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Mugzy
post Jan 23 2008, 12:34 AM
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Just throwing a post up here to see if anyone has any early warning Gen-Con info.

I'm going to be completing my commando writeup in the next week or so, and if possible I'd like to know where to go to volunteer GM for the granddaddy of all gaming cons.

I saw that last year, organizers were in search of a few GM's out there for various cons.

I know not a lot has been put in stone (Or probably even on paper) yet, and its 8 months off, but a little pre-planning never hurt anyone.
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post Jan 23 2008, 01:00 AM
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Drop the_dunner a line and he can put you in touch with the appropriate people, or see if you can dig up Moo's email addy. IIRC, Dunner is the Shadowrun Commando guru--the responsibilities for managing the commandos were divided between Shadowrun and Battletech GMs.

As a returning GM, I'd like to say: welcome aboard, I'm sorry, we really are all well-adjusted individuals in our own lives, and may whatever God you worship have pity on your soul. :D

It really is a lot of fun. (And for the record, we began planning GC '08 during GC '07...Writing has been in process for awhile.)
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post Jan 24 2008, 04:11 AM
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Good to have you on board for GenCon Indy '08, Mugzy. I look forward to meeting you :D

'Course, I've found that such feelings don't always go both ways ......

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post Jan 24 2008, 01:22 PM
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You said what we were all thinking.
*Ducks*

Just kidding....
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post Jan 24 2008, 02:15 PM
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:D
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post Jan 24 2008, 03:29 PM
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I keep considering throwing my hat back in the ring to help run stuff, but... Then I remember what free time and fun are like :)

Good luck guys. Caine, Eidolon, and I'll be around to hassle you and taunt you with booze. :] Maybe we can even get Fisty there this year! :)

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post Jan 24 2008, 03:51 PM
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OH! We're playing Taunt the GMs again this year? can we use airsoft this time? Or bricks.. how bout bricks???

Welcome to hel.. I mean, welcome aboard Mugzy... You'll have sooooo much fun it'll take you a week to get better (and loads of antibiotics) :grinbig:
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post Jan 24 2008, 04:54 PM
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Maybe this year I'll get into some Shadowrun (besides a LARP).

...of course, I've been saying that for three Gencons, now.
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post Jan 24 2008, 06:19 PM
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Ask a GM nicely and sometimes there's pick-up game opportunities. We're all pretty busy but you never know what's going on at 3am or something :D
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post Jan 24 2008, 06:23 PM
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Mugzy sign up as a commando, run a few missions for practice, and don't worry, they'll find a way to abuse you for GenCon.

I'm still a bit sore.....

And Critias, there's always something SR running somewhere at GenCon.
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post Jan 24 2008, 06:57 PM
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I am gonna play in the Scramble this year!!
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post Jan 24 2008, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the... uh.. warm.. welcome guys. I'm looking forward to meeting up with you.

As it stands I put up my signup to the commando site, and I'll be nailing down a "firebase" soon enough (one of several possible locations in the Denver to Fort Collins Area... any locals out there I'd appreciate any input as of where to go), and sending everything off for that.

I think I'll start with some of the Missions as was put forth as an idea here. I have plenty of original stuff, though as well.

Anyway, any one of you more experienced Con -GMs want to throw out a standard "day in the life" kind of thing for me to expect in this?
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post Jan 24 2008, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (Mugzy @ Jan 24 2008, 02:35 PM)
Anyway, any one of you more experienced Con -GMs want to throw out a standard "day in the life" kind of thing for me to expect in this?

Arrive Wednesday night, eat and drink at The Claddagh. Pick up badges, get rooms, eat and drink at The Claddagh. Go to rooms, drink.
Thursday run a mission/demo, meet, eat and drink at the Claddagh, tour the Vendor
Hall. Go to rooms, drink.
Friday run a mission/demo/Tournament, meet, eat and drink at the Claddagh, tour the Vendor Hall. Go to rooms, drink.
Saturday run a mission/demo/Tournament, meet, eat and drink at the Claddagh, tour the Vendor Hall. Go to rooms, drink.
Sunday run a mission/demo, meet, eat and drink at the Claddagh . Go to rooms, drink.

If you fall asleep, you never know where you'll wake up, nor what you might be wearing.
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post Jan 25 2008, 12:18 AM
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As much as I love Claddagh, we gotta get you kids more variety in your eateries. Although it does have your best whiskey selection in town.

Occasionally Bull's Rolling Bar and Grill ™ comes through to keep you hearty and well during the day, although we slacked soem last year. (remember kids, gatorade and MadDog do make for a wonderful time, but if you have to quit drinking before noon your day will be shot)
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post Jan 25 2008, 12:19 AM
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There is a reasonable chance I might be there as a player this year... wow. A GenCon where Im not tied to the tourny room all week? Unheard of!

And obviously Dire, you must have been doing the MooCow eh?
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post Jan 25 2008, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE (Caine Hazen)
As much as I love Claddagh, we gotta get you kids more variety in your eateries. Although it does have your best whiskey selection in town.

Occasionally Bull's Rolling Bar and Grill ™ comes through to keep you hearty and well during the day, although we slacked soem last year. (remember kids, gatorade and MadDog do make for a wonderful time, but if you have to quit drinking before noon your day will be shot)

1) Gatorade and Mad Dog?? Yuck.

Gatorade and Everclear, please. Or Gatorade and good Vodka, failing that.

2) The problem was last year the games were all spread out amongst other hotels. I'm not even sure where any of the games were. Hopefully they manage to consolidate and get a "CGL Game Room" this year.

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post Jan 25 2008, 07:06 PM
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Nah ... we'll have a CGL game room until about 20 hours prior to the con when they'll move us all around and, eventually, just have us running games on the 40 yard line in the stadium.

'Course, that would be damn cool.

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post Jan 25 2008, 07:45 PM
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Obviously I missed including the essential step of finding the actual game location in my description of the daily routine.

How challenging might that be? Consider that for one mission I collected a set of six pre registration tickets, each with different room assignments, which in turn differed from the registration packet, which in turn differed from the Hall monitor packets, which differed from the CGL packets. Add in the fact that the assignments aren't simply one room, but were in fact spread over 5 hotels over 8 city blocks on different floors and rooms.

After that you would need a drink.
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post Jan 25 2008, 07:53 PM
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There were sure a lot of frustrated people, though once they sat down and got into the game, every runner I talked to had a blast!
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post Jan 25 2008, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE (Caine Hazen)
As much as I love Claddagh, we gotta get you kids more variety in your eateries.


I was going to say the same thing. Weber Grill, The Ram, Weber Grill, and The Ram come to mind.
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post Jan 26 2008, 06:27 AM
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Not the best of news -- according to a Gencon e-mail today they're down 30,000 feet of playing space from last year due to construction. That doesn't bode well.
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post Jan 28 2008, 06:10 PM
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*grumble*
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post Jan 28 2008, 06:27 PM
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If all they manage to do is at least schedule the games in the same building it would be an improvement. Bonus if we are in the same room or nearby set of rooms.
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post Jan 28 2008, 07:12 PM
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seeing as the company will probably not be in the middle of a big upheaval this year, I'm thinking things should be a bit smoother... though that's no guarantee that the con space won't be split through even more hotels this year and still get fuxxored.
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Bah! They figure that you're playing shadowrunners, so you should be used to legwork.
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