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IDGN wants to help prime the eXplosions of the future.
 
Help Us Get Diverse Designers to Metatopia!

Please share this post! It can make a difference in our community!

TL;DR - Help us raise money to bring EVEN MORE folks to Metatopia this year: https://www.gofundme.com/igdnmetatopia2016

For the past two years, the Indie Game Developer Network has administered a Metatopia Sponsorship to expand the diversity in the indie tabletop game community. In essence, we bring new designers to Metatopia, securing a badge and a room for them and paying their travel costs to make it affordable to join the largest gathering of tabletop game designers in the country.

We think it's crucial that people who don't usually have access to this kind of environment get actual resources to make the trip, both because they deserve to have a chance to spread their wings and fly and because Metatopia is better off for their presence. In other words, the IGDN believes this is a crucial bridge between the community we have and the community we want.

In 2014, we sponsored +Sarah Richardson, a designer who had never been to Metatopia before but had a number of exciting projects that we thought deserved more attention, including her game Bluebeard's Bride.

In 2015, we sponsored a total of four designers: Alex Helm, +Kimberley Lam, +André La Roche, and +Jay Sylvano . In fact, we raised over $1,000 on GoFundMe to help make last year's program a reality!

The IGDN is already committed to bringing four new designers to Metatopia this year; we're asking for your help to bring FOUR MORE designers, enough to create our first true Metatopia cohort. We'll be providing additional mentorship resources, a group lunch every day of the convention, and a followup meeting to make sure these designers get all the resources they need to succeed.

+Avonelle Wing and +Vincent Salzillo over at Double Exposure (the folks who run Metatopia) have already committed to getting rooms and badges for these folks, so we're looking for funds to pay for travel expenses to make this happen! We're also continuing our partnerships, including with +Games to Gather (with the support of +Jay Sylvano and +Tayler Stokes), Big Bad Con (with the support of +Sean Nittner) and more!

Do you want a more diverse indie design community?
Do you want to see more women and people of color designing games?
Do you want to see new games like Bluebeard's Bride or Dog Eat Dog or Steal Away Jordan that shatter expectations?
Do you want to make a literal difference on this issue that we talk about so often (yet often feel stuck trying to solve)?

This is how we can start to solve it. Let's give the people who deserve to have a shot at Metatopia the resources they need to come to the convention. Let's show these folks that we really do care about their attendance and contributions. Let's make this happen!
Hey there! We're the Indie Game Developer Network , a collection of 60+ small press designers who support indie game developers making, publishing, and promoting fantastic games. The IGDN brings together a wide variety of developers–-including pen and paper, card game, and board game designers--...
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DEXCON 19 Indie Games eXplosion!
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Just a reminder that if you're going to DEXCON and would like to receive free shipping on a copy of With Great Power, we can make that happen!

Modern Myths will have copies, or you can order directly from Incarnadine Press at this link: http://ipressgames.com/index.php/with-great-power/

See you at the show!
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Surprise! +Kathryn Miller​ and I get to go to DEXCON after all!

Unfortunately, we have no games on the schedule. Time to get creative.

For starters, the single With Great Power event is already full. However, I will find space for a second table of up to 5 alternates and run the game for them.

Saturday morning, 9:00am R0307: With Great Power...; "Hub City Blues" sign up as an alternate!

Is there anything else anytime would like to play in "off the books"?
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+Melissa Spangenberg Thanks for the invite. I am far too much the craven coward to play Dread with you. I would have nightmares for weeks, I'm sure. (Actually, pretty sure I wouldn't sleep for weeks, and then have nightmares thereafter).
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The DEXCON 19 LARP schedule, featuring over 40 LARPs, is now available for pre-reservations!
http://www.dexposure.com/d19larp.html
Where America Comes to Play! Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3, 2016. Signature Event & LARP Schedule for DEXCON 19. Updated 5/15/16. DEXCON 19 LARP Grids in PDF Format. You may ONLY reserve seats in DEXCON 19 events if you are pre-registered. Click here to pre-register for DEXCON 19 if you ...
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For real this time

We have had some technical issues, but I think they are ironed out. Here is the in-progress schedule for the Indie Games eXplosion at DEXCON 19, happening June 29-July 3, 2016 in Morristown, NJ.

We have some amazing games this time! Looking forward to it. Please reshare.

We can still take events up until Monday, May 30. The link to the form to submit events is in the first line of the post!
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Figuring out my lodging situation. If I work that out, I'm in, at least for the weekend. 
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An excellent review of the plot implications of super senses and coincidences.
 
We’re all grown-ups here, right? Not gonna freak out when I say, all plot is contrivance.
We’re all grown-ups here, right? Not gonna freak out when I say, all plot is contrivance.
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So, since +Kathryn Miller​ and I have virtually no games on our schedules for DEXCON, we're going to be a little Maelstrom of excitement. Some might even say that we're aiming to be a two-person Games on Demand.

We hope to set up a rally point at the convention, where people without a game that timeslot can gather. Both Kat and I will have some pickup games with us. We'll pick a game, gather some players, and go find an open space.

I anticipate having these games in my bag:

~ With Great Power
~ Serial Homicide Unit
~ My Life with Master
~ The Sundered Land
~ Swords Without Master

Maybe a few others.

Hope to see you at the con. Kat will be there tonight. I will arrive tomorrow night.
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+Jason Cordova​ This might interest you... 
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DEXCON weather forecast

Morristown will likely have temperatures in the upper 80s this weekend, with a chance of thunderstorms on Friday.

If past years are any guide, the weather inside the convention center is likely to be chilly. Some of the gaming rooms have been affectionately dubbed "meat lockers." Please dress in layers to help navigate the two very different climates.
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+Robert Bohl Yeah, my note about the hotel is "inside is cold in July, hot in February, just right, but extremely dry, in November"
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Bringing goodness to so many conventions.
 
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Origins Games on Demand! We had a packed hall and many fun games were had.

Games on Demand is an all-volunteer effort, which means that all expenses for things like printing and promotion are paid for out of generous contributions from organizers and from people who value their Games on Demand experience.

If that describes you, please consider dropping a couple bucks into the general Game on Demand tip jar, so that ALL of our events (Origins, Gen Con, Big Bad Con, PAX, etc) can continue to delivering great games! There's a direct Paypal link attached, or you can find more info on the website: http://www.indiegamesondemand.org

Thanks everyone!
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So soon!
 
Hi everyone!

The DEXCON 19 Master Schedule will be posted on Friday, June 17 at 1:00PM.

Please share wide and far.
Double Exposure, Inc. is Proud to Present the Most Exciting Convention in the WORLD! Where America Comes to Play! Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3, 2016. At the Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey ...
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Will do chief!
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We have had some technical issues, but I think they are ironed out. Here is the in-progress schedule for the Indie Games eXplosion at DEXCON 19, happening June 29-July 3, 2016 in Morristown, NJ.

We have some amazing games this time! Looking forward to it. Please reshare.

We can still take events up until Monday, May 30. The link to the form to submit events is in the first line of the post!
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