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The Summoning 2006

Postby Highmoon » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:28 am

I'm putting this here since there's no Summoning forum.

Two questions that are not readily apparent:

1- When is The Summoning 2006? It is not listed on the front page, Warhorn page, or the email Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, sent out.

2- The con cost section on the front page of the site needs to be better explained. Though the text gives the impression that you pay for both PASS and slots, I think it really means I either pay for a PASS or pay-per-slot, not both. Correct?

Let me know about the dates. I think I might go and play with you guys. Brand new 1st level character and all. :)

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Postby grey » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:04 pm

http://www.summoningcon.com

everything is ther and on the warhorn page.

http://www.warhorn.net/thesummoning2006/
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Postby chainsaw_derelct » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:22 pm

grey wrote:www.summoningcon.com

everything is ther and on the warhorn page.

http://www.warhorn.net/thesummoning2006/


Stupid question... Who's organizing the event this time??? Is it going to be the same as the last event? Where the majority of the events were limited to non-mature audiences? Any chance of other events / games being run (I can volunteer, depending on the above questions)?
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Postby grey » Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:41 pm

same crew as last time and i will be there as usual.

This time the convention will not be located at the school so we'll be able to do anything we want, as long as we don't destroy the hotel of course.

If you have an idea and want to run something other than rpga then let us know.
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Postby Dwraith » Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:43 pm

would love to get an old school necromunda game going with some old time players if they still have figs
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Postby Highmoon » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:10 pm

Thanks, Albert.

BTW, check around the site; pretty much everywhere it says Summoning 2005, not 2006.

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Postby MorganWolf » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:59 pm

check again!!!

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Postby chainsaw_derelct » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:56 pm

Also, found a gent willing to run the following:

->Pendragon
->Runequest
->Call or Cthulhu
->Heroquest (not the board game)

Please let me know if there is any interest.
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Postby Jarad » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:13 pm

chainsaw_derelct wrote:Also, found a gent willing to run the following:

->Pendragon
->Runequest
->Call or Cthulhu
->Heroquest (not the board game)

Please let me know if there is any interest.


Rainier,

I would be interested in trying out the Pendragon or the Call of Cthulhu.
To be honest though (and no disrespect to the organizers of the Summoning), if it's just you, me and this guy who will end up playing, why bother scheduling the event for the Summoning? I'm already driving down from Central Florida, with gas prices being what they are and the expense of a hotel room, what's the point of paying an entry fee in addition to that?

Even though I'm technically no longer part of the Miami gaming community, I would still like to promote gaming in general and give gamers down there the opportunity to play rpgs that they normally wouldn't have the chance to play. I'd even be willing to pay the damn entrance fee to play. The Summoning doesn't seem like a good forum for running new games though and there doesn't seem to be any demand for variety in the games. WOD players seem content to keep playing Vampire elsewhere and D&D players are happy playing D&D at the Summoning. Why bother trying to pretend that these two groups have anything in common with each other, or with any other, smaller subsect of gamers? They are different groups and the people that move in more than one circle are few and far between.

We're all adults here. I see no reason to drive that far and play in an RPGA game (Not because they're inferior or anything, but because I could literally call someone right now in Orlando or Melbourne and schedule an RPGA D&D game within a matter of days, 20-40 minutes away with no entrance fee) or organize a group of players and force them to pay someone else for gaming space when its readily available to them. The gamers I know down there generally aren't teenagers who need to get away from Mom and Dad to roll some dice.

I'm not trying to rain on your parade, man. You know that. We've been friends for a LOOOOOng time :). I just don't want to see you disappointed when the day of the Con rolls around and you're sitting there by yourself or with a couple of friends you managed to convince to pay to play and then no one else shows. Or they explain that they'd love to play, but their character is only 500 xp from next level and they've just GOT to play this RPGA mod because of the cert it offers. That has happened to me literally every time I've tried to run something other than D&D at a Circle event (Again, no offense to the people at the Circle. I'm not questioning these participants' taste, I'm just acknowledging that its radically different from the gaming I and some others enjoy).

Please let me know how it goes. I wish you the best.

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Postby chainsaw_derelct » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:32 am

Jarad wrote:I just don't want to see you disappointed when the day of the Con rolls around and you're sitting there by yourself or with a couple of friends you managed to convince to pay to play and then no one else shows. Or they explain that they'd love to play, but their character is only 500 xp from next level and they've just GOT to play this RPGA mod because of the cert it offers.


Yeah, I'm not expecting huge turn-out, but then again, optimistically I'd hope for between 2-4 players per event. As it is, the only feedback gotten has been negative feedback from the Con organizers. Anyways, I don't expect "The Summoning Con" to be much more than a Summon Munchkin III spell cast by a 4th level Cleric to Die Twentieth, the God of Power Gamers, but the halfling gods that live in my closet force me to run non-d20 games and offer some chaos into the structure and order of the "Living Muppets" games.
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Postby grey » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:33 am

That's why I'd like to see more variety down here.
We are sorta stuck on rpga and I'd like to get away from all that.
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Postby MorganWolf » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:27 am

As it is, the only feedback gotten has been negative feedback from the Con organizers. Anyways, I don't expect "The Summoning Con" to be much more than a Summon Munchkin III spell cast by a 4th level Cleric to Die Twentieth, the God of Power Gamers


I really think that the attitude presented here is uncalled for, noone has said that those games were not to be played and we are willing to have them present at the Summoning, but don't insult the convention or the people willing to go to it. You want to present something at the summoning then so be it, but coordinate it with us- don't just start to call the shots on what you want or assume we don't want them there. I found out from the webmaster that your volunteer request didn't go thru, it wasn't that we were ignoring you or anyone else, but when insults are thrown we don't take kindly to that. Please curb that and send us an email on your requests. morganwf@bellsouth.net (the balls in your court now!!!)

