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Pre-PAX SOUTH Lobby game night @ Hilton Placio Del Rio - 1/22/15

s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
edited January 2015 in PAX South
We have the OK from the Hilton Placio Del Rio I spoke to one of the floor managers and they are aware of our group.

Where: Hilton Placio Del Rio lobby. (200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205) https://goo.gl/maps/SJVLH
When: 1/22/15 @ 5-5:30 I'll setup shop around 5-5:30 with the games I have. We have the lobby bar (located on the first floor) then spill into the meeting space for us.

Here are the catch 22's....
- The bar area doesnt serve food, they suggest using room service or the local bars/restaurants and bring it in.
- The bar itself will stay open if people keep buying drinks. Bar normally closes at 10PM.
- Lobby area bar is open to us all night. We can stay after the bar closes.
- No gambling (I think that is a no brainer)
- Being good guests is critical to this event's welcome at the hotel. Don't be a dick.
- Please make every effort to game in the area they've set aside for us (listed above).
- If you get asked by the hotel staff to move, please be respectful and honor their request.
- If you are drinking alcohol or eating food around the games, please be careful. Some of these games cost $50-60 or more. Others are irreplaceable.

Food by the Hotel

Once Present at the Hotel
1. Your coordinators for the night JD (S3 Prototype) & jj4th. Let me know if you'd like to help.
2. If you've got a game and are looking for players, put the box top of the game vertically on your table. This is the universal sign for "I don't care who you are, please join us"
3. If you're looking to join a game, look for vertical box tops.

PLEASE BRING YOUR GAMES! Got a game you'd love to play? bring it with you. I'll edit this post, reply in the thread or PM me with games and I'll update the lists.

Follow the twitter @SAgamenight or @ultness or @s3prototype

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  • s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2015
    RESERVED FOR GAME LIST

    2x SuperFight
    Cards Against Humanity
    Munchkin
    King of Tokyo
    Smash
    Bang
    Bucket Of Doom
    King of Tokyo
    Smash Up (plus all expansions)
    Love Letter
    Coup
    Ascension
    Merchants & Marauders
    Firefly
    D & D
    Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    Evolution
    Splendor
    Dominion
    Cards Against Humanity (all expansions and then some)
    Ticket to Ride (plus 1910 expansion)
    Rampage (maybe)
    Gloom
    Munchkin
    Flux
    Smashup (with 2 expansions)
    Lords of Waterdeep (plus expansion)
    Talisman
    7 Wonders
    Ascension: Storm of Souls
    Ascension: Rise of Vigil
    Boss Monster
    Core Worlds
    Coup Reformation
    Dig Down Dwarf
    Eminent Domain
    Epic Resort
    Fantasy Frontier
    Game of Thrones: The Board Game
    Hanabi
    Innovation
    King of Tokyo
    King of New york
    Kittens in a Blender
    Kobolds Ate My Baby (I will probably run this game)
    Love Letter
    One Night Ultimate Werewolf/Daybreak
    Pandante
    Scoville
    Shadows Over Camelot
    Ticket to Ride
    Tsuro of the Seas
    Star Wars X-Wing (with like 25 ships),
    Battlestar Galactica (with 2 expansions),
    Firefly (with expansions)
    Lords of Waterdeep
    Coup/Coup Reformation
    Resistance
    Kittens in a Blender
    Phase 10

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Huzzah!!!

    Owner of Seattle's best Scandinavian Bar Old Ballard Liquor Co. and Viking Kitchen Badass at Skål Beer Hall
    s3prototype
  • KhaytorKhaytor MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    I'm going to try to make it. If I can, I'll be bringing Superfight with the nerd and offensive expansions. :biggrin:

    s3prototype
  • JosieMcCoyJosieMcCoy Registered User new member
    I cant guarantee i'll make it yet, but I am going to give it a good shot. If i make it i'll bring
    King of Tokyo
    Smash Up (plus all expansions)
    Love Letter
    Coup

    s3prototype
  • CptFancyPantsCptFancyPants Registered User regular
    Is this is sign up kind of deal? Or is it cool to just show up whenever?

  • zealezeale Saint LouisRegistered User regular
    Count me in! I can bring Ascension if anyone is interested (base game only), or Cards Against Humanity, but I see that is already on the list. I'll be traveling light so I don't want to pack anything too be ... I need room to take cool stuff home!

