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GenCon 2007 Day 1

Opening Day. Apparently we have things people want to buy as we had the best first day of GenCon ever and two products have yet to show up.

Hobby Games: the 100 Best are on the table, though, and it looks sweet. Authors have been coming by to pick up their copies here at the show and between that and the excited response we’ve had to the Wild Cards announcement, I’ve been pretty darn pleased.

The announcement of 4E has been met with mixed reaction so far. Lots of excitement about the digital initiative and the online tools from some but less excitement about the subscription model and the retail/distribution chain is rightly skeptical that this is going to do anything good for their business models. Guess we’ll see. GR has been making plans for some time now based on the signs we’d been seeing and so I’m fairly unconcerned about the impact any WotC 4E events will have on those plans. It’s been a bit like those Dogfights they reenact on the History Channel, where everything moves so fast you can’t actually target the other jet… you have to calculate and target ahead of where you think the other jet is going to be by the time you can get your bullets there. Not that we’re shooting bullets at WotC, but it has been a couple of years of looking ahead and trying to predict.

Wish I could write more but I have to run to the bank again before the hall opens. We’re desperately short on small bills… and I still need coffee. Oh how I need coffee.

GenCon = Awesome so far. Having a great time. Laughing myself to tears.

15 comments to GenCon 2007 Day 1

  • Wait, what Wild Cards announcement? *goes in search of it*

    Wow. And they’re being written by one of the writers of the series as well? This is good stuff. :D

  • Wait, what Wild Cards announcement? *goes in search of it*

    Wow. And they’re being written by one of the writers of the series as well? This is good stuff. :D

  • Wait, what Wild Cards announcement? *goes in search of it*

    Wow. And they’re being written by one of the writers of the series as well? This is good stuff. :D

  • Wait, what Wild Cards announcement? *goes in search of it*

    Wow. And they’re being written by one of the writers of the series as well? This is good stuff. :D

  • Wait, what Wild Cards announcement? *goes in search of it*

    Wow. And they’re being written by one of the writers of the series as well? This is good stuff. :D

  • I’m totally disappointed with the visuals that have been released for the 4th edition announcement, let another the whole digital subscription thing.

    It’ll be weird to see what kind of game it is.

  • I’m totally disappointed with the visuals that have been released for the 4th edition announcement, let another the whole digital subscription thing.

    It’ll be weird to see what kind of game it is.

  • I’m totally disappointed with the visuals that have been released for the 4th edition announcement, let another the whole digital subscription thing.

    It’ll be weird to see what kind of game it is.

  • I’m totally disappointed with the visuals that have been released for the 4th edition announcement, let another the whole digital subscription thing.

    It’ll be weird to see what kind of game it is.

  • I’m totally disappointed with the visuals that have been released for the 4th edition announcement, let another the whole digital subscription thing.

    It’ll be weird to see what kind of game it is.

  • You are in the right place – I have a feeling a lot of people switched to True 20 after WoC’s announcement. And you guys are right there by them.

    I think there are a lot more people at Gen Con this year, for some reason – not sure if the word is getting out, or people were waiting to see if it worked here before coming, or what, but even Thursday was packed.

  • You are in the right place – I have a feeling a lot of people switched to True 20 after WoC’s announcement. And you guys are right there by them.

    I think there are a lot more people at Gen Con this year, for some reason – not sure if the word is getting out, or people were waiting to see if it worked here before coming, or what, but even Thursday was packed.

  • You are in the right place – I have a feeling a lot of people switched to True 20 after WoC’s announcement. And you guys are right there by them.

    I think there are a lot more people at Gen Con this year, for some reason – not sure if the word is getting out, or people were waiting to see if it worked here before coming, or what, but even Thursday was packed.

  • You are in the right place – I have a feeling a lot of people switched to True 20 after WoC’s announcement. And you guys are right there by them.

    I think there are a lot more people at Gen Con this year, for some reason – not sure if the word is getting out, or people were waiting to see if it worked here before coming, or what, but even Thursday was packed.

  • You are in the right place – I have a feeling a lot of people switched to True 20 after WoC’s announcement. And you guys are right there by them.

    I think there are a lot more people at Gen Con this year, for some reason – not sure if the word is getting out, or people were waiting to see if it worked here before coming, or what, but even Thursday was packed.