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[4517]     How to Sell and Market Your Games on DriveThruRPG and it's Sister Web-Stores

Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 40
Discussion on selling and marketing games online.

[3566]     Sustainable Event Planning

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 40
What can we learn from the events we routinely attend in PDX and abroad? What are the earmarks of a well-planned event? What resources are required for success? Is there space, time, and sufficient interest in the Portland area for another piece of programming? If so, what niches should we look to incorporate to ensure ample attendance out of the gates?

[3578]     Randomness and Probability in Game Design

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 40
James will walk us through a multimedia presentation of his methods for incorporating randomness and probablity in games.

[4518]     How to Design a Pure Abstract - TAK

Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 40
James will walk us through techniques and considerations associated with the design of abstract games using TAK as a case study.

[3567]     Golden Guidelines of Game Design

Friday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 40
As Mike Selinker states in the Kolbold Guide to Board Game Design, "Many members of our circle of designers have internalized Dave's guidelines as gospel, and can hear his voice in our head when we go astray."

[3579]     Geek Podcasting

Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 40
Join Level Up Design, Tattered Board, and Spaghetti and Meeples for tabletop discussion and interviews with game designers.

[3568]     Storytelling Warm Ups

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 40
Getting ready to dive into an RPG or LARP for a couple hours? Why not stretch your story muscles before the game? Loosen up with techniques from improve, performance poetry, and elsewhere. Hosted by presentation coaches and storytelling professionals.

[3573]     A Gamers Guide to the Resistance

Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 40
This panel is exactly what you think it's about.

[3572]     Making: How to make a living making games

Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 40
In this panel, we’ll talk with board game company founders who did exactly that. They’ll discuss how it is that they’ve managed to make a living (or not) transforming ideas into paper, dice, and counters. We’ll also get our guests to reveal their tips and tricks for how you can bridge the gap between your dreams of turning your hobby into a job.

[3569]     Ask the Sage: Chat with Jeremy Crawford about D&D

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 40
Jeremy Crawford is the lead rules developer of D&D and its managing editor, and he led the design of the Player’s Handbook. Online he answers D&D questions as the Sage. Join him for a Q&A about the game — its rules, products, and stories.

[3571]     Crowd Funding - Journey Stories

Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Max Players: 40
Come hear the stories behind some of the best-known Portland Kickstarter successes in gaming. Each panelist (or pair of panelists) will be given up to 15 minutes to illuminate the key points that stand out and help describe specific elements of their crowd-funding journey.

[3583]     Cultural, Ethnic, and Gender Factors in Geek Culture

Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 40
It's easy to imagine the gaming experience of a straight white male, but what about folks who may not fit this description? How do issues of diversity speak to game culture as a whole? Is there a sea change taking place and, if so, what does that mean for your local gaming group, game store, or game convention?

[3580]     Game Design Discussion Groups

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Max Players: 60
The Business of Games, Graphic Design for Games, Game Design Having witnessed an amazing turn-out at GameStorm 18, we’ve brought back our game design discussion groups for another year! As opposed to the standard someone talks-audience listens format of the usual panels, this one is all about people talking to people. Over a dozen professionals will facilitate small group conversation.

[3575]     Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Max Players: 40
Christian Gathering. We will be catching up with each other over goodies, praying, sharing our faith and gaming experiences, and a brief discussion of the word together. Hosted by Rodney Barnes

[4525]     Building an Inclusive Fantasy World

Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Max Players: 40
Creating an entire world—that’s one of the most thrilling parts of being a game master for D&D or another fantasy RPG. As you build characters, cultures, and pantheons, how do you include some of the wonderful variety of human experience?

[3570]     Ask the Sage: Chat with Jeremy Crawford about D&D

Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 40
Jeremy Crawford is the lead rules developer of D&D and its managing editor, and he led the design of the Player’s Handbook. Online he answers D&D questions as the Sage. Join him for a Q&A about the game — its rules, products, and stories.

[3576]     A Radio Geekly: The KBOO Radio Hour

Sunday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 40
Join the hosts of KBOO's A Radio Geekly for a recorded reflection of GameStorm. What did the convention have to offer this year? How did it all play out? What new things did we try and who are the new faces we're excited to see again soon?
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