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Postby chainsaw_derelct » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:42 am

MorganWolf wrote:I really think that the attitude presented here is uncalled for, noone has said that those games were not to be played and we are willing to have them present at the Summoning, but don't insult the convention or the people willing to go to it.


No one is giving you attitude or being negative about the con, nor the organizers or the attendees. Forgive me if my humor is too dry and self-depricating for your tastes. It's a comment as much on myself as role-playing in general.

In your own words:

MorganWolf wrote:pre-mature planning can have its up's and down's as we need to know that such things are being planned and the 2 people to contact about this are Ramon & myself(Rafael T.), just contact us about what you want to see happen at the summoning and we can see how it can be accommidated at the con.


That being said, take a look at the submission errors as I've been contacted by a couple of people with similar situations. They've mentioned submitting something to run and also receiving no feedback.

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That was uncalled for...

Postby thetrickygnome » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:58 am

So I read about how SUPPOSEDLY the con organizers of the
Summoning are snubbing non-RPGA games or giving negative
response to those who want to put on non-RPGA games and it
makes my stomach turn with revulsion, mainly because it is not
true at all.

For the record, way back then, in my younger days ( 18 -22 mainly ),
I was single and lived mainly supported by my family, although I gave
them some money to help out with expenses. Because of my freedom
I played all sorts of games; Marvel SuperHeroes, Rifts, Magic the
Gathering, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Vampire the Masquerade,
Gurps Super Heroes, Gamma World, and a few others which slip my
mind. All this in addtion to some D&D. It was fun and there were some
game systems I liked more than others but it was fun nonetheless.

Now, I find myself married, with a son, working a full time job and
my finances tied to supporting a household and lots of bills that my
former younger self didn't have. I am an obligation both emotionally
and financially to my beloved wife and son, the latterof which has been
dealing with health issues now and then. In short, I am no longer the
young ,independant, rabblerouser of old who could stay out at night
at a friends house til 3-4 in the morning playing all sorts of games or
spend my money frivolously because I didn't have bills like I do today.

So today, like many other people, I have to make sacrifices. in order
to put my priorities, namely my family, finances, and work, before all
other things. My sacrifice is playing D&D maybe 3-4 times a month &
buying one or two books a month. I say this because I think you have
unfairly portrayed people like myself, assuming that we are blackball-
ing or pushing non-RPGA games out of the picture. Currently, we are
trying to set up some kind of Magic the Gathering Tournament but if
we don't get it sacntioned for players to get points then players, as has
been proven before, won't show up for it. It is the nature of the beast I
suppose. The organizers of the Summoning, like myself, carry the
burden of real life demands which force us to play less than our spirits
would like to because that part of me that loves gaming must be
temperedd by the reality that I cannot have everything I want without
losing what means most ot me or hurting them by alienating myself
from them or not giving them the attention or time they deserve. This
is the simple reality of it.

So for you to make a derrogatory, sarcasm-ladden comment such as
you did and assuming we don't care about or want non-RPGA games
at the Summoning is offensive to us. If we have the space and people
are willing to come to play these alternative games, many of which I
carry a nostalgic fondness for in my heart, then by all means we would
do our best to welcome you and these players to the event. However,
it seems to me that you are bent of slamming and locking a door that
wasn't closed to you to begin with.

And Jared was correct about the last LARP at the Summoning which is
a shame. He is by far, one of the finest writers I've ever had the
pleasure to read and has always been kind and personable to me. This
is one of the reasons we insisted on not having the event at the school.
Much of what gaming is about is adult oriented themes and a LARP in
regards to werewlves and vampires certainly needs to be done without
being forced to wear the thick kid gloves.

My 2nd all time favorite roleplaying character was a Get of Fenris
Galliard from the Werewolf: The Apocalypse game called Moonfury.
He was a guitarist in a local rock band who ended up being the leader
of the pack. The story was full of highs and lows and moments that
almost broke his will but in the end it was a great epic story that I will
treasure as one of the most fun and belssed times in all my roleplaying
time. But that was over 12 years ago and my life has changed, this
much is true. But my love for alternative games, even if circumstances
do not allow me to invovle myself as I used to shall NEVER diminish.

So long live Gaia and death to the Wyrm and balance to the Weaver.
And lastly, please don't make assumptions as you did or try to refrain
from making such comments. It would be appreciated. Good luck with
your gaming endeavors - I hope to see you there. Just let us know
what you want to do and we'll see what we can do. Thanks.

Signed- Rene' Alfonso
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Postby grey » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:06 am

Update*.
I have found out why the emails haven't been getting through to us.
Bellsouth in their infinite wisdom blocked mails comming from this domain name.

If you have a summoning related request route them through to ralphs email directly.
morganwf@bellsouth.net
until I rectify the situation form emails will not work correctly.
Direct all emails to Ralphs email account.
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