Friday, May 3, 2019


Good afternoon Martians, here is the schedule this year: 

6:00pm - 2:00am - Open Gaming (the hall may be open before then as I will be running in and out all day) 

8am - Check In 
8:30am - Narrative Kick Off 
9:00am - Noon - Round 1 
Noon - 1:00pm - Lunch Break 
1:00pm - 4:00pm - Round 2 (Commanders arrive 10 minutes early) 
4:00pm - 4:30pm - Break 
4:30pm - 7:30pm - Round 3 (Commanders arrive 10 minutes early) 
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Supper Break 
9:00pm - 9:30 - Mandatory voluntary group activity 9:30pm - 2:00am - Open Gaming 

8:30am - 11:30am - Round 4 (Commanders arrive 10 minutes early) 
11:30am - 12:30pm - Lunch break 
12:30pm - 3:30pm - Round 5 (Commanders arrive 10 minutes early) 
3:30pm - 3:45pm - Cleanup, casual standing around or nervous standing around 
3:45pm - 4:00pm - Charity Raffle 
4:00pm - Final Awards and Conclusion 

Hold on? What's that Commanders thing about, then? We'll handle it Saturday morning, so just stew til then! 

It was not mentioned, but to confirm, there is no buffet option this year. Unfortunately, the Ramada Bar will not be open for lunch, so you will need to bring your lunchables or plan to pop out. I do recommend Johnny Salsa's gas station tacos and, if you're not from the Midwest and didn't know, no road trip is officially complete without a stop at Culver's. 

Not everyone will necessarily have a ride or chums, so please make sure you don't leave a team mate behind scrambling or having to fight on an empty stomach. 

The Ramada Bar opens at 3pm and will be available for dinner. I will be eating there myself during the supper break on Saturday (whenever I get through the administrative work you rascals leave me with). Regarding alcohol carry-ins, the Ramada's official policy is none. We understand the bars hours are limited, so if you imbibe before then, please makes sure to put any spent cans/bottles/boxes/barrels back in your bag to be disposed of in your room. 

For anyone hanging around on Sunday after the conclusion, I recommend we head over to Schueller's Great Exspechtations to unwind. (That is the actual spelling) 

See you all soon!

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