Drift Marlo wrote:
I live in Milwaukee. How fun is this (fun being relative)? I've been playing for about three years, mostly Euros.
I'm the wrong guy to ask, because I find it a lot of fun. Obviously.
But I'll try to take a step back and assess it from the "I'm just looking to play games all weekend" perspective.
Protospiel is a constant stream of open pickup games. Many are pretty good already as designers are often embarrassed (unfairly) if they show something that's more sketch than product. Most prototypes have had limited effort put into their appearance, but some will be quite nice.
You'll play what you choose to play; everyone is looking for people to play with pretty constantly so if something looks less fun to you, you can easily say "No, but thank you." and get in on something else. Virtually everything on offer is similar to the type of game you like.
People will want to hear your feelings about and ideas on their game, but you can take a quick and easy approach to feedback and move on to other things. The event is open constantly from start to end, so you come and go as you please. And there's coffee.
Frankly, if you're looking for a cheap, constant game weekend, this should suit you well. Lots of play and a chance to help people with their projects.