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Title: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2018, 10:01:07 AM
http://originsgamefair.com/


Start your plans now!


(yes, there will still be a wargaming program at Origins in 2019)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 20, 2018, 12:15:02 PM
ha

hahahahahahahahahaHAhahahahahaha

I wish
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bob48 on September 20, 2018, 01:17:20 PM
..me too  :(
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on September 21, 2018, 08:46:03 AM
(yes, there will still be a wargaming program at Origins in 2019)

There was a wargaming program at Origins before?!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on September 21, 2018, 08:50:12 AM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics2/spsnl.gif)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 21, 2018, 08:59:51 AM
(yes, there will still be a wargaming program at Origins in 2019)

There was a wargaming program at Origins before?!


yeah.  It was called "Origins"
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on September 21, 2018, 09:02:13 AM
(yes, there will still be a wargaming program at Origins in 2019)

There was a wargaming program at Origins before?!


yeah.  It was called "Origins"

that's clever
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2018, 02:50:11 PM
Hotel blocks open 15 October

http://originsgamefair.com/hotels/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Martok on October 05, 2018, 12:03:13 PM
If I start planning now, perhaps I can make it to 2020.  Le sigh. 
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 06, 2018, 10:17:09 AM
If I start planning now, perhaps I can make it to 2020.  Le sigh.

Do it!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 06, 2018, 01:37:25 PM
If I start planning now, perhaps I can make it to 2020.  Le sigh.

Do it!


FWIW, Martok was there the year before you were Mike  :rockon:

Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 06, 2018, 07:31:41 PM
If I start planning now, perhaps I can make it to 2020.  Le sigh.

Do it!


FWIW, Martok was there the year before you were Mike  :rockon:

Perhaps, but I've now been two years in a row.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: panzerde on October 06, 2018, 08:52:11 PM
I believe that gets you a "Veteran" stripe.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 08:59:20 PM
I believe that gets you a "Veteran" stripe.

And a goofy hat.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 06, 2018, 09:01:24 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 06, 2018, 09:59:16 PM
I've got the veteran's scares where my damned stripe!  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 06, 2018, 10:17:08 PM
I've got the veteran's scares where my damned stripe!  :tickedoff:


you got your square rounded button
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2018, 08:49:46 AM
Hotel Blocks open today

https://www.facebook.com/originsgamesfair/photos/a.839374972781834/2147077345344917/?type=3&theater

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/imagepage/img/PgZDB7-x-OZvYGLPoYRUlkZuL_k=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale()/pic4355418.png)

http://originsgamefair.com/hotels/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 09:27:07 AM
Sigh, I can't seem to find anything at a good rate near the Convention Center. I think attendance will be even higher than last time.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: panzerde on October 15, 2018, 09:48:22 AM
Booked a room at the Residence Inn Columbus Downtown back on July 20th.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 10:02:47 AM
Yeah, the trick is to book earlier than October. It slipped my mind this time. I was able to reserve a room at the Hampton Inn but it's waaaaay overpriced. It is refundable so I will continue to look...
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2018, 10:09:36 AM
Are you booking without the Origins code?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 10:33:26 AM
If the Origins code is ORIGINS, no.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
Never mind. If had read the part about starting at 11am EST it would have helped.  :-[
(http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/gaah.gif)
Booked at the Hyatt again!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2018, 10:48:19 AM
Did you do that by phone? The web link is not working yet as it's not 11 yet....
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 10:50:55 AM
No, the web link worked for me. I can pm you the code if it's not working.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2018, 10:51:49 AM
Yes please!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 10:53:59 AM
Sent!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2018, 10:56:22 AM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2018, 11:03:44 AM
And in!
 :D
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on October 15, 2018, 11:05:14 AM
You might get that Star Trek whiskey glass yet!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on October 15, 2018, 11:12:38 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 15, 2018, 01:25:19 PM
Quote
Courtyard Downtown- http://bit.ly/CourtyardDowntown (http://bit.ly/CourtyardDowntown)
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Crowne Plaza- http://bit.ly/CrownPlaz (http://bit.ly/CrownPlaz)
Double Tree- http://bit.ly/DTreeCbus (http://bit.ly/DTreeCbus)
DoubleTree code-OGF
Drury Inn- http://bit.ly/2Drury (http://bit.ly/2Drury)
Drury Inn-2318543
Hampton- http://bit.ly/HamptonInnCbus (http://bit.ly/HamptonInnCbus)
Hilton- http://bit.ly/HiltonCbus (http://bit.ly/HiltonCbus)
Holiday Inn- http://bit.ly/HolidayInnCbus
Hyatt- http://bit.ly/HyattRegCbus
Renaissance- http://bit.ly/RenaissanceCbus
Resnaissance code-49805468
Residence Inn- http://bit.ly/ResInnCbus
Sheraton- http://bit.ly/SheratonCbus
Westin- http://bit.ly/WestinCbus
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on January 18, 2019, 06:24:48 PM
I coughed up my $60 registration fee.  I'm running one session of a Chaosium scenario for Rogue Cthulhu.  My wife might come up with me to visit buddies.

