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1  General Category / Events / Re: gencon 2009 on: March 01, 2009, 07:12:02 PM
I plan on going. When the time gets near we can try to set something up. I no longer live in Cheyenne but with the internet and cellular technology, even this forum, I think something can be worked out.
2  Games / Miniatures / Re: WizKids shut down. on: November 19, 2008, 02:46:39 PM
That responder and Peter Lee probably should talk. I don't know which one is more correct, or who has more insight into the WoTC/Hasbro financial reports, but I guess overall we'll just have to see what happens.
3  Games / Miniatures / Re: WizKids shut down. on: November 16, 2008, 11:56:16 PM
In my opinion, with the skirmish game going away, it might behoove WOTC to market the miniatures individually.  If you need a dragon, you buy a dragon, need a warrior, you buy a warrior.  Let retailers buy an assorted set.  A case could consist of so many individually packaged miniatures.  There's no point in having the randomness now, and who really wants to buy a set  when they're only looking for specific pieces?
The podcast spoke on that too. The problem, they said, was that individual miniatures wouldn't sell evenly and that stores would most likely be stuck with a bunch of unpopular singles and not order more stock.

The way they want to go is to sell theme packs with a few (or a couple of the miniatures) visible. I really don't see these packs selling much better. I think WoTC doesn't have great internal communication and expect to see the entire line gone by the end of next year or mid 2010.
4  Games / Miniatures / Re: WizKids shut down. on: November 16, 2008, 02:49:27 PM
On the Heroscape website an interview was done with a rep from WOTC who was asked how badly the failing economy has hurt them.  He said that it's actually helped more than hurt because of the increased value of the dollar and stuff.  If anyone is curious I can try to find a link to the statements.

I would like to read that. Especially the part about the "increased value of the dollar". In a podcast I listened to they specifically mentioned having to raise the price point due to rising oil (petroleum) costs. Additionally, the change in marketing miniatures comes from the, what they termed "difficulty", packaging a mixture of RPG and Skirmish pieces in the same set.

Personally, I think minis are going down the tubes. In my experience RPG players really don't buy minis by the case. Sure, some do, but a dragon is a dragon on the map. Not so for the skirmish player. 
5  Games / Miniatures / Re: WizKids shut down. on: November 13, 2008, 02:53:06 PM
When oil was at record highs it changed the way WoTC designed their miniatures and caused the price to increase. Currently, it caused them to change the entire line and business model.

Great days.
6  Games / Miniatures / Re: Changes to DnD minis on: October 25, 2008, 12:47:29 AM
I cannot believe that WoTC is dumping the skirmish game. That's going to really peeve some people.
7  General Category / Movies / Re: Eagle Eye on: October 16, 2008, 02:19:28 PM
Missed the tribute. I thought the movie was okay but stretched a bit too far at times. Especially towards the close of the move.
8  Games / Dungeons and Dragons / Re: Weekend in the Realms on: October 07, 2008, 06:43:15 PM
I will be there...fo' shizzle.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Possibly Relocating to Cheyenne on: October 03, 2008, 05:14:52 PM
If I tried Hard I could probably come up with 25 or so gamers (now whether they game regularly...well that's a different story) but Cheyenne is a military town so many of the gamers are temporary residents and it seems by the time you get them out of the woodwork they get transferred.
The biggest problem I've noticed is work schedules, no one seems to have syncing schedules so even when you find games they are working when you are off.
Well said and very true.

As Jeremy noted Drew will be running Delves, I will be subbing at times if around, and Weekend in the Realms is coming up in which both Drew and I probably will end up sharing DMing duties as we both have PCs in the Living Forgotten Realms campaign.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Possibly Relocating to Cheyenne on: October 03, 2008, 12:48:58 PM
While I cannot speak for the entire community I will say it has been my experience that you have already limited yourself by not playing D&D of any edition. The only running game that I know of is Kate's (qatesiurade) Deadlands game which, if I am not mistaken, is played on Sundays. Josh also DMs a sporadic 3.5 game on Saturday nights. Information on both can be found in the Campaigns section.

I certainly applaud your candor and I even expect what you do when I DM. Unfortunately, it has been my experience that if the players show up then you might as well color yourself lucky and play on; staying in character is up to the people at the table. When I DMed at the store that is what wore me out was the lack of perceived interest and I grew bored of sitting behind the screen.

The best thing I can offer is that you post some things down on the store, talk to Jon and Jeremy (the owners), and see what goes from there. Jon and Jeremy are very accommodating and will help you in trying to find a group by spreading the word. Jeremy (Hero#1) regularly posts and visits these forums so feel free to ask him as he is a great resource and most likely will be able to tell you more about the gaming community than I can.

Good Luck. If you decide to try D&D throw me an PM.
11  Games / Dungeons and Dragons / Re: Living Forgotten Realms on: August 10, 2008, 04:34:22 PM
Why would you only do 1 seesion a month, to make RPGA work in the old days it almost had to be a weekly occurance, Should figure out how many hours a character can play in a month and base it off that.  Anyways I am interested but won't be back till December, but I am more interested in playing all the modules for the month than just a single session.

I hate to break it to you but 4E is still in it's infancy and the Living Forgotten Realms is even younger. In other words there isn't enough RPGA adventures yet published (none at this time) to run a weekly session. Currently, Barrow of the Ogre King, is the only approved RPGA event for LFR.

Even with adventures rolling out in the coming months the RPGA rewards can be satisfied for any timetable. Besides, running weekly games is a bitch. 
12  Games / Miniatures / Re: D&D minis dead? on: July 26, 2008, 02:16:25 PM
Guess so.......
13  General Category / Movies / Re: The Dark Knight on: July 22, 2008, 01:05:27 AM
Agreed...best comic movie so far. sorry Iron Man.
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Movies on: July 03, 2008, 07:08:05 PM
Agreed. Certainly not a "great" movie but there were some laughs and some good action sequences. The story was a bit out there and vague but not terrible.

If anyone wants to see a true "popcorn" movie then check out Wanted. Way over the top but a good movie.
15  Campaigns / Drew's D&D Game / Re: Winterhaven on: June 07, 2008, 11:09:49 PM
Human or Half-Elf Ranger.
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