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Partially reposted from the GoodGames website

Boardgame fans Sydney-wide are likely to be converging on Good Games Burwood on Wednesday the 25th of January from 2pm as John Zinser, President and CEO of AEG Games, visits the store to meet and greet fans of games such as Legend of the Five Rings, Thunderstone, Nightfall, Tomb and Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan. Australia rarely has visits from international gaming celebrities like John, who isn’t just the guy who signs the cheques, but is a game designer himself. Zinser created Tomb and worked on a number of RPGs, including the first edition of Legend of the Five Rings.

This is the closest thing you’ll get to the AEG stand at Gencon and it’s right here in Sydney. As well as meeting the President, this is a chance to take part in game demos up for many AEG games and a 20% discount on all AEG products purchased in-store on the 25th. Best of all, John will be chatting, signing and playing with us and offering insight into the future directions the games may take. He’s also bringing some promos with him to give away.

The cost to participate is $5, which will be donated to the Red Cross, John’s preferred charity.

To make the best use of his rare trip to Australia for the tournament, John Zinser asked Good Games if he could come and play with the locals and see how we do things down here.

This is an opportunity that Sydney is not likely to see again and we’d really like our donation to the Red Cross to be a big one, so put aside the afternoon and/or evening of the 25th to come along, get an RPG or boardgame signed and play something from one of the world’s biggest board game publishers with the company’s President.

AEG games available to play on Wednesday 25th January, 2pm till

Legend of the Five Rings – Emperor Edition Drafting – play the newest set a month before its full release!!
Thunderstone – find out all about the new Thunderstone: Advanced set coming soon!
Nightfall – play the newest deck-building game on the block, set in a world of vampires, werewolves and ghouls and pick up some promos.
Tomb – crawl through the toughest dungeons in the world!
Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan – a game of deceit where stealthy Ninjas attempt to infiltrate a castle protected by honourable Samurai
Infinite City – be an architect in an ever-expanding metropolis of the future.

Further discussion here or at the Good Games Forums.
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Man I'd love to come, but feel I have used up all my brownie points. soblue
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Man I'd love to come, but feel I have used up all my brownie points. soblue


I hear there's a Thunderstone expansion coming that has Brownie points in it...
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Oh wow! This wife trip to India is making everything difficult...but I will certainly be calling in some neighbour credits to come to this!
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Just under a week to go, hope you've kept your wednesdays free!

I've been chatting with John via email in planning the event and he seems to be a great guy! Hope to see some of you there!
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Being able to turn up at 2pm on a wednesday to events like these is one of the few reasons I'm grateful for being under-employed. I'm looking forward to this.
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Can't even consider the hike from SA, but pleased something like this is happening in Oz.

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Can't even consider the hike from SA, but pleased something like this is happening in Oz.

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Well, better luck next time!
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I met john yesterday, he's a really nice guy and very open to discussing AEG and the gaming scene as a whole. Next Wednesday will be great!
 
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I met john yesterday, he's a really nice guy and very open to discussing AEG and the gaming scene as a whole. Next Wednesday will be great!


That's, like, two days before Cancon. Is this shaping up to be the GREATEST week in Australian gaming history?

Shame I'd never be able to make it - I'd like to see if I can pick up some of the Nightfall promos I'm missing - but I'll have to soothe myself with the thought of three days of gaming, some gaming purchases and picking up lovely Maths Trade booty (plus Through the Ages) at the end of the week.
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Two till ten. Do come and introduce yourself if you can
 
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I might pop along for an hour or so, Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan I'm keen to see in action.
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I think I will .


I heard you were there, but it was before I arrived

The night was fantastic. thanks to all who attended - John had a great time and we raised $150 for the Red Cross in the end. Good stuff, Gamers!
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Yeah, unfortunately I couldn't stay for the actual gaming and chatting part. I was a deer in headlights and couldn't think of anything to ask John! I'm glad the event was a success and I'm hoping to see more of this nature in future, particularly from Good Games who lovingly support the hobby through their gaming space and events/tournaments.

You made a wonderful display of stock, by the way . Thanks for organising this!
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