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    August Guild Meeting

    Come join us at Tabletop Board Game Cafe for our August guild meeting! This meeting is open to anyone. We will be discussing upcoming events, fundraising ideas, and game day plans. After the "business" portion of the meeting, we will be staying to play games! This is a great opportunity to learn more about how your participation affects kids at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's and meet other Extra Lifers!
  2. Sometimes the people you talk to think that the only board games that exist are Monopoly, Sorry, and Trouble. Because of this, it can be hard to get people interested in board games. I've been lucky enough to work with people who have relatively large game collections, so we've found games that work for our group. We've also tried getting other coworkers interested in gaming with us. A good way to do that is to start off with some quicker, lighter games. Since we typically play at work, the only real time we have is our lunch break. We're blessed with a full hour, but we still try to find games that can be played in 30-45 minutes. That gives us time to get food, eat, set up the game, play it, and then tear it down. Sometimes, the games are short enough that we can play multiple rounds. Here are some (quick) games that I'd recommend to get others interested in games even when you don't have much time: Celestia A fairly simple push-your-luck game. The premise is that you're going through a series of adventures and the more fulfilling (read: longer) your adventure, the more points you can get. Everyone gets to take a shot at being captain and passenger, and it's a good time all around. Codnames / Codenames: Pictures Another simple game where you can work in teams. Each team has a Code Master that is trying to get them to guess the correct cards and reveal all of their agents. The Code Master is only allowed to give a one-word clue followed by a number, which is the number of cards that the clue can point to. The first team to correctly guess the location of all of their agents without accidentally picking the Assassin wins. Saboteur / Saboteur 2 This game is one of my favorites. Everyone is a mining dwarf trying to get to some hidden gold. There are also some Saboteurs in your midst that are trying to prevent you from reaching that very gold. Everyone plays a card, then draws a card, ideally building a path to the other side of the board. I highly recommend picking up Saboteur 2, which is actually an expansion, because it adds teams and several new roles. Good Cop, Bad Cop Everyone in this game is either an Honest cop or a Crooked cop. Two players are the Agent and Kingpin respectively. This is a deduction game where players are trying to find and kill either the Agent or Kingpin, depending on your allegiance. The game gets fun when either one is found and suddenly cards come out to alter the allegiance of the other players. I recommend picking up the Undercover expansion as well. BANG! One person is the Sheriff, several players are Deputies, one person is a Renegade, and several people are Outlaws. Another deduction game that we love to play. This game involves shooting first and asking questions later while you try and figure out who is on your team. The Sheriff and Deputies are trying to get rid of the Outlaws, the Outlaws are trying to get rid of the Sheriff, and the Renegade is trying to get rid of everyone except the Sheriff until the very end. Tsuro / Tsuro of the Seas This is a very casual board game. Everyone has their own piece and all you do is play a card and follow the path. The goal is to stay on the board as long as possible. If you run off the edge of the board or crash into another player, you're out. Love Letter / Love Letter Premium This is a personal favorite. The idea is that you're trying to get your letter to the princess by having it passed along through the many people she interacts with. Each card has a special ability such as making you immune to other effects for the round or comparing your hand to another player's hand. If two (or more) players are left when the deck runs out, the player with the highest value card in their hand wins. I recommend the Premium edition because it adds support for four more players and adds a lot of exciting new cards. Mascarade This is another deduction game, but it's not quite the same as games like The Resistance or Werewolf. Everyone has a card that has an ability on it. Throughout the game, you will be swapping cards with other players and trying to keep track of who has what ability. Some abilities give you gold, while others let you add some chaos by moving other cards around. The first person to 13 gold wins. Spyfall / Spyfall 2 Spyfall is a good game if you're looking for something you can play in 5-10 minutes. A bag of cards is picked, and all but one of the cards in that bag has a location (each card has the same location) as well as a role on it. For example, you might have a set of cards that say Bank and one of the roles could be Banker or Thief. You go around asking each other questions, but you don't want to give too much information away. Ideally, you get answers that let you know who else knows where everyone is located. If the Spy, who does not have the location on their card, figures out the location, they win.
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    Cleveland ConCoction

