I realized today that GenCon is a week away (roughly if you count the early stuff that starts Wednesday night). I’m excited to go, yet I’m a little nervous as well. Last year was the first time that I bought a four day pass and scheduled some events and actually played some games. I had a lot of fun, although by Sunday I was pretty wiped out. Given all that, I wasn’t sure why I was feeling nervous until I realized that I hadn’t scheduled any events this year which I did intentionally because last year I ended up feeling like I’d scheduled too much and couldn’t just do what I wanted. My nervousness (and is) was coming from not knowing exactly what I’m going to be doing.
Some people are able to just take off for somewhere without knowing where they’re going to be sleeping that night. I’m not one of those people. I don’t need to have every minute of the day planned, but I like to know roughly what I’m doing and definitely where I’m sleeping.
Now if only know why I was nervous made it stop, and while I’m wishing I’d like to get rid of this cold. I’d rather not be patient zero for the con crud this year.
Sort of unrelated, definitely random though: when I was a kid I always thought of board games as bored games because my parents only got them out on rainy weekends when my sister and I where driving them nuts.
Shop smart, shop S-mart. Day 6 of Blaugust
5 thoughts on “Gen Con is coming.”
I hope to see you there! What types of games do you play at GenCon?
Sure! I’m on Twitter and that’ll be the best way to plan a meetup.
I generally prefer cooperative games both because I’m not really a competitive player and also because coop games are easy to adapt to solo play. It might seem odd playing board games solitaire but playing solo allows me a lot more chances to get games out than if I could only play with groups.
What kinds of games do you play?
At GenCon I mostly LARP, and will be playing in the My Little Pony CCG Nationals event. I’ll also play one round of True Dungeon.
I am officially jealous this year.
It’s only fair, I’ve been jealous of you getting to go to PAX for the last couple of years.
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