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DtoidMidwest is your #1 resource for NARP planning and general merrymaking in the Great Plains. What constitutes the Midwest, you ask? Well, for our purposes, we're including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, the Dakotas, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. We cast a pretty big net, I know. There's probably more to it than that, but we've never met anyone from anywhere else, so they might as well not exist.
Anyway, if you live near a corn field and want to meet some other Dtoiders, add DtoidMidwest to your friends list, join the Google group, check out our main Forum thread, and start talking to your fellow midwesterners! Rumor has it that we're actually the sexiest regional group, but don't tell DtoidSF. They get jealous.

Google group is here!
Also, Facebook!

Other regional groups for marginally less sexy people:
Austin
Australia
Baltimore / DC
Chicago
Cincinnati
Denver
LA
New England
New York
North Carolina
Portland
San Francisco
Seattle / Vancouver
Toronto
UK

So who else is in the Midwest?? Check below!
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This picture is half the reason I'm even doing this update.

So, one more update before the exciting events of this weekend begin. This year, I was super lazy about organizing what kind of gaming gear people would be bringing. I'll just say this: bring what you will want to play with people. That's the best I can do at this point, because I am a piece of shit right now. I know there's been chatter about this in the forum thread, so that's a good place to check out what's up.

A couple other things:

Can anyone brings tent(s), or an extra (nicer) tv? That would be super cool and I will give you a reach around.


I already owe one to this guy.

Thanks to Dtoiders digtastik and tokizy for the awesome images and probably breaking the law whilst causing traffic havok in Atlanta.
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So yeah, the 3rd Midwest NARP is next week! I have just about nothing planned, but I think it's all going to work out. Here's the list of people that are attending this year:


A
BUNCH
OF
FUCKING
PEOPLE

Seriously, I haven't kept up on shit.


Still want to attend? GO FOR IT! Really. If you have any questions about it or need directions or want to send me photoshopped pictures of kittens with your mum, you can email me at jonbloodspray AT gmail DOT com.

Aside from money for food and beer, you might want to bring about $30 for lazer tag.

Actually, everybody that's coming just go ahead and email so I can get an idea of the number

And hey, new to Dtoid and want to come party for a week? Show the fuck up and party.

Sorry if I seem apathetic about it, I'm not at all. I'm actually super excited to have so many of my favorite people in one place. I've just been super busy planning my move and working.

To reiterate: Party, my house, Toledo Ohio, next weekend, don't be afraid to come, email me or hit the forum thread for details.

If you have a secret crush you should make sure they are here as well, since the Midwest NARP tends to be a matchmaker.

Hope to see you all soon!

Random Picture:
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The first time he puked he didn't make it outside.

Just six weeks until the 3rd Dtoid Midwest NARP(June 22nd-24th)! If you haven't made plans to attend yet, you had better get on that because the time between now and then will fly by!

As usual, I'll start with the list of attendees:

ZombiePlatypus
ClownBaby
N7
Changston
Mr. Gobbldigook
Glitchy
Sir Legendhead
Gatsby
digtastik
Cataract
Diverse
BadStar

Did you know that this is also my going away party? I'm moving across the country 3 days after this so there will also be a bunch of my local friends stopping in all weekend.

Planning on coming? Hit me up for the address or get a flight into DTW. As of right now it doesn't seem like tents will be a necessity, but keep in mind that could end up being the case. You'll still need to bring sleeping stuff, as it's floor room only. Also, I have a dog, so if you're allergic or don't like dogs, be ready to deal with that.

In a couple weeks I'm going to set things up with the lazer tag place, so let me know if you plan on coming soon so I know how many people to tell them. As far as the Destrucathon goes, we're still working on that and I'll give you some details as soon as possible.

I also want to point out this thread, which provides details about the Oklahoma Video Game Expo. If you're out there in the middle of the midwest, this might be of interest to you.


As always, here's the Dtoid midwest forum thread, the forum thread for this event, the facebook group, and the Google group.

