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Eddie Mittelstedt
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GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND PRESENTS the eleventh annual GAME DAYS
May 1 - 4, 2008
Days Hotel
9615 Deereco Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
An Open Gaming Event
Have Fun, Learn, Share, Grow, Play

http://gamedays.gamesclubofmd.org/

When: Thursday, May 1st at Noon THRU Sunday, May 4th at 6:00 PM.
seventy-eight (78) hours of available open gaming time!!!

What: The 9th Annual Game Days, hosted by the Games Club of Maryland (GCOM). Four days of open gaming. Open to the public. Have fun, learn, bond, make friends and compete with the best group of gamers around. The camaraderie is great!! The convention known for learning new games and playing your favorites as well. Experienced Game Masters available to teach most games.

Featuring: Open Gaming. Your favorite games. Many games provided from the Game Days Game Library*. Vendors Sales. Demonstrations, Silent Auction Game Sale*, GCOM Products. Snacks*. GCOM annual open discussion. Scheduled games. Wits & Wagers Game Show (Friday 9PM).

There is a massive wall of Eurogames that anyone can browse and"check-out" by signing their name:
http://gamedays.gamesclubofmd.org/GameLibrary.asp

A silent auction will be running all weekend in the back of the room:
http://gamedays.gamesclubofmd.org/GamesDayAuction.asp

Also featuring TrashFest: an open wild card style tournament that will focus on Ameritrash games or games by American designers or in the style of American games:
http://gamedays.gamesclubofmd.org/GamesDayTrashFest.asp

So..... Who's coming?
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Doug Faust
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Wouldn't miss it.
 
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I'll be there all four days!
 
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I'll be there.
 
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I'll be there at least some of the time. Wifey will be there.
 
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I've been thinking about it. Worth it for a first-timer? I'd be coming from NoVa.
 
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jammasterjake wrote:
I've been thinking about it. Worth it for a first-timer? I'd be coming from NoVa.


Most definitely. I started going last year and I'm hooked. Imagine a room filled with 300+ people, all gaming. The buzz of conversation and laughter just fills the air with positive energy.

At the front of the room are tables filled with hundreds of games. Go browse, find one you want to play, put your name on a clipboard that you have "checked out" the game, and go find someone to play it with!

With so many people there all for the same thing, its easy to find opponents. I find that I hop from game to game, with little to no downtime.

At the front of the room also is the Game Days staff with a projector hooked to a laptop running a program that shows the schedule of events (demos etc) that day, what's coming up next, and a timer showing how long until the next event occurs. It's very professionally run.

The game room is open from 8am until around 2am all 4 days. There's plenty of restaurants around, including a Chilis in the hotel.

All in all, a wonderful, wonderful time. It's on par with BGG.CON, except I don't have to fly to Texas. Woo hoo!
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BugLaden wrote:
Imagine a room filled with 300+ people, all gaming.

Actually, for Game Days, it will probably be closer to 150. But more are always welcome. We get a bigger crowd for Euro Quest in November.



BugLaden wrote:
The game room is open from 8am until around 2am all 4 days.

We start at noon on Thursday, and go to 6pm on Sunday. You can actually game all night long on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday if you want.


jammasterjake wrote:
I've been thinking about it. Worth it for a first-timer? I'd be coming from NoVa.

We have several regular attendees from NoVa.
 
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I'm running the Trashfest tournament so I'll be there for about 4 days straight.

Top 10 things I'm looking foward to at Gamedays:
10. Kicking things off with Warrior Knight's Thursday afternoon
9. Playing the full version of Battlelore
8. Killing monsters playing Prophecy on Thursday night
7. Taking the #24 car to victory Sunday morning
6. Hunting down Dracula and Zombies on Friday afternoon
5. Blowing up minis by playing splash damage card with Starcraft
4. Learning to play Gangsters on Sunday
3. Friday night Arkham Horror party
2. Saturday night epic game of Twilight Imperium 3
1. Not having to GM 9 hours of Caylus like I did at Euroquest
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I'm officially in for Trashy Fest. Mostly I'm curious to see what all the fuss is about.

And no, Eric and all that know me, I will NOT be playing Werewolf.


Peter, you may recognize me by face, seeing I've been to the last 2 EuroQuests. I tend to stick to the Outlaw stuff in those cons.
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Why does this have to be the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby? Boooo! I guess I will have to attend next year, you guys have fun, and I might try to make Thursday if at all possible.
 
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I will probably be there. Still need to send the pre-reg fee out however, running out of time. I will be playing whatever I feel like, I have no plans.
 
