The Annapolis Region Gaming Conclave is intended to get like minded folks together to play a variety of non-traditional games to include Euro, German and even some funky weird games. This is NOT a Magic the Gathering Group; it is NOT a D&D group; nor is it a RPG gaming group. This is intended to get folks together that want to play those fun weird little games that are sold in stores, gamers usually buy and they only play once .... and then let them sit on the shelf. This group is intended to get those games back out and play them again and .... yes we will say it .... again. Strategy games; card games; traditional games; non-traditional games; chess; poker; or .... whatever .... group decisions on games played for the event is the rule.
One thing .... this is Meetup not Facebook. You say, why did they say that?
What that means is that we are looking for folks that actually want to get together. The general rule is this: If you join and after 6 months, or a backlog of member requests over 50, you do not come to a session, RSVP that you can't come, or visit the page you will be dropped. This is to ensure that folks that actually want to come to a session can join the group. Why is that? Well this group is going to be limited to 50 and with that we would like 50 people that occasionally get together in the end. We are not saying that you have to come to every session. Just as long as you are communicating and RSVPing in some way then you are considered active and will be kept on the roster. So, with this, the admin team will periodically go through and purge non-participants as a way of ensuring their is room for others in the cap to ultimately get the best group we can out of folks out there.
The group will be setup to support multiple tables within the hosted location to accommodate multiple games being played at the same time. The group is intended to be a social event as well as group games from 2 players to 10 players depending on the plan for the day.
Veteran / Military:
Annapolis Region Gaming Conclave has an additional focus, which is to bring military and military family members together to share experiences, entertain and provide support. Many members of the Conclave are prior military. The group maintains a core group of current and prior military members which can provides a service for transitioning from military into private citizenship.
The group runs sessions generally on a Saturday, but with special events planned as folks have time/availability. As some of these game types will be strategy and will run from 30 min to several hours to play participants should come and be flexible on leaving times for the day. The games that are up for play are just about anything that you wish to bring to the group. This said, there will be theme days that will be announced ahead of time to allow the teams / members to experience different types of games out there. For Open Play Days games could even include chess if you are interested in this. The organizers / hosts will setup as many tables / areas as we can fit into the spaces to accommodate folks' needs, but in all these events space is limited so restrictions on the number to 12-15 people on these sessions.
The intent of these sessions is to play games that are fun, strategic and may take some thought. Party games and RPG style games are not going to be in the mix as the timeframe or intent of those games are usually for other types of groups. So, no Apples to Apples, no D&D, no Magic the Gathering or other games of these types. If we do get into a deck builder the group generally proposes that any deck builder game is limited in distribution and something that is more unique. Something like Doomtown would be a good pick as it does not fit the bill of a widely distributed advertised deck builder and has a bit more complexity to it.
We may alternate the sessions between poker and board games. One of the leadership group runs a Texas Hold 'Em tournament style game from time to time with all the equipment (table, good cards, chips, etc.). The rules of the tournament style play is that it is $5 buy-in for $1000 in chips. During these sessions, the rounds starting with a $5/$10 ante and progressively double it every 15 min. We run the rounds until there is a winner and the winner splits the pot with the second place person 2/3 to 1/3 (or whatever rounds up to the nearest $5 bill). You only need to bring a stack of $5's for this session. Also, the rounds when there are about four or more players lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. So in all reality this is about playing poker and having fun learning play styles. Hey, maybe you can take your skills from these sessions and see how you do at the casino and win big.
Space is limited for these sessions as there are two table options that would accommodate this type of play. So we have to limit the sessions initially to no more than eight players. Folks that want to come and watch are certainly welcome but generally we will split that group into a session running at the same time if the group has enough participants during the event.
RSVP is required for all events. If you don't RSVP then we are assuming you are not coming, but this said if you RSVP "Not Coming" that would be awesome so we know that you are still an active member but just not coming to this particular event.
Plans for the games played will be determined based on the group's interest for each planned event.
All events are bring your own snacks and drinks, but with the intent that you would bring a snack to share with folks.
Home Plate Location: For this location there of course is street parking. Like any other neighborhood this location has a couple of neighbors who heavily use the front of their house as they have multiple cars. Meaning if you park in front of their house they fuss. The house next to the location up the street/hill and the one directly across. So on that note:
- You can park in front of the house and you can even block the driveway. - Don't park in front of the mailbox though - Don't park in the house next to the location / up the street, or across the street - Do park anywhere else on the street; The rest of the street is fair game.
Outfield Location: This is an apartment complex with some restrictions on guest parking. On-street parking is fair game. If parking in the lot, please let the organizer know as soon as you get here so we can give you a parking pass to put in your car. Parking passes are limited, so the more you can use street parking the better. If parking between the hours of 6 am and 4 pm, any parking is fine. Parking in the lot is only restricted between 4 pm and 6 am. You will get towed. Please let me know if you need a pass. (I will try to supply passes for as many RSVPs as we have, so RSVP-ing is appreciated.)
Members that do not signup with a real name and/or real photo on their profile will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be removed from the group. We generally like to play with real people .... Memes can't seem to pickup board game pieces for some reason.