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Re: Meet up?

Post by Mystara » Mon May 26, 2014 3:49 pm

It's been a week since there was any further discussion on this.

Can we perhaps have someone to mastermind such a meet up, to poll the community, find out what, when, and where would be best and then to organise something?
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Re: Meet up?

Post by Kieran » Mon May 26, 2014 7:02 pm

Ok let's get the ball rolling on this then.

How about a trip to Thorpe Park on dates loosely around Halloween? It is a place we have visited in the past and seems to remain a fairly popular destination.

If people could give feed back on that as the basic idea, we can build on the dates and perhaps organise a non-park day for the same weekend.

edit: I may as well throw in Alton Towers in there, as an alternate choice. That has also been popular in previous years.
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Re: Meet up?

Post by Mystara » Mon May 26, 2014 7:04 pm

Sounds good to me.
As mentioned previously, I would recommend making it a full-weekend event.
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Re: Meet up?

Post by Gundrada » Mon May 26, 2014 7:08 pm

Thorpe Park is a bit of a sore point for me - I'll happily join in on other activities, but if I want to part with the best part of 30 quid to sit around and watch other people have fun, then the men in white coats might as well take me now.

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Kieran » Mon May 26, 2014 7:35 pm

*nods* Ok I get that.

My interest here is trying to find an 'alternate attraction' day, one which is away from the Park. So far Alton Towers seems the better option for that.

The Peaks are nearby and have many areas for accommodation. If we were to stay in an area such as that, then it opens up the possibility of a role playing event with organised games. It has kinda been done before for a Murder Mystery night.

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Gundrada » Mon May 26, 2014 7:38 pm

That sounds promising, plus with it being out of season, accommodation for the weekend would most likely be more reasonable.

It will also be quite chilly, mind you... so wrap up :)

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Kieran » Mon May 26, 2014 7:53 pm

Gundrada wrote:That sounds promising, plus with it being out of season, accommodation for the weekend would most likely be more reasonable.

It's a grand time of the year on the accommodation front. I know various places in the area which would be perfect for location and for gaming activities.

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Re: Meet up?

Post by GlennC81 » Mon May 26, 2014 8:32 pm

Sounds like an awesome plan. I'd be up for that! :)

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Re: Meet up?

Post by HStorm » Mon May 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Hallowe'en is on the Friday that week. (I'm going to see Knightmare Live just three days earlier, so that'd keep the week consistent, I suppose.) So what would we be looking at, Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd?
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Re: Meet up?

Post by Gundrada » Mon May 26, 2014 8:53 pm

I am not sure, but me being me, I'd probably make my way home on the Monday, TFL is abysmal at best on the weekends...

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Kieran » Tue May 27, 2014 9:53 am

The Scarefest at Alton Towers runs between 18th October and 2nd November this year.

If people are particularly interested in doing that, then we have 3 weekends right there to aim for. I do think the actual Halloween weekend itself will be the busiest.

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Re: Meet up?

Post by FoxyLF » Tue May 27, 2014 5:26 pm

I can't do park rides for various reasons, but a Murder Mystery idea sounds great. This would also be good if there's a train station nearby to the area for those of us without cars :)

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Mystara » Tue May 27, 2014 5:27 pm

We did a murder mystery a few years back.
It was very good, but it was expensive and very few people came.
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Re: Meet up?

Post by Gundrada » Tue May 27, 2014 10:13 pm

Mystara wrote:We did a murder mystery a few years back.
It was very good, but it was expensive and very few people came.
With social media being more prevalent and readily available, it'll be much more easier to reach more people, more quickly and raise awareness.

I didn't know about that event, but I am sure if other people in the community knew, the attendance would have been higher :P

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Kieran » Tue May 27, 2014 10:19 pm

Mystara wrote:We did a murder mystery a few years back.
It was very good, but it was expensive and very few people came.

The murder mystery I am referring to was one done entirely within the hostel we once stayed at.

I'll do a post shortly in regards to what the weekend could look like.

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