Hot hot hot!!!

It's a busy week here. Gen con fever has hit full force and I am getting everything together :) I have a friend who is going for his first time. I am loving seeing all of his questions as he worries about what to bring with him, what not to bring and wondering what he'll see :)

If anyone reading has never been I can only readvise as Tolero did in her 2007 DDOcast segment

Water Backpack Comfy Shoes Your Badge!!!

I personally have my dice on me... and my friend says to remember your camera :)

I love going up there and hanging out with my friends. I am super excited this year, since we have a True Dungeon set up with the DDOcast crew!!! I am fairly sure I will be the first to die, but I figure its all fun. Still not sure what I am going to play, but since no one has spoken up about the cleric role, I might just have to take it!!!

I finally got some time in DDO last week. I was surprised to see not much had changed. With all the hub bub about Mod 9, or DDO EU and so forth, I had expected to see a few friends not in game anymore. We gamers seem to talk a lot of trash, but when it all comes down to it, we love the game and we stick around no matter what!

I asked around to see what people felt about the big delay until September. Most were not surprised and are just doing their thing. A Lot of the folks have not been over on the test server because they want to save this content as a surprise for when they play on live.

Overall I found the community in good spirits, hanging on until Turbine can get the kinks worked out for their relaunch.

We got word there will be DDO store cards given out at the Wizards of the Coast booth.

Dungeons & Dragons® has a lot to offer at Gen Con Indy 2009

Stop by the Wizards of the Coast Booth #1721 and demo the Character Builder on D&D® Insider™. Sign up for an account at the show and receive a D&D® Backpack and D&D Insider debut content. Does someone in your party need an introduction to D&D 4th Edition? Demos of 4E will be going on in the booth during the exhibit hall hours. In addition, Wizards of the Coast will be selling the 4th Edition Player’s Handbook for $5 with the purchase of any other D&D rulebook. Get your friends hooked on 4E!

Other D&D in booth promotions include: advanced sales of Adventurer’s Vault 2 and Dragon 2009 Annual. Sales of these two titles are limited to one per person. Only 100 copies will be sold each day, so make sure you get yours while supplies last.

Upper Deck presents the ultimate location for World of Warcraft, Dinosaur King, and Marvel at booth #1005!

Wizards of the Coast will also be celebrating the launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Eberron Unlimited™ by giving away $5 DDO Store gift cards! DDO Unlimited is the premium free to play MMO where players can battle their way through the spectacular online world of Eberron and experience the exhilarating real-time combat and challenging game play powered by the legendary Dungeons & Dragons® ruleset. The $5 gift cards can be used to buy additional adventures or in-game items in the new in-game store. Authentic D&D® features include customizable characters; handcrafted dungeons filled with devious traps, classic monsters, a dungeon master, and an on-screen 20-sided die. DDO Unlimited introduces an innovative new pricing model that allows players to download and play for free, purchasing adventure packs, items, and account services a la carte from the new DDO Store, or to subscribe to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content. Play DDO Unlimited for free by visiting http://www.ddo.com. $5 DDO store gift cards are free with the purchase of any D&D product at the Wizards of the Coast booth.

The D&D Insider Compendium will be free from Thursday August 13, 2009 until Sunday August 16, 2009! That’s right, Wizards of the Coast is making the popular rules Compendium available for free to everyone world wide during Gen Con.

D&D will have plenty of authors and artists on site as well: William O’Connor, Dan Scott, Keith Baker, Wayne Reynolds, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Ed Greenwood, and James Wyatt.

Keith Baker & Wayne Reynolds will be doing a special Eberron™ signing on Saturday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Sagamore Ballroom. The first 50 people in line will receive a free copy of the new 4E Eberron Player’s Guide. Come get it signed by the cover artist and the creator of this fantastic world!

2009 marks the 25th Anniversary of Dragonlance™. Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman will be signing the latest release Dragons of the Hourglass Mage: The Lost Chronicles Vol. III on Thursday in Author’s Alley. Also, be sure to stop by the 25th Anniversary Party at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday night from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and help celebrate this classic D&D setting.

For a complete schedule for these and other signings, stop by the Wizards of the Coast booth or the Sagamore Ballroom.

I don't think I need anything from the Wotc booth, but I was excited to see their support for DDO.

Anyways, I need to print off my Gencon stuff and do a few things around here. It's projected to be nearing the 100 degree mark here today, and I am so glad I can stay inside and accomplish everything I need to.

GAME ON!