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  1. Guild RPG Campaign

    Great! @Vitalitycross, @Alana Luna, @layezazn, We can probably start playing next week if we can find a time that works for all of us. Tuesday and Wednesday nights work best for me but I can make other times work, if need be. Please, let me know what days/times work for you. While we're figuring that out I've attatched PDFs of the main Dungeon World book and Character Sheets so you guys can start thinking about what class you'd like to play. Also I've built out a basic game set up in roll20 for us. Fair warning, you'll need to set up an account with roll20 to join the game, if you don't already have one. Play_Sheets.pdf Dungeon_World_(color_1up).pdf
  2. Guild RPG Campaign

    Something that’s been floated in the guild several times is the idea of having a guild Role Playing Game campaign. I think this is a great idea and I have some suggestions/plans about how we should play. We should use roll 20 and stream our play. For those who are unfamiliar, Roll 20 is a virtual tabletop platform that lets people play games like D&D online. We’re so spread out in the LA guild that physically meeting up for a RPG night would be really tough. Also its easier to stream stuff this way compared to trying to set up cameras wherever we might meet up My second suggestion is that we play Dungeon World instead of an edition of D&D. I suggest this not because I have anything against D&D per se, but because Dungeon World is less intensive in terms of prep time. We have a bunch of D&D vets in the guild and at least two DMs but most of those folks are already involved in campaigns so asking them to take on another one will probably get us nowhere. Also Dungeon world was released under a creative commons license so we wouldn’t all need to buy the books to play. I’m including some videos of Dungeon World campaigns so that you guys can get a feel for the game. Dungeon World on the fly Goofy Version (Short) Goofy Version (Long) Finally I volunteer to DM/GM the campaign.
  3. AX Debrief

    Lots of good stuff guys, here's my responses and some of my suggestions. On the topic of recruiting the crowd, I feel like @Ashenlily did a good job of mentioning and describing Extra Life often while MC'ing the tournaments so that people at least left the tournament learning something about Extra Life. It also felt like most of us working the booth at least tried to reach out to people as they walked in but with such a large crowd it was challenging to catch every single person. Improvements to booth layout might have helped with that; having entrances/exits better defined would have made it easier to control the space. As far as the crowd hurting turnout/traffic I think its a trade-off. Some will see the crowd and be turned off and avoid the booth but others will want to come see what's going on. One way to mitigate the negative side of this could be to shorten match length and consequently tournament length so that we don't have the crowds hanging around as long. I think the number of stations at the booth ended up being a result of what guild members volunteered to bring and how folks wanted to contribute. We had a list of gear that we wanted to have at the booth and we only almost got everything we wanted. Specifically, I think we wanted to have a retro set up with like a Retron 5 or something but nobody offered one up. We also had volunteers who had some good ideas about how to 'work the con' that didn't involve working at the booth which resulted in us getting some cool stuff for kids at CHLA but maybe would have made it difficult to keep an eye on another console set up. We probably could have found a way to rotate games at the Switch station though. As for the booth layout and not having walls I don't totally disagree but you might be surprised how much that venue charges for tables, chairs and stanchions, I know I was. The Guild should definitely invest in extension cords and gaffer tape so we can run cords safely at booths and have more set up options. Which brings me to my suggestions for improvement. More people working - we didn't reach our goal of 5 guild members per shift which made it tough to just keep an eye on all the gear much less actually engage with booth visitors. Clearer direction - As an Eboard member this one is on me as much as anyone but part of the reason some of the parts of the booth didn't work out in my opinion was that people working didn't know what to do with them. In the future we should have a clearer plan for each part of the booth and make sure someone is covering each booth section at all times. Let visitors stack raffle tickets - We typically offer booth visitors a choice of either donating or registering to receive one raffle ticket. In the future we should offer them a raffle ticket per for each thing we're asking them to do. So a person who both registers and donates gets two raffle tickets for example. Stephen Krusel, Secretary - Extra Life Los Angeles
  4. Guild Location Demographics

