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Pre-PAX "Don't Call Me A Peck" Boardgame Night in Ballroom Willow (official)

LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
edited August 3 in PAX West
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WHAT: A coordinated meetup the night before PAX for anyone with board games, or anyone who wants to play boardgames.

WHERE: The 2nd Floor of the Seattle Sheraton Hotel: 1400 6th Ave.

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For all you pedantic mf'ers out there, yes, this is last year's map. No, I didn't bother to update it. Yes, it's the same general area except we'll have Willow instead of Grand B.

WHEN: Thursday August 31 @ 4:00 PM until late, late, late. How late? You decide!

This event is ALL AGES!! It's also FREE! And there are NO SIGNUPS!!! Just show up and have a great time. Feel free to bring your spawn, but remember that PAXers have filthy, filthy mouths and your wee ones may be subject to some exciting new vocabulary.

DEETS:
-500 seats in and around the "Willow" Ballroom on the 2nd floor. I GOT THE BABY!
-The gaming area will be open until midnight. Any games will need to be moved to the downstairs lobbies after midnight.
-There will be a bar upstairs, by the gaming area. You're also welcome to order food/booze and bring it up from the restaurant/bar downstairs. There will not be table service.
-This event is not paid for, endorsed by, or affiliated with Official Penny Arcade. It is a community-run event.
-The Cookie Brigade will be at the info table en masse. Cookie dropoffs and "taste testing to ensure nothing is poisonous" will be there.

THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE: Buy your food and drinks from the hotel. No outside food. It's how we "pay" for this event that they give us for free.

THE OTHER RULES
- This is important enough to list twice: The hotel gives us this space for free: they don't owe us this event. In return we give them a good bar and restaurant take. Please plan to purchase food and/or drink from the hotel. Takeout pizza or outside food is discouraged in the strongest possible terms, and I will be asking people who have food to take it elsewhere. If your budget is tight and you can't afford hotel food, please eat before or go to your room to eat. Thank you in advance for understanding how this whole free-game-night-barter-system-politics thing works.

- Because of fire code restrictions, please game in the designated areas instead of in the hotel lobbies. If you see people gaming in the lobbies, roll a knowledge check to see if they know there's a designated gaming area. Gaming in the bar and restaurant is fine as long as you're not tablesquatting (ie: make sure you continue to order as if the table is turning each hour). Note that the hotel security staff may be policing the downstairs main lobby and asking people to move upstairs so that the non-PAX guests can use the downstairs lobby.

- Please don't be an egregious douchebag. For example, one year some guy decided it would be a great idea to smoke a vape in the ballroom and the hotel manager came and had an unpleasant chat with me about it. This isn't your buddy's garage man cave, please act appropriately. We pride ourselves on being a responsible, self-policing community, so if you see someone acting inappropriately (eating takeout food, smoking, vandalizing or just being a dick), it's a good idea to nicely recommend they knock it the fuck off before management does.

- Be Excellent to each other. We freaks and geeks can be a socially maladroit group, so if someone is shyly lurking by your table, invite them to join. Be patient, be nice. Please don't flip your table.

- Lastly, do not anger LexiconGrrl by breaking the rules. We have worked hard for this event, don't piss on it. There is an excellent possibility that I may be exhausted, half-drunk, and resentful about missing PAX so if I have to intervene between you and the hotel I will ensure that Game Night is the most memorable part of your PAX experience, along with everyone else within a 5 table radius.

HOW IT WORKS on the thread
1. If you have games to bring, please post what you're bringing.
2. If you're looking to play a specific game, please post your request.

HOW IT WORKS at the Hotel
1. Your coordinator for the night is LexiconGrrl. You can find her at the Info table with the Cookie Brigade if you have any questions.
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.
4. We will have a hosted checkout system at the info table. You can drop off games to loan or borrow games there. If you're dropping off, I recommend doing this:
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GAME ON!!

