Three groups of gaijin approach the Son of the Heavens, ruler of the Empire of Mists, in his palace in far Lanzhu. A great war is underway in the west, this is known, but what could these strangers want?
Well, don't dwell on it too much. Like I said, I take responsibility for this being one of those rare cases where there have been a bunch of communication misfires, but now I just want to keep the game moving, and I'm NOT gonna let a PC die from PvP. So I'd rather we just do a handwave to say you're both hurt or both NOT hurt, and proceed with the initiative order as stated in the IC thread. I know it glosses over some cool actions done by both PCs -- for which I do apologize -- but again; I just wanna keep things moving, especially since we're entering another crossover section.
This is one of those things that would take minutes to resolve at the table, but takes days in PbP, and personally I'd rather be gaming than untangling thread spaghetti.
Howdy y'all! I know a few of you have expressed interest in going to GenCon, so I thought I'd give you a price breakdown on what it costs for the necessaries like hotel and parking and food. The numbers here are just for the hotel we stay at, the JW Marriott, which I really like. It's a brand-new hotel and has three restaurants, two bars, a starbucks, and plenty of other perks, so I dig it. I dunno how much room prices differ from hotel to hotel downtown, but I can't imagine it's all that different, esp. during an event as huge as GC. So anyway, here's the basics. These numbers assume you're staying at the JW Marriott, with four people in a room, and that you carpooled down. If that's the case, here's what you pay in one day:
Various Taxes: $14
Total room expenses for one day at Con: $105.50
Badge price (one-time fee): $70
Events (one-time fee, averaged): $34
Gas money (one-time fee): $10
TOTAL COST for Wednesday-Sunday: $536
TOTAL COST for Wednesday-Monday: $641.50
Obviously, you can save money by spending less on food and events, but I'm aiming for a realistic number here that allows you to not go broke but still do a lot of the stuff you go to GenCon to do, namely eat great food and play a LOT of games. The gas thing is a variable number, too, of course. I'm sure some folks ask more or less depending on how stingy or chill they are, and depending on how many passengers they have. The parking fee is just the daily parking cost split four ways. The taxes are on an individual basis. I know you can also save $$ by staying farther away, but then you have to deal with daily parking and/or taking a shuttle into the city. I did that once and hated it, but YMMV.
So yeah! Hope this helps with budgeting. Housing opens in January, and you gotta move fast!
Thanks for this - this is helpful! I kind of want to do it to introduce Mal to our culture - not sure how the quasi-gamer husband feels though. I need to be generally cognizant of where it falls with Pennsic too. That month will eat up all of our money.
...DRA should make us all a wiki for this campaign. Who's with me on this?
That IS a really great idea. No idea how to do one properly, tho; I suppose I need a domain first. Lemme see what's out there for easy-peasey Wiki hosting. I'm willing to bet I've a plethora of options, these days.