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Camp Nerdly
« on: May 19, 2009, 02:16:57 AM »
Have any of you heard of or gone to Camp Nerdly before? I found out about it last summer and was thinking of going this year but I can't make it. Funds are tight for the drive down and I really want to make GenCon and Con on the Cob (a local con in October).

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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 10:25:25 PM »
It's just on the other side of DC for me (I live in Baltimore), so I'm seriously considering going.  I'll know for sure a little later this week.
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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 01:39:53 PM »
I've seen the "One cool thing I saw at Camp Nerdly" video from last year and it looked like a lot of fun, but it is a long drive from Ohio. If they plan on having it next year I'll have to put it in my must-do list.

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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 04:33:37 PM »
Well, now I know for sure.  I'm going.  Paid the entrance fee last night and started planning what I'm going to do when I get there.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun.  I NEVER do mini-cons, and this one seems particularly cool.
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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 06:33:59 PM »
I don't think any of the three of us will be thre, but the 5th gameologist, Robert Bohl, has said that he is likely to go.

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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 05:22:32 PM »
Camp Nerdly 3 was a really, really good time.  I met some really awesome people, played some great games, and communed with a chipmunk.  Great stuff all around.

The new "Cool thing at Camp Nerdly" is up; I'm not in it because my sleep-deprived brain completely failed me on Sunday when Jason Morningstar was coming around with the camera.  Nevertheless, I'm sure it's awesome and I'll watch it when I get home tonight.   :p  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtUnRSZO0Xk

Gaming highlights:

Bill White ran his Spirit of the Century con-game called "Rex Rich and the Warlord of Mars".  It played a little more Nar then I'm used to playing/running SotC, which I can't say was a surprise, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Ryan Macklin ran Mythender for a few of us, and it was a chest-thumping, testosterone dripping blast!  I got to land the killing blow on the Midgard Serpent, using the Last Emperor of Rome (on a chain).  Definitely a first for me, and it made my Pocket Awesome Meter (TM) overheat and explode.

Chad Underkoffler ran a Space Opera hack of PDQ#, and it was the highlight of the con for me.  I plan to run S7S this weekend, and having the game designer run a game for you is invaluable for learning how the game is meant to be played.  If I can bring even a fraction of the awesome to the table that we did on Saturday night I will have a happy bunch of players come Friday.

And Robert Bohl?  Never play Jungle Speed against him for money.  He's a goddamned shark.
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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2009, 08:32:28 PM »
That is so awesome you went Shoggoth!  You were like the BG ambassador there!  I definitely hope to make it some year.
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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2009, 02:36:13 PM »
After seeing that "One cool thing..." video on YouTube I have to make sure to put Camp Nerdly on my schedule next time it comes around. It looked like a blast.

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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 10:43:35 PM »
I played Jungle Speed with you, man? Who were you? You didn't id yourself!

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Re: Camp Nerdly
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 12:41:04 AM »
I played Jungle Speed with you, man? Who were you? You didn't id yourself!

I was sitting directly to your right, next to Buddha.  You accused ME of being a shark.  Totally not though.

You're right, I totally should have called myself out.  It was a lot of new people though, and I'm not...good...at that open socialization thing.
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