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Also, this page is intentionally left blank.

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  • LejicLejic Registered User regular
    Oh no, I just now realized that the Triwizard Tournament means I can't do this. Bah! :( :( Why can't I have everything?!?!

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Lejic wrote: »
    Oh no, I just now realized that the Triwizard Tournament means I can't do this. Bah! :( :( Why can't I have everything?!?!

    A lot of folks wander in when they tap out of the TWDT. The event goes pretty late so unless you're committed to the tourney until the bitter, drunken end, you can still come by in time to get a game or two on.

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  • dm_magicdm_magic Registered User regular
    I will be there running D&D Adventurers League games!

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  • SolelronSolelron Resident MIB Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    I unfortunately will not be bringing the crate o games this year. cost of parking in Seattle has made it difficult to take the extra space. I do hope to see some people there and join in some games though

  • jukkakhanjukkakhan Registered User regular
    I'm flying in late this year so hopefully I can get settled in and make my way over for a few games, this is always such a fun event. Last year we had an awesome table playing Secret Hitler and I ended up getting called a fascist all weekend long whenever I ran into one of them. PAXfriends are the best.

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  • KopeAceticKopeAcetic Registered User regular
    Ohh this sounds fun!

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Update: The most crucial step has been completed. We have confirmation that we'll have space, and are just working out the specifics. We're inching closer to confirmed event details!

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  • nixternixter roughly Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    Looking forward to it, Lexi! Thank you for all of your work!

    aka Avidguru from MOG Nation and the Wildcast podcast
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  • ReploidArmadaReploidArmada Registered User regular
    Yay LexiconGrrl! Thanks for setting this up for us every year :heartbeat:

    Since we're pretty close to event confirmation, I'm going to go ahead and post my likely list of games for this year.

    Betrayal at House on the Hill + Widow's Walk
    Hanabi
    Love Letter
    Millennium Blades + all expansions
    Red7
    Shadow Hunters
    Unfair

    If anyone hasn't gotten to play Unfair yet, you should. It's really great :D

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  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess and Pinny Whore OregonRegistered User regular
    Thank you Lexi!

    We will be driving up and bringing games for folks to borrow. We choose the usual suspects generally, but if you have a specific request, let me know https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/chaosisorder

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  • SolelronSolelron Resident MIB Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    Thank you Lexi!

    We will be driving up and bringing games for folks to borrow. We choose the usual suspects generally, but if you have a specific request, let me know https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/chaosisorder

    I'm so glad someone is doing this. I used to for years bring about 30 games for people to borrow.

    chaosisorderLexiconGrrl
  • RoundtopRoundtop Pathfinder Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    Lords of Waterdeep pls. I'll probably come by after I'm done setting up the merch booth.

    I'll bring a copy of Shadowrun Encounters https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202494/encounters-shadowrun

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  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess and Pinny Whore OregonRegistered User regular
    Can do. Also @Khadour is coming with a significant collection as well and will likely post his for requests as well.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Bumpity Bump Bump for detailed update to the OP.

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  • KopeAceticKopeAcetic Registered User regular
    I find it difficult to convey how extremely excited I am for this!

    LexiconGrrl
  • RoundtopRoundtop Pathfinder Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    You started spouting poetry. "I love you Sorsha! I worship you Sorsha!" You almost got us killed!

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  • KhadourKhadour Dinosaur Cupcake Hillsboro, ORRegistered User regular
    Thank you again for putting this all together for us, @LexiconGrrl - you are amazing! As @chaosisorder said, my collection is open for requests as well - just let me know what you'd like me to bring up for you to borrow!

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  • kalanikalani Straight Edge O.G Edmonds WARegistered User regular
    I will be staying at the sheraton .But not until sat .Is there a place to play board games on sat and sunday night during pax

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    kalani wrote: »
    I will be staying at the sheraton .But not until sat .Is there a place to play board games on sat and sunday night during pax

    @Beker ? Can you answer this?

