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Apr 21, 2010

Downtime:  What would you have at your ideal gaming convention?  That's not what this episode is about.  It's about what Shane, Liam, Cillian and humbeg would like at their ideal gaming convention, or more correctly conventions, because of course opinions vary dramatically.  Convention organisers take note!  But not too much note.  Apologies for Cillian's faintness, he was actually in the recording room but slouching very far from his microphone like a big slobby gamer.  Features:

  • Lord of the Pies
  • There's 'ideal' and there's 'ideal'
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Pub quiz time
  • Conduration
  • Looking at wargamers
  • Layout by the guys who did R'lyeh
  • Venue for atmosphere
  • Medieval or at least pre-60s
  • Lots and lots of delicious trade
  • humbug's junk
  • Lots of travel or none at all
  • Girlfriends in another country
  • Unspecified vague adversity
  • People talking to you
  • Style over substance
  • Slots a day
  • RPGs versus pub quiz
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Savage Worlds
  • Special events
  • BattleTech
  • Space Hulk
  • Variety
  • Elaborate GMed wargame scenarios
  • Serious boardgame throw-down
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Axis & Allies
  • Pie-corresponding toilet facilities
  • Up-front information
  • Leaving the con excited
  • The prize fight
  • RPG and LARP coordinator
  • Scenarios ready
  • Nice weather
  • Belt up!
  • The crack is ninety
  • How not to organise a con

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