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Re: UG XII: Volunteers needed to teach games

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  • Phil Alberg
    UG XII is now only THREE WEEKS AWAY!! I need more volunteers to staff the Teaching Area, particularly in the 1-3 timeslot. If interested, please contact me
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 3, 2007
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      UG XII is now only THREE WEEKS AWAY!!

      I need more volunteers to staff the Teaching Area, particularly in the
      1-3 timeslot. If interested, please contact me off-list with the game
      you would like to teach.

      Thank you,

      - Phil

      palberg @ gmail.com

      On 11/22/06, Phil Alberg <palberg@...> wrote:
      > Unity Games XII will be held at the Sheraton in Framingham, MA on Jan
      > 27, 2007, which is only NINE WEEKS AWAY!! For more information,
      > please visit:
      >
      > http://www.unitygames.org/ugxii/ugxii.htm
      >
      > I am once again coordinating the Teaching Area. This is an area where
      > dedicated gamers teach popular games to anyone wishing to learn them.
      > The goal is to have a specific place where new players or
      > those-who-are-not-as-comfortable-jumping-into-the-main-fray can meet
      > and ease into some relaxed gaming hosted by enthusiastic gamers.
      >
      > I am looking for volunteers to staff this activity. Specifically, I
      > need people who can dedicate 2 hours and are comfortable at teaching
      > games.
      >
      > So, why should you become a teacher? Well, it provides a chance to
      > meet new gamers as well as an opportunity to share your passion for a
      > favorite game. The only requirements to becoming a teacher are that
      > you know the rules to your game of choice, that you are able to
      > explain these rules to new gamers, and that you play the game during
      > your appointed time. Other than ensuring the game is taught at the
      > appointed time, these requirements are not unlike those you'll be
      > following anyway as you spend time at the event.
      >
      > My goal is to staff three consecutive 2-hour blocks (morning 9-11,
      > midday 11-1, afternoon 1-3), with 3 or 4 games taught in each block.
      > I am delighted to announce that Joe and Phil from Immortal Eyes Games
      > will be on hand at 9am to teach two of their titles, Terra Nova and
      > Conquest of Pangea.
      >
      > There is no set list of games to be taught -- you may indicate a
      > choice of games, which should be playable in under 90 minutes and
      > accommodate 3+ players. Also, if you won't be teaching, but have some
      > suggestions of games that you would like see taught, please contact me
      > and I will try to accommodate these requests.
      >
      > As a reference, the games that were taught at UG XI included:
      > Carcassonne, Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, Expedition, New
      > England, Ra, Alhambra, Medici, Thurn & Taxis, Masons, Settlers of
      > Catan, and Through the Desert,
      >
      > Other game possibilities include (but are not limited to): Acquire,
      > Attika, Dawn Under, El Grande, Heroscape, Louis XIV, Modern Art,
      > Oasis, Traumfabrik, Santiago, Shadows over Camelot, Showmanager,
      > Ticket to Ride, New England, Princes of Florence, Wizard, Winds of
      > Plunder, Around the World in 80 Days, Citadels, Medici, St.
      > Petersburg, and Niagara.
      >
      > I am looking for 9 - 12 volunteers. Please reply to me off-list
      > (indicating your gaming preference and 2-hour timeslot) if you are
      > interested in participating in this activity.
      >
      > Thank you, and I look forward to seeing everyone at UG XII !
      >
      > HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
      >
      > - Phil
      >
      > --
      > Eastern MA Gaming
      > http://www.unitygames.org/
      >
      > "When playing a game the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is
      > important, not the winning."
      > - Reiner Knizia
      >


      --
      Eastern MA Gaming
      http://www.unitygames.org/

      "When playing a game the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is
      important, not the winning."
      - Reiner Knizia
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