Gaming areas too loud

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brendar, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. crunchy

    crunchy Level 0 Character

    Index cards are cheap but the rest might be a bit costly. Maybe downgrade to a lightweight one-ear headset with a custom phone app that runs like a conference call or something? It wouldn't be the same without an enormous springy antenna on top though.
  2. stahlnee

    stahlnee Spellbinder

    Recommend avoiding anything requiring players and GMs to have to bring to the table. If something is required there will be a number of folks left out or turned off.
  3. dndgeek

    dndgeek Troubadour

    I found the volume level to be much better this year. We literally had to yell our intentions in Harold Johnson's game on Saturday last year. Scrapping the band, spreading out and utilizing curtains, if affordable, all sound like good ways to go. I will try to be more conscious of volume next year and control my table if/when needed.
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  4. Traxion

    Traxion Footpad

    While the over-all volume was better, there were a couple circumstances where the volume was too much. Most notably I had a game that had to be stopped after about an hour due to the volume being too much for our hearing impaired GM. I hope that GM's with hearing issues are allowed to use some of the private "VIP" rooms next year.
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Level 0 Character

    This would be great. It also pays to run your game early in the morning if you are hard of hearing or soft-spoken. I will reconsider running my events in the future during the peak hours of the convention, in favor of starting early or maybe running very late in the evening/night.
  6. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    Any word on this?
  7. Reidzilla

    Reidzilla Level 0 Character

    It turns out one of my regular players is one of the three people in charge of Concentric. I've passed his contact info on so they should have a chance to talk soon.
    As of right now, there are no CCC cons planned for this year.
  8. Melf

    Melf Administrator Staff Member

    Michael- I sure hope you and the whole DGS crew return for many years! We love having you at Gary Con.
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  9. Melf

    Melf Administrator Staff Member

    That is a really useful bit of information to gather. Do you GM have any conditions that might impact your ability to run a game in a large open room- or something to that effect
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  10. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

    ...but please leave the speaker at home! :cool:

    *ducks and runs*
  11. osarious

    osarious Chevalier

    Or clear it with the surrounding tables.....
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  12. Reidzilla

    Reidzilla Level 0 Character

    Very much this. I was relaying the background intro for the adventure to my players when the music started. I did not bother to fight to be heard as my voice was already shot. While I waited, I could see that many of the other GMs and players at the surrounding tables were not happy.
  13. heyscot

    heyscot Level 0 Character

    Other than spread people out more and getting rid of the bar band, I saw sound baffling walls at NTRPG con that really helped reduce noise. Still had fun!
  14. makerofthings

    makerofthings Chevalier

    I have also had people complain about people laughing to much during my games so I have decided to take out all the humor from all my game henceforth. Which is weird because all my games have such somber themes.
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  15. sir jon

    sir jon Spellbinder

    Wait, so we get dour, dark and gothy? I'm terrified now.
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  16. stahlnee

    stahlnee Spellbinder

    It's astounding
    Time is fleeting
    Madness takes its toll
    But listen closely
    Not for very much longer
    I've got to keep control
    I remember doing the Time Warp
    Drinking those moments when
    The blackness would hit me
    And the void would be calling
  17. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Troubadour

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    Jarlaxle Troubadour

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    Jarlaxle Troubadour

  20. Eddie

    Eddie Level 0 Character


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