So I'm in Europe ...


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And it's not,like there are so many conventions here, ot that they are so good for the record.

So Home play ? What will it be like, when/how ?

Any clues welcome, i'd like to spread the pathfinder disease to counter the 4e invasion as much as I can.

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You could come over here for Gen Con UK, still be cheaper than heading to the US :P. Assuming there are going to be any kind of Pathfinder-based events there? *pleading face*

I am also very interested in homeplay, my finances are such that my ability to attend UK conventions is kind of in the air, let alone cons that require flights to get to.


Where in europe are you? In the Ruhr area, western-germany near netherlands there are a LOT of cons the next weekends thru the whole summer.

In larger cities there are plenty of gamers - the problem would be how to find them (they tend to hurry away when someone switches the lights on)

If you happen to be in germany, send me a message and I will share my links how and where to find gamers.

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gurps wrote:

Where in europe are you? In the Ruhr area, western-germany near netherlands there are a LOT of cons the next weekends thru the whole summer.

In larger cities there are plenty of gamers - the problem would be how to find them (they tend to hurry away when someone switches the lights on)

If you happen to be in germany, send me a message and I will share my links how and where to find gamers.

Well I am in France. I have already been to conventions both in the UK and the Netherlands, and they were ok, though nothing like the US of course.

While I have some fond memories, I am getting older and had some health issues lately, so I am reluctant to go to a convention, where I may tire very quickly, notably because of the noise. And I need all the sleep I can get, and cons are usually not too friendly about this.

oh, and i have gamers aplenty too. This is more a matter of how it's going to be organized, how it will work, and so on;

Thank you for the offer, though, if you want to come for some gaming in Paris, you'll be welcome.


... maybe you should do what I did in study - there was no good convention near my town, the best german closed its doors forever the year before, so I did my own CON :-). I repeated it in the two following years with mixed success (two were well visited, one was not so good visited). Made a lot fun - and the amount of work isn't so high as I expected.


Stereofm wrote:
So I'm in Europe ...

That happens to me all the time, too.

I personally visit the Spiel (in Essen, Germany) every year, though that one's a trade fair, not a con (still, lots of fetishes on parade :))


KaeYoss wrote:


I personally visit the Spiel (in Essen, Germany) every year, though that one's a trade fair, not a con (still, lots of fetishes on parade :))

Heh. If paizo were to set up their own booth this year at Essen, I guess it will be the point where quite some pathfinder fans will gather (hint, hint). Actually, at least with regards to the german market, you could do much worse than setting up a booth there.

Stefan


Stebehil wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:


I personally visit the Spiel (in Essen, Germany) every year, though that one's a trade fair, not a con (still, lots of fetishes on parade :))

Heh. If paizo were to set up their own booth this year at Essen, I guess it will be the point where quite some pathfinder fans will gather (hint, hint). Actually, at least with regards to the german market, you could do much worse than setting up a booth there.

Stefan

That would be a reason for me to take 3 days off of work and buy the 4 day pass for the entire Spiel... haven't done that in ages, I usually head there, check with some acquaintances, look around some, spend some money and head out again... but with only some 20-30 minutes to get there it's quite easy for me :)


Archgamer wrote:
but with only some 20-30 minutes to get there it's quite easy for me :)

Yeah. That's a bit more convenient than the 350km we have to drive to Essen.

Maybe I could manage something like working at our partner company's office in Marl the previous week to have an excuse for being there or something... :D


KaeYoss wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
but with only some 20-30 minutes to get there it's quite easy for me :)

Yeah. That's a bit more convenient than the 350km we have to drive to Essen.

Maybe I could manage something like working at our partner company's office in Marl the previous week to have an excuse for being there or something... :D

Or... depending on my general state of mind and all I could offer shelter for some folks and ask them to provide food and drinks as "payment" :D


Archgamer wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
but with only some 20-30 minutes to get there it's quite easy for me :)

Yeah. That's a bit more convenient than the 350km we have to drive to Essen.

Maybe I could manage something like working at our partner company's office in Marl the previous week to have an excuse for being there or something... :D

Or... depending on my general state of mind and all I could offer shelter for some folks and ask them to provide food and drinks as "payment" :D

Thanks for the offer.

Maybe I can combine the two - those business trips usually come with compensation for travel expanses. ;-)

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KaeYoss wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
but with only some 20-30 minutes to get there it's quite easy for me :)

Yeah. That's a bit more convenient than the 350km we have to drive to Essen.

Maybe I could manage something like working at our partner company's office in Marl the previous week to have an excuse for being there or something... :D

Or... depending on my general state of mind and all I could offer shelter for some folks and ask them to provide food and drinks as "payment" :D

Thanks for the offer.

