We haven’t done an “upcoming events” blog post in a while. There has been quite a bit of activity lately. Now might be a good time to inform everyone about what’s up.
1. Twilight Imperium: Prep for the Long War (January 31)
We’ve been pussyfooting around the idea of playing “The Long War” for some time now. Twilight Imperium: the Long War is basically just more Twilight Imperium. Instead of playing to 10 victory points (9 with Bureaucracy), you play to 14 (13 with Bureaucracy).
We’ve been discussing the pros and cons of the Long War. If we play it, we have to use as many of the add-ons as possible. This means leaders. Keen observers of this blog know that TI3 leaders and the Muskegon Area Gamers do not mix well. But the leaders seem important for play balance to some of the races. And this will be important for the upcoming Long War.
To prep us for this, we should play a game with leaders. We really need the practice. Plus there are other add-ons that people are simply not using like mines and facilities. We will be using all of these.
I’m not sure if we will be using Distant Suns though. We will discuss this soon. 🙂
2. Formula D League: Every Thursday until I finish a race
We’ve had three races in our Formula D league. And I’ve yet to finish a race.
That trend has got to stop.
I’m hoping to bust out the fourth map this Thursday and speed my away around the curves to 1st place. Tasha be damned!
3. Game Day at The Brew House (Saturday, February 20)
The Brew House has invited us back for a second game day. Our last game day was a success. We had about 14 people come by, if memory serves.
This time around I think we will break 20. The interest level is quite high. Surprisingly high. I posted the event on our facebook page and it’s going like wildfire.
It was about a year ago when we had our last game day there. If interest is this high, we may have to have a game day there once a quarter. Maybe even more frequent than that.
4. Crossover Event with The Burrow (Tuesday, February 23rd)
We’ve finally broken some bread with the good fellas at The Burrow. The Burrow, formerly known as Grandiosity of Norton Shores, moved to lovely Grand Haven. Their facility is on Washington Street in a strip mall.
They are looking to partner with the Muskegon Area Gamers.
And we are happy to make such an alliance. I spoke in great length to David, the proprietor. He is willing to have his store do A Game of Thrones: LCG events on our behalf. This should keep Matt happy.
The first crossover will be on a Tuesday in February. We will be meeting there. We are hoping that the crew at The Burrow will also have gamers on hand to play with us.
We are looking forward to having a fruitful relationship with a FLGS.
5. A Game of Thrones Championship at AFK Games in Holt, MI (Saturday, February 27)
The Burrow game night coincides with the state championship for AGOT the LCG. This will be held at AFK Games in Holt. Matt will be driving if anyone is interested.
6. Twilight Imperium: Final Prep for the Long War (Sunday, March 6)
I figured we will need a second game of prep for the Long War. I don’t want anyone to get screwed over by leaders or mines or what have you. It would suck if someone got hosed on the first game round of the Long War because they didn’t know how something worked.
Let’s nip it in the bud with a second prep game.
7. The Long Awaited Long War (Saturday, April 2 at 8am)
Virtue will be conquered. Chance will not be the same for all. The disciple will outshine the master.
And the Muskegon Area Gamers will play Twilight Imperium: The Long War. This will be in all its glory: eight players, all the optional rules (that make sense) and 12 hours of non-stop gaming.
Seating will be limited to eight players. RSVP soon!
8. CabinCon III: the need for a name (June 16 to June 19)
Our third CabinCon is already on the books. Excitement is high for this year’s event. The first CabinCon had six of us playing games for three days. This year it will be ten of us playing games for four days.
Even Nick Sima has RSVP’d. Check the meetup for more details. But for some of us, CabinCon has replaced GenCon.
9. Where our group meets