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« on: July 27, 2013, 03:04:24 am »

Alrite less than a week and we've got 20 gamers or 80+% signed-up. Errr.. I presume this means the Retreat is definitely ON? [party]


 


Let's start chatting here on stuff and matters related to the Retreat. Perhaps starting with what's for AFTER-8 gaming?


 


Details of BGC Retreat 2013 on our blog site


http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2013/07/21/bgc-retreat-2013-essen-in-green/'>http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2013/07/21/bgc-retreat-2013-essen-in-green/


 


Facebook invite page (if you wish to join)



https://www.facebook.com/events/669456299736878/?ref=3'>
https://www.facebook.com/events/669456299736878/?ref=3


 


For payment, t-shirt sizes, accommodation upgrade and meal diet requests, pls go to this topic


http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4253-bgc-retreat-2013-payment-accommodation-and-other-admin-stuff/'>http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4253-bgc-retreat-2013-payment-accommodation-and-other-admin-stuff/


 


For car-pooling arrangement, click here


http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4252-bgc-retreat-2013-car-pooling/'>http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4252-bgc-retreat-2013-car-pooling/


 


ROOM ARRANGEMENT


The following are the tentative room arrangement for the Retreat. Pls let us know if you wish to change the arrangement or upgrade. For upgrade options, pls follow the http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4253-bgc-retreat-2013-payment-accommodation-and-other-admin-stuff/#entry21924'>discussion here.


 


STONE 1 (No. 3 - next to lobby)


Zen Chow


Seh Hui Leong


Ng Zhao Hoong


Meng


 


STONE 2 (No. 5 - next to lobby)


Sonia (f)


Seraphina (f)


Liaw Shu Wen (f)


Chong See Kei (f)


 


STONE 3 (No. 9 - upstairs, behind lobby)


Thomas Soo


Matthew Lok


Ivan Ho


Ka Wee


 


STONE 4 (No. 10 - upstairs, behind lobby)


Edmung Tay


Francis Poh

(Stone House 4 is confirmed taken up by two person with upgrade of RM85/person)


 


STONE 5 (No. 6  - downstairs, behind lobby)


Wong Yee Liam


Darryl Tan


Damien


Ong Dun Chuan


 


 


STONE 6 (N0. 7 - downstairs, behind lobby)


Ian Tan


Kareem


Au Lai Wah


Wai Yan


 


STONE 7 (N0. 8 - downstairs, behind lobby)


Ken Yen


Wong LC


Boon Khim


Chee Ho


 


BALI CORNER (confirmed)


- Dith Kok & Bee Lan (confirmed)


- Heng & Li Li (confirmed)


- Matthew parents (confirmed)


« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 10:09:11 am by waiyan »
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 03:10:35 am »

Let's talk Accommodation


 


  • STONE House is 2 beds per room for 4 ppl (quad sharing). They have 7 units of these @ RM330/night.

  • BALI House has three types
    • Normal BALI with 2 rooms (total 3 beds) for 6 pax RM800/nite -> 2 units only

    • Corner BALI with 2 rooms (total 4 beds) for 8 pax RM950/nite -> 1 unit only

    • Corner View BALI with 3 rooms (total 3 beds) for 6 pax RM950/nite -> 1 unit only


  • VIP Hill House (only 1 unit) of 2 double beds for 4 pax RM980/nite

 


At the moment, Kin Tick is reserving all rooms for us on 30/11 weekend. We'll need to revert to them soon on the actual mix we need so that we can close out the booking.


 


  • Stone House is equipped with air-con. Bali House is equipped with fan (it's very airy and cooling in Bali House)

  • There are only 2 bath rooms in Bali House (the Corner View type that we booked), 1 attached to one room, the other 1 will be shared by the other 2 rooms

  • Each bath room is come with only 2 towels. Same for Stone House, only 2 towels (though it's shared by 4 persons) so suggest they bring their own towel.

  • There is also kettle and basic toiletries in the room.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 03:29:34 am »

Let's get started on t-shirt design. A poll here so that we can gather feedback on choice of color?


 


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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 09:30:19 pm »

After 8: Heavies from Essen?


 


Nations 


Kanban


Glass Road


Panamax


 


Also Party Games!


