Seeing all the social media posts and the pre-game excitement... I really want to be there.
There are few other times and places where you can rub elbows with the designers themselves. Many of them do attend Origins, or other small cons that are regional to their homes, but you can count on just about anybody who is anybody to be at Gen Con.
And one has to admit the there is a certain energy of having over 65,000 table top gamers all in one place. There's just nothing else like that feeling of being amongst a community of people who all share a common love of games.
And I'm bummed that I'm missing out on that. This is my tribe. These are my people.
|D&D Red Box display at Gen Con 2010|
|Larry Elmore helped shape the direction of fantasy artwork during the AD&D era.|
|Playing X-wing with a great group of gamers. Ran into the fellow in black at Origins this year, too!|