The Game Crafter Community Social @ Gen Con 2014 is TONIGHT at 7pm!

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We will be hosting the TGC Community Social at O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant at 7pm. The restaurant is about 3 blocks from the convention center and the address is:

36 S Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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They have plenty of food/drink options and we can hang out as a group at our reserved tables. Right now we are planning on roughly 30 people.

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Across the street is Scotty’s Brewhouse and they have the awesome outdoor patio we’ve enjoyed the last 2 years. We’ll probably roll over there after awhile and enjoy some fresh air on the patio. (if the weather cooperates)

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O’Reilly’s Irish Bar is roughly 3-4 blocks from the convention center.

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No Gen Con Tickets Required.

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See you tonight!

Gen Con 2014 has begun! Stop by The Game Crafter’s booth (#1645) to see all of our custom printable components and game pieces! We also have custom badge ribbons that we are handing out to TGC community members!

Watch the video above to see a sample of what’s at our booth! See you soon!

The booth is ready to go!

The booth is ready to go!

On The Road To Gen Con

We’re driving to Indianapolis today to get set up for GenCon 2014. Hopefully you’re coming to GenCon as well. If you are, please stop by our booth. We’re also running a TGC game night and a community social night. Hope to see you there!

The Game Crafter will be at Gen Con 2014

The Game Crafter will be exhibiting at Gen Con 2014. Our booth number is 1645 and you can see our booth location circled in the photo below. Be sure to stop by the booth to talk to our team (Tavis, JT, Jamie, Heather) and get a photo with Cog, our 8ft tall robot community mascot!

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Featured Designers

Each day at Gen Con we’ll have featured game designers from the community at our booth. Stop by and meet them and enjoy a demo of their games!

Thursday 10am-2pm:   Pete Pappavesello
Thursday 2pm-6pm:     Robert Huss
Friday 10am-2pm:        Jeston Furqueron
Friday 2pm-6pm:          Andrew Federspiel
Saturday 10am-2pm:    Mark Major (“Shmitz”)
Saturday 2pm-6pm:      Aaron Gresham (“Tomrel”)
Sunday 10am-4pm:      Mark Kakareka

We’re also continuing the tradition and hosting 2 different community events during Gen Con.

Community Game Night  (Friday Aug 15th @ 8pm-midnight)
This is a chance to get together with other game designers from The Game Crafter community. Bring your games and play them with some super cool folks!! (Gen Con Ticket Required! - Click on the link to purchase one.) Only 11 tickets left!

Community Social  (Saturday, Aug 16 @ 7pm)
A chance for you to meet up with community members and enjoy some food and drink. This year we’re hosting the event at O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant. We’ll likely move over to Scotty’s Brewhouse after an hour or two and enjoy the fresh air on the patio. (No tickets required, but please RSVP on our Facebook or Google+ event pages)

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this year! We are expecting Gen Con 2014 to have the largest showing of TGC community members ever! Stop by our booth (#1645) and pick up a custom TGC Ribbon for your badge and show your support!

See you at Gen Con! 

Chevee says: “I want to take print and play to the next level: print and give away. Yep, coming this fall, my next game, Me Booty! will be given away 100% free! Keep on reading to find out how you can score yourself a copy of this game.

TGC Community Social @ Gen Con 2014

The third night of Gen Con 2014 (Saturday, Aug 16) we will be hosting the TGC Community Social at O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant. 

They have plenty of food/drink options and we can hang out as a group at our reserved tables. Right now we are planning on roughly 30 people. Please RSVP on Facebook or Google+ so we know how many are attending and can let the restaurant know final numbers.

Across the street is Scotty’s Brewhouse and they have the awesome outdoor patio we’ve enjoyed the last 2 years. We’ll probably roll over there after awhile and enjoy some fresh air on the patio. (if the weather cooperates)

Additional details will be announced as we get closer to the event. O’Reilly’s Irish Bar is roughly 3-4 blocks from the convention center.

No Gen Con Tickets Required. Please RSVP!

Please RSVP on Facebook or Google+ so we know how many seats to reserve. We look forwarding to seeing everyone at Gen Con 2014! 

TGC Community Game Night @ Gen Con 2014

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At Gen Con 2013 we launched our first ever TGC Community Game Night and it was a huge success! We sold out tickets for our 40 person event and had a blast playing a bunch of games from designers in the community. So we’re making this an annual event!

This year, we’ve reserved space for 60 people and we’re excited to see all of you and your new creations! :) The event will run on Friday, August 15th from 8pm-Midnight.

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This is an official Gen Con event and so you’ll have to buy a $4 ticket to participate. You can purchase these online at https://www.gencon.com/events/54981. Please be sure to purchase one in advance as we expect to sell out.

If you plan to attend, please join/RSVP one of our events on Facebook or Google+ so our community can see who’s going!

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Our event will take place at Marriott Ballroom 1. We will provide additional details and directions once we get additional info from Gen Con event management. It’s connected to the convention center and within walking distance.

We’re also planning to host our 3rd Annual Community Social Night on Saturday, August 16th. Additional details for this will be announced soon.