Any questions or comments can go in the links above, the comments below, or directly to me at jonbloodspray at gmail dot com.

Here is a random picture.



Hope you can make it!
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Something something something, racism. Also, cocks.

Hey hey hey! The 3rd Midwest NARP is just two months away! It's time for me to kick the planning into overdrive and get things rolling. I'm still planning on lazer tag, but I want to get a better idea of how many people are coming before I call the place for pricing. To that end, here is the current confirmed list.

ZombiePlatypus
ClownBaby
N7
Changston
Mr. Gobbldigook
Glitchy
Sir Legendhead
Gatsby
digtastik
Cataract
Diverse (Is he known by this at all anymore?)
NihonTiger (aka Brian Szabelski Tomopop Editor-in-Chief)


As far as traveling goes, I mentioned the Cleveland airport in previous updates. If you haven't already booked a flight, DO NOT book into cleveland. I misjudged the distance, and as I found out through my flight to PAX, a round trip to the airport takes almost five hours, whereas to Detroit and back is under two. If you've already booked into Cleveland I'll bite the bullet and deal with it, but if you have yet to buy a flight, go to Detroit or Toledo.

I'm still working on ideas for the Destructathon, and I think a couple of the rounds will be even more outlandish than last year, including the finale, which I am going to have to build. Yeah, build.


So looking for images of "fucking awesome building shit" led to some pretty horrifying shit, including a ton of gay sex and a skinned goats head in a bucket. Instead, a rainbow.

Fact rundown:
3rd Destructoid Midwest NARP
Location: Toledo, OH
Dates: June 22nd - 24th
Airports: Toledo (TOL) or Detroit (DTW)

Sleeping room is entirely floor space, so bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If we get too crowded we will have to do tents, or if that isn't your thing there's several hotels within 5 minutes. We aren't there yet though, so I'll hold off on information overload.

As always, here's the Dtoid midwest forum thread, the forum thread for this event, the facebook group, and the Google group.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions or comments! Email me at jonbloodsprayatgmaildotcom, leave comments below, or in any of the places linked above. Hope to hear from you soon, and can't wait til June!

Random picture:

I was surprised by how much I thought that could be me, aside from that I would never wear those shoes.
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Quick little pre-PAX update here. Who's going?! I kind of dropped the ball this year with getting a list of Midwesterners ready, but post in the comments and maybe we can all get together for a drink or something! I'll (Jon Bloodspray/Conor Elsea) be there from Thursday to Monday. Let's high five! Hope to see you there!

When I get back I'll be putting most of my effort into planning and pimping out the Dtoid Midwest NARP '12, so stay tuned for that.
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Like the movie that inspired this, the NARP will end with a flying train.

I won't even bother you guys with how bad of a regional manager and piece of shit procrastinator I am and just get right to the details.

This year, the 3rd annual Dtoid Midwest NARP will be June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th! The location will again be my (Jon Bloodspray) house in beautiful Toledo, Ohio. This years main event will be Lazer Tag! This place is located just minutes from my house, and is reasonably priced, loads of fun, and has been successfully operated for years.

I will punch the first asshole that starts shotgun rolling.

The Destructathon will be returning in full force, with an entirely new set of challenges. I will say though, the final round has already been decided. I hope you can drink. I'm also trying to plan a more formal opening, awards, and closing ceremony this year. Because hey, we're classy people.

So classy.

More information about events and stuff will be announced as I make it up.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you fly: Toledo has an airport, but it is often very expensive. (TOL)

Detroit-Metro (DTW) will more than likely be your best bet.

There is also Cleveland (CLE) but that's about 30 minutes farther away than Detroit.

If flyers could try to organize their arrival and departure times in the MIDWEST NARP FORUM THREAD, that would be awesome. You could also use the google group or the facebook page. I'd like to make as few trips to the airport as possible, but I'll obviously do whatever it takes to get people here.

If you drive: fucking google that shit.

That's all for now! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jonbloodspray AT gmail DOT com.


First GIS result for "just fucking get here".
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