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    Chicago Gameday 41 is July 11th: run an event or come to play!


    Chicago Gameday 41 is July 11th, 2015

    What?
    • Chicago Gameday 41 is a day of FREE RPG gaming. You can learn more about Chicago Gameday by viewing our FAQ page.
    • Feel free to like our Facebook page to stay abreast of announcements and future Chicago Gamedays.


    Where?
    Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, IL.

    When?
    July 11, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Breakfast?
    We invite you to join us at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast at Le Peep.



    Events

    Morning: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    1. Savage Worlds, Fairman Rogers
    2. Earthdawn 4th Edition, MrF (private room request)
    3. Translucent University, Nev the Deranged
    4. HiBRiD/Ite' Gamine Engine v2.2, hujraadjohaansen
    5. Apocalypse World, willowx
    6. Fate, paladinlee
    7. Supernatural, Ninjacat
    8. Pentra, SabreCat


    Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    1. I Was A Teenage Creature, Ninjacat
    2. Swords Without Master, DainXB
    3. Monsterhearts, Genevieve80
    4. Savage Worlds, khaleb7
    5. Mice & Mystics, Vyvyan Basterd
    6. Earthdawn 4th Edition, MrF
    7. Exploding Kingdoms, sailorkitsune
    8. ...



    How Do I Sign Up?

    1. Create an account with Warhorn.net, if you have not done so already.
    2. Once you have an account set up, register for Gameday 41 on its Warhorn page.
    3. Once registered, view the event schedule and click the Play button for any events in which you'd like to play. This will reserve you a seat in those events. Please note: Player event signup opens on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7pm.
    4. Once you've signed up for events, you can log in an view your personal schedule at any time.



    How to Run an Event For Us

    If you would like to run an event for Chicago Gameday, please follow these three steps.

    1. Post your event description in this thread


    Your event description must include the following:
    • Time: morning (9:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 p.m.) slot;
    • Game system: e.g., "D&D 4e";
    • Event Title: e.g., "The Caves of Chaos";
    • Description: ideally, short and to the point; here are some guidelines from designer/editor Ryan Macklin;
    • An image: one you wish associated with your event description, or else state that you are happy to leave that up to me;
    • Content Rating: choose either "Kid-Friendly" or "Adults Only";
    • Number of Players: total your event can accomodate, not including yourself;
    • Table Preference: If you need a specific table or want to reserve the private room, say so in your post below. However, please be aware that table assignments may be adjusted depending on the size of your event. View a map of the Games Plus play area

    2. Make sure I have a way of contacting you


    Either like us on Facebook or provide me with your email address so I can add you to our mailing list. You can email me at buzz (at) buzzmo (dot) com. If you have Private Messaging enabled here at ENWorld, that works, too.

    3. Subscribe to this thread on ENWorld or else make sure to check it regularly.



    How to Be a Great Gameday GM

    You should create a safe, friendly space for your event.
    Introduce yourself and help introduce the players to each other. Be accommodating to people with special needs, e.g., someone who needs to sit closer to you in order to hear better. Be sensitive to players who let you know they are uncomfortable with certain topics your game may address; do what you can to make them comfortable. In short, treat your players as you would guests in your home.

    You should be aware of how long your event lasts.
    Four hours is the ideal minimum. Morning events should end with enough time left to allow you and your players to get lunch and spend some time shopping before the start of afternoon event slot. Afternoon events should keep both the Metra schedules and the store's hours in mind.

    You should come to Gameday prepared to run your event
    ...no matter how many people have signed up for it. If you don't want to run your event, let me know as soon as possible, and I will remove it from the schedule.
    Last edited by buzz; Monday, 29th June, 2015 at 03:04 PM.
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    How to Sign Up For Gameday and Register for Events

    1. Go to Warhorn.net and sign up for an account if you do not have one already.

    2. Once you have your Warhorn account, go to the Chicago Gameday 41 Warhorn page and register. You should see a Register for this event button in the upper right.



    3. Clicking the Register for this event button will bring you to a confirmation screen. Click the Register button at the bottom to confirm your registration.



    4. Once you're registered, you can view the event schedule by clicking the link in the left-hand nav area.



    5. Once you're on the event schedule page, you'll see Play buttons next to the events with available seats. Click the button for the event in which you'd like to play.



    6. You should see a confirmation dialog appear. Click Save to confirm your place in the event.



    7. You should return to the event schedule. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all of the events in which you'd like to play. There will be a Withdraw button next to the events for which you have reserved a seat. You can click these buttons to give up your seat in an event.



    8. At any time, you can click the Your personal schedule link in the left nav area to view your Gameday 41 schedule.



    If you have any problems during sign-up, feel free to contact me.
    Last edited by buzz; Sunday, 14th June, 2015 at 09:09 PM.

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    Put me tentatively down for running another TU playtest. 3 seats, rules taught, blah blah.

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    Double Feature?

    Heya, Buzz.

    I'm a bit torn, because I kinda sorta need to run my Gen Con game for a dress rehearsal, but I also have loyal SPN Players who would like me to run a new RoadTrip. I don't want to take a table from someone else, so put me down for an afternoon slot TBD, and we'll see how things shake out. (OTOH, the planning thread's been live for almost four hours, and there's only been one event posted so far? Maybe taking a table in both slots is fine, heh.)

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    Swords Without Master

    Put me down for an afternoon slot please:



    • Time: afternoon (3:30 p.m.)
    • Game system: Swords Without Master
    • Event Title: Ill-met in the City of Blood and Coin
    • Description: A game of strange sorceries, brutal violence and astounding wonder by Epidiah Ravachol.
    • "Gather writing implements, scraps of paper, three or four of your cohorts, and two six-sided dice that you can easily tell apart to a table. A mahogany table adorned with thick, greasy candles and five human skulls. Failing that, a stout oaken table near a glowing hearth, replete with ale-filled steins and a succulent roast. Or, if you prefer, a tabletop chipped whole from a single obsidian stone, placed on the back of a coiled serpent of silver in a room high in a lonely tower shrouded in a prismatic fog."
    • And having so gathered, we will tell tales of our rogues, their adventures, misadventures, foibles, passions, deeds, and misdeeds. Swords Without Master is a no-prep cooperative storytelling game inspired by the sword-and-sorcery fiction of Fritz Leiber, C. L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard.
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    • Content Rating: at the mercy of the players, but defaulting to "Adults Only".
    • Number of Players: 2-5
    • Table Preference:any



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev the Deranged View Post
    Put me tentatively down for running another TU playtest. 3 seats, rules taught, blah blah.
    In which slot?

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    Put me down for a morning slot. Need to run through my new Steamscapes: Asia scenario before Gen Con.

    More details coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjacat View Post
    I don't want to take a table from someone else, so put me down for an afternoon slot TBD, and we'll see how things shake out.
    Added!

    Quote Originally Posted by DainXB View Post
    Put me down for an afternoon slot please: Swords Without Master
    Added!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fairman Rogers View Post
    Put me down for a morning slot.
    Added!

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    I plan to run more Earthdawn, let's call it TBD in the morning slot for now.

    If we run short on afternoon events I can run more there as well, but as Ninjacat says we'll see how things shake out.

    Can I get the private room (table C) this time around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrF View Post
    I plan to run more Earthdawn, let's call it TBD in the morning slot for now.

    If we run short on afternoon events I can run more there as well, but as Ninjacat says we'll see how things shake out.

    Can I get the private room (table C) this time around?
    Added!

    I'll note your table request, but keep in mind I may re-assign based on number of signups as we near Gameday.

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