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Title: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 07, 2020, 08:03:06 PM
EDIT TO ADD: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21/)

Current schedule draft:  22 DEC 11pm EST (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21-events/)

Looking like

FRI 15 JAN
SAT 16 JAN
SUN 17 JAN (if we get enough events)

for our next Dragoons Online Convention

And we need a better name for it



So far, LNLP, Academy, The Wargaming Company, and DGS Games are slated to be involved, and we'll no doubt add some more


Start blocking off some time now, and more details will be released as we get them fleshed out.
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: rickbill on November 18, 2020, 11:32:49 PM
not happy with DOC?


how about Armchair Dragoons' Virtual Muster? or Online Muster?  I thought for awhile you
called it the ADVA (Armchair Dragoons' Virtual Assembly)


Dragoons' Online Gathering (DOG)?


I'm sure someone can come up with something clever.



Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: bbmike on November 19, 2020, 07:52:10 AM
ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: tuna on November 21, 2020, 05:54:28 PM
ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention

 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: Staggerwing on November 21, 2020, 10:13:46 PM
How about Armchair Wars?
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: bob48 on November 22, 2020, 10:49:49 AM
^ That wins it for me  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: bbmike on November 22, 2020, 01:37:22 PM
'cept you really need to work the word 'convention' or 'con' in there. Otherwise people will think HBO is bringing back a riff on Star Wars again.  :whistle:
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: rickbill on November 22, 2020, 07:04:51 PM
ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention


 :bigthumb:  from me too!
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: mirth on November 24, 2020, 03:37:40 PM
And we need a better name for it

The Bore Wars
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 24, 2020, 03:47:41 PM
Attack of the Killer Zs?
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: bbmike on November 24, 2020, 04:31:21 PM
And we need a better name for it

The Bore Wars

 :o
Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: mirth on November 24, 2020, 06:24:15 PM
Is that you, John Wayne?

I'm more of a Gary Cooper type.
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: bbmike on November 24, 2020, 06:24:39 PM
 8)
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: Staggerwing on November 24, 2020, 06:28:51 PM
Mirth!

Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: Martok on November 24, 2020, 09:10:50 PM
Is that you, John Wayne?

I'm more of a Gary Cooper type.

And here I'd always figured you more for a Roy Rogers fan. 





Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: Hazdrubal on November 25, 2020, 06:24:42 PM
JAOC (pronounced JAY-OCK)
Just Another Online Convention

OR

YAADOC (Yad-ock)
Yet Another Armchair Dragoons Online Convention
Title: Re: 15-17 January 2021 - Next Dragoons Con (and we need a better name)
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 25, 2020, 06:31:42 PM
Weekend in the Saddle

(that could have many connotations with THIS group, mind)
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 20, 2020, 11:08:45 AM
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21/)
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 20, 2020, 11:38:55 AM
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21/)

Quote
Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention (ACDC) January 2021

that took me a minute, lol
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 20, 2020, 12:01:29 PM
It should probably be the ACDDC but that doesn't roll off the tongue

And while the ADD-C is accurate in describing y'all, it's not really our best foot forward
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bob48 on December 20, 2020, 01:29:55 PM
Thunderstruck.
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 20, 2020, 10:11:21 PM
Aw aww aw AWW aw aw WAAA waa

Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bob48 on December 21, 2020, 06:05:23 AM
Exactly.
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Martok on December 21, 2020, 07:27:48 AM
Okay, now it's stuck in my head.  Therefore, I have to post this: 





Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2020, 08:41:44 AM
neither of you *needed* to post either of those
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Barthheart on December 21, 2020, 09:50:07 AM
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2020, 10:13:51 AM


the fact that a bunch of people in US uniforms are performing a song by an artist who repeatedly, openly called for the killing of US troops on stage is, quite frankly, the height of embarrasment
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2020, 10:14:35 AM
It's also a significantly unnecessary derailment of what's supposed to be the discussion thread for the rest of the world to come join us to discuss the ACDC :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bob48 on December 21, 2020, 10:22:44 AM
My apologies - I had no idea about that. I will remove it.
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2020, 10:51:21 AM
My apologies - I had no idea about that. I will remove it.
Not nearly as many people *do* know as should.  They heard a catchy lyric and saw a goofy dance in a shiny suit and ran with it.
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Martok on December 22, 2020, 12:00:55 AM
I was not aware of that either.  :buck2:  Bleh. 



Back to topic:  Any idea when the schedule for events will be available?  (In time for when registration opens next week, hopefully?) 


Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 22, 2020, 08:46:06 AM
Schedule should be up by WED 12/23
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 22, 2020, 01:01:15 PM
Hey Trekkies!

We've got an Axanar scenario for Squadron Strike on Sunday!

What's that you say?
You don't know anything about Squadron Strike?
Why didn't we think of that?!


Oh yeah, we did!
You can learn to play either Friday evening, or Saturday afternoon, and then join the Sunday Axanar game!
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Martok on December 22, 2020, 04:51:35 PM
That...actually sounds like fun.  Damn you, sir. 

