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    1.15 MB Back from Cangames 2009 Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:04 No.4572952  
    Hey, /tg/ I just got back from a games convention today. Cangames 2009 is a one-weekend-a-year game convention held in Ottawa. This was my first time going to a game con and despite the terrifyingly high concentration of aspies and indecisive players, I thought I might share a few pictures and anecdotes with you, if you're at all interested...

    I figure I might as well tell you about "The Grinder" first. It was a beginner-level "Take a prefab recordsheet from a level 1 list, followed by level 2, level 3, so on" game for Battletech.

    This is the start of the game. As you can see, everyone is spread out. I'm afraid I was paying little attention to the other players. I'm the brown-green commando in the bottom-right corner.

    ...If I get sages with no "Keep posting"s, I'm going to stop posting due to lack of interest. All depends on whether or not people are interested.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 05/17/09(Sun)01:06 No.4572968
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    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:07 No.4572974
    go on...
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:10 No.4572996
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    Second move, Start moving my commando closer to the host's girlfriend's Panther (Large laser variant). From past experience, I found I was half-decent with a Commando in open terrain.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:11 No.4573009
    >Start moving my commando closer to the host's girlfriend's Panther
    Good move. Girls are tactically inept
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:14 No.4573030
    keep going, this is suitable to my interests.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:15 No.4573036
    However they do get bonuses from the judges.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:16 No.4573051
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    It was the closest target to.

    Maneuver my 'mech around behind the Panther. Here I'm starting to get all cocky and shit, because I've "Totally" got her machine in a bad situation. Miss everything but SRM 4. Take a freak Large laser hit to the head. Living with only one structure point on the head. No damage elsewhere. A what-the-fuck moment for sure.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:19 No.4573062
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    Panther-Commando closeup. I was really torn between picking commando or spider, but the host's Commando had a nicer paintjob, so that one won out.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:22 No.4573084
    this seems like a really small gaming convention. Were there more tables we can't see?
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:22 No.4573085
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    This is where shit starts getting a bit crazy. Two aspie-looking players from New York State show up and the con, and as the game is a pick-up-any-time game, they each sit on either side of me, and put units down on the edge of the board. I lost init, so I just ran as fast/far as I could. Panther landed no hits. I think I fired only missiles. Got some respectable hits. No serious damage.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:29 No.4573128
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    Yeah. A lot. Actually, We were right near a corner, and I was positioned at the side of the table opposite a corner. We were actually in an arena. Say what you will as far as stereotypes, but it was held in a *cough* curling club.

    Picture: A MASSIVE wtf moment. Still without any sign of damage on the 'mech besides the head, I manage to win the initiative roll, and everyone is moving around the table in a clockwise pattern. I end up moving last. All opponents in the area are kind of moving defensively. A raven (an aspie's machine) took a shitload of shots at me the turn prior, so with the advantage and some "Easy shots", I decided to end it prematurely. Alpha-striking into the back, I did superficial damage, taking out useless shit like the Beagle Active Probe. Of course, the Raven flips the arms over, hits me with only one medium laser, and where does it hit but ANOTHER FUCKING HEADSHOT. I was the first to die, through little fault of my own, from two freak 1/36 chance headshots.

    On the plus side, I got to pick a new 'mech from Level 2 choices (You can see the prefab choices and record sheets in the first couple pictures). I Decided to go for a Vindicator. I tried one once and it turned out to be pretty sturdy and useful, besides ugly and mostly unimpressive.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:33 No.4573161
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    ...What is more.. as soon as I get the Vindicator, the girlfriend and the two aspies from NY state start collaborating against me. Of course, I am shitting some bricks. One light I could take. Two... maybe... but 3 lights against a 45 tonner? No way in hell...
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:34 No.4573166
    In case anyone is interested, you can play this online pretty well for free

    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:37 No.4573189
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    Being the armchair general I am, I jump into the nearest wooded hex and prepare for the lights to come into LOS. I am just hoping to god that I can land a PPC to a tender location on a 'mech.

    I have LOS with the LRM 5. I manage to do 3 damage to the raven. Oh boy.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:40 No.4573209
    pics of the girl?!
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:46 No.4573248
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    Wasn't anything impressive, but wasn't anything atrocious. I was trying to not take pictures of people. If they're in the pic, it's because they needed to be for the angle.

