Gen Con Underground shirts and hats!
In addition to the shirts and hats that say 55.
Shut up and take my money!
If I wanted fake news, I just watch TV.
That being "said", I was expecting somethign along the lines of RPGtravel having some type of gaming event in the Catacombs.
The high price for tickets was, well, high, but it also came with two free meal coupons for the food court above the game, and I definitely took home the most swag in my Gen-Con gaming history from that game: a hardback? campaign book, a dice tray, whatever miniature I was using, a dice set, a collectable pin, and some coupons too. RPGTravel definitely does their part to justify the high prices, though of course whether it is worth it for any specific person is another question. My insane friend who has not seriously attended Gen-Con in like 15+ years bought my ticket without me even being able to talk him out of it, so I did not have to weigh those factors for myself, haha.
As an April fools joke it was a rousing success based on the majority of our feedback, so I will endorse it for next year for sure!
It may have even spawned some swag.
Back when Thinkgeek was still around (not the watered-down version at Gamestop) they would put out fake items for April Fools each year. You could click on an 'order' or 'notify' button. The product that got the most clicks was actually produced for sale. My favorite was the tauntaun sleeping bag.
As long as they don't try to replicate the smell too...
The smell happens if it gets used a lot and not washed....
Ok the shirt is (barely) different than the general one in that it does say “VIG” (which I didn’t notice at first). Actually I missed the whole April Fools thing and think it would have been funnier if it were more plausible.
A future request though: no more black t-shirts please.