(Seriously, though, that's pretty cool.) 


Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 22, 2020, 11:04:20 PM
First draft of the schedule
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21-events/
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 22, 2020, 11:51:02 PM
First draft of the schedule
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21-events/

Who wants to build the BGG geeklist of all of the games we've got that weekend?
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 23, 2020, 12:07:30 PM
First draft of the schedule
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/acdc-jan-21-events/

Who wants to build the BGG geeklist of all of the games we've got that weekend?

Can it just be done by me as a user or do I need to be logged in, into an AD account (if there is one)?

All the games are listed in the schedule in the link above?

Do you have a title in mind, or a description in mind, to include in the listing? Or just go for it?
Title: Re: The ACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 23, 2020, 12:57:08 PM
Can it just be done by me as a user or do I need to be logged in, into an AD account (if there is one)?
There is no AD account, so anyone can do it

All the games are listed in the schedule in the link above?
We're still adding games, but that's a pretty good start for them

Do you have a title in mind, or a description in mind, to include in the listing? Or just go for it?
Title would be something like "Games at The ACDC January 2021" or something.  Have to specify which ACDC in case we reuse the name down the line.

But otherwise, just go for it :)
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 23, 2020, 01:40:19 PM
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/280507/games-featured-acdc-armchair-dragoons-digital-conv

I realized late in the list that you might have just wanted a game listed once with the event times/days in that listing, but this made more sense to me going in.

Let me know if anything needs changing or fleshing out.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Hazdrubal on December 23, 2020, 02:36:34 PM
Is there a cut off date for GM submission?

I might try and run something If I can stream it to an acceptable standard.

My youtube test streams were pretty choppy.


Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 23, 2020, 02:45:52 PM
@Brant - note that I changed the first item (Freeblades) to be a little more info-friendly. Let me know if you like that format and I'll make the changes to the rest of them.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 23, 2020, 03:50:45 PM
Is there a cut off date for GM submission?

Events will be locked down and final on 4 January

Not everyone will be streaming to YouTube, but most folks will at least stream through Discord for other attendees to check out.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 23, 2020, 03:53:21 PM
@Brant - note that I changed the first item (Freeblades) to be a little more info-friendly. Let me know if you like that format and I'll make the changes to the rest of them.


Looks good.

You need to remove the one for "Last One Standing" b/c that's not the actual game Ryan is running.  His is a different game that's not yet been picked up by a publisher, and probably isn't in the BGG database.  That one just won't be on the geeklist, but it'll be OK
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 23, 2020, 04:44:20 PM
Done, and I will redo the listings per the first one as time allows.

Keep an eye on it though as there's questions being asked already. :)
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 23, 2020, 05:54:18 PM
Ok, I've updated the list and made sure it was all consistent. If I've missed anything or you need any additions/subtractions/edits, let me know.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bubbah on December 28, 2020, 08:14:36 AM
Is there a Discord server up yet?
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 28, 2020, 09:45:57 AM
Is there a Discord server up yet?

Not yet - later today when the schedule gets pieced together it'll be opened to registered members
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 28, 2020, 09:15:13 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/badge-sales-now-open-for-the-acdc/
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 29, 2020, 06:07:12 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feature/event-registration-now-open-for-the-acdc/

Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Hatricvs on December 31, 2020, 04:38:13 AM
I doesn't look like you can pay via PayPal on the registration site. Don't fancy just giving CC details direct to the events site. Any thoughts on whether this might change in the future. I was going to register but this has put me off for now!
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 31, 2020, 06:52:23 AM
I doesn't look like you can pay via PayPal on the registration site. Don't fancy just giving CC details direct to the events site. Any thoughts on whether this might change in the future. I was going to register but this has put me off for now!

We have no way to change the payment tools from the scheduling & registration site.  It's a third party set of software that we use to keep the schedules straight & build all the channels we need in Discord.

Sorry  :'(
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Hazdrubal on January 02, 2021, 04:34:17 PM
You can do what I did and get a small pre paid credit card (25 was the smallest I could find), and use that.

If there is any money left on it you can send a paypal invoice to yourself.

Haz
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: mirth on January 02, 2021, 04:56:40 PM
You can do what I did and get a small pre paid credit card (25 was the smallest I could find), and use that.

If there is any money left on it you can send a paypal invoice to yourself.

Haz

You could have probably done it through Paypal without the prepaid CC. A Paypal Key acts as a virtual credit card tied to your Paypal Wallet balance:

https://www.paypal.com/us/smarthelp/article/what-is-paypal-key-and-where-can-i-use-it-faq4240

The key generates a number that acts like a CC and is accepted as a Mastercard.

Paypal isn't really any more secure than other credit services, it's just convenient. Merchants often avoid using it because Paypal has historically charged some of the highest merchant fees in the payment processing industry.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bbmike on January 02, 2021, 05:24:03 PM
Dang, I didn't know Paypal had that option.  :o
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Hazdrubal on January 02, 2021, 08:03:18 PM
That paypal key must be a thing available to Amercans, or at least is not something that shows up in Paypal Canada .
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: tuna on January 05, 2021, 10:52:40 AM
I doesn't look like you can pay via PayPal on the registration site. Don't fancy just giving CC details direct to the events site. Any thoughts on whether this might change in the future. I was going to register but this has put me off for now!

