D&D AL needed more space!
I was SO bummed, I waited in line for an hour before the expo hall opened, then waited 45 minutes to sign up for D&D Adventurers League to find out they filled up! What an absolute let down! The organizers, clearly bummed as well, asked us to emphasize to PAX how much we love D&D, so here I am. The Adventurers League had 6 tables, which was filled to the brim with players AND alternatives before 1015! 12 tables would have made a huge difference with little sacrifice to space. Sorry if I'm coming off rude but I waited 1 hour in line and then 45min to sign up (I went directly to D&D booth). The organizers did a great job, but they need more space.
Does PAX needs more D&D space? Imo yes.
I imagine, even if D&D and Pathfinder didn't start until noon, people would appreciate the extra room and additional tables - which could more than make up for losing out on the first two hours.
The problem is PAX is just popular, and thousands of people who like games attend and are often interested in the same things we are. There are also people who get upset because the Youtube or Twitch celeb they came for only had one signing and the line capped. Or the tournament they wanted to attend filled up to fast. Or the pin they really wanted sold out. Some of that can be helped a bit, but some of it is just a fact of PAX and will need to be accepted. My hope for anyone this happens to is that it does not ruin the experience too much, and they find some other great aspect of PAX that they can enjoy instead for that time.
There was feasibly plenty of room if PAX gave us more space. PAX South isn't to the brim yet.
Hope to see everybody there in January. I plan on running some AL Eberron this time around.
Got that right. Most of the Eastern Rooms looked unoccupied. Right next to the tiny VR rooms on the 3rd floor. Here's hoping we get the entire convention center fully used.
WOTC did not organize the event, no Adventurers League admins showed up, it was purely a pull of local Austin & San Antonio DMs trying to do right by everybody coming to visit.
Appreciate the reminder on this. We will be trying to spend a little more time with AL this year (in addition to trying some of the others), and in light of the generally positive feedback regarding all y’alls efforts last year, is WOTC providing support this year?
It's a huge shame that WotC can't be bothered to send anything our way given how closely they work with PA. Definitely feels like we're the least important PAX in their eyes. Between this and some seriously un-PC things we experienced last year the wife and I have opted not to return to PAX South for the foreseeable future.
Captain Morganism - at the D&D booth? If so, please send me a message so I can get that to the coordinator.
I am really looking forward to AL this year, hope you all get more space!
Otherwise, @Volcarthe how can someone volunteer to help as a DM?