Gen Con 2017: Where Are Shane and I-Hsien?

We are at Gen Con from August 16th through August 20th, 2017. We’re loosely adhering to the following schedule, but be sure to follow I-Hsien and Shane on Twitter for the latest update on our goings-on. We’re always looking to meet up with friends, especially if you suggest we get a beer, and Twitter is the easiest way to reach us during Gen Con.

Outside of this schedule, we’ll spend most of our time wandering the dealer hall, dropping in on interesting-sounding seminars (fun fact: they’re free and no one checks tickets!), or cracking open and testing out our Gen Con loot, likely in the lobby of the Marriott Downtown (350 W Maryland St., across from the ICC) or Omni hotels.

Wednesday, 8/16:

11am: Shane lands in Indianapolis

4pm: I-Hsien lands in Indianapolis

5pm-11pm: Union Station – Nickel Plate, RPG Academy Pre-Gen Con Meet & Greet ZED17103505 (I-Hsien & Shane)

Thursday, 8/17:

11am-12pm: Westin – Capitol II, What’s New With Monte Cook Games? SEM17115520 (I-Hsien & Shane)

7pm-8pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station C, Don’t Split the Podcast Network Q&A SEM17117490 (I-Hsien & Shane)

Friday, 8/18:

11am-12pm: ICC 244, The Secrets Of Superhero RPGs SEM17121714 (I-Hsien)

1pm-4pm: ICC 244:11, Nights Black Agents “The Van Helsing Letter” RPG17124964 (I-Hsien & Shane)

9pm-10:30pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station C, Introduction to RPG Podcasting SEM17106539 (Shane, with an I-Hsien cameo?)

Saturday, 8/19:

9am-1:30pm: JW Marriott, Headspace (I-Hsien & Shane)

12pm-1pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station B, What’s Up with Ulisses North America SEM17109002 (I-Hsien & Shane both tentative)

2pm-6:30pm: JW Marriott, Masks (I-Hsien & Shane)

8:00pm-12:00am: JW Marriott (N Delaware St), ONE SHOT Gen Con Meetup (I-Hsien & Shane, tentatively)

Sunday, 8/20:

9:20am: Save vs. Despair! Return flights to NYC. (I-Hsien & Shane)

TPT #59: Monte Cook, Worldbuilding & Invisible Sun

Hosts I-Hsien and Shane talk about worldbuilding with one of the greats: Monte Cook, creator of Planescape, Numenera and the new RPG Invisible Sun. He talks about his sources of inspiration, breaking through creative lulls, and what it would take to get him back into Planescape (spoiler: it’s not money, but that couldn’t hurt). (56m)

Important Links:

Invisible Sun Kickstarter: Kickstarter ends September 16, 2016.

Path of Suns: Learn more about Invisible Sun

Contact us:

Twitter: @TPTcast

Email: totalpartythrill@gmail.com

Web: www.totalpartythrillcast.com

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iTunes Review Contest Giveaway: Pathfinder Horror Adventures

As we mentioned on TPT #55, we’re currently running a contest for our listeners now through August 31st. Entry is simple: just leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. We ask for iTunes reviews on every episode because they are the best way to help share the show with new listeners, grow our audience, and keep the TPT community strong. As a thanks for taking the time to download iTunes, we’re offering a bribe contest: we’ll send a copy of Paizo’s Pathfinder Horror Adventures to one lucky listener chosen at random from the iTunes reviews!

Contest Details:

Entry:

  1. Submit a 5-star review on iTunes
  2. If your review is chosen, contact us via Twitter or email to provide your shipping address.

If you’ve already submitted an iTunes Review:

Thank you! We haven’t forgotten about you! You can enter the contest as well. Simply send an email with subject “Contest” and your iTunes username and we’ll include your review in the drawing.

Winner Announcement:

The winner will be announced September 8th, both here and on the podcast.

Gen Con 2016: Where Are Shane and I-Hsien?

We are at Gen Con from August 3rd through August 6th, 2016. We’re loosely adhering to the following schedule, but be sure to follow I-Hsien and Shane on Twitter for the latest update on our goings-on. We’re always looking to meet up with friends, especially if you suggest we get a beer, and Twitter is the easiest way to reach us at during Gen Con.

