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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Great Lakes Bash?
« on: May 19, 2009, 04:33:27 PM »


Why should bashes be limited to the salt water coasts? Just thought I'd "test the waters" and see what kind of interest we could get for a "Great Lakes Bash" since I believe there are at least a few of us in the Michigan - Ohio - Western PA area, and possibly some other nearby states.

As far as locations, I know there are game stores with significant gaming space in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio as well as Pittsburgh and Erie, PA. I can't speak for any of them hosting an event without talking to someone, but I think most of those shops have at least 6 tables, if not more. So those are just possibilities.

So, any input? Interest?


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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 06:37:59 PM »
I would be!

The store I go to in Ann Arbor, MI, has 5-6 tables, and space for more beyond that.

Something a bit more central might be better though.
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 06:57:32 PM »


Depends who's interested & where they are.

I had initially been thinking of something like Toledo or seeing if anyone is around Fort Wayne. Unless there were a lot of PA people, in which case I might push for my own home turf. :wink:


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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 07:09:13 PM »
Toledo'd be fine for me. Just under 2 hours, so about an hour really... :engel:

Oh, and we can't forget the Canadians. If there are a few in Montreal or Toronto, that's not far away really.

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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 07:55:36 PM »
It would be 6 hours for me... I'd love to get in on these souther bashes, but I run into 2 problems.  Problem 1 is that my weekends in the summer until Canadian Thanksgiving are dedicated to selling pies and other sweet doom to people.  Problem 2 is finding something for my wife to do, because I doubt she'd want to stay at home while I go away for the weekend to play toy soldiers.
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 09:10:12 PM »
She could come along and sell her stuff? I know I'd buy some... :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 10:01:20 PM »


Yeah, I'm also thinking I would prefer not doing it in the Summer either.


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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 10:07:19 PM »
Oh dear lord yes! I hate summer! Winter!
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 12:55:10 PM »
I spoke with my wife last night, and if isn't during pie season, I'm in.
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 02:18:59 PM »
I'm interested depending on location/date.
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 02:59:57 PM »

Haus Krannest is a lurker here and one of my local opponents, so I might be able to see if I could rope him into a Bash, too.


So tenatively, thus far, we may have around six people to start.


I think Pistol Pete and Imperial Forge are/were both in the region, at least temporarily. Not sure if they would be available and/or interested, but I'll see about PMing/emailing them if they don't spot this first.

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Beyond the attendance issue, I'd like to bring up the format of a potential event. I'd like to do something different than the usual 3 or 5 round tournament style event. Either a campaign or set of linked scenarios, possibly involving multi-player games.


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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009, 05:29:04 PM »
A 2 day event would facillitate that kind of thing better I think... plus some of us would be travelling 6 hours and would like to cram in as much fun as possible!  :::cheers:::
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2009, 06:13:13 PM »
Even for, say, me, 4 hours of driving in one day doesn't sound like fun...
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009, 09:09:57 PM »
Campaign?  I haven't succeeded in getting to Cleveland to visit Nate K, but a campaign weekend...
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 01:50:07 AM »
Put me in on the potential - coming down from GR with wife.  We'll see how it works out between law school, but we're certainly interested.
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2009, 04:21:09 PM »
OK, centralized location, outside of "pie season" (newly adopted alternative for "Summer"), two days, campaign. I've got a few ideas.

I'm actually thinking maybe like one day campaign and one day one-on-one games so there's a bit of variety and something for everyone. I've got a few ideas, let me ponder them for a little.


Campaign?  I haven't succeeded in getting to Cleveland to visit Nate K, but a campaign weekend...
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I think Nate was even recently seen leading an Empire army. (Not sure if he was leading it in the right direction or off the board... :wink: )



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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2009, 05:06:59 PM »
As for large, central locations, Toledo or Cleveland would be fine with me. Pittsburgh as well. Possibly Columbus, though that's getting a little long.

I suppose I could ask my dad's employee to fly me down though... hm...
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Re: Great Lakes Bash?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2009, 05:20:10 PM »
OK, centralized location, outside of "pie season" (newly adopted alternative for "Summer"), two days, campaign. I've got a few ideas.

I'm actually thinking maybe like one day campaign and one day one-on-one games so there's a bit of variety and something for everyone. I've got a few ideas, let me ponder them for a little.


Campaign?  I haven't succeeded in getting to Cleveland to visit Nate K, but a campaign weekend...
 :smile2:

I think Nate was even recently seen leading an Empire army. (Not sure if he was leading it in the right direction or off the board... :wink: )


A giant game with Legendary rules could be fun too.  :::cheers:::

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