Post by squirmydad on Sept 19, 2016 10:22:04 GMT -9
I've been making lots of big boxes, the twenty miniature company sized, and decided to take a little break. One of the other convention experiments this year will be these ten mini tuck-boxes that I'm listing as "Encounter!" sets. The boxes are certainly easier and faster to make.
Post by jeffgeorge on Sept 30, 2016 13:20:03 GMT -9
I like that you have CDs with the printable files available for sale, too--that didn't come up until now in this thread, but it's a really good idea.
Even if you don't include gluesticks in the sets, you should definitely have gluesticks available for sale, so people can buy your sets, glue them, and put them in play at the convention. You can get them in bulk at Costco and sell them for a couple of bucks to turn a profit on them as well. Of course, if this isn't a convention where people play miniature or rpg games, that's less important. But you should figure out which game conventions are within a reasonable distance of your home and try to attend those. If you're breaking even at a non-gaming convention, I'd think you'd make a good profit at any con where people are actively playing Kings of War or similar games. ("I've got a game in an hour, and if I only had a company of minotaur spearmen and some elf cavalry, I'd kick ass...wait, what's this? Omigod, gimme gimme!")
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Post by squirmydad on Sept 30, 2016 17:39:00 GMT -9
Thanks, CD's were an experiment from a previous year, they sell okay. I live in Anchorage Alaska and after I quit running gaming/rpg conventions when I was in college the local scene dried up for a long time. There is a group called "Alaska Battle Brothers" that puts on a TTG convention; I scouted them last year and it is all X-Wing and 40K tournaments. I've set up shop at the Anime convention because it is the best attended by the biggest cross-section of the community.
There is "The Alaska Steamposium" coming in April and I'm hoping to have my VSF print-n-play games completed by then so I can offer physical products that fit the theme of the convention. It's also not an RPG/TTG event but it does look fun.
shep: Also, all the best for the rest of you lot. Stay save, get well, whatever you need!
Apr 7, 2020 21:39:28 GMT -9
shep: Great sentiment, @coyotepunc! All the best for your son, and get well yourself, too...
Apr 7, 2020 21:38:40 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: Thanks, guys. He's still pretty sick, but no trouble breathing. So we are staying away from the hospitals, so the people who truly need them can use them.
Apr 7, 2020 20:07:59 GMT -9
squirmydad: My supervisor's state of mind; she's been climbing the walls begging to put us back in the game. All of Maintenance and Administration are still out, but my supervisor wants to invent projects to bring us back in.
Apr 7, 2020 13:23:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: So, essentially, what was so essential today?
Apr 7, 2020 13:16:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: I've been declared "Essential" for today only. Off to work, paper-crafting tonight then.
Apr 7, 2020 6:34:17 GMT -9
Vermin King: Two months?!? I need to stop whining. Where's my Wambulance?
Apr 7, 2020 6:05:47 GMT -9
wyvern: Anecdotally, a number of people seem to have been ill with a protracted 'flu-like illness since last winter (NOT Covid-19). I had 'flu for two months from mid December myself. Unhelpfully, my symptoms included cough + fever, identical to Covid-19.
Apr 7, 2020 4:26:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of luck with that, Coyotepunc. Being sick since 03/17, I can somewhat relate to your condition, but I don't have the worry of my kid having problems on top of my own. All the best, sir
Apr 7, 2020 3:58:13 GMT -9
alloydog: @coyotepunc - even at 30+, they still yer babies! Not that they appreciate being called that!
Apr 7, 2020 1:14:36 GMT -9
alloydog: Of course, it doesn't help if the mucus is in the trachea.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:33 GMT -9
alloydog: old squirmydad mentioned fennel tea. If that sort of thing is not for you, or is hard to get, I saw a WHO video where they said to drink plenty of warm/hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, even milk, because it helps shift mucus from the throat to the stomach.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:07 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: So it's going to be a long night of taking his temp every hour... he's 19 but still my baby
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:28 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: I've been dealing with a variety of covid-19 symtpoms since January, except for the fever (12% of cases have no fever.) My kid woke up with almost all the symptoms including high fever today.
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:01 GMT -9
squirmydad: Bag is handy, if you find it loose use the seeds, but then you need something like an infuser or it's a mess.
Apr 6, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -9
shep: most likely bag...
Apr 6, 2020 6:32:37 GMT -9
ignatious: just out of curiosity squimrydad, for the tea seed, frond, or bulb?
Apr 6, 2020 2:37:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Every time I go out, my wife tells me to be safe and reminds that as this is not a zombie apocalypse, I am not allowed to bring a chainsword with me to the grocery store.
Apr 5, 2020 17:44:30 GMT -9
Vermin King: No, this is the first time I have heard of it
Apr 5, 2020 14:05:13 GMT -9