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Episode 204: Gen Con 2016

August 19th, 2016 | Robin

Voices weary and graveled, but with spirits lifted by ENnies Gold and Silver, Ken and Robin return from Gen Con to regale you with this year’s round-up of the Best Four Days in Gaming. As is our annual wont we throw separate segments to the wind to encompass all the Gaming Hut goodness. Sub-headings include the Diana Jones Awards, industry scuttlebutt, meetings with listeners, the fate of the show and of course, food. All that and much much more.

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9 Responses to “Episode 204: Gen Con 2016”

  1. Tim Emrick says:

    I have long thought that the weird alternate history of “The Repairer of Reputations” would make a wonderfully dystopian RPG setting. I very much look forward to the Yellow King Kickstarter!

  2. Robin says:

    A certain munificent friend of the show would like it to be known that your humble hosts were dehydrated in part at the show by the fine products of the Willett Distillery.

  3. Norman Dean says:

    I love Chicago…but it fails miserably at two of the three biggest complaints about Indy. The availability of connected hotel rooms, and cost of parking. The Hyatt is enormous but at 1200 rooms it would be like indy only having the JW and the La Meridian. All the other hotels seem to be at least a 50 minute walk away.

  4. LJS says:

    Ken, can you tell us more about the gaming potential of Chicago’s own weirdness? Moore’s fairy castle and the collection of stones on the Tribune building really ought to show up in some adventure.

  5. J-nes says:

    A while back Robin (I think) talked about a game that explored the actual circumstances during which someone would take up dungeon crawling as a profession, i.e. the PCs are all desperate and have very little to lose. I can’t remember the name of the game, and it has been driving me crazy. can anyone help with this?

    (Sorry about asking here, btw. couldn’t thing of anywhere else to do it.)

  6. Prayerborne says:

    Sending LARPers to Syria seems redundant, because Syria is one massive Twilight:2000 LARP already.

  7. Josh says:

    Re: RPGs as a spectator event

    When I was in college, our Paranoia games nearly always had an audience. I’m going to say this is a testament to the brilliance of our GM, because he really was brilliant. All hail the Computer and so on.

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