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Dark Lord Galen
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Old August 26th, 2017, 12:04 PM
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Hope you had a good time at the con! Mine was mildly disappointing, but that's how it goes.
Yea it was good, though did more walking than I am accustom to. hehe.... hell to get old..

Good
Taking several of my players that had never been to a convention for gaming was the real reward for me. That and the combination of visiting with old friends in the industry I have known or corresponded with for years.Though would have certainly like to have added a few new names to that list like yourself.

Bad
Some of the seminars were terrible. Makes me wonder what the screening process was.
The worst of which was one I sat in just because it fit a window between two others in the same hotel so I decided what the heck....
It was a good idea for beginners that became a bad seminar compounded by the comments of an unqualified speaker.
Readers digest was "gaming improv" is not "acting improv". There are as many similarities as their are differences. Actors seldom act sole sitting at a table for hours and having to also create the "imaginary visuals" to go along with the persona they are projecting.
But the real (insert LOUD annoying buzzer noise here) was the speaker suggesting that you should "NEVER create a persona that is not your own or very similar ethnicity". REALLY?? When I questioned this for clarity, the speakers reasoning is "it would be considered offensive." REALLY??? Sorry I declared that was totally incorrect.
I have had many varied people across a broad multicultural background sit at my table and this has never been an issue... I can't even fathom telling my spanish player that he can no longer use his "sudo-japanese voice" for his samurai character as it is offensive simply because spanish people stereotype japanese ones to sound like saturday morning kungfu theater (don't we all as far as that goes)???? REALLYYYY???? OMG its a game, Entertainment...
*Rant over* lol.. anyway.....

Ugly
We might have to do a better job here in the community for communicating who is going to events and have a bit of face time together.
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Old August 26th, 2017, 12:24 PM
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But the real (insert LOUD annoying buzzer noise here) was the speaker suggesting that you should "NEVER create a persona that is not your own or very similar ethnicity". REALLY?? When I questioned this for clarity, the speakers reasoning is "it would be considered offensive." REALLY??? Sorry I declared that was totally incorrect.
I have had many varied people across a broad multicultural background sit at my table and this has never been an issue... I can't even fathom telling my spanish player that he can no longer use his "sudo-japanese voice" for his samurai character as it is offensive simply because spanish people stereotype japanese ones to sound like saturday morning kungfu theater (don't we all as far as that goes)???? REALLYYYY???? OMG its a game, Entertainment...
*Rant over* lol.. anyway.....
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How precisely should I run Saturdays game? One of the personas I need to take on is a thousand year old dragon. Anyone know any millennia old hexapedal sentient flying reptiles available on short notice? I'll talk to my Satanist friend about the devil in next weeks game but really this is going to get expensive.

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Old August 26th, 2017, 12:32 PM
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Well, maybe. But would also add that many utilize conventions and seminars to get a peak on upcoming events, items etc... so IMO I don't think it's a good measure for lack of attendance but lack of interest. Again, the other telling part (as Parody mentions) was only 22 chose to attend out of 60k? certainly a deflating forecast in any perspective.
I think the CM being so far behind schedule and the lack of any other new features in so long has hurt adoption.

HeroLab is pretty common in the Pathfinder community IME so getting RW to the point where there is an RW download of every AP, module and PFS adventure when it is released would go a long way to getting that community to adopt it. Hopefully the method of securing files is something that can be easily deployed so that Paizo and other publishers can deploy it on their sites. If GM's start seeing the option to but PDF and RW bundles right on Paizo's site that will make them more likely to buy RW in the first place.

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Old August 27th, 2017, 09:44 AM
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How precisely should I run Saturdays game? One of the personas I need to take on is a thousand year old dragon. Anyone know any millennia old hexapedal sentient flying reptiles available on short notice? I'll talk to my Satanist friend about the devil in next weeks game but really this is going to get expensive.
ROFLMAO... now that made me snort coffee OWWW lol
As to support of RW, I would agree, though I don't utilize PF personally (except cannibalizing Ultimate Campaign ideas)

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Old August 27th, 2017, 10:14 AM
FWIW, I (almost) never attend seminars/panels at a gaming convention. I'm there to play and run games, typically ones that I don't get to play/run at home. I expect them to be a tough sell in general, but maybe that's just me.

I believe the screening process is similar to the screening process for any other event type; very little.


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Old August 27th, 2017, 11:23 AM
GenCon's gotten better in recent years. Seminars are pretty much only done by industry types. I knows that's not a particularly high bar but its still better than years past.

I attended some seminars where I literally found myself correcting the moderating on some pretty basic stuff.

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