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Chicago Gameday 42 is October 17 at Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, IL

buzz

Villager

Chicago Gameday 42 is October 17th, 2015
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What?
  • Chicago Gameday 42 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?
[highlight]October 17[/highlight], 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.
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Events


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

  1. Feng Shui 2, Trevalon Moonleirion
  2. Monster of the Week, buzz
  3. Numenéra, whifflebat
  4. Pathfinder, Vyvyan Basterd
  5. [-]Translucent University, Nev the Deranged[/-]
  6. [-]Earthdawn, MrF[/-]
  7. [-]DCC RPG, Reidzilla (private room requested)[/-]
  8. ...

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

  1. Worlds in Peril, DainXB
  2. I Was A Teenage Creature, Ninjacat
  3. Tenra Bansho Zero, willowx
  4. InSpectres, paladinlee
  5. Pathfinder, Vyvyan Basterd
  6. Shadow of the Demon Lord, Khaleb7
  7. [-]Earthdawn, MrF[/-]
  8. [-]Robert E. Howard's Conan, CoreyHaim8myDog (private room requested)[/-]
  9. ...


How Do I Sign Up?


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  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 42 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.
  4. Once you've signed up for events, you can log in an view your personal schedule at any time.
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How to Run an Event For Us


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

[h3]1. Post your event description in this thread[/h3]
Your event description must include the following:
  • [highlight]Time[/highlight]: morning (9:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 p.m.) slot;
  • [highlight]Game system[/highlight]: e.g., "D&D 4e";
  • [highlight]Event Title[/highlight]: e.g., "The Caves of Chaos";
  • [highlight]Description[/highlight]: ideally, short and to the point; here are some guidelines from designer/editor Ryan Macklin;
  • [highlight]An image[/highlight]: one you wish associated with your event description, or else state that you are happy to leave that up to me;
  • [highlight]Content Rating[/highlight]: choose either "Kid-Friendly" or "Adults Only";
  • [highlight]Number of Players[/highlight]: total your event can accomodate, not including yourself;
  • [highlight]Table Preference[/highlight]: 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
[h3]2. Make sure I have a way of contacting you[/h3]
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.
[h3]3. Subscribe to this thread on ENWorld or else make sure to check it regularly.[/h3]

How to Be a Great Gameday GM


[highlight]You should create a safe, friendly space for your event.[/highlight]
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.

[highlight]You should be aware of how long your event lasts.[/highlight]
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.

[highlight]You should come to Gameday prepared to run your event[/highlight]
...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.
 
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buzz

Villager

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.
 

Ninjacat

Villager
Ooooo, Planning Thread!

Buzz, please put me down for a pm game...pretty sure it'll be another I Was A Teenage Creature, but I'll get back to you with deets once I've got things sorted.

Can't Wait!
 

buzz

Villager
Ooooo, Planning Thread!

Buzz, please put me down for a pm game...pretty sure it'll be another I Was A Teenage Creature, but I'll get back to you with deets once I've got things sorted.

Can't Wait!
Added!

Regarding Playtests: For right now, I am going to keep any submitted playtest events in "on deck" status. I brought this up on the FB page, but I want to see if having a roster full of published games (OOP or current) will encourage better attendance. I don't want this to be seen as a dick move! Really, it's just an experiment. If this really honks anyone off, please let me know.
 

DainXB

Villager
Buzz;

Put me down for an afternoon table.
I'm debating between running a Man from U.N.C.L.E. scenario using Rob Donoghue's PRICE mod for Leverage, or running Worlds In Peril. Which do you think would go over better?
 

buzz

Villager
I'm debating between running a Man from U.N.C.L.E. scenario using Rob Donoghue's PRICE mod for Leverage, or running Worlds In Peril. Which do you think would go over better?
My preference would be WiP, but that's just me. You running Leverage would be cool, though, since you've done work for the line.
 

TracerBullet42

Villager
[The Rock]Finally...TracerBullet42 has returned to ENWorld Chicago Gameday![/The Rock]

I'm very excited to get back after missing the last two...

I am 99% likely to run something in the afternoon, but I am holding off until I get my syllabus on Tuesday for my next class.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
 

MrF

Villager
Here is an event I would like to run:

Time: morning (9:30 a.m.)
Game system: Earthdawn 4th Edition
Event Title: Toys in the Attic
Description: Treachery is a foot and no one knows who to trust. Having yet to pledge loyalty to any of Havens factions, only you can be trusted to track down a group of mysterious thieves and bring them to justice. Forces plot to shift the balance of power, but you will decide who wields it in the end. (pre-gens provided or bring your own 1st circle character, rules will be taught).
Content Rating: "Kid-Friendly"
Number of Players: 3-6
An image:
 
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Added!

Regarding Playtests: For right now, I am going to keep any submitted playtest events in "on deck" status. I brought this up on the FB page, but I want to see if having a roster full of published games (OOP or current) will encourage better attendance. I don't want this to be seen as a dick move! Really, it's just an experiment. If this really honks anyone off, please let me know.
I can run something else, if you think it will boost attendance. Dust Adventures will be out by then. Or something older. I'm pretty open if you have a suggestion.
 

buzz

Villager
I can run something else, if you think it will boost attendance. Dust Adventures will be out by then. Or something older. I'm pretty open if you have a suggestion.
This may sound like a cop-out, but I'd consider running a beta-playtest manuscript from a major publisher that's tied to a well-known property an exception to the rule.

Also, I'm just saying: let's give the published games priority for now, just stand by. I have a feeling we'll have room for everything in the end.
 

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