Game Day in PDX - August
posted July 12, 2011 5:22 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat August 20 at 1:00 PM, Caldera Public House
6031 SE Stark St, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
Who would be up for another Game Day in August?
Saturdays seem best to me, but this all depends on who can actually make it out.
So please, chime in with which days would work for you and we'll get something figured out.

Games may to include:
Zombie Dice
and who knows what else.
posted by nickthetourist to Meetup (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

What's this? Illuminati Day? Yes, yes I would be interested in Illuminati Day.

Other things would be okay too I guess. Saturdays sound fine.
posted by curious nu at 5:32 PM on July 12, 2011

Illuminati Day? Yeah, we can make that work.

I even found an alt version of Illuminati, based on INWO rules, that I had bought years ago.
posted by nickthetourist at 7:52 PM on July 12, 2011

Geez, Nick, give use noobs a chance to wrap our heads around the original version first!!

Either way, I'm almost always available eves after, say, 6pm, and pretty much any time weekends (with the very occasional previous engagement here and there); so I'll let others make the final decision.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:31 PM on July 12, 2011

I'm not available Saturday the 13th.
posted by mimo at 9:59 PM on July 12, 2011

posted by cortex at 7:22 AM on July 13, 2011

I'm not available the first weekend in August, and if you fuckers play Illuminati without me again, there will be blood.
posted by dersins at 7:27 AM on July 13, 2011

First weekend it is.

yummy, yummy blood.
posted by geckoinpdx at 10:01 AM on July 13, 2011

dersins, please don't self-harm over this. It's not worth it.
posted by mimo at 10:25 AM on July 13, 2011

Fear not, dersins, I can't make that one either, therefore it won't be.
Unless you....uh....fuc...err....folks intend to deal us both out....
posted by nickthetourist at 2:01 PM on July 13, 2011

I'd forgotten about this last time, but I'm going to go ahead and bring Death Angel this time in case anyone wants to take a crack at that. It's pretty brutal, and I don't have the expansion pack, but it's somethin'.
posted by curious nu at 2:25 PM on July 13, 2011

Allow me to narrow the focus a bit:

would the 13th or 20th work for anyone?

Which would be better/worse?

What is YOUR ideal time of day?

And should we stick with Caldera?
posted by nickthetourist at 10:51 PM on July 13, 2011

What is YOUR ideal time of day?

In the evening, when I pop open a bottle and taste that first sip of beer.
...but I digress.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:00 AM on July 14, 2011

I've previously stated my unavailability on the 13th. I will not threaten anyone with grievous bodily harm, but you will be cursed unto the seventh son of the seventh son. Good luck with that.
posted by mimo at 7:14 AM on July 14, 2011

This Summer I will only be in PDX for August, and I really want my 13 year old to get some IRL gamer goodness from the hive.

Speaking for us:
The 6th works. The 13th works. The 20th works.
posted by Glomar response at 8:33 AM on July 14, 2011

Probably 20th, then? That way dersins and mimo can both make it.

Caldera is fine with me.
posted by curious nu at 11:01 AM on July 14, 2011

So we have a day: August 20th.

Does this work for all interested parties?

Any suggestions on time of day? Earlier than last game day? Later?
posted by nickthetourist at 2:38 PM on July 14, 2011

If we do Caldera, part of that might depend on how long we can get the space for. 3 hours was a little short with the games being played - games that already run long, plus new/lapsed players learning rules, people coming in a bit late, et cetera - so if it's a choice between 3 hours again starting around 3, or 4-5 hours starting around 12, I'd go for 12 (plus then it's lunch time anyway, hooray).
posted by curious nu at 2:41 PM on July 14, 2011

I second curious nu - in the sense of doing what we need to do in order to have enough play time.

Please don't start before noon, though; I rarely manage to get through my weekend sleep-in/wake-up/coffee-savoring routine before 11am on weekends, and even noon is pushing my ability to show up on time.
posted by Greg_Ace at 3:54 PM on July 14, 2011

We could always start at 1:00.
It's still lunchtime.
And if we reserve the room far enough in advance, we won't be so limited on time.
posted by nickthetourist at 9:49 PM on July 14, 2011

Sounds good. Any objections? If not, let's do it.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:11 AM on July 16, 2011


posted by Glomar response at 12:57 PM on July 16, 2011

Do it!
posted by dersins at 2:43 PM on July 16, 2011

posted by cortex at 2:56 PM on July 16, 2011

Careful of the prop-wash, though; it'll blow the playing cards everywhere and we'll spend the whole time playing 52 Pick-Up. Or in the case of "Illuminati", 252 Pick-Up.
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:14 PM on July 16, 2011

posted by nickthetourist at 9:43 PM on July 16, 2011

Or in the case of "Illuminati", 252 Pick-Up.

We have WAAAAAY more than 252 Illuminati cards.
posted by fiercekitten at 10:09 PM on July 16, 2011

I suspected as much, but I was going for a sort of numeric alliteration. Or something like that. Yeah, that's the ticket....
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:06 PM on July 17, 2011

Just to let everyone know, I have reserved the space for 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
This should give us adequate time in which to (potentially) complete at least one game of Illuminati.
posted by nickthetourist at 9:41 AM on July 29, 2011

posted by Glomar response at 1:57 PM on July 29, 2011

Count me a "maybe" for now.
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 4:26 PM on August 1, 2011

So I was going to print out a bunch of these, and then it turned out there's actually a bit of setup work involved with getting one put together. Are any of these of particular interest to anyone?
posted by curious nu at 10:00 PM on August 16, 2011

@ curious nu - Unexploded Cow and Witch Trial sound interesting.
posted by nickthetourist at 4:03 PM on August 17, 2011

I have Unexploded Cow and a couple other Cheapass Games I can bring. I'll also have Catan, Dominion, and Space Alert with me.
posted by Sibrax at 4:24 PM on August 19, 2011

I have Catan, if I can find it by tomorrow. Haven't played these types of games in a decade or so, and it would be my first meetup. Feel like I should have been practicing my complex-game play ahead of time, to keep pace! Oh, and I'm from Albany, not PDX - out of the loop on every count!
posted by dorey_oh at 4:42 PM on August 19, 2011

That's OK. I usually play like an uninformed idiot just to add an extra layer of uncertainty to the games.
posted by mimo at 4:52 PM on August 19, 2011

After the game, can someone write up minutes for MeFi Mag?
posted by klangklangston at 9:19 PM on August 19, 2011

Which game? I can do that. Or just a general meetup minutes?
posted by curious nu at 10:45 PM on August 19, 2011

I'm going to have to pass today, too many other things I need to do. Oh well, see you next time!
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:43 AM on August 20, 2011

Just pick the best (most lively) game and report on that :)

A vignette, if you will.
posted by klangklangston at 3:46 PM on August 20, 2011

That was fun. Really really.
posted by Glomar response at 8:51 PM on August 20, 2011

That was fun. Really really.

OK, the vignette is written.
posted by mimo at 7:07 AM on August 21, 2011

Now I'm wondering which game got the writeup...
posted by fiercekitten at 11:13 AM on August 21, 2011

The vignette in its entirety: "That was fun. Really really."

Homework completed, let's all enjoy the beautiful day.
posted by mimo at 2:55 PM on August 21, 2011

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