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#1 Post by MThurston » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:00 pm

See you guys tomorrow! Travel Safe!

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Re: Gencon

#2 Post by WarFlail » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:47 pm

How I wish I could go to one of these...


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#3 Post by Targan » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:03 pm

Me too Bill.
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#4 Post by Brian_Smaller » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:12 am

I was told the other day that there are 200K attendees at gencon. Is that 200K individual people or the number of tickets/tags across the duration (assuming you can buy passes for one or more days)? Either way I never realised it was such a big deal.

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#5 Post by Leitchy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:41 am

WarFlail wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:47 pm
How I wish I could go to one of these...
Oh God no!

I'm a country boy; anybody within touching distance of me is too close! :)

Two hundred thousand sweaty, fat, bearded guys* all in one place ... oh the horror!



:mrgreen:

As you might be able to tell, I don't particularly like crowds.




* Please note that I must include myself in this category.
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Re: Gencon

#6 Post by MThurston » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:26 am

They have women there for cosplay. Real women also.

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#7 Post by Peleliu » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:02 am

Not just 200k guys. There is usually 1 chainmail girl too.

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#8 Post by Munin » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:38 pm

200k is an exaggeration, it's more like 75k. But it sold out for the first time ever. And with gaming getting more mainstream, there are more women here than you might think.

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#9 Post by Lord Dynel » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:57 pm

I can't speak to numbers, but I would guess there was in excess of 75k in attendance. Maybe not by much, but I feel that number was eclipsed.

Overall, I had a great time. I brought my 15 year-old son, and he had a fantastic time. We got to spend time together, we played some good games, and overalls we had a blast. I also met the Hârn folks, visited the booth every day, and spent a lot of money in support of the superb product that is Hârn.

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Re: Gencon

#10 Post by MThurston » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:45 pm

Is this Marcus from Michigan? ^^^^^^^

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#11 Post by Lord Dynel » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:12 am

No. My name is Gus, and I'm from Florida.

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#12 Post by MThurston » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:14 am

Hi Gus. We had a father son team in our game also.

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#13 Post by Lord Dynel » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:23 am

That's awesome. While we didn't get to play Hârn, we did get some DCC and Savage Worlds in. He really enjoyed the games, especially the DCC, and that prompted him to buy the old 1st edition AD&D core books (interestingly, not the DCC book...) from one of the vendors at the con. But, I bought the HM3 rules so I'll see what I can do to get my table on board. :twisted:

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#14 Post by MThurston » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:58 am

I blocked 3 arrows shot at me with two of the rolls being Critical Successes.

We got lucky. One round of 7 arrows at point blank range.

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#15 Post by Krazma » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:32 am

MThurston wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:58 am
I blocked 3 arrows shot at me with two of the rolls being Critical Successes.

We got lucky. One round of 7 arrows at point blank range.
GenCon has gotten a bit harsh. Glad you made it out alive.

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#16 Post by Munin » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:42 am

Big thanks to Kaliklak, bbailey, jpm, Catfish, mcammer, and Blake, for another hilarious session of "Harnpocalypse After Hours." I hope you guys had as much fun playing in it as I had running it. I'll try to put together a fictionalized version for the Tavern Tales forum while it's still fresh in my memory!

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#17 Post by Catfish » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41 am

Munin wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:42 am
Big thanks to Kaliklak, bbailey, jpm, Catfish, mcammer, and Blake, for another hilarious session of "Harnpocalypse After Hours." I hope you guys had as much fun playing in it as I had running it. I'll try to put together a fictionalized version for the Tavern Tales forum while it's still fresh in my memory!
I look forward to this every year. You are a great GM and the players are top notch. Blake is like a rpg prodigy, even though my character tried to kill him.
Sorry, but I got the con crud on day two. So I was sick and tired from being in the CGI booth all day. I was struggling to stay awake during this late session despite being all hoped up on cold medicine and Halls lozenges.

Always great to see the Harn folks. Looking forward to next year.
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#18 Post by MDMann » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:06 pm

Look forward to reading about it. Let us know what we're missing.
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#19 Post by jpm » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:30 am

Okay so I haven't had a chance to post my GenCon report so I will do so now... I played in three Harn Events including Harnpocalypse after Dark.... I'll let Munin give us the update on that... I'll just say it was dark, dark, dark, dark... and the best part of GenCon...

I played Captain Kodta in "Pilot's Gamble" which is always fun but I had more fun in this one than in any other I've played. We were ready and able to poison the Agrikan's that attempted to commandeer our ship... just waiting to see whether they really were going to split their treasure or not...

Gary Hamlin's "Barking up the Wrong Tree in Golotha" was fun as well. Who knew going into town to find a timberwright would be so difficult?

I ran "Men in White II: the Dragons Tale", twice for groups of 4 and 6. Both solved the issue (as the MIW are more than capable of dealing with most things...) The second group was particularly clever in their solution, though they did take a wrong turn and get lost for a while.

I ran "Into the Mouth of the Dragon" once and the players did a fine job of planning and executing their rescue mission.

I have some work to do on my "Here there be Dragons" Fate Core adventure, but I've figured out what I need to do with it going forward.

I picked up a couple of nice books two Powered by the Apocolypse and a couple of fate books. I was able to fill out my collection of fate dice colors and now have enough for all six convocations and all ten religions... I picked up some extra noteboards.

I connected with the Roll20 folks and I think I have a path to figuring out how to do a Harn Character Sheet.

Finally I'm pretty excited about Archivos. I'm going to try to play with it some over the weekend...
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#20 Post by Leitchy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:12 pm

Oh hell yeah! Archivos looks really good. I will definitely be checking this out some more! :)
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#21 Post by Munin » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:13 pm

Yeah, I saw you'd picked up Urban Shadows. That's one we're having fun with right now (though we decided to get all curve-ball and set it in gaslight London). I'll let Joe Adams tell you how that one's going. ;) What was the other PbtA book you grabbed?

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#22 Post by Rothesay » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:38 pm

I really need to get to Gencon one of these days. 8)

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#23 Post by jpm » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:02 am

Munin wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:13 pm
Yeah, I saw you'd picked up Urban Shadows. That's one we're having fun with right now (though we decided to get all curve-ball and set it in gaslight London). I'll let Joe Adams tell you how that one's going. ;) What was the other PbtA book you grabbed?
Last year I bought Urban Shadows and Spirit of '77; This year Undying and Epelliyon: the Dragon Epic; I'm thinking some of the moves in Urban Shadows could be used for courtly intrigue.

Might be worth some dev time for next year...

Do you have a template for the playbooks?
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#24 Post by GeorgeFields » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:43 am

After attending a HarnWorld seminar, I purchased a few items at the CGI booth. Once I'm done getting back to normal this week with work and guests leaving the house, I'll be diving headfirst into them this weekend.

I look forward to learning more about HarnWorld.

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Re: Gencon

#25 Post by MThurston » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:54 am

jpm wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:30 am


I connected with the Roll20 folks and I think I have a path to figuring out how to do a Harn Character Sheet.

Finally I'm pretty excited about Archivos. I'm going to try to play with it some over the weekend...
Good. I had to make my own character sheet in game. They also need to add Harn in as a game to find. Its not on their list.

I also played the Captain. We took the pirate ship and sold it, dropped off the Knight at their destination.

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