website I'm writing for now. Plus I'm the other half of the duo that actually walks around with a notebook taking notes. I think it's the weird teachery/blogger side of me that has a habit of wanting to keep notes.

We did also get tickets for the game library for some downtime gaming, browsing, etc.

We'll definitely look to see what else is going on. I'm kind of excited we're there on Wednesday before the crowds so we have time to get our bearings before things kick into high gear. We've done the film festival circuit before, so we're kind of attacking it like we did our film festivals, but with more downtime instead of back-to-back events.

I swore off Sugar-Free Red Bull a year ago. . . but I think this might be the one week of the year I could relapse a little bit. haha!

_________________
“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. . . Being a geek is extremely liberating.” ― Simon Pegg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:38 pm 
Offline
Adventure Sage
Adventure Sage
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 723
What type of gamer are you?: Computer
Seripmav wrote:
One restaurant/brewpub is called the Ram. They change their menus and have big Magic/game banners hung. If you're trying to get in during prime lunch /supper hours though - it is packed. I sort of gave up on it because of the crowds, but if you can hit it off times it might be worth it. I think there is some Wednesday night stuff that happens there.


Ah yes, thanks Seripmav! The Ram was the one I was thinking of. A couple years back I remember that I met up there with GT and BHL, but couldn't remember the name for the life of me. ;)

_________________
- Elric / Silaence

"If you don't like something, hit it.
:boxing:
If it hits back, shoot it.
:leftfighter4: :halfrobot:
If it's still moving - RUN."

:eeeeek: => :transformer:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:39 pm 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:31 am
Posts: 2583
Location: Innistrad
What type of gamer are you?: Card
Scotty's Brew House is another nice place. It's a few blocks away but totally worth it. Elric, that's where we went one year and all the Star Wars costumed people were there. Remember the little kid at the table next to us who was just in awe of the Stormtroopers? That was pretty cool.

_________________
Simon: Hello
Robert: Hello
Simon: What's your name?
Robert: Um, Robert Unwin
Simon: And what do you do?
Robert: I work at a chicken factory.
<Silence>
Simon: .....Good....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:05 pm 
Offline
Adventure Sage
Adventure Sage
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 723
What type of gamer are you?: Computer
boathouselooper wrote:
Scotty's Brew House is another nice place. It's a few blocks away but totally worth it. Elric, that's where we went one year and all the Star Wars costumed people were there. Remember the little kid at the table next to us who was just in awe of the Stormtroopers? That was pretty cool.


Hah yes, I do remember that. I think that was the place where they gave out free custom dice to anyone who ordered from their special GenCon themed menu, right? Good times, we will have to repeat that sometime soon. Are you going this year BHL?

_________________
- Elric / Silaence

"If you don't like something, hit it.
:boxing:
If it hits back, shoot it.
:leftfighter4: :halfrobot:
If it's still moving - RUN."

:eeeeek: => :transformer:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:27 pm 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:31 am
Posts: 2583
Location: Innistrad
What type of gamer are you?: Card
I'm not going this year, no. If I can't get a hotel attached to the convention center I don't go. I guess I'm an elitist or something. Or else I believe in voting with my wallet. :)

In any case, I hope to be back next year.

_________________
Simon: Hello
Robert: Hello
Simon: What's your name?
Robert: Um, Robert Unwin
Simon: And what do you do?
Robert: I work at a chicken factory.
<Silence>
Simon: .....Good....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:53 am 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2003 9:53 pm
Posts: 5033
Location: Lord Gunthry's Keep
Weird Al did an AMA on Reddit the other day and someone asked him if he ever went to conventions. He said he went to Comic Con once but was stopped every two feet by fans asking for autographs. Then he said, and I don't know if this is true, that if he went again he would dress up as a storm trooper like other celebrities do when they want to attend a con.

So some of those costumed people might just be celebrities in disguise.

_________________
Image
I'm giving myself the Vulcan nerve pinch right now!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:05 pm 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:30 am
Posts: 7581
Location: Stuck in the mud at the Rocketville paintball field.
What type of gamer are you?: RPG
Just throwing this out there... if anyone at GenCon gets near the AEG booth and can snag a copy of the premium edition of Deadland:Reloaded, (It comes in a wooden box), just give me a call and I'll give you my credit card number...

