|Bob Jonquet RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Decatur aka TwilightKnight|
Booked my travel to IND yesterday - anyone planning any Slot 0 games Wed night?
There are games being organized at Scotty's Brewhouse, a local microbrewer and pub a few blocks from the convention center. You can see the schedule HERE
Also how much longer before we get all of the scenarios we will be running so we can start preparing?
If you are a volunteer GM for GenCon, you should have already received all the necessary scenarios that are published at this time. The three new season 7 scenarios, including the 6-99 and 7-00 specials, as well as the Quests are still being finalized. They are typically made available the Friday prior to GenCon, although we always hold out hope that it'll be sooner.
In the past when I've prepped for specials I've been asked to prep the tiers near the tier I was initially assigned in case of changes in what level players are at the time of the event - do we need to do that for specials we are running at GenCon (if the special has many tiers)?
We will do everything possible to seat players at your table of the tiers you were assigned, but no guarantee. The tickets for the specials are not sold by tier so we have to make an educated guess how many tables of each tier to assign. It is likely that the actual table will vary slightly from the intended breakdown. In those cases, the GMs need to be prepared to run outside their official tier assignments. I would recommend that you at least be familiar with the sub-tiers on either side of the range you were assigned. It is also helpful if you are prepared to run any tier, but 1-5 is probably the most important. It is the largest single tier represented each year and includes a lot of new/casual players. Its great when GMs step up and run those extra tables so that we don't have to turn any players away, even those with generic tickets.