Toby: @trump fixed game 715
Toby: beta testers... you guys didn't notice that you could buy companies from other people without any validation?
Toby: haha, you could have stolen each other's companies for min price!
Toby: patched that one...
Toby: i'm going to heavycon this weekend so may not get to fix stuff quickly.
trump1816: how many people go to heavycon?
Toby: i think 100
RobertD: It grows every year. This year it's just under 100. Since it's an Invite-only convention they can control the size and not have to worry about whether or not they will fill the chosen venue. If you are interested in going to next years con you will want to submit a request to join the Waitlist.
Toby: Will you be there Robert?
RobertD: Not this year. Unfortunately I have too many family commitments to go to any Convention I'm not helping run. Also, I can basically go to Ed's house any game night I happen to be available to play, so I'm kinda spoiled like that.
RobertD: I plan on going to next year's HeavyCon though.
Toby: Ah ok.
trump1816: A bit too small for the trip (from Australia) and to risky for invite-only. I was considering doing a round-the-world - I go to a few UK cons which usually have a 40 player 18xx and heavy (eco) games room.
RobertD: Conclave of Gamers is the first weekend of September in Denver. It will be right around 500 attendees. Ed (HeavyCon) usually makes it for at least part of the Convention, and it's a mix of simple to Heavy games, with RPG's as well.
RobertD: Also, at the end of September is Tacticon, also in Denver. I believe they will have over 500 people in the gaming area this year.
trump1816: yep but was wanting something that was dedicated (or has specific) areas for heavy games. One of my pet hates at a con is playing something heavy that requires a lot of thought, and having a bunch of kids playing a dexterity game next door making a lot of noise breaking concentration
trump1816: what conventions separate heavy and light areas in the US?
Toby: Dunno about that. But many cons have side rooms.
Toby: Where you can play games in a more private setting.
Toby: Well I'd love to meet everyone on this site! I'll be at gen con, bggcon, dice tower con, and Portland 18xx
RobertD: @Toby - Are you planning to go to future HeavyCon's?
Toby: Maybe! This is my first one, I hope it's fun!
RobertD: Oh, you are here for it this week?
Toby: At the airport right now.
RobertD: Nice. Well, have a blast. Tomorrow night I'll be in Reunion gaming with all the people in our group who are not going to HeavyCon. lol
Toby: Haha thanks.
magnusrk: Coming to SPIEL?
trump1816: I didn't like SPIEL. there was very little gaming, just huge crowds and queues
Toby: i'm thinking about going next year, visit beorn and then take a train to spiel...
trump1816: Is there any way I can disable the New Message email? I only want to be informed of turns, not chat