It's my precious! I WANTS it!

_________________
I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:05 pm 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:35 pm
Posts: 5183
Location: Under the stone bridge...
Skittlebrau wrote:
Just throwing this out there... if anyone at GenCon gets near the AEG booth and can snag a copy of the premium edition of Deadland:Reloaded, (It comes in a wooden box), just give me a call and I'll give you my credit card number...

It's my precious! I WANTS it!


I could swing by there for you.

_________________
Trolls exist!
They steal your socks. But only the left ones...

...what's with that?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:14 pm 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:30 am
Posts: 7581
Location: Stuck in the mud at the Rocketville paintball field.
What type of gamer are you?: RPG
Thanks!!

It's limited, and very very likely that they will sell out very very swiftly. So I won't be crying a river if you can't get ahold of one, but I would have been foolish not to ask.

Deadlands was easily my favorite CCG. Heck, it's still my favorite RPG setting, CCG, theme, genre, etc. if it's Deadlands, odds are good that I will love it, and the CCG coming back as an LCG format really has excited!

_________________
I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:33 am 
Offline
Adventure Sage
Adventure Sage
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 723
What type of gamer are you?: Computer
I can check as well. I'll be getting to Indy on Wednesday by 9am to help CMON (Cool Mini or Not) set up their booth in the exhibit hall. If I happen to catch the AEG guys before the "masses" hit the floor - I'll see if they have one. Shoot me a PM with your cell number if that interests you... ;)

_________________
- Elric / Silaence

"If you don't like something, hit it.
:boxing:
If it hits back, shoot it.
:leftfighter4: :halfrobot:
If it's still moving - RUN."

:eeeeek: => :transformer:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:43 am 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:35 pm
Posts: 5183
Location: Under the stone bridge...
Elric wrote:
I can check as well. I'll be getting to Indy on Wednesday by 9am to help CMON (Cool Mini or Not) set up their booth in the exhibit hall. If I happen to catch the AEG guys before the "masses" hit the floor - I'll see if they have one. Shoot me a PM with your cell number if that interests you... ;)


Probably a better idea, I won't be on the hall floor until Saturday.

_________________
Trolls exist!
They steal your socks. But only the left ones...

...what's with that?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:31 pm 
Offline
Fierce Competitor
Fierce Competitor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:05 pm
Posts: 142
Location: Winneconne, WI
Game Collection: http://adventgeekgirl.blogspot.com/p/bl ... _5912.html
If you're going and you want to hook up with us for dinner or lunch or a stroll or something, PM for our cell and we can try to meet up. We've got our schedule ready, too. We'll be arriving Tuesday night so I can go to the educators seminars on Wednesday and Ray is going to get a lay of the land and all that. So if you're in on Wednesday, give us a shout.

_________________
“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. . . Being a geek is extremely liberating.” ― Simon Pegg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:15 pm 
Offline
Polyhedral Underground Master
Polyhedral Underground Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:30 am
Posts: 7581
Location: Stuck in the mud at the Rocketville paintball field.
What type of gamer are you?: RPG
Attention anyone headed to Gen Con (or who is already there),

Buy Elric a drink for me if you see him, and I'll pay you back when you get home. He managed to snag me the Doomtown:Reloaded Premium set I was drooling over! What a guy!

Thanks to the rest of you who offered to keep an eye out for one, and let me know if you want to play some Doomtown in a few days.... or whenever, I still have a few thousand cards from the original game to hold me over for now...

_________________
I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GenCon 2014
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:41 pm 
Offline
Average Gamer
Average Gamer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:35 am
Posts: 78
Game Collection: http://tinyurl.com/m5jw5rk
One day left to GenCon...over 20 games stacked up in hotel room >.>

I was less concerned for new releases than good deals, but I did snag Doomtown:Reloaded as well as a couple other new releases.

Exhausting, but it's been fun. Haven't run into any of the polyhedral folks though.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group