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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2017, 06:30:18 AM »
What is a CPX and which one should I get into?  ;D
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #121 on: May 03, 2017, 06:57:31 AM »
You shouldn't have signed up for Fields of Despair. I hear the guy running it doesn't know what he's doing.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #122 on: May 03, 2017, 07:02:27 AM »
What is a CPX and which one should I get into?  ;D

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There's one on THU, 2 on FRI, and one more on SAT.

I'd recommend the Friday evening one, b/c w/ nothing going on after it, it can run a little longer and it's a fun experience you can only get at a convention like this
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #123 on: May 03, 2017, 07:20:32 AM »
You shouldn't have signed up for Fields of Despair. I hear the guy running it doesn't know what he's doing.

I don't either so I'll never know.  :P
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."
-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
-The Doctor

“Before Man goes to the stars he should learn how to live on Earth.”
-Clifford D. Simak

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #124 on: May 03, 2017, 07:22:24 AM »
What is a CPX and which one should I get into?  ;D

Command Post Wargaming

There's one on THU, 2 on FRI, and one more on SAT.

I'd recommend the Friday evening one, b/c w/ nothing going on after it, it can run a little longer and it's a fun experience you can only get at a convention like this

Is it possible to attend without registering? Not sure what 'outside forces' may influence Friday evening.
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."
-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
-The Doctor

“Before Man goes to the stars he should learn how to live on Earth.”
-Clifford D. Simak

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #125 on: May 03, 2017, 07:24:40 AM »
You shouldn't have signed up for Fields of Despair. I hear the guy running it doesn't know what he's doing.

I don't either so I'll never know.  :P

Perfect!
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"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2017, 07:25:41 AM »
What is a CPX and which one should I get into?  ;D

Command Post Wargaming

There's one on THU, 2 on FRI, and one more on SAT.

I'd recommend the Friday evening one, b/c w/ nothing going on after it, it can run a little longer and it's a fun experience you can only get at a convention like this

Is it possible to attend without registering? Not sure what 'outside forces' may influence Friday evening.

Do it! We'll all go drinking after the game...err... exercise. Great fun.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #127 on: May 03, 2017, 07:43:10 AM »
What is a CPX and which one should I get into?  ;D

Command Post Wargaming

There's one on THU, 2 on FRI, and one more on SAT.

I'd recommend the Friday evening one, b/c w/ nothing going on after it, it can run a little longer and it's a fun experience you can only get at a convention like this

Is it possible to attend without registering? Not sure what 'outside forces' may influence Friday evening.

you can always walk up with generic tokens
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #128 on: May 03, 2017, 08:07:52 AM »
^I registered for the Friday 6pm one. If the 'outside forces' want to go as well I'll give her some of my generic tokens.  :P
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."
-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
-The Doctor

“Before Man goes to the stars he should learn how to live on Earth.”
-Clifford D. Simak

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #129 on: May 03, 2017, 11:30:45 AM »
Event Registration opens tomorrow.  Be interesting to see how it goes. :-\

it's basically a 12-hour DDOS Attack

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #130 on: May 03, 2017, 11:31:26 AM »
You've got 10000 nerds all trying to hit the same online site at the same time.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #131 on: May 03, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
You've got 10000 nerds all trying to hit the same online site at the same time.

Is that how it's going to be trying to actually enter the building when I get there?  :o
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."
-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
-The Doctor

“Before Man goes to the stars he should learn how to live on Earth.”
-Clifford D. Simak

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2017, 11:40:01 AM »
You've got 10000 nerds all trying to hit the same online site at the same time.

Is that how it's going to be trying to actually enter the building when I get there?  :o

Much, much worse
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"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2017, 01:18:03 PM »
You've got 10000 nerds all trying to hit the same online site at the same time.

Is that how it's going to be trying to actually enter the building when I get there?  :o

Only if you feel the need to get in the exhibit hall at 10:01am on Thursday.
If you're smart, you're already an hour into a game with us over at the Central Command at that time.
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Re: Origins 2017 (June 14-18), Columbus OH
« Reply #134 on: May 03, 2017, 01:48:24 PM »
Looks like every session of Wing Leader is full.

And the "choose sessions" seems to have crashed.

Somebody flash a Star Wars babe at the nerds keeping me from registering.
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