UGXII - Phenomenal Turnout Expected!
- OK... based on our record number of prepays (almost 190) and the
number of emails I've gotten it looks like we'll have a phenomenal
turnout - perhaps a record turnout for the event. I'm pretty psyched!
Here are some things to keep in mind to help make the day smoother for
There will be tables along the side walls where we will provide space
(and blank wall-name-tags) for you to stack any games you brought. Try
to squish these in tightly so that we manage to get lots of games for
people to play - in the past we've been a little sloppy in this area
so keep your stacks tight and we should have space for everyone who is
kind enough to bring lots of games (and don't let this deter you from
bringing games - it is through the kindness of people bringing quality
games that we have so many things to choose from during the day!).
If you find a lost piece for a game, please bring it to the Lost/Found
box at the front table.
We will provide a couple of outside wall tables for the Math Trade
games - however we will probably move these to the little inner room
We have use of 3 rooms... the main room, the small inner room (within
the main room) and a mid-sized room just around the corner and down
the hall from the registration desk area. Last time some people didn't
know there was a third room - I want to let people know ahead of time
since we will definitely need to utilize the room during peek hours.
If you are playing a tourney or a long game - please consider moving
it down into the outer mid-sized room to spread out the gaming
For people who are either new, shy or just want to learn a new game in
a structured environment I can't stress enough to make use of the
Teaching area. Phil Alberg does a great job every event - I think
there are a record 6 tables operating in each of the 3 timeslots from
9AM until 3PM.
Lastly - try to be extra friendly to people you suspect are new or are
clearly looking for a game to play. As the event has grown, the
regular UG friendly-types tend to be lost in a sea of gamers. There
was a time when we could keep an eye and make sure people who looked
like they were in need of a game could be invited to sit down. Take
some pride in helping out a new and/or shy person and make sure
everyone gets the chance to see how great our gaming community is.
I'm psyched... tomorrow will be a great day!