The First Annual Post-PAX Party Dinner. THANK YOU ALL FOR AN AMAZING PARTY!

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    Round of applause!

    This, many times over. Congratulations, guys. 100 people in our first year. That's a hell of a milestone.

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  • MoreGreaseMoreGrease Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Shit yeah! Congratulations everyone, especially Arco.

    On a side note: anyone remember/like Crash Team Racing for the original Playstation? That's a great party game if you can get a couple of people who know how to play together.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Edited the OP to remove the registration links and put in some congratulatory what-not.

    Here's what needs to be done, still:

    1) Finalize who's bringing what and what we're going to play. I honestly haven't done a very good job of doing that in the last week or two, because I was stressing so much over the tickets. Now that, that's done (amazing, once again), I can concentrate on that.

    2) Go buy the raffle tickets and finalize the list of raffle prizes, and actually figure out how that's going to work.

    3) Finalize the menu, after everyone votes.

    4) Put together all the party packets, which will contain the party bracelet and raffle tickets.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Once again, but definitely not for the last time, HUGE THANK YOU to Arco for making this happen. So fucking stoked.

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Awesome! It sounds like you've got a lot of work left to do. If you need any my offer to help get everything set still stands.

    Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and helped make this party happen. Now having a good time is our last step!

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Here's the list of who's bringing what so far:

    GAMES
    X-Box 360 and games: Raiden333
    Wii, 2 controllers, SSB:B, Mario Kart, Bloom Blox, Wii Sports Resort: MrBlarney

    RAFFLE
    Defense Grid - Cronus
    Games Day 2001 Kroot Shaper - Arco
    King's Knight (NES) - Rius
    Super Mario Bros. 2 and Tron on DVD - TimeCruiserMike

    Here's what we need people to bring:

    Rock Band 1, 2, and a set of instruments
    Halo 3
    Street Fighter IV
    Left 4 Dead
    Wii Sports (regular)
    More Wiimotes/nunchuks (at least 2)

    ... and more raffle prizes!

    PM me or post here if you have any of this stuff and you'll volunteer it for the party.

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    Once again, but definitely not for the last time, HUGE THANK YOU to Arco for making this happen. So fucking stoked.

    I cannot lime any harder.

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    As outdated as it is, I could add my extra Steam copy of Half-Life 2: Episode One that I've had since I bought the Orange Box to the raffle =)

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Sure, Rius. Some of us have never played Half-Life 2.

    >.>

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  • caliomnicaliomni Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Awesome. Nice job putting this together and making it happen.

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  • DragondevonDragondevon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    well alright this is great news. I so caint wait (again sort of because it means pax is over but still).

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Just PMed you my list of SNES and N64 games. Also I got a copy of Megaman 2 and Sonic The Hedgehog up for the raffle.

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    Sure, Rius. Some of us have never played Half-Life 2.

    >.>

    In that case I've got a copy of HL2 and Episode 1 on Steam that I can add to the raffle pool. I didn't mention it earlier because their digital goods, but games are games.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ohhhh, those are digital. I can read, honest.

    Is there an easy way to deliver those games that would lend itself well to the raffle?

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  • RiusRius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    There is basically no way to do so; the "winner" would have to provide his/her SteamID to the prize-giver-outer, who can then gift the copy of the game to that account the next time they're logged into Steam.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Just PMed you my list of SNES and N64 games. Also I got a copy of Megaman 2 and Sonic The Hedgehog up for the raffle.

    TNTrooper has an absolutely massive collection of games for both SNES and N64. The girth of his collection boggles my mind. He's volunteered to lend the good multiplayer titles and the consoles to the party.

    In light of that, how would everybody feel about dedicating one of the projectors to classic gaming, and one to modern gaming? Playing games like the original Mario Kart or GoldenEye in a giant room full of screaming nerds with a 120" screen has been a dream of mine for... forever...

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  • MoreGreaseMoreGrease Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    In light of that, how would everybody feel about dedicating one of the projectors to classic gaming, and one to modern gaming? Playing games like the original Mario Kart or GoldenEye in a giant room full of screaming nerds with a 120" screen has been a dream of mine for... forever...

    Yes.

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Rius wrote: »
    There is basically no way to do so; the "winner" would have to provide his/her SteamID to the prize-giver-outer, who can then gift the copy of the game to that account the next time they're logged into Steam.

