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RPGers and Wargamers - The LadyBird and McCombs rooms at the Hyatt Regency are designed as "BoardRooms" with a large conference table in the middle of the room. Each table should have 6-10 chairs around it.

We're thinking this would be ideal for larger, longer games, well-suited to this kind of environment and scheduled ahead of time. Initially I was going to set-up 4- or 6-hour blocks, but we decided to go with 2-hour windows and you can sign-up for as many as you'll need.

To make this work though, please be courteous and accommodating to other attendees. Only sign-up if you already have a full group of players for the game. We don't want to see this room "hoarded" by only 2 players all day long. If you need 6 hours solid and the day is full of alternating 2-hour blocks of event and then open, please coordinate amongst each other, shifting a game earlier here and later there to open up the block to fit in the longer one.

If you have a game that would benefit from this room set-up, please sign up on the wiki pages listed below:

Step 1: Check the wiki page to see slots available.
LadyBird_Room or McCombs_Room

Step 2: Click "Edit" at the top of the wiki page and fill in your name, BGG username, and Game Name next to the appropriate time slot:

For example:
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!Wednesday, Nov 14
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|10am-12:00pm
| Kristine Anderson |
| ([username = Kristine]) with no spaces on either side of the "=" sign
| Washington's War
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|12pm-2pm
| Kristine Anderson |
| ([username = Kristine]) with no spaces on either side of the "=" sign
| Washington's War


Then click SAVE at the bottom of the page. If you do not click Save, you just lost your spot.

Step 3: Show up to the appropriate room and have fun.

Guidelines -

Bring the game.

Use the appropriate GeekLists to find players.
BGG.Con 2012 - Wargames, Meetups, and Mules
BGG.con 2012 RPG Meetups
BGG.CON 2012 Epic Games List

Time Slots are for 2 hour blocks. Please fill in the appropriate number of time slots for the length of the game including set-up and clean-up.

Be mindful of others playing before you and after you. When your time slot is up - you are out.

There will still be a rooms (Hobby and Jonsson) designated for the Wargamers and you are welcome to play there as well. And, as always, you are welcome to play anywhere that you can find a space. The LadyBird and McCombs Rooms just have a particular set up that fits the RPG and WarGame style of game, so we are providing this as an additional option.
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Any chance this could be used for 18xx gaming as well?
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roseundy wrote:
Any chance this could be used for 18xx gaming as well?


Carter and Glasscock are being set aside for "Quiet Games", which is something some of the 18xx'ers have ask for in the past.

The general idea is to use these rooms for games with large numbers of players, longer play time, lots of real-estate needed. Of course, it's also ok to put tables together in the other breakout rooms and ballrooms as long as things get put back nicely.

If an 18xx games meets these conditions, then it's certainly ok to play there, but I'd like to see it fill up first with RPG's (if there's the demand for it) since those games are much better suited to this kind of room than elsewhere.
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So, just so I'm clear: We have an Arkham Horror game in the Epic list that will have 6 players. Is this a good use of one of these rooms if the game will probably take 3-4 hours? Or should it be saved for more Epic games, or game with more people?
 
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I think that's fine, but I also want to say I don't necessary want to judge what's fine and what's not.

I'm just looking for "efficient usage". And I trust the community to use the resources available in a fair and equitable manner. And truly, just about any game can theoretically be played just about anywhere. RPG's are well suited to these rooms since a lot of the game is verbal communication and a room to themselves facilitates this.

But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.
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CaptainQwyx wrote:
I think that's fine, but I also want to say I don't necessary want to judge what's fine and what's not. :)

I'm just looking for "efficient usage". And I trust the community to use the resources available in a fair and equitable manner. And truly, just about any game can theoretically be played just about anywhere. RPG's are well suited to these rooms since a lot of the game is verbal communication and a room to themselves facilitates this.

But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.


I remember this room type being used last year for super late night eat poop you cat and it was PERFECT! :)
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CaptainQwyx wrote:
I think that's fine, but I also want to say I don't necessary want to judge what's fine and what's not.


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But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.


Well, three. For one of them, we didn't use a conference room and got complaints that we were too loud.
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These appear to be the Here I Stand and Virgin Queen rooms.
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Rishi wrote:
CaptainQwyx wrote:
But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.


Well, three. For one of them, we didn't use a conference room and got complaints that we were too loud. :)

Complaints that we were too loud, when we had been there at that volume level before they arrived. Plus it was delivered in a very condescending manner. Not cool.
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Also, i was involved in at least two games. The Fiasco that got a noise complaint and an exciting game of Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition).
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georgeofjungle3 wrote:
Also, i was involved in at least two games. The Fiasco that got a noise complaint and an exciting game of Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition).