    Pic: Trying to take potshots at the opponent with my PPC and LRM5 at the stinger (bottom-most), because it moved the least and seemingly had the weakest armor. Missed both. Cussed a bit. Got panicked.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:47 No.4573249
    im still here waiting on you OP
    >> cooldudedrizzle 05/17/09(Sun)01:49 No.4573266
    well, are there any of the girl because she needed to be in because 'of the angle?'
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:51 No.4573280
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    Tactically sound, though it was a bit of a bitch move and pissed them off and confused them: Rather than fight and die against three lights (Still bitter over losing my supposed-to-rise-to-greatness commando), I decided to jump backwards and completely submerge myself under water. I then reminded them that in order to attack me, they would have to join me in the depths.

    They decided to start moving towards a recently spawned Level 2 Rifleman that rattled them a bit.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:53 No.4573292
    op, pics of the table that show the girl because of the angle pls.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:57 No.4573317
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    Besides an elbow? No. Pic shows elbow.

    So, the three are starting to move past me to the upper left, to get across/around the river. Group recommends that I join forces with them in order to take down larger level 2 and 3 opponents. I agree.

    Then the host's girlfriend says "Don't worry, We won't shoot you in the back or anything"

    I look at her for a few seconds, bewildered.

    ...and put a "Stationary" token on my submerged Vindicator.

    This picture is the following turn. Light machines are further up, so my risk of getting shot in the back are much lower. I start climbing out of the river as fast as I can... One hex at a time.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)01:59 No.4573331
    ohman, that's an awesome elbow thanks op.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:00 No.4573335
    continue as planned, no desperate need to see a picture of a fucking girl present.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:04 No.4573362
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    Girlfriend was not exactly a willing participant, by the way, anon. More like "I wanted to go on a nice trip to Ottawa but got dragged here instead" sort of thing. She knew the rules, though. That's better than 90% of my guy friends, so I can't complain.

    Finally out of the water, and have LOS, though a lot of trees in the way. Panther and Stinger are up against me. For some reason, the aspie raven that toasted my Commando ended up breaking off and pursuing a catapult in the distance for little reason besides "I had LOS on it first".

    I keep hitting the Rifleman with only the PPC, for some unknown reason. Med-laser with the better shot misses every time.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:09 No.4573397
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    >Panther and Stinger are up against me
    Whoops. meant to say are up WITH me. After that point, I didn't really have anyone harassing me.

    Obviously, I missed a few pictures. The Panther was actually hit from behind by a potshot from a Catapult. The Stinger that was originally in the hex where the rifleman is in this picture was destroyed (Replaced by the Grand Dragon on right). I decided the best way to eliminate the pretty-chewn-up rifleman was to push it into the river and cause it to flood, and did so successfully.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:17 No.4573452
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    Kind of a bitch because the rifleman fell into the river without the medium laser hit I desperately needed to hit him in the leg with, but still managed to flood his left torso, ruining a medium laser, and falling backwards ended up damaging the arms as well. I missed the details, but at the end of the turn, the mech tried to stand, fell, and proceeded to die. For that reason, I missed the kill. My other opponents were too far away to hit, and the game ended.

    As the game was at least 8 players on a single mat, it played slowly. This game ran over the span of 4 hours.

    I don't have AS MANY pictures, but I did play two other matches, set 3050 era using Tactical Operations, about the Lyran Commonweath fighting off Clan Wolf. Either I can give the rundown of parts 1 and 2, or call it the quits. Save it for another day.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:27 No.4573524
    keep going, its been ages since ive played, and love a good play by play.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:30 No.4573550
    So you got gayed on rolls, and other people entered the battle whenever they felt like it?

    Damn, that's a nightmare.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:37 No.4573599
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    Alright. Cool.

    The second scenario we played was 2 parts, and was an experiment in RAGE on my behalf. Let me set the stage: We randomly picked units, and I pulled an atlas, just because. Turned out the atlas was the "General", so I had to congregate and direct the whole of the Lyran side of the fight. I think we were 12 in total. Two lyran lances, and one militia lance.

    Against us were the pre-schism Wolf. They had 5 heavy and assault omnis, and each carried one point of Elementals.

    Unfortunately for me, every aspie went lyran, some didn't understand the fluff ideas of the Clan Honor System and nearly threw their 40-something ass into a tantrum. At first I gave vague directions to the team, but by the end of it, I was almost completely directing their every move, micromanaging the 12 'mechs as if it were my own.

