BlueEagle
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March 4th, 2017 at 12:50:44 PM permalink
I can show up for anything that isn't during the day on a weekday. I attended last year and would be content to repeat the dinner at Triple 7.

I know it will be impossible to get a consensus on a gaming activity. $1/$2 NLTH poker was the gaming event last year. The socialization was fun but the game wasn't everybody's cup of tea. I'd like to play a table game against the house. I enjoyed watching a group play Pai Gow after the G2E dinner a couple of years ago and think something like that would be fun. Again, I know there probably isn't one thing that everybody will want to do.
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March 4th, 2017 at 1:43:19 PM permalink
The gaming choice has often been between poker and craps because of the better chances of getting more of our group together on a table. I'm not a poker player, but I did join the game at the initial WoVCon.

I would try to make the argument for craps that (1) the game allows each player to wager at the level they are comfortable with and (2) we wouldn't be in a situation where we are trying to take money from each other. However, others here could/would point out my bias, since craps is my personal favorite casino game.

I will note that last year we had a large group and split up, with some playing poker and others going to the craps pit at the same casino.
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March 4th, 2017 at 1:49:06 PM permalink
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My personal suggestion is that we imitate what we did last year: Main Street Station Triple 7 pub in the early evening on Saturday.



I second that.
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March 11th, 2017 at 7:25:15 PM permalink
Maybe I should make a separate thread for this but I'd like to propose an obviously optional activity before dinner.

Somewhere I wrote that I wanted to solve the 5x5x5 Rubik's Cube on a unicycle before the end of the year. Well, I'm ready now! I propose to do it in the 3rd Street alley between the D and Four Queens at 5:00 on Saturday, 4/22. As far as I know from searching YouTube and the Guinness Book web site, it is has never been done before. So I would like to get as many witnesses as possible.

I'm sure somebody will propose a bet but I must say that I'm pretty confident I can do it. I'd set the over/under on my time at 12 minutes but I discourage betting on it.

Whose up for it?!
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March 12th, 2017 at 3:21:55 AM permalink
Wizard,

Do you envision this only being a valid attempt if, once you mount (or whatever it's called) the unicycle, you must not put a foot down until the cube is solved or it doesn't count? Just curious.
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March 12th, 2017 at 2:02:34 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Somewhere I wrote that I wanted to solve the 5x5x5 Rubik's Cube on a unicycle before the end of the year. Well, I'm ready now! I propose to do it in the 3rd Street alley between the D and Four Queens at 5:00 on Saturday, 4/22.


I can be there as a witness with video documentation. Are you proposing to do this on the south side of Fremont St, literally between D and Four Queens? I suggest that 3rd St on the north side of Fremont St would be better for a small group to gather. Plenty of room with no automobile traffic.

Thinking about that location, now I'm craving a Sausage and Stout at Pizza Rock. Hmm, I think they have a room big enough for our group :D
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March 12th, 2017 at 2:56:41 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I propose to do it in the 3rd Street alley between the D and Four Queens at 5:00 on Saturday, 4/22.

I won't be there, but I would suggest across the street, in the alley between Fremont St and Downtown Grand.

Not only are you more likely to get foot traffic and spectators, but the street is actually a sidewalk there. Seems like it would easier to ride the unicycle on that nice sidewalk, particularly since you'll be distracted working on the cube.

Just my 2¢. Keep the change.
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March 12th, 2017 at 4:50:32 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Do you envision this only being a valid attempt if, once you mount (or whatever it's called) the unicycle, you must not put a foot down until the cube is solved or it doesn't count? Just curious.



That is correct.
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March 12th, 2017 at 4:52:04 PM permalink
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I won't be there, but I would suggest across the street, in the alley between Fremont St and Downtown Grand.



Please watch this video to see what happened when I tried to do the same challenge with a regular Rubik's Cube there.

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March 13th, 2017 at 8:09:35 PM permalink
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Please watch this video to see what happened when I tried to do the same challenge with a regular Rubik's Cube there.

Bummer. But if it makes you feel better, I'm a little dizzy from watching it!
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