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Luke
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: I remember when... Reply with quote

Given how many Kapcons we have all been too, it might be fun to reminisce about some of the funny things that kapcon did in the past.

I remember when...

...getting into games was handled by being the first person to sit down at the table designated for the game.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...we all played in one big room, rather than having a room each. A rousing chorus of "The Computer is my Friend" was really disruptive then.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the last session game where many (all?) GMs did a freeform sort of game with players and characters occasionally swapping from one table to another? It was ludicrous but very funny.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...registration was $80, and included a catered morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeSands wrote:
What about the last session game where many (all?) GMs did a freeform sort of game with players and characters occasionally swapping from one table to another? It was ludicrous but very funny.


Pretty sure we ended up with some Masonic plumbers, a smurf, and some sort of anime character on our 1950s sci fi spacecraft in that game, which you were running Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James P wrote:
MikeSands wrote:
What about the last session game where many (all?) GMs did a freeform sort of game with players and characters occasionally swapping from one table to another? It was ludicrous but very funny.


Pretty sure we ended up with some Masonic plumbers, a smurf, and some sort of anime character on our 1950s sci fi spacecraft in that game, which you were running Very Happy


That's the one. I may have been behind the retro space opera?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...registration was $80, and included a catered morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days.


Jesus H Motherfucking Christ buggering a donkey! That's what an SF con costs! The Museum Hotel years, I take it?

(The earliest ad I have is 1996, when it was $50 for late signup)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...registration was $80, and included a catered morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days.


How did an 11 year old pay $80 in the 90s to attend Kapcon?!?!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...after round 3 on Saturday, Dale ran a Call of Cthulhu game for 10+ people.

...and then we stole him back to our flat and had him run Escape from Innsmouth. It started after midnight and went to around 3am.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke wrote:
James P wrote:
...registration was $80, and included a catered morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days.


How did an 11 year old pay $80 in the 90s to attend Kapcon?!?!


Parents that were only too happy to get me out of the house for a weekend!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... when Kapcon was only 27 players and organised (venue and all) only two weeks before the 'con....

... badgering everyone I knew to come to Kapcon... over and over and over again... then again...

... obscure scoring systems run through technical excel spreadsheets that were programmed by George (to this day I don't know how it worked).

... Handing Kapcon over Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IdiotSavant wrote:
James P wrote:
...registration was $80, and included a catered morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on both days.


Jesus H Motherfucking Christ buggering a donkey! That's what an SF con costs! The Museum Hotel years, I take it?

(The earliest ad I have is 1996, when it was $50 for late signup)


Wow... I hope no one complains about the cost these days. That's... well a lot more expensive.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
... obscure scoring systems run through technical excel spreadsheets that were programmed by George (to this day I don't know how it worked).


Was that the one used to rank all Kapcon attendees numerical? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan wrote:

... obscure scoring systems run through technical excel spreadsheets that were programmed by George (to this day I don't know how it worked).


AKA - the good old days. Smile

The RPGA scoring system took about as long to fill out as it did to run the games... Fun times.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sophmelc wrote:

Wow... I hope no one complains about the cost these days. That's... well a lot more expensive.


Ah, but the prizes were also a lot more numerous. There was a prize for the best player in each game, so roughly 1 in 6 people left the con with a prize. Which was probably still fewer prizes overall than we have nowadays. (I made a profit on my first 4 KapCons, even with those prices. Smile )
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