Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, February 8th

I know Tiffany knows this, but are y'all aware that there will supposedly be a Worldwake (MTG) release party on Monday, February 8th. They are talking about having 30-32 participants for the tournament, so Monday may be rather busy for board gaming. If there was ever interest in exploring a local restaurant venue as a test, this might be it.

However, it's likely I'll be participating in the release party. :)

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At 11:46 AM, January 26, 2010, Blogger scott said...

I wonder if this means that Jeff and Amy will be making an appearance?
So is there an easy way to explain how this expansion is improving MTG?

 
At 2:33 PM, January 26, 2010, Blogger Anne said...

Scott: In answer to your question...No.

The set as a whole may not improve MTG, but there are bound to be a few humdinger cards that can affect certain cards/decks.

 
At 6:07 PM, January 26, 2010, Blogger Brian said...

Has anyone talked to Dragon's Lair to ask them if they'll still let us have the tables or if they are commandeering things for the release?

If we still get 2-3 tables, it's probably worth showing up. We may attract new recruits that way....if we don't get reserved space then we can explore options.

 
At 9:48 PM, January 26, 2010, Blogger Rob said...

I like your thinking Brian. I guess we can ask next week.

 
At 7:46 AM, January 27, 2010, Blogger Jeff said...

They're reprinting Quicksand. More copies of Quicksand improves MTG.

I read the Worldwake spoiler last night. "Humdinger" certainly applies.

 
At 10:43 AM, January 27, 2010, Blogger Anne said...

I just sent Karl an email. Essentially, if the event is popular, seating for the tournament will need to spill into our area and/or the rooms. So, it will be a play it by ear thing...Plus the event doesn't start until 7pm, so an early start it should be fine. My only concern was that if it was a popular event, it creates for a noisier, more crowded environment, and the board gaming experience gets a bit degraded.

 
At 6:10 PM, January 27, 2010, Blogger Chris said...

My concern would be that they would reserve all the tables in the main area in advance for the MTG function. A side room will not be enough to accomodate our recent attendance, and especially with the other Mon night regulars (Go, Dungeon Delve, etc.) we're going to run out of room or be left to fight for what room there is. I think we ought to ask ahead of time if they plan to reserve all the tables in the main room for their event (as they've done when they've had the sailing ship combatty tournament thing in the past). If they do, we might want to find somewhere else (is there somewhere else???) or skip a week or something.

 
At 8:21 PM, January 27, 2010, Blogger Tiffany said...

They should have a couple rooms open if nothing else. Since that's a Warhammer off week. Ill ask Karl tomorrow when I see him out at IBT.

 
At 3:36 PM, January 28, 2010, Blogger Mike S said...

Cliff at Gamelot is doing his pre releases on Friday at Midnight and Sunday, not sure of the time on the sunday one. he's expecting over 100 for each day.

 
At 5:06 PM, January 28, 2010, Blogger Chris said...

The only thing in our favor for having room is that DL doesn't do typical MTG business (i.e. selling individual cards) so maybe the MTG players that would attend a "premiere" would go somewhere else like Gamelot.

All the same, Mike's info sounds like we may get crowded out. I'm not saying, I'm just saying...

 
At 8:17 AM, February 01, 2010, Blogger seanp said...

We can just say --

Oh cool, Magic? Sure, I'll preview... let me just set up this custom playmat that looks a lot like a dungeon with paladins and imps. It adds to the theme...

 
At 8:26 AM, February 01, 2010, Blogger Anne said...

**Envisions a Star Wars fan v. Star Trek fan style showdown a la "Fanboys" between board gamers and magic players.**

 
At 12:35 PM, February 01, 2010, Blogger seanp said...

I snap pretty good-- let's rumble!

 
At 6:48 AM, February 02, 2010, Blogger Mike S said...

Play it cool boy...

but seriously there should be no problems with accomidations though
if we want to toss a couple of fold up chairs into our vehicles, it couldn't hurt, as seating may be the biggest issue, whear-as table space does not seem to be an issue at all.

 
At 7:08 AM, February 02, 2010, Blogger Anne said...

As of the beginning of last evening, they had nowhere near the 32 spots for the release, but a bunch of regular magic players haven't signed up yet. I agree, as long as no outsiders sign up for the release, space shouldn't be too bad. However, if there is a surge of attendance, they may very well need our tables.

Bringing extra chairs or having a contingency plan like stashing some disinfectant wipes and paper towels and migrating to wing stop for dinner and gaming (I hear their tables are dirty), might be handy.

 

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