Gamicon Phi - February 10-12 2012 - Iowa City, IA


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Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Gamicon is Iowa's longest-running gaming convention, now in its 21st year!

Gamicon Phi will take place Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12, 2012, at the Iowa Memorial Union on The University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, IA.

We plan on hosting 5 slots of Pathfinder Society, 10-12 tables each slot.

To register for the convention go here.

Once you have registered for the convention, you will be cleared to register on our Warhorn site here

We are definitely going to offer the GenCon 2011 Special as well as a mixture of all different level ranges of the newest scenarios. Boons will be available as well as Gamicon raffle prizes.

There will be lots of other games besides PFS as well as a Dealer's Area.

If you have interest in GMing for me, please email me at PFSIowa@gmail.com and I'll add you to our judge roster. Judge swag bags will be pretty awesome for those that donate all 5 slots to PFS. You also get to be heckled by yours truly at no extra charge! Judge spots are limited to a first come first serve basis, but fear not, if you do not get a judge slot, you can then PLAY, PLAY, PLAY!

Judge Prize Spoiler:
EXPLOSIVE RUNES

Grand Lodge 4/5

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Going to try to be there boss-man, but no promises

Liberty's Edge

I am going to do my very best to make it there in February!

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Excellent!

Sovereign Court 4/5

I should be there too and you can strap me to a GM chair if need be, hope to be able to play some though.

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Here is our list of what we are offering. Register first for the convention and then you will be clear to sign up on our warhorn site.

Friday Evening Slot 1 (7 PM - 12 AM)
PFS#3-07 Echoes of the Overwatched
PFS#3-03 The Ghennet Manor Gauntlet
PFS#3-04 The Kortos Envoy
PFS Module We Be Goblins!

Saturday Morning Slot 2 (8 AM - 1PM)
PFS Intro First Steps—Part I: In Service to Lore
PFS#3-09 The Quest for Perfection—Part I: The Edge of Heaven
PFS#3-12 Wonders in the Weave—Part I: The Dog Pharaoh's Tomb
PFS #2-20 Wrath of the Accursed

Saturday Afternoon Slot 3 (1 PM – 6 PM)
PFS Intro First Steps—Part II: To Delve the Dungeon Deep
PFS #3-11 The Quest for Perfection—Part II: On Hostile Waters
PFS#3-14 Wonders in the Weave—Part II: Snakes in the Fold
PFS #2-14 The Chasm of Screams

Saturday Evening Slot 4 (7 PM - 12 AM)
PFS Special Blood Under Absalom

Sunday Morning Slot 5 (8 AM - 1PM)
PFS Intro First Steps—Part III: A Vision of Betrayal
PFS#3-13 The Quest for Perfection—Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow
PFS #3-10 The Immortal Conundrum
PFS #2-08 The Sarkorian Prophecy
PFS Module We Be Goblins!

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

I registered for every mod that Thea is judging so that i have enough time to see the rest of the convention. :) Does anybody know what types of bribes she likes?

The Exchange

Pirate Rob wrote:
I registered for every mod that Thea is judging so that i have enough time to see the rest of the convention. :) Does anybody know what types of bribes she likes?

I'm offended .. maybe .... kinda.. not really

I like chocolate and bunnies and umm .... yeah chocolate and bunnies

Shadow Lodge

Thea Peters wrote:
Pirate Rob wrote:
I registered for every mod that Thea is judging so that i have enough time to see the rest of the convention. :) Does anybody know what types of bribes she likes?

I'm offended .. maybe .... kinda.. not really

I like chocolate and bunnies and umm .... yeah chocolate and bunnies

What about chocolate bunnies?

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Well to be honest I signed up for a schedule that would work with my played mods and characters, and then noticed Thea is judging the first 3.

It looks likely I'll get to finish off my Siege Engineer's (normal play) career with Blood Under Absalom.

And torture Thea's table's with Farak, the Most Powerful Mage in All of Absalom.

The Exchange

Care Baird wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
Pirate Rob wrote:
I registered for every mod that Thea is judging so that i have enough time to see the rest of the convention. :) Does anybody know what types of bribes she likes?

I'm offended .. maybe .... kinda.. not really

I like chocolate and bunnies and umm .... yeah chocolate and bunnies

What about chocolate bunnies?

*quiver*

The Exchange

Pirate Rob wrote:

Well to be honest I signed up for a schedule that would work with my played mods and characters, and then noticed Thea is judging the first 3.

It looks likely I'll get to finish off my Siege Engineer's (normal play) career with Blood Under Absalom.

And torture Thea's table's with Farak, the Most Powerful Mage in All of Absalom.

Lol .. if you think you can stand me for that many hours I'm game ;)

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

I'm still looking for a couple of judges to fill in some gaps in the slots. Gamicon badges are only $15 for judges for the entire weekend and you get a GM swag bag filled with lots of goodies. The more you judge, the better your swag bag gets!

Register for the convention first and then sign up on our Warhorn site in the OP.


I really wish I was able to make it down there. I attended a few years during the LG days, and GamiCon was one of the high points of each convention year. Great location, great people - an all around great time...

If anyone is on the fence about going GamiCon, get off the fence and go. You won't be sorry.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

I'm looking for some transit/lodging advice/help.

The story so far...

I'll be driving to Iowa City from Ames on Friday afternoon and driving back on Sunday afternoon.

I'm trying to figure out lodging and transit once in Iowa City. The Iowa House Hotel is quite convenient but is awfully expensive. There are some really cheap hotels further out as a possible solution.

...

Optimally, I would like to find somebody to stay with who doesn't live too far away whose generosity I could repay with things like dinner and driving/parking at the Memorial Union.

