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  1. This is an older thread, but wouldn't it be nice if the cap had a little "poker stick" built into it?
  2. Folks like to get mad about every little thing. It'll be OK in the end though. There will always be squeaky wheels but the majority won't worry about paying 100+ a night, for several nights, for a free mini. But me, I get to drive 1 hour each way to get to the Con! No complaints here though.
  3. Has there been an news or updates on the ticketing system used for purchasing classes? I'm hoping they work out the quirks we saw from last year or perhaps have a new vendor / provider in mind. *fingers crossed* :D
  4. Does anyone recall or know if the scheduled games have an admission cost?
  5. That would be an awesome class, @LordDave!
  6. I like how growtix shows my booked classes in my schedule and on the class listing, however it doesn't do it for all of them. I did purchase my classes in two separate transactions. The orders appear to be fully paid and completed. Hopefully it's just another glitch, but let me know if I should be worried.
  7. Yes, do NOT just rent RHPS and watch at home. Your first time HAS to be in a theater.
  8. It would be awesome for some classes if there was a camera setup so the miniature being painted by the instructor could be enlarged and easily seen by all. It would be easier to follow step by step techniques.
  9. Completely unofficial and entirely unaffiliated poker is a great idea! I just hope at the next con we can find some monopoly type money that we can play with for fun.
  10. I was in his Base Camp class and heard him mention it was probably his last Reapercon. It was something about the class sizes where when he signed up when it was 6 or so. Then later it became 10 and later 12 seats. Sounded like he preferred the smaller sizes where it was easier to go into deeper levels of detail. I am absolutely hopeful he comes back next year though! Hey Michael! Thanks for letting me hang with you and you buddy over the con... (stalker!)
  11. Great idea, I just hope there isn't a fire code that prevents it.
  12. However that [trading in Reaperbucks for store credit] would be a great way to entice folks to return the poker chips. The paper money can be excluded.
  13. I asked Bryan about the reaperbuck calculation shown on the Reapercon website and he confirmed it was not correctly calculating. So don't go off those amounts as they are way too high. But I agree, it is hard for a single person to afford much in the auction. By my calculations, 8 classes, VIP and swag bag, and 4 meals will net you around 1,300 bucks. You get more if you play games, wear a costume or reapercon t-shirts. The best bet is to pool in with your table and split a paint set or a set of miniatures. I too was a little disappointing in how items were bulked up, which drove the prices higher than the average guy could afford. (Whoever got that Star Wars Armada set got one heck of a deal!) However I do see that auctioning 1 brush at a time would be a very tedious.
  14. I totally agree that the layout this year was better than last year. I really really appreciated moving the games to the complete opposite side of the floor. But thanks to a many a loud concert, loud cars, and semi-occasional ear/sinus issues my hearing is less than optimal. I suspect I am not the only one, either. It's OK when conversing in a normal environment, but any external noise becomes competition for my limited fidelity. So anything that can be done to reduce external noise is definitely appreciated. I would love to see if any thicker material could be used for the curtains, if only for the main "wall" between the merchants and the classes.
  15. I like the ergonomics suggestion, but think it may be tough to fill 2 hours. Maybe such a class can also cover ideas on how to organize a paint station, suggestions on what kit you need (segmented by general skill level), and other handy tools of the trade (covering various products, web tools/resources). I also like the idea of a class devoted to special effects. Aryanun said it best: simulated rain, drool, water puddles, Spanish Moss hanging from branches, rusted/corroded metal, acid puddles, blood spatter, using LEDs, fire/lava effects... I do know that Michelle has a blood and gore class, so I'd eliminate that overlap. Another idea is to offer a few more instances of the most popular classes if possible. Hopefully the data is available someplace, but if a class sold out 20 minutes after registration opened then that is what I'm targeting. I'm sure there are many that would appreciate the added flexibility of taking a highly desired class in 2 or 3 possible timeslots.
  16. I am interested in the Bones 4 kickstarter, but I really only want the "Paint Set B" add on. I have way too many mini's to paint as it is! So do I just put my self down as the $1 backer option and expect to pay 18 bucks + shipping? Does that also mean I have to wait until Feb 2019 to receive?
