conventions Archive

  • I gave a talk at Metatopia on Sunday on talking to the talent and promised to post my notes, so here they are in all their semi-comprehensible glory. That said, on a lark, I recorded the bit of advice I got from Fred, so I'm throwing that up here as a ...

    Notes from my talk

    I gave a talk at Metatopia on Sunday on talking to the talent and promised to post my notes, so here they are in all their semi-comprehensible glory. That said, on a lark, I recorded the bit of advice I got from Fred, so I'm throwing that up here as a ...

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  • A while back, Vinnie had an idea.Vinnie, for those that don't know, is the robot brain behind Dreamation, Dexcon and a host of other nerd events in northern New Jersey.  I've talked in the past about how good Dreamation and Dexcon are, and a lot of tha...

    This Metatopia Thing

    A while back, Vinnie had an idea.Vinnie, for those that don't know, is the robot brain behind Dreamation, Dexcon and a host of other nerd events in northern New Jersey. I've talked in the past about how good Dreamation and Dexcon are, and a lot of tha...

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  • I am not at PAX, nor am I at PAX dev.  This kind of sucks.  I mean, it sucks a little bit less than not being at Gencon because it's at least _possible_ for me to go the Gencon without punching a huge hole in my life, but all the same? Sucks.

In fairn...

    PAX – More Bitter Envy

    I am not at PAX, nor am I at PAX dev. This kind of sucks. I mean, it sucks a little bit less than not being at Gencon because it's at least _possible_ for me to go the Gencon without punching a huge hole in my life, but all the same? Sucks. In fairn...

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  • So, people were kind enough to help me out with suggestions about new things that they're going to get a chance to pick up at Gencon, so I may now stew in my own juices of jealousy and think teeth-gnashing thoughts while I miss the conventions.  Still,...

    Gencon Hotspots

    So, people were kind enough to help me out with suggestions about new things that they're going to get a chance to pick up at Gencon, so I may now stew in my own juices of jealousy and think teeth-gnashing thoughts while I miss the conventions. Still,...

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  • Stepping off the design train briefly as we start warming up for Gencon  (which I will not be attending, sadly), and I have a larger post in the  works about all the new things I regret I won't be seeing which you  should totally check out.  However, I...

    A Gencon Plug

    Stepping off the design train briefly as we start warming up for Gencon (which I will not be attending, sadly), and I have a larger post in the works about all the new things I regret I won't be seeing which you should totally check out. However, I...

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  • I became more sympathetic to the people with the rolling luggage at Origins after I started down the boardgame path.  The simple reality is that if you're carrying more than one full sized boardgame, you're going to be hard pressed to find an efficient...

    Another Origins Find

    I became more sympathetic to the people with the rolling luggage at Origins after I started down the boardgame path. The simple reality is that if you're carrying more than one full sized boardgame, you're going to be hard pressed to find an efficient...

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Photo courtesy of Jamie Chambers
Gobsmackingly good news — we won an Origins Award! Twice!
Thanks to everyone who showed their support and made this possible. Double thanks to all the fans who stuck with us through our “Duke Nuke’m&#...

    Double Origins Awards!

    Photo courtesy of Jamie Chambers Gobsmackingly good news — we won an Origins Award! Twice! Thanks to everyone who showed their support and made this possible. Double thanks to all the fans who stuck with us through our “Duke Nuke’m&#...

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  • Photo courtesy of Jamie Chambers Gobsmackingly good news — we won an Origins Award! Twice! Thanks to everyone who showed their support and made this possible. Double thanks to all […]

    Double Origins Awards!

    Photo courtesy of Jamie Chambers Gobsmackingly good news — we won an Origins Award! Twice! Thanks to everyone who showed their support and made this possible. Double thanks to all […]

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  • I usually skip the actual Origins awards ceremony.  I'd pretend that this is some hipster douchebag, too cool for the event sort of thing but the reality is that in past years I have never been able to actually find the ceremony, and directions didn't ...

    So That Happened

    I usually skip the actual Origins awards ceremony. I'd pretend that this is some hipster douchebag, too cool for the event sort of thing but the reality is that in past years I have never been able to actually find the ceremony, and directions didn't ...

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  • For those of you not on Twitter, you may be interested to hear that this past weekend, the Dresden Files RPG won both the Origins Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Supplement!Speaking only for myself (though I'm sure the rest of the team feels similarly...

    Dresden Files RPG & the Origins Awards

    For those of you not on Twitter, you may be interested to hear that this past weekend, the Dresden Files RPG won both the Origins Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Supplement!Speaking only for myself (though I'm sure the rest of the team feels similarly...

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