That's right, all you mid-atlantic peeps, get ready for the latest and greatest NARP to occur since... well, the last NARP. It's November 4th, 5th, and 6th. Responses are flowing in, and it looks like this is going to be a very well attended NARP. Folks from every corner of the north-east are gonna make it, and if you're in the area, you should too.
As a host, there's nothing I want more than for people to have a good time, have plenty to eat, and have plenty of games to play. There's a lot of things that I can directly impact to make the party great. But one thing that makes a great NARP that I have no control over is attendance. Simply put: the more D-toiders under one roof, the more awesome it is. Why? Because D-toiders are simply the coolest of the cool when it comes to the video game community. All of the NARPs that I've ever attended have proven that over and over again. So if you're part of this community, and you live in the area, you owe it to yourself to be at the NARP, if only for one day if not the whole weekend.
Since the D-toid community grows continuously, here are some tips for new NARPers who want to get in on this shindig:
1) First and foremost, I can't stress this enough, subscribe to the dtoidbaltimoredc google group (http://groups.google.com/group/dtoidbaltimoredc
) to get every juicy detail about everything we do as a group, from NARPs to MAGFest and beyond. Hell, subscribe even if you're NOT coming to the NARP.
2) Come prepared: Comfy sleep locations are limited (although considerably expanded since the last NARP thanks to my moved-in gf's added furniture), so pack a sleeping bag and pillow just in case. Toothbrush and towel not required but highly recommended. Also, if you have any pet allergies, it's probably a good idea to pack some kind of anti-histamine...
3) Bring cool shit! Be it beverages you like to drink, or games you love to play, or that rare copy of Virtual Boy Space Invaders that I want to buy from you! There will be no less than seven TVs up and running, but you're welcome to bring your own TV/monitors and accompanying systems. I'm low on cool Xbox 360 and PS3 games, but I've got a plethora of everything from any generation before then. Extra food is also always welcome.
4) Just have fun. I guarantee that if this is the first time you come, you will be leaving with about 7 to 10 new friends that you didn't have before.
That's about all I can think of. Any other details that you need can be gotten directly from me, or through the google group. Hope to catch you there!