I decided that the drive is not worth it.  I'm going to fly this time, rent a car, and stay at a hotel out at the airport.

Damn, I would love to snag a seat at your session. I'll try to sign up as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: rickbill on January 25, 2019, 01:52:52 AM
Doing my best to line up the vacation days and Award Points/Miles to make the trip.  Do y'all have room for a part-timer volunteer GM ...  (as long as Larry is still hosting Harpoon/Command at Sea) and I get to hang for a while with the coolest wargamers I've met.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 25, 2019, 06:11:40 AM
Doing my best to line up the vacation days and Award Points/Miles to make the trip.  Do y'all have room for a part-timer volunteer GM ...  (as long as Larry is still hosting Harpoon/Command at Sea) and I get to hang for a while with the coolest wargamers I've met.


heck yeah :)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Metaldog on January 25, 2019, 08:52:08 PM
I coughed up my $60 registration fee.  I'm running one session of a Chaosium scenario for Rogue Cthulhu.  My wife might come up with me to visit buddies.

I decided that the drive is not worth it. I'm going to fly this time, rent a car, and stay at a hotel out at the airport.

It would certainly be better if there were two people driving.  Sorry our schedules never meshed.  I certainly would have enjoyed the company :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on January 26, 2019, 05:21:32 PM
Plus if you drive you can haul everything you buy back with you!  :D
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Staggerwing on January 26, 2019, 06:04:56 PM
Plus if you drive you can haul everything you buy back with you!  :D

True- he's got an extra $800 to buy games with, now doesn't he?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on January 26, 2019, 06:12:50 PM
Plus if you drive you can haul everything you buy back with you!  :D

True- he's got an extra $800 to buy games with, now doesn't he?

 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: rickbill on March 28, 2019, 05:16:06 PM
sorry I missed the last planning "phone call" … arriving a little earlier than normal (Tuesday afternoon) due to logistics considerations.  Departing Saturday night NLT about 9pm.  Will be looking to play events hosted by Larry Bond and Mark Walker … beyond that I think everything else is negotiable … I love volunteer GMing with the ADs … but still this is a primarily a gameplaying CON for me.

would love to host a double-blind WW2 naval (eg Battle of Santa Cruz) using SWWAS (hopefully AP will actually release their update to SOPAC (South Pacific) this year.)
...

happy to be here (there), proud to serve
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Adam on April 08, 2019, 12:48:57 PM
Hey, all!  I'm headed to Origins this year and was wondering what sort of wargaming events will be run or how I might find people to play games with.  I'm interested in playing and learning anything, but wouldn't mind getting games of LnLT, COIN, or Triumph and Tragedy in.  How can I find other wargamers?  Would people recommend getting the board room pass or is that mainly targeted at the Euro crowd?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 08, 2019, 01:41:10 PM
Hey, all!  I'm headed to Origins this year and was wondering what sort of wargaming events will be run or how I might find people to play games with.  I'm interested in playing and learning anything, but wouldn't mind getting games of LnLT, COIN, or Triumph and Tragedy in.  How can I find other wargamers?  Would people recommend getting the board room pass or is that mainly targeted at the Euro crowd?


We've got a few errors with getting our events loaded on the Origins events grid right now, and I'm trying to sort it out, but once the event grid is open, there's an ability to search on "Armchair Dragoons presents..." and find our events that way.


There are other wargame events, but sometimes you have to search by game title


As far as open gaming goes, we have some in our area, and there's a cadre of wargamers that'll set up in the Board Room, but there's also (usually) a thread or geek list on BGG (usually run by Bob Fix and yes that's his real name) that let's people post what they're bringing and what they're hoping to find a game of


We're planning on LNLT, A Distant Plain, and others at our area.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2019, 05:10:27 PM
What's an "Origins?" Is that like a front page?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 08, 2019, 05:24:08 PM
What's an "Origins?" Is that like a front page?


If you ever made it to either one, you'd know
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2019, 05:36:01 PM
I think I get to the front page more often than most of the jamooks here :)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2019, 05:52:16 PM
I think I get to the front page more often than most of the jamooks here :)

Someone has to click on your articles
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bob48 on April 08, 2019, 06:01:12 PM
I'm not sure I want to click on his articles.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2019, 06:16:49 PM
I'm not sure I want to click on his articles.

Smart
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Staggerwing on April 08, 2019, 06:53:46 PM
I'm not sure I want to click on his articles.

Smart

I've heard that his demonstratives and possessive determiners are a bit dodgy as well.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2019, 09:35:07 PM
I'm just a hack, boys. Don't even bother.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Adam on April 08, 2019, 10:24:42 PM
Thanks, Brant for the info.  I found the geeklist and it does look like a lot of gaming is going to happen in the board room, so I guess I'll pick that up as well.  I went to Origins in 2016 as a booth monkey, but I was able to spend some evening participating in the grogheads events.  I'm definitely looking forward to being able to explore games that are hard for me to get to the table. 