  17. I thought the limit was 8 classes (per ticket), not 12. However I have no idea how well this is enforced. But you can pay for them with paypal or credit card well in advance. I'd be pissed if that happens. I'm paying 40 bucks a class, it gets full, and John Doe gets to squeeze in presumably for free? I hope not.
  18. Sophie says: "Chuck your neighbors mini across the room." Sophie says: "Paintbrushes no longer allowed. Paint only using your eyelashes."
  19. Last year I had the same problem, but luckily so did the GM too. We took a break to grab food and brought it back to the table. Not sure if that was frowned upon, but we were hungry! So hopefully you get the same deal. Backup options are to give your ticket away, or just excuse yourself for 15 minutes to scarf!
  20. I'm happy to avoid the bug from last year that prevented me from adding classes to my cart. I was able to get the classes I wanted, but my friends and I were caught by some sticker shock. 40 bucks per class! Last year I believe it maxed out at 25 per class, with many less than that.
  21. Probably worth refreshing on your end.
  22. Just curious, are there any other materials being considered to use as room partitions? Last year's the fabric curtains did very little to contain sound from the gaming area or neighboring classes. So any efforts to use thicker material would be highly recommended and appreciated. Also, will there be a floor plan made available before hand? With monster room names this year, I can see this being a big help.
  23. Per the reapercon website "It is important to note that there is a limit of 8 Class Tickets per Attendee this year. If you have purchased 2 tickets, for example, you may purchase up to 16 classes. " https://reapercon.com/classes
  24. Since I see 2017 is going to be at the same location I figured I'd give some feedback. 2016 was my first ReaperCon, so I have no history to compare against except against other conventions I have attended. These are not in any special order, and many have probably already been mentioned. Anywhere, here it goes: Reaper Bucks - The amounts of reaper bucks my friends and I received was very inconsistent. I got the least amount, despite being the only person in my group with a VIP ticket and 3-4 more classes than the next person. Probably just a training issue. Fabric walls - We really need something substantial for walls because several classes suffered due to next door noise. The gaming area was especially loud which made the neighboring classes really hard to follow. Also the loudspeaker announcements cut into the classes and gaming way too much. Schedule problems - I recommend putting all events (Classes, meals, games) into a more standardized schedule. There were many times were I couldn't take a class because it overlapped 30 minutes with a game, or a game was smack dab in the middle of the evening meal. You can never be perfect, but I think we can do better. Start with everything allocated in 1 hour intervals. Don't "punish" VIPs by making them choose between a gaming event or using their VIP meal. Tours should be added to the event list schedule so folks are aware and can plan around their schedule. Badge - Leave a space for a personal name (or forum handle) and maybe their home town/country. Lone wolf meet and greet event. Create a class event early Thursday, or have some specialized area of the con for folks to meet new folks. Something just to break the ice so that folks who are traveling solo can introduce themselves and maybe make a few new friends at (And through) the con. We don't want to overdo it, but VIP tickets were a great value! I plan to get one again this year. Perhaps drive more participation by allowing early class registration? Class registration - The website software had a few bugs last year that prevented some from purchasing classes. By the time that got resolved, many classes were booked solid. Perhaps we can set a limit to # of classes elected each day? Say 3 classes per 24 hour period. This will reduce the initial land rush. Is there any way to allow folks to cancel classes? Say when a game comes up that they want to play, or another class popped up that they want more. I didn't see any mechanisms for this last year. Better details on the class descriptions. They were generally pretty good, but a few classes ended up being a complete surprise on what the actual content would be. Have feedback forms available after each class. Both to help the instructor get feedback on the good and the bad from the class, and also for the Reapercon management to get details as well. I had a couple classes that barely lasted half of the 2 hour allotted time and a few instructors did little more than just read off a powerpoint presentation to us. Create dedicated sections / forum threads for class discussions. Could be Q&A on what the class will include, and during the Con it can be a place to discuss the class directly. More events for painters. Ad-hoc events like speed painting was neat. More quick filler type items would be great to see. Example: 30 minute demonstration on painting eyes.
  25. Yep, I understand the 6:30 start time, I was just hoping it wouldn't be a feeding frenzy and anybody walking up at 15 or 25 minutes late would be out of luck with limited quantities of food available. Luckily I only have one meal schedule conflict, and it looks like I'll have several backup options available if I miss one of the meal times.
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