    It would be easy if there were a laptop connected to Wifi. Then we could be done on the spot. Otherwise it's like Rius said. And it would kind of suck to not get anything right there. And what if the other person forgets.

    I'd say do it if we will have a laptop with Steam installed and wifi access. I'd love to contribute more things to the raffle.

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just remembered that I have some Gamecube controllers, including 1 Wavebird. So in case we can't come up with extra Wii Remotes with Nunchuk, Classic Controller, or Wii Motion Plus attachments, we should still be okay for 4-player SSB:B and Mario Kari Wii. Of course, it's not the ideal scenario to have wired controllers, so every bit helps.

    I'll bring Wii Sports original if it's been requested, but I don't see it getting much play, especially with Wii Sports Resort out there, among other games.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I dunno. 4-player tennis is always fun.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'll have my list of games and such to you by the end of tonight.

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Awesome! Totally looking forward to this.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    New and perhaps final appetizer poll is up.

    Go vote on food!

    Also edited the OP to reflect the current details of the party, instead of trying to sell it to people. We're sold out, after all. ;)

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The PPPD needs volunteers to provide the following:

    1) more raffle prizes.

    2) Rock Band instruments.

    3) Wiimotes/nunchuks.

    4) Halo 3 and Street Fighter IV for 360.

    If you have any of those things and you're willing to volunteer them for the party, PM me or post here.

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Jerk chicken > chicken.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Tequila chicken > jerk chicken

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    The PPPD needs volunteers to provide the following:

    1) more raffle prizes.

    2) Rock Band instruments.

    3) Wiimotes/nunchuks.

    4) Halo 3 and Street Fighter IV for 360.

    If you have any of those things and you're willing to volunteer them for the party, PM me or post here.

    I can totally bring Halo 3.

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  • parabolaparabola Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Tequila chicken > jerk chicken

    Not if its Tila Tequila chicken.

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  • bookofnerdsbookofnerds Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I think I just threw up a little.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    parabola wrote: »
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Tequila chicken > jerk chicken

    Not if its Tila Tequila chicken.

    Tastes like skanky!

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    The PPPD needs volunteers to provide the following:

    2) Rock Band instruments.

    If you have any of those things and you're willing to volunteer them for the party, PM me or post here.

    I have a perfectly functioning Les Paul that I can break down and stow away with me.

    I'll also check around for a couple of jewels to add to the raffle.

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm bringing Wii controllers/nunchuks to complement MrBlarney's.

    Cause we're rooming and they'll be there for that purpose all weekend.

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I feel that I should point out the polls are somewhat flawed in that you can vote as many times as you want just by refreshing the page.
    At least, I think you can. I refreshed and the radio buttons came back, but I didn't want to test it and then end up having 2 votes.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Nah. It looks like you can, but if you try it says "your vote has already been counted."

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ah ok, excellent. My worries are put to rest.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Have a little faith in your organizer. I wouldn't choose polls that were that easily tampered with. ;)

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I ordered a print from PA a while ago, and I'm sorry to say that it just doesn't jive with the rest of my desk decor. Not sure why. I love all my other prints.

    Anyway. I'm going to offer it up for the raffle, and if I can get it done, I'd like to get it signed before the dinner.

    The print in question: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/4/27/

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Arco wrote: »
    I ordered a print from PA a while ago, and I'm sorry to say that it just doesn't jive with the rest of my desk decor. Not sure why. I love all my other prints.

    Anyway. I'm going to offer it up for the raffle, and if I can get it done, I'd like to get it signed before the dinner.

    The print in question: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/4/27/

    I'd have the same problem with that one Arco, though it will make some raffle winner extraordinarily lucky. That person will also be exponentially luckier if it is signed. Great idea Arco.

    On a related note what are your plans for how the raffle is going to work? I've got a plan for it in my mind and I was curious how it close it is to what you want.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I don't claim to have an intimate knowledge of raffles or anything, but I figured I'd give each person a ticket along with their bracelet. The raffle tickets are double-sided with matching numbers (example), so I'll have a matching ticket for all the tickets I give out.

    Then I'll mix them up, put them in a hat or something, and pull one out for each prize.

    Right?

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    . . . i . . . don't suppose that a January 2000 collectors edition playboy magazine would be appropriate for the raffle . . . i have an extra one of those too. . .. i also seem to have an extra Super Scope 6 cartridge though i doubt anyone would have much use for it . . . most people who have the snes super scope should have super scope 6

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