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31 Jul 2020 15:56 #312678 by Shellhead
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Anybody here "attending" GenCon Online? How did things go?

I am moderately tech-savvy, but have discovered this year that I am not really into online the playing of rpgs, board games, or card games. I wasn't originally planning on going to GenCon this year, but not having to travel suddenly made it a possibility. But I looked at the pricing of events and there seemed to be two basic types: short $2 game demo events and longer $80 games. A few $80 games would still be a great bargain compared to the time and cost of traveling to GenCon and staying at a hotel, but my previous online gaming experiences indicate that I can't get $80 worth of fun out of an online format.

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31 Jul 2020 16:00 #312679 by hotseatgames
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I never even looked at what or how they were offering it. I can play board games online without Gen Con's help, and if I don't get to stomp around downtown Indy, I'm not interested.

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31 Jul 2020 19:09 #312686 by ubarose
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I’ve watched some of the free stuff, like the publisher’s announcements and bits of game demos.
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31 Jul 2020 19:10 - 31 Jul 2020 19:13 #312687 by Gary Sax
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They're going to be revealing a chronicle of a bunch of games of Oath, which might be fun for me.
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01 Aug 2020 19:58 #312710 by gversace
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I've played 5 RPGs - 2 Call of Cthulhu, 2 Starfinder, and a Torg Eternity. They were either $2 or $4, and all but one were 4-6 hours. Not sure why you see them as $80, unless that's all that's left with tickets.

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03 Aug 2020 11:32 #312738 by Shellhead
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It was my mistake to just check the events once early on, when all the pricing seemed to be either really cheap or really expensive. I also found that the search capability of the event list was pretty limited. I should have checked back later, after more events were posted. So I ended up blowing off GenCon Online and focusing on yardwork over the weekend. On Saturday, I did wear my "I'd Rather Be at GenCon" shirt that my girlfriend gave me a while back.

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17 Sep 2020 13:23 #314204 by Shellhead
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Just read an interesting article about the virtual convention season:

icv2.com/articles/columns/view/46536/win...onths-virtual-events

Nothing specific about GenCon or gaming, but plenty about other activities commonly taking place at gaming conventions.

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