I'm bringing my (much) younger brother this year and he's really into 40k.  I saw a few 40k events on the schedule, but not much else.  Does anyone know how much GW / 40k presence there is at Origins?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 09, 2019, 06:30:16 AM
I'm bringing my (much) younger brother this year and he's really into 40k.  I saw a few 40k events on the schedule, but not much else.  Does anyone know how much GW / 40k presence there is at Origins?


There's not a ton, honestly.  There's no official GW presence as a vendor, so the exhibit hall sales are limited to third-party vendors who are more interested in just moving product than sponsoring organized play or anything similar.


There's some groups that'll set up in the minis area, but that's probably what you already found on the event grid.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 13, 2019, 12:53:54 PM
I've spoken with Paul (events manager) several times over the past 2 weeks, and he's got our events and everything looks fine, but he's waiting for a couple of other updates to come in and load the all at once into an updated event grid, rather than piecemeal the updates.  I'll post the full event list once I get it confirmed that we're in there
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: rickbill on April 20, 2019, 01:03:23 PM
So I guess my "where are all the 'Armchair Dragoons Presents..." events (looking at the spreadsheet now available at http://originsgamefair.com/events/) ...

I usually try to plan my week from this so I have a plan of attack when the game event registration opens up.  Which I guess  for this year is next Saturday (I didn't see a time)

Not quite as critical as GENCON ... but popular events fill up fast (1st hour or so of online registration being made avallable in some cases)

So, I am looking forward to your post of the ADP events before then if able.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on April 20, 2019, 02:00:18 PM
I've spoken with Paul (events manager) several times over the past 2 weeks, and he's got our events and everything looks fine, but he's waiting for a couple of other updates to come in and load the all at once into an updated event grid, rather than piecemeal the updates.  I'll post the full event list once I get it confirmed that we're in there

Can you PM me my time slots? I want to compare them to the event list so I can try to figure out if there is anything else I want to sign up for.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on April 22, 2019, 07:01:05 PM
Any word on when the schedule will get updated?  Or is it possible to post a schedule here?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 23, 2019, 08:38:54 AM
Let me see what I can do today when I get home.  I can probably get some form of the schedule up here
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 23, 2019, 03:20:05 PM
that spreadsheet hasn't been updated in 2 weeks and still doesn't have our stuff on it.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: panzerde on April 25, 2019, 09:56:47 AM
Registration supposedly opens on May 4 - 9 days away.  But the event schedule with the actual event numbers has not been posted.

Seems like Origins is having their normal level of "organization."

Glad those Executive Director changes have cleared up the problems!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on April 25, 2019, 10:54:32 AM
Registration supposedly opens on May 4 - 9 days away.  But the event schedule with the actual event numbers has not been posted.

Seems like Origins is having their normal level of "organization."

Glad those Executive Director changes have cleared up the problems!

 :2funny:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 26, 2019, 08:41:33 PM
While we wait for the guys at Origins to unfuggle the event listings, here's the list of what we're planning to run.  There's always a chance something can change, but this is what we're shooting for

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-event-listings/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on April 26, 2019, 09:46:36 PM
Are the dates on those correct?  You've got things on the 14-16, which is Fri-Sun.... that seems kind of odd.

On the Kriegsspiel, I'm doing one of the online ones currently.  Will I be fine signing up for one of the ones without doing the intro?  And I'm debating the Command Post, but is it the same scenario that's been run the past couple years?  I really enjoy it, but if it's the same situation I kind of remember a bit about that and wouldn't want what I know to spoil things for those who aren't in the know.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 27, 2019, 08:28:06 AM
Scott, let me double-check this morning. It might have been some weirdness in the way the Excel date formulas converted into the table
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on April 27, 2019, 08:31:12 AM
Can you put names with events? I ordered some of those plastic table tents and can print up event pages to put in them.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 27, 2019, 09:35:18 AM
Scott, let me double-check this morning. It might have been some weirdness in the way the Excel date formulas converted into the table


That's exactly what happened - if you look, the table thinks these events are all happening in 2023.  :Loser:




I'm fixing it now....   :nerd:



Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2019, 09:40:45 AM
Very forward thinking
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Capn Darwin on April 27, 2019, 11:25:02 AM
OTS is planning to bring new stuff to this year's Staff Exercises.  8)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on April 27, 2019, 07:22:17 PM
Great!  Now I get to go hand wring over overlapping events!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: rickbill on April 27, 2019, 10:58:03 PM
on the LNLPUBLISHING.COM forum DHeath at one point said the only convention they plan to attend this year is WBC.  Is that still true?  Will they not be attending ORIGINS?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 28, 2019, 08:40:12 AM
on the LNLPUBLISHING.COM forum DHeath at one point said the only convention they plan to attend this year is WBC.  Is that still true?  Will they not be attending ORIGINS?


We have a vendor that will be representing them. Rick, I still owe you a couple of answers on some games and I'll try to finalize that for you this week.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 28, 2019, 08:40:58 AM
Who is doing Lord Cornwallis reconsidered?


