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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #25

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Fred K wrote: One idea for a TD Tavern would be to convince one of the local restaurants to do themed evenings (or even just 1.) The restaurant that replaced the Ram comes to mind. Steve Jackson Games used to do that with one of the restaurants, converting it to “Munchkin Tavern” for the evenings complete with altered menus, etc..

I’m sure SJG paid a sponsorship fee to do that and with funds tight due to the lack of Cons that TD might not be able to afford it. Perhaps it could be something funded via a kickstarter?

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If it were a win win I would say go for it. I don’t know how much True Dungeon needs to advertise at GenCon though. This might be an idea for Pax or that con in Atlanta were runs don’t always sell out so long as the two are close.

As a group that likely rents out a sizable section of a hotel at any con, I’d approach that hotel and see if they’d “tavernize” their brunch place to get those at the hotel into the mindset before trying to advertise where money is not already being spent. Ideally to provide some advertisement to others staying at the hotel. I know a free 10 pack to everyone that stays at the “True dungeon tavern” might be a bit excessive and without knowing where to expect it the community outside the volunteers might miss out. I think the JW had a magic card pack one year for every room, or was it some other themed item?


SJG really didn't need the advertising either - they are a reasonably large gaming company. They did it more as a special extra for the dedicated Munchkin fans. One year, they converted a hotel at Origins to a Munchkin theme. Even the door cards were Munchkin cards.

My guess is throwing $10K at a restaurant would ensure they retheme to the True Dungeon Tavern (not to be confused with Kirk's similarly named site :) . Typically, that would mean menus reskinned to be TD themed and likely selling Merch at the restaurant (shirts, mugs, etc) where the restaurant gets a cut of the merch sales.

This could actually be a revenue generator for True Dungeon the more I think about it. If they had a portion of the menu with some TD swag involved, it could sell really well - charging a few extra bucks for the more specific menu items...

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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #26

Just to clarify, when I'm thinking tavern, I'm thinking more of the version where there is some space for players to sit and chat between runs, and potentially interact with an NPC. Less the need for food/drinks.
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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #27

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I agree Fiddy. For those that never got to experience it, you missed a good time.
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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #28

Fiddy wrote: Just to clarify, when I'm thinking tavern, I'm thinking more of the version where there is some space for players to sit and chat between runs, and potentially interact with an NPC. Less the need for food/drinks.


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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #29

I wonder if we can get the bar cart back now that we'll be back in the ICC? It was nice to take a break between runs in the evening and grab a drink :)
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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #30

balthasar wrote: I wonder if we can get the bar cart back now that we'll be back in the ICC? It was nice to take a break between runs in the evening and grab a drink :)


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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #31

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balthasar wrote: I wonder if we can get the bar cart back now that we'll be back in the ICC? It was nice to take a break between runs in the evening and grab a drink :)


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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #32

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Being in the ICC, considering the plans to close down overnight (12-6?), will that mean the number of runs available will be reduced, since we can’t go as late?
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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #33

Just saw their latest email. Bummer, but I will try and make GHC.
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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #34

Rob F wrote: Just saw their latest email. Bummer, but I will try and make GHC.


Yeah. To not make any appearance at GenCon at all is pretty puzzling. Even if it's not full runs or any runs.

Just have some presence there to hustle up some new players for VTD or other in person events.

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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #35

Rob F wrote: Just saw their latest email. Bummer, but I will try and make GHC.


For those that haven't seen the email--True Dungeon will NOT be at GenCon. I don't know the background, but I wish I would have known before the rollover deadline--badges can't be rolled to next year anymore (deadline was 5/16).
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True Dungeon Location at Gen Con 4 months 3 weeks ago #36

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Rob F wrote: Just saw their latest email. Bummer, but I will try and make GHC.


For those that haven't seen the email--True Dungeon will NOT be at GenCon. I don't know the background, but I wish I would have known before the rollover deadline--badges can't be rolled to next year anymore (deadline was 5/16).


I'd bet if you email them, GC might be willing to make an exception with this news.
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