We are DtoidEurope, a group for all you Europeans amidst this sea of Americans :-) We've got the benefit of free universal healthcare, so we don't have to be as carefull as those American pansies... Therefor each EuroNARP so far has been a race to see who crashes first, the drunk gamer or the overheated consoles?
Since last year we've even taken over the crown of the biggest gaming event with "GamesCom 2009" which officially had more visitors then E3 and Tokyo Game Show, so to celebrate that we'll be having an organised visit over there to represent dtoid!
If you're from Europe, just join this group, even if you're currently not even thinking about joining in in any events, you never know if one will tickle your fancy and make you change your mind :-) You'd be mad not to join in in our events, you can see what we've done before in the links provided :-)
So, now you know what this is all about, let's get down to the details!
EuroNARP 5 details:
Start: Friday June 29 at 8pm
End: Sunday July 1st at noon
Location: Teh Lair This is our semi-hidden location in Essen in the North of Belgium ( NOT the one in Germany! )
Price: 40 euros ( 3 days ) - 25 euros ( 1 night ) - 30 euros ( 1 night + BBQ ) so it's best when you come for 3 days as it's the best deal ;-)
- breakfast on saturday & sunday
- huge BBQ on saturday-evening
- LOTS & LOTS of Belgian High Quality Beer, Cola & Energy Drinks
What to bring:
- Sleepingbag + something to sleep on
- Games / Controllers / TV : let us know when registering if you want to bring something allong and we'll let you know if we still have a spot for it! Remember to mark your stuff clearly, in 5 years nobody ever lost anything and we want to keep that winning streak going!
Simply send a mail to "TehLair" "@" "gmail.com", we'll then send you the payment & exact location- details, once we get your money you're registered! ( paypal is ok too ;-) )
We've been doing this for 4 years already, 3 BIG EuroNARPs and dozens of smaller ones after the first edition, it is time for the 4th Summer edition! Once again, we'll be opening Teh Lair³ for a weekend of pure gaming madness with people from all over the world!
Location & Date:
We'll start on the 15th of july at the regular time ( 8pm CET ) in our very own gamingheaven: "Teh Lair³"
The last few months we've been working on updating it even more from our last event ( EuroNARP 3.5 ) and we're sure you'll be pleasantly surprised at the new additions.
For those of you who don't know Teh Lair³, it's a "hidden" location in the middle of an industrial site, therefor there are absolutely no soundlimits and nobody comes to disturb us, perfect for a NARP! It's in the North of Belgium just below the Dutch border. It can be reached easily by car and public transport ( direct train-connection from Brussels on friday, 1 step-over rest of the weekend ).
As usual, we'll close up around noon on sunday so everyone can get home at a slightly decent time.
Prices & Offerings
Since we spend quite a lot of electricity and stuff, we're sadly forced to charge a small entrancefee of 20 euros.
for this price you get:
- 3 days of gaming madness
- Space on our campinggrounds
- Breakfast on Saturdaymorning and Sundaymorning
- BBQ on Saturdayevening
- a huuuuuuuuuuuuge amount of fun
How to join?
the easiest way is to follow the instructions on the right ( => ) on how to join our googlegroup, all relevant information will be passed through there ( excact address, contact phonenumbers etc )
February is coming, and you know what that means! Teh Lair will be opened again for one weekend for EuroNARP 3.5 to celebrate mistic's birthday!
If you want to know what to expect, read up on our past events, like EuroNARP 3 .
The 19th of February is mistic's birthday and what better way to celebrate a birthday then to go totally wild on videogames in one of the coolest places on earth?
If you want to join us in this celebration of all things videogames ( and also mistic's birthday :-) ), join our GoogleGroup and get in touch with the rest of our European Community ( see what I did there? )
Teh Lair Mainroom on sunday morning at EuroNARP 3
Date: 20:00 18th of February 2011 till noon on the 20th of February 2011
AgeReq: 18+ ( legal purposes )
Location: In the North of Belgium ( Railwaystation with almost direct connection to Brussels Airport on friday and decent cheap connection back on sunday is very closeby, also 2 highways are closeby ( 20min drive ) so it is very reachable :-) )
What to bring:
- Sleeping stuff, preferably a sleeping bag AND something to sleep ON since there prolly won't be enough seats for everyone to sleep :p
- Gaming materials ( not required, but appreciated :-) ) make sure to put labels on EVERYTHING you bring since there's a good chance there'll be multiple copies of anything :-)
- stuff to eat, candy, chips, whatever we have some stuff available for very very low prices, but you're allowed to bring whatever you want, though the fridge is 80% reserved for the bar of course :-)
Also, we'll be broadcasting straight to Destructoid Live and fight the DtoidCrew in their HQ :-)
We can't wait to welcome you to Teh Lair for another EPIC EuroNARP
Just about a week ago, EuroNARP3 came to an end... It was glorious, EPIC, mad, crazy and utterly amazing!