Jim Werbaneth. We preview his OWC talks on this week's podcast  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on May 04, 2019, 12:15:01 PM
Just went to see what it was like. I was number 613 "in a queue of 613people".  ::)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on May 10, 2019, 08:39:00 AM
Your Cthulhu session is already sold out.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on May 10, 2019, 01:21:39 PM
Sounds like you are as unprepared for it as I am Cataclysm.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 12, 2019, 07:31:09 AM
PM me if you have something I may be interested in.  I write enough AARs and reviews that my general interests should be pretty well known - if you read my work.  The exception is solo, tabletop wargames that I'm just starting to play again.


Decision Games will be there again, and have a handful of their mini solo games there, like Rogers Rangers, or Suez '56, or LRDG, or Vikings.  They're decent little games. Nothing fancy, but most of them are pretty fun
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: rickbill on June 01, 2019, 12:57:57 AM
Any updates for Armchair Dragoons at ORIGINS 2019?  BTW, All Quiet on the LnLP front.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 01, 2019, 03:19:40 PM
Any updates for Armchair Dragoons at ORIGINS 2019?  BTW, All Quiet on the LnLP front.


PM me a phone number, or check the planning for him for info on the upcoming conference call
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: merkusa on June 04, 2019, 12:05:13 PM
For folks *not* going to Origins, what would you like to see in terms of online coverage?
I'll be one of the "roving reporters" posting video on social media. Plans to cover some War College talks, booth events, and vendor hall, but specific requests are welcome, and we'll try to get what we can!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: ojsdad on June 07, 2019, 09:29:31 PM
Looks like I'll be able to come down on Saturday.  Want to hit the two On Flashpoint events at 11 and 1.  Would also like to attend the Kriegsspiel and Command Colors events.  Will a 1 day badge for Saturday get me into those events.  Do I need tokens or anything else to get into any of those.  Always scratch my head on what I need to attend any of these sessions. 

My shopping list consist of Table Battles and the Next War supplement.

Saturday is also Olivia's birthday, so not sure if I'll get to attend everything I would like.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 07, 2019, 10:02:32 PM
You will need some generic tokens to play in those events
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 10, 2019, 10:28:34 AM
Half way to Columbus.  Arrived in NC yesterday.  Off to Origins tomorrow AM.

 :bigthumb:
Safe travels
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 14, 2019, 01:53:55 PM
I forget, most of the main malaccas around here are in Origins. Hope it's been a good time and safe travels.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2019, 01:57:30 PM
Just us duds here to keep the lights on.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: tuna on June 14, 2019, 03:08:40 PM
You didn't go Mirth?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2019, 03:15:51 PM
Not this year.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2019, 05:09:45 PM
I have no voice.

And the world rejoices
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2019, 05:11:41 PM
seriously, I've had 10 hours of GM work, before I had a War College talk
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2019, 05:35:49 PM
I have no voice.

And the world rejoices

Of all the things to miss
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: ojsdad on June 14, 2019, 06:20:54 PM
Lucky for us his fingers aren't also broken so he can still type.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2019, 06:37:06 PM
"lucky"
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: ojsdad on June 14, 2019, 07:08:50 PM
If Brants arms are inmobile, can he still talk?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2019, 08:06:49 PM
If Brants arms are inmobile, can he still talk?


I'm Cajun, not Italian
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 14, 2019, 10:26:41 PM
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Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Martok on June 14, 2019, 11:56:03 PM
Nice panoramic shot.  <gazes wistfully> 

Hope you're all enjoying yourselves this weekend! 
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: ojsdad on June 15, 2019, 08:22:23 AM
Heading that way in a bit.  Hope to be there in time for OTS's Southern Front discussion.  Is that at the ACD booth, or another room
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 17, 2019, 08:50:34 AM
Here's my Origins 2019 haul. Spent a lot less than I did last couple of years, not sure if that's good or bad.
The copy of Across 5 Aprils was unpunched and in great shape (thanks Enterprise Games!!!).

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics2/origins2019.jpg)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 17, 2019, 03:25:31 PM
Iwo is a great little solo title.

Nice haul!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on June 17, 2019, 05:11:25 PM
Light haul for me this year as well...


Only two games, dice and ST glass from bbmike  :bigthumb:, and coaster from Stagger  :waiting: can’t wait to meet him.....

Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 17, 2019, 05:22:25 PM
1 game/kid (Squirrel or Die for son, King of Tokyo for daughter)
I got Ft Sumter
-- a handful of dice (to support our buddy Craig Zipse)
-- an etched pint glass for my wife (plus my usual one from Barleys, but it's pretty lame this year)
-- official Origins t-shirt for my daughter (if you see them, you'll understand why, for her)
-- handmade bolt action pen for me
the usual freebies - commemorative die, too many CSI tote bags, Game Trade magazine - but not all the D&D stuff they usually give out (dunno if they weren't there or if it was just bc K wasn't there much to go get them)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Staggerwing on June 17, 2019, 08:09:57 PM
Mike, hows that Phobos Rising game? I'm always on the lookout for a new nifty solitaire game to buy and not play.

and coaster from Stagger  :waiting: can’t wait to meet him.....

