The topic for the RPGchat on 8-2-12 was Tips for improving your GenCon experience.
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Tweets of Note:
Designer Ryan Macklin has some tips on his blog about drinking and the con:
@d20Blonde We’re sharing advice on doing #GenCon, right? Here’s my bit about alcohol at cons:http://ryanmacklin.com/2011/07/bringing-alcohol-to-conventions/#RPGChat
some tips on packing:
many people chimed in with taking hand sanitiser, helpful to avoid concrud:
Do not forget any medications!:
If you take Lexapro or anxiety meds, DO NOT FORGET THEM.
In the vein of the Wheaton DBAD rule:
Some money saving advice:
My #GenCon tip: Keep your spending money separate from your food money.
Always keep a $50 seperate from the rest of your money – if your wallet gets stolen, at least you’re not completely destitute
finding games and gamers off the official grid:
…and put a business card with your name in the back of the badge holder. Your badge will flip around all the time.
and the most important tip:
Above all: relax. Don’t get too stressed out about having fun that you don’t have fun!
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