Advice and information regarding options in Iowa City would be quite helpful as well.

Thanks,
-Robert

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Looks like I've got a place to stay.

Anything in particular I should stop by and see in Iowa City if I have an extra hour or so on Sunday afternoon?


Pirate Rob wrote:

Looks like I've got a place to stay.

Anything in particular I should stop by and see in Iowa City if I have an extra hour or so on Sunday afternoon?

you could always check out the old capital museum (since you're basically right across the street) if you're so inclined.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

I was imagining that the Old Capitol Histoic Museum and the Natural History museum would be closen on Sundays, but your suggestion got me to check: both are open Sunday afternoons from 1 till 5.

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Two weeks until Gamicon! Get excited people! This could be one of our biggest years ever with PFS!


*bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce*

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Now that Winter War has come and gone, I am in full prep mode for GamiCon.

If you are not at GamiCon, you are playing the game wrong! Yeah, I said it. Whatcha gonna do about it, huh, huh?

:-)

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

I've already carefully planned how to kill Bob Jonquet's character in the first slot (The Kortos Envoy) and steal his stars.


Pirate Rob wrote:
I've already carefully planned how to kill Bob Jonquet's character in the first slot (The Kortos Envoy) and steal his stars.

Back off there buddy ... his stars are already willed to me .. and I have more access to wack him off and take'em hehe

*pulls out her notebook and thumbs thru*

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

*stores stars in a safe deposit box at Fort Knox and hires the deadly and soul-less Kyle Baird as his personal bodyguard


Bob Jonquet wrote:
*stores stars in a safe deposit box at Fort Knox and hires the deadly and soul-less Kyle Baird as his personal bodyguard

pfft

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
and I have more access to wack him off

Uhhhhhhhh.....what?


Todd Morgan wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
and I have more access to wack him off
Uhhhhhhhh.....what?

If I have to explain this to you......


Less than a week..... and I still have maps to draw ... crap

Sovereign Court 4/5

Same here and my drawing skills suck.

At least I have my maps for the special done already.

Never erased them after U-Con


VanceMadrox wrote:

Same here and my drawing skills suck.

At least I have my maps for the special done already.

Never erased them after U-Con

Heh .. have those done from Ucon as well ... however, agreed to draw maps for a friend for gamicon ... eep

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Two days...


Todd Morgan wrote:
Two days...

yayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*begins to quiver*

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

While I'm not a fond of the drive it'll be nice to see people from eastern(?) Iowa again. (My midwest geography still sucks)


Pirate Rob wrote:
While I'm not a fond of the drive it'll be nice to see people from eastern(?) Iowa again. (My midwest geography still sucks)

pfft ... it's only 2 hours lol ... but yes, eastern Iowa.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Google tells me it's 2 and a half although it took me a bout 2:10 last time I came over.

Geography is still confusing to me though, I moved 1,800 miles east and am still in the (mid)west.


Pirate Rob wrote:

Google tells me it's 2 and a half although it took me a bout 2:10 last time I came over.

Geography is still confusing to me though, I moved 1,800 miles east and am still in the (mid)west.

just remember the average speed on I-80 is roughly 90 mph ...

We're the center of the US so we're still "mid" for most places

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Stop whining, i'm in from central Illinois (4 hours).
:-)

Sovereign Court 4/5

It's 4-5 hours for us (depending on whose driving)

But we'll be there!


VanceMadrox wrote:

It's 4-5 hours for us (depending on whose driving)

But we'll be there!

Kewl .. bob's working on the rub for the ribs .. apparently throwing them in the crockpot isn't good enough for him

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Kewl .. bob's working on the rub for the ribs .. apparently throwing them in the crockpot isn't good enough for him

No ribs for you ;-D

Dark Archive 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

It looks like we'll report ~60 tables for this convention, up a few tables compared to last year. Thanks to all of the GMs who made this possible, especially my GMs that volunteered every slot. Thanks also to Paizo for providing boons and prize support, it was a great hit with the players.

Grand Lodge 5/5

Awesome news! Thanks for the update Todd!


The con was a blast and was bigger and better than last year. The special went off without a hitch and I think we managed to run the special in 4.5 hours!!!!!!


Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
The con was a blast and was bigger and better than last year. The special went off without a hitch and I think we managed to run the special in 4.5 hours!!!!!!

Were you the Overseer? That's the only way it could have gotten done early! ;-)

Kill any animal companions this year Thea?

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

I had a blast. I tried to kill Bob's Paladin but eventually I rolled a 1 on my grapple before the Minotaur Elder was able to gore him to death.

I think my Special GM tried to kill us with 104 points of damage to the party before we could act. Most of us made it though. 11th level characters are capable of some pretty amazing things.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Kyle Baird wrote:
Were you the Overseer? That's the only way it could have gotten done early! ;-)

No. Actually, I was which makes the fact we were done early even that much more amazing!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Pirate Rob wrote:
tried to kill Bob's Paladin

Aye! It appears that he is not equipped to deal with being grappled.


Bob Jonquet wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Were you the Overseer? That's the only way it could have gotten done early! ;-)
No. Actually, I was which makes the fact we were done early even that much more amazing!

Shenanigans!

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

In case internet land has distorted the message intended in my previous post I had a lot of fun at Gamicon, both GMing and playing. All my tables were a lot of fun and I enjoyed the challenge of playing Blood Under Absalom at 10-11.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Regional Venture-Coordinator, Great Lakes aka TwilightKnight

Yes, another successful GamiCon. Cannot wait until next year. Todd will be overseeing the special wearing his new VC speedo. :-)

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