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  1. KnightOfTheWolf
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    I’ve heard really bad things about the Mayfair staff in general from friends who attend and exhibit at GenCon. Apparently the Mayfair staff has behaved badly enough that my friends refuse to buy anything but used Mayfair games so as not to directly support them.

    As for Lords of Waterdeep, I’m wondering if they realized their production stream was over committed. I know a bunch of people have been reported being put on back order for the expansion from preorders at least as early as April.

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    1. Alex
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      That’s a shame to hear about your experience at Mayfair. When Stephanie and I demoed Downfall of Pompeii, we had a good demo leader, and ended up making a purchase based on our experience. Your mileage may vary, clearly, but your friend’s experience (and ours) really show the need for companies to make sure that all their workers are putting their best foot forward with their customers.

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      1. KnightOfTheWolf
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        Not just in front of customers, but also in front of conference workers and other exhibitors as well. You never know who might be a potential customer in a setting like that.

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  2. Raf
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    Great post. I loved the format. I’m new to gaming so I didn’t really put much thought towards GenCon but it’s definitely on my calendar for next year!

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    1. Alex
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      If you’re into board gaming (clearly, since you’re here), Gen Con is not to be missed. We’ll see you there next year!

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  3. Walt Mueller
    Walt Mueller at |

    Thanks for picking up Bruges for me, Tony. I wish I could have gone, but I WILL go next year! Also, my shipment of Trains arrived yesterday, so I’ve got some new titles to bring to my Chicago gaming group meetup on Saturday. Game on!

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  4. Steve
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    It sounds amazing and I want you to know, I’m officially jealous of you all.

    Now all I need is to convince my wife we need to spend our summer holiday in the USA next year ;)

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  5. Jonathan Love
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    I’m glad you got to try out the Sentinels Tactics prototype! It was tons of fun. From what I understand from the creators, the game will be kickstarted. No official date yet, but I heard talk of it being put on kickstarter early 2014.

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