PAX South 2017, Jan 27-29, San Antonio TX

markcov wrote:

Howdy, I'm a bit of a lurker on the forum, so I can't do PM yet. If it's not too late, I'd like to RSVP, it'll be two of us at the TnT and the party afterward.

That's cool. I prefer to use PM to exchange private contact information (for the purpose of exchanging full event details), but in this case as long as you can find your way to TNT at 5pm you can join up and just tag along when we head back to the apartment for games. I'll factor you into the reservation and let the hostess know that you won't know the name the reservation is under. I'm expecting about a dozen for happy hour right now and we'll be at the (only) long table.

I too am interested in trying out Sythe, in case we find a copy and form up our own group. I'll be in touch with you and Manta if I find a copy to play; if you do the same--and have an empty seat--please let me know! #GWJPAXS on Twitter would work.

Cool, thanks for putting this together. Maybe I'll hit the (10?) post limit to graduate soon. I really thought I was over the limit already.

Thanks for the suggestions on Scythe, I figure since there's so much buzz around it might as well see all the fuss is about.

Fedaykin98 - Sorry, nope. Rice Owls actually.

markcov wrote:

Rice Owls

Won't be the only one! (I'm a frozen-toed Carl though, so don't look at me.)

markcov wrote:

Cool, thanks for putting this together. Maybe I'll hit the (10?) post limit to graduate soon. I really thought I was over the limit already.

Thanks for the suggestions on Scythe, I figure since there's so much buzz around it might as well see all the fuss is about.

Fedaykin98 - Sorry, nope. Rice Owls actually.

Looks like you just hit intern status. Congrats!

I am slightly disappointed that the Google Invite has neither the word "Slap" nor "Tickle" in it. False Advertising!

Not sure what a frozen-toed Carl is...you'll have to explain that to me later. Best I can come up with is CASC Vikings out of Poteau, OK.

I'll be bringing my 3DS. I've got two games available for trade if anyone's interested.
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heros (DS version)
- Kirby Planet Robobot

Anyone want to go do the True Dungeon Friday before the crowds get to it? I would love to give it a try, but would rather grab a group of similarly weird people (GWJ) as opposed to the general public.

Random thought... Is anyone here talented enough to whip up a GWJ logo nametag? I have access to a giant color printer and if I get the design for some standard labels I could probably print off sheets for the lot of us. Maybe keep them with the flag.

(Also I am very bad with names... :-/)

manta173 wrote:

Random thought... Is anyone here talented enough to whip up a GWJ logo nametag? I have access to a giant color printer and if I get the design for some standard labels I could probably print off sheets for the lot of us. Maybe keep them with the flag.

(Also I am very bad with names... :-/)

This seems like a thing that would be useful for all PAXes/GWJ meetups in general.

I have an extremely old one from 2009, but it doesn't use the new and awesome Stans, and it was only 300 dpi.

Does anyone have time to do better? I leave first thing tomorrow morning.

momgamer wrote:

I have an extremely old one from 2009, but it doesn't use the new and awesome Stans, and it was only 300 dpi.

Does anyone have time to do better? I leave first thing tomorrow morning.

Ideally we would get around to a sheet with each one on it for people to pick, but alas I am completely knowledgeable in how to do this.

manta173 wrote:
momgamer wrote:

I have an extremely old one from 2009, but it doesn't use the new and awesome Stans, and it was only 300 dpi.

Does anyone have time to do better? I leave first thing tomorrow morning.

Ideally we would get around to a sheet with each one on it for people to pick, but alas I am completely knowledgeable in how to do this.

Excellent suggestion! I think I might have time to do this, but--having only read this now--I don't know if I can get them turned around in time for you to print them off, Manta. When is your "need by" deadline? I can probably work something out here, if time doesn't allow.

[edit] I am down for True Dungeon, though too focused on other planning to organize it...count me in and let me know where to meet up or other details!

PewPewRobo wrote:
manta173 wrote:
momgamer wrote:

I have an extremely old one from 2009, but it doesn't use the new and awesome Stans, and it was only 300 dpi.

Does anyone have time to do better? I leave first thing tomorrow morning.

Ideally we would get around to a sheet with each one on it for people to pick, but alas I am completely knowledgeable in how to do this.

Excellent suggestion! I think I might have time to do this, but--having only read this now--I don't know if I can get them turned around in time for you to print them off, Manta. When is your "need by" deadline? I can probably work something out here, if time doesn't allow.

[edit] I am down for True Dungeon, though too focused on other planning to organize it...count me in and let me know where to meet up or other details!

Ok, I can print it still at work if you get it to me by 12 CST tomorrow. Later than that and I will have to figure out kinkos in an airport.

Just to avoid the Saturday crowds I think the True Dungeon group run should be Friday. I don't know how big of a group we need, but let's try to hit at least 4 people. I want to hit Chris Perkin's talk at 10:30 in the main theater, but I can catch that on Twitch later if that is the best time to be going through the dungeon.

TL;DR We have 2 for Friday True Dungeon. Anyone else in? (It's a free escape room/D&D thingy coming to PAX for the first time.)

