Tuesday, January 24, 2006

2 Proposals...

I have 2 proposals:

1. Single out nights for group games, and nights for 2 player games. Group games seem to be our forte, but there are a lot of 2 player games I'd like to try and/or see. I've been itching for HotS for a while. And Ben and Jon seemed to have been into Command and Colors but were interrupted when we started a 6 player RRtycoon. There are many out there to be tried too.... Blue Moon, Memoir 44, Crusader Rex, and a bunch of other wargames as I've noticed recently. Heck, we could make a Wargame night. We could all meet and sit in separate tables and play these 2 player games. That way we all still get to hang out, play these gems ,and get to see what others are trying out.

2. Not talk about Thoughthammer while in DL. Heheheh! I felt bad about it and didn't even notice until it was too late. I think Kendahl pointed that out. It's the least we can do to the guys that provide the hang out spot. I'd go as far as suggesting we should buy from them at least the cheap ~$10 games every now and then as a way to say "thanks".

My 2 cents.


At 8:45 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

Those are both good ideas, Rob. Regarding the different types of game night - how many 'types' do we want to define? I'd think three at the very most, but what should they be? Wargame, Euro, and Other? 2-player, multiplayer, and mega (5+ players, 3+ hours)? Should we make it part of the regular schedule, i.e. Tuesdays at DL is always Wargame night, or assign the type to the night a few days in advance? Why do I always have to make things complex?

Not mentioning Thoughthammer and other online merchants out loud at DL is a pretty good idea, also. At worst, we could be sure to purchase all our gaming 'incidentals' there (dice, card sleeves, etc).

At 10:25 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Patrick said...

Amazingly, I think that this could actually be possible. It seems like we have a steady 3 game nights per week.

At 11:37 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Fantastic ideas. I was thinking similar thoughts last night on the ride home.

At least for me, I'll have to make tough choices about where I spend my precious gaming time... My precious... Whew! Sorry, I almost lost it there for a second.

Plannig is good. If possible, I like to know what I'm going to play ahead of time so I can brush up on the rules and pack my brain in advance.

If possible, I'd like to snag one of the bigger rooms when we play at DL. I found it just a little hard to concentrate on the game with all the activity on the main floor. Brian said he liked the lighting in the main room better, though, so others may have different opinions.

After the "Thought Hammer Incident" last night I totally feel compelled to show Dragons Lair some love. They've been quite cool to us, and I'd at least like to show them a little business. Maybe I can pick up some dice I can customize for C&C Ancients; that Mimix deck I need to buy; etc.

At 12:13 PM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I bought some dice there a few months ago for War of the Ring and my Columbia Games mainly.

I was thinking last night of getting Fairy Tale for $15. But I didn't...which is unfortunate b/c now I know I can get it at THoughthammer for $9.75! Still, I will get it at DL.

It's cool that we like the game types per night idea. I would at least start by dividing it between 2 player and group games. Probably the "host" could call out a theme: Euros, Wargames, party games, etc, trying to keep it in balance with what's been played before. Of course, this doesn't have to be set in stone....like last night; after RR tycoon, Brian, Jon, Chad and I had a lightning round of Fairy Tale. Pretty sweet. Again, Chad and I ended last. We rock.

At 5:13 PM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

I don't particularly feel the need to divide games up by type, but it's not a bad idea to set aside days for multiplayer vs 2er (which does effectively divide up by type, often).

In practice, people will just play what interests them the most.

At 5:22 PM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Amy said...

I agree with Brian. Perhaps we could plan ahead as to what type will be played, but since I can't make it to any of the sessions during the week, I'd hate to get stuck always playing just one type on the weekends.

At 7:34 PM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Hey, I just noticed... this was our 100th Blog post! Woo hoo!

At 8:28 PM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Again...just a suggestion... nothing set in stone, but it sure would be cool to have a big mama jama game night (coined by Patrick), a wargame night (hosted by Ben? hehe).. an eclectic mix game night (at Amy's), or any mix of the above. I agree Brian: probably more than themes, I'd do group vs 2 player games. But themes would be cool too.

I made this proposal because I was just looking for a way to play those cool 2 player games "together" as a group without having to resort to splitting the group up by doing "single-person invitations". Although I think it would be very cool inviting Ben, or Jon, or Brian or whoever over to my house for a game of Hammer of the Scots, I prefer to meet up with the whole group to play 2 player games.

This hobby unlike many others, is highly dependable on human interaction. I can play my guitar, or play golf, or workout on my own (other hobbies I pursue), but when it comes to boardgaming, you need others to nurture this hobby.

Please, mind my stream of consciousness... it's been a while since I've rambled. Back to work.

At 8:56 PM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I'm having a hard night envisioning any theme I night I wouldn't enjoy... Wargame night (weekend); Euro-night; party-game night; horror game night; etc.

Parker Brothers night might not be so good...

I have to get some gaming in now before the AF sends me away for a while in March.

My other hobbies: running; woodworking (no fingers lost yet...); reading; and part-time military engineer (no satchel charges or flamethrowers, unfortunately though).


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