Tabletop Gaming

Does anyone know if there's any type of schedule for the tabletop gaming led by GMs? How is all of that being organized (If it is...)? When do games start and, if time is being limited, when do they end?

Also, is anyone coming to the expo planning to pick-up-group game? If so, systems?

techsassy:
Does anyone know if there's any type of schedule for the tabletop gaming led by GMs? How is all of that being organized (If it is...)? When do games start and, if time is being limited, when do they end?

Also, is anyone coming to the expo planning to pick-up-group game? If so, systems?

There will be ongoing and open play gaming happening throughout the duration of the Expo. Likely you'll just need to walk up to an area and say "I'd like to join in a game".

Most of the tournaments and play testing will be run by official representatives, for example we have a host of Magic the Gathering folks coming down to run the Magic Tourney.

There will be a range of casual and serious play, so don't worry.

Nasrin:

techsassy:
Does anyone know if there's any type of schedule for the tabletop gaming led by GMs? How is all of that being organized (If it is...)? When do games start and, if time is being limited, when do they end?

Also, is anyone coming to the expo planning to pick-up-group game? If so, systems?

There will be ongoing and open play gaming happening throughout the duration of the Expo. Likely you'll just need to walk up to an area and say "I'd like to join in a game".

Most of the tournaments and play testing will be run by official representatives, for example we have a host of Magic the Gathering folks coming down to run the Magic Tourney.

There will be a range of casual and serious play, so don't worry.

I'm actually specifically referring to Tabletop RPGs, such as D&D and Pathfinder. Figured I'd clarify since those aren't as easy to just walk in and "join a game" if a campaign/adventure is already started.

Is it still just PUG it out and hope people don't mind you joining mid-game?

techsassy:

Nasrin:

techsassy:
Does anyone know if there's any type of schedule for the tabletop gaming led by GMs? How is all of that being organized (If it is...)? When do games start and, if time is being limited, when do they end?

Also, is anyone coming to the expo planning to pick-up-group game? If so, systems?

There will be ongoing and open play gaming happening throughout the duration of the Expo. Likely you'll just need to walk up to an area and say "I'd like to join in a game".

Most of the tournaments and play testing will be run by official representatives, for example we have a host of Magic the Gathering folks coming down to run the Magic Tourney.

There will be a range of casual and serious play, so don't worry.

I'm actually specifically referring to Tabletop RPGs, such as D&D and Pathfinder. Figured I'd clarify since those aren't as easy to just walk in and "join a game" if a campaign/adventure is already started.

Is it still just PUG it out and hope people don't mind you joining mid-game?

There will probably be a mixture of both. I assume that early in the con, say Friday afternoon, many people will be making plans for the remainder of the event.

Since the question's been asked, I figured I'd post here to let people know I've put myself forward and will run a Trail of Cthulhu one-shot: Sisters of Sorrow, set aboard a mine-laying U-Boat during the Great War. This should happen on Saturday, if all goes according to plan.

For further info about Trail, look here:

http://www.pelgranepress.com/site/?page_id=242

I'm the author of these Trail scenarios:

http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=7808
http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=6543
http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=7857
http://www.pelgranepress.com/?p=2865

Sisters of Sorrow will be published by Pelgrane later this year; October is the provisional date.

Hey Karloff, if there aren't any Savage Worlds "Savage Saturday Night" games at that time, I'd definitely be available to play. I'm interested in the Gumshoe system anyway. There are more and more interesting settings, including ToC, for the system.

So Nasrin, do I read correctly that there's no way to preregister for tabletop RPG events? Or will there will be a sign-up sheet on Friday for the whole weekend's events in that area? Or is it just PUGs?

Thanks!

Thanks to Google, I discovered schedules for Pathfinder Society games being run at the Expo. Here are links:

Schedule with slots available:
http://warhorn.net/escapist-expo-2012-pfs/schedule/day.php

Schedule grid for whole weekend:
http://warhorn.net/escapist-expo-2012-pfs/schedule/grid.php

I also found this, which hints at a schedule for D&D Next games. Whether or not they have found GMs though...

http://community.wizards.com/dndnext/go/thread/view/75882/29368079/DD_Next_at_Escapist_Expo_914-16?pg=last

tensider:
So Nasrin, do I read correctly that there's no way to preregister for tabletop RPG events? Or will there will be a sign-up sheet on Friday for the whole weekend's events in that area? Or is it just PUGs!

I just asked Greg Tito about this (he's organizing the tabletop stuff), and he says there should be a signup sheet at registration for tabletop players to reserve seats.

As much as I'd love to play some tabletop games with fellow Escapists I never find gaming to be very appealing at events like this. I feel like I'd miss out on too much stuff going on at the Expo if I sat down and played Pathfinder for 4 hours.

Kross:

I just asked Greg Tito about this (he's organizing the tabletop stuff), and he says there should be a signup sheet at registration for tabletop players to reserve seats.

Thanks, Kross. That's definitely helpful.

Fappy:
As much as I'd love to play some tabletop games with fellow Escapists I never find gaming to be very appealing at events like this. I feel like I'd miss out on too much stuff going on at the Expo if I sat down and played Pathfinder for 4 hours.

That's kind of how I felt about it at PAX East, but as Escapist Expo is going to be a smaller event I actually look forward to spending a good chunk of time in the board game room. A smaller event means it's more about the people, and I'd like nothing more than to meet a lot of cool people playing board games. Especially if it means I get to play something like, say, Gears of War or Game of Thrones with someone already familiar with the rules so I don't have to try and teach it to my friends and family based on what's in the rule book.

 

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