Monday, April 22, 2013

strategies for gencon

gencon vs. money


bought my ticket for four days.

i will be there august 15-18th no doubt...

well ok. i won't be there on sunday i don't think...

but everything is coming along swimmingly

pretty soon i will be working on sleeping arrangements at hotels or motels or bus-stations.

looked at several possibilities on what to do while i am there.

they have a variety of things that i could do with my game. exhibit it, sell it, merchandise it, shop it...

here is an idea of their price bracket.

so, i could show it off for $31.50 an hour in the place where i would be gaming it for eight hours...

that sounds like the most fun...

but the $250 chunk is a bit steep in my (poor) opinion.

"Frowny Face!"

but wait! here's an idea!

i could go out and just set up a table with a bunch of cool posters and flyers and free cards and sit around and tell people about it while i sip on a tasty cool beverage and surf the web or design cards in front of people!


again the money has me at an advantage.

US$1,600 just to taunt you with the games awesomeness is probably something that i won't be doing any time soon...

just to let you know:

if i had money, i would probably just pay someone to help me make more cards...

this game is awesome enough the way it is progressing that i don't think i need to invest THAT MUCH just yet...

so. here you get to see pauly play a strategy card in real life.

here is my plan:

go to gencon.


be armed with a free "gamer" card that will only be released at gencon.


hand out this card to people wandering around the first day while wearing an empires and generals t-shirt.


hopefully they ignore me due to this:


Convention Center Policies

The sale of any items or services without the prior consent of Gen Con LLC and an Indiana state sales permit is not allowed on convention premises. Distributing or posting any promotional materials is also prohibited. Violation of this policy may result in immediate removal from the convention without refund.

and this

There is no flyering, postering or showbilling of any kind in or around any of the convention grounds, including the hotels. If caught, you may be asked to leave the convention and have your badge revoked, without refund.


don't get kicked out!

so then i watch people start playing on their own.


no showbilling shenanigans.

so i will be blogging and filming some there, i will put it up as soon as wi-fi becomes handy...

hope to see you there, and we can find a place to play!


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