BBS009 Gamehole Con 2015 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 recap of Gamehole Con 2015.  Gamehole Con is a gaming convention held every November in Madison, Wisconsin. We speak with the Director of the con, Alex Kammer. There’s good, bad and improvements to make for 2016’s event.

Chad Knight, an organizer of Ever Con, talks about the student-run gaming convention that takes place in January in Wausau, Wisconsin.

051 Weirdness in Roleplaying Games

Weirdness in roleplaying games. How weird is too weird? Guest Alex Kammer of Gamehole Con joins us.

Episode 51 Show Agenda

Intro

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Announcements

Thank you to everyone for listening to our BS up to episode 50! Shout outs to those that left audio well-wishes. In no particular order: Kevin Knealy, Roger Brasslet, Kevthuhlu, Casey McKenzie, Joe Cwik, Kristian Serrano & Ron Blessing, Nathan Panke, Willow & Tim, Chris D, and Mr. Dice Bag himself Michael Althauser!

Update from the Gamehole…Alex Kammer, Director, Gamehole Con!

Random Encounter – emails, voice mails, social media from listeners

Mr Star Wars, Wayne Humfleet writes Episode 48: How to make a D&D movie.

Scott Disemvowel emails

Sponsor

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Topic of Discussion

What level of weirdness do you have your games, and what’s your limit?

  • Examples of weirdness – adventures and systems
    • DCC
    • Lamentations of the Flame Princess
    • OSR can be big on this
    • Expedition to Barrier Peaks
  • Do you like/use weirdness? Do you have a limit for it?
    • Sean
    • Brett
    • Alex
  • Mutant Crawl Classics, scifi for Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) http://www.goodman-games.com/6200preview.html

Die Roll – 2-4 miscellaneous points of gaming or geekery we want to share with you.

Brett

  1. Played Talisman with my sons and I won in less than 8 hour.
  2. Oldest boy beat me at The Duke.

Sean

  1. Deniable RPG Shane Freeman, BS’er brought this to our attention. Mark Knights did a review.http://rpgknights.com/deniable-the-review/  A game of unwitting spies tempted by easy money on drivethru http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/153877/Deniable?affiliate_id=691203 .…
  2. Found this one on G+ via Brannon Hollingsworth shared from source ML Banner. Part 1, book launch planning. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Mlbanner/posts/Wjzg1oum6ee
  3. The top 10 most shameful rpg dice.  there is a fine line between dice being “special” and dice being “stupid.” Here now are ten of the dumbest dice ever constructed for role-playing games. http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/04/the_10_most_shameful_rpg_dice.php
  4. D&D is booming…online found via Mr. Star Wars on G+. article on Polygon.com “It’s been almost a year since the Player’s Handbook launched, and over a year for the Starter Set,” Mearls told Polygon, “and we’re definitely ahead of projections.” PHB is in its 4th printing. http://www.polygon.com/2015/8/20/9172559/dungeons-dragons-dnd-4th-edition-one-year-later-twitch-youtube

Alex

  1. Is the “Conpocalypse” Nigh? Post on EnWorld http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?2842-Is-the-Conpocalypse-Nigh#.VdukGyurJjV
  2. Ernie Gygax Hobby Shop Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1709227718/ernest-gary-gygax-jrs-marmoreal-tomb-campaign-star

Closing/outro

007 Interview with Alex from Gamehole Con

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Brett is out for this one so Sean interviews the Director of  Gamehole Con, Alex Kammer.

Episode 7 Show Outline

While Brett spends time in the woods of northern Wisconsin Sean flies solo but not without the help of Alex Kammer, Director, of Gamehole Con.

Topic of Discussion – Alex Kammer of Gamehole Con

Our first interview, we talk to Alex about his collection of roleplaying games and rpg material, Gamehole Con and what it means to put on a convention. We also put Alex through our first iteration of Skill Check!

Skill Check

Player or GM?

  • Screen or no screen
  • Modules or original content
  • Game balance or no game balance
  • Favorite genre to run