-Be completely lacking in situational awareness and block bottlenecks (like doors and aisle crosswalks) while you stand around checking a map, texting, taking photos, or whatever. It's not like there's ANYONE ELSE at this convention, right?
-Be a loud, obnoxious prick every chance you get. What's one REALLY loud/obnoxious voice above the din of the crowd, even if you're a drunken idiot trying to contact astronauts in orbit through the power of your voice alone? Surely no one will notice.
Ignore the General Etiquette Guidelines thread!
(And I even just found out about Georgia Reese's only in time to learn it was closed!)
I’m going to bring a double wide stroller into the exhibit hall and act sheepish and embarrassed while people acting “chivalrous” literally throw their arms out to block crossing traffic so I may walk through unhindered. (It has only been 3 years…I’m not still salty about this at all…)
Get in a food truck line and wait until you're at the window to start looking over the menu. Then take your time and ask 1000 questions about if the steak taco truck is fully organic and vegan.
Make sure to walk with your crew four-abreast through the con like you own the place instead of walking single-file.
Have really loud conversations on your phone instead of texts.
Make sure not to tip your bartenders and food servers - burn the locals as much as possible.
>>>>>No-show an event you have tickets for.
>>>>>Get any friends that signed up with you to blow it off too.
>>>>>Rationalize the no-show by pretending the GM will easily find replacement players with generics.
>>>>>Act offended when called out for doing this.
My crew actually did this last year. We had a D&D game split into two 2 hours sessions. In the first session, we spent 45 minutes getting our first level characters ready. Yes, we spend 3/8th of the game just making up starting characters! Then we spent nearly another 45 minutes kicking in door after door after door (we had no thief so the DM just had us rolling Strength checks over and over). Worst. Game. Ever.
The next night we had the same DM for the same time period. We didn't even try to cash in our tickets so his table had 3 out of 6 no shows.
Was this a series of events sponsored by a particular company or gaming group? Is so, did anyone express their dissatisfaction to an EO at the conclusion of the first session?