Posted by Rizzit
Okay so to those that attended the meeting you know that starting Wednesday April 8th, 2009 we are going to hold a weekly event each week for supported play of lounge games. Basically I wanted to create one night a week where we didnt force you to do some form of work to have fun...and will be open to BOTH divisions Army and Navy.
While we all enjoy whatever form of work we do, wether it is wiki work, website creation, graphical design, posting, squad management, etc...it is all WORK. There is no pure fun that comes out of it on your end.
Now, before I get someone on my back about this because I have a reputation for not wanting lounge games as official activity....consider this:
Normally when I complained about that it was about random games such as pool reported for activity for competitions or weekly reports. This is an organized event planned purely for a night of fun. So yes, you CAN report it in your weekly reports but it has to be during the event. No random games of pool outside of it.
For the first night I am going to run one eight-hour period and only one. I realize some of you may be outside this time window but if it is successful (which I am hoping it will be) then of course we will do more of these and maybe do two periods so everyone can be accommodated.
For this week however...we are looking at starting from 6 PM EST (3 PM PST) to 2 AM EST (11 PM PST) in the IRC Channel #LoungeNight. It will be running throughout the whole night (or until we all die off) and you can join at any time for any part of the event. There are prizes and ICs to be won, but I'll get to that later.
Thus far I have a fairly large variety of games found that we can play. If anyone has a suggestion please COMNET PM me. So...thus far
iSketch (I'm sure most of you remember this from past HSCs)
Pogo Trivial Pursuit
Pogo Turbo 21
Pogo Yahtzee Party
Yahoo Chinese Checkers
Yahoo Hold 'em Poker
Yahoo Naval Command (battleship)
Yahoo Reversi (Othello)
Yahoo Toki Toki Boom (Tetris spinoff)
Yahoo Word Racer
That's the list we have so far. Those playing Yahoo or Pogo will need a yahoo (or pogo) account. It also is great for tracking things.
As I said this is organized play and I will be giving out monetary prizes as well as some ICS merchandise and various other prizes. However, you are also free to gamble your own personal ICs per round should you wish. Who knows...you just might win and earn back your money plus some?
There will be no official rulings as to what rules you must abide by. Just play the game whatever way you all agree on.
I will try to get you all matched in groups according to the games you want to play. For games like poker, cribbage, hearts, Chinese checkers, and such you can have at least 4 to a group so there is a fair amount of room for this. This list will be edited as games are suggested and can be played for this night. The idea is to have no-download games though so try and keep it to multiplayer web games. And should ANYONE find a multiplayer Sabaac/Pazaak client....let's just say you'll be hansomely rewarded.
To make things easier on organizing this....to those that know in advance the games they want to play (maybe even suggest new ones) and know they can attend at some point during the night...comnet PM me with your prefrence list of games so you can get paired up much quicker that night.
Okay so that should cover all our bases. Any questions feel free to leave them here...others might have the same question as you. I'll be more than happy to answer anything I didn't fully explain or leave out. Just...stay on topic and get along please? I dont want to have to get someone to lock an event topic. Allright so hopefully I'll see ya on Wednesday!