Maybe I can combine the two - those business trips usually come with compensation for travel expanses. ;-)

Well, depending on when it is, it could be fun for me to join as well. it may be difficult for me to arrange, but that might work.

When is it exactly ?

Do you intend to DM in english ?(i'm afraid my german is a bit weak)


Stereofm wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
but with only some 20-30 minutes to get there it's quite easy for me :)

Yeah. That's a bit more convenient than the 350km we have to drive to Essen.

Maybe I could manage something like working at our partner company's office in Marl the previous week to have an excuse for being there or something... :D

Or... depending on my general state of mind and all I could offer shelter for some folks and ask them to provide food and drinks as "payment" :D

Thanks for the offer.

Maybe I can combine the two - those business trips usually come with compensation for travel expanses. ;-)

Well, depending on when it is, it could be fun for me to join as well. it may be difficult for me to arrange, but that might work.

When is it exactly ?

Do you intend to DM in english ?(i'm afraid my german is a bit weak)

I've never really GMed in English, but I would love to do that, as my English, spoken at least, is a little rusty.

Spiel Essen is from October 23rd til the 26th 2008.

Just email me: ulff dot lehmann at t-online dot de

If we get enough folks to join up, we gonna have some PF gaming fun, and one HELL of a long weekend!


Stereofm wrote:


Do you intend to DM in english ?(i'm afraid my german is a bit weak)

It's a trade fair - though there is gaming going on there.

Still, I'd love to see a Paizo booth there. Can't you put one of your guys - maybe Nick the Pathfinder Society Master - into a crate and ship him over? :D

They wouldn't be the only people there who only speak English, either. And of course, they can always hire some people who speak the language and brainwash them into sales zombies. Multilingual's always an opion (I remember Q-Workshop having name tags with flags to show what languages the people spoke. They had English, German and Polish - at least)


Hm... I have another gaming round the weekend of the Essen Spielemesse.
Last year, I went with my ex-girlfriend (now wife) on Thursday, and took a day off for it. I will have to talk to her first and see what I can do about the gaming round to get the whole weekend. But the idea has some appeal.

Stefan


Archgamer wrote:
That would be a reason for me to take 3 days off of work and buy the 4 day pass for the entire Spiel... haven't done that in ages, )

That's my yearly routine for ... 22 years now :-) ok, some years had only two das SPIEL in it, but most had 4. Costs me more than holiday and my car is always too small, no matter which car I use :)


gurps wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
That would be a reason for me to take 3 days off of work and buy the 4 day pass for the entire Spiel... haven't done that in ages, )
That's my yearly routine for ... 22 years now :-) ok, some years had only two das SPIEL in it, but most had 4. Costs me more than holiday and my car is always too small, no matter which car I use :)

As I said, usually go there to catch up with some acquaintances, maybe buy a couple bargain items and be off again. A decade back that was different, but then again, I also worked at a booth some times. Thing is: back in the day I could hang out with some artists and vendors and chat, but it has become so bloody busy... there was more magic in it 20 years ago :(


Our usual routine is to get together, get in one guy's car, drive over, be there at twelve, go through the important hall(s) a couple of times, leave a lot of money there, go back to the car (trying hard not to break our backs), and get home with a short detour to Luxembourg for cheap gas. A Burger King usually enters the equation, too.


Mace Hammerhand wrote:
gurps wrote:
Archgamer wrote:
That would be a reason for me to take 3 days off of work and buy the 4 day pass for the entire Spiel... haven't done that in ages, )
That's my yearly routine for ... 22 years now :-) ok, some years had only two das SPIEL in it, but most had 4. Costs me more than holiday and my car is always too small, no matter which car I use :)
As I said, usually go there to catch up with some acquaintances, maybe buy a couple bargain items and be off again. A decade back that was different, but then again, I also worked at a booth some times. Thing is: back in the day I could hang out with some artists and vendors and chat, but it has become so bloody busy... there was more magic in it 20 years ago :(

It's just different, but the magic is the same - you still can talk to producers, you can meet people you meet just 4 days a year, these 4 days, but for 20 years in a row (the producer of the citybooks for instance, some extremely nice british sellers, the guys from the online shop you always order from, the sympathic lunatics from highlander games, Captain Fanen of course, your coworkers for RPGs, you normally never meet in person etc.), or sit at a table for hours after hours playing with complete strangers long and complicated games ... and meet them again one year after ... it's huge, but it's part of my life :)


For those interested in joining us at Essen, look here:

link

I hope we can play official PFS adventures there and/or playtest PFbeta, and I might be ammendable to DM in english (if need be).

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