GenCon Indy 2008: Almost Here

Why does GenCon have to be so soon? I’m barely recovered from Comic-Con. (GenCon is big, but I’m grateful that it’s not nearly as unwieldy and ginormous as Comic-Con). Anyway.

Preparations
Yeah. I’m flying out to Indianapolis on Wednesday (anyone know a good way to kill four hours at the Atlanta airport?), which means I have to finish up the rest of my prep for the con over the next two days. That mainly means printing up a bunch of reference sheets and character sheets for Maid RPG, which’ll probably take me a few hours just to put together.

Because I Said I Would
Here’s the first draft of my rules for creating “stewards” in Maid RPG. Stewards are basically male versions of maids (whereas butlers in Maid RPG are uber-powerful but have to be calm and collected at all times), so you can make characters like Hayate.

Where To Buy Maid RPG (And Two Other Kickass Games)
This will be my first time coming to GenCon as a booth monkey, which should be an interesting experience. We’ll be sharing a booth with both Hellas and Ninja Burger. Those are three very different games, but also very awesome ones. It’s mainly the Hellas booth, so you’ll find it under Khepera Publishing, booth #2630, which according to the exhibit hall map is one of the booths between the art show and the Wizards of the Coast boothstravaganza, and across from Closeoutcards.com.

If you’re at the con, come by and say hi! /^_^\

Happy Little Bonus
I will be bringing along my fan translation of Yuuyake Koyake in the hopes of getting a game together at some point, but I have an overly full schedule for the con, and the game only supports groups of 2-4, so we’ll see how it goes.

Addendum
I hate being short of cash for a con like this. *sigh*

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10 thoughts on “GenCon Indy 2008: Almost Here

  1. Yeah, I saw the layout, we’re in the middle of bumble and fuck. Not that inspiring for casual walk-bys. Oh well.

    I’ve got a Tenra game on Wednesday (shit that’s like two days) between 4 and 8. When are your events? IIRC, you had three…

    Thanks!
    -Andy

  2. I’m running two Maid RPG events, one Thursday at 4 p.m., the other Saturday at 3 p.m. I’m also participating in one of the Meikyuu Kingdom events, at noon on Friday. Otherwise I’m pretty much planning to be at the booth while the exhibit hall is open. There are a couple of other things in the evenings too, notably Video Games Live on Saturday.

  3. I wouldn’t be too worried about the location. You’re right near WotC with the art-show hemmed off, so that’s a huge traffic area. I keep seeing lines all the time whenever I see their booth at a show. Long lines means wandering eyes and spill over.

  4. I have printed out a HG Razor Ramon table jockey, to help promote the Maid RPG. It is glorious.

    I also have 50 copies of Maid sitting here. There was a hangup with the other printer, but they’re looking into their issues now. In any case at least 48 copies of the game will be there to sell, if nothing else.

    -Andy

  5. I’m betting the bastards who went to GEnCon are buying up all the copies of Maid RPG, leaving us who wanted to order it online without. MOnsters.

  6. Something like that. I’m going to be putting together a lengthy post about what’s gone on at the con–and even with me being an introvert and a fan of sleep there’s still a hell of a lot–but the game sold *really* well. I’ll have to double-check with Andy tomorrow morning, but last I checked we were down to only 4 copies, and those probably sold out by the time the exhibit hall closed. Still, a proper print run should be on the way in the next month or so, along with a PDF version for the truly impatient.

  7. @Wilson Lin:
    My philosophy on copy protection is that it punishes the people who actually pay for the product while at best slightly delaying the pirates. I’m not thrilled about piracy, but I’m much more concerned about obscurity.

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