<chortle>

Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 06:16:18 AM
Mike, hows that Phobos Rising game? I'm always on the lookout for a new nifty solitaire game to buy and not play.

and coaster from Stagger  :waiting: can’t wait to meet him.....

<chortle>

So far, Phobos Rising is an outstanding game to buy and not play!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Staggerwing on June 18, 2019, 06:34:23 AM
Weird- looks like there are some placeholder images on the counter that were never replaced at print time:

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/imagepage/img/iZcNp4dB0Z4LHHl0nHpJuzlkqCw=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale()/pic3334456.jpg)

Unless Decision Games got permission from both Gerry Anderson and Stanley Kubrick to use the Eagle transporter and Martian shuttle images. Some of the others look vaguely familiar as well...

Mike, do your counter sheets have them too?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 06:40:59 AM
I'll check tonight but I really hope the Eagle is still there!  :D
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 06:42:11 AM
Oh, and sign me up for doing an AAR on this one.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2019, 08:17:47 AM
Oh, and sign me up for doing an AAR on this one.
:ROFL:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 08:59:21 AM
Oh, and sign me up for doing an AAR on this one.
:ROFL:

Don't you want an AAR on Phobos Rising? (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/sign.gif)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2019, 09:31:49 AM
Oh, and sign me up for doing an AAR on this one.
:ROFL:

Don't you want an AAR on Phobos Rising? (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/sign.gif)

Sure.... but you'll never even read the rules....
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2019, 09:49:37 AM
Oh, and sign me up for doing an AAR on this one.

:ROFL:

Don't you want an AAR on Phobos Rising? (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/sign.gif)

Sure.... but you'll never even read the rules....


you make it sound like that's an impediment or something
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 09:55:55 AM
What self respecting engineer ever reads the rules?  ;D
Besides, a bigger problem for me would be having all of the counters present.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 10:42:10 AM
How the heck did I not get a coaster???  :o
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2019, 10:48:56 AM
Didn't you grab one off the tables?  :Loser:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 10:58:28 AM
No because Brant specifically said "Let no one loot the coasters!"
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2019, 11:03:34 AM
No because Brant specifically said "Let no one loot the coasters!"

And you listened to him?!  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2019, 11:09:08 AM
No because Brant specifically said "Let no one loot the coasters!"

And you listened to him?!  :idiot2:

 :Loser:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 11:09:26 AM
No because Brant specifically said "Let no one loot the coasters!"

And you listened to him?!  :idiot2:

Yeah, it was my turn to.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2019, 11:23:19 AM
FNG
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 11:25:10 AM
 Nah, Brant's been around for years.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2019, 11:27:15 AM
The first rule of Origins is never listen to Brant.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2019, 12:54:22 PM
How the heck did I not get a coaster???  :o


that's your own fault. I told everyone to grab one on their way out, but leave them during the weekend for us to use
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2019, 12:55:39 PM
The first rule of Origins is never listen to Brant.


it's the secret to our success
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 02:04:05 PM
The first rule of Origins is never listen to Brant.

How the heck did I not get a coaster???  :o


that's your own fault. I told everyone to grab one on their way out, but leave them during the weekend for us to use

Apparently I did follow the first rule.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Staggerwing on June 18, 2019, 07:22:31 PM
Thanks Staggerwing for the awesome coaster.

Glad you liked it!


How the heck did I not get a coaster???  :o

If they're all gone  PM me an address and I'll mail one out after the weekend.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2019, 08:13:41 PM
They're not all gone. I'll have one for Mike at BGF or MACE
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Staggerwing on June 18, 2019, 08:20:29 PM
 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: panzerde on June 18, 2019, 08:38:51 PM
The coasters were/are very cool
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 18, 2019, 09:24:21 PM
Weird- looks like there are some placeholder images on the counter that were never replaced at print time:

(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/imagepage/img/iZcNp4dB0Z4LHHl0nHpJuzlkqCw=/fit-in/900x600/filters:no_upscale()/pic3334456.jpg)

Unless Decision Games got permission from both Gerry Anderson and Stanley Kubrick to use the Eagle transporter and Martian shuttle images. Some of the others look vaguely familiar as well...

Mike, do your counter sheets have them too?

Turns out those aren’t placeholder graphics. That’s the actual counter sheet I have!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on June 18, 2019, 11:14:44 PM
My Origins haul was the lightest haul I've had.  I picked up Innovation (with the first two expansions) off the virtual market.  Beyond that, over the weekend I bought a pretzel at North Market and a new Armchair Dragoons shirt since the Grogheads one is, well, out of style I suppose (it was also incredibly large, whereas this new one actually fits).

And that was it.  Given that I wasn't able to be around for the raffle, this is the first year I've ever left without getting anything from the booth.  (I fear that Brant might catch up to the amount of stuff I've gotten from you guys, which would be a travesty).  The boy and I will suffer through the year by continuing to enjoy our past acquisitions. Had I known the coasters were up for grab, one would have made its way into my bag.  Alas, I'll have to snag one next year.

