A Call to Vol—How to Volunteer for Organized Play at Gen Con 50!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hard to believe the year passed so fast, but it's time again to invite people to help out with Pathfinder Society activities at Gen Con. As in prior years, Paizo is once again a co-sponsor with our booth on the Exhibit Floor, seminars galore, and activities in the Sagamore Ballroom. But we have a few changes in store as well. So grab some coffee, get comfortable, and see what Organized Play has up its sleeve for the "Best Four Days in Gaming!"

Several weeks ago, I put out a call for volunteers to fill Department Head and Lead positions at Gen Con 50. It pleases me greatly to introduce this year's team. They and the PFS team will work closely to make Gen Con 50 the smoothest and most awesome event to date!

Leads

Jon Cary, Bob Jonquet, Todd Morgan, and Lucas Servideo

Department Heads

Kelly Brummond, Seth Brummond, Kevin Hanley, Tina Saunders, Walter Sheppard, Mark Stratton, and Dominick Trascritti.

What plans we have for this year! Adventure Card Guild (ACG) returns with play from all published Seasons, including Season of Plundered Tombs and Season of the Goblin. Back as well is the ever-popular Gen Con Open, bigger and badder than ever. On the Roleplaying Guild (RPG) side, we're offering a variety of scenarios from the current Year of the Stolen Storm, as well as some retro events from past Seasons. Season 9 takes off as well, though you'll have to wait until PaizoCon to hear the devious diabolical awesome plots concocted by John and the PFS team.

Following in the footsteps of last year's interactive, 8-00: The Cosmic Captive, Friday night's interactive will include both ACG and RPG components. Saturday evening will have a large event for RPG and Sunday sees the finals of the ACG Gen Con Open! The team has a few surprises up our sleeves, but the time is not yet ripe to share them. Once the schedule is finalized, we will share with our players via blog and Gen Con's event page!

Back again is Pathfinder Society Academy (PSA) returns, bigger than ever. This year, we reserved 15 tables for youth-friendly games. The schedule includes lessons—Beginner, Advanced, and Transitions—similar to prior years, as well as full scenarios from the Pathfinder Society catalog. Having a dedicated area for our youth and their families gives us the opportunity to offer positive experiences in a youth-friendly format.

At this time, we are still in discussions about what to do with our demo space. Until those are concluded, I don't want to make any announcements. Once we decide, we will reach out to the volunteer pool to fill the slots.

The past few years saw the HQ volunteers and the GM volunteers on vastly different schedules. While this helped with some of the logistics and people moving, the HQ slots were long and mixed groups couldn't match up their schedules. This year, we are trying a different approach. HQ schedules are shorter, but start an hour before the slot starts. We've adjusted the session requirements per Tier accordingly and returned the store credit to $10/slot for all volunteers.

The biggest change, besides HQ volunteer scheduling, is the addition of Midnight Madness. Well, midnight is a bit of a misnomer, since the slot starts at 2:00 AM. So I'll call it the "overnight" slot. We are keeping it small as we test the waters and see how many people are up and wanting to game. So our games this year run around the clock - (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM, 2:00 AM to 7:00 AM), with the exception of Sunday (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM). I also need a few volunteers to help set up Wednesday Morning and teardown Sunday Afternoon. If you are interested in either of these slots, which don't count towards your Tier requirements but do earn store credit and pizza, please indicate your interest in the Notes section of the Volunteer Questionnaire.

Volunteer Slot Schedule

SlotGMsHQ
Wednesday Afternoon
Thursday Morning7:30 AM to 1:00 PM7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday Afternoon1:30 PM to 7:00 PM1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday Evening7:30 PM to 1:00 AM7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Thursday Overnight1:30 AM to 7:00 AM1:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Friday Morning7:30 AM to 1:00 PM7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday Afternoon1:30 PM to 7:00 PM1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friday Evening7:30 PM to 1:00 AM7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Friday Overnight1:30 AM to 7:00 AM1:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday Morning7:30 AM to 1:00 PM7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon1:30 PM to 7:00 PM1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday Evening7:30 PM to 1:00 AM7:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Saturday Overnight1:30 AM to 7:00 AM1:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday Morning8:30 AM to 2:00 PM8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon

Volunteers may sign up for a number of shifts during the convention, which translates into Tier status. No volunteer should plan on volunteering for more than 8 slots. We want you to see the convention too! When filling out the Volunteer Questionnaire, please use the following chart to determine your Tier status.

