Finally a week of calm after 3 big demo events within a 10 day period. As many of you know, expecially those who follow us in our social media groups (@omicronprotocol on FB, Twitter, and Instagram), Brendan and I have been busy running between cons and demo events over the past 2 weekends. It has been tiring spending that much time in the airport (especially when a flight gets delayed for 3.5 hours!) and doing non-stop demos, but like always, it has been very rewarding.
Heading off to Taiwan to do some demos (yes, you’re not reading this wrong) soon, so I’m keeping this one short.
Brendan and I had a great time at ConQuest Avalon (thanks to Mike O’Brien for inviting us and giving us a table for the whole weekend) this past weekend, and we just wanted to share some photos and some thoughts.
Brendan and I just got back from a weekend of demoing, playtesting, learning, and meeting other game designers at the Pacificon Protospiel, so I'll keep this one short. What a weekend! Besides teaching the game roughly 6-8 hours a day for 3 days in a row and getting invaluable feedback, we also met a lot of great game designers and event organizers who we'll definitely be keeping in touch with in the future.
A week has passed since Brendan and I got back from GenCon. What an experience! It was my 3rd time there, but I still feel like a child in a candy shop. It was Brendan's first time so he definitely had a lot of shock and awe moments. The best part about it is that we had time to check out the Exhibit Hall, play a few very good games (Great Western Trail, Phoenix Syndicate, Frostgrave, Walking Dead Minis Game, and of course, the amazing True Dungeon), AND also demo our game to over a dozen new players through Double Exposure's First Experience Playtest Hall.
It's crazy how fast a month goes by! KublaCon just ended and now it's time for RageCon in Reno, NV. Brendan and I have been looking forward to this Con for a while now, simply because the organizers seem very on-top of everything, the signup system is super easy to use, and the Game Lab organizers were very welcoming from day 1. It's a smaller Con, but those are often the best because it's just that much more intimate and you really get to meet some great gamers.
Wow, where do I start?
First of all, I want to give a big thanks to everyone who came by and played the Omicron Protocols of "Hands-On Research" and "The Airdrop". The demos went off without a hitch, and we got 18 people through the various games over 2 nights. My voice is still recovering, but it was well worth it!
First blog post for Omicron Protocol, yay!
It's 5 days before KublaCon 2018 begins in Burlingame, CA, the "local con" for us and a convention I've been going to for 15 years now. I've been running game events for 5 years now, but never thought I would do it for my own game. Very trippy, exciting, and scary at the same time.