    Anyway, this is the very beginning of the fight. Lyran side
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:42 No.4573649
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    Had my team start moving towards the harbor map in the mid-far mapsheet. Drawing the clan machines over there would hurt their range advantage, and force us to take fewer turn-on-pavement rolls. I moved my 'mech behind a large building for cover from LOS.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:45 No.4573675
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    Clan 'mechs started moving towards city as I'd hoped... or so I thought.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:50 No.4573720
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    If you look in the distance, one of the aspies decided it would be brilliant to jumpjet into the harbor's water, without realizing that he couldn't use his jump-jets to get back out. This was where he started getting uppety and upset. Again, he looked about a 40/60-year-old manchild with a big, scruffy neckbeard.
    He was later upset when he found out that hitting a clanner with the axeman's axe would void zellbrigen, and the clanners wouldn't use the dueling methods anymore (Which obviously, we needed them to do). He then went on a rant about how it was stupid and why were we doing this... It got to the point where I said "Because It's the only way we can win."
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)02:54 No.4573745
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    Clan 'mechs started dumping their elementals wildly in the woods near the harbor. Started moving towards the open starport area. I instructed all players to take some degree of cover and draw them in.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:02 No.4573812
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    By a freak chance, the zeus piloted by a non-aspie-just-clumsy player on my team ended up stopping in the LOS of a Timberwolf, who proceeded to duel with him. The first round, the Zeus was extremely lucky and was not hit by any rounds, but by 2 or 3 turns in it really began to start feeling the hurt. The Daishi (Widowmaker piloted by none other than Natasha Kerensky herself) tried to declare a duel on my Atlas, but I never responded, (not knowing I could), she was challenged by a Rifleman, whom SHE declined a duel with, and suddenly, a Banshee woke her up from a distance perch by the city walls. Luckily no such shots landed on it. A Masakari also managed to thread a shot in against the Axeman from earlier, starting a duel. The Axeman hid from LOS for 3 turns, causing the axeman to be considered "Dezgra" and no longer restricted under the dueling rules. The Aspie was free to fight as he wanted.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:06 No.4573844
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    A clan player eventually moved a Thor Prime in to duel with me. I wished I'd not used Inferno ammo on the atlas, as it really proved useless. However, the AC 20 was not. The leg of the Thor nearly came off after the first volley. The thor kept on missing the Atlas with every weapon but the LRM 15
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:09 No.4573868
    Huh, this really makes me want to get into this game. Might try MegaMek first to get a hang of it.
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    ...Meanwhile, the Zeus continued dueling the Timberwolf, the Widowmaker actually parked and fired at the city gates while the instigating Banshee fell back, the Elementals creeped ever nearer, the bored aspie plotted to DFA the Widowmaker with his enforcer, and shot at buildings with his axeman. I had another aspie wait at ready with an untouched rifleman and battlemaster. I moved a Commando (Which I loaded with Infernos before the match began) hurriedly across the open chasm in order to help the axeman deal with the oncoming flood of elementals.

    I noted that it was about half-way through the game, and proceeded to make my way around to each member of the group, telling them that the following turn, we would collectively break Zellbrigen and collectively fire on the slow-non moving Daishi.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:23 No.4573966
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    Now, what I thought would be a stepping stone to success, and logically should have been, was a terrible failure. Despite firing at the Daishi with roughly 8 'mechs between medium-assault class, and delivering at least 2 AC20 shells into it, it not only survived the onslaught, but shrugged it off without so much as a crit chance. Shit rolls on the whole team were to blame. At least three 'mechs didn't even land a single shot. However, four 'mechs ended up dying in the process (Three of which were pretty badly torn up priorly, though. The Zeus being one of them). The Commando continued to work on the Elementals, though, proceeding to kill at least two (in a point) per attack.