Introducing Community Auctions

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve built a new auction system that we’ll use to auction off specialty items, rewards, and services from time to time. However, these aren’t regular auctions, in these auctions you’ll be bidding with Crafter Points

We’ll start the first auction by putting a slot at our booth at Gen Con 2014 up for bid. You’ll get to hang out with us, and pitch your games to all the visitors to our booth. If that sounds interesting to you, go check put in a bid now.

We’ve also put up an auction for a slot at our booth at Phoenix Comicon 2014. Because, why have one auction when you can have two!

NOTE: Your crafter points will not be deducted until you win the auction. That said, if you do not have enough crafter points at the end of the auction, then the second place bidder will win.

Additional Mystery Challenge Prize

We’re pleased to announce that as an additional prize the winner of the Mystery Challenge will get a spot at our booth at one of our premier gaming events to showcase their games. If you win you can choose from either a spot at our booth at Gen Con 2014, or our booth at Phoenix Comicon 2014.

Jason Beane from Malevolent Donut was a featured designer at The Game Crafter booth during Gen Con 2013. While demoing his game, he was invited to participate in an interview with the Geeks Out After Dark podcast.

The Game Crafter Community Social is TONIGHT!
We had almost 40 people attend The Game Crafter Community Game Night last night and it was awesome! It Next year we’ll plan on hosting an even bigger event!
 
TONIGHT is the TGC Community Social and it will be a great time. No tickets required! We will be meeting up at Scotty’s Brewhouse in downtown Indy. It’s only a few blocks from the convention center and is a 5 minute walk.

Time: 7pm-??? (feel free to come early, we’ll get there at 6:30)

Location: Scotty’s Brewhouse Downtown Indianapolis. Address:1 Virginia Ave #100, Indianapolis, IN

The Game Crafter Community Game Night at Gen Con 2013 is TONIGHT!

As a reminder, The Game Crafter is hosting its 1st annual Community Game Night tonight at 8pm! You need to purchase a $2 event ticket or a $2 generic event ticket from the Gen Con website. (we prefer you buy an official event ticket so Gen Con management knows this event is popular and deserves meeting space going forward.)

Date: TONIGHT

Time: 8pm-10pm

Location: Room 308 at JW Marriott Hotel. It’s connected to the Indianapolis Convention Center via skyway (2nd level) so it’s an easy walk to get there. You can see an interactive map of the JW Marriott at http://www.jwindy.com/meetings/interactive. (click on the “3rd level” button in the lower left corner and you’ll see the layout of the floor and room 308.

Hey everyone! The Game Crafter booth is open for business at Gen Con 2013! We are at booth #1931. We have game parts, custom printable components, sample games, and our 8ft tall robot Cog! Jason Glover will also be joining us as the featured designer from 10am-2pm and he will have all his awesome games with him!  Come on over and see us!

TGC’s Schedule for Gen Con

We are just 2 days away from Gen Con 2013 and we’re excited for this year’s event! This is the first year that we’ll have a 20’ x 10’ endcap booth in a main aisle and we’re expecting heavy traffic! Our booth in the exhibitor hall will be open for the entire con and you can find us at booth #1931. (If you look at the exhibitor hall map, find the big gray label for “Exhibit Hall H”. Booth #1931 is right above the “A”.)

In our exhibit booth you’ll find a nice assortment of games, parts, printable components, boxes, and maybe even a few “sneak peek” products that we haven’t released yet! You’ll also be able to talk to TGC staff and snap a photo with the new-and-improved Cog! (If you haven’t met him yet, he’s an 8ft tall steam-powered robot that enjoys being our community mascot.)

Every year we also like to have Featured Designers from The Game Crafter community and this year is no exception! We really enjoy having designers around because they can show off the amazing games they create through TGC and are able to provide excellent advice to aspiring game designers. Featured Designers get 4-hour time slots and the schedule is as follows:

Thursday 10am-2pm :: Jason Glover
Thursday 2pm-6pm :: Chevee Dodd
Friday 10am-2pm :: Christopher Gaizat
Friday 2pm-6pm :: Jeremy Southard
Saturday 10am-2pm :: Mark Major
Saturday 2pm-6pm :: Jason Beane
Sunday 10am-4pm :: Minos MacDuff 

Other Gen Con Events:

We have a great community and we love meeting up with everyone at Gen Con! Last year we launched our first event, The Game Crafter Community Social, and it was a great time! So, we’re doing it again and that means it’s the 2nd Annual TGC Community Social Night! We’re meeting up at Scotty’s Brewhouse (on the outdoor patio) again this year and it’s going to be a blast. If the weather turns out to be bad, we’ll announce an indoor location right here on news.thegamecrafter.com.

One community event wasn’t enough and so this year we launched the TGC Community Game Night! This is a great opportunity for you to meet up with other members in the community and then crush them in your favorite games. :) This is an official Gen Con event and so you need to buy a $2 event ticket to participate. Full details (location, cost, tickets) are available here. Bring your favorite games and prepare to have a great time!

If you aren’t going to Gen Con this year, stay tuned to our news page and social media channels as we’ll be providing updates, photos, videos, and more.

See you in Indy!