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I and my +1 will be there Friday evening and Saturday 'til the Auction closes (at least).

We've been on 'operation clean the basement' for a while, and I'm hoping to have a crate of games that need new homes in tow.
 
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I will be there all four days.
 
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Stop holding this during finals!

I will be 10 minutes and a bazillion tests away
 
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Look on the bright side, in a few years you will have a degree AND be able to attend... cool

BagpipeDan wrote:
Stop holding this during finals!

I will be 10 minutes and a bazillion tests away
 
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BrucecO wrote:
Why does this have to be the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby? Boooo! I guess I will have to attend next year, you guys have fun, and I might try to make Thursday if at all possible.


I with you there! Are you going to the Derby? I'm running a Derby exacta contest and we're breaking to see the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. How the contest works is everyone can pick an exacta. If anyone gets it correct, they'll get a bottle of Kentucky's finest Makers Mark bourbon if nobody gets the Exacta the House or KingPut keeps it for himself.
 
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I'll be there! Looking forward to it!
 
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The top 5 things I'm looking forward to at Game days:

1. Playing StarCraft: The Board Game with VonEpp

2. Playing Agricola with Zev of Z-Man Games

3. A rematch (from EuroQuest 2007) of Blockers! with DaMarsh

4. Late-night sessions of Werewolf - the game I swear I will never play again every time I'm killed, yet I keep going back...

5. Walking into that massive game room, taking in the crowd, and beholding the massive wall of games just waiting for me to play.
 
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Here's a partial list of games I am looking to play/will have on hand at Games Days:

18US (new 18xx game, haven't played yet, looks very good)
Through the Ages
7 Ages
Die Macher
Tribune (not yet released, I have a hand-made version)
Homesteaders (prototype/playtest game downloaded from the internet)
Kingsburg
Containers
Airships
R-Eco
Mermaid Rain
Vegas Showdown
Hollywood Blockbuster
Imperial
Power Grid (have the new Power Plant deck)
Age of Empires III
Year of the Dragon
Wabash Cannonball
Schrille Stille
Coyote
and
scheduled for Sunday morning (as a part of TrashFest)

McGartlin Motor Sports Stock Car Racing game

Looking forward to it!
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I'll be there on Saturday, possibly Sunday.
 
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As a first-time attendee, I can't wait to be there on Saturday!

I am having one little problem, though, and am hoping someone can help me out. I sent my one-day registration fee to the GCOM's treasurer via PayPal, but they have not yet completed the transaction. I've also tried to send two emails to the general email box of GCOM, and I'm getting postmaster responses saying that email address is over their quota limit. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

 
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Mozart78 wrote:
As a first-time attendee, I can't wait to be there on Saturday!
I am having one little problem, though, and am hoping someone can help me out. I sent my one-day registration fee to the GCOM's treasurer via PayPal, but they have not yet completed the transaction. I've also tried to send two emails to the general email box of GCOM, and I'm getting postmaster responses saying that email address is over their quota limit. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

Mozart78, Hopefully the Paypal thing will resolve itself in the next day or two. Many people registered last minute. Bring a copy of your of your paypal registration with you that may help.
Also, you may want to register Hannibal to the Silent Auction
http://gamesday.gamesclubofmd.org/
I'll trade you Princes of Florence and Kingdoms for Hannibal.
 
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Try sending your email again. If it was to webmaster, that was my goof.

Mozart78 wrote:
As a first-time attendee, I can't wait to be there on Saturday!

I am having one little problem, though, and am hoping someone can help me out. I sent my one-day registration fee to the GCOM's treasurer via PayPal, but they have not yet completed the transaction. I've also tried to send two emails to the general email box of GCOM, and I'm getting postmaster responses saying that email address is over their quota limit. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

 
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I am having one little problem, though, and am hoping someone can help me out. I sent my one-day registration fee to the GCOM's treasurer via PayPal, but they have not yet completed the transaction. I've also tried to send two emails to the general email box of GCOM, and I'm getting postmaster responses saying that email address is over their quota limit. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!


Hey John-Paul,
It's all fixed. You are offically pre-reged.
We do not get to update the paypal account every day.
Recently I have been having problems with my gcom@gamesclubofmd.org
e-mail address. Looks like I will be needing to switch over to my other e-mail address, which is gamesclubofmd2verizon.net since I can not figure out how to fix the other account issue.

Attendance clarifaction.
Last year we had 175. We WILL have over 200 this year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!

Keith
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