    We've been offered a table at Cleveland ConCoction. We should be receiving up to four weekend passes and we'll be looking for people to man the table each day. The passes are non-transferrable, so we will need to figure out who wants to be at the table each day. It's also been mentioned that there is a game room and we can stream and raise money for Extra Life. If you might be available to stream for a bit, let us know. We should have more information around the game room in the coming days. Pictures will be taken of the table and promoted through the Cleveland ConCoction social media accounts. This is a fantastic way for us to get some traction right at the beginning of the year.
  4. Just wanted to stop by and remind people that we have a kickoff meeting coming up on March 4th at 3pm! This year's kickoff event will be hosted at: UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital 2101 Adelbert Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106 There is a parking garage (Adelbert Garage) that you should park in. Enter through the main Rainbow entrance on Adelbert, then walk straight down the hallway. The community room is right across from the ball machine at the end of the room. Light refreshments will be served. We will have a planning/information meeting from 3:00-4:00 followed by social hour and an optional hospital tour. Please RSVP for the event if you plan on attending
  5. Welcome to the guild! Have you joined the Facebook group yet, by any chance? We'll be posting new events there as we come up with them or get invited out.
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    Our first recruiting event of 2017! If you've never been to one of the Gaming Expos before, here's the description from their event: Once again, the Lakeland Gamers' Guild will be hosting the Lakeland Gaming Expo! Come on out for a day full of, you guessed it, GAMING. Gaming of all types will be showcased - video games, board games, card games, and RPGs (maybe even some LARPing?)! Entry into the Expo is FREE and open to the public, so bring your friends and family! All ages are welcome!
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    The address is listed as Alabama and should probably be updated
  8. Hey everyone, I know game day is still months away but I wanted to get a feel for how others will be taking part. For those of you that didn't make it out to the CoverMyMeds office last year, we had a small group playing one of the many games in the space. We've got somewhere around 45 games in the office and I have another 30-40 or so at home. My plan for this year is to do 25 hours of board gaming with anyone that wants to show up. If I can figure out the logistics (our network is being locked down a bit tighter this year), I'd also like to stream it. When we play games at CoverMyMeds, we track them in NemeStats so I was thinking that we'd make a new group in NemeStats and track all of the games for game day. I'm thinking that I can get everyone to chip in to some sort of prize pool, whether that's "Donate what you want" or "$25 per head" or some other system. At the end of the 25 hours, whoever has the most points gets the prize pool money donated to their campaign. If we get enough people (probably more than 8?), we can split the pool and have two (or more) groups with the winner of each group getting their portion of the prize pool. As of right now, I know I could probably play 25 hours of Betrayal at House on the Hill and we'd probably do 20 or so haunts. That being said, I will probably mix it up with other games that can support however many players we have in a given group. Longer games like Scythe, Small World, or Orcs Must Die: The Board Game could go over well. Does anyone else have any ideas, even if they are just in the early stages?
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    Turns out this was Avalon and I couldn't read the box. But they did play Cutthroat Caverns during the event
  10. As a side note, we're off to a good start with some representation in the "Top Fundraisers" section. @WolfStar76 pointed out that I am actually in the bottom-left corner of the list
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    Game Day 2016

    The Cleveland Extra Life Game Day event hosted at the CoverMyMeds office. We had all sorts of video and board games being played for the full 24 hours.
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    PC Gaming

    From the album: Game Day 2016

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    From the album: Game Day 2016

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    I can probably do 10-2 or so.
  15. Shouldn't "Next Gen" be "Current Gen" if now we call the PS3 "Last Gen"? My original plan was to play the original Final Fantasy on an NES (I have a converter to get it to HDMI) but I might do something else like FFX Remastered or Drakengard or any number of games from my backlog.
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    I was originally planning on attending this meeting, but it seems like I may be out of town for work. I'll be there if things change.
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