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  • cursecurse Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    kalani wrote: »
    I will be staying at the sheraton .But not until sat .Is there a place to play board games on sat and sunday night during pax

    The Tabletop freeplay areas at the Convention Center have typically been open after the expo floors close (and tend to get more crowded when they do) and there is usually some at the Tournament area as well.

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  • ImZelkovaImZelkova Registered User regular
    This sounds like a whole lot of fun! I'll end up being in early Thursday so I'm sure I'll have time to stop by :D

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    kalani wrote: »
    I will be staying at the sheraton .But not until sat .Is there a place to play board games on sat and sunday night during pax

    Do you mean after PAX closes at Midnight? Because tabletop is a place to play until then. Closer to PAX they usually release a detailed breakdown of how Tabletop is divvied up.

  • BekerBeker Child's Play Guy and PAX VR Freeplay Manager SeattleRegistered User, Penny Arcade Staff regular
    kalani wrote: »
    I will be staying at the Sheraton .But not until sat .Is there a place to play board games on sat and sunday night during pax

    As others have said, your welcome to play in any of the Table Top freeplay spaces after expo closes until PAX closes at Midnight. After that you are welcome to use any of the "public" spaces, bars, resteraunts (best if you order food or drinks else they get upset) or hotel lobbies. Hope that helps, if not, please be more specific and we will see if we can help you with some ideas of good spaces.

    -Beker/Erick
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  • PunkJrPunkJr Decepticon Infiltrator Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I'm excited to finally get to play along this year!

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  • OptimusbryOptimusbry Event Designer Long Beach CARegistered User regular
    After much consideration I've decided to forgo triwiz this year in favor of tabletop! I'll be bringing Dark Souls and an assortment of card games. Can't wait!

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    I may bring along my copy of Terraforming Mars as people do love that game :)

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  • divisiontendivisionten Registered User regular
    Going to bring something, but my cosplay and robotics for my panel take priority in luggage. If I can fit Suburbia or Mysterium, that'll come, otherwise I'll have a card game of some type

  • nixternixter roughly Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    I may bring along my copy of Terraforming Mars as people do love that game :)

    Haven't played it yet! Looks like I need to do some research.

    aka Avidguru from MOG Nation and the Wildcast podcast
  • MasayukiMasayuki Registered User new member
    edited August 17
    Hopefully this does go late. I arrive in Seattle around 10:30pm.

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  • Wraith90Wraith90 Saskatoon, SkRegistered User regular
    Masayuki wrote: »
    Hopefully this does go late. I arrive in Seattle around 10:30pm.

    It generally starts to quiet down around 12-1 am, so you should be able to get a couple hours in.

  • neo_blade01neo_blade01 Registered User regular
    I'm so excited for this that I will be bringing a few card games that I helped fund through Kickstarter. I'll be bringing Exploding Kittens, Joking Hazard, Cinelinx, and Million Dollars But.

  • zealezeale Saint LouisRegistered User regular
    I'll see you fine friends there!

  • R23R23 Registered User regular
    I'm bringing Kingdom Death: Monster + most expansions. I can take up to 5 more players!

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  • SolelronSolelron Resident MIB Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    while I'm not bringing my large supply I will have Munchkin and a few others if I get there in time. :)

  • SinoSambaSinoSamba CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I will join after the Xbox open house, thanks LexiconGrrl for organizing this.

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  • nevermore13nevermore13 Registered User regular
    I'll be joining after Enforcer meetings. Love it at East can't wait to do it at West

  • alchahestalchahest Edmonton, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Going to make it this year, my pals and I are getting in a little earlier on thursday so we'll have time to stop in and play games / order hotel food!

  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    R23 wrote: »
    I'm bringing Kingdom Death: Monster + most expansions. I can take up to 5 more players!

    I may join you for that! I have played it a few times :)

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  • DracilDracil Registered User regular
    Very interested in KDM depending on the times planned.

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