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Title: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski on July 20, 2009, 08:16:16 PM MT
D20Studios, LLC is proud to announce that we will be attending GenCon Indy 2009! Look for us in the electronic gaming section of the exhibition hall (booth #235) where we’ll be showcasing Hero Mages to over 20,000 gaming fans. Come meet us face-to-face and play games with us for a chance to win some sweet Hero Mages prizes!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski on August 12, 2009, 05:34:25 PM MT
Well, we're here in Indianapolis, all setup and ready to kick off an exciting 4 days of Hero Mages with our fellow GenCon goers!  Here's some pics from Wednesday (Exhibitors-only-access) :

Me at our booth before the setup

My wife, Kelly, at our booth before the setup

The booth all setup - Kelly is ready for challengers!

Kelly in her excited cartoon pose

A closeup of our showcase display board and the sweet elementals mousepads you can win by playing a game with us

Me standing proudly at our booth, glad to see our dream finally realized!

More pics tomorrow with us in our Hero Mages T-shirts playing with the gamers!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski on August 12, 2009, 05:42:30 PM MT
Same pics as attachments (let me know which style you guys prefer to view in and I'll stick with it):

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: deliasc on August 12, 2009, 06:11:53 PM MT
Really cool Ross! Good luck this week

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: kikboxr777 on August 12, 2009, 10:11:20 PM MT

Good Luck with Gen Con 2009.  Pics look great but I think Kelly looks much better!  I am hoping to play and beat all new gamers that you sign up.  I expect a huge debriefing when you get back into town.

Good Luck Again,


Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: markeski on August 12, 2009, 11:19:10 PM MT
livin' the dream 8)


kelly does make the booth ;)

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Joshua on August 12, 2009, 11:20:37 PM MT
Nice looking setup!! That sort of setup would attract me haha

Good luck you guys!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: ElDogg1982 on August 13, 2009, 04:51:25 PM MT
Great looking booth! Hope all goes well for you and sign up some more people for me to lose to. Huh huh.  Talk to ya when you get back into town.

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski on August 13, 2009, 07:26:11 PM MT
Just finished our first day of exhibiting- WOW- that was amazing!  Kelly and I met so many wonderful people today- we look forward to seeing you online and playing some more games with you!

As promised, here's some more media (we've got videos this time!) - check them out on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hero-Mages/126810461284

More pictures to follow soon!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: PaigeMe on August 14, 2009, 08:45:56 AM MT
Who wouldn't want to play?  Check out the HOT wife you can get ;)

I'm sooo excited for you!  Congrats on living out your dream!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Stinkiehippie on August 14, 2009, 09:06:07 PM MT
I played Thursday and really enjoyed it.  Working on getting a few more friends to play too.

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski on August 15, 2009, 08:22:13 PM MT
Kelly at the booth in her Hero Mages T-shirt

Another photo of Kelly looking fabulous!

Kelly and I in front of our booth

Close-up shot of Ross and Kelly

Ross, livin’ the dream

Kelly being silly

Kelly: “I challenge you to a duel!”

The Villains of Batman stop by the D20Studios booth

A demon harlot poses for my camera

Tim Harris, CEO of Seven Lights and Creator of The Continuum and
Ross Przybylski, Manager of D20Studios, LLC, Creator of Hero Mages

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Warmage on August 16, 2009, 11:10:47 AM MT
Met you at gencon and I am playing all day today, great game and hope gencon went well.

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: diesburgm on August 16, 2009, 01:42:58 PM MT
Hey Ross,

How about putting the shirts up for sale in the Market Place?


Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Kvothe on August 16, 2009, 02:24:39 PM MT
Was also at gencon. Thanks for the chars Kelly.

Very clean game gonna be a lot of fun.

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski 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 (https://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: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=102112903133173&ref=mf

Another game demo- our fans just can't get enough!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: diesburgm on August 19, 2009, 09:33:58 AM MT
Ross your GenCon interview with CheapAssGamer is online at https://caneuman.blip.tv/

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: Ross Przybylski 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!

Title: Re: GenCon Indy 2009
Post by: JormiBoced 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.