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Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

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Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by Zarathud » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:21 am

Anyone else planning on visiting Columbus, Ohio from June 14-18, 2017 for the Origins Game Fair? This is my favorite convention to play games. GenCon is the bigger experience, especially for game releases, but I have always enjoyed the range of opportunities to play board games and RPGs in Ohio.

I plan to run three sessions of the Paranoia RPG on Wednesday at noon, Thursday at 8 am, and Friday at 8 am. I'll hopefully have the Kickstarter edition in my hands, finally, for the players to continue the theme of playing Minions in Alpha Complex for another year.

I'm also looking forward to another Kobold Midnight Madness on Friday evening. I'm excited knowing that my name is legend for the time I bribed someone else's 14 year old kid (after having them call an adult) to show up in the hall during a convention scavenger hunt as my kobold's gift of "baby" to King Torg. ALL HAIL KING TORG! Certain GMs will make me take a series of Horrible Kobold Death Checks, out of principle that the God Vor is still pissed off over the story (which the designer and the GMs really enjoy telling). I might even bring earplugs this year.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by paulbaxter » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:46 pm

It's in the realm of possibility this year.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by hentzau » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:38 am

Maybe. Tom and I talked about it last year, I might be able to shake loose for it this year.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by LordMortis » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:08 am

I think I may need to look in to it this year. I never take vacations, with the exception of taking a day to drive to Chicago for Octocon sometimes.

I think I've earned a few days in a hotel somewhere affordable, somewhere near Columbus for upwards of four days of doing shit for gaming purposes.

The question is then, where is affordable hoteling for one person somewhere near Columbus for four straight days of gaming and not giving a shit about other crap and how much is daily parking?

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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by Zarathud » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:32 am

Hepcat finds reasonable parking online. The hotels filled up this year, so I found a place nearby on AirBNB for $100 a night. Similarly priced hotels are off the highway if you are driving.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by hepcat » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:19 pm

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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by LordMortis » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:56 pm

hepcat wrote:Parking Panda is your friend.
It's sad that I have no idea if you are making it up or if this is the new hot ap for paying people to park in their driveway's/parking lots near your chosen destination.

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Zarathud wrote:Hepcat finds reasonable parking online. The hotels filled up this year, so I found a place nearby on AirBNB for $100 a night. Similarly priced hotels are off the highway if you are driving.
We'll see. I'm stuck where I won't decide until last minute and yet won't want to spend $400 for four nights of hotel room. This is why I don't go on vacation...

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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by Zarathud » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Anyone else going? Let me know!
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by hepcat » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:14 pm

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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by hepcat » Wed May 02, 2018 3:49 pm

Ah Origins. Every year, you promise online event registration...and then when it goes live, it immediately crashes. You post an apology to facebook, and then it takes days to make it functional...and barely at that. And yet you use the same online event service every year. Do they have incriminating photos of you, Origins? Are they a family member?
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Post by hentzau » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:37 pm

Well, in a shocking turn of events, looks like I may be heading to Origins. Working out the last minute details now, but I think I'm going to be there Friday night-Sunday morning. Will inform as more details are learned. Stay tuned!
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by hepcat » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:58 pm

hentzau wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:37 pm
Well, in a shocking turn of events, looks like I may be heading to Origins. Working out the last minute details now, but I think I'm going to be there Friday night-Sunday morning. Will inform as more details are learned. Stay tuned!
Going on your own? Or with T and/or S?
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by hentzau » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:35 pm

hepcat wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:58 pm
hentzau wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:37 pm
Well, in a shocking turn of events, looks like I may be heading to Origins. Working out the last minute details now, but I think I'm going to be there Friday night-Sunday morning. Will inform as more details are learned. Stay tuned!
Going on your own? Or with T and/or S?
Going with Tom. He's the one that's dragging my ass out there since I can't make GenCon. Plus, there is a Sergeant's game going on that he hopes to get into.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by Zarathud » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:38 pm

Excellent! Hope you like it there, as it's the one convention I get an annual free pass without family (since they're still in school).
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by RMC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 pm

I'll be there with the Crew. Well, I don't have a crew, so Zarathud and Hepcat let me walk around and pretend that I am part of the 'crew' with them.

Hepcat makes me dress up as a french maid, and lick his shoes, but you know it is all in fun.... :)
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by Zarathud » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:41 am

Waiting for my plane. I'll be in the Board Game Room tonight.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by RMC » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 am

Zarathud wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:41 am
Waiting for my plane. I'll be in the Board Game Room tonight.
Sitting in my office at work still. Planning on leaving the office at 2 or so, hitting home and doing phone meetings as I drive down to Columbus. :)
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Post by hentzau » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 am

Going to leave here at 6AM on Friday so we can make it in for a 2PM game.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:56 pm

I have a couple of friends there beginning to promo their new game (Universal Storytelling System.) They're texting me random pictures of the miniatures booths to torture me.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm

ReaperCon is Labor Day weekend.
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by LordMortis » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 am

Zarathud wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:41 am
Waiting for my plane. I'll be in the Board Game Room tonight.
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a plane
I'm just waiting to play a came

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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by MonkeyFinger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:48 pm

LordMortis wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 am
Zarathud wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:41 am
Waiting for my plane. I'll be in the Board Game Room tonight.
I'm not waiting on a lady
I'm just waiting on a plane
I'm just waiting to play a came

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came / game … who's counting. :wink:
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by LordMortis » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm

MonkeyFinger wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:48 pm
came / game … who's counting. :wink:
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Re: Origins Game Fair 2017 (June 14-18)

Post by MonkeyFinger » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:35 am

LordMortis wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm
MonkeyFinger wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:48 pm
came / game … who's counting. :wink:
If you are bent on counting the problems I have typing, you better be rainman. :ninja:
:lol:
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