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Subject: Geek Nation Tours Releases its Essen Spiel Tour! rss

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Rodney "Watch It Played" Smith
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Hey folks, my name is Rodney Smith and I have a YouTube channel called Watch It Played dedicated to teaching and playing board games, and this year I was invited to be the special guest on the Geek Nation Tour to Essen Spiel. I've never been to Spiel and I'm pretty excited by the incredible line up of activities taking place over the 13 days of the trip. You can find all of the details here: http://geeknationtours.com/tours_post/essen-spiel-and-gaming...

I also created a short video to discuss it, if you're interested:

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I love your videos and all but advertising for tours on BGG (I'm guessing for your own financial gain).

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I doubt he's getting any financial gain from the tour. He might be getting his ticket paid for but that's about it, and that'll happen regardless of whether or not he lets people know about the tour.

As a counter-example to the idea that he might be trying to grab a quick buck, Rodney actually intentionally turns off the ads on all of his instructional videos. He knows that he's missing out on potentially large revenue from those since they're his most watched videos, but he does it in order to make everyone's viewing experience better. He's genuinely not in this for the money, he's all about sharing the love of the hobby, first and foremost.

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Rodney "Watch It Played" Smith
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JJWonderboy wrote:
I love your videos and all but advertising for tours on BGG (I'm guessing for your own financial gain).

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I am being compensated (this is touched on in the video), but I didn't think sharing this would be a potential conflict of interest with the forum rules. If I've crossed a line here, I would want to know so I could remove the thread immediately. If the post just isn't to your liking, that's perhaps a separate matter, but I didn't intend any harm - just keen to get the attention of people who would want to join me on the trip.

But again, I have other channels I can use, if this is not allowed.
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Kristoffer Dyer
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i'm actually going to essen this year (first time) and this is the sort of thing i'm looking out for. unfortunately in my case i don't have 14 days to do it. thanks for the info otherwise.
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Rodney "Watch It Played" Smith
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KailonRislen wrote:
i'm actually going to essen this year (first time) and this is the sort of thing i'm looking out for. unfortunately in my case i don't have 14 days to do it. thanks for the info otherwise.


Perhaps I'll see you there anyway!
 
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Pelvidar wrote:
JJWonderboy wrote:
I love your videos and all but advertising for tours on BGG (I'm guessing for your own financial gain).

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I am being compensated (this is touched on in the video), but I didn't think sharing this would be a potential conflict of interest with the forum rules. If I've crossed a line here, I would want to know so I could remove the thread immediately. If the post just isn't to your liking, that's perhaps a separate matter, but I didn't intend any harm - just keen to get the attention of people who would want to join me on the trip.

But again, I have other channels I can use, if this is not allowed.


If you want to be sure contact Chaddyboy.
 
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In fact, it's me who has the most to gain financially since I'll be the Tour Leader. ha HA!

For reals though, dude's just jacked to go on this tour with us since this is like the Holy Grail of gaming and I don't believe he's "advertising" (that's what we have marketing people for).

I, on the other hand, will shamelessly plug this tour as much as I can in any and every possible venue!
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KailonRislen wrote:
i'm actually going to essen this year (first time) and this is the sort of thing i'm looking out for. unfortunately in my case i don't have 14 days to do it. thanks for the info otherwise.


Depending on where you'll be and when, we'd love to have you come game with us. Shoot me a message and we'll see if we can meet up!
 
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jknitt wrote:
KailonRislen wrote:
i'm actually going to essen this year (first time) and this is the sort of thing i'm looking out for. unfortunately in my case i don't have 14 days to do it. thanks for the info otherwise.


Depending on where you'll be and when, we'd love to have you come game with us. Shoot me a message and we'll see if we can meet up!


be kewl to see u all there! i meant at essen spiel lol..

humm for some reason i cant get into the geeknationtour website.

i do wonder if they do partial tour. i wanna visit some castle n factory n thats all..

(edited due to cant get into the website)
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Rodney "Watch It Played" Smith
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Currently, the site is working for me, but I'll direct you to this link for an update on the tour: https://youtu.be/HCoPsOa3Z2Y?t=2m27s
 
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