Plus the 4th Edition D&D game I ran. We used the conference room for that one, though we had to kick out some people who were playing Tikal.
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georgeofjungle3 wrote:
Rishi wrote:
CaptainQwyx wrote:
But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.


Well, three. For one of them, we didn't use a conference room and got complaints that we were too loud.

Complaints that we were too loud, when we had been there at that volume level before they arrived. Plus it was delivered in a very condescending manner. Not cool.

I think I witnessed this, and I agree with you.

I was at the table beside you, playing some paper clip train game. I was also eavesdropping to your group, as it was very entertaining.

When you left, I was so sad.
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georgeofjungle3 wrote:
Rishi wrote:
CaptainQwyx wrote:
But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.


Well, three. For one of them, we didn't use a conference room and got complaints that we were too loud.

Complaints that we were too loud, when we had been there at that volume level before they arrived. Plus it was delivered in a very condescending manner. Not cool.


Very not cool. Sounds like I need to hand out some "that guy" badge ribbons...

As I may have alluded to earlier, for those people who have a problem with noise we will have some designated "Quiet Rooms".
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cscottk wrote:
These appear to be the Here I Stand and Virgin Queen rooms.


Let's hold off on any more wargames for the moment so the RPG'ers have a chance to get some games organized and scheduled.
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BTW, "Wargamers HQ" will be right next door in Hobby & Jonsson with 8 6'x30" tables in each room.

And "Quiet Games" are next door to that in Carter & Glasscock, again with 8 6'x30"'s in each room.

And down at the end of the Leadership Wing is "Werewolf Hollow" in McKee and Vandergriff - during the day 8 6'x30"'s for regular gaming, but reserved at 10pm for 2 "hollow squares" in each room for up to 4 games of 24-players of simultaneous Werewolf!
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crambaza wrote:
georgeofjungle3 wrote:
Rishi wrote:
CaptainQwyx wrote:
But from looking at last year's list, I only see two RPG's that actually happened, so I don't want the rooms 'reserved' for things there's not the demand for.


Well, three. For one of them, we didn't use a conference room and got complaints that we were too loud.

Complaints that we were too loud, when we had been there at that volume level before they arrived. Plus it was delivered in a very condescending manner. Not cool.

I think I witnessed this, and I agree with you.

I was at the table beside you, playing some paper clip train game. I was also eavesdropping to your group, as it was very entertaining.

When you left, I was so sad.


You should play with us this year. We promise to be entertaining again.
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CaptainQwyx wrote:
BTW, "Wargamers HQ" will be right next door in Hobby & Jonsson with 8 6'x30" tables in each room.

And "Quiet Games" are next door to that in Carter & Glasscock, again with 8 6'x30"'s in each room.

And down at the end of the Leadership Wing is "Werewolf Hollow" in McKee and Vandergriff - during the day 8 6'x30"'s for regular gaming, but reserved at 10pm for 2 "hollow squares" in each room for up to 4 games of 24-players of simultaneous Werewolf!


Hooooorayyyyy!!!
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We played a game of Resistance at a table in the dexterity games area and got told to keep it down - I'm pretty sure that qualifies as "loudest game during daylight hours" - if you're ticking off the people playing Tumblin' Dice, you've gone too far!
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"Quiet Games" are [...] in Carter & Glasscock, again with 8 6'x30"'s in each room.


[thread disruption alert]

Jeff:

Any problem if I pick one of those two rooms to be the 18xx hub? A lot of the 18xx games are organized by the "show up and divide into games" method, so I'd like to have a single central place for the 18xx players to look for each other, even if they take their games and go elsewhere.

(And yes, I know -- 18xx players, the traditional tasteless jokes about the size and shape of our privates, a room named "Glasscock"... I'll probably be lynched. It'll be worth it.)

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Any problem if I pick one of those two rooms to be the 18xx hub?


Sounds fine to me.
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Any problem if I pick one of those two rooms to be the 18xx hub?


Sounds fine to me.


... and I couldn't resist the chance to pick Glasscock.
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I remember this room type being used last year for super late night eat poop you cat and it was PERFECT!


epyc PERFECT? Does this mean that I should bring the pads again? With 2,000 attendees, does this mean that we will have a larger group? Random passing? Ooooooooh!
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Um...I don't know if this is bad form, and I'll gladly relinquish the slot if it is...but I reserved Lady Bird on Wednesday from4-6 for the beer swap. There are no reservations in the slots either before or after. Please advise if this is not appropriate.
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