Outside of this schedule, we’ll spend most of our time wandering the dealer hall, dropping in on interesting-sounding seminars (fun fact: they’re free and no one checks tickets!), or cracking open and testing out our Gen Con loot, likely in the lobby of the Marriott Downtown (350 W Maryland St., across from the ICC) or Omni hotels.

Wednesday, 8/3:

2:30pm: Shane lands in Indianapolis

5pm-9pm: Union Station – Lincoln, Pre-Gen Con, hosted by The RPG Academy ZED16102815 (Shane)

10pm: I-Hsien lands in Indianapolis

Thursday, 8/4:

1pm-5pm: JW Marriott – Griffin Room, Star Wars Edge of the Empire by Rich Howard (I-Hsien & Shane)

5pm-6pm: Westin – Council, Q&A with Keith Baker SEM16101027 (I-Hsien & Shane)

8:30pm-1:30am: tentatively blocked

Friday, 8/5:

11am-12pm: ICC – 500 Ballroom, Q&A with Critical Role! SEM16100967 (I-Hsien & Shane)

1pm-2:30pm: Westin – Grand Ballroom V, Fantasy Flight Games: In-Flight Report SEM1685233 (I-Hsien & Shane)

5:30pm-10pm: Union Station – Grand Hall, 2016 ENnies Award Show ENT1685673 (I-Hsien & Shane)

7pm-8pm: Crowne Plaza – Penn Station C, The Campaign Podcast: Evading the Empire for Fun & Profits SEM1691608 (I-Hsien & Shane, depending on ENnies schedule/outcome)

Saturday, 8/6:

3pm-4pm: Crowne Plaza – Grand Central Ballroom A, What’s up with Posthuman Studios & Eclipse Phase? SEM1686661 (I-Hsien & Shane)

7:30pm-9:30pm: The Tap (N Delaware St), One Shot Network Meetup (I-Hsien & Shane, tentatively)

Sunday, 8/7:

11am: Save vs. Despair! Return flights to NYC. (I-Hsien & Shane)

ENnies 2016

ENnies 2016 Nomination

Update: Voting has closed, so we’ve removed the link. Thank you so much for the support!

This morning, the ENnie Awards announced their list of 2016 nominees. Much to our surprise, Total Party Thrill was nominated in the category of Best Podcast. Beginning July 11th, the awards will be open to a fan vote for the winner.

Before we spend the next couple weeks begging for votes, we want to acknowledge everyone who helps, listens, writes-in, shares, reviews, and supports our show. Our incredible community of listeners keeps us going. Thank you so much for your passion and encouragement.

If you’ve never listened to Total Party Thrill, check out Episode 0, where we introduce the show. It’s only 10 minutes long, and gives a brief overview of what we talk about on a weekly basis. If you’re interested in the Mourning Glory campaign recaps, start at the beginning with TPT #1: Heists & The Swashbuckler (62m). If you’re looking for our favorite and most popular episodes, we recommend:

TPT #35: Playing Dwarves & The Dwarven Defender (63m), our original submission for ENnies consideration.

TPT #11: Social Contracts & The Scum-Sucking Lawyer (55m)

TPT #45: Prophecies & The Combat Oracle (53m)

If you want to know more about us, check out the Q&A from our friends over at Tribality, or follow us on Twitter, @TPTcast.

Thanks,

Your hosts, I-Hsien & Shane

Total Party Thrill’s Holiday D&D One Shot

As we mentioned on TPT #20, Shane is planning to run a D&D one shot over the holidays. So far, as few listeners have reached out to join in the game. I want to give a quick update with as much information as possible, and encourage anyone who’s interested to reach out to us either on Twitter (@TPTcast) or via email (totalpartythrill@gmail.com).

Please note: this game will not be streamed or recorded.

What: D&D 5E One Shot, based on an excerpt from the Out of the Abyss adventure.

When: December 30th starting at 7:00pm EST. We’re aiming for a 4 hour session, and definitely won’t go past midnight EST.

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