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West Coast Train Trip 2008: Communist Edition

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited May 2008
    No love for the CCST?

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  • NijhazerNijhazer Sunnyvale, CARegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    No love for the CCST?

    I mentioned it as well, and am hoping to get someone from that initiative on the show as well; but haven't sent out any PMs yet on the subject.

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  • TransparentTransparent Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    nemaihne wrote: »
    Non-stop? Bwah haha!
    It's not called the Coast StarLate for nothing. UP owns the tracks, and they don't like giving right of way to Amtrak out here. But I'd rather spend over a day playing and able to move than a few hours involving the gauntlet that is airline travel these days.
    Amtrak has a new deal with UP, they've had priority over most freight since last August. The train's actually been early a few times since then.

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Heres a question, since i'm getting on at Klamath Falls, I know not to bring any systems. But should I really bring anything at all, like boaerd games or other video games? Or by that point since you guys will have been on the train for like 1000 hours will you have everything you need in total?

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Heres a question, since i'm getting on at Klamath Falls, I know not to bring any systems. But should I really bring anything at all, like boaerd games or other video games? Or by that point since you guys will have been on the train for like 1000 hours will you have everything you need in total?

    Look at my list of who is bringing what under the OP and you can see if anyone would already of brought what you would of onto the train. Boardgames and such will probably be a bit less common but if you got some good multiplayer games no one else is bringing let us know.

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  • sobjwsobjw Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I am getting on in K-Falls too and am a bit sad that I will be on the train for only 12 hours. I assume that you will all be passed out when we board at 8 something in the morning.

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    8:25am I got that shit planed already cause i'm driving to K-Falls from medford. Where are you coming from?

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  • Soda241Soda241 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Aww! portland will be going alone :) That's cool! I just saw it.

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  • strongesthylianstrongesthylian Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    How many stops is there going to be?

    Or are all the stops the stations that people will be getting on at?

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  • The Angry CeltThe Angry Celt Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Augustus, I am part of Landreth's crew in the Third Arcadian Auxiliary Brigade and request two pieces of information. The first piece is, what is your drink of choice? The second is how will I recognize you so that I may deliver said tasty beverage in appreciation for all of your diligent work?

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  • dragon keeper xdragon keeper x Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i would love to take the train, problem is i dont know when the trains leaves for pax, and when i leaves for home sunday night.

    anyone have any info on this?

    i live in tacoma, washington btw

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    You got 5 trains to choose from the earliest train leaves at 7:30 in the morning and the latest at 5:30 in the afternoon.

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  • dragon keeper xdragon keeper x Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    so the last train leaves 30 min before pax is over? what kinda lame shit is that......

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  • QapfQapf Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I am horribly negligent in my duties to post but I wanted to add that Tweeker and Myself will be joining up in Sacramento, CA after taking a train from Bakersfield, CA to catch up to the train.

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  • dragon keeper xdragon keeper x Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    shit i was thinking about taking the train untill i found out the train lveas for home 30 min before pax is over on sunday, i only have my hotel for friday night and saturday night.... so i gotta leave sunday night after pax

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  • The Angry CeltThe Angry Celt Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I Have a friend who will probably bring his 360, and he has all of the Rock Band songs on it. So that is one less thing to account for.

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  • Sir LandrethSir Landreth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So, I have an Xbox 360 with ALL rock band DLC. I'm willing to bring it if you still need.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So, I have an Xbox 360 with ALL rock band DLC. I'm willing to bring it if you still need.

    Sounds good to me, especially if you plan on keep on grabbing everything when PAX comes around.

    Amtrak got some plans with the Coast Starlight it seems.

    Exclusive Amenities - Coming Soon

    Beginning in mid-2008, rediscover the Coast Starlight. This legendary train will feature enhanced Coaches and Sleeping Cars, along with exclusive new amenities. The Dining Car will offer fresh, regional cuisine, while the Arcade Room will entertain kids of all ages with a great selection of arcade-style video games. Sleeping Car passengers can enjoy Happy Hour specials and a daily tasting of local wines in the refurbished Pacific Parlor Car, which also will offer a specialty coffee bar, onboard theater and alternative dining venue.

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  • Darkblade_1Darkblade_1 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2008
    Arcade Room?

    But where will we set up our consoles?

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i hope they have street fighter

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Regional cuisine?

    In-N-Out? :P

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i hope they have street fighter

    No one is bringing Street Fighter yet? Looks like an excuse to buy a copy for the SNES.
    Arikado wrote: »
    Regional cuisine?

    In-N-Out? :P

    A lot of us would say that is a nice improvement to their menu.

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  • Darkblade_1Darkblade_1 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2008
    Their burger wasn't bad.. it was a little.. uh.. microwaved..

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    i hope they have street fighter

    No one is bringing Street Fighter yet? Looks like an excuse to buy a copy for the SNES.

    Dude, I have a copy of Turbo for the snes I can bring, and now will bring, but I meant in the trains supposed, "Arcade Car."

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  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So, I have an Xbox 360 with ALL rock band DLC. I'm willing to bring it if you still need.

    Neat. I was thinking about lugging my 360 and Rock Band gear with me but I was shot down by my siblings who will not be at PAX. :P

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  • sobjwsobjw Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    8:25am I got that shit planed already cause i'm driving to K-Falls from medford. Where are you coming from?

    Me and my friend are coming from Ashland.

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    sobjw wrote: »
    8:25am I got that shit planed already cause i'm driving to K-Falls from medford. Where are you coming from?

