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 Post subject: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:29 pm 

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Hello everyone,

I was able to pin down some details on when and where ArcanisCon 2020 may be held and what it entails.

Before I begin, let me stress this is TENTATIVE and SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

ArcanisCon 2020 in Chicago
April 16th(Thursday night) - Meet-and-Greet/Possible Opening Gaming Thursday night.
April 17th– April 18th (Friday – Saturday) 3 Slots/day
April 19th(Sunday) No official slots planned, but we’ll be there to say our goodbyes to everyone
Tables will be mustered only ONCE. You will play with that table over the entirety of the Con.
Each group will be assigned a GM that will judge for that table through all the events.
Judges will have their rooms/badges comped.

Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago O’Hare
8101 West Higgins Road / Chicago, IL 60631
-All Double/Double rooms, Kings also available at this price
-Rate: $109.00 per night, plus tax (17.4%)
-Guests will be responsible for setting up their own reservations (Booking link or central reservations) and paying for their own charges.
Guest Room Amenities:
-Rate includes hot breakfast buffet for up to 5 guests per room
-Complimentary local shuttle and Airport (ORD) shuttle
-Free WIFI in guest rooms and meeting space
-All rooms are suites and include microwave, minifridge and twin sized pullout sofa sleepers

Itinerary
We’re looking at a 1-round event Friday morning, with a 2-round Special Event that evening.
Saturday starts with a 1-round event and then a 2-round Battle Interactive.
There will be other smaller events, (for example, a Marketplace), but these are still in the planning stages.
Pat Loboyko will be on hand to sketch characters and take commissions illustrating your Arcanis Hero!

Badges
Badges for the 2-days, 3-nights is $40. There will not be any further charges for events.

What if I can’t make it on X day?
Not sure about that. We have a contingency plan, but the hope is that you’ll come for the entire weekend for the full experience.

Just a reminder, I'm leaving tomorrow for 3 weeks, so if you have any questions that PCI Staffers can't answer, I'll get to them as soon as I return.

Thank you everyone and I hope to see you there!

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:51 am 
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No hurry for a reply. Hope you get a fabulous vacation!

(A) Those dates would work for me.
(B) That’s asking a lot of the judges to go three slots all day, both days. Personally I don’t usually want to judge more than 2 slots in any given day. Also as I understand it, under this format you are asking judges to learn 6 mods? That’s also a big ask if true. Maybe the mods can be played in any order and tables can migrate between judges?

If there is a narrative reason, maybe that’s important to arrange things this way, maybe it needs to be that way.

I guess I can always skip judging and just play if i decide it’s too much ....

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:51 pm 

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I'm still working to confirm we can make it. I share some of Eric's hesitation about if I volunteer at all as a GM, signing up for all of the events. As a possible thought, allow a table to have more than 1 part time GM, so the same people sit at the same table through the entire event, but if say Eric and I are each a partial, he potentially runs 3 slots worth of events and I run the other 3.

The Con opens on my birthday, so it'd be nice to play at least part of it. If there are strong reasons to leave things the way you've proposed that's fine, I'll just need to do some thinking.

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:56 pm 

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Ok, Nicole, Timothy, Ryan and I will be there. Not sure about Ben at this point.


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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:06 pm 

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I'll be there.

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:19 am 
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marybamford wrote:
I'll be there.

That would be exciting! You were missed at Origins!

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:06 pm 

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I missed going to Origins, playing, seeing everone, too. Ah well, it seemed the practical choice at the time.

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:52 pm 

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Is there going to be a Battle Interactive?

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:59 pm 

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I'm probably in for this as outlined, but I share Eric and Paul's GM concerns. 2 standalones, plus the special event, plus a BI is a lot to prep. (Heck, it's a lot to write, especially since I'm assuming that tables will come in both ARG and 5E versions.)

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 Post subject: Re: ArcanisCon 2020
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:45 pm 

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quondamvindex wrote:
I'm probably in for this as outlined, but I share Eric and Paul's GM concerns. 2 standalones, plus the special event, plus a BI is a lot to prep. (Heck, it's a lot to write, especially since I'm assuming that tables will come in both ARG and 5E versions.)


To be honest, my concern isn't prep time at least personally. More is better, prepped is better than cold, but it can be still be done reasonably. My personal conundrum is while I usually volunteer to run the BI and perhaps an extra slot or two, I haven't generally eaten the entire con. This last Origins was an exception, though I guess to be fair I probably would have done so this Origins. It just wouldn't be my birthday at the con. :)

I guess we'll see how it works out.


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