Tier Status Chart

TierGMsHQ
Tier 18 Slots7 Slots
Tier 27 Slots6 Slots
Tier 36 Slots5 Slots
Tier 45 Slots4 Slots
Tier 54 Slots3 Slots
Tier 63 Slots2 Slots
Tier 72 Slots1 Slot
Tier 81 SlotN/A

Rewards are very similar to last year. Based on their tier, volunteers receive a variety of perks, including a free 4-Day Gen Con 2017 badge, 1/4 of a room at the Westin in downtown Indianapolis, a hardcover book, paizo.com store credit, and an exclusive tier-based boon (RPG) or reward (ACG). At this time, we are not sure which of the great books we are offering—too many great things coming off the presses. Once that is decided, I will let the volunteers know. Also, volunteers are given shirts every other year, based on the number of days they volunteer.

Volunteer Perk Chart

TierBadgeHotelBookT-ShirtsStore CreditBoon/Reward
1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5
Tier 6
Tier 7
Tier 8

We are putting the call out with the intent that we can let all prospective volunteers know their status before the Gen Con housing lottery goes live on February 12th, since housing in downtown Indianapolis is at a premium. As a side note, you need to have a badge to register for the housing. So if you volunteer as a Tier 3-4 volunteer and want housing downtown, you must purchase a GM badge from Gen Con and proceed to register for the lottery. When I receive our GM badge allocation, I will add a GM badge to your account and you may request a refund of the badge you purchased. This is the only way to access the housing lottery! For Tier 1-2 volunteers, I will send your housing information when our block is assigned in June.

Related to housing is roommate preference. To save my sanity when doing room assignments, volunteers may request either one roommate (to fill a bed) or three (to fill a room). It is imperative that roomies put each other on their questionnaire—so Bob lists Jon and Jon lists Bob and I put them in a room together. If you list someone that doesn't list you back, then I do not guarantee you will wind up in the same room. There is also a choice for "no preference". When assigning rooms, I tend to group like together. There is a Notes section of the questionnaire to supply more information. If there is anything I should take into consideration when placing you in a room, please add it here!

Summary (TL;DR)

  • Decide to volunteer—choose Tier based on charts above.
  • Ensure you have a Gen Con account (create at Gen Con Website)
  • Complete the Volunteer Questionnaire
  • Check your email for a letter confirming your volunteer status.

If you have any questions, send them via email to genconpfsvolunteer@paizo.com

For those looking to volunteer at PaizoCon, I'll be putting that call out in February.

Thank you to all our volunteers and players who make the Pathfinder Society so fantastic! The team and look forward to seeing you at Gen Con 50! Let's roll some dice!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

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5/5

they already let loose some short green kids... then said they'd never do it again...
I was 2nd bidder on the ex-villian charity boon... hmmm.... there will be another shot probably this year... not thot I'm all that villainous but XXXXX-redacted-XXXXX ... Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey, A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe

5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.

SQUEEEEEEE!

Make it a HIGH level GM Boon, though. Get your full slave labor out of us!

Hmm
(Has images of her gnomish aasimar... All the personality of a gnome with aasimar angstiness... Oh how glorious this would be! Or a gnome with fur and a prehensile tail!)

Dark Archive Venture-Lieutenant, Virginia—Norfolk aka Mary J

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This will be my first year at Gen Con for Pathfinder, instead of MtG. Whee!

Does anyone know the days the rooms are good for, for those in tier? I'd like to know when to plan to fly in / out.

Shadow Lodge 5/5

After much correcting of my erroneous memory, check-in is Wednesday night and check-out is Monday morning. :)

Grand Lodge 5/5

TOZ wrote:
After much correcting of my erroneous memory, check-in is Wednesday night and check-out is Monday morning. :)

And "night" on the check in is liberal. I got my room at around 11 last year.

