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3/12/2018 11:05 am  #1


Gary Con XI (2019)

Gary Con XI’s scheduled for March 7-10, 2019 at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, WI. Always a great event - hope everyone can attend! If you're already thinking of attending, do you plan to run anything? If so, what and when? 

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3/12/2018 1:17 pm  #2


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

I've already gotten a room and am very much looking forward to next March.

I'm going to be running probably 4 Hyperborea games next year as well. Details and times TBD.

 

4/25/2018 8:14 pm  #3


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

Yes. It's finally time for me to playtest OSTIUM UNDERBOREA

 

5/24/2018 1:44 pm  #4


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

I got my room booked and will be running a session or two over the weekend. For those of you who have run Hyperborea at conventions in the past.  Is it a practical option to let players generate their characters at the table?  So far my test runs with vic.. err.. "volunteers" have averaged 45 minutes or so using a printout of Book 1.


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5/24/2018 5:16 pm  #5


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

SuperPheemy wrote:

I got my room booked and will be running a session or two over the weekend.

Awesome! You will have a blast.

SuperPheemy wrote:

For those of you who have run Hyperborea at conventions in the past.  Is it a practical option to let players generate their characters at the table?  So far my test runs with vic.. err.. "volunteers" have averaged 45 minutes or so using a printout of Book 1.

I have run a convention game or two. My strong recommendation would be to provide pregens. If it’s a level one (or low level) scenario, it shouldn’t take you too long. I would recommend a pool consisting of a few fighting men, a couple of magic-user types, a couple of cleric types and maybe one thief type. Make sure you have a few extras so that players whose PCs die in the first two-thirds of the game can rejoin quickly.


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5/24/2018 5:50 pm  #6


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

pregens all the way.  make sure you make them early in the prep process and get them out of the way.

 

5/24/2018 6:26 pm  #7


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

Yeah, totally pregens. Let's get to playing the game!

 

5/25/2018 6:46 am  #8


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francisca wrote:

pregens all the way.  make sure you make them early in the prep process and get them out of the way.

+1. Following Francisca's suggestion about when to make the pregens will save a bit of stress. It sucks having to scramble at the 11th hour to make a ton of pregens. 
Not that I've experienced that personally.. several times. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png

 

5/25/2018 1:14 pm  #9


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I side with Pre-gens, with one caveat....I dont ever have to make them again! If we had a thread on this forum that just collected pregens in a certain format that would be super helpful. The absolute worst part of running a game for me was creating the pregens. Fun at first, but after the 12th one jeesh! YMMV

In hindsight i know the system a ton better now for having gone through the process of creating 15 pre-gens for each session run. Maybe I am an overachiever.


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5/25/2018 3:51 pm  #10


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

mavfire wrote:

creating 15 pre-gens for each session run.

15? That's crazy! Apparently, Del plans on killing all his players. Some at least twice. lol. 

 

5/25/2018 4:49 pm  #11


Re: Gary Con XI (2019)

Well... Three sessions of Charnel Crypt, and two TPK's, the other one at least two character deaths and the untimely death of the torchbearer. I guess next time I should creat several torchbearers too!


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