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[5120]     The Olympic...e-Games?

Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 0
Sports are a pretty specific subset of games. We'll examine what separates freestyle snowboarding, Ultimate Frisbee, and soccer from Settlers of Catan and Monopoly, desire if Tag or Hide And Go Seek are sports in disguise, and contemplate whether or not "e-sports" are sports at all, and if so, what kind.

[4927]     The Gun Panel

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 0
Exploring the use of firearms in RPGs and other games, and comparing them to real life. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and our expert panel will answer any of your questions about firearms and their take on usage in gaming. We will not be debating politics.

[4928]     So You Want to Start a Game Con?

Friday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 0
A discussion of what it takes to start up a game Con or keep one going, and the ups and downs associated with it.

[4929]     Building a Better Monster

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Max Players: 0
What makes a good monster for a game? Professional monster designers will discuss all of the ends and outs of quality monster design.

[4930]     "Quit Talking to my Experience Points!"

Friday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 0
GMing for mixed player styles; We will discuss how to be a better game master when dealing with the variety of player styles one encounters in pulling a group together.

[4931]     Game Design Discussion Groups (x3)

Friday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Max Players: 0
Bring any question you've ever had about making your game a reality. The room will be split into 3 discussion groups: Production & Logistics, Visual Design & Layout, and Game Mechanics & Architecture. Participants will have an opportunity to rotate between groups every 25 minutes. With over a dozen industry guests and decades of experience spread among the groups, no question is too deep.

[4936]     The Alignment Debate?

Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 0
Not a formal “debate”, but a discussion of the various points of view on the use or non-use of Alignments in RPGs.

[4937]     So You Want to Make Games for a Living?

Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Max Players: 0
A panel discussing the ups and downs of being an independent and/or self-publisher. Including the economics of how to make a living doing it.

[4938]     Inclusive Game Design

Friday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 0
A Panel exploring how to make games more inclusive in design and marketing.

[4939]     Designing Women

Friday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Max Players: 0
This panel will explore the ups and downs of women who work in the game industry.

[4940]     Online Streaming

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 0
With the rise in popularity of streaming, not just of video games, but board games and creative arts, there are more and more people interested in learning more about streaming. What is it? Why do it? Why do people watch?

[4941]     Kickstarter

Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 0
A workshop exploring how to set up a successful Kickstarter for your game.

[4942]     Inclusive Game Execution

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Max Players: 0
A Panel exploring how to run and make games more inclusive in their execution.

[4943]     Drive Thru RPG Publishing Workshop

Saturday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 0
A workshop designed to answer questions and show people how to get a work published on Drive Thru RPG and its sister sites.

[5238]     Exploring Design Workshop

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Max Players: 0
Work with a group to create new mechanics and theme for a new game. Starting with a simple and familiar ruleset, participants will work together to brainstorm and test new rules. This is a participatory workshop that teaches basic concepts of game design, gives hands on experience and most importantly is fun!

[4945]     Working them angels

Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Max Players: 0
A panel discussing how to work effectively with artists, writers, graphic designers, other contractors, and clients.

[4947]     Christian Gamers' Gathering

Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Max Players: 0
Our annual gathering of gamers who identify as Christians to discuss our faith intersecting with gaming.

[4948]     Faith in RPGs

Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 0
We will continue our exploration of the use of religion in RPGs, the pitfalls, and triumphs.

[4949]     Satanic Gamers' Gathering

Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Max Players: 0
During this panel we'll discuss how rational inquiry can play a part in decision making in context of gaming. We'll also discuss how theological influences played a part in the creation of specific gaming systems and where gamers may adjust systems to appeal to a more Satanic and/or agnostic audience. Everyone is welcome!

[5119]     So Who's Read The Rules? Teaching Games to Other Players

Sunday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 0
Only about one in ten people learn a new game by reading the rulebook. The other nine learn it from somebody else. Come learn and discuss ways to improve your skills at teaching other people how to play new games. Hint: read the rulebook aloud to other players is not one of those ways.

[4950]     Critical Hits & Misses

Sunday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 0
Discussion of the positive and negative highlights of the convention, and what can improve and worked well.