Thursday, March 28, 2019

AdeptiCon 2019 Day One

        GPS said 11.2 hours. We left at 2:15 and got here before 1 (east coast time). We stopped 4 times in total. Once just to gas, once for gas/atm/food/pee, and twice to pee. 8 old year, VV, was riding with me. Yet she is not your average 8er. Poor her has been traveling with me all over the world since forever. One well oiled machine.

        The MDX got about 24mpg. Not so bad under high speed transit packed with lead. The Tolls! The Tolls! Sweet Jesus 70 dollars. We will ride 80 all the way back. Hopefully avoid half the tolls. And Indiana is a self check out that gives you change in coins. I was fishing coins for change of a 20.
        Midnight drive through Chicago was a breeze. So much easier than the 1st AdeptiCon's 3pm drive. The city almost looks peaceful. Still more people are shot here daily than Baghdad.
         We are at the HI Express just down the street, pass the over pass. Its a pretty shitty Express. Yet the Walmart down the street sells hard liquor! Game On.

          We showed up and helped them load the Swag Bags. 2ish hours of work earned us 30 beans in food tickets and early sign up for next year. The Swag bags sucked this year. In years past we got stuff you wanted and a bag packed with vendor goodies.

The Premium Swag bag. I will sell everything. Only keeping the Cruel Seas boats.

         The line for badges! This is line number two. The line for regular old badges and small swag bag. It has to be 150ish yards long. The 1st line was VIG and that was 2000 deep plus volunteers. By the start of the GW lecture of flashy fancy new shit (8:30ish), VIG could walk right up no wait.

         The GW show lecture was a shit show for their web tv thing. It was packed full as always, standing room only. At least this year they used a big enough room. When I say shit show. They would stop and replay the video or presentation to get the proper cheering/yelling and orkish screams. We cut out of that dumpster fire, right after here is our special mini just for you and this is next year's.

       I played two games with VV. House rules zombie, super hero home brew. It keeps her engaged, feeling included. It is more some she gets the feel of mini gaming. The general steps to get through a turn, closing what is going to to what, and goals for the game.

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