|Daniel Luckett Venture-Captain, Michigan—Western Michigan aka ThornDJL7|
Adam Mogyorodi wrote:
I'm tempted to spring this on some of my local GM's just to see what they do. >:)
In the Kalamazoo region, 14 year old Nate Merrell has been working hard towards his 1st star. Yesterday he accomplished that. Congrats Nate!
To my knowledge he's the youngest "starred" GM in Michigan, and we're curious does anyone knows of a younger GM with stars?
This was my first time going to Gamicon Chi. It was by far one of the best cons I've been to. The players were fun, the other GM's were great. I got some great ideas for my own cons from it.
I even got a Midnight Madness session in of #2-12 Below the Silver Tarn which apparently is a sleeper scenario of awesomeness.
I was the highest voted GM at the con and was awarded a swanky Rune Giant courtesy of Todd Morgan.
I got lucky and was one of the few GM's who got a piece of Tyler Walpoole art that he graciously donated to 1 GM per slot at random.
I was the halfling that was literally dragged out of the "Auction" during the special by the Knee-Breakers. FYI...you can still see where my fingernails were scraped across the door as I fought not to be taken away to my doom. :)
Thank you Thea for convincing me to come out. Thank you Todd Morgan, Jim Tinklenberg, Wes Nicholson, Andy Christian, Jon Dehning, Mike Lindner, and all of the various players for making it the blast that it was.
I will be definitely coming out next year, and will be looking to convince as many Michigan players as I can to come as well!
Brian D. Mooney wrote:
She's cranky that I'm making her wear her knee immobilizer per the doctors orders.
I'll otherwise be in sandpoint egging on goblins to kill pc's.
Was keeping a mental count of tables as the con went on. Assuming I haven't missed a table or something, I believe we ran 42 tables. Which would mean 100% growth from last year.
We turned a couple players away due to their unwillingness to play a new character and not having a high tier in the slot.
We gave out about a dozen new player cards. Lots of new fans.
Just one of the twins. An ongoing schtick for that character is to moon over a character or NPC for the entirety of a session.
My pirate acts hung over for all of his sessions.
My inquisitor is monosyllabic as much as I can get away with.
Doug Miles wrote:
He was trying to lull you into complacency and then, WHAM! 39 sessions in 3 days. I suggest stealing the session sheets and shredding them before he can enter them, Eric. It's your only hope of winning now.
I've finally mastered Hive mind cloning. I can run them all, and play at every slot too! :P
Seriously, I wish I had that power. Minus the whole sucking up my kid thing.
I'll be there possibly running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, or finally have leveled up high enough to have gained "Not look like a chicken" class ability of the coordinator class. :P
Wonder when I get the "Stern look of doom while reviewing the gaming floor" Mike Brock has. That was an impressive power.
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
It's the 50+ work week, the new house, the 2-year old, the dying dog, my family, behind on my paint schedule, behind on my Swallowtail. I'm finding once again that I am but one man, and I have yet to master hive mind cloning. :P
After watching 4 groups go down in flames with one being a TPK at Gencon during a particular 7-11 scenario. When a guy trying to get into anything tried to convince the muster to let him into our 4 man group of established players. We told the muster that we'd take a real character or walk if he forces a level 7 pregen on us. He would of pushed us into 6 man difficulty with 5 people. We barely survived it with 4. One more man, even a level 11, would have been a sure fire fail when we looked at it afterwards. We almost TPK'd. A Pregen would have left us 4 hours of free time even if we hadn't walked.
Never fudge in favor for or against a player. You must be 100% fair. Otherwise, you're cheating someone of their true result. Some people want to die if the dice declare they've died. Others, don't deal with it so well.
In either case, I'm starting to be of the opinion new players should have a death early in their career. They learn to get over it.
I think GM's should kill a player early in their career to get over the fact that your player's characters will die. It's not the end of the world.
Kyle broke me of my attachment to my characters...for the most part. How do you think I took my first character death, Kyle?
Kyle Baird wrote:
I would back this initiative. The 1, 4, 7 never quite made sense to me. I understand the logic. I just don't agree with it.
Ezekiel 25:17 wrote:
I'm just trying to treat Thea's ache for gaming and friendship that only a good con can cure. I want to ensure she uses the proper time code for her missing work. :P
Doug Miles wrote:
Is PFCBG still bouncy this morning, or was she zapped with enough joules to subdue her yesterday?
Doug, you were in HOT demand. I can't count how many times I had to tell people that you were in fact not present, and that you were not expected. You should make an appearance next year, you were dearly missed. If you come out next year. I promise you can play and not have to get behind an organizer's desk or a GM's screen unless YOU actually want to. I'll even buy you your aftermath drinks. I'll go one step further and make my new concoction just for you too!
Note: This may not be coherent. I am operating on 6 hours of sleep over the last 3 days.
The last 72 hours were simply put, "Amazing!" I met and got to know a ton of fabulous GM's whom I won't mention yet due to my sleep deprived state and a high likelihood of unintentionally missing them.
Since I think I can do math (Counts fingers to double check, yep 9 fingers!) we had originally scheduled 61 tables, had 3 fail go off (All first steps), and had 6 extras done.
Even without actual player numbers, we were pushed to our limits on hosting the number of players we projected even for our stretch goals, and the con organizers were simply blown away by what we put out. We were the stars of the convention hands down!
When I've had some sleep. I will come back with real numbers, and start my academy awards style speech on who to thank for this success. As much as I'd like to claim full credit. I could not have done it without the many persons who stepped in at various points to help me make it happen.
Watches the Bunnies proximity shock collar go off as she gets 3 ft from her table
Hehehehe...Did you think I didn't learn from Doug Doug's mistake last year. That purple styling collar isn't "just" for looks, and that clasp was welded shut after I helped you put it on.