This month’s Director’s Briefing suggested that there could be special printed materials for the organised play games at GenCon, should the con go ahead.
I have been lurking on the fringes of many discord servers and the feeling is probably 50/50 that it won’t happen and equally 50/50 as to whether people will attend even if it does run.
I saw the build up to GaryCon and right now the build up to Con of Champions [CoC].
CoC is significant, Tabletop.events who is organising it provides all the software and support for many smaller cons and they are in trouble. CoC is a fund raising initiative to keep the company alive.
GenCon, is 80 days away. Is that a long time in pandemic terms? It is my guess that Americans will be free to go to a mass gathering in 80 day’s time, but there will be no exhibitors or visitors from Europe.
Indiana’s roadmap for reopening the state economy only extends to July 4th but it doesn’t seem to me that you could run a con under those guidelines.
But the Good News Is…
The very idea that there could be something of RMu that is ready to ‘show and tell’ at a major con is great news. We have all been wildly speculating and my bet was for an RMu GMs screen. It would give the Con GMs all the updated tables in one place, and the outside is a great place to show off branding and art.
You can get a GM four-fold GM screen with full-colour inserts printed and under $30, including a profit margin if you put them on sale!
My mind is ever commercial. If I am right and the screen is the ‘special thing’ then I can see diehard RMu fans clamouring to get them. That on its own could start the RMu product line and feed funds into finishing the books.
Another interesting bit of positive news is that there have been so many posts on this blog since the lockdown has been going on that I have struggled to find a day when someone else hasn’t already posted something.
A thriving and active community is a good thing!
Last week I highlighted the ICE RPG discord server. At the time of writing it had 51 users. It now has 64. I am in the UK and I am used to discord being all tumbleweed and silence before midday and America wakes up. Even now there are 20 people online.
Yesterday, Terry Amthor joined the server!
If you have any time to kill, get on to discord and give it a try.