Comments on: Origins 2012: There & Back Again (on a Saturday!) http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/origins-2012-there-back-again A D&D 4e Blog Dedicated to Dungeonmasters & Players Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:51:25 -0400 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Ben winters teen http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/origins-2012-there-back-again/comment-page-1#comment-53278 Ben winters teen Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:25:03 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7193#comment-53278 Wintersteen Wintersteen

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By: Dave Wainio http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/origins-2012-there-back-again/comment-page-1#comment-53213 Dave Wainio Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:05:42 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7193#comment-53213 The expense for a small company to attend Origins if they are not located within sleeping overnight range is quite high. It's not just the booth costs but lodging and food, plus whatever you spend getting your display materials ready. You generally have to pay something for special demo billing as ell. While it possible to try to recruit GMs to run your game for a free copy or whatever, it is a scary proposition to blindly let people you don't know or control be the first view of your game. If they are terrible or misunderstand something, bad word of mouth can spread about your "lousy" game that is unwarrented. So for companies that can't be there, the fears and risks of unsupervised official gaming is too high. The expense for a small company to attend Origins if they are not located within sleeping overnight range is quite high. It’s not just the booth costs but lodging and food, plus whatever you spend getting your display materials ready. You generally have to pay something for special demo billing as ell.

While it possible to try to recruit GMs to run your game for a free copy or whatever, it is a scary proposition to blindly let people you don’t know or control be the first view of your game. If they are terrible or misunderstand something, bad word of mouth can spread about your “lousy” game that is unwarrented. So for companies that can’t be there, the fears and risks of unsupervised official gaming is too high.

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By: Alphastream http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/origins-2012-there-back-again/comment-page-1#comment-52900 Alphastream Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:02:41 +0000 http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/?p=7193#comment-52900 Dresden is a fairly fun game. I especially like the character/campaign generation system. I am curious about games like Dresden. It was being promoted there... but were any games running? I had recommended it to my friends for Gen Con, but there are practically no Dresden adventures running at the con. This is sadly typical. Name the game, and if it isn't a major organized play game (Shadowrun, Arcanis, Rokugan, D&D), you can barely find a game. Shouldn't these companies work to create more games at Gen Con, a place tons of gamers go to play new games? I would guess that DMs would be willing to run the games for little more than a thank you. Dresden is a fairly fun game. I especially like the character/campaign generation system.

I am curious about games like Dresden. It was being promoted there… but were any games running? I had recommended it to my friends for Gen Con, but there are practically no Dresden adventures running at the con. This is sadly typical. Name the game, and if it isn’t a major organized play game (Shadowrun, Arcanis, Rokugan, D&D), you can barely find a game.

Shouldn’t these companies work to create more games at Gen Con, a place tons of gamers go to play new games? I would guess that DMs would be willing to run the games for little more than a thank you.

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