I just returned from the largest tabletop gaming convention in the US - Gen Con. I hadn't been to Gen Con in about 12 years. It started here in WI in Lake Geneva and quickly moved to Milwaukee, where I often attended as a kid. When it moved to Indianapolis, since it outgrow Milwaukee, I thought I was done with Gen Con.
Well, that changed. :) I joined more than 60,000 other attendees this year.
- I had some copies of Bullfrogs to sell. I didn't have a booth, so technically I'm not allowed to sell anything, but I was able to get copies into 2 different booths for people to buy. The Indie Game Alliance had a booth, who featured other small press games in addition to Bullfrogs as well and Spartacus Publishing, who I've become friends in the last few years via various game design events. The guys at Spartacus were super awesome to me and featured Bullfrogs in their booth even more prominently than their RPG books. Very cool.
- I have a new game I need to get the word out about -- Roll Player. I joined the folks over at the First Exposure Playtest Hall, and got 5 playtest sessions in addition to the various impromptu playtests I was able to pull together at various hotel lobbies, etc. Lots of positive feedback all around. I also just set up the basic Roll Player page here on the Thunderworks website. It features some new art, so go check it out.
- I wanted to continue to build relationships with various people in the tabletop game industry. I got to meet with many many people who I've communicated with over the internet, but now I was able to sit down and chat with them face to face.
Till next time!