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Jay Tummelson of RGG has asked me to come to GenCon. I will be in the RGG demo room there and will be happy to introduce players to the Rebel vs Imperium expansion for RFTG. Please stop by and say hello.
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Silly question, but would it possible for you (or somebody) to record one of your sessions?
 
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I have recorded some games before, but recording a play of RFTG seems really hard, there is just too much information that goes by too quickly. If you want such records, online play would be a much better way to accumulate it.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
I have recorded some games before, but recording a play of RFTG seems really hard, there is just too much information that goes by too quickly. If you want such records, online play would be a much better way to accumulate it.

Yes, I agree; it would be tough to grasp (and capture/record) everything on video that happens in a game. I just feel that online play cannot mimic the intended atmosphere which is probably why I haven't tried it before. This is why I'm really interested in seeing what a demo looks like and what kind of information is being provided, not to mention explaining how RvI works.
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Yes, I agree; it would be tough to grasp (and capture/record) everything on video that happens in a game. I just feel that online play cannot mimic the intended atmosphere which is probably why I haven't tried it before. This is why I'm really interested in seeing what a demo looks like and what kind of information is being provided, not to mention explaining how RvI works.


I didn't understand. By "record", you mean to make a video recording of the game being played? I thought you want a "game record", like a transcript of every card that was drawn and every decision that is made.

A video recording certainly seems possible.
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Yeah, I kinda realized that when I looked at your reply and my post again. Sorry about that. I'm far too new anyway to understand and interpret card stats, and do in-depth game strategy analysis. Maybe in the future.
 
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zukeft wrote:
Silly question, but would it possible for you (or somebody) to record one of your sessions?


Honestly i don't think that's of much use, especially without commentary/annotation. In every video i've ever seen of competitive card games, the video is too blurry to see the cards well enough to know what's going on.
 
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Tom Lehmann wrote:
Jay Tummelson of RGG has asked me to come to GenCon. I will be in the RGG demo room there and will be happy to introduce players to the Rebel vs Imperium expansion for RFTG. Please stop by and say hello.


Fantastic!
At least I'll have an authority to turn people to when they ask me complex questions about RftG!

Dale
-- who will be teaching Dominion and Sherwood Forest (apparently) in the RGG demo room
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Honestly i don't think that's of much use, especially without commentary/annotation. In every video i've ever seen of competitive card games, the video is too blurry to see the cards well enough to know what's going on.

Well, I'm not particularly worried about missing the competitive aspect of the game during the demo; I'd just like to see how it's explained by Tom himself. It'd be more of a "wish I could experience the demo" kind of video.
 
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zukeft wrote:
I'd just like to see how it's explained by Tom himself. It'd be more of a "wish I could experience the demo" kind of video.


Have you seen the solitaire demo from Wei-Hwa? It's not Tom but it's pretty close.
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Absolutely, I have, and you're right, it should be pretty close. I was simply interested in seeing a bit of RvI live footage.
 
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Tom Lehmann wrote:
Jay Tummelson of RGG has asked me to come to GenCon. I will be in the RGG demo room there and will be happy to introduce players to the Rebel vs Imperium expansion for RFTG. Please stop by and say hello.


Tom,

Any clue what room you have been assigned?
 
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Wherever the RGG demo room is; I'll be there along with Dale and others.

Beyond that, I don't know.
 
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Are you going to play in the RftG tournament? ;)
 
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I think it's full;-) I did play in a 4 round Swiss local tournament earlier this summer and came in second. I'm a reasonably good, but not great, RFTG player.
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Tom Lehmann wrote:
Wherever the RGG demo room is; I'll be there along with Dale and others.

Beyond that, I don't know.


I believe we're in 104-105 or 105-106

In any event, we're somewhere in that block of rooms that's right near the registration area. I'm certain that we'll have a sign out so we shouldn't be too hard to find.

Hours: Thurs - Saturday from 10am to 10pm

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