Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Under the Heading of "That was interesting...."

I attended GenCon on Sunday, and one of the first things I noticed were the promotions for Rift.

No, not Rifts, the pencil and paper RPG, but Rift.  You know, the MMO from Trion.

The swag bag contained a copy of the game --the same copy that you find in the stores right now-- and the cloth necklace your badge hangs on had "Rift" printed all over it.

Methinks that Trion knows their audience, and if you can understand GURPS or Pathfinder, you can figure out Rift.

Of course, there were a few people pissed off at Rift because it was close enough in name to Rifts that they got some haters just because of that.  It's not like the concept of a 'rift' in time and space is anything new or unique to Rifts, so I shrugged it off.

Oh, and for the curious, there was a huge area for WoW TCG called Darkmoon Faire --which I laughed about, telling my brother-in-law that there were more people in this Darkmoon Faire than the one in-game-- and it was well populated.


  1. It's at those events you can trade your crafting materials cards for other cards! I don't think there will be any near me, though. It sounds fun though, I'm glad you had a good time. :D

  2. @Vid-- Yeah, it was a blast, and to think I saw only about maybe 1/3 of the entire con is pretty amazing. I could have spent the entire day wandering around the exhibit hall --stretching that to two days if I tried some of the games out-- and that's not counting all of the regular gaming that goes on. Or the other stuff, like panels.

    Since it kind of veers off the MMO orientation of this blog, I started a multi-post Con Report on my regular blog.