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Retrospective

April 1, 2010 2 comments

It’s been a week and a half since the convention and my head is spinning. I wanted to post a brief retrospective on it for you.

Attendance was about the same as the last time, perhaps a little less. We had enough for two full game tables both morning and afternoon. Special thanks to Peter who managed to run an enormous game of Quincunx in the afternoon. Unfortunately, my playtest of Siege could only seat three people. I was especially pleased to see unfamiliar faces come along, and I hope to see them again at future events.

Planning and advertising is still an area I need to work on. The requirements to organise the day are minimal, there’s no doubt there. On the other hand, getting the word out takes more work than I expect, despite my previous knowledge of the event.

The games themselves were good quality. I was glad to see the more famous indie games of Burning Wheel and Poison’d get a good run. This was the best game of Poison’d I’ve run so far, and I’ll write something on my personal blog about it soon. Best yet was the afternoon session’s games – they were both Australian games in development. Michael Wenman’s Quincunx and my own Siege were taken through the ringer. Again, I’ll write more about my own game on my own blog, but it makes me happy that not only are there Australian games in development, but that they generated enough interest for people to run them and play them.

The last thing I’ll say here is that I continue to achieve my goals with this convention.

  1. People had fun.
  2. Indie gamers met other indie gamers.
  3. Indie designers got to play their games.

Win, win and win.

So how about you? What were your thoughts about the day?

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Cost

February 2, 2010 Leave a comment

In a couple of recent registrations I’ve been asked about the cost of Go Play Brisbane. The answer is that it’s free! That’s right, there is absolutely no cash cost for you, the gamer.

And what do you get for this? You get up to eight hours of gaming. Everything else (like lunch, transport, ball gowns, etc.) is up to you.

This event is intentionally a free event. It makes it accessible to everyone. The only cost is non-financial. You just have to bring your A-game to the table, and for indie gamers, there’s no other kind of game.

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Contact

January 2, 2010 Leave a comment

A new contact email has been established for Go Play Brisbane. If you need to drop a line to a real person and not a comment in the feed, send it here:

goplaybrisbane@gmail.com

Send away!

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New web home for Go Play Brisbane

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

This is the new home for Go Play Brisbane.  We’ve outgrown our former home at Blogger and needed some extra functions to help organise a better mini-convention.

Subscribe to the Entries RSS feed and keep checking for more information.  Coming soon will be announcements about dates and a call for GMs to submit games for the first game day.

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