Re: [Unity_Games] Re: SR: B2O 6-29-01 ( Long)
- "Campbell MacInnes" <haleon@...> wrote:
>Big turn-out again. And not only that, but I think thisGreat turnout guys! I was there two weeks ago for the high-water
>is our third or fourth session in a row with at least one
>person in attendance who was new to both B2O AND Unity Games.
mark - and heard someone mutter in the background about "SSG-like
numbers" for the turnout :-) I chuckled as I don't really think
in terms of comparing one group to another - but the B2O session
has become very successful and is a great place to play.
Congrats to everyone who has made it so!
>[WEREWOLF]I've been in semi-retierment (my only Werewolf plays this year
>Ye gods! My first play of this game in months! Glad to
>finally break this out again. It was a downright slaughter
>in both games, with skilled werewolves and apparently blind,
>deaf and dumb villagers ;) We were sorely in need of Mark
>or Dave B's vampire-sniffing qualifications.
came at 2 SSG's early in the year and at the late-night Gathering
werewolf game). It's been a long year 2000 of vampire hunting
and that's taken it's toll on me. I'm on my way back - as I've
built up my strength and have laid low allowing the werewolves to
think they are safe. When the SSG was smaller and at my place of
work, this was a staple game to play. At the bigger hall (with
joyful music playing - great band last knight by the way - that
Benny Hill theme song was well executed!), it seems to have faded
a bit. I think B20 is a great atmosphere (quiet basement-like
room just festering with werewolves) and is at the right # of
people that werewolf will rise to popularity there. At Unity
Games III there will be a massive Werewolf game - you can count
>Yes, I admit it. Having seen the recent turnouts, I gaveI like the weekly format. With a weekly format, people come to
>in and made the optimistic statement of "maybe we should
>go every week!", though I've been avoiding that road up until now.
>Here's a question for the list at large.
>What is everyone's opinion. Will going weekly adversely
>affect our turnouts? Is it a good idea?
expect it and are not left wondering "Is this the ON week?". You
might not get that occasional huge turnout (but then again you
might!) but I think you'll have stable numbers. I went to a
weekly format with the SSG when I had 6 or so regulars that I
could draw from (and would only get 4 most weeks). You guys seem
to be consistently above the 10 mark most weeks - if you think
having just 4 or 5 some weeks is OK, then I see no reason you
shouldn't try weekly. I don't think you'll have much overlap
conflict with Craig's Friday night WAGG as it is reasonably
geographically separated (and WAGG is semi-closed due to space
restrictions - I haven't seen it on the calendar for a while).
As I mentioned to you last night at the SSG, this Friday is
sandwiched between the holiday and a weekend which seems lots of
people will be away at Origins, vacation, etc. You might wait
one more week before starting it up (if that's what you all
On a side note, I always expected the winter would prove more
popular than the summer for game attendance. But I saw steady
growth last summer - and last fall, and this past winter/spring
so I really cannot say. I think now that the number of UGers has
tapered off to just a few new members per month, the summer might
prove to have a slowdown in attendance? I keep thinking the SSG
has to drop it's average as we are losing some people due to
births, moving, etc. But so far it's held steady.
http://www.gis.net/~dber (South Shore Gamers)
- I would definately be in favor of a weekly B2O format. I looked
ahead on my calandar and there are quite a few occassions I can not
make the "ON" weeks. I think it would add flexibility without
compromising large attendances. I would not be able to make every
Friday night but I would be able to make more of them with the weekly
format than with the current system.
July 4'th week may be a bad time to start however as Dave mentioned,
so I would suggest starting with the July 13 (Friday the 13th, sounds
like a good time for the werewolves to come out!) as the begining of
a weekly format.
Let's go for it! I second Campbell's motion!