The Generic Gaming Podcast #7

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An edited and improved version of the worker placement podcast we did is now live

https://genericboardgame.podbean.com/e/episode-7-worker-placement/

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Knavecon FAQ

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A couple of new visitors have asked a number of questions about the event, I’ve put together a quick FAQ for them

Knavecon FAQ V1.0

What is Knavecon

Knavecon is a boardgame convention run twice a year in Limerick in the Castletroy Park Hotel.  It’s primarily card and boardgames with a small amount of tabletop and group games.   A large library of boardgames are provided for use on the day or you’re very welcome to bring your own.  Our staff will be happy to show you how to play any of the games

Is it child friendly

Yes, accompanied children (under 18) get free entry.  There’s a kid’s corner where younger gamers can partake in simpler games with their minders.  Kid’s corner runs from midday to 4pm.

What Time does it start and end

The convention starts at 10am and runs into the small hours of the following Sunday.  It usually ends around 3 or 4 am.  You can come and go as you please during the day.

What’s the deal with the Raffle

We raffle a number of boardgames on the day.  Tickets can be bought at registration or online in advance

I want to bring my own games

Excellent, do.  To ensure there’s no mix up staff will provide you with a labels and pen to clearly mark your copy of games.  All library games are clearly marked as such

What’s the buy and sell

A free Buy and Sell table is provided to allow people to sell and buy second hand games, each is labelled by staff with your name, sale price and mobile number for easy contact

Food and Drink

Coffee is provided free of charge for the day as part of your entry.  Dungeons and Donuts will be selling donuts on the day (they disappear quickly)

Game Sales

A number of traders will be present in the outer hall to sell their wares, boardgames, cardgames, donuts, game related items and services.

What’s the Timetable

  • 10am Doors Open
  • 12pm Kids corner Open
  • 12pm Buy and Sell Open
  • 4pm Kids corner no longer staffed
  • 5pm Grande Raffle

Golden Rules

Knavecon is a friendly fun event for gamers and wanna be gamers.  On the day the one rule is always “Don’t be a dick”.  If you can’t adhere to this you will be refunded.

Knavecon 11 Grande Raffle Pt8

More being added

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Plus of course

don’t forget

salem

 

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MORE TO FOLLOW

SO! how do I get tickets early and beat the rush on the day and benefit from the 2 for 1 offer before the Friday before the Knavecon?  Well because I like you so much I’ve made it simple just paypal my Swiss bank account at

victorgannon@yahoo.com

Prices are currently

  • 2 x raffle tickets for €1
  • 20 x raffle tickets for €7
  • 50 x raffle tickets for €12
  • 100 x raffle tickets for €20
  • Larger quantities can be arranged if you have a problem

Should you feel inclined, feel free to pre-book your tickets for the event too.  Tickets will be available on the door on the day as usual.  It’s going to be a busy con!

  • Adults €18
  • Students and unwaged €10
  • Accompanied Children Free

Diplomatic Truce

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On the 7th April (around tea time)(CET), all combatants in the current Knavecon Diplomacy game will cease hostilities and retire to the bar to toast each others health before toasting their demise.

The following drinks list has been suggested

  • England – Gin
  • Russia Vodka
  • France – Brandy
  • Italy – Red Wine
  • Germany – beer
  • Austria – Schnapps
  • Turkey Raki

Huzzah!

Vic

Knavecon 11 Grande Raffle Pt 7

Okay, this is by no means the definitive list but here’s some more stuff being added.  More to come….

 

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Plus of course

don’t forget

salem

 

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MORE TO FOLLOW

SO! how do I get tickets early and beat the rush on the day and benefit from the 2 for 1 offer before the Friday before the Knavecon?  Well because I like you so much I’ve made it simple just paypal my Swiss bank account at

victorgannon@yahoo.com

Prices are currently

  • 2 x raffle tickets for €1
  • 20 x raffle tickets for €7
  • 50 x raffle tickets for €12
  • 100 x raffle tickets for €20
  • Larger quantities can be arranged if you have a problem

Should you feel inclined, feel free to pre-book your tickets for the event too.  Tickets will be available on the door on the day as usual.  It’s going to be a busy con!

  • Adults €18
  • Students and unwaged €10
  • Accompanied Children Free

Nearly There now

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Knavecon 11 is nearly upon us, the worlds Greatest Boardgame convention* returns once again to rock your gaming world.

Drink coffee with others, buy donuts, play games, point at people and laugh behind your hand, make small talk, eat another donut, play more games, have a drink, have a laugh, cry, rock back and forth in the fetal position, pull yourself together and play another game.

“It’s all good at Knavecon!”

Huzzah!

Vic

 

 

 

 

 

*In a recent pole with a limited amount of participants**

**me

Shadespire

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The Mighty Dungeons and Donuts are going to be running a Shadespire competition at Knavecon.  If you don’t know what that is, you can stop now.  (I never played it either but I’m compelled to keep typing).

If you ARE a player here’s the deal…

SHADESPIRE AT KNAVECON: Entry will be €10 at the Dungeons and Donuts booth. We will play 3 rounds of Swiss pairings and then cut to top 2/4 depending on numbers. The player with the most glory points at the end of the Game will be the winner, each match will be best out of three games. The winner of the match will receives 3 pts and 1 pt each in case of a draw. Rounds will be based on swiss pairings. You are allowed switch war bands between match’s but not between games. We will have promo cards, tokens and vouchers for the winners and the two finalists will get a first round bye at our shadespire grand tournament in April where you have a chance to win the Amazing shade glass trophy and other amazing promos. **Players must bring the following:, Warband, decks, game board, dice and tokens

Ronan from D+D can give you more details on the day or online at Dungeons and Donuts

Huzzah!

Vic

 

Mournequest Kicking off

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I had the pleasure of talking to the guys from Backspindle games recently.  These are the guys famous for such games as

  • Luchador
  • Dance of the Fireflys
  • Clacks (based on the discworld novel going postal)
  • Codinca

Sir Terry Pratchett chats with Backspindle Boys, Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw

Their latest game MourneQuest is starting on Kickstarter now and is already nearly 100% funded after 1 day!

Backspindle are good friends to Knavecon and I recommend you check out their stuff, They’re an Irish Company, doing their thing and living the dream

Huzzah!

Vic

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