    Me and my friend are coming from Ashland.

    we should get a little convoy going for the drive out there

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  • ukiyo eukiyo e Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I just booked my ticket! (although I hear that in russia, the tickets book you)

    I'm flying out to LA, spending a few days with some friends in the city, and then taking the train up to PAX with you fine folks. It should be an epic week! Will there be any other east coast people on the train?

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    ukiyo e wrote: »
    I just booked my ticket! (although I hear that in russia, the tickets book you)

    I'm flying out to LA, spending a few days with some friends in the city, and then taking the train up to PAX with you fine folks. It should be an epic week! Will there be any other east coast people on the train?

    I'm a (relativly) recent transplant. I'll be glad to chat about the Atlantic Ocean with you, should you get home sick or some such.

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  • life3life3 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    ukiyo e wrote: »
    I just booked my ticket! (although I hear that in russia, the tickets book you)

    I'm flying out to LA, spending a few days with some friends in the city, and then taking the train up to PAX with you fine folks. It should be an epic week! Will there be any other east coast people on the train?

    I just booked as well and I'm pretty much doing the same exact thing.

    Flying from Philly to LA on the 24th, couple days with friends, then on the train! We should definitely reminisce about the joys of east coast living. It may help me retain my sanity on this insane adventure.

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  • AugustusAugustus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Augustus, I am part of Landreth's crew in the Third Arcadian Auxiliary Brigade and request two pieces of information. The first piece is, what is your drink of choice? The second is how will I recognize you so that I may deliver said tasty beverage in appreciation for all of your diligent work?
    Alcoholic, Newcastle or Guiness are fine.
    Non-alcoholic, Arizona Green Tea.
    When you're on the train you'll figure out who I am real quick. I'm the guy constantly running around making sure everyone's A-OK and if anybody needs anything. I used to wear a distinguishable jean jacket but it's so beat up I retired it, so pick me out by my brown hat.

    I want to organize a Los Angeles pre-PAX meetup! PM me if you're interested so we can work out the details... and figure out WHERE to meet. Geographically the best place is downtown LA. However, I don't feel comfortable going into downtown LA without a shotgun. I was thinking Huntington Beach, but I'm open to suggestions.

    Update on the D&D game for the train: My buddy Jason, who will be running the game, will probably be doing it in 4th edition now. We're gonna run some "test games" to try it out.

    Holy shit, we're at 90 people. Three months to PAX!

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  • HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    God damn, I can hardly wait...

    Which reminds me, I really need to get my train tickets for this. FUCK! Stupid vacation to Arkansas, making me forget things.

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  • ggolanggolan Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Greetings!
    I am from Portland and I am trying to make sure I understand what is going on before booking tickets. I have a few questions:

    1) I see your taking the Coastal Starlight #14 which according to Amtrak's website stops in Portland, but your saying to use the Cascade 500... Why?

    2) The suggestion to take the Cascade 500 is also paired with the suggestion to take it the 28th, are people arriving Thursday, not Friday?

    3) Being that this is my first PAX, how bummed am I going to be having to leave to catch the 5:30pm train Sunday? Are the last few hours amazing and unmissable?

    Thanks!

    -Gadi

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    ggolan wrote: »
    Greetings!
    I am from Portland and I am trying to make sure I understand what is going on before booking tickets. I have a few questions:

    1) I see your taking the Coastal Starlight #14 which according to Amtrak's website stops in Portland, but your saying to use the Cascade 500... Why?

    2) The suggestion to take the Cascade 500 is also paired with the suggestion to take it the 28th, are people arriving Thursday, not Friday?

    3) Being that this is my first PAX, how bummed am I going to be having to leave to catch the 5:30pm train Sunday? Are the last few hours amazing and unmissable?

    Thanks!

    -Gadi

    1) The Coast Starlight didn't have a Portland stop last year and I have no idea when they added it into the schedule. I think we might have to double check if we can get the Portland Brigade to join as after all.

    2) Yeah we aim for a Thursday arrival.

    3) The big thing will be the final Omegathon round and maybe another panel depending on what time you plan to checkout and head to the station.

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yaaaay! Everybody from Portland rebuy your tickets! See, when you get on, you'll get like free range on all of the gaming equipment because the rest of us will be all exhausted and sleepy. :)

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  • TransparentTransparent Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    According to this there are several stops that the main post makes no mention of. Glad I found it because I already told my uncle to board in Dunsmuir. That guy in Tacoma can even join us for the last hour and a half if he wants.

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    DStalefish wrote: »
    Yaaaay! Everybody from Portland rebuy your tickets! See, when you get on, you'll get like free range on all of the gaming equipment because the rest of us will be all exhausted and sleepy. :)


    Holey crap. Thats awesome. Now that really does suck that I am going early.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Whoa... Looks like they 're-launched' the Starlight yesterday with brand new equipment, restoring Portland service for the first time in a couple years. Bitchin'.

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i havent been on the starlight since March '07, what did they change with this supposed "re-launch"?

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  • Eco-MonoEco-Mono Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    i havent been on the starlight since March '07, what did they change with this supposed "re-launch"?
    TNTrooper wrote:
    Beginning in mid-2008, rediscover the Coast Starlight. This legendary train will feature enhanced Coaches and Sleeping Cars, along with exclusive new amenities. The Dining Car will offer fresh, regional cuisine, while the Arcade Room will entertain kids of all ages with a great selection of arcade-style video games. Sleeping Car passengers can enjoy Happy Hour specials and a daily tasting of local wines in the refurbished Pacific Parlor Car, which also will offer a specialty coffee bar, onboard theater and alternative dining venue.
    Emphasis mine. :mrgreen:

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