4/5

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GM Hmm wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.

SQUEEEEEEE!

Make it a HIGH level GM Boon, though. Get your full slave labor out of us!

Hmm

That would be fair, although I know I am not a marathon GM, and no one would want me to try to be one. It's important for people to know their own limitations to maintain a quality experience.

Silver Crusade 5/5

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GM Hmm wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.

SQUEEEEEEE!

Make it a HIGH level GM Boon, though. Get your full slave labor out of us!

Hmm
(Has images of her gnomish aasimar... All the personality of a gnome with aasimar angstiness... Oh how glorious this would be! Or a gnome with fur and a prehensile tail!)

Not to rain on your guys' parade, but the only way I would ever want to see small Aasimar/Tiefling is through a charity boon. And even then it's not something I would care to see in any sort of numbers.

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

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Cant wait to see my brothers from Minnesota! Its been too long.

Dark Archive Venture-Agent, West Virginia—Clarksburg aka GM nightingale88

Robert Reine wrote:
Cant wait to see my brothers from Minnesota! Its been too long.

Don't forget your sister(ish) from WV :P

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

TINA SAUNDERS wrote:
Robert Reine wrote:
Cant wait to see my brothers from Minnesota! Its been too long.
Don't forget your sister(ish) from WV :P

Never :)

Grand Lodge 5/5

I need to find a way to be more social at GenCon this time. If anyone is up to the task... :)

3/5 Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston Metro aka MadScientistWorking

Mitch Mutrux wrote:
GM Hmm wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.

SQUEEEEEEE!

Make it a HIGH level GM Boon, though. Get your full slave labor out of us!

Hmm
(Has images of her gnomish aasimar... All the personality of a gnome with aasimar angstiness... Oh how glorious this would be! Or a gnome with fur and a prehensile tail!)

Not to rain on your guys' parade, but the only way I would ever want to see small Aasimar/Tiefling is through a charity boon. And even then it's not something I would care to see in any sort of numbers.

Just out of curiosity why is that?

3/5

Signed up, ready to roll. Show me a ratfolk boon pls.

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

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Michael Meunier wrote:
I need to find a way to be more social at GenCon this time. If anyone is up to the task... :)

Hang around me and Leg o' Lamb and we can take care of that.

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

FedoraFerret wrote:
Signed up, ready to roll. Show me a ratfolk boon pls.

While it is possible, since that boon was given previously I think it is unlikely that it will re-surface any time soon.

4/5

Gary, many boons start on the top of the tier chart and work their way down over subsequent years. I don't think ratfolk have been on the bottom tier yet, so they may still show up.

They are about the only one I don't have that I would still be interested in (other than the as-yet-illegal small outsiders), so by all means, bring on the ratfolk!

Also, with all the great race boons that have been released quarterly for smaller cons in the last couple years, maybe it's time for some other kinds of options, like equipment boons.

Dark Archive 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Robert Reine wrote:
Cant wait to see my brothers from Minnesota! Its been too long.

You gonna make it to Paizo Con this year?

3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Louisiana—New Orleans aka Duncan7291

Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Robert Reine wrote:
Cant wait to see my brothers from Minnesota! Its been too long.
You gonna make it to Paizo Con this year?

I just bought my plane ticket. No gming, no volunteering. Just playing.

The Exchange 5/5 Venture-Agent, Kentucky—Lexington

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I'm hoping for Glutton for Punishment boons. If anyone gets one I'll trade for an any number of them using my stagnet unused race booms as humans are OP and Glutton for Punushments are to die for!

Silver Crusade 5/5

MadScientistWorking wrote:
Mitch Mutrux wrote:
GM Hmm wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.

SQUEEEEEEE!

Make it a HIGH level GM Boon, though. Get your full slave labor out of us!

Hmm
(Has images of her gnomish aasimar... All the personality of a gnome with aasimar angstiness... Oh how glorious this would be! Or a gnome with fur and a prehensile tail!)

