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March to War III - March 2nd & 3rd @ Guardian Games

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Have just heard back from the venue, was able to secure another 4 tables, giving us a total of 32 spots. Was shooting for at least 5 more tables, but was informed that 4 was the max I could get.

I have updated the Sign-up list, and will continue anyone interested to get on the reserves list, in the event that a player has to drop.

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1 hour ago, Andrewgeddon said:

Have just heard back from the venue, was able to secure another 4 tables, giving us a total of 32 spots. Was shooting for at least 5 more tables, but was informed that 4 was the max I could get.

I have updated the Sign-up list, and will continue anyone interested to get on the reserves list, in the event that a player has to drop.

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We're less than a month away from the event! Reserves list has been updated (sorry for the delay!), so I thought I would post some reminders and clarifications!

-March to War III will be a 9th Age US Masters qualifying event! This is now noted in the current version of the event packet, found HERE.

-Lists are due February 23rd (by 11:59pm PST). Players who submit lists by the deadline will receive 5 bonus Battle Points towards their "Best General / Best Overall" scores, so get those lists in! Please make sure lists are legible, preferable typed rather than hand written. Army Builder or Battlescribe is fine, just make sure they are sent as a PDF and not a data file. Lists should be submitted to andrewgeddon@gmail.com

-Please review and familiarize yourself with the venue's policies, found HERE. As March to War will take place in Guardian Game's Critical Sip and Level-Up areas, the event is 21+. Make sure you know the store's age restriction, beverage, and parking policies prior to arriving.

-Entry fee PayPal email is NOT the same as the list submission email! To pay for your entry fee, please send $30 via PayPal to:

Lcnecro@hotmail.com

When submitting payment, please also submit your name (first and last) and a note for "March to War entry fee." Refunds will be given up until March 1st if you are unable to make it, however as entry fees are actively being spent in order to secure venue rental fees, trophies, printing, and other necessities for the event, please allow up to 14 days for a refund.

-If you find yourself unable to make the event, please let me know as soon as possible! I hope everyone will be able to, but life happens! In the event of a player dropping, I will contact players from the "Reserves" list in the order that they appear to see if they wish to fill the spot.

Looking forward to March!

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 10:29 PM, Andrewgeddon said:

policies
 

Wow. I did not know that I could park across the street. That makes me 40% more likely to go to GG for something. Normally I wouldn't go unless I was walking in the area... (pretty rarely, but not never).

Also, the water bottle policy is strange. I can't bring my own water? Or I have to leave it with the bartender... I understand the rule but I've never seen one like it before. I also don't get out much.

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1 hour ago, valourunbound said:

Also, the water bottle policy is strange. I can't bring my own water? Or I have to leave it with the bartender... I understand the rule but I've never seen one like it before. I also don't get out much.

Ya, the no water bottle thing is kind of weird. 

OLCC is pretty brutal. But, interestingly enough, it does require that GG offers us at least 5 "substantial meal options" during all hours that they also serve alcohol. I think this means that the food cart outside the store (which I assume is their "on premises food source") must remain open as long as they are serving alcohol. So its tacos on demand!

What I dont see in the OLCC documentation is anything about drinking water. But hey, beer is mostly water, so I think they have us covered 😄

 

 

 

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Preventing people from furnishing alcohol to minors was one reason we were given in my DPSST course, the other was to prevent people from taking alcohol out for themselves.

You’re allowed to drink in a bar, not your car or out in public, and there are indeed people who would pour a couple of shots into a water bottle and then leave the bar... Because people are dumb and alcohol makes dumb people even dumber.

These laws also have to be written in a uniform way and applied equally to everyone. Every rule that Guardian Games has to comply with also applies to McMennamin’s, Red Robin, the Kit Kat Club, and the VFW Hall. A rule that makes a lot of sense in one venue might seem counterproductive or flat-out nonsensical in another. There’s a whole big section on “minor entertainers,” for example, that is meant to cover 17-20 year old strippers, but it’s also going to have to be applied to the 19 year old drummer in the bar band, because that’s how the law works.

Bottomline, for people patronizing these places and not running them, is just comply with the posted rules or anything you’re asked to do by the staff. The OLCC comes down hard on any violations they catch and it came mean financial ruin for a small business.

Wargaming is an expensive hobby to begin with, we should all be able to set aside $10 to buy bottled water from the store throughout the course of the day.

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1 hour ago, Ish said:

Preventing people from furnishing alcohol to minors was one reason we were given in my DPSST course, the other was to prevent people from taking alcohol out for themselves.

You’re allowed to drink in a bar, not your car or out in public, and there are indeed people who would pour a couple of shots into a water bottle and then leave the bar... Because people are dumb and alcohol makes dumb people even dumber.

These laws also have to be written in a uniform way and applied equally to everyone. Every rule that Guardian Games has to comply with also applies to McMennamin’s, Red Robin, the Kit Kat Club, and the VFW Hall. A rule that makes a lot of sense in one venue might seem counterproductive or flat-out nonsensical in another. There’s a whole big section on “minor entertainers,” for example, that is meant to cover 17-20 year old strippers, but it’s also going to have to be applied to the 19 year old drummer in the bar band, because that’s how the law works.

Bottomline, for people patronizing these places and not running them, is just comply with the posted rules or anything you’re asked to do by the staff. The OLCC comes down hard on any violations they catch and it came mean financial ruin for a small business.

Wargaming is an expensive hobby to begin with, we should all be able to set aside $10 to buy bottled water from the store throughout the course of the day.

Good to know! As I mentioned in my rules pack and on a number of my posts, players should be familiar and abide by all store policies during the event. I don't have any reason to anticipate this being an issue. If the budget allows,  I may be able to provide a limited supply of water to the players.

Important to note, there is complementary water available on site (bathroom faucets), and outside beverage containers are allowed,  just not in the 21+ areas.

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You can usually find a 24-pack of store brand bottled water at Wal-Mart, Costco, or even 7-11 for under $10... Sometimes under $5! 

If I were organizing an event like this in the warmer months of the year, I’d probably make picking one up a standard part of event prep. Probably not such a big deal In February...

The Guardian Games staff are all pretty on the ball and genuinely helpful people. I’m sure most of the locals coming will know what to do already and any out-of-towners who accidentally bring an outside beverage will get a “Hey, excuse me, but...” rather than a “EXTERMINATE THE HERETIC!” 

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16 hours ago, Andrewgeddon said:

Important to note, there is complementary water available on site (bathroom faucets), and outside beverage containers are allowed,  just not in the 21+ areas.

Some of the finest bathroom faucet water in the country I might add!

They also have like 18 beers to choose from (mostly bottled of course), but a handful on tap. Pretty incredible for a game store.

 

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