Thanks to the work Po0ky and me ( mistic ) put in, combined with various donations of TV's, we were able to create 7 totally different zones with a total of 16 operational gaming-setups ( Screen + console/pc ). So we'll start off with a short tour of Teh Lair as it was set up during EuroNARP3.
Always start at the beginning, this was our MainZ0ne:
Every year we try to do something new, this year, I went and looked for my old LEGO-boxes and we created this blank canvas for people to work on, some great projects have been started, none of them are finished yet, so we're not putting any pics online about those until they're finished :-) They're all being done by "regulars" so prolly by the next EuroNARP we'll have some finished projects for you all to watch :-)
Right next to the LEGO-Zone, we've got the slotcarzone... A bunch of us used to have these at home when we were smaller, I however was never allowed to have a slotcartrack when I was young, so I got one with a vengeance, this is the Carrera-Exclusive-Diesel-battle-track with the Audi R10 and the Peugeot-counterpart from Le Mans.
Belgium is the country of beer, we've got more then 600 officially recognized brands of beer so no NARP-location would be complete without a bar :-) of course, since it's a NARP, we need to be able to play games there as well :-)
We've got slot-car-racing, but the real deal is downstairs in the Racez0ne. We had a 2-PC-setup with each pc connected to a homemade racingseat and a decent racingwheel ( Logitech G25 and Momo-wheel ). This was probably the setup that was most used over the weekend, and also the most amusing cam on tinychat to watch for the rest of the world :-)
Another z0ne that was added this year is the Rythm-z0ne, where 2 dance-mats and 2 fighting-arena's were available, also a PS2 and Dreamcast with lightgun, which turned out to be hugely succesfull :-)
To provide enough screens and consoles for some multiplayer HALO we set up this TV with 2 seats behing the GuitarHeroZ0ne:
and of course, the GuitarHeroz0ne itself (including a SEGA-mega-drive setup ):
To have people stay for 3 days, you need to provide some sleepingspace, so we have our own little-caming-ground going on:
And of course, 3 days of gaming, needs good food too, so we've got breakfast and dinner-arangements for all:
breakfast on Sunday:
Spaghetty-dinner on Saturday:
Of course, in the course of 3 days, you sometimes need to relax a little, so we watched the full AMV HELL-series, it's tip for all anime-lovers:
Finally I also got a pic of myself (mistic) at the EuroNARP:
Sadly the tournaments against the other NARPs went a bit to hell due to bad planning, but it was still amazingly fun to chat and watch the other NARPs in action, I really hope you all liked our 7 streams because we totally destroyed the internet at Teh Lair, so my brother and father will have almost no internet for another month, but as said before it was all worth it!!! Next time we'll just have to set up a better planning/calendar for the tournaments, but that's what we do it for, every time we learn stuff and try to improve on it for next time :-)
speaking of which, looks like our next "BIG" narp will be the one for my birthday in the weekend of the 19th of February ( EuroNARP3.5 ) so be sure to join our googlegroup ( as explained right there => ) and join the madness next time!
Also, here's a short vid of shitty quality that lets you experience the mainroom in action:
if the embed doesn't work for you, here's the full youtube-link:
So hope to see you all next time ;-)
mistic and Po0ky
PS: this is just a small selection of the pics available, for the full gallery, go here:
Alright! Just 10 more days before the EPIC EuroNARP takes place once more, the third anual EuroNARP is almost a go!
We can't wait to welcome all of you once again in Teh Lair!
We've been doing a hell of a lot of work in Teh Lair over the past year, it has become 3 times as big as it was 5 years ago when Po0ky and I officially opened the place with a LAN-party :-)
if you haven't registered yet with the googlegroup, do so now so you can get access to the address of this fabulous location and join us at the EuroNARP so you can experience the madness that is Teh Lair yourself and experience a whole other level of games!
10 more days and you can experience all of this and more :-)