    The other reason why the attack failed so hard is because it took REALLY FUCKING LONG. For some reason the whole effort of getting one really inattentive to proceed to have other really inattentive players roll their damage took us damned near an hour and a half to pull off. By the time it was said and done, the match ran out of time and we broke for lunch. The commandos (Catalyst demo guys) commended me for defending the base and holding off the clanners, I was more irate from the shitty experience in dealing with the inattentive players and shouting over everyone else in the table, while other people, shouting "Past me" were shouting directly into my earlobes.
    >> Anonymous Vulgaris 05/17/09(Sun)03:32 No.4574029
    >Two lyran lances, and one militia lance.
    >12 in total

    >5 clan wolf heavy/assault omnis
    >5 clan wolf elemental points

    You were fucked from the get go dude. Having 5 points of elementals in support of a clan heavy/assault star is like a fucking clanner orgasm.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:40 No.4574082
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    Last fight was kind of interesting. 1 to 2 fight on steiner adv, but steiner 'mechs were amazingly crappy, comparatively. Gimmick was that I was (to my dismay) voted as general again, and I had to give a courage-inducing speech which lowered the to-hit for all lyran machines by one. Also, four 'mechs were rigged to auto destruct and blow ammo.

    Key points were:
    - when I nearly lost the duke of the Tamar province through the hardened building collapsing on top of me for 60 points (5pt groups) on the punch table.
    -when I directed a very reluctant Firestarter player to detonate his 'mech behind a Gargoyle and in front of a Stormcrow (See pg 79 in Tac Ops, include ammo explosions as part of dmg), dealing 60-some points to each, one-shot killing both.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:48 No.4574118
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    ...Also Natasha Kerensky in a Widowmaker. Yeah.

    The last really "Big" event in the last fight was when I maneuvered two rigged explosive 'mechs to blow up (or at least try to get within range) around the huge cluster of enemy 'mechs. Two mechs 'popped beside a Masakari A, but it wasn't enough to kill it, despite the whopping 113 damage from a self-detonating Archer, alone.

    Hell, the Masakari didn't have a leg, and it was still hobbling upright, firing.

    In the end, we had enough of a lead to win the game (roughly), so we were all given Catalyst 5$ gift certificates. We also picked one player on the opposing side to get one. The Firestarter player who I really had to coax to move to the location I did was awarded a Total Warfare Jihad poster for an impressive explosion.

    Then I had a small chat with the Catalyst guys, exchanged a few numbers with players, some I will not likely ever call, and took the bus home from Chinatown.
    >> Anonymous Vulgaris 05/17/09(Sun)03:50 No.4574124
    Makes me want to play some megamek now.

    I could... but it'd mean I don't get any sleep for another 2-3 hours...
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:53 No.4574140
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    Other highlights of the event for me were finding old battletech CCG cards at the dealers' room, running into some old friends from highschool at the event, and opening up the booster packs to find some ridiculously rare cards: Adam Steiner, Daishi B, and Ironically enough Daishi Widowmaker.

    Img: Daishi Widowmaker from part 1 of 2 of LyranVWolf match.

    Time spent at con: 9am-11pm. 3 games. 2 hour long breaks.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)03:57 No.4574151
    ...you opened mint boosters?! Good god man! I have all of those cards, but I got them second-hand, or I would have kept them wrapped
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:04 No.4574188
    Another ottawa gamer

    nice, I used to play a lot more and use to know a few of the crazy aspies. Well at least in the warhammer scene
    but that was before i entered university.

    I always wanted to meet another Ottawa fa/tg/uy

    >Girlfriend was not exactly a willing participant, by the way, anon. More like "I wanted to go on a nice trip to Ottawa but got dragged here instead" sort of thing.
    Oh you're from out of town...
    Did you have to go see a bit of the tulip festival in return for your cangames adventure.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:06 No.4574203
    The game was discontinued ages ago, and I have much better, much rarer things in my collection than just CCG cards.

    How many people can really say that they have a Battletech comic book made for use with 3D glasses, or the Japanese "Dummies guide to playing battletech" booklet?

    On the other hand, I do keep the wrappers for the cardgame, so not much love lost.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:10 No.4574227
    >Girlfriend was not exactly a willing participant, by the way, anon. More like "I wanted to go on a nice trip to Ottawa but got dragged here instead" sort of thing.
    >Oh you're from out of town...

    No, not quite. Born and raised here. Playground... Chillin' maxin relaxin all cool... you know the drill.

    But the two Catalyst guys were from Toronto. One brought their girlfriend. The Girlfriend was obviously versed in the game, but would have much rathered to have been elsewhere.

