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Cool. Look for me. I’ll be the one being carried on a golden chair by zarathud, Harkonis and Seppe.
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Cosplaying Cleopatra this year?
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He does vary the golden girl costume each year.
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2022: Tabletop giant Asmodee is bought by video gaming behemoth Embracer Group

2024: Embracer loads up Asmodee with nearly $1 billion in debt and spins it off as a separate company

It's certainly a creative solution to the financial challenges of the video game industry: unload their debt onto board games.
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Such a joyful sight! My older kid (rising junior in college) is in the house with no fewer than twelve friends for a daylong boardgame session. I just got home and don't know what they've played already, but right now it's DUNE and ROOT on parallel tables.

It's a very mixed crowd, running the whole range from math nerd to art punk. The gender mix is 1/3 male, 1/3 female, 1/3 you'll have to ask.

And to think that I used to worry that my kid was a little too introverted. Games bring people together.
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That's great to hear!
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AWS260 wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 5:16 pm That's great to hear!
It was really nice to see!

In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.
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Holman wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:58 pm In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.
I haven't done that since a game con in L.A. back in 1992!

None of my old rp friends live anywhere near me, and I'm not sure any of them still play D&D or whatever anyway. The local game store that has regular rp groups is on the second floor of an old building downtown. Unfortunately, the building is so old it doesn't have an elevator. My legs can't make the climb and descent on the stairs. I've only been there once as a result.
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Holman wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:58 pm In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.

I'm jealous! I've scoured the area trying to find anything like that, and nada.
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Blackhawk wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 11:27 pm
Holman wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:58 pm In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.

I'm jealous! I've scoured the area trying to find anything like that, and nada.
We're doing this online. I say "semi-strangers" because it's with some people (including the GM) with whom I've interacted on Twitter over the years. I'm not sure any two players are in the same state.
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Blackhawk wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 11:27 pm
Holman wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:58 pm In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.

I'm jealous! I've scoured the area trying to find anything like that, and nada.
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Redfive wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:23 pm
Blackhawk wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 11:27 pm
Holman wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:58 pm In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.

I'm jealous! I've scoured the area trying to find anything like that, and nada.
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He's referring to in-person gaming. Not online.

Edit: Note that BH's reply occurred before Holman noted he was playing online.

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Redfive wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:23 pm
Blackhawk wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 11:27 pm
Holman wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:58 pm In fact it inspired me to take the plunge and commit to an RPG with semi-strangers to which I've been invited. Outside of computer games, I haven't role-played in years. I'm excited now.

I'm jealous! I've scoured the area trying to find anything like that, and nada.
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Yeah, I meant an in person game.

Not that I haven't had a great time playing online. :D
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