Monday Gaming & Mini-con thoughts
Are people going to be around this monday? If so, I'm open to suggestions although I do have another ginormous game to try out. The living rules are online if people are interested.
But I could live with Roads and Boats, or Scepter of Zavandor, or Sword of Rome or ... lots of things.
Jacqui and I were considering trying to organize a mini-convention, perhaps on MLK weekend in January. We've done this before, basically you get a hotel's conference center (which can usually hold ~20 people) for the weekend. These are fairly cheap, because businesses don't tend to rent on weekends (especially holiday weekends).
This struck us as a good idea, although that was before we started having lots of all day game events (at DL or wherever). One aspect it does give is the monster game that you are in complete control of. Everyone tired? Lock the room and come back in the morning.
In any case, would people be interested in this? It would probably take ~$20/head (or so) to cover the room costs for the weekend. [Out of towners would presumably rent a room for the 'convention' and each room rented would lower costs. There would be a discount for people out of town. [I expect some people may come from Austin, perhaps one or two from further away.] Given the hosts, our kids would be around some of the time. [Caveat Gamer].
The other option is a "NameCon" where "Name" throws open their house for the weekend. I've been to a dozen of these, and they are great. We don't really have the setup for it (and I'm not banishing our kids upstairs for several hours), but if someone else wanted to host ... I wouldn't be agin' it.