Not to rain on your guys' parade, but the only way I would ever want to see small Aasimar/Tiefling is through a charity boon. And even then it's not something I would care to see in any sort of numbers.
Just out of curiosity why is that?

While I wouldn't mind seeing a small native outsider race, I want something with better established rules than that of small Aasimar/Tieflings, which each just have a sentence or two in their respective "Blood of" Player Companions. The big reason is that I feel heritages make Aasimar and Tieflings way too versatile, especially when you throw the small size in there for free with no drawback. With the rules as they are I feel that if a small aasimar boon were to exist it should be extremely rare, like a charity auction boon.

1/5

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Risner wrote:
I'm hoping for Glutton for Punishment boons. If anyone gets one I'll trade for an any number of them using my stagnet unused race booms as humans are OP and Glutton for Punushments are to die for!

That one is amazing, and it allowed five tables to 'fire' at a local convention when the geek sudoku didn't add up back in November. Three via the boon, two via osmosis.

Some players weren't going to show up at the convention to play one slot, but with the option of two...

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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Glutton for Punishment was given out to people who dedicated large swaths of their free time (in addition to their scheduled volunteer time) to help set up/tear down the Sagamoare, which always takes a lot of time on Wednesday afternoon and Sunday evening. I don't know if Tonya plans to bring GfP back or not, but if you want a chance at something like that, I would suggest lending a helping hand (especially for Sunday evening tear down, we always need a ton of people for that)

1/5

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Todd Morgan wrote:
Glutton for Punishment was given out to people who dedicated large swaths of their free time (in addition to their scheduled volunteer time) to help set up/tear down the Sagamoare, which always takes a lot of time on Wednesday afternoon and Sunday evening. I don't know if Tonya plans to bring GfP back or not, but if you want a chance at something like that, I would suggest lending a helping hand (especially for Sunday evening tear down, we always need a ton of people for that)

Even if such a thing does not happen again, I've volunteered for both ends of the convention with put-up and take-down.

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Last year I didn't know about the take-down part or I would have stayed to help.

But this year planning on being there for both.

Grand Lodge 5/5

Robert Reine wrote:
Michael Meunier wrote:
I need to find a way to be more social at GenCon this time. If anyone is up to the task... :)
Hang around me and Leg o' Lamb and we can take care of that.

I dunno, sounds a bit rowdy. All I want is a nice glass of wine/mead. Hmm, guess I knew what my booze contribution is.

The Exchange 5/5 Venture-Agent, Kentucky—Lexington

Gary Bush wrote:
Last year I didn't know about the take-down part or I would have stayed to help.

Last year I stayed for some of the take down and left right before it was finished, so no Glutton for me. I've spent the 7 months since trying to beg, borrow, or steal a Glutton to no avail!

4/5

Mitch Mutrux wrote:
MadScientistWorking wrote:
Mitch Mutrux wrote:
GM Hmm wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.
Not to rain on your guys' parade, but the only way I would ever want to see small Aasimar/Tiefling is through a charity boon. And even then it's not something I would care to see in any sort of numbers.
Just out of curiosity why is that?
While I wouldn't mind seeing a small native outsider race, I want something with better established rules than that of small Aasimar/Tieflings, which each just have a sentence or two in their respective "Blood of" Player Companions. The big reason is that I feel heritages make Aasimar and Tieflings way too versatile, especially when you throw the small size in there for free with no drawback. With the rules as they are I feel that if a small aasimar boon were to exist it should be extremely rare, like a charity auction boon.

The boon itself could set up more restrictive rules. The boon wouldn't have to open up all the heritages. It could, for example, be called "Imp Blooded" and could specify that it keeps the standard Tiefling stats, or any other stats that John would think appropriate.

Silver Crusade 5/5

If it is going to create a weird corner case where management has to work around a lot to make it work that just means it should be really special and best suited as acharity auction boon.

I'm not actually going to continue to argue that here, it would be better suited for a different thread. Might be a good time to cast raise thread on the Gencon Boon Ideas thread or start a new one if you want to make your case for it.

4/5

Ok, I was just trying to throw out some ideas. I started a new thread for "Boon ideas for Season 9".

