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Rapture: Pre-PAX Game Night at the Seaport [CANCELLED]

LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
edited March 2013 in PAX East
CANCELLED - Pre-PAX Board Game Night at the Seaport Boston Hotel

Unfortunately, negotiations with the Seaport didn't work out after all. There will not be a coordinated gaming space there for this year. If you are staying at the Seaport and want to game in the lobby, you're welcome to find whatever seating you can.
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  • peachgeekpeachgeek Registered User regular
    This sounds like fun! I have been wanting to find people to play Arkham Horror.

  • vttymvttym Registered User regular
    I'll be doing some drinking that night, but should be back for some late late night gaming. Looking forward to meeting my fellow Seaporters.

  • SchmulkiSchmulki Registered User regular
    Hmm, I've been making plans to go to the one in the Westin, but I am staying in the Seaport....guess I'll have to see how this ends up!

  • SnowDogSnowDog Central MARegistered User regular
    I will be at the seaport Thursday night, but don't know for sure what my plans will be. If I come, I'll bring something to play, but I don't want to commit quite yet, gotta work out details with my cohort in crime.

  • MalaMala PhillyRegistered User regular
    Group of us staying at the Seaport still trying to decide what to do thursday night. I float it by them (although i don't know if we'll have games to contribute since most are flying in)

  • DurinthalDurinthal Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Love the Seaport! Maybe a bit less active compared to the Westin but still with some awesome folks and plenty of gaming. In 2011 one of the Steve Jackson Games developers talked to a group of us for a bit after he saw we were playing Zombie Dice.

    The last two years there's been gaming in the lobby Sunday night as well for anyone hanging around; last year there was a great group playing Cards Against Humanity fairly late.

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  • eloelo Registered User regular
    Nice! Not sure what time I'll be in Thursday afternoon/night, but I will definitely be there.

  • macrogeekmacrogeek Registered User regular
    We will be at the Seaport. Not sure if the rest of our group will hit the Westin meetup or Seaport...but we will probably check in with the game room once we arrive Thursday night.

  • klzklz Registered User regular
    Can't wait to see what will be brought by others! I have a couple of ideas what I want to bring, like Snake Oil from Out Of The Box Games. It seems awfully slow here compared to the other hotels right now. Hope that picks up since it'd be a shame to have to go to the Westin and give them business instead.

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    I'll be doing Westin early in the night, Pokecrawl, and then I'll end up back at the Seaport for some drunken games....if I'm coherent!

    Also, I'll have Munchkin and Cards Against Humanity!

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  • PopinskiPopinski Registered User regular
    Girlfriend and I are staying at the Seaport Thursday and Friday Night. Coming in from Maine by bus. Would love to meet up with some people!!

  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    I might be interested, though I would be showing up empty handed which I'm not really a fan of.

    I'm pretty much a PC Gamer exclusively, but willing to try new things.

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    Just wondering if there's going to be a few people here, or if most are just going to walk to Westin?

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  • SchmulkiSchmulki Registered User regular
    If the weather sucks, I'll plan to play here, but if not, I'm probably going to walk to the Westin, at least to start.

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  • klzklz Registered User regular
    If I'm reading things right, we have to wait for them to clear out the previous event in the Ballroom, so at least the early players might head to the Westin, and then people will filter back as the night goes on and the Ballroom is opened up for us. If last year's gaming is anything to go by, people will need to spill back to the Seaport early in the night anyway.

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    I think I'll be staying strong at the Seaport if I can get a few people to stay with me, at least until the Pokecrawl starts! Let's show the Westin what's up.

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  • SnowDogSnowDog Central MARegistered User regular
    Details TBD. Boston just got hit with a huge snowstorm and discussions are still catching up after the delays it caused.

    And another storm today! Goodie!

    Any updates, or info on the overall approach here? Just trying to evaluate whether I'll be antisocial and board-game in a hotel room, or come down and be antisocial in a group :).

  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    There doesn't seem to be too much buzz about the Seaport day. But there are two other pre-PAX board game nights within a reasonable distance!

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  • DurinthalDurinthal Registered User regular
    If the last two years are any indication (when there was only a post for the Westin), there will be people hanging out and playing games regardless of how popular this thread is.

    There probably won't be as many people or as many games as in the Westin, but we're still taking over a sizable chunk of the rooms they have. So come down, look around, and if you don't find anything that suits you the bigger group is a 5-minute walk away (if that).

    Now waiting...
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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Update for everyone: the negotiations for this event have gotten a bit complex. The Seaport isn't as familiar with PAX community events as the Westin is, so there's been a few hiccoughs. Combined with the fairly low level of attendee interest on this thread, this one might get called off. Please check back on this thread for updated information before committing yourself to this event.

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  • klzklz Registered User regular
    Thanks, LexiconGrrl. I'm sure it won't be a huge deal other than bringing coats and walking across the bridge to the Westin if necessary. I'm sure many of us appreciate your efforts, and I suspect a good sized amount of unofficial gaming would happen if this doesn't work out. The lobby area has some decent space if I recall.

  • GrimRupertGrimRupert Registered User regular
    That's a shame. I hope it can keep on keeping on. Surprised they're not so familiar with PAX, though. GamersWithJobs have had their meetup there the past two years and it has always been a big crowd. Guess we just seem like any other meet-and-greeters.

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  • PayneTraynePayneTrayne Canuck Registered User regular
    klz wrote: »
    Thanks, LexiconGrrl. I'm sure it won't be a huge deal other than bringing coats and walking across the bridge to the Westin if necessary. I'm sure many of us appreciate your efforts, and I suspect a good sized amount of unofficial gaming would happen if this doesn't work out. The lobby area has some decent space if I recall.

    Remember that the Westin may also be full-up with two hotels converging on it for gamenight.

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  • FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    Bummer, I was looking forward to it, but it happens.

  • VapokVapok [E] PC Room Deputy Manager BostonRegistered User regular
    The Seaport... resistance is futile. =)

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Sorry guys, The Rapture is cancelled. Please see the OP for details.

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