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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #105 on: April 08, 2017, 06:55:44 AM »
GH event schedule, in a sortable table

http://grogheads.com/?p=14199

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
Origins War College schedule on front page
http://grogheads.com/?p=14199
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2017, 01:07:46 PM »
I need to finalize what I want to register for.  Lots of Call of Cthulhu probably.

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #108 on: April 30, 2017, 05:18:56 PM »
Last time I went to Origins was 20+ years ago. I decided to attend again this year and have purchased a badge and origins university ribbon (what used to be the War College Ribbon?).

On Friday I would to attend the following:
Winning the Innovation Race 12-1pm
Increasing the military effectiveness of defense wargaming 1-2pm

On Saturday I want to attend and play in the following:
Operation Market Garden - an achievable opportunity lost 3-4pm
Operation Market Garden - an achievable opportunity lost - game 4-8pm

I also plan on stopping by and participating in other activities over the weekend.

Questions:
1 - Does the university ribbon do anything for me?
2 - Do I need to register or bring generic tickets for the four events I listed above?

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #109 on: April 30, 2017, 05:28:48 PM »
Last time I went to Origins was 20+ years ago. I decided to attend again this year and have purchased a badge and origins university ribbon (what used to be the War College Ribbon?).

It's not that the War College ribbon was directly discontinued, but rather the seminars were folded into the wider seminar programs already run by Origins. We can debate all day whether or not that was the right move (many affiliated with the War College do not think so) but that was the decision GAMA made - all seminars are to be treated equally, and there would be no 'special' identifier for the War College any more.

On Friday I would to attend the following:
Winning the Innovation Race 12-1pm
Increasing the military effectiveness of defense wargaming 1-2pm

On Saturday I want to attend and play in the following:
Operation Market Garden - an achievable opportunity lost 3-4pm
Operation Market Garden - an achievable opportunity lost - game 4-8pm
Those sound pretty cool :)

I also plan on stopping by and participating in other activities over the weekend.
To make it easier for you, our schedule is here
http://grogheads.com/?p=14199

If you've never done one, make sure you participate in at least 1 of the Command Post Wargames


Questions:
1 - Does the university ribbon do anything for me?
Yes, it gets you into any event identified as part of Origins University, for free, without registering for is separately or using generic tokens to attend.

2 - Do I need to register or bring generic tickets for the four events I listed above?
Nope, not if you have the ribbon.  But I would double-check for the Market Garden game on Saturday and see what the seat limit is.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2017, 06:29:39 PM »
Thank you for the answers to my questions.

The Market Garden game on Saturday list a seat limit of 50.

On the schedule is a number of variations of the NSDMG. Are these also covered by the university ribbon or do I need to get tickets individual for those games?
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2017, 07:31:11 PM »
On the schedule is a number of variations of the NSDMG. Are these also covered by the university ribbon or do I need to get tickets individual for those games?

I don't know.
They weren't covered under the War College Ribbon, so I doubt it would be now.

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #112 on: May 01, 2017, 09:34:44 PM »
Thank you once again.

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #113 on: May 01, 2017, 09:42:18 PM »
General question after looking at the Origins 2016 thread.

How does one go about getting a Groghead Shirt in triple gamer size (3XL).?

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #114 on: May 02, 2017, 04:04:02 AM »
How does one go about getting a Groghead Shirt in triple gamer size (3XL).?

The black-and-gold shirts are the staff shirts for the booth crew, but there's plenty of GH merchandise you can pick up here:
http://www.cafepress.com/grogheads
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #115 on: May 02, 2017, 06:38:52 PM »
Cool. Cool. Thank you for all of the help.

Really looking forward to attending Origins again!

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #116 on: May 02, 2017, 07:44:04 PM »
Event Registration opens tomorrow.  Be interesting to see how it goes. :-\

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #117 on: May 02, 2017, 08:07:40 PM »
Event Registration opens tomorrow.  Be interesting to see how it goes. :-\

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #118 on: May 03, 2017, 05:39:33 AM »
Here's what I signed up for (Early Bird badge registration!):

Friday June 16, 2017
GrogHeads Presents: Fields of Despair 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Star Trek Adventures RPG 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday June 17, 2017
1754 Conquest - The French and Indian War 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GrogHeads Presents: Lock'n'Load Tactical 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #119 on: May 03, 2017, 06:25:41 AM »
Mike, you gotta get into one of the CPXs!
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