Saturday, August 29, 2009

Book Play Testing on Sep. 5th in Fort Collins

Battle Day and Weapons Construction Workshop, September 5th, Fort Collins, CO

The book is comming along nicely. It is still currently titled "Battle Gaming: The New American Sport." Crynolyn is working on photos for the book.

A certain amount of play testing and player feedback needed to complete this project. Therefore I am organizing a series of play test and weapons construction activities that you are invited to attend.

Each of these activities will take place at Lee Martinez Park in Downtown Fort Collins. Directions are below.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Weapons construction in the basement of the River Rock Cohousing Community House located adjacent to Lee Martinez Park. (Directions below)
  • 12:30PM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Feedback, I will provide sandwich bar
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Battling. We play test specific scenarios
  • 3:00 PM - free fighting time

I hope that you will come and participate. You can help shape the book that is likely to shape the future of this sport.

In addition to September 5th, additional play testing and weapon workshops with be held on September 12, October 10, 17, and 24. These events will occur rain or shine. In the event of rain, we will primarily focus on making weapons and armor.

What to bring:

Any and all Amtgard/Belegarth/Dagorhir weapons. The system in the book is inclusive to all these weapon technologies. You may also wish to bring armor as we will be doing some play testing with armor.

If you are attending the weapons construction workshop, please consider bringing some supplies. I have many supplies which I will happily donate, but my supply chest is not bottomless. Typical stuff such as foam camping pads, pool noodles, tape, cores (PVC pipe/kite spar/fiberglass rods) and cloth are always useful.

More Information:
Additional information can be found at
www.OpenBattleGaming.org, or by calling Dave Graham at 970-484-4577.

Directions:
Google Maps:
Lee Martinez Park in Downtown Fort Collins

Fort Collins is located about 60 miles from Denver.

  • Take I25 to Exit 269B which is CO-14 also known as Mulberry Street.
  • Follow Mulberry Street approximate 3.5 miles and turn right onto Riverside Ave. This will be the intersection just after you pass the rail road tracks.
  • Riverside Ave will become Jefferson St.
  • Go across where it intersects with College Ave. You will now be on Maple St.
  • Go four blocks and turn right on to N. Sherwood St.
  • Follow N. Sherwood to the end (it ends in the park) and then turn right and go down the hill and park by the ball fields.
  • Walk directly south to a fire lane (gravel) and follow it up hill to the east and you will be at the back of the River Rock Community House. Look for signs.
  • Look forward to seeing you there.

1 comment:

Shanetera said...

Sounds awesome, wish I could go.
Crynolyn is one of the best, you're in good hands.