Like any subterranean cloister, our people have tooled a lot of custom language to depict our mysteries. Jargon serves many purposes, as a shibboleth it excels, but it's also a form of linguistic compression that saves an incredible amount of time.
Most people can't perceive what we're talking about at all. The best we can hope for often is a kind of bemused curiosity; many people respond to new information, especially densely coded information, as something between an insult and a chop to the trachea. Even explaining the fundamental conceptual space of Pokemon GO Fest would require supreme patience on virtually everyone's part.
So much stuff is about to come out. Good God. An idea that Ryan Hartman (Our Director of Events and Dragonborn Narcissist, Donaar Blit'zen) had for was to make recap videos that would cover a whole arc, and let you get caught up faster. There is an amazing animator and fan of the show that goes by the name of that we identified immediately as being somebody we'd want to work with on these. He has just… because, and he was a dream to work with - I can't wait to start on the next one. Here's his recap (Zee-Cap?) that condenses most of Episodes 1-4!
If you're looking for more of the Acquisitions Incorporated that has Jim Darkmagic, Omin Dran, and Pat Rothfuss' daring chandelier-ophile Viari, there'll be for you at PAX West - check the just released for more. Who is the fourth player? All I can say for certain is that we'll have something special for the true enthusiast next Tuesday.
Hey! Tomorrow - Saturday, August 12th, from 11am to 4pm - our will be open for business. All kinds of stuff, from ancient rarities all the way up to televisions, ping pong tables, and even props from Acquisitions Incorporated stage games and production set dressing standees from Strip Search! As I've said before: bring a friend, and bring a truck. I'll be there, if you want to nerd out on a variety of topics. , pick your time, and I'll see you tomorrow!