Thursday, October 27, 2016

A day of gaming in Wacko, Texas?

Okay Texans, I want some feedback on this idea/plan...

The idea came up a while back to do a 1-day game meetup in Waco, so folks from Austin and DFW would only have a 90m drive in and home. And only slightly longer for Houston-ites and San Antonians.

Saturday January 14th,, 2017, 10am-10pm
Comfort Suites Waco North

I've looked into the following: getting the meeting room at the Comfort Suites Waco North. It would accommodate 6 tables w/ 8 players each. I'm looking at getting the room from 10am to 10pm (which should pretty much allow two 5-hour-ish gaming sessions for the day with a break between at mid afternoon).

They would also arrange a block of rooms at a discounted rate for Saturday night (they can't do a block for Friday because they have a baseball group that comes in weekly and leaves Saturday morning).

If 40 people committed at $10 each for the room (I would do something like Eventbrite, so there might be a small surcharge on that) we could get the room paid for.

Also, the hotel would have no problem with people brining in their own food. I looked at the possibility of bringing in food (from non-hotel source), but don't think it's financially worth it, but there are plenty of close-by places to eat.

And now Waco isn't so dry anymore. The hotel actually has a "bar" (beer/wine; doesn't normally open until 5pm, but if they knew we were interested, they could arrange to have it open as early as noon; I'm not sure how much earlier we could arrange than that).

Could possibly do a 2-day deal if there was enough interest (for an extra $10/person).


Monday, October 10, 2016

Today is 5 years minus 1 day. Tomorrow is 5 years.

I'll keep this short and sweet for now (as I hope for a longer post tomorrow morning).

Tomorrow (Tuesday October 11, 2016) is the 5-year anniversary of my very first post at this blog. And it is 5 years to the day... it was a Tuesday on the day I first blogged, and it is a Tuesday tomorrow.

In honor of this occasion, I will be running a crazy special at RPGNow. Starting at midnight tonight (Monday night at midnight), and running through tomorrow at midnight (Tuesday night at midnight), PDFs of the following titles will be on sale for $1 each (but only for the 24 hours that are Tuesday, October 11, 2016):
d30 DM Companion
d30 Sandbox Companion
Creature Compendium
Basic Psionics Handbook
Valley of the Five Fires

That means you can get all the major NBD titles for a total of $5! And, as a special bonus, Module PA1: Vault of the Faceless Giants will become free indefinitely.