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Ross Przybylski
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009, 08:53:07 pm MT »

GenCon Report

What can I say?  Gen Con was a blast!  Probably one of the most exciting moments of my life- a convergence of all our hard work finally paying off and dreams coming true!

How do I even begin to list the exciting things that happened?  Here’s some of the highlights in a somewhat linear order:

  • Children and adult gamers alike playing the game together, enjoying every moment, and shaking hands with a “Good game!” finale in a truly sportsmen like fashion (fyi the kids inevitably win, lol)
  • Being interviewed by several online journalists who recognized the potential of Hero Mages including CheapAssGamers (http://www.cheapassgamers.com/) the Wandering Geek (www.wanderinggeek.com) and one other who didn’t leave a business card- although I remember my interviewer’s first name was Bas (if anyone hears it, let me know!)
  • Meeting two of our community members in person- JessHartley and tyyrslady- it was such a pleasure seeing you both and I was just thrilled that you came by and visited
  • Meeting Derk Solko, the Co-Creator of boardgamegeek.com and geekdo.com – how awesome is that?!
  • Gaining many new die-hard fans- some of our booth visitors stopped by 3-5 times because they just couldn’t get enough of Hero Mages- Kelly and I can’t wait to play you guys online!  Shout out when you make your accounts!
  • Tim Harris, CEO of Seven Lights and the creator of “The Continuum” visited our booth to check out the progress I’ve made with Hero Mages since I first showed him the prototype last year at GenCon 2008.  It was wonderful seeing you again, Tim!  I also got to meet long-time Continuum fans Soxrobin and Eviljames.  Soxrobin won the demo game and scored a free hero pack.  It was so great to meet you guys- hope to see you online!
  • Meeting a former employee of Leisure Hours Hobbies of Joliet, IL who told me he stopped in recently and was told about Hero Mages by one of the current employees there.  I am so happy to see my favorite hobby store (and supplier of all the miniatures and dungeon pieces that inspired Hero Mages) is promoting my game!
  • Having the most painful blisters and sores of my feet, being barely able to talk anymore, and not caring at all!
  • Meeting a family of four (mom, dad, son, and daughter) who all play games together sit down for a match of Hero Mages (sis beat bro for the free hero pack, but he still got the mousepad) – We can’t wait to see them playing online with us!
  • Meeting the most adorable young girl gamer (you can see her smack talk her opponent on our Facebook Fan Page) – it’s a hard toss up to decide my favorite part of Gen Con, but if I had to choose, watching these two play against each other was probably it- the way these two strangers playfully bantered each other during the game was just hysterical
  • Hearing the news that two of our booth visitors had just gotten engaged the night before at the Gen Con Masquerade Ball!  Congrats!
  • Being amazed by the wide diversity of gamers playing together and enjoying Hero Mages – Gen Con truly boasts an amazing group of people and it was such a pleasure to meet each and every one of you!

Truly, this was the most awesome week for Kelly and I.  I have no doubts that we’ll be seeing a surge of players as a result of our exhibition.  Treat our new members well, Hero Mages fans, and I shall continue to deliver the best free online gaming experience.  Let the world know we exist!  Shout out and let your voices be heard!


Kelly running a demo game with some very excited players


Our young heroine mocking her opponent: "You will die!"  For a video of her smack-talk check out our Facebook Fan Page:



Another game demo- our fans just can't get enough!
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2009, 09:33:58 am MT »

Ross your GenCon interview with CheapAssGamer is online at http://caneuman.blip.tv/
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 10:47:34 am MT »

That's awesome!  They've even got us #1 on their playlist above Dragon's Age- I mean, how cool is that?!  Thanks so much cheapassgamers!  We are so honored you noticed us and we hope to see you online for some games!
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2009, 07:54:58 pm MT »

Unfortunately I think I just breezed past your booth at Gen Con, but I am glad I heard about you on the Wandering Geek Podcast.
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