• Origins Live Blogging Day 1: Literally the Road to Worlds


    The first full day I can make? Friday. But that won't deter me! I'll be taking a little video and talking here as I travel. Will I see anything interesting? Who knows! But if I do, you'll know about it first. Most recent updates will be at the top. This will be about Dice Masters and the con, as I intend to squeeze the most out of this as I can!

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    9:30 - I'm here! Hanging out with a big Dice Masters contingent. I hear many teams today had zero PXG.

    8:10 - so a dumb question. When County borders are such that you swap between two different counties multiple times over the span of, say, a mile, is it really necessary to post a sign to let you know you're entering that county again?

    7:52 - Those who have wished for more variety in top tier teams should be pleased. What I am hearing is that there is a random assortment of really good and creative teams. In other news, I am stuck in traffic and going less than 5 mph.

    7:24 - Stopping to eat and stretch my legs. I've heard the meta described as surprising. Can't wait to see what that means.

    6:31 - Ohio, I am in you.

    6:16 - West Virginia, I am in you.

    6:11 - Interstate 70 is boring.

    5:30 - I'm using voice dictation, so if any of this is weird, that is why. I learned the hard way that the toll plaza that I needed to go through only took ones and fives, this after stopping at the ATM and getting some 20s. Whoops. I held up the line as somebody walked over to my car to give me some change. How embarrassing.

    5:00 PM - I'm on the road for Columbus! At least, sort of. Have to hit the good old ATM first. I had to sit in a mind numbing seminar so I'll be trying to make this solo trip as entertaining as I can - recording some video, etc. Maybe it'll be totally uneventful! But I need to try. I need to laugh because - after this session - if I don't I'll cry.
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Poor Dave, if only your state's toll booths simply tolled by plate. We are so advanced here in FL.
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      Come to Wisconsin. We don't need no stinking toll roads here.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      You have roads Ken? Like legit 4+ lane roads, not those roads you have to pass tractors and Amish buggies on.
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      Those aren't mutually exclusive. I've never seen a buggy on the Marquette Interchange:



      ...but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.