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  1. Back when I lived in Indy, I’d usually go Sundays. A buddy of mine always got 4 day passes and never went Sunday, so I’d take his. Even though there aren’t as many events, sometimes dealers of various things are willing to sell stuff off cheaper if it means less to pack up.

    • Yea, if you can go cheaply, or even better, free, Sunday is fine. It\’s just so much less exciting than Saturday I felt vaguely gypped and we ended up just cutting out even before everything closed. Still, like you said, stuff is cheaper because dealers don\’t want to take it all back home.

  2. Going to be referencing this article as I attempt to entice the wife to make the trip next year. She doesn’t gather Magic, but she likes to Catan so maybe there’s hope…

    Also, as there were no prominent $5Ks or GPs this weekend, how was Wizards NOT looking for something to do at GenCon this year?

  3. Sorry that I didn’t get a chance to bump into you at Gen Con, Jason. I was pretty much married to my booth during it all, though. Thankfully I got to play new games with friends outside of working hours, and I’m glad you got to try new stuff, too!

    As for Wizards not doing more for Magic at Gen Con, I think it’s important to know that Magic gets a ton of attention at other conventions such as the two PAXes, plus GPs on a near-weekly basis, four Pro Tours a year, etc. Lots of publicity opportunities for Magic. D&D, by virtue of not being a competitive game, doesn’t have all of those same opportunities — and since Gen Con literally grew out Gary Gygax’s wargaming community which then morphed into the D&D community, there’s a lot of history behind D&D at Gen Con.

    The years where D&D has been less emphasized, D&D players have said basically the exact same thing that you did regarding Magic. So, there’s obviously a balancing act going on.

    That said, since I knew there weren’t any big Magic events going on at the show, I didn’t even venture into the Magic gaming hall at all.

  4. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

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