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PAX Train Alliance 2013: Sonic Line (DC, PA, NY, Boston)

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    WismerWismer Registered User new member
    Wismer wrote: »
    Any idea why the 176 train costs more than the other trains with similar arrival times?

    When I originally bought my ticket it was $74? So not bad -- is it more now? It's always best to buy early.

    Well, I was looking at the ticket prices about a month ago. Maybe I was looking at the wrong train number, but I remember two tickets costing $99. For two, we spent ~130.

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    APacManAPacMan Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
    FYI: The "Westies" have commemorative t-shirts! http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/159651/prime-the-6th-annual-west-coast-train-trip/p1

    If only I had the time, talent, and creativity...

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    SchmulkiSchmulki Registered User regular
    FYI: The "Westies" have commemorative t-shirts! http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/159651/prime-the-6th-annual-west-coast-train-trip/p1

    If only I had the time, talent, and creativity...

    To be fair, it's not like you'd ever wear it. I mean you can't wear it on the train, or you're "that guy," and after? No one wants to wear it after.

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    APacManAPacMan Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Schmulki wrote: »
    ...To be fair, it's not like you'd ever wear it. I mean you can't wear it on the train, or you're "that guy," and after? No one wants to wear it after.

    Hah, agreed! Maybe if I were traveling with a dozen people that I'd been going to PAX with for years and years... For someone who's group just gets together in Boston, I imagine it has less value.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I dunno, I think you underestimate who would wear the shirt. There's no reason not to. As long as it's a good design, I wear my commemorative shirts all over the place, esp if I'm with other gamers.

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    BigDumbHippyBigDumbHippy Registered User regular
    Is anyone taking the 174 train? It was only $59 so ill be on it

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    GrimRupertGrimRupert Registered User regular
    I'm going to follow the Keep It Simple Stupid principle and just aim for the last car. I'm fine being in conversation range of other people and am also fine with gaming on the 3DS.

    I'll do plenty of board gaming at the Westin or over the weekend.

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    ProeliatorProeliator Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    I dunno, I think you underestimate who would wear the shirt. There's no reason not to. As long as it's a good design, I wear my commemorative shirts all over the place, esp if I'm with other gamers.

    Agreed, I wear my PAX, SOELive, Creepers Ruin Everything and a ton of other game and convention related shirts. They're actually decent conversations starters.

    I'll actually be on the train LINE, but not this train. I'm on Train 172, which leaves Philly at 9:18 AM, so I'll be much earlier than you folks. If anyone else will be on the 172 PAX-bound, PM me!

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    yayitsdanyayitsdan Registered User regular
    Doesn't look like I'll be able to make this train. I'll be on the 94 Northeast Regional which leaves Philly at 3:57pm. Anyone else going to be on that one?

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    W00t I am taking a train to PAX East this year (usually I drive), so excited for the PAX Train Alliance

    Name:FireWater aka John
    Twitter:@FireWaterFX
    Location:Monmouth County NJ
    Boarding Stop:Metro Park, Iselin, NJ Train # 176
    Ticket Round trip all set
    Games I'm Bringing: I have a pretty beast gaming laptop, I plan on Bringing that, I play FireFall and Planetside2, I'm happy to join in other card/dice games and learn if that is acceptable.

    Quick Question:

    I am getting on around 2:47 PM, what are the odds of me getting into the Cafe Car with a table for my Laptop?

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    ElSantosElSantos Registered User regular
    Name: Sam
    Twitter: ElSantos
    Location: Connecticut
    Boarding Stop: New Haven, CT
    Ticket Purchased: Yep
    Games You're Bringing: Sadly, I think I'm going to be DS-less. But I will have a netbook and an android phone (those have games I think?), and I might be able to grab Munchkin Bites.

    Haven't been to PAX in a few years, looking forward to this. Last time (2010) I remember someone had a fruit fucker flag to show people where to board. Any chance of that going down, or just head to the back car?

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    BigSassyBigSassy Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Name: Eric Palakovich Carr + 7 (maybe more)
    Twitter: @bigsassy
    Location: Rockville, MD
    Boarding Stop: Union Station
    Ticket Purchased: Yep
    Games You're Bringing: Pandemic + expansion, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart DS

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    Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    We have a TON of people going - this is great! Maybe we do need a flag... anyone (preferably coming on at DC or Balt) have one handy? Or maybe I should just wear my buttoneering scarf and try to sit near the front? Wave it out the door when reach a station? It will have about 100 buttons of my avatar on it. Thoughts?

    Also, HUGE list update coming soon. :) Also, @bigsassy, I am super looking forward to playing the Pandemic expansion!

    Who is going to PAX South?
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    BigSassyBigSassy Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Well, I've typically stood out on the train platform, since I get on at Union Station. I'll try and make a flag or something for this year too. And @Lady Amalthea, you should be! The expansion is awesome :)

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    Hey anyone here going to the Seaport Hotel and would like to share a cab?

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    GrimRupertGrimRupert Registered User regular
    FireWater wrote: »
    Hey anyone here going to the Seaport Hotel and would like to share a cab?

