Event planning for Gameday 39 is happening RIGHT NOW

Event planning and general chit-chat for Gameday 39 is now live on ENWorld.org. If you’re interested in running an event for Gameday 39, post your idea and we’ll get it on the schedule.

Event planning and companion thread for Chicago Gameday 39

Chicago Gameday 39 will be held on Sept 13th, 2014. Player registration will go live on Sept 2.

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Sign up to play games at Gameday 38

Event sign-up for Gameday 38 is now live.

Go to the Gameday 38 Warhorn site to sign up

Remember, Gameday 38 starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14th and is being hosted at Games Plus.

If you need help signing up, there are sign-up instructions on the ENWorld companion thread for Gameday 38.

Feel free to contact me or post in the companion thread if you have any questions or comments.

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Event planning has started for Chicago Gameday 38

If you’d like to run a game for us, post in our thread on ENWorld to submit your event.

Chicago Gameday 38 thread on ENWorld.com

Also, be aware that this thread will serve as both planning and general “chatter” thread for Gameday 38. The thread will remain open for the entire life-cycle of Gameday 38: planning, sign-up, and aftermath. Feel free to use it for any Gameday-38-related discussion.

Player registration will be handled via Warhorn.net. I will send out the link for the Gameday 38 Warhorn page once it’s been set up. Player registration will open on June 2 at 7pm.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Gameday 38 planning coming up; survey results

Gameday 38 Event Planning

Gameday 38 event planning starts next Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m. We’ll create a thread on ENWorld.org and prospective GMs can propose events there. The URL for the thread will be sent out at that time.

Remember: Gameday 38 is June 14, starting 9:30 a.m. at Games Plus in Mt. Prospect.

Satisfaction Survey Results

Over half the attendees of Gameday 37 responded to our satisfaction survey. Here are the results.

Over 85% of respondents rated the Warhorn sign-up experience as “Okay” to “Great”, and almost 50% said Warhorn would be their preferred method for signups in the future. Another 40% or so had no preference between Warhorn or the ENworld forums.

Ergo, we will be using Warhorn for player registration going forward. In addition, I will keep the ENworld planning thread open for sign-up chatter, as more than a few respondents said that was the one thing they missed about using the forums.

Our mailing list was also rated the most effective method for communicating Gameday news, with Facebook and the Gameday website tying for a distant second. Suffice it to say that I’ll continue to make use of Facebook and the like, but that the mailing list will continue to serve as our primary source.

Lastly, respondents overwhelmingly rated Gameday 37 as an excellent experience, which is always great to hear.

If, for any reason, you are not having an excellent experience at Gameday, please let me know — even during the event itself. I am at your service and will do whatever I can to make sure that you and your guests are comfortable and having fun.

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Gameday 37 using Warhorn.net for player sign-up

We are going to use Warhorn.net for player sign-up this time around.

Gameday 37 Warhorn page: https://warhorn.net/events/chicago-gameday-37

In order to sign up for Gameday 37 events, you’ll need to create a Warhorn account. Signing up with Warhorn is free. I would suggest that players and GMs set up an account prior to player registration, as there it’s possible there could be a delay in getting your account set up.

Why are we using Warhorn?

Chicago Gameday is one of the few — possibly the only — ENworld Gameday that still uses their forums for planning and registration. Given that our association with ENworld has been mostly in name for many years now, that ENworld has often been unavailable during player sign-up, and that a few people have encountered difficulty in registering with ENworld, we’ve decided that it’s time to start investigating other methods for administering our event.

The advantage to Warhorn is that registration is automated. There’s no need for me to manually monitor a forum thread and log sign-ups. Players will receive immediate confirmation of their sign-ups, and the roster will automatically track which events have seats available and which do not.

This is primarily an experiment. We’ll see how it goes this time around and then make a decision about whether to continue using Warhorn or find a different solution.

Feel free to respond to me with any questions or concerns you have.

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