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Posted by: Alphastream1 on Aug 12, 2011 at 01:35:28 AM
Gen Con Report
Part 2: Why I Love Gen Con
As I mentioned in part 1, there is so much to talk about I have to do it in separate posts. In this post I want to talk about why I can't comprehend a life where would not visit Gen Con each and every year.
How it All Started
My first Gen Con was in 2005. I was introduced to Gen Con by my Washington DC-based RPGA Living Greyhawk group, the adventuring company known as Gryphon's Wrath. Made up of experienced gamers, they visited every year. After hearing their recounts I had to try it out. It was clearly awesome and clearly I needed to attend to achieve some sort of gaming milestone.
I had no idea.
The Wonder that is Gen Con
Nothing really prepares you for being surrounded by thousands of gamers. While PAX is bigger,...
Posted by: Alphastream1 on Aug 10, 2011 at 04:12:39 PM
Gen Con Report
Part 1: New D&D Products
Gen Con 2011 was fantastic. I want to write about a number of aspects of the convention, including Ashes of Athas and my personal experience. I ended up spending a bit of time collecting information on new Wizards product offerings, so I'll start here first.
The Tome Show recorded all of the Gen Con Wizards of the Coast seminars. These are very good seminars worth your time.
Online DM transcribed the New Product Seminar, which makes for a nice companion while listening.
Critical Hits pulled together an overview of the New Product Seminar, including some great pictures of the slides (and of the new dragon set).
The New Stuff!
It would be easy to expect very little in the way of releases, as Wizards has cut back on player content. However,...