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#41736
event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Hello!

I'm running a sanctioned event at Gen Con Indy that is an adventure written by Keith Baker & will feature DF terrain. The charity we are raising for this year is the Search Dog Foundation. And the game itself is Saturday, August 6th from 6pm-Midnight with a food party afterward. The top 6 bids get spots, with the #1 bidder getting 1st choice of character & prize pick, #2 bidder getting 2nd choice of character & prize pick, etc.

Every dime of every dollar raised goes directly to the charity. Some of the operating costs are covered by awesome sponsors, the rest we just eat. This is the 3rd year we'll have done this, last year we got $2,052 for Gulf Coast Relief + $500 for the Gary Gygax Memorial Fund. Its basically how I've ended up spending the Best 4 Days in Gaming. Except we're there 6.

The 1st bit is that I have a ton of extra space, so if any of the DF community were going to the Con & needed a place to crash, mi casa es su casa. We have 2 suites at the Hilton & more than enough room. Do need to be non-smoking because of allergies. Also, we'd just ask that you at some point help out a little with the event, such as moving tables, getting the food brought up, maybe helping man a booth if we end up finding one that is open.
We have rooms from Wednesday through Monday & will have snacks provided throughout.

The 2nd bit is that Keith is hoping I can somehow find the Cavernous Chasm set and/or the Cavernous River and Wall Set. {waits for the laughter to die down} This latter one is pretty crucial and I'm open to paying stoopid amounts of my own $ to get one/or making a trade of even stoopider amounts of gaming materials for it. In particular I have a ridiculous WFRP collection of both original + 2nd Ed material. Just FYI.

In a perfect world we'd be able to get 2 of each, since we're using 2 of all the other sets. (I'm the guy that apparently just bought out the last 2 Cavernous Lake sets) If you happen to be going to the Con & are willing to let us gently use any of these 2 sets, we can definitely offer you some games/food/drink for your help.

Well that's the gist. I'm sure there will be some questions/comments, so please fire away!

Steve G.
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#41739
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Quick question:

How come when I went looking for Dwarven Forge *accessorized* events at Gen Con (using Keyword search) your event didn't come up?

Yup, just tried it again, and all i get is this:

RPG1120288 Revenge of Hellfire Mountain

Thanks!
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#41740
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Steve

Could you drop me an e-mail - jens add loesel dot freeserve dot co dot uk

I'm a DF collector from Europe (UK). I just got some last minute flight tickets and still look for a place to crash.

It is the first time I'm coming and I'm still a little bit lost not knowing anyone. I'm happy to donate for the cause or help out.

I do have a meeting Saturday afternoon that is the reason to come over - but I don't have any tickets apart of two evenings of The True Dungeon.

I plan to look around a little bit but assume I should have quite a bit of spare time.

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#41741
why we're not in the Program Book 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Hi Harneloot,

Its a good question & the main answer is that because of the complexity involved in putting this thing on (in terms of reserving appropriate hotel space, ordering enough food but not too much food, designing a custom adventure, & finding prizes for the swag) we're never finished organizing before the submission deadline. It takes a LOT both logistically & financially, so before we commit 100%, we have to be 100% positive we're committed.

The other aspect is that the 6 players are chosen via the Top 6 charitable bids, so its not an open registration. I'm not even sure how we'd be able to have a listing given the format.

What it amounts to is that we're classified instead as a Gen Con sanctioned event.
Does this make sense? Here's last year's info: http://oldwebsite.mythicparty.com/

Thanks for asking something I'm sure someone else was wondering.
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#41742
inaugural Gen Con 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Thod wrote:
Steve

Could you drop me an e-mail -
It is the first time I'm coming and I'm still a little bit lost not knowing anyone. I'm happy to donate for the cause or help out.

I plan to look around a little bit but assume I should have quite a bit of spare time.

Thod


Thod, email sent. Last year one of the winning bidders was from Switzerland of all places, so we're 'international.' Everyone who stayed in the suites last year didn't know each other either. By the end, good times were had by all + even a few solid friendships formed.

It would be awesome if you could help us setup the terrain Saturday night. None of us have actually done any real building with it let alone run a game using DF- your expertise would be much appreciated.

And if you happen to come across any fellow Europeans willing to part with either Cavernous River and Walls Set or Cavernous Chasm Set, I will absolutely pay you back 1st thing.

LMK your flight info & we'll see if we can co-ordinate getting you a ride from the airport so you're not spending $20 right off the bat.
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#41743
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Steve

Your e-mail arrived. I was just letting my son on when I saw it - therefore only the shortest of messages back.

I will send a full answer later once I got him off again.

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#41747
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Steve,

I would help out with the Sets but I suppose we are sold out for the moment, perhaps you should ask Jeff (call the number above)If he has any extras he can lend you besides the ones we need for our Booth Set-up....Good Luck with the event!
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#41748
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Concerning the Gygax memorial fund...I have told them I would be happy to sculpt it for them Gratis...but so far nobody has gotten back to me...sigh.
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#41751
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
How does one bid?

Also - if Jeff doesn't have extra sets to loan, maybe I could mail/UPS you the two sets you need to some address in Indianapolis and you could mail them back to me? (sorry, but there is just zero room in my luggage for those two sets!)
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#41758
Re:event for charity @ Gen Con using DF terrain 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
I live about 2 miles from the convention center and would be happy to lend you any sets you need. Unfortunately, I'm out of town until Monday evening, but would be happy to check what sets I have in Indy (the majority of my collection is in California) when I get back (if that's not too late for you).
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#41759
responding to your posts 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
@Stefan: I took your advice (to great effect, more in a minute).
I'd be happy to talk to the folks from the Gygax Memorial when I'm in Indy re:your sculpting generosity.


@Harneloot: The plan is to use Facebook for people to post their bids & we'd accept bids up until 4pm on Saturday. We'll then formally announce the 6 players, asking them to marshal over to the Hilton by 5ish, so we can process/finalize things. That way by 6pm, the dice can start rolling.

And I appreciate the offer of borrowing your sets! (more in a minute)


@Fu-Man Chu: That would normally be awesome (more in a minute) but no matter what, we'd love to have some DF fans help us with the possible setups. So if you're in Indy & free Saturday night, you have a standing invite to come watch a kick-ass game/eat food as thanks for your building expertise.
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#41762
a fantastic update! 2 Years, 8 Months ago  
Jeff Martin emailed me this afternoon. Dwarven Forge is donating 2 sets of Cavernous River & Walls to Mythic Party.

I told him we'd in turn offer these as prizes for the charity bidders to take home. And we'll also be sure to buy 2 sets of them ourselves once they're back in stock come April.

This & all the other responses to help us help others are just yet another example of the +5 generosity of the gamer community.

If its ok with the mods, I'll use this thread to post further updates (and pics of the terrain) as they happen.

My sincere thanks to everyone.
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