As for the dealer room... I didn't see a thing that grabbed me.  The most impressive new thing I saw were the Game Toppers that were in the board room.  They wer comfortable, no one got splinters, and they still looked like new after being used almost non-stop for the entire convention.  That was amazing advertisement on their part.

The trip home Saturday night was an adventure as Cincinnati got almost 6" of rain that evening and I'd wager that most of I-71 got hit with a lot of it.  I've never seen that much rain.  We saw water shooting a good 10-15' out of a manhole (I have no clue where the cover itself went) and every secondary route to my house was flooded.  Didn't get home until well after 3am.  It was a mess.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 18, 2019, 11:54:46 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-the-view-from-above/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-the-view-from-above/)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 19, 2019, 09:52:31 AM
My Origins haul was the lightest haul I've had.
That's a common refrain this year. Whether it was economics or lack of must-have products, not a lot went home with people

a new Armchair Dragoons shirt since the Grogheads one is, well, out of style I suppose (it was also incredibly large, whereas this new one actually fits).
There's no hard feelings about GH gear.  I mean, we're not going to wear it in the booth, but there's no denying the fact that for 5 years, GH was running the wargaming area, and got a lot of attention for it.  We're just doing it under a different flag now.

this is the first year I've ever left without getting anything from the booth
ACK!

(I fear that Brant might catch up to the amount of stuff I've gotten from you guys, which would be a travesty).
TBH, tho, you're one of our most regular gamers, up there with Gary M, Steve P, and Finley B.

Had I known the coasters were up for grab, one would have made its way into my bag.  Alas, I'll have to snag one next year.
I only asked that people wait 'til Sunday to take them so we had them to use throughout the convention. I never said not to take them :)

As for the dealer room... I didn't see a thing that grabbed me.
See above  :-\

The most impressive new thing I saw were the Game Toppers that were in the board room.  They were comfortable, no one got splinters, and they still looked like new after being used almost non-stop for the entire convention.  That was amazing advertisement on their part.
They were pretty sweet, but there was no practical way to smuggle one out w/o someone noticing   :whistle:

The trip home Saturday night was an adventure as Cincinnati got almost 6" of rain that evening and I'd wager that most of I-71 got hit with a lot of it.  I've never seen that much rain.  We saw water shooting a good 10-15' out of a manhole (I have no clue where the cover itself went) and every secondary route to my house was flooded.  Didn't get home until well after 3am.  It was a mess.
Yikes!  Glad you made it home
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Cyrano on June 19, 2019, 10:59:15 AM
My family and I always start our trip back from Origins (or any big event) with a round of "Good, Bad, Indifferent".

Here's mine:

GOOD:  Seeing the crew; discussing our perverse need to purchase WWII, tactical-scale games; and seeing the Kriegsspiel again succeed.  And, for what it's worth, all of our events were at least reasonably well attended.  We could certainly have chosen differently, but I don't recall us having any no-show events.

BAD:  The food court in the convention center is now absurd in terms of price, offerings, and crowding.  We discovered the joys of going to North Market for an early lunch, but that can bugger up a schedule.  And screw that hallway Subway nonsense.  Also, not that it was bad for me, but I felt horrible walking past the ersatz celebrities hawking selfies and signed photographs for ridiculous prices being visited by no one.

INDIFFERENT:  Wargames at Origins.  We're there.  Flying Pig was there.  Don is ever mighty and did very well as, really, the only game in town.  Lost Battalion ditched at the last minute.  Proving Grounds couldn't come.  Our beloved Lock 'n Load was there only in spirit. And VPG, if I may be coarse, shit the bed with it's absurd "Dawn of the Zeds" - only booth.  Did gamers play wargmes?  Heck yes, but this was not a good year for us on the show floor.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 19, 2019, 06:40:31 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-war-college-presentation-on-the-59th-ordnance-brigade/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Adam on June 19, 2019, 07:24:16 PM
This was my 2nd Origins and I had a lot of fun.  Being a listener of the podcast, it was nice to meet Brant and the rest of the podcast crew.  Maybe he was just tired, but Brant seemed surprised to meet a listener.  I went to 3 talks, all of which were fun and informative, and played in Kriegsspiel.  Unfortunately, my team's commander made some tactical choices that limited my own ability to make interesting choices (a lot of time was spent on rolling for his combat).  Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile endeavor and I would like to play again the next time that I go to origins.  Thanks to Doug for running the event! 

In terms of non ACG, I played full games of Fire in the Lake and Space Corps and demo'd several other games.  Both FiTL and SC were fun. I'm not quite sure how I feel about how COIN games incentivise screwing over your historic "ally" (I was US and repeatedly moved ARVN out of towns in order to remove COIN control and lower his score).  The only demo worth noting was Gloomhaven.  I had never played before and was blown away by just about every aspect of the game.  The game has been gushed over in prior podcasts and now I totally get why.  Coincidentally, Miniature Market had a flash sale on Gloomhaven which made the purchase all the easier.

