BaronHelix wrote:Xenu Cruise wrote:Hi everybody,
My wife and I are new to nerdNYC and to gaming in general. We are interested in attending the recess as there are a couple of boardgames being played that we'd like to try. Is Recess kind to new players or should it be for more experienced players only? Also, what is the likelihood that the games we want to play are filled up before we are able to join? I'm not exactly sure how the sign-up process works...
Thanks for the help.
Recess attendees are exceptionally kind to new people. As to getting into the game of choice, it is hard to say. When you show up, you draw a lottery ticket for your number in line to sign up. Even a high number can still get what you want if it doesn't turn out to be a game that draws big for some reason. Be sure to mention at the table that you are planning to sign up together, because they can give you one ticket for both of you. Actually, I can only assume this is still true. It happened last Recess, and seemed to work well so I doubt it would be stopped.
Everything BaronHelix said. In quick review:
- Recess is very friendly to new people and new gamers. If a game isn't friendly to new gamers, it won't be included in Recess' schedule.
- Doors open at 11am. I would recommend showing up around 10:30am just to be safe.
- When you pay admission, you will be given a semi random number. The earlier you pay, the better.
- Even if your number is high, that doesn't mean you won't get into the game of your choice. Plenty of people still do. Depends on the game.
- That said, it's a safe bet to have at least 3 games you are interested in.
- If you are coming to Recess with a significant others and/or dependent, tell the staff when you pay admission. They will add a +1 to your number so you can sign up for games together.
- If you want to play a specific boardgame but don't get into it, approach the person running the game (their game table will be on the schedule) and ask if they would be interested in running the game later that day in an open gaming table.
Does that help?
Let us know if you have any other questions.