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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #25

Elizabeth,

The Looking for Group threads are probably your best option. However, they are pretty hit or miss. A couple years ago I tried to find the rest of my parties (I had 4 to 8 slots) and no one ever saw my forum posts. In fact, I would guess the majority of TD players never actually venture onto the forums. So it's worth a try...but I would be prepared to not find the other 4 people.

Now at this earlier stage you do have another option and that is try to find 4 other people on the forums that will fill out your party before the tickets are purchased. That way you would know who your party is. I'm sure you could find some forum folk that would join you and probably even being willing to let your new group take first choice on classes. Lots of helpful folks here. So you might consider doing that.

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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #26

I know with the events that our group runs each year, we have the option of Gen Con sending out an email to the ticket holder after purchase. We typically include some information about the event and an invitation to visit our website and our facebook page.

I wonder if Jeff could include an email that encourages the ticket purchasers to log in to the True Dungeon Forums and try to link up with other people in their run based on Event #. That might get newer players involved in this community AND help people communicate with their group ahead of time.

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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #27

I do the same for the events I run for another game system. But I have not had much luck with people actually making use of the information.

Worth a try though.
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Re: Newbie questions 7 years 10 months ago #28

Honestly I don't want random people getting my info, and certainly not calling me.

I agree it's probably best just to have a simple message in the event description (and/or a separate email) leading them to these forums and strongly suggesting they organize their party in advance.



On a related note, I've seen new players become very upset when they are unable to play a desired class. "What do you mean I can only choose between a monk and a bard? I wanna cut something up! I paid how much for this, and I can't even play a character I want?" Etc.

Part of this can't be helped (unless we want parties of nothing but druids!), but the issue might be mitigated a bit if the email also included something like the following:

"The character options are pre-defined, so you may not always get your first choice. Experienced players (3rd level or higher) will get to pick characters first. Remaining options will then be available on a first-come basis, so arrive early!"

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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #29

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You can also try posting on the official gen con forums but its still a craps shoot if your post will get seen by the right people. Not everyone uses the forms.
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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #30

Option A - With a large-ish group of six or more, I'd say buy the other four tickets (if you have the means) and sell them here to people who want that slot. You'll have no trouble, and if you did you can sell them to wait-listed people at the Con.

Option B - If your group were only one or two, I'd say don't buy any on the GenCon site and get them here instead from people who chose option A. Again, you'll find them if you're quick enough and it'll save you the fresh hell that is buying tickets on Day One. And, if you were wondering, there are no scalpers here. Everyone sells tickets for cost.
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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #31

Brad Mortensen wrote: Option A - With a large-ish group of six or more, I'd say buy the other four tickets (if you have the means) and sell them here to people who want that slot. You'll have no trouble, and if you did you can sell them to wait-listed people at the Con.

Option B - If your group were only one or two, I'd say don't buy any on the GenCon site and get them here instead from people who chose option A. Again, you'll find them if you're quick enough and it'll save you the fresh hell that is buying tickets on Day One. And, if you were wondering, there are no scalpers here. Everyone sells tickets for cost.


Option A -selling to wait listed people - did not work well for me last year. And Jeff indicated to me that the people helping with Ticket resales in the storyscape area should not have been doing so.

Option B - with the Team Synergy folk - was excellent and I hope to do so again.
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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #32

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Option C: Buy the last four tickets, but play with only six and use the last four as treasure mules.
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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #33

MU Skulls Rob wrote: I know with the events that our group runs each year, we have the option of Gen Con sending out an email to the ticket holder after purchase. We typically include some information about the event and an invitation to visit our website and our facebook page.

I wonder if Jeff could include an email that encourages the ticket purchasers to log in to the True Dungeon Forums and try to link up with other people in their run based on Event #. That might get newer players involved in this community AND help people communicate with their group ahead of time.

MU Skulls Rob.


Thanks to everyone for the help! Great idea above. And I completely concur with the other poster who said not everyone wants their info out there, that's completely reasonable. I'm just thinking from a systems engineering standpoint it would be nice if TD captured contact info from ticket buyers, and they gave those individuals the option of keeping that info private to TD only, or allowing it to be shared with only other purchasers of that slot. Of course the people buying the remaining tickets might not then reach out, but many will, and it might help with planning. Just a wishful thought. :) But we'll try the boards and see what we can find.

Thanks all!

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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #34

I guess there's an option D - try to find 4 others here before tix go on sale and try to coordinate it all ahead of time - but with volunteer and other schedules that one is going to be a challenge.
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Re: Another Newbie question 7 years 10 months ago #35

Brad Mortensen wrote: I guess there's an option D - try to find 4 others here before tix go on sale and try to coordinate it all ahead of time - but with volunteer and other schedules that one is going to be a challenge.

If you have a problem... If no one else can help... And if you can find them... Maybe you can hire The Red Runners.

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Re: Newbie questions 7 years 10 months ago #36

This will be my third year attending a TD event at GenCon. However, this is my first year organizing it for my party. I will be trying to lock up a full run for myself and 9 friends. So the question is...

When do tickets go on sale?

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