TABLES & NUMBER OF PLAYERS

TABLES & NUMBER OF PLAYERS

ATTENTION GMS!  If you have already submitted a game or multiples, we are working on getting these posted within the next week or so.  Thank you for your patience.  You DO NOT need to resubmit with table choices.  We will assign those based on what information we’ve received. You are all good.

Going forward with all submitted pre-scheduled games, this is now the rules below.

As we plan for tables and pre-scheduled games at Year 9, we want to address an issue from Year 8.

We had some games that grabbed tables and did so without checking in at GAME HQ and this screwed up pre-scheduled games and our ability to schedule tables correctly.

For Year 9, as always, pre-scheduled games submitted online get first table assignments.   Pick-up games scheduled during the 3 days of GAME get scheduled by GAME HQ based on available space.

Available table arrangements are:

  • 1 table for up to 6 players
  • 2 tables for 8 to 10 players
  • 3 tables for 12 to 14 players
  • 4 tables for 18 to 20 players

Games larger than 20 players, we will not be able to accommodate.  You’ll need to break these games into smaller groups.

We are very accommodating to pick-up and prescheduled games, but tables must be assigned by GAME HQ.  If you grab tables and chairs your game will not be allowed to be run.   Thanks for you patience and understanding.

READ MORE about how to be a GM here:   http://springfieldgame.com/gamemasters/

DM BATTLE CANCELLED – GAME DAY ON!

DM BATTLE CANCELLED – GAME DAY ON!

On August 2nd we had to formally cancel the Dungeon Master Battle.  We hated doing this. The event was originally scheduled for July 9th.  This was the Sunday after the 4th of July weekend and that was probably a mistake.  We had ZERO pre-registrations about a week before the event.  We decided to postpone the event to August 13th rather than cancel.  Doing that so close to the event — about a week out — we ruffled some feathers.   We also heard from others that the new 8/13 date was great.  So we had another month for people to sign up.  At our latest meeting for Eclectic Endeavors we decided that we needed a deadline for sign-ups so that if we needed to just cancel the event we would give everyone plenty of notice.  August 1st was the deadline.  We posted this notice on FB along side all the event notices.

Over the next 3 weeks we posted the event everywhere we could.  We spent money with Facebook post boosting as an advertising effort.  This resulted in the event being seen by about 2,500 people.  Great reach.  In that time we only had 3 people sign-up and got 1 DM nomination.  So on August 2nd we made the very hard decision to cancel the event.  If we had any idea that people out there were waiting to sign-up and couldn’t meet the 8/1/17 deadline we would have kept the event open.  We just need to get a post reply, and email, facebook message. ….. something to let us know.   We did get a spike in G.A.M.E. EXPO Weekend Pass sign-ups.  Great, but weird.  😉    No one contacted us to ask about signing up later — after the 8/1/17 deadline.

So, we will STILL HAVE AN EVENT on Sunday 8/13/17.  We will do an unofficial GAME DAY from 12PM to 6PM.  Let us know you are coming on the FB Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/120312328611175

It is an UNOFFICIAL GAME DAY as we will not have snacks & drinks for sale or a game library.  Just the space, tables and chairs.  Show up with your stuff, hang out and play.   Chris Stuart will be running a 5th Edition D&D game with pre-generated characters.  Once he has 4 players at his table he will begin.   He can accept up to 8 players max.  Come join us!  Bring your own games and let people know on the FB event.  See you there!

WHO’S THE BEST DM?

WHO’S THE BEST DM?

The DM Battle is a unique fun event where players and DMs alike get to dive into a impromptu D&D game to see who’s the best DM and the players decide!   The day starts with assigning the players randomly to a DM.  We will do our best not to put players into a group where they nominated that DM.   Then the three secret ingredients are revealed.  Last year they were; fungi, ferryboat and frozen.  The DMs then take these ingredients and retreat to the library to make an adventure in less than 1 hour.

While the players wait we work on selecting pre-generated characters based on instructions from the DM.  Once this is done we have a Trivia Contest with fun and prizes.

The DMs rejoin the room after prep and the DM Battle begins.  They have four hours to run an adventure integrating the three ingredients.  We will take a break at the two hour mark.

At the end of the event, the DMs retreat to the library and the players are given their evaluation forms.  The DMs then share with EE Staff what their adventures were about and any highs or lows in the game.  Evaluation forms are gathered by EE Staff and reviewed.  Then after points are tallied and EE Staff discusses, we announce the winning DM and the DM awards the best player at their table.

The winning DM will receive a gift certificate from Meta Games.  Amount will hopefully be $100.  We will have that confirmed soon.

Join us!  Let’s PLAY!