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    s3prototype
  • Josh5890Josh5890 ChicagoRegistered User regular
    What is the max occupency? If this is the only "official" Thursday night meet up I could see it turning into a huge gathering and get us kicked out because of fire hazards.

    This space for rent
    LexiconGrrlpunzie
  • koleypunchkoleypunch Portland, OR/Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I know at other PAXes, the board game nights seem to happen every night in hotel lobbies. I only assume this will be the case here as well?

    location! location! bees!
  • KarickKarick Registered User regular
    Count me in as well. I will bring Munchkin, King of Tokyo, Smash, Bang, and anything else I can find lying around.

  • s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    @CptFancyPants‌ - I wouldnt turn down any gamer from having a fun night.
    @Josh5890‌ - I said 25-30 to them. That was the scale of PAX EAST before and thats a much bigger event. Its lobby area so we may leak into the rest of the floor.
    @koleypunch‌ - I assume every night. But I am only helming the PRE-PAX.

    CptFancyPants
  • bartapbartap Registered User regular
    I'm interested in coming, but wouldn't be able to show up until around 8/8:30 or so, but I can bring DC deck buidling game.

    s3prototype
  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    @s3prototype‌ - 25-30 is a gross underestimation. PAX East has never, ever been that small. I suggest you expect 50-100 for this first one.

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  • s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    hmm...the one ninja and I were hosting at the Long Warf was upwards of 30-50....I shall report back in a bit.

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    True, Long Wharf is a little smaller, but it's also a secondary game night intended to be smaller than the huge one at the Westin. Since this is (ostensibly) the only official game night for this first PAX, you'll likely get way more people - somewhere between the two.

    Owner of Seattle's best Scandinavian Bar Old Ballard Liquor Co. and Viking Kitchen Badass at Skål Beer Hall
  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    edited January 2015
    Old Coot Question.

    I have not heard of any of these games mentioned :confused: . I'm going to Google em to check it out though. I have played D&D about 25 years ago but have only gamed on the PC since. Is their gonna be and D&D going on this or any other night? Also can a newbie like myself join up if there is? I need something to do at night to keep me from being walled up in my hotel room ordering porn and drinking all the pretty little plastic bottles of giggle juice!

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    The Westin one has been with an attached hotel though, and I don't think there was an organized game night for the first pax east (2010) nor for the second (2011), so it's possible that it might be smaller-ish? But yeah my initial reaction to 25-30 was "that seems small."

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    This is a friendly group and people are always happy to teach a n00b. Don't be shy about joining a game! Don't spend your money on the minibar, spend it in the lobby, with other peeples and fun games!

    Owner of Seattle's best Scandinavian Bar Old Ballard Liquor Co. and Viking Kitchen Badass at Skål Beer Hall
    s3prototype
  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    The Westin one has been with an attached hotel though, and I don't think there was an organized game night for the first pax east (2010) nor for the second (2011), so it's possible that it might be smaller-ish? But yeah my initial reaction to 25-30 was "that seems small."

    Yeah, I'm figuring attendance counts will be somewhere between the two nights at East. Hence the guesstimate of 50-100....

    Owner of Seattle's best Scandinavian Bar Old Ballard Liquor Co. and Viking Kitchen Badass at Skål Beer Hall
    s3prototype
  • shadowscoutshadowscout Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    @Bartoni33‌ If you want easy links to descriptions of most (or all) of the games in the list check my Google doc for past PAX Prime boardgame events

    Pre-PAX Games Night lists

    I'll add a tab for South when I get home tonight.

    Edit - Tab for South 2015 added

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    s3prototypeLexiconGrrl
  • jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    Geekdom apparently lost my e-mail. But the staff said they like our event and are going to get back to me with room information, so if the Hilton is too small, that could still work or work as a backup. Nothing definite yet, but the conversation was promising.

    So either as a backup or overflow.

    Echoing what other people say, our normal monthly game nights and weekday game nights around San Antonio are 25-30... and most if not all of the guys I know from those are going to Pax South... just the group that goes to Dragon's Lair on Thursday nights locally... could exceed 30 people. I've been telling folks 100 or more.

  • jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    Bartoni33 wrote: »
    Old Coot Question.