    If I understand the train station where everyone gets off (which is actually different than the one I've been using it seems), it should be within walking distance.

    I believe there are two stations in Boston, and the first one is further away from the Convention Center. I could be wrong, though.

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    Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    @BigSassy, happy to let you keep the tradition! Can't wait to see everyone again!

    And @FireWater, the seaport is two stops on the T - which is a $2.00 above ground ride. It's much easier just to do that and walk a few blocks from there. :)

    Who is going to PAX South?
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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Yeah if the train terminates at South Station, a trip on the silver line from there puts you directly underneath the Seaport hotel.

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    Thanks for all the helpful information, I was wondering if we had that hashtag our train trip?

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    Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    #sonicline abd #paxtrain have been used in the past - I'll put it to the group - what do you want to use to communicate with each other?

    Who is going to PAX South?
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    APacManAPacMan Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Probably #sonicline, #paxtrain may be confusing for the others in the alliance.

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    FireWaterFireWater Registered User regular
    #sonicline is good, is that hash tag clear for communication? I don't want it to conflict with other outside communication.

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    BigSassyBigSassy Registered User regular
    #sonicline sounds good to me :)

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    Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    #sonicline it is! OP is updated!

    Who is going to PAX South?
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    DKTheArcadeRatDKTheArcadeRat Registered User regular

    Name: Dave Kushina +1
    Twitter:@GodDamnitDave
    Location: Southern NJ
    Boarding Stop: Philadelphia
    Ticket Purchased: Yes
    Games You're Bringing: Probably just my iPad so whatever is on it

    I will be on train 170, departing Philly at 6:46am on Friday. Just wanting to see if my friend and I are the only ones.

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    Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    @DKTheArcadeRat - This is for train 176, though there were a few people who posted about earlier trains - I don't think anyone who is going as early as the 170...

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    Who is going to PAX South?
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    BloodSurgeBloodSurge Registered User new member
    My Friend and I will be on the 172 out of Philly.

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    Squill2k4Squill2k4 Registered User regular
    Womp womp. I missed out and I'm taking a different train out of Richmond, VA on Thursday morning (6am, ughhh). Anyone taking the 86 Train up to Boston on Thursday?

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    xenardxenard Registered User regular
    Squill2k4 wrote: »
    Womp womp. I missed out and I'm taking a different train out of Richmond, VA on Thursday morning (6am, ughhh). Anyone taking the 86 Train up to Boston on Thursday?

    I had to change my train so now I'm taking the 86.

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    Squill2k4Squill2k4 Registered User regular
    xenard wrote: »
    I had to change my train so now I'm taking the 86.

    Where/when will you be getting on? We've got 5 people in our group. Only 2 of us are going to PAX but we will be playing lots of games on the ride there.

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    xenardxenard Registered User regular
    Squill2k4 wrote: »
    Where/when will you be getting on? We've got 5 people in our group. Only 2 of us are going to PAX but we will be playing lots of games on the ride there.

    I'm getting on in DC

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    walnuttthewisewalnuttthewise Registered User regular
    Fine train peoples, is there anyone leaving early Thursday on the 174 NorthEast Regional? Let me know and maybe we can play some games.

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    GeodGeod swim, swim, hungryRegistered User regular
    Squill2k4 wrote: »
    Womp womp. I missed out and I'm taking a different train out of Richmond, VA on Thursday morning (6am, ughhh). Anyone taking the 86 Train up to Boston on Thursday?

    I'll be on the 86 as well with two other people, getting on in DC.

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    randy_wreckedrandy_wrecked Gunslinger Harrisburg, PARegistered User regular
    Any fellow Sonic Line folks staying at the Hilton Downtown and want to make the trek from South Station together?

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    Lady AmaltheaLady Amalthea Registered User regular
    2 Days! Union Station 176ers - when are you planning on arriving?

    Who is going to PAX South?
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    APacManAPacMan Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Philadelphia 30th Street Paxengers, unite! I'll be at Bridgewater's pub for lunch if anyone wants to meet up.

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    GrimRupertGrimRupert Registered User regular
    2 Days! Union Station 176ers - when are you planning on arriving?

    Probably around noon:30. I'd like to get there early enough to have lunch at one of the crappy locations in the station. However, I'd be up for an earlier lunch at the pub across the street if people want to meet there.

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    atrevelanatrevelan Registered User new member
    I'll be on the 176 getting on in Philly. I'll have my 3ds, vita, and plenty of games in tow.

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    BigDumbHippyBigDumbHippy Registered User regular
    Fine train peoples, is there anyone leaving early Thursday on the 174 NorthEast Regional? Let me know and maybe we can play some games.
    I'll be there with 3ds vita and maybe some board games

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    walnuttthewisewalnuttthewise Registered User regular
    Fine train peoples, is there anyone leaving early Thursday on the 174 NorthEast Regional? Let me know and maybe we can play some games.
    I'll be there with 3ds vita and maybe some board games
    Awesomeness, glad we won't be the only ones on the early train. My wife and I will have our 3DSs. Mario Kart 7 tournament!

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