Silver Crusade

Not sure if I'll go to GenCon this year.

3/5 Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston Metro aka MadScientistWorking

Mitch Mutrux wrote:
MadScientistWorking wrote:
Mitch Mutrux wrote:
GM Hmm wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Regarding potential Boons that would motivate me to run more tables, I would love to see small Tieflings and/or small Aasimars finally made legal.

SQUEEEEEEE!

Make it a HIGH level GM Boon, though. Get your full slave labor out of us!

Hmm
(Has images of her gnomish aasimar... All the personality of a gnome with aasimar angstiness... Oh how glorious this would be! Or a gnome with fur and a prehensile tail!)

Not to rain on your guys' parade, but the only way I would ever want to see small Aasimar/Tiefling is through a charity boon. And even then it's not something I would care to see in any sort of numbers.
Just out of curiosity why is that?
While I wouldn't mind seeing a small native outsider race, I want something with better established rules than that of small Aasimar/Tieflings, which each just have a sentence or two in their respective "Blood of" Player Companions. The big reason is that I feel heritages make Aasimar and Tieflings way too versatile, especially when you throw the small size in there for free with no drawback. With the rules as they are I feel that if a small aasimar boon were to exist it should be extremely rare, like a charity auction boon.

They all ready opened up that glorious can of worms for all of the small races and medium races.

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Fromper wrote:
Not sure if I'll go to GenCon this year.

But we still need to eat at PF Chang's!

5/5 Venture-Agent, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Azothath

Gary Bush wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Not sure if I'll go to GenCon this year.
But we still need to eat at PF Chang's!

Spicy Korean n beef w/brown rice, lettuce wraps, and diet root beer!

Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha aka downerbeautiful

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Mmm, since everyone else is doing it, and I just learned I've been pouring my drinks twice as strong as I should be, I booked my non-refundable and non-transferable flight to Indianapolis. Should I not be selected to serve with the ACG or HQ, you can find me eating pretzel sticks at Scotty's Brewhouse, watching baseball at Victory Field, and touching dolphins at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Like, basically none of you have any clue who I am, but for the couple of you who do, I look forward to crossing paths with you again (here's looking at you, Rene).

Grand Lodge 3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego aka Michael_Hopkins

I don't know when I'll be getting in yet, but I can definitely help with the teardown! Just working with everyone else was quite fun, even with no boon attached.

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Rachel Hill wrote:

Mmm, since everyone else is doing it, and I just learned I've been pouring my drinks twice as strong as I should be, I booked my non-refundable and non-transferable flight to Indianapolis. Should I not be selected to serve with the ACG or HQ, you can find me eating pretzel sticks at Scotty's Brewhouse, watching baseball at Victory Field, and touching dolphins at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Like, basically none of you have any clue who I am, but for the couple of you who do, I look forward to crossing paths with you again (here's looking at you, Rene).

I have heard good things about the Nebraska group. I look forward to meeting you, Rachel.

Hmm

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Fromper wrote:
Not sure if I'll go to GenCon this year.

Noooooooooooo....

I so want to meet you! Will you be coming to Paizocon?

Hmm

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

I have heard good things about the Nebraska group. I look forward to meeting you, Rachel.

Hmm

The Nebraska VO corps is one the best that is for sure. The local players greatly appreciate their hard work.

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

I come from an awesome and friendly state (Minnesota) with an excellent VO corps. I know how hard it is to create a great local gaming culture. Hats off to Nebraska for doing so as well.

Hmm

Dark Archive 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Rachel Hill wrote:

Mmm, since everyone else is doing it, and I just learned I've been pouring my drinks twice as strong as I should be, I booked my non-refundable and non-transferable flight to Indianapolis. Should I not be selected to serve with the ACG or HQ, you can find me eating pretzel sticks at Scotty's Brewhouse, watching baseball at Victory Field, and touching dolphins at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Like, basically none of you have any clue who I am, but for the couple of you who do, I look forward to crossing paths with you again (here's looking at you, Rene).

You say that like it is a bad thing.

