Welcome to Board Game Real Time Roundup! Many Icrontians enjoy playing board games on BoardGameArena (BGA) but due to the nature of our schedules, most games we play are setup as turn-based. This is great for allowing us to get in our favorite games in small windows of downtime, but one downside is the minimization of actually socializing together while we play our favorite board games. The goal of this weekly event is to get together interested fellow Icrontians on Discord chat in order to actually socailize a bit while playing our boardgames on BGA, with the added bonus that some of the games on BGA simply play better in a real-time format vs a turn-based one.
In order to take part in games during BGRTR, there are two things you must do:
- Create an account on BGA if you do not already have one. https://boardgamearena.com/ This is free; you do not need to purchase a Premium membership unless you want to have the ability to host certain Premium-tier games.
- Send a request to Colgere either on Discord or the forum requesting an invite to the Mitey Worriers group if you are not already a member. This is how we organize our game setups.
Below is the initial schedule for BGRTR, along with the inital game that I'll be hosting at the start time. Note, the game listed will only be the first game that I am hosting to start the night out with and that I expect to start different games throughout each session. Also, nothing prevents anyone else from starting a game on BGA that they want to play unless you try to start a Premium-tier game as a non-Premium BGA member. While I've scheduled the events initially on Wednesdays, I have made two different time slots on alternating weeks as I'll evaluate the feedback to this event after the first four weeks and can move the days/times to better suit as many people as possible if needed. Keep in mind that this event may overlap with other weekly Icrontic events but that's not an issue. Do what you want.
Even if you don't wish to play, feel free to hop into chat and say hi, or you can spectate ongoing games in BGA (it has a feature to allow this). On Discord we will probably be in the Meeple Pyramid channel unless it conflicts with another event; in which case we'll adjust accordingly.
First four weeks schedule - set up to try different days/times to see what works best and will evaluate day/time based on initial feedback:
- Catan (4 players per game) - Wed. 7/13/22 7:30-9:30pm EST
- Carcassonne (5 players per game) - Tues. 7/19/22 9:00-11:00pm EST
*3. Azul (4 players per game) - Mon. 7/25/22 - 8:00-10:00pm EST
- Tokaido (5 players per game) - Fri. 8/5/22 - 9:30-11:30pm EST
- #3 is now a joint event with 50 Different Game Nights 'Til EpIC23! Details will still be found in this thread or in the BGRTR thread in the #Tabletop Discord channel.
If you have any suggestions for starting games or any other ideas, please feel free to post on Discord or the forum thread or the PM me on either platform.
The goal is simple. Plan and run 50 game nights in the next year (~50 weeks) before Expo Icrontic 2023. But not just 50 different days, I want to explore 50 different games. I will be keeping track of all the schedule and games here and there will be announcements and discussion on the Icrontic Discord.
I'm going to lay out game times along with keeping a list of planned/available games here. I'll also be adding the nights to the Icrontic Calendar. I'll do my best to run games at different times and days throughout the year here so if you can't make a night, no problem, hopefully the next one. This also means this may overlap with other weekly get togethers but again, no problem, play what you want. Some games will be Free to Play but not sticking to a strict F2P list.
Please feel free to participate at any level. If you want to just hang out with us on Discord, but not join in that night's game, please do. Pop in to just say "Hi" or stay longer than planned to continue the fun. Will be great to have you anytime. If you have any suggestions for games and/or want to host a game that has not already been played/planned, throw your ideas out here or on Discord. Feel free to PM me on either platform.
- Fall Guys - 7/14/22 7pm-9pm Central
- Minecraft: Hard Boss Rush - 7/17/22 10am-10pm Central (Each Sunday until complete)
- Super Auto Pets - 7/20/22 7pm-9pm Central
- Boardgame Night feat. Azul - 7/25/22 Details Here
- Poker - 7/31/22 8pm Central Stand alone game + August Sit-and-Go season
7 Days to Die
Don't Starve Together
Four Kings Casino
Left 4 Dead 2
Mount Your Friends
Deep Rock Galactic
Hey if you're out here in the forum wilderness, the tickets for Expo 2022 are on sale here:
They're available until June 3.
If you need an invite to Discord, hit me up.
So. The wife and I are going into Copywriting on a freelance basis! We've studied up, got a shmancy new Outlook E-Mail, working on socials and a website, and even have a designer on call. Almost ready to start pitching clients. We just have one question, taxation.
The course we took suggested forming a Sole Proprietorship or perhaps an LLC. We are going to contact my Step Sister-in-law, whom is a CPA. However, I seem to remember a few folks on here work for themselvs. So what do you reccommend, Sole Proprietorship, LLC, or us it even worth it at this stage so long as we put back the right amount for taxes? We hope to market as Neverland Copywriting.