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Discussing tabletop and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to

Aug 26, 2015

The Adventuring Party presents the first of it's two-part episode about the recent Gen Con in the USA. This week, we discuss the sort of events, games and other goings on one can find in North America's largest table-top game convention.

Also, I'm trying something new with the show notes this week. Instead of just solitary comments, floating in time, I'm providing descriptions of what gets discussed during a particular period. Let me know if you like it / hate it / it's valuable / it makes no difference.

Show Notes:

  • 0.30 - 4.40: Opening banter
    • 0.43: For those who don't know, Gen Con is the largest tabletop-game convention in North America. So there, so: http://www.gencon.com/
    • 1.14: With so much globe-trotting going on, the Adventuring Party may have to be renamed to "the Fabjabulous Journodyssies of Professor Horatio Q. Burke"! In fact, I'm going to do that for next week's episode.
    • 2.50: Skip straight ahead to Gen Con! This episode is long enough already, man!
  • 3.23 – 4.40: Nothing but complaining about Eircodes
  • 4.40 – 9.54: Everything you ever wanted to know about the queuing experience at Gen Con
    • 7.03: Quote of the Episode: “Some people are quite heavy, and if they break into a brisk jog they're not stopping in a hurry”
  • 9.54 – 12.03: The balance of gaming vs trade at Gen Con, and why it's so important for game makers.
  • 12.34 – 17.13: How much gaming actually happens at Gen Con, and how the tickets work.
  • 18.24 - 20.25: The Trade Hall
  • 20.25 - 21.37: Mention of the Predator deck-builder leads to a decent side-track about Predator vs. Whoever comic books. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174570/legendary-encounters-predator-deck-building-game
  • 21.50 - 28.47: And now it's time for our favorite topic; Pathfinder!
    • 27.55: Not mad. Just disappointed. I'd like to see to a pie chart that measures everything we've talked about over the years. I reckon Pathfinder would be the biggest slice. 
    • 28.53: Hex online CCG https://www.hextcg.com/
  • 29.46 - 30.48: L5R 20th anniversary party
  • 31.01 - 33.25: Game demos in the Trade Hall