In terms of new kit, I concur with prior comments in that there weren't any convention standouts.  As I noted in one of the ACG talks, like most, my ability to play games doesn't keep pace with my purchasing habits.  Growing every more conscientious of this sad fact, I am trying to only buy games that I think having interesting mechanics, cover a non-traditional historical period (no more WW2!), and/or have a reasonable shot at being played.  That being said, the component quality of new releases is absolutely stunning. 

Traveling from California makes Origins a bit expensive con-wise so I don't know if I'd be willing to go every year, but I definitely plan to revisit.  All in all, I had a great time.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2019, 07:31:10 PM
Traveling from California makes Origins a bit expensive con-wise so I don't know if I'd be willing to go every year, but I definitely plan to revisit.  All in all, I had a great time.

You're hardcore, man!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on June 19, 2019, 08:04:13 PM
The only demo worth noting was Gloomhaven.  I had never played before and was blown away by just about every aspect of the game.  The game has been gushed over in prior podcasts and now I totally get why.

Gloomhaven really is very well done.  My group has played 23 scenarios so far.  We've yet to lose interest, which is something that I can't say about many other games after that many plays.  The retirement system is really smart.  By the time you're starting to feel that you've moved from getting your character to being a bit bored of it, you're likely going to be retiring (if you haven't already).  We've had three retirements so far and each of us has been pleasantly surprised at how different they have been from what we played before.

I may  have mentioned it earlier, but I'm really surprised how many people I saw playing Root since it's really a COIN game.  A lot quicker and cuter than the COIN games.  But a COIN game none the less.  Maybe the booth should run some of the hidden war games like that, trick people into moving from little wooden cats to cardboard chits.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 19, 2019, 08:59:48 PM
The only demo worth noting was Gloomhaven.  I had never played before and was blown away by just about every aspect of the game.  The game has been gushed over in prior podcasts and now I totally get why.

Gloomhaven really is very well done.  My group has played 23 scenarios so far.  We've yet to lose interest, which is something that I can't say about many other games after that many plays.  The retirement system is really smart.  By the time you're starting to feel that you've moved from getting your character to being a bit bored of it, you're likely going to be retiring (if you haven't already).  We've had three retirements so far and each of us has been pleasantly surprised at how different they have been from what we played before.

I may  have mentioned it earlier, but I'm really surprised how many people I saw playing Root since it's really a COIN game.  A lot quicker and cuter than the COIN games.  But a COIN game none the less.  Maybe the booth should run some of the hidden war games like that, trick people into moving from little wooden cats to cardboard chits.

My current character might be an exception to the retirement system in Gloomhaven. I'm at level 9 and nowhere near fulfilling the retirement goal. However, the game does allow you to change characters if you choose. I think I may have to do that.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Cyrano on June 19, 2019, 09:54:34 PM
Ares ran numerous miniatures wargame sessions during Origins.  I played in two different, large battle, WW1 aviation games.

True, but their only "Sails of Glory" games were pirate-themed nonsense.  They, too, are turning away.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2019, 10:15:48 PM
True, but their only "Sails of Glory" games were pirate-themed nonsense.


(https://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/picard-facepalm-face-palm.jpg)
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2019, 07:47:00 AM
Adam - it was great to meet you and I hope you had a fun time slinging dice with our guys. 
I didn't realize you were coming all the way from CA - that's pretty dedicated!  :)

And as Mirth will tell you, the real surprise is that we have any listeners, so meeting this is off-the-charts unexpected  :peace:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2019, 08:32:34 AM
And as Mirth will tell you, the real surprise is that we have any listeners, so meeting this is off-the-charts unexpected  :peace:

It's great to have a listener. I just do them for the drunk game talk.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 20, 2019, 08:48:00 AM
We have a podcast?  :o
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Sir Slash on June 20, 2019, 11:01:36 AM
Looks like a great time and very well attended. But..... where's the booze hidden?  :waiting:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2019, 11:23:20 AM
..... where's the booze hidden?  :waiting:

Inside Mike
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 20, 2019, 11:29:36 AM
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2019, 12:36:50 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-my-experiences-with-10-organizations/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2019, 12:38:11 PM
Looks like a great time and very well attended. But..... where's the booze hidden?  :waiting:


duh, we're not taking pictures of where we hide things  :Loser:




but yes, there were some adult beverages consumed on Wednesday evening by the booth crew  :rockon:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 21, 2019, 08:56:01 AM
[Bob Newhart voice]

Was...was uh...was the feedback...uh...positive?

[/Bob Newhart  voice]
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 21, 2019, 08:56:58 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-my-experiences-with-10-organizations/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-my-experiences-with-10-organizations/)

I got email feedback from Boardgamegeek from Rogue Cthulhu and Everything Epic Games on my review.  Have not heard from the Buffy people or the Hyatt for some reason.     :nolisten:


https://twitter.com/AmyAugusta/status/1142047021991387138
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 21, 2019, 09:33:39 AM
https://twitter.com/Chaosium_Inc/status/1142058463419232257

Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 21, 2019, 10:58:36 AM
@Airboy - was this you?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/32253337#32253337
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 21, 2019, 01:01:18 PM
ESPN has a tabletop gamer lurking in their midst

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/06/origins-game-fair-board-games-recap.html
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Cyrano on June 21, 2019, 01:09:11 PM
Didn't even notice a wargame.

Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: panzerde on June 21, 2019, 09:41:48 PM
As always, it was great to see the crew. Not surprisingly Cyrano's summation pretty much covers it for me, too.

Adam and Scott, it was good to see you guys at the booth and in events. There's no doubt you're part of the "family" at this point.

I'd also be remiss to not point out the stellar effort bbmike made with the pop-up banners, table runners, signs and the rest. The booth really looked great this year. I noticed during the AAR that booth decor didn't come up for the first time I can remember.

Definitely the lightest haul ever for me, too. Not even considering the lack of wargame vendors, everything else was just kind of "meh."
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2019, 09:45:14 PM
Has anyone considered the possibility that we already own ALL the games?
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: panzerde on June 21, 2019, 09:48:34 PM
Has anyone considered the possibility that we already own ALL the games?

Shut your whore mouth!
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2019, 09:49:25 PM
Has anyone considered the possibility that we already own ALL the games?

Shut your whore mouth!

that's what I figured
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bbmike on June 22, 2019, 09:11:35 AM
Has anyone considered the possibility that we already own ALL the games?

I'd be willing to bet you don't own Bunny Kingdom or The Legend of the Cherry Tree that Blossoms Every Ten Years. Yes, those were actual games at Origins this year.  :sick:
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Advocator (Scott) on June 22, 2019, 10:28:55 AM
Those were games that have been around for a while now... Bunny Kingdom came out in 2007, Cherry Tree last year.  I've only played Bunny Kingdom once.  I didn't care for it, but there are folks who seem to enjoy it.  (That or they really over produced it because it was made by the guy who made Magic: The Gathering and thought it would sell like crazy, so now they're pushing it every chance they get.)

I maintain my belief that everything new at Origins was old.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 22, 2019, 02:23:10 PM
Yes, those were actual games at Origins this year.  :sick:


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner was just this year's War on Christmas Village
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 22, 2019, 04:56:33 PM
https://theplayersaid.com/2019/06/22/debriefing-origins-2019/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2019, 11:29:16 AM
Airboy's report from the Wings of Glory tables

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-wings-of-glory-world-war-1-at-origins/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2019, 07:50:22 PM
YouTube finally quit holding the Wargaming Media panel video for ransom once they realized there's no money in it.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-state-of-play-the-wargaming-media-panel-at-origins/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 26, 2019, 04:37:45 PM

Costume gallery #1 - folks walking around the convention.  There's over 100 pics in here, so it'll take a while to cycle thru the entire slideshow.  Gallery #2 is just the costume contest, and that'll be up later in the week.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-costumes-everywhere/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 27, 2019, 12:46:12 PM
Numbers are in
https://www.originsgamefair.com/news/origins-2019-by-the-numbers (https://www.originsgamefair.com/news/origins-2019-by-the-numbers)

Quote
Total badges: 20,642 (up from 18,646 in 2018!)
Total turnstile: 71,237
Total exhibitors: 257
Total Game Masters: 1,085
Total volunteers: 163


for contrast, last year's info
Quote
hat’s a wrap on Origins 2018!
· Attendance hit another record high at 18,646, an increase of 1,647 from 2017.
· Turnstile attendance also hit a record high at 70,765, an increase of 11,807 from 2017.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 27, 2019, 02:07:21 PM
What is the difference between "total turnstile" and "total badges?"  Don't you have to have a badge to attend anything?

The GM number is misleading.  The GM count is only if a pass was given for someone running enough to count.  If you ran a session (or more than one) and did not get a GM badge from an organizer - you are not counted as a GM.  I ran a session but would not count.  Quite a few people who ran games I played in did not have a GM badge.


As I understand it from the GAMA dudes


1)  The GM count is the # of GM badges they gave out.  So this year, I don't count as a GM b/c I was on a vendor badge from Enterprise.  My dad counted as a GM b/c he was on a GM badge from the War College


2)  Turnstile is total number of "badge days" - so a 5-day badge counts as 5 'turnstiles' and a weekend badge counts as 2.  Again, can be a little misleading if someone buys a whole-con badge and leaves Saturday night, b/c I think they still count as part of Sunday's turnstile count.
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: Martok on June 27, 2019, 02:16:38 PM

Costume gallery #1 - folks walking around the convention.  There's over 100 pics in here, so it'll take a while to cycle thru the entire slideshow.  Gallery #2 is just the costume contest, and that'll be up later in the week.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-costumes-everywhere/

Very cool; the Ghostbusters were definitely among my favorites.  :)  I"m always amazed by the work some folks put into their costumes. 

Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 27, 2019, 02:43:05 PM
Costume contest-specific photos

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-the-costume-contest/
Title: Re: Origins 2019: June 12-16
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 28, 2019, 08:55:57 AM
Martian minis meltdown madness!


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/origins-2019-silent-night-martian-night-a-unique-play-experience/