From Beyond - Boston Area MegaGame
posted November 4, 2015 10:56 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat November 14 at 10:00 AM, Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Based on the response to the recent MegaGames post on the Model -U.N.-Meets-Alien-Invasion game "Watch the Skies," I would be remiss if I did not point out that a similar MegaGame, "From Beyond" is playing in Cambridge, MA next week run by MegaGames United.
posted by robocop is bleeding to Etc (29 comments total)

I will be there. I previously played at a megagame run in the spring by the same folks, and I've done a little playtesting for them as well. It's an amazing experience.
posted by clockbound at 5:59 AM on November 5, 2015

I have no idea what these are like. Can you swing by and watch for a bit?
posted by benito.strauss at 6:45 AM on November 5, 2015

Haven't had a chance to look at this but am a regular Hunter - are you proposing forming a team? Or do these work differently?
posted by maryr at 6:55 AM on November 5, 2015

Oh, nm, this is a different thing than I thought. I'll go back to failing at SUMS now.
posted by maryr at 6:56 AM on November 5, 2015

My husband and I will be there. Should we try to be on the same team?
posted by peacheater at 9:37 AM on November 5, 2015

Can we all be a team? I'm not sure I'm up for being put on a team of randos.
posted by backseatpilot at 9:37 AM on November 5, 2015

The info form says you can request to be on a team and they can generally accommodate. I'm not sure how big teams can be tho.
Looks like it could be fun, I'd be interested in a MeFi team.
posted by maryrussell at 12:29 PM on November 5, 2015

If anyone else is interested they should probably book fast as there are only 7 tickets left right now. Also, they send out a survey asking for the full names of everyone who wants to be on the same team so we should probably exchange full names if we want to do a MeFi team.
posted by peacheater at 12:59 PM on November 5, 2015

Ok, I bought a ticket! Let's be a team!
posted by backseatpilot at 6:02 AM on November 6, 2015

I put backseatpilot and maryrussell down in the team area (besides my husband). Please MeMail me if you would like to fill out the survey and would like my full name.
posted by peacheater at 7:32 AM on November 6, 2015

Do everyone need to fill out the survey, or just one person per team?
posted by backseatpilot at 7:34 AM on November 6, 2015

Looks like everyone should; I just got the email myself.
posted by maryrussell at 9:51 AM on November 6, 2015

Incidentally, the teams look to be 5 players each (humans) and 10 player in one team (aliens). I just got an email saying that I would be on one of the human teams along with a rule book. The email also said the following:
Names: In order to enter the Microsoft Nerd Center, we need to make sure we have the name of every person attending. If you have purchased tickets for another player or as part of a group, please e-mail me the names of every member of your team, as well as the name of the ticketholder. If you have not already filled out the Player Questionnaire, please do so as soon as possible. Link:
Might be easiest if I email them back with a list of full names for this team. Since I already have my husband, maryrussell and backseatpilot, we have room for one more person if this is a 5 person team.
posted by peacheater at 1:09 PM on November 6, 2015

Is anyone interested in going to the mixer on Thursday? I want to know what team we're playing so I can dress appropriately.
posted by backseatpilot at 2:19 PM on November 6, 2015

I'm a maybe for the mixer? Depends on how work week is going. I saw they encourage costumes, not sure what that will mean.
posted by maryrussell at 2:23 PM on November 6, 2015

I'm interested in the mixer, but will also depend on work (and husband's interest). I think they will send out the role and team beforehand even if you don't go the mixer. The roles are things like Head of State, Foreign Minister, Chief Scientist etc. so I imagine one could wear a suit or a labcoat depending.
posted by peacheater at 2:26 PM on November 6, 2015

I have the rules pdf if anyone hasn't received it yet and would like to see it.
posted by peacheater at 2:26 PM on November 6, 2015

Well I certainly have access to lab coat(s) if our Chief Scientist needs one (assuming that's not me).
posted by maryrussell at 2:40 PM on November 6, 2015

I don't really have anything beyond typical mens suits, but I can always run down to the Garment District on Friday if we need a Che hat or something.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:13 PM on November 6, 2015

I have womens' suits if needed.

I tried to confirm if the four of us would be one team -- they confirmed that my husband and I were on the same team, but their wording when I asked if the MeFites would be on the same team was a bit ambiguous: I can go ahead and confirm that the 4 of you will be playing on a human team. Since I specifically asked if we would all be on the same team, it seems most likely that means we'll all be on the same team (backseatpilot, maryrussell, me and my husband).
posted by peacheater at 10:57 AM on November 7, 2015

I'm on Team Alien along with the other guys I signed up with. Have not seen the rules yet, but am looking forward to improving the lives of you dirtbound primates. Just look for the alien with the awesome sweater. That's me.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:45 PM on November 8, 2015

I'm pretty excited about this! Hope it's good!
posted by peacheater at 2:15 PM on November 11, 2015

maryrussell, can my husband take you up on that offer of a lab coat?
posted by peacheater at 10:25 AM on November 12, 2015

I just now came across this, so it's sold out... But I contacted them and it looks like I will be able to attend as a semi-player, semi-GameWeaver of some sort. It would be great to meet some MeFites! I should be easy to spot- just look for the firey hair and say hello. =)
posted by ananda gale at 3:35 PM on November 12, 2015

Four of us will be on the Brazil team so feel free to stop by!
posted by peacheater at 8:18 PM on November 13, 2015

Almost there!
posted by maryrussell at 6:50 AM on November 14, 2015

After all that, I didn't make it, got hit by the plague. Hope it was awesome!
posted by ananda gale at 10:32 AM on November 14, 2015

You and most of Brazil.

posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:51 PM on November 14, 2015

I just want to say that we in the UN strongly condemned all use of nuclear force against the alien threat. Of course, that was after we decided we should nuke the hell out of alien threat but the heads of state went and did it without asking us, so we had to make a point.
posted by backseatpilot at 2:24 PM on November 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

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