I have gone to play at Sunshine and I have always had such a great time playing my character in the adventure, that I do not even focus on the appearance of the location. I have no problem going, or inviting anyone to go check out Sunshine. I thank those individuals who take the time to organize games, DM games and involve new player to the world of D&D (like myself). If my help could ever come to be needed to help motivate more people in Miami to play D&D, I will be more than happy to lend a helping voice or hand.
Hello everyone, I will be back from my hiatus LATE tomorrow and see that quite a contraversy has developed. I have to say that for a not so recent newbie to remind us of involvement, organizing, and just generally helping out since I know this person helps out when she can- is just shameful to those who prefer to bicker and don't contribute to the ideal of a greater gaming community. This person has a fresh perspective of our gaming areas and even though it is 1 person, still as a girl she express's things in a female manner and we all know how girl's like things clean because most guys are slob's, so pay attention.
The new shelves open Sunshine a lot. Sunshine is good enough for me to drive over an hour to play. Sunshine is hard core RPG and war gaming which I like I wish I was closer so I could come to more game days.
I went to outland 1 time and they had a very small selection of RPG material. It seems that place focuses more on collectible and comics. I am not saying this is bad it is just a different kind of store. Both are fine for gaming but I prefer Sunshine.
Here is another prespective and someone from beyond Miami itself who looks foward to game with us Miami gamers, in fact Richard has become a standard "Miami" gamer for us and is a welcome addition to our community-- thanks for your input Richard it is much appreciated in these times!!!!
Maybe one day Ramon can forgive & forget as he has a big heart and make it to play with us as we all miss his presence at the Gameday's. Even Joel has expressed concern for his absence- C'mon Ramon, be the better man and join us at Sunshine, we want you to keep us company.
Our 2004 showing of WiPoU I believe when Raymon took the helm due to unfortunate circumstances, showed that one person, when they have the drive and the ideas to do so, can put together an awesome convention and prove that gaming is not dead here in Miami.
I remember this time very vividly and I'm glad to say that Ramon was willing to spearhead the operation, but don't misteak the fact that you & he were the only persons involved in that setup. Even though the original crew could not organize the Con that particular year, we helped Ramon in the background doing things in an unofficial manner. He was very dedicated to making things work out in the end and we sure as hell thank him for that, also MAGO being created that year was fantastic.
I believe that the Summoning is going to be a test run for us for WiPoU 2007 and we are going to have to try real hard (and start super early) to begin setting up for this project. Really people complain about coming to Miami and with good reason, we've got hardly any room, hotel's are far and few between with good quality and won't steal your damn frickin' laptops and phones... And they complain about the drive down (Even though its the same distance for us to go to Tallahassee but we'll keep quiet since we're going to TriCon).
So hopefully we'll pull together for the Summoning and we'll get to see a great showing of Living Arcanis/Blackmoor/Living Greyhawk and run a good con.
We need to begin work on the summoning as of now so Albert, Peter, Rene, and all you others be ready as we will be commencing this project right away. I know that many of you have commitments coming up , but we need to take the time however small to form our group ONCE AGAIN to get this running, I will be expecting things from each of you no exception, please don't post what things you have to commit to as we know that they are important-just post what you what to contribute even if it may not reach what you may be capable of doing. Lets get this show on the road and show the RPGA community why Miami is such a kick-ass place to go for gaming.
So when should planning for WiPoU begin? Rene?
This is for Triad members,writer's, and Tallahassee to worry about this year, we will get our turn next year!!!!!
Now obviously not everyone has the time to put in effort to make a change. We have work and or significant others that take up our time.
Hello albert, I have to say that you have been missed in our circle of playing and I know you now have someone and work sometimes can be a bitch, but DAMMIT!!! I plan to get you for a game this week so here is your notice and when I call you in the next 2 days let me know when would be a good time this coming week!!!
Hey Rene, I tried giving Joel a second chance as I've said before. He used that opportunity to harrass me in his store when I went there a few years back to "give him a chance to prove he's cleaned up". He made his choice with me, let him rot in his bed he made. Either way, his little shop is of no consequence to me these days.
PS: Outland rocks, support Mark.
I dont sponsor games right now. I am talking about walking into a store to buy things, and not needing a shower upon leaving. I am talking about ok customer service, not like what I heard recently about the kid who walked in and saw a girl behind the counter..( who is this girl?). The kid said he was just looking and was told to come back when he had money. Shocking? No. Everyone has had a Sunshine crappy customer service issue. Some people just don't realize it, and as far as sponsoring games, its a choice of the organizers to go to Sunshine. Why not go to Mark at Outland and sponser the game there. But apparently we are going to stick with the sterotypical gamer aversion to cleanliness, order, and air conditioning. I mean all Outland has to offer is an cooperative owner, space, parking, no mold in the air, KFC/Longjohn Silver across the way, Coldstone a door away, and a Bonefish Grill at the corner. Ick! No instead give them no parking, a class c McDonalds, and well....Sunshine. Yeah!
Hey we can't convince everyone but you know the one who loses out is them so let them stay with their decision. We will continue to make a great time for everyone to play and by the way Outland is maybe 2 minutes from my house and I'm not excluding mark at all- hell I like the guy but as Rene said only a select few take the time to travel there and the majority prefer sunshine boy's and girl's so there you have it.
I wish someone would sponser gamedays there, I could get off my tuff and play more than organize because believe it or not folks- organizing is the main thing I seem to be in charge of and playing second. I enjoy this game and want everyone to prosper and become kick-ass, so let's see what becomes of this NOW!!!!!!