    Now that E3 and AX are over we're going to start reaching out to local gaming related businesses so that we can have recruiting and social events at venues other than CHLA. We want to look at places that are located near where guild members live first. To do that we need to get an Idea of where you guys live but we definitely don't want to collect your personal addresses for obvious reasons. So if everybody would just add the Neighborhood of LA or the city in LA County you live in to the following sheet that would be helpful. Stephen Krusel, Secretary - Extra Life Los Angeles Guild.
  5. Blue Screen Gaming LAN Party

    Join the Extra Life LA Guild at Blue Screen Gaming for some fun times and PC gaming!! There may be an impromptu Overwatch tournament in addition to other games. We will be using the house gear for this event so there's no need to bring your PC. There will be a $20 cover charge at the door so please be prepared for that.
  6. AX Debrief

    I guess I'll kick things off. Things that worked well: The smash tournaments were a big draw and helped drive donations and sign-ups The same was true for the Mario Kart Table The partnership with Maple Story brought a fresh audience to the booth. Things that didn't work as well: The table top area was somewhat underused. The Photo Booth didn't really draw as many cosplayers as we'd hoped. I have some thoughts on how to improve this stuff going forward but I'm going to save that for later so that I don't bias anyone else's opinions.
  7. AX Debrief

    Hey Guys, Since AX was the guild's first time working with a very large booth I thought it would be a good idea to start a conversation about what worked and what didn't work so well. So let's hear what you all think about how things went!!
  8. July Guild Meeting

    Come join the LA Guild for our monthly planning meeting in the Dale Herkolz Conference room at CHLA. We will discuss past events and begin planning future events. After the meeting there will be time for an informal tabletop gaming event.
  9. Marathon Day Debate 2017

    I guess everybody's feeling shy so I'll be the first to put in my two cents. I feel like we don't really need to choose between these two. I think that Marathon Day should be the kickoff for the Guild's fundraising Activities and not the end all be all. I think we start with solo streams on Nov 4th and throughout the week we continue with solo streams until Nov 11th when we hold a big get together event. We have enough people with weird work schedules to keep a relay of Marathons going for a week and then for those who love to put on a show we can have a big party somewhere. Interested to hear what everyone else thinks.
  10. Revisiting Meeting Days

    We have received several requests from members to revisit the question of what day to hold Guild Meetings. One thing that was clear from the earlier poll we used to choose Saturdays was that no one wanted to meet on weekdays. Please cast your vote for the time of the weekend that you prefer to meet up with your fellow guild members for our planning sessions and board games.
  11. Marathon Day Debate 2017

    We are less than 6 months from official marathon day November 4. Now is the time to start the debate over how the guild will participate in Marathon day. I would like to invite everyone to make suggestions for what we do this year. For new guild members in the past on marathon day we have done one of two things. 1. Hosted a 24 hour official guild event that we streamed to the Extra Life LA Twitch channel. 2. Used the Guild Channel to host individual guild members doing their marathons from their homes.
  12. June Guild Meeting

    Join us for our June planning meeting. We will discuss plans for E3, Anime Expo and other future events, recap last month's events, share tips for working at recruitment events, and, as always, hold an open forum for all attending members. After the meeting the conference room will be available for tabletop gaming. Where: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dale Herkolz Conference room. When: Saturday, June 3 - 4pm
  13. SupeRaven's Technical Guide to Streaming

    Hmm, an Interesting start...
  14. International Tabletop Day 2017

    Also we'd like to get a sense of what everyone might bring to TableTop events so that we can maybe do surveys so that people can bring games that folks want to play. Whether you're planning on coming to this event or other events later in the year please add the games you're willing to bring to this sheet.
  15. International Tabletop Day 2017

    Hey everyone! Here's the official Calendar page for our TableTop Day event. Please RSVP if you plan on Attending. This Event will be at the Stauffer Conference room at CHLA. Refreshments will potluck style. Please add anything you plan on bringing to this sheet. We are also organizing a blood drive during the event. If you'd like to donate some blood fro the kids please make an appointment.