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Re: 2 Weeks to GenCon Indianapolis

From: "Allan Goodall" <agoodall@w...>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 16:26:30 -0500
Subject: Re: 2 Weeks to GenCon Indianapolis

On 5 Aug 2004 at 23:00, The GZG Digest wrote:

> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 15:54:01 -0500
> From: "Dean Gundberg" <>
> Subject: 2 Weeks to GenCon Indianapolis
> I'm in a painting frenzy as GenCon Indianapolis starts 2 weeks from
> on August 19th and runs through Sunday August 22nd.  I'm running some
> Thrust games like usual and I need to complete a few fleets before
> are ready for the table.  I'm not running a FT Tournament this year
> because participation was going way down while it was a lot of work
and I
> needed a break.

Hi, Dean.

How much had the FT tournament dropped off in attendance? It was, what, 
about 13 or 14 people in 2000? We always had way more individual people 
playing FT games than we had entering the tournament. I suspect that
just too hard for some people to devote 8 hours to a tournament on the 
big day of the convention. I now wonder if it wouldn't be better to 
handle it the way the RPG people handle tournaments: hold the
round(s) on earlier days. 

Oh, well, maybe it's just not worth having a tournament at something
GenCon, period.

> I know The_Beast won't be there this year, but is there anyone else
> the list who will be there?

I won't be there, though we're debating what to do for next year. I'm 
deciding between GenCon and Origins. GenCon would be the obvious choice 
(it's about an hour closer and is bigger) except that the reports I
from last year's registration mess _really_ put me off. I'm going to 
decide after I see how it works out this year.
> Of general interest, Mongoose Publishing will be releasing their
Babylon 5
> based space combat game "A Call To Arms" at GenCon and will be selling
> their convention only (so far) miniature of the Victory class
Destroyer as
> seen in 'Crusade'

I heard from one of my RPG players that Mongoose has decided to make 
figures compatible with AoG's large ships. Any idea if they are going to

do a Fleet Action scale of ships? I always found AoG's ships to be way 
too big (which is why I ended up selling my collection).

Allan Goodall

"I'll no say, men are villains a';
The real, harden'd wicked,
Wha hae nae check but human law,
Are to a few restricked." - Robert Burns, "Epistle to a Young Friend"

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