Countdown to Origins 2017

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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:42 pm

I am now officially "In the House" as all the cool kids say (or did back in 1990-whatever). Trip was generally uneventful save the fact that the deer fairly committed suicide this year leaving their corpses in the middle of the road (presumably for easy counting). Final count on the way in, 35.

Oh and the orange bottle brigade? They're just messing with me now. I saw not a single bottle. Let me repeat that, NOT. ONE. SINGLE. BOTTLE. And I looked, I promise. It's a conspiracy I tell you...

Oh and Megan, I listened to 23 episodes of Black Jack Justice (and am 3/4 of the way through the 24th episode). So I should be up through 48-50 by GenCon. Oh and you were right, whatever you did, it does make the episodes just keep playing (though I did have to jump past The Red Panda every 6 or so episodes)
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37 am

ORIGINS!!!
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby salamanca » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:30 am

Woooooo!

Be on the road in about 30 min
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Lady Grace » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:52 am

We'll be heading out around 11am. Packing now. Muffin is supervising.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Rebecca Iavelli » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 am

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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby daundelyon » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:35 pm

Wandering around the convention center. Wow, some major changes. Upside, the food court is back in functional condition.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:24 am

Day 1 synopsis. All four games went off, despite the fact that we had to run Ep 1 instead of 9 (again). Lots of new folks showed up to play and as a bonus, they all bought several other tickets for later events. Episode 13 was the most fun to run. Not only because of the adventure but because of who just happened to sit at my table. I think Lady Grace may not ever be able to wipe the smirk off her face .
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:17 am

Day 2 synopsis. Since I had so much fun day 1's run of episode 13, I can't rightly say that 14 was as good but it was still lots of fun. Lotta laughs Ken ran episode 3 and was done and hour and a half early even though he did everything in the adventure and added in two things of his own. Play test was very informative and lots of fun. But I still have a lot to rewrite which is good.

EDIT: forgot to add in, introduced Connie and Roger to kittens in a blender!
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby spizio » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:09 am

salamanca wrote:Mark just called me. He is just fine.


Well alive anyway :lol:
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Saturday night at Origins, and it's been a pretty great con. Had a blast playing Episodes 13 and 14, and the PA absolutely lived up to expectations (my first full-blown exposure to Team Heretic proved to be highly entertaining, and Caitlin's fiance is a complete boor - I love it!). Many thanks to Mark, Dave, and Ken for providing such entertaining adventures!
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby salamanca » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:44 pm

welcome as always
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby daundelyon » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:06 pm

My face hurts from laughing.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby kenderleech » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:50 am

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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby crimsonjoe » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Had a fantastic time at Origins. All three of the new adventures (Episodes 13, 14 and the PA) were outstanding (well, except for Mark deciding stealing my character's beloved Mandolin... :o ) Many, many thanks!
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby kenderleech » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:23 pm

Safely home And no sooner am I turning on my computer then work calls again.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby salamanca » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:45 pm

Literally stepped out of the car to the sound of the backup sump pump ( leaky basement pipe spraying water) AND a tree falling over in my woods.

Seriously, first two seconds and there was falling timber.

Ride home was good. Miss you all, thanks for a top drawer year.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:13 am

I made it home fine, and as a bonus I got home half an hour earlier than I expected. Also, a big THANK YOU to everyone who called/texted me just to check up and make sure that I was doing ok (especially Dave who offered to talk to me on the phone for a while if I needed it). You are all truly wonderful!

Going back to bed now because I've already woken up twice to get the kids off to school and I could use a couple more hours of sleep. Be back on later to give my summary
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby cpugs » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:51 pm

Thanks all for a great time, it was fun breaking bread and playing with you. Is it time for Origins 18 yet
??? Please...
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby salamanca » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:21 pm

No, I need at least a month to procrastinate about the PA and another to get it right. So, late August maybe.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:56 pm

salamanca wrote:No, I need at least a month to procrastinate about the PA and another to get it right. So, late August maybe.


Be careful - we just might hold you to that. ;)

(Since I'm not sure I can wait a whole year for another PA.....)
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:41 pm

CaitlinCallahan wrote:I'm not sure I can wait a whole year for another PA.....

I hear there are a few tickets left at GenCon...
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:44 pm

Black Jack Rackham wrote:
CaitlinCallahan wrote:I'm not sure I can wait a whole year for another PA.....

I hear there are a few tickets left at GenCon...


Tempting......Might be persuaded to drive down for a day. :-)
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby kenderleech » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:54 pm

free parking at my house.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby salamanca » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:05 pm

ok, now that I have a keyboard to work with...

Thanks and welcome to Bob, Carl, Jan, Kevin, Teos, David, Patrick, and Ron for joining the campaign and playing at my table during the weekend. (For you vets, the new guys this year were amazing and will be really interesting to see interact with you all)

Thanks to Charlie for being Charlie. Thanks to Stephen for covering a session for us. Thanks to Sam for taking on some pick up games with the new guys (but as mentioned above, It was probably it's own reward) Mark... well we really don't need words do we? thanks to Sam and Alexandra for the continued onslaught of Orange beverages. Thanks to Mike and Katie for being such easy roomies. (no thanks to Jeremy, he never logs in to look)

For all our complaints about registration and staff, the onsite team went above and beyond to not only help me handle something but to make sure I was being kept up to speed on the matter as it was dealt with. I know Mathew and Molly probably won't see it but thanks to them and the team.

Thanks to Amanda for sharing the baby.

Thanks to everyone who offered to grab food on the days I was trapped in the Champaigne room.
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Re: Countdown to Origins 2017

Postby ZAP ROWSDOWER » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:58 am

Thanks for being so welcoming! (This is Bob) My friends and I had a blast, and it was great meeting everyone!

I definitely will be back next year, if not sooner! (total con wouldn't be that bad a drive compared to ohio...)
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