    I have not heard of any of these games mentioned :confused: . I'm going to Google em to check it out though. I have played D&D about 25 years ago but have only gamed on the PC since. Is their gonna be and D&D going on this or any other night? Also can a newbie like myself join up if there is? I need something to do at night to keep me from being walled up in my hotel room ordering porn and drinking all the pretty little plastic bottles of giggle juice!

    If I get the chance to go, which I'm still hoping I will, though not certain yet. I can definitely run the official D&D Next Candlekeep, I've done it before at Pax Prime (as a volunteer DM) and Pax East (on my own). Seats a group of up to six. But it takes about 2.5 hours so don't plan on doing that AND something else. If six people want to do it, and actually show up, and I am able to attend ( caveat caveat caveat ;) ) then I'll run one. Alternatively, if that doesn't work out, Kobold's Ate My Baby is quick, fun, and much easier than D&D for the un-initiated. I will also be running the occasional D&D game during Pax itself. Probably posting on whatever twitter hashtag ends up being used for D&D stuff.

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  • adolsonadolson Registered User regular
    I can bring Merchants & Marauders and the Firefly board game if anyone has an interest?

  • jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    Geekdom is confirmed as an overflow/additional space. I'll be setting shop up there along with most of the Geekdom game night folks. I can't remember what time I asked for (6pm or 7pm) but I will get back with that info. Just know that we now have confirmed space for up to 100 additional folks!

  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    jj4th wrote: »
    Bartoni33 wrote: »
    Old Coot Question.

    I have not heard of any of these games mentioned :confused: . I'm going to Google em to check it out though. I have played D&D about 25 years ago but have only gamed on the PC since. Is their gonna be and D&D going on this or any other night? Also can a newbie like myself join up if there is? I need something to do at night to keep me from being walled up in my hotel room ordering porn and drinking all the pretty little plastic bottles of giggle juice!

    If I get the chance to go, which I'm still hoping I will, though not certain yet. I can definitely run the official D&D Next Candlekeep, I've done it before at Pax Prime (as a volunteer DM) and Pax East (on my own). Seats a group of up to six. But it takes about 2.5 hours so don't plan on doing that AND something else. If six people want to do it, and actually show up, and I am able to attend ( caveat caveat caveat ;) ) then I'll run one. Alternatively, if that doesn't work out, Kobold's Ate My Baby is quick, fun, and much easier than D&D for the un-initiated. I will also be running the occasional D&D game during Pax itself. Probably posting on whatever twitter hashtag ends up being used for D&D stuff.

    Thanks for the reply.

    My plane lands at around 3PM so by the time I get there, drop off luggage at hotel, find somewhere downtown to buy a box fan (seriously, I can't sleep without one :) ) get back, freshen up and get a bite to eat it will be well past 5 I'm sure. I'm hoping that the weather is nice there because I will be walking everywhere I go.

    I hope to see everyone there!

  • jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    Bartoni33 wrote: »
    My plane lands at around 3PM so by the time I get there, drop off luggage at hotel, find somewhere downtown to buy a box fan (seriously, I can't sleep without one :) ) get back, freshen up and get a bite to eat it will be well past 5 I'm sure. I'm hoping that the weather is nice there because I will be walking everywhere I go.

    Checking the weather history, for the last ten years it's been between 40-60 F here on January 23. So, warmer than it usually is at Pax East in Boston :)

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  • Bartoni33Bartoni33 Southern IllinoisRegistered User regular
    jj4th wrote: »
    Bartoni33 wrote: »
    My plane lands at around 3PM so by the time I get there, drop off luggage at hotel, find somewhere downtown to buy a box fan (seriously, I can't sleep without one :) ) get back, freshen up and get a bite to eat it will be well past 5 I'm sure. I'm hoping that the weather is nice there because I will be walking everywhere I go.

    Checking the weather history, for the last ten years it's been between 40-60 F here on January 23. So, warmer than it usually is at Pax East in Boston :)

    Well for the past week it's been between 0-20 here so I can live with those temps!

  • vman401vman401 Registered User regular
    This is my first PAX and Im getting really hyped now that its getting closer. Is this bored game night only for people who have a room reserved or open to other attendees?

  • zealezeale Saint LouisRegistered User regular
    They are for anyone vman401!

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  • kube00kube00 SE WA StateRegistered User regular
    Gah I want to come but Im afraid the Pre-Pax Pub crawl will wear me out

    1st PAX was Prime 2010. Made it to several more Primes/West. Been to East and South. Just celebrated my 10th PAX trip.

