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asa vs. gencon, part deux

ASA vs GenCon Part 1

Badges:

  • ASA: Your  legal name
  • GenCon: Your character name

Figuring out your registration fee:

  • ASA: Use your income
  • GenCon: Roll on table F2

“Real utopia:”

  • ASA:  A world where power and justice don’t depend on income inequalities
  • GenCon: A world where LARPers and table top gamers are treated as equals

When someone walks by you in the convention hall:

  • ASA: You check out their name tag
  • GenCon: You check out their name tag and then get an attack of opportunity

The book sale area:

  • ASA: A bunch of dorks trying to get their fantasies published
  • GenCon: A bunch of dorks trying to get their fantasies published

Employment service:

  • ASA: A place to match schools with recent PhD graduates
  • GenCon: Um… jobs?

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Written by fabiorojas

August 23, 2012 at 12:01 am

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  1. Are you SO excited about D&D Next? Are you playtesting? I am, and I love love love it. Mike Mearls did a neat interview on its development that had echoes of Karen Cerulo as well as this great quote about D&D:

    “Honestly, the staggering majority of people aren’t even remotely interesting in a pastime that has more in common with algebra than volleyball.”

    http://theiddm.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/ego-check-mike-mearls-senior-manager-of-dungeons-dragons-research-and-design-team/

    But seriously, I bet you just go to GenCon because you study large groups of people and it’s a huge convention in Indianapolis.

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    EmilyKennedy

    August 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

  2. Haven’t play tested D&D Next. I’ll be happy if they bring the gnomes back. And no. It ain’t professional, I’m just a gamer.

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    fabiorojas

    August 23, 2012 at 3:13 am

  3. Fabio – I am playing a Pathfinder one-shot shortly. It looks fantastic – D&D 3.75 for reals, with an excellent suite of tweaks, simplifications, etc. Gnomes are still present.

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    Dan Hirschman

    August 23, 2012 at 3:20 am

  4. It sounds like I’ll shell out for a Pathfinder book…

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    fabiorojas

    August 23, 2012 at 3:48 am

  5. @Dan – Pathfinder is definitely worth supporting. They’re an awesome company.

    @Fabio – Good to know.

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    EmilyKennedy

    August 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm


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