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Reply #150 on: June 21, 2019, 01:01:18 PM

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Reply #151 on: June 21, 2019, 01:09:11 PM
Didn't even notice a wargame.


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Reply #152 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."

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #153 on: June 21, 2019, 09:45:14 PM
Has anyone considered the possibility that we already own ALL the games?

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Reply #154 on: June 21, 2019, 09:48:34 PM
Has anyone considered the possibility that we already own ALL the games?

Shut your whore mouth!

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #155 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

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Reply #156 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:

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Reply #157 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.



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Reply #158 on: June 22, 2019, 02:23:10 PM
Yes, those were actual games at Origins this year.  :sick:


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Reply #159 on: June 22, 2019, 04:56:33 PM

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Reply #160 on: June 25, 2019, 11:29:16 AM

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Reply #161 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/

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Reply #162 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/

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Reply #163 on: June 27, 2019, 12:46:12 PM
Numbers are in
https://www.originsgamefair.com/news/origins-2019-by-the-numbers

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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
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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.

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Reply #164 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.

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