    Twitter:kube00
  • s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    @LexiconGrrl‌ I have addressed to them that 30 was an underestimation. Guys, I'm so happy if this turns out to be huge. Only for next year that can see the Mass that we are!

    Times are coming up, if you want to follow me on Twitter twitter.com/s3prototype and twitter.com/ultness and I'll update you guys as soon as news comes in about PAX gamenight. PM me there or on this forum and I'll do the best that I can to reply.

    LexiconGrrl
  • ArrisArris Registered User new member
    Bartoni33 wrote: »
    Old Coot Question.

    I have not heard of any of these games mentioned :confused: . I'm going to Google em to check it out though. I have played D&D about 25 years ago but have only gamed on the PC since. Is their gonna be and D&D going on this or any other night? Also can a newbie like myself join up if there is? I need something to do at night to keep me from being walled up in my hotel room ordering porn and drinking all the pretty little plastic bottles of giggle juice!

    I've played D&D for years and am a big electronic gamer. I can tell you, board games are a GREAT expansion of both of those hobbies. I can't always get together with my friends to play video games, but we set aside every Wednesday to play board games at a local game store. Don't feel bad about being a noob and not knowing what those games are. You have to start somewhere. Five years ago I had NO idea any of these even existed. Now I've played hundreds of games.

    We're going to bring our usual giant tub-o-games so it will probably include:

    Castles of Mad King Ludwig
    Evolution
    Splendor
    Dominion
    Cards Against Humanity (all expansions and then some)
    Ticket to Ride (plus 1910 expansion)
    Rampage (maybe)
    Gloom
    Munchkin
    Flux
    Smashup (with 2 expansions)
    Lords of Waterdeep (plus expansion)

    Generally not all of these fit in the box but we'll see what we can do.

    You forgot to mention one other rule:
    - If you are drinking alcohol or eating food around the games, please be careful. Some of these games cost $50-60 or more. Others are irreplaceable.

    s3prototype
  • HullroonHullroon Registered User new member
    I am bringing Talisman with expansions! Hopefully people will want to play, it's always hard to find players since it takes like 5 hours to play :D

    s3prototype
  • CptFancyPantsCptFancyPants Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    jj4th wrote: »
    Geekdom is confirmed as an overflow/additional space. I'll be setting shop up there along with most of the Geekdom game night folks. I can't remember what time I asked for (6pm or 7pm) but I will get back with that info. Just know that we now have confirmed space for up to 100 additional folks!
    So it looks like you're planning for a later set up than the OP. My group is planning on eating dinner later (8pm), should we just plan to head to Geekdom instead of the Hilton after we're done eating?

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  • jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    Shamelessly stealing this from @s3prototype‌. Can you update the main post to also include something about this?

    Where: Geekdom SA Event Center (131 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205) - Map
    When: Jan 22, 2015 @ 6:00 I'll setup shop around 6:00 with the games I have.


    The Geekdom event has been cancelled since we have more space at the Hilton now.

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  • jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    So it looks like you're planning for a later set up than the OP. My group is planning on eating dinner later (8pm), should we just plan to head to Geekdom instead of the Hilton after we're done eating?

    I don't want to trample on the original event, @s3prototype‌ worked hard to put it together. But I do feel we will need more space. The lobby to the hotel might be pretty full by 8pm.

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  • s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited January 2015
    I've sent the email to the Hilton and awaiting their reply. I'll call them first thing in the morning since time is really ticking down.

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  • koleypunchkoleypunch Portland, OR/Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I hope stuff like this goes on on the rest of the PAX weekend, too.

    location! location! bees!
    s3prototype
  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    koleypunch wrote: »
    I hope stuff like this goes on on the rest of the PAX weekend, too.

    It always does. You will find people playing games everywhere the whole weekend.

  • TraithTraith Indianapolis, INRegistered User regular
    So it looks like you're planning for a later set up than the OP. My group is planning on eating dinner later (8pm), should we just plan to head to Geekdom instead of the Hilton after we're done eating?

    Your group also gets thirsty... and the Hilton is keeping the bar open. :P

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  • s3prototypes3prototype Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    We might be able to get a larger area for us to fit way more then 30. I'll know by 7 tomorrow.

    NorinEclypse
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