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We made it home!! Thankfully it was just a short drive to Nashville. Had a blast introducing the SOs to all my old friends and showing them what a geek I really can be.
Loots included purple ears, two tails and a purple kilt!!!!! (p.s. the bunny tail is purple AND glittery)
Thanks to everyone who helped me this the best one yet!!
I try to tailor that aspect to the group at the table. If everyone is chatting freely and having a good time then I'll go the extra mile and as the bard what the words to his Inspire Courage or Fascinate song are ... or I'll have them give me the whole diplo speech for the NPC and there may be a small bonus if they give a good rousing speech.
Or they are a table of new comers and already self conscious about doing anything and I'll take more of a teacher approach and work with them to build their confidence so that they can get to where they are the great orator of the party or whatnot.
There should never be a punish aspect; Gaming (at least to me) is more about reward -- that reward may take on different shapes; such as from the GM side seeing the new person half way through the scenario break out with the awesomesauce diplo speech or the bard standing up and belting out his song (I've seen players with bards have whole songs written out in the character binder).
Some people are just non comfortable public speakers and should not be punished for that -- people don't believe me, but I used to be horribly painfully shy; to the point I was in tears giving a speech in class. I think as people are given the opportunity to exceed and given the reward for exceeding they gain more confidence and become the awesome role players vs roll players. But they have to be given that confidence and "punishing" them for not having it only means that they are going to be quieter and quieter and then simply not be there anymore.
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
squees loudly and bounds over to pounce on da Baron
omg omg omg Omg OMg OMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
crawls up in his lap and proceeds to tell da Baron all about her Gencon plans
Gary Bush wrote:
The third post in this thread has all the threads listed where "solutions" to this problem have been discussed ad nauseum .. just because they do not cover your exact "solution" does not mean that the opposition will be different than what is in the other threads.
Sounds like you have a good handle on your characters. Don't forget your dice and your "gonna have fun" attitude.
In all reality, your GMs will more than likely be pressed for time and so handing them a huge packet while they are setting up may not be the best. I'd just let them know that you have a GM cheat sheet for your character if they want it. Most Gms are going to smile, say ok and that's that.
There may be the random GM that takes the packet and reviews it; so it never hurts to have the packet ready -- also helps to keep your characters organized.
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Lol .. I RAWKED the purple ears and orange hq shirt at gencon pfft lol
Thanks everyone!!! :)
I promised to keep the glitter to a minimum (but I won't try hard to keep that promise)
I don't know about other VOs .. .but purple bunny ears are already part of my uniform ... tho we need to have a convo about the green vl shirts .. green clashes with my purple vibe ;)
So the unofficial official announcement .... PurpleBunnyCon in Feb .. .who's in? lol
On the issue of table assignments how practical would it be for the numbers to be printed on the tablecloths? The signs were helpful but were often removed to make space.
The tableclothes belong to the convention center so we cannot print on them, however, there were stickers that matched the signs on the tables.
unfortunately when maps are laid out it's hard to see those .. as long as GMs keep the signs somewhere on the table and don't cover them up until after players are seated and the marshals have come around for tickets and tokens things should go smoothly
Heh .. I'm the wrong person as I have no control over that and won't be at GenCon next year. I would email Jon or Bob or Todd about it.. or put it in here
my understanding is that when the table assignments were made, there was an assumption that the iconics would be hung in alpha order .. they were not ..
leaving them til the last minute would be horribly hectic and chaotic and condense 18+ hours of organizational work into just a couple of hours
This is the first time I've played PFS at GenCon - played about half a year prior to the con. I did find it kind of odd to randomly get this particular boon since I've only been a player so far, so I traded it almost immediately to someone posting in the boon trading thread. I wanted to play a non-standard race, that player had several options, I told them to pick one and send that in exchange for the recharge boon. Without commenting on the con / non-con distribution, it may have been better to only give the boon to GMs since it seems like it would matter most to people who have GMed a lot.
This I can agree with for this specific boon ..
Lots of people can't do it, and its rude, arrogant, and condescending as hell when you insist that your circumstances MUST be their circumstances.
(I'm using going to use general, not specific terms so no taking this personal mmkay)
To be honest .. these complaints are lodged every year .. and every year the same advice and information is given.
It would be nice (from a con-goer side) if those that lodge these complain each year would look at alternatives instead of lodging complaints that they aren't getting something.
If those of use defending the use of boons for cons sound annoyed it's because we go through these conversations EVERY year... repeating ourselves is tiring
Srsly .. can those of us who got one get at least a week to enjoy them before all the moaning starts?
yes it sucks that its cons only .. but boons are handed down to smaller regional cons all the time .. if there is one local go to it and GM .. simple procedure imo
**and a note .. not ALL cons are expensive are hard to get there (yes I know there are exceptions).
Perhaps ... but .. hopefully we can get the boon for BunnyCon in February and you'll come down to Nashville and GM :)
Brian Lefebvre wrote:
I just said they were scaring a poor bunny and grabbed a chair ... while unstable for the most part worked lol
From a marshalling standpoint things were MUCH improved.
It was easier to not have to seat GMs on top of players; my only minor issue is one that will not change ... as a shorter marshal being surrounded on all sides by players all clamoring for a seat.
Something for marshals to stand on would be awesome.
I got one group to step back by letting them know they were scaring a poor bunny (wearing my ears lol) and they backed off a little
awww bunny thought they were nice nifty kewl bottles *pout*
peeks at pile
da bunny wikes gifts too
puts on her best big bunny face
I typically lug my huge laptop around to provide my PDF sources for PFS, but I'm thinking of downloading them all to my phone. But that means a last-minute trip to buy a portable phone charger; any suggestions?
phone stuff would mean less cords .. there is no guarantee that you will find a spot to plug it in and cords looping across the floor are a major hazard
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
And I'm thinking hard about if I've forgotten to pack anything.
Lol .. that's me today .. my apartment flooded again over the weekend so it's a disaster and I'm trying to find things .. knowing that once I'm done with work (office the only room not messed up) and at the boyfriends to sleep I won't be home til after gencon .. I won'g have time to do that last minute morning before leaving check
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