MidCon - A review - and AARs

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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby Big Gun » 06 Nov 2018, 20:54

Great Photos Jack. Thanks for posting these!

It's kind of sad that Diplomacy has declined in the UK over the past 3 - 4 decades, but on the other hand fantastic that our small community from PlayDip is rallying to revive the hobby.
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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby Strategus » 06 Nov 2018, 21:23

Big Gun wrote:Great Photos Jack. Thanks for posting these!

It's kind of sad that Diplomacy has declined in the UK over the past 3 - 4 decades, but on the other hand fantastic that our small community from PlayDip is rallying to revive the hobby.

It's already happening!
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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby Jack007 » 07 Nov 2018, 13:07

I think - in order to give the face-to-face hobby a new boost - we must go beyond our beloved Playdiplomacy community, too, and promote Diplomacy outside where it might find interest. The general boardgamer scene would be such a reservoir of potential Dip players. We must write articles, event reports, announcements etc. at places like for example the zine at The Spirit of Games and Gamers (download for free). A great gamer's zine of which I met the graphic director Alex Bardy at MidCon.

I'm sure there are other good places as well, to animate new players. Either way, when talking to other (non-Dip) boardgamers at MidCon, they seemed in general very interested in Diplomacy and willing to give it a try if the opportunity arises.
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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby Strategus » 07 Nov 2018, 14:49

I can front up on Spirit Games. My local games shop. Fly any ideas throigh me. And I agree we met a few people who had previously played. I think the one thing that puts a few people off is the time required to play a full game. We also talked about maybe squeezing in some speeddip next time, and this might encourage one or two.
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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby Jack007 » 07 Nov 2018, 16:38

I'm not sure if Spirit Games Shop is connected to that e-zine. As I understood through conversations they might be not, just coincidentally sharing the same name. Dunno exactly. But of course game shops are also a good place where to reach out for fellow dip gamers.
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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby joe92 » 08 Nov 2018, 01:43

Great write up Günther, thanks! Perhaps next year I'll be able to attend. Do you know where it will be yet?

Also, love seeing the Heptarchy map printed out into a game board. Looks fantastic :D I don't think I saw the finished product till now.

Although I couldn't make it I just want to say thanks for the generosity offered. When Pootle messaged me and I said I wouldn't be able to make it but also wouldn't be able to afford the trip down, she immediately responded saying if money was an issue she was sure they would find a way to sort a room out for me. That was just tremendously generous of you to offer that. Really took me by surprise. Thank you :)

Looks to have been a great event, and a lot of fun!
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Re: MidCon - A review - and AARs

Postby Phlegmatic » 08 Nov 2018, 19:16

joe92 - check out my post about a F2F game in Feb/March next year, it might appeal to you!
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