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The Thursday Thing #6, August 5, 2021

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The Thursday Thing might be a new feature depending on how people feel about it. The goal of The Thing is to highlight contests and other interesting things on RPG Geek.

Suggestions are still welcome.

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Gen Con
by brumcg

You may have noticed over the years that I kinda enjoy Gen Con. In 2021, it will be my 20th Gen Con (18 in Indy, 2 in Milwaukee).

As I infamously said regarding something else, Gen Con isn't for everyone. There are better cons for playing games, and there are less expensive cons. Gen Con, however, brings the spectacle. At its peak, a mere two years ago, Gen Con had 70,000 attendees and close to 400 exhibitors. Gaming and other events are spread out among the massive Indianapolis Convention Center area.

You can talk to 10 different attendees, and it would sound like they attended 10 different cons. My Gen Con is a vacation with friends. The vast majority of my time is spent in the Exhibit Hall where I check out games old and new, make some purchases, and maybe do a few demos. I don't do many events and sometimes none at all. We eat, drink, and play games at night - usually something purchased at the Con.

Gen Con has shifted over the years from a RPG-centric convention to board games. Minis are also very popular, and there are booths of all kinds (LARP boutiques, dice, storage, accessories, candles, tea, and a bar once).

2021 will be a very different convention with many attendees and exhibitors skipping due to the pandemic. I'm still planning on going, but I am keeping an eye on things. Safety first.

Here on the Geek, I share my obsession in some Geeklists:

Gen Con: Advice and Lessons Learned
RPG Products Releasing at Gen Con 2021 (By Publisher)
Brumcg's What I Want to Check Out at Gen Con 2021
Brumcg's Gen Con 2019 Report... RPG Flavored? (2019 version)

If you have any questions, post in the comments or visit any of the lists above.

See you there?

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This review by the infamous
Bryce Lynch
United States
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Welcome to the PLEASUREDOME
bryce0lync[/uisername] may have propelled the new king of the Hotness
Weirldy ... mostly not actually adventures

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This week's session of the week is by Neowulf for Honey Heist, the only game I know of with a t-shirt edition.
The Honey Trap

In guild RPG Newscasters Guild

Every day there's a new Question of the Day. Most of them are game-related but once in a while we get one that'a more geek-related like favorite movies or books. The question changes every day and you can even suggest a QOTD. When you check out this week's Question of the Week, you can see a link to all the old questions and the chance to suggest a question of your own. Here's this week's QOTD:
QOTD AUG 4: If someone wanted to create a fantasy world that does not feel like D&D, what would you recommend as an influences (books, TV, movies, RPG design books, etc.)?

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One game has dominated the Hotness on RPG Geek for almost 4 years. This week, it finally changed.
The Hotness, aka, The Fixed

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Here are some other things you might want to check out.
Behind the Screen is an archive of advice by and for GMs written by members of our community.
Geek of the Week Month is a chance to learn more about our community members.
Contest Subscription Thread os where we go to find contests on the RPG side.
US RPG Chain of Generosity 2021 is where people in the US swap things they don't want for things they do.
Kickstarter RPG Game Books - 2021 is updated with all the latest RPG offerings.
RPG Spotlight Event Tracker is a focus on different games with questions and ideas. It's new, but gaining steam!
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