See you next year unless you and Jeff make it to PaizoCon.

Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha aka downerbeautiful

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Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Rachel Hill wrote:
Mmm, since everyone else is doing it, and I just learned I've been pouring my drinks twice as strong as I should be...

You say that like it is a bad thing.

See you next year unless you and Jeff make it to PaizoCon.

No, I just poured half the vodka but drank twice as much. It does explain why things tasted bad, though.

Only after I submitted my Gen Con questionnaire thing did I consider going to Paizo Con instead (and then I proceeded to kick myself for not thinking that before I said I am available to volunteer). I'll see you in a couple years; have a wonderful Con of the North?

Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
I have heard good things about the Nebraska group. I look forward to meeting you, Rachel. ... I come from an awesome and friendly state (Minnesota) with an excellent VO corps. I know how hard it is to create a great local gaming culture. Hats off to Nebraska for doing so as well.

I appreciate the compliment, although as you know, it's totally a group effort and we've had our fair share of weak moments, too. John always gave me a good impression of the strength and co-operation of PFS players and VOs in the Minneapolis area. I look forward to meeting you, too!

Hey, maybe one of these years our conventions will be more staggered and I can finally use it as an excuse to get out of the Omaha area and travel due north!

Paizo Employee Contributor—Canadian Maplecakes

Rachel Hill wrote:
Like, basically none of you have any clue who I am, but for the couple of you who do, I look forward to crossing paths with you again (here's looking at you, Rene).

Maybe this year, we can convince you not to spend the evening in deep game prep :P

Dark Archive 5/5 Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—North Shore aka LackofFocus

Rachel Hill wrote:
Like, basically none of you have any clue who I am, but for the couple of you who do, I look forward to crossing paths with you again (here's looking at you, Rene).

You have those really cool blue and black glasses :D

Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha aka downerbeautiful

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
Maybe this year, we can convince you not to spend the evening in deep game prep :P

That depends on whether or not I run a pick-up table; gems like Twisted Circle only come once a season.

Who knows, Jeff isn't around to chaperone me this year so I might just partake in the revelries. Or I'll go to bed early because I'm getting old.

5/5 Venture-Agent, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Azothath

maybe I should mix the drinks this year?
I'll bring a plastic apron, safety glasses, and a blender!

Shadow Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Ohio—Dayton aka The Usual Suspect

Paces back and forth inside the virtual world waiting by the virtual mailbox.

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Agent, Kentucky—Paducah aka axian

Daniel Knipfer wrote:
Paces back and forth inside the virtual world waiting by the virtual mailbox.

Yes. This exactly.

Silver Crusade

Gary Bush wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Not sure if I'll go to GenCon this year.
But we still need to eat at PF Chang's!

Yeah, that didn't quite work out last year, but at least we got to meet in the Sagamore and say hi.

Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Not sure if I'll go to GenCon this year.

Noooooooooooo....

I so want to meet you! Will you be coming to Paizocon?

Hmm

Definitely not. I've been going to GenCon the last few years since I moved to Chicago, because it's only a road trip instead of a plane ride.

But I'm not sure about time off from work this year. My family's doing a big spring break trip this year, so that'll be a full week of vacation time used. Also, I'm actively job hunting to get out of my current job. So if I do manage to find something new, I won't be there long enough to save up any vacation time by August.

And despite it being a relatively easy drive, I can't just show up at the last minute if I have the spare time, due to the problems with hotel availability. It's outgrown the city to the point that if you don't plan months in advance, you can't go. Heck, I have friends who didn't go last year because they couldn't get a hotel room downtown the first day the hotel lottery became available. GenCon has just outgrown Indy.

And no, I'm not going to kill myself GMing every slot for a free hotel room from Paizo. I don't mind doing 2-4 slots, but not being able to do other things while I'm there would defeat the purpose of going for me.

Grand Lodge 5/5

Daniel Knipfer wrote:
Paces back and forth inside the virtual world waiting by the virtual mailbox.

Same, though I'd expect we'll hear pretty soon. And this time I'll have to make sure I wait for BNW if we get a game planned :)

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