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Author:  GobO_Fire [ Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:20 pm ]
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No, what killed it was when some genius at Hasbro decided taking the WizOs away from community management - something they were very good at, as evidenced by the growth at the site over the years - was a good plan. I know how hard the GMs on the Castle of Fun worked just to get a few games setup. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into planning UnCon.

Author:  GobO_Althalus [ Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:35 pm ]
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GobO_Admin wrote:
I can also commit to running a number of quick daily contests as well, with random prizes tba.
I have...ideas for these.

Author:  tony3 [ Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:58 pm ]
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So I'm posting this just to get things moving, not because I think I'm capable (or really want) to manage this thing.

Signups!


UnCon management:

Event Holder: (state which forum/brief synopsis of type of game/prize?)

Author:  LilyStorm [ Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:28 pm ]
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I think I was around for the last one or two, but was never fast enough to win anything and it was very sad. I hope this happens and I win something. Either way it should be fun.

Author:  Tevish Szat [ Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:32 pm ]
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I loved UnCon in the day: it handed out great forum bling, and I do recall at least once receiving an unexpected package from wizards of actual prize. More importantly, they were great times when activity was pushed high, everyone went everywhere, and the whole place came alive even more than usual.

Since UnCon has been long dead over on Wizards, I would be all for resurrecting it here.

Author:  squinty_eyes [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:03 am ]
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I'd be willing to run a contest or two in YMtC. If there is a theme, I'll certainly work it in. For prizes, as I said, I can offer Steam games. Or if the admins are willing a badge or title, something like that.

~SE++

Author:  Aaarrrgh [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:24 am ]
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I would be willing to toss together one or two contests for the MtG Flavor boards. I would not be able to do anything in regards to organization/prizes, but contest running I could do.

Author:  sarah [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:42 am ]
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Right now we've had several people offer up various prizes, although a certain percentage of those are likely to be for contests that they already have in mind, but I know at least a few are just offering general prizes for others' contests, and we will also be offering quite a few forum prizes such as customer titles, and maybe other things as well.

Author:  Aaarrrgh [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:20 am ]
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GobO_Fire wrote:
We could call ours GobCon (short for Goblin Convention).

[UnCon actually stood for Unconventional Convention.]


How can we have a Goblin Convention at No Goblins Allowed?

I would suggest NoCon.

Author:  tony3 [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:33 am ]
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Aaarrrgh wrote:
GobO_Fire wrote:
We could call ours GobCon (short for Goblin Convention).

[UnCon actually stood for Unconventional Convention.]


How can we have a Goblin Convention at No Goblins Allowed?

I would suggest NoCon.



GobCon or UnCon would be better.

Author:  Yxoque [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:14 am ]
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What is UnCon and how does it work?

Author:  Rush_Clasic [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:29 am ]
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UnCon (Unconventional Convention) was a forum-wide convention held on the WOTC forums filled with member run contests, discussions with WOTC staff, artist giveaways, and so on. It was very similar to a real-life gaming convention, just online instead. The WizOs (now ORCs) ran a lot of it, back when they were actually allowed to interact with the community. It was basically the best part of the online year.

GobO_Admin wrote:
Right now we've had several people offer up various prizes, although a certain percentage of those are likely to be for contests that they already have in mind, but I know at least a few are just offering general prizes for others' contests, and we will also be offering quite a few forum prizes such as customer titles, and maybe other things as well.


Rush_Clasic
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Author:  Yxoque [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:16 am ]
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Rush_Clasic wrote:
UnCon (Unconventional Convention) was a forum-wide convention held on the WOTC forums filled with member run contests, discussions with WOTC staff, artist giveaways, and so on. It was very similar to a real-life gaming convention, just online instead. The WizOs (now ORCs) ran a lot of it, back when they were actually allowed to interact with the community. It was basically the best part of the online year.

Ah. Cool. Maybe the Expanded Multiverse should run a contest and host a Q&A or something. Maybe something about MtG worldbuilding.

Author:  GobO_Fire [ Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:29 am ]
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I could maybe arrange for a Q&A in the forums with a Pathfinder freelancer. Only maybe at this point - it would depend on details as to whether I could interest somebody into coming over and spending an hour or two answering forum posts.

Author:  miss_bun [ Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:33 am ]
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That would be amazing!

Author:  Glare_of_the_Loxodon [ Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:41 am ]
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I wholeheartedly support UnCon. :thumbsup:

Author:  Cato [ Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:01 am ]
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We cannot fail with the aid of the stalwart loxodon.

I'd love uncon, but there would be some challenges to pulling it off. Unlike WOTC, we can't randomly bring in artists and staff members to hang out and chat, so a lot of this Uncon would end up being contests and games that we have ourselves. Also, since the GobOs have more real world commitments than the WizOs, they might not have the time necessary to devote to setting up the festival.

What we need to figure out is:
1: What activities will we be doing for uncon?
2: To what extent will this be centrally managed by the mods and to what extent will it be players just making random contests?
3: Who does what?

Prizes matter, but I don't think they're nearly as important as figuring everything else out.

Author:  Lilan [ Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:47 am ]
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Uncon stopped running the year I showed up, always looked like a lot of fun. I'd definitely be excited to see it come back.

Author:  tony3 [ Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:16 pm ]
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So... I vote that Zammm takes care of this for us and gets this going...! :D

And now a round of applause for so graciously accepting this task... :clap:


FEEL THE OBLIGATION ZAMMM. FEEL IT.

Author:  Ko [ Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:23 pm ]
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tony3 wrote:
So... I vote that Zammm takes care of this for us and gets this going

zammm hasn't registered yet though ? ? ?

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