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Gencon turns 50 this year.

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  • PMAversPMAvers GomorraRegistered User regular
    edited August 5
    Generally, generic tickets are... well, generic. You usually use however many tickets it'd take to meet whatever the ticket cost of the event would be. (So if a event was $14, you would need 7.) Although in events with player caps, players who actually *have* the normal tickets for the event get priority. Events usually let generics take the slot in case of no-shows through.

    Un-used generic tickets at the end of the show you can turn in for a refund in system credit for next year.

    In regards to arcades, I don't know about outside the convention center, but there's usually a on-site one built over on the Hoosier Concourse. And they usually have in a nearby room a LAN center set up for more PC/console stuff.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    edited August 6
    There are video game related events going on throughout the weekend in the afforementioned mentioned room. I haven't actually played in anything there though. There is a variety of stuff but was sorta small. I'm not aware of any indianapolis specific arcades.

    I wanted to try some of the injustice events but I don't think it's going to happen.

    My wife and I are going to try and get the expansion for the Harry Potter deckbuilder. The base sold out relatively early last year so I'd expect this one will too. Ultimately it.will be available at retail so I'm not hugely concerned.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    There's definitely some computer gaming stuff going on. I know because I looked up Diablo while I was just punching random keywords into the search, and it came up with a bunch of them to pay ($10?) to play Diablo 3 on PCs at the con.

    Which, I guess if you have to get that fix or want to kill a couple of hours with something familiar, that's cool, but I can do that any day at home without having to pay extra, so it's not an event I plan to participate in.

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  • kaidkaid Registered User regular
    Looks like there is a game room where you can pay some bucks to play all sorts of computer games both already released and upcoming stuff.

  • Ronin356Ronin356 Nowhere MORegistered User regular
    See you guys at gencon!!!

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Ronin356 wrote: »
    See you guys at gencon!!!

    I so can't focus. I'm gonna be arriving late and hopefully getting up early to get into the things I want. Well maybe.

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  • TheColonelTheColonel Registered User regular
    Today should be a blow off work day but alas everyone wants something done today. Don't they know it's Gencon tomorrow!?

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  • Dr. Phibbs McAtheyDr. Phibbs McAthey Registered User regular
    I skipped last year because my son was only a few months old at the time, after regularly attending for 6 years straight. Going to be really good to go back. I forever associate Indy with Gencon, and every time I'm downtown for a weekend trip or something and the con isn't going on, I can't help but get that feeling like being in a mall or work after everyone else has left and the lights are out.
    I was going to try and get checked into my hotel early but I've got some friends hitching a ride with me that need to pick up their marriage license for their wedding the following weekend or something unimportant like that, so late afternoon it is.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Once I arrive I'll be posting selfies and pics and such if people want to stop by and say hi. :)

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  • Dr. Phibbs McAtheyDr. Phibbs McAthey Registered User regular
    I think first order of business for the group I'll be with is the Sun King tent for the uncasking and once we have some beer in us, going to will-call to pick up our badges. Should be more tolerable that way.

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  • kaidkaid Registered User regular
    Plus side given apparently they are sold out there won't be any lines for people buying tickets just people picking up so will call in theory should go pretty smoothly this year.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    kaid wrote: »
    Plus side given apparently they are sold out there won't be any lines for people buying tickets just people picking up so will call in theory should go pretty smoothly this year.

    *snerk*

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  • Dr. Phibbs McAtheyDr. Phibbs McAthey Registered User regular
    In my experience will-call is a shitshow if you go the day the con starts. If you go Wednesday, especially in the evening, the lines tend to be fairly quick. Also theoretically they can devote all the support booths to pickup and not worry about setting up for purchasing badges.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    I need to buy a whole bunch of generic tickets, so that's the main thing I'm worried about.

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  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    I need to buy a whole bunch of generic tickets, so that's the main thing I'm worried about.

    last year they were available throughout the entire event and basically in each major hall. i picked up a bunch in the CCG hall on saturday

    Ketar
  • KetarKetar Lacks the basic intelligence required for pretty much everythingRegistered User regular
    Yeah, don't buy generics at will call. Getting them further in was much faster last year.

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Thanks for the advice.

    My last, best hope, is to get into the L5R tourneys with generics.

    That, or beg friends at FFG. :)

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    In my experience will-call is a shitshow if you go the day the con starts. If you go Wednesday, especially in the evening, the lines tend to be fairly quick. Also theoretically they can devote all the support booths to pickup and not worry about setting up for purchasing badges.

    In 2015, my friends and I drove a good 9 hours to get to the convention on the Wednesday, found parking, and lined up for our badges. The lineup was, I dunno, like a mile long. That may seem like hyperbole, but if it was less than half a mile I'd be shocked.

    *However*! The line also moved very quickly, so while it was one of the longest lines I've ever stood in, it also had us covered and heading back out within maybe an hour. This was probably around 6pm?

    I'm told going in the actual evening is even better, but have no experience personally to back that up. Luckily, I'm near the convention center rather than half an hour away by car, so it won't be a problem to just abort an attempt if things look ugly this time around.

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  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Okay! All packed. Trying to stay light.

    I am hoping as a side thing to get into an Arkham Horror LCG event, but they sold out pretty quickly too. But just in case, I'm bringing my starter deck and some basic tokens.

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Get over yourself. Registered User regular
    Is generic tickets cash only?

    Also, I'm not going to spend $1000 on board games.

    I SWEAR THAT I AM NOT GOING TO SPEND $1000 ON BOARD GAMES!

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  • KetarKetar Lacks the basic intelligence required for pretty much everythingRegistered User regular
    You can use credit cards to get generic tickets. And will call is open 24/7 starting tomorrow, so go as late as you can/want to avoid lines.

  • WingedWeaselWingedWeasel Registered User regular
    Ketar wrote: »
    You can use credit cards to get generic tickets. And will call is open 24/7 starting tomorrow, so go as late as you can/want to avoid lines.

    i didn't know it was open 24/7 but if that is the case i'm definitely waiting until the end of the day unless another opportunity presents itself

  • AthenorAthenor Who needs lions when you have a battlecruiser? Registered User regular
    Indy I am here!

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  • Dr. Phibbs McAtheyDr. Phibbs McAthey Registered User regular
    Will call was literally no line last night. No swag again this year, just a lame coupon book. I miss the days of getting nice bags and also swag in those bags. My first year they had Magic decks and some retail boxed copy of some MMO that went f2p the following year. This is the 50th, guys!

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