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Subject: I would love to hear how do you spice things up for your gaming group? rss

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I have a gaming group of ~30 members and we hold gaming events at my home (large table, spacious living room). We don't do 'burnout' of games, which means that we rarely play the same game two nights in a row. This keeps games fresh for longer on the shelves as well.

Of course, having 30 members means that despite organizing a game night every 5 nights at an average, there is a tremendous demand for some games - like Galactica. Events for this game get locked within minutes.

So Battlestar Galactica is 'new' to us even after two years since we've played it and everybody is excited when I post teasers like this to our Facebook gaming group: http://i.imgur.com/PtDz9od.jpg

In short, I am running my gaming nights like an 'independent theatre' of sorts. Usually the main 'event' game is picked by me and my girlfriend and we do teasers for it if the game is something new - as a premiere - in our collection or if something really popular returns after a long time not being played.

I'm interested in how do you spice things up for your game group? Maybe I can catch some nice ideas
 
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One time a group I was in COULD NOT choose a game. AT ALL. So we numbered each box, wrote the numbers on pieces of paper, and drew them from a hat!

It was really fun and have done it a few times after just for fun!
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FWIW, here are old notes on what worked in my old weekly group:
http://russcon.org/RussCon/startinggroup.html
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russ wrote:
FWIW, here are old notes on what worked in my old weekly group:
http://russcon.org/RussCon/startinggroup.html
I found it amusing that the link you put in for "spice advice" goes to the most boring, bland webpage I've ever seen. Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?
 
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Thunkd wrote:
Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?


That page has both an applied colour and an image.

Remember: The Internet is for text.
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clearclaw wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?


That page has both an applied colour and an image.

Remember: The Internet is for text.


No, the internet is for porn.
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Thunkd wrote:
russ wrote:
FWIW, here are old notes on what worked in my old weekly group:
http://russcon.org/RussCon/startinggroup.html
I found it amusing that the link you put in for "spice advice" goes to the most boring, bland webpage I've ever seen. Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?

Strangely, I read text in black and white without illustrations almost every day in some quaint old things called "books", and this works pretty well for giving me information!
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clearclaw wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?


That page has both an applied colour and an image.
It does. But it's hardly an image-rich or color-rich website and certainly not an example of a site that you'd call colorful or image-heavy.

clearclaw wrote:
Remember: The Internet is for text.
Tell that to Netflix, Spotify or Apple.

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Strangely, I read text in black and white without illustrations almost every day in some quaint old things called "books", and this works pretty well for giving me information!
No doubt. But you have to admit that your site isn't what most people would call "spicy".
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russ wrote:
FWIW, here are old notes on what worked in my old weekly group:
http://russcon.org/RussCon/startinggroup.html

What a spicy website!
 
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Fishwick wrote:
russ wrote:
FWIW, here are old notes on what worked in my old weekly group:
http://russcon.org/RussCon/startinggroup.html

What a spicy website!

Dude, that joke is so 25 minutes ago!
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Thunkd wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?


That page has both an applied colour and an image.


It does. But it's hardly an image-rich or color-rich website and certainly not an example of a site that you'd call colorful or image-heavy.


Well, let's see what BGG looks like for me:



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clearclaw wrote:
Remember: The Internet is for text.


Tell that to Netflix, Spotify or Apple.


Seems pointless: I don't use any of their services...

Thunkd wrote:
But you have to admit that your site isn't what most people would call "spicy".


It is however informative, which is rather more useful.
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clearclaw wrote:


Well, let's see what BGG looks like for me:




And me:




Although, I have to admit that the irony of using html to embed an image using a text only display is somewhat...amusing cool
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Wow.

This thread derailed quicker than the game of Agricola with a group of amerithrash players.
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clearclaw wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Remember: The Internet is for text.


Tell that to Netflix, Spotify or Apple.


Seems pointless: I don't use any of their services...
I wasn't aware that the internet was only for your personal use. But yes, if we limit it to how you use the internet, then your statement could be viewed as a pointlessly true statement.
 
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Slashdoctor wrote:
Wow.

This thread derailed quicker than the game of Agricola with a group of amerithrash players.


The correct term is Ameritrash.
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clearclaw wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Thunkd wrote:
Not a fan of this recent web-trend of using color and images?


That page has both an applied colour and an image.


It does. But it's hardly an image-rich or color-rich website and certainly not an example of a site that you'd call colorful or image-heavy.


Well, let's see what BGG looks like for me:



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clearclaw wrote:
Remember: The Internet is for text.


Tell that to Netflix, Spotify or Apple.


Seems pointless: I don't use any of their services...

Thunkd wrote:
But you have to admit that your site isn't what most people would call "spicy".


It is however informative, which is rather more useful.


Hahaha. Why am I not surprised?
 
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mlcarter815 wrote:
Slashdoctor wrote:
Wow.

This thread derailed quicker than the game of Agricola with a group of amerithrash players.


The correct term is Ameritrash.


Actually I am using the term suggested by The Dice Tower and used by a lot of Dice Tower people. Amerithrash implies more action and theme than something does that you would throw in arecycle bin.
 
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Thunkd wrote:
I wasn't aware that the internet was only for your personal use. But yes, if we limit it to how you use the internet, then your statement could be viewed as a pointlessly true statement.


 
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Slashdoctor wrote:
mlcarter815 wrote:
Slashdoctor wrote:
Wow.

This thread derailed quicker than the game of Agricola with a group of amerithrash players.


The correct term is Ameritrash.


Actually I am using the term suggested by The Dice Tower and used by a lot of Dice Tower people. Amerithrash implies more action and theme than something does that you would throw in arecycle bin.


The Dice Tower is irrelevant. Ameritrash has already been widely accepted among AT fans.
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mlcarter815 wrote:
Slashdoctor wrote:
mlcarter815 wrote:
Slashdoctor wrote:
Wow.

This thread derailed quicker than the game of Agricola with a group of amerithrash players.


The correct term is Ameritrash.


Actually I am using the term suggested by The Dice Tower and used by a lot of Dice Tower people. Amerithrash implies more action and theme than something does that you would throw in arecycle bin.


The Dice Tower is irrelevant. Ameritrash has already been widely accepted amongAT fans.


Oh really, was there a committee?
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