Vox Republica 145: Breaking Into Origins

Episode 145

Length: 59:29

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DESCRIPTION: This week, Erin and Ryan chat about their experiences from their first trip to the Origins Game Fair. They discuss things they saw, things they played, what they liked, and what they wished they had done differently. If you’re an Origins regular, how did their time in Columbus compare to yours? And if you’ve never been, does their conversation make you want to? Just wondering…



QUICK TOPICS – (16:42):

  • Erin and Ryan discuss the rather unexpected news about the popular gaming furniture company Geek Chic going out of business.


  • We were Origins bound this year! Marking Erin and Ryan’s first trip to Origins – albeit not at the same time – they cover a number of things pertaining to how they thought about the convention going up to it, what they did while they were there, and their thoughts of attending in retrospect. Areas included:
    • Reasons for attending
    • Attendance numbers for 2017
    • Highlights of various games played and seen
    • Events we got to partake in while at Origins
    • Pros and cons of the convention
    • and yes, even an inordinate amount of travel woes

PLUGS – (59:02):

  • You can check out Ryan’s written recap of his first Origins experience here!
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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.