That True Dungeon thing looks really interesting. Pretty crazy that they can run something like that for free, even in an abbreviated version for PAX South. Never done anything like this before, my wife has done an escape room once at least.

I'll RSVP for 2 to join y'all on Friday. I wonder what the group limit is or how early you have to get there to sign up. PAXGuides thinks you'll have to be in line at 8a when the convention center opens. Is there even someone to register with at that point, or are you just waiting in line from 8a to 10a?

My wife and I will do it, so +2 to whatever you have. Better to run with a group.

manta173 wrote:

12 CST tomorrow

Doable! Give me the dimensions for the name tags you have on hand and I'll send you a PDF that will print a full sheet of name tags with GWJ logos and a variety of "Stans". (I am assuming that "borrowing" the header images from the site for this purpose is within GWJ terms of good conduct and fair use! I'll check about making the PDF generally available for GWJ download on the site somehow.)

RE: True Dungeon -- I don't really have anything fixed on my Friday schedule yet, so I'm good with meeting for whatever time, and assisting waiting on line. Bel may be interested too, but I'll have to confirm with her before committing to that, and update you when I find out.

Avery 5963 is the template I think is most useful of what we have in stock.

It is 10--2"x4" Labels

I will PM you my email address.

True Dungeon: Currently 4-5 signed up.
PewPewRobo (+Bel?)
Manta173
Markcov (+1)

8:00 AM Line up on Friday morning.
I will try to find group size limits, but I think I saw at least 6 on some Gencon stuff. If we have enough we can split into 2 groups as well.

I just got an earlier flight due to ATL to SAT being overbooked!! (I wonder why...)

I will land at 8:09 PM. Is that too late to join the festivities?

Also, Name tags have been printed thanks to PewPew's help. I plan on printing some more tomorrow, but currently I have 30 semi-perfect ones.

manta173 wrote:

I just got an earlier flight due to ATL to SAT being overbooked!! (I wonder why...)

I will land at 8:09 PM. Is that too late to join the festivities?

Also, Name tags have been printed thanks to PewPew's help. I plan on printing some more tomorrow, but currently I have 30 semi-perfect ones.

If you come straight to PPR's, we'd still be going strong. If possible you could carry on your luggage to save a few minutes.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
manta173 wrote:

I just got an earlier flight due to ATL to SAT being overbooked!! (I wonder why...)

I will land at 8:09 PM. Is that too late to join the festivities?

Also, Name tags have been printed thanks to PewPew's help. I plan on printing some more tomorrow, but currently I have 30 semi-perfect ones.

If you come straight to PPR's, we'd still be going strong. If possible you could carry on your luggage to save a few minutes.

Dude... Of course I carry on. I have no idea what PPR is though.

PPR = PewPewRobot, the host.

markcov wrote:

PPR = PewPewRobot, the host.

Well I feel stupid. lol

I'm on the ground. Lord, I'm a terrible traveller. At least this time it was all me - the flight was as smooth as I imagine it could possibly go, and the staff (even the TSA gang) made it the easiest, most comfortable two flights I've ever had.

And now I've officially gambled in Vegas. Granted, it was a penny slot machine in the airport I slapped a dollar into, but I came out of it $.15 up and I got a little insulated beer-cooler bag that says "One of the few things that doesn't stay in Vegas" on it. So by certain definitions you could say I even won.

I'm going to be hip-deep in setup tomorrow, but when they open the doors Friday you guys should ping me to get the flag. The Press Room isn't on any map, but it is up near the AFK Room this year, I think. Ping me here or on Twitter or wherever.

+2 for the True Dungeon experience, that sounds really interesting and fun.

Looking forward to tonight!

True Dungeon: Currently 6-7 signed up.
PewPewRobo (+Bel?)
Manta173
Markcov (+1)
Eldon_of_Azure (+1)

8:00 AM Line up on Friday morning (I will look at the maps while I'm in the airport to figure out where.)
Still no info on group size, but now I think we can easily do 2 groups if need be.

manta173 wrote:

I will land at 8:09 PM...Name tags have been printed...

momgamer wrote:

I'm on the ground. ...And now I've officially gambled in Vegas...you could say I even won. ...ping me to get the flag.

Eldon_of_Azure wrote:

+2 for the True Dungeon experience

Inclusive Yay!

I just stocked up on snacks & drinks for tonight's festivities; gettin' hyped!

I'm here! See y'all at TnT!

Been too busy at work to check the thread for a couple days but sitting in TNT and catching up. Would be down for True Dungeon if there's still room. Edit: Possible +1 if y'all can convince my friend Rob tonight to join in.

Sounds good. Hit the ground but still on the plane. I'll text PPR when I'm out of the airport.

True Dungeon: Currently 7-8 signed up.
PewPewRobo (+Bel?)
Manta173
Markcov (+1)
Eldon_of_Azure (+1)
Grumpicus
Friend Rob (we can drag him along)

8:00 AM Line up on Friday morning.

I'm afraid Bel and I are out for True Dungeon...I underestimated the degree to which hosting was going to make an 8am start tough to make and it's not possible to say how early (or late) we'll be arriving at the con. Have a blast; love to hear how it goes!