    >I always wanted to meet another Ottawa fa/tg/uy
    I put an ad up at Fandom. Nobody responded.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:14 No.4574247
    I'm always kinda of afraid of those, i'm afraid that i'll accidentally stumble into a group of Hardcore aspies, when all i'm looking for is a bit of fun, I'm not to versed in traditional games anyways, i moved around a lot so i never really knew anyone near me so i could never really get into anything. warhammer being the exception since there were stores everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:19 No.4574275
    Common fear.
    However, all the groups I've played in thus far have been exceptions to the rule.
    Unfortunately, the groups I've played in are rarely Battletech. Players at Fandom aren't usually the aspie type. I was really hoping to get games going while the warmachine players were in there. Mostly in hopes of remaining visible to the public eye. If you're seen playing a game, then a game "Has players for it", so people will buy into it, so that there are more players, who in turn buy into it... so on so forth.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:21 No.4574278
    This looks so fun. I wish I had friends.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:23 No.4574301
    I'm glad to see Warmachine is doing well in Ottawa. I play Khador myself, and WM is the biggest game in my local area, followed by WHFB and 40k. Of course, MtG is 10x as large as all of them combined, but...

    Battletech is quite popular here as well, though. Figures sell out in a matter of hours.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:25 No.4574311
    My other fear is the fact that i'm fairly noobish i wouldn't want to hold anyone back.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:40 No.4574367
    please continue.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:45 No.4574393
    OP you made me cry manly tears... a good battle report about battletech... priceless.

    and btw... WHERE the fuck is my battletech re-edition, not one e-bay/us only but available to buy in every wargame store.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:49 No.4574416
    any chance of resizing your pics to 1024, i dont need to see glossy printer paper quality images for a play by play con game.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)04:52 No.4574434
    man-up and re-size them yourself
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)05:11 No.4574505
    Man Up, i live in fucking australia and we have a store that keeps the full set of books in stock. Hell they have already sold out of a crate of the new starter boxes, and then upped the price on the next crate and sold out of them.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)12:33 No.4576691
    should.... should I be archiving this thread in sup/tg/?
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)12:43 No.4576758
    OP is good stuff. Folks outside of /tg/ don't know much about Battletech in the general community, other than thinking it's the 'Clix version that's died a horrible death.

    And don't feel bad about that Commando. First tournament I was in for BT, I was in a light lance vs. light lance fight, conning a Panther.

    First shot of the game, long range, I land a PPC bolt to the other guy's lead 'Mech. BOOM. No more Commando. I'd swear, the things have a magnet for noggin-shots in every game I play.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)12:47 No.4576794
    No. why bother resizing them when I can just pull-and-post from my camera.

    Also, it allows for a closer view of the playing field, with greater detail. Most shots are wide shots that, if in 1024, would have anons squinting. All you would see of miniatures would be blurry misshapen dots
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)12:54 No.4576855
    On the other hand, while playing Megamek with a few guys about a month ago, I managed to clean house with a Commando in a 3-way FFA.

    Of course, my Marauder was a fire-magnet. The minute the opponent saw it, they started blowing it to kingdom come, but the commando managed to get something like 3 kills.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)12:56 No.4576870
    Shit, Cangames was this weekend? Dammit, why do I keep missing it.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)13:17 No.4577071
    It should still be on today. If you're in town and fast, you might be able to catch the tail-end of it.
    >> op 05/17/09(Sun)13:21 No.4577123
    I might as well ask again. Thread... Archive Worthy?
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)13:22 No.4577128
    I'm actually going to be heading over to a gaming session with some friends tonight. Ah well!

    (For what it's worth, OP, I'm one of the Ottawa /tg/ers that had replied before when you first talked about it on here. Wondered what'd happened to you...)
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)13:28 No.4577176
    (This is assuming, of course, that >>4574227 is the OP)
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)13:29 No.4577182
    Yes please, if only because I haven't had time to read it yet, and I have to go soon.
    >> Anonymous 05/17/09(Sun)13:39 No.4577283
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    I tried to put up posters hoping that I could get a group together in Ottawa, especially at a Game Store like Fandom, where we'd be in the public eye (Or rather, the gamer's eye), rather than in some dude's basement in some suburban labyrinth like the last guy to post for a group back in 2004.

    Although at least 10 tags with my contact information (3 different methods) have been pulled from my poster, there were absolutely no responses. People pull the tags and forget about it before they get home. I wish there was a better method to get contact info, but It's escaping me.

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