 


Panic on Wall Street


The Resistance


24 pax werewolf! :D


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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 03:53:36 am »

oh yes.. will definitely have KANBAN on the table given how we enjoyed CO2 and Vinhos. Am sure Vital will be happy if he gets another good write-up about Kanban from our Retreat!


 


btw I've moved the accommodation discussion to the Payment/Admin thread. Let's start discussing there (instead of cluttering up this main thread which I would like to keep for gaming related discussions?). http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/4253-bgc-retreat-2013-payment-accommodation-and-other-admin-stuff/#entry21924'>click here to follow the accommodation upgrade discussion.


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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 04:21:12 am »


24 pax werewolf! :D




 


If we count the four of us - not listed as gamers - then it's likely 28 pax Werewolves!! We certainly need to do this... maybe outside at the campfire place... with the forest noises around us, it can be eerie.

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 12:41:25 am »

90% (of those voted) opted for collarless. Cool.. this will allow us more flexibility with the design (as a collar tee makes design more formal - and boring). Dominant colors are purple and yellow now! :)


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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 01:00:56 am »

Updated with details of the room type.


 




  • Stone House is equipped with air-con. Bali House is equipped with fan (it's very airy and cooling in Bali House)

  • There are only 2 bath rooms in Bali House (the Corner View type that we booked), 1 attached to one room, the other 1 will be shared by the other 2 rooms

  • Each bath room is come with only 2 towels. Same for Stone House, only 2 towels (though it's shared by 4 persons) so suggest they bring their own towel.

  • There is also kettle and basic toiletries in the room.


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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 09:14:44 pm »

Since we'll be playing Essen released games, I'm up for anything for after 8pm seesion, so no complaint there :)


 


Hope to get my hands on as many games as possible, so that I can structure my buylist better. :P


 


Also, Jeff, Wai Yan and Kareem, if you guys need any help with anything (carrying games, reading rulebooks, etc), please let me know. I'm more than happy to give a hand, really.


 


Any idea if Emil or Ainul going to join us this time, outside the signed up list?


 


- Damien



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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 12:33:55 pm »

Ainul is in but Emil's not able to make it (closing financial month end)


 



Any idea if Emil or Ainul going to join us this time, outside the signed up list?

 


- Damien



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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 11:07:13 pm »


 


Ainul is in but Emil's not able to make it (closing financial month end)


 



Any idea if Emil or Ainul going to join us this time, outside the signed up list?

 


- Damien




 




 


Cool, good to know he's joining.


 


Anyway, I know this will be finalized when the date draws nearer, but what's the gaming format like? I'm assuming it's contest oriented like the previous retreat, and not free/open gaming (i.e. you can't come and go as you please, except for after 8pm session), right?


 


- Damien


 


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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 03:36:01 am »

Will be in same format as usual ie last year with a semi competitive mode. It's really more friendly than competitive except "competitive" means we are keeping scores from round to round - but not "competitive" as in our previous Power Grid tournament. :P


 


There won't be free open gaming and we do expect the gamers to sit thru all sessions - since if one or two gamers opted out of a game, it unbalances the player number and other planning. Which affects the experience for other gamers.


 


After8 is as usual free-as-you-go. Participants do not need even have to do any gaming if they are already exhausted after the days' gaming. :)


 




Cool, good to know he's joining.

 


 


Anyway, I know this will be finalized when the date draws nearer, but what's the gaming format like? I'm assuming it's contest oriented like the previous retreat, and not free/open gaming (i.e. you can come and go as you please, except for after 8pm session), right?


 


- Damien


 



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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 09:20:20 pm »

I really like the game format! It's competitive but the "points don't matter". Sort of at least. :P


 


Lets you play with many different people and at the same time keeps you on table with those that are able to keep up with the weight of games. 



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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2013, 02:57:00 pm »

Okay, sounds good to me!


 


I don't play games competitively, and that format should work for me. Just play normally and see how it goes! Maybe swoop for the loser's prize as I don't really win that often (at least based on experience). :p


 


Hoping to meet and play more with new people in the hobby!


 


I'm psyched already. Just look at the ESSEN '13 titles, I kept waiting for new rules or previews to come out.


 


- Damien


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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2013, 03:47:21 pm »

Vlaada's new game just announced. Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends.



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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2013, 12:49:52 pm »
Note that it's not ALL Essen new games in play. There will be rounds of other older games mixed in.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2013, 10:18:29 am »

Perfect! So many 4p games these few years.