Last time I ordered a 25 dollar gift card from Amazon to pay for it. Then just put the remainder of the money in my Amazon funds (like a gift card).
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: LetsPlayHistory on January 08, 2021, 04:05:56 PM
PayPal key is also not available in Germany either.

How would using an Amazon gift card work? What would you fill in as CVC?
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 08, 2021, 04:18:41 PM
PayPal key is also not available in Germany either.

How would using an Amazon gift card work? What would you fill in as CVC?

What people were doing was buying a prepaid credit card, like you often find at the supermarket. Once you use it for registration, you take the balance and use it for an Amazon purchase or to buy yourself some kind of gift card to convert it to something you would actually use
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: LetsPlayHistory on January 08, 2021, 05:05:06 PM
I see. Seems again not be that common in Germany. ;D Just compelled a friend of mine to use his credit card and am registered now.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 08, 2021, 05:10:36 PM
alles gutes!
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Hazdrubal on January 10, 2021, 04:16:20 PM
Is the discord server up?
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 10, 2021, 09:45:19 PM
Is the discord server up?

if you're registered for the convention, then check your email :)
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 12, 2021, 09:06:30 PM
Just added 2 games of Pacific Tide w/ Greg Smith

SAT 2pm
SUN 2pm

Both 2 hours, on VASSAL
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 15, 2021, 10:30:57 AM
So you're late in registering for #TheACDC & joining the Armchair Dragoons for this weekend's fun?   
   
No worries!   
   
The following events still have at least some seats available & are just waiting for you to join in >>   

www.tinyurl.com/ACDC2021
   
Today / Friday
   
 
Saturday
   
 
Sunday!
   

(all times US Eastern)
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 16, 2021, 06:23:24 PM
Livestreams for the events

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/events/cons/livestreaming-the-acdc/
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: judgedredd on January 17, 2021, 02:56:54 AM
Any chance you could reiterate the time zone (I say reiterate because no doubt it's mentioned somewhere)

Thanks

Nevermind - just seen it's US Eastern
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bob48 on January 17, 2021, 06:41:59 AM
I've been following what I can on the Discord channel.
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 17, 2021, 09:18:41 AM
Any chance you could reiterate the time zone (I say reiterate because no doubt it's mentioned somewhere)

Thanks

Nevermind - just seen it's US Eastern

Yeah, and we've got games that start at 10am and noon US Eastern, so that's well before your bedtime  :biggrin:

I've been following what I can on the Discord channel.

yours too!   :hehe:
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 18, 2021, 10:48:33 AM
Thanks to everyone who made this past weekend so much fun. I hope everyone had a chance to get some games in and enjoyed the best kind of convention we could deliver under the circumstances
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: tuna on January 18, 2021, 11:16:11 AM
Thanks to everyone who made this past weekend so much fun. I hope everyone had a chance to get some games in and enjoyed the best kind of convention we could deliver under the circumstances

Great job Brant, now I have to explain to the wife, those packages arriving in the mail  :-[
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Davout on January 18, 2021, 11:25:50 AM
- Thank you very much Brant. I had a great time in my second ACDC. A designer like David Thompson with his By Stealth and Sea was my best moment of the weekend.
Also thanks to Cyrano, of course, and to Tim, Karl, Dave and to Scott Moore and his infinite patience.  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: thecommandtent on January 18, 2021, 08:19:24 PM
Thanks to everyone who made this past weekend so much fun. I hope everyone had a chance to get some games in and enjoyed the best kind of convention we could deliver under the circumstances

Thanks for running it and all the work you put in to it. Looking forward to the next one!

Thanks to everyone who made this past weekend so much fun. I hope everyone had a chance to get some games in and enjoyed the best kind of convention we could deliver under the circumstances

Great job Brant, now I have to explain to the wife, those packages arriving in the mail  :-[

You and me both!
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2021, 08:14:59 PM
Some very nice words from attendee Andrew Bucholtz about The ACDC on this podcast episode, starting around the 15-minute mark or so

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-naesg-f81333

Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bbmike on January 20, 2021, 08:55:40 PM
Some very nice words from attendee Andrew Bucholtz about The ACDC on this podcast episode, starting around the 15-minute mark or so

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-naesg-f81333

More like the 18:22 mark.  8)
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 20, 2021, 09:23:38 PM
More like the 18:22 mark.  8)

or so
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Martok on January 20, 2021, 10:14:05 PM
While I think I've long understood it on an instinctual level, I only just now consciously realized that one of the reasons I've always felt at home here is our collective predilection for pedantry.  :P 

Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2021, 04:15:18 PM
Some nice words for us from The Boardgames Chronicle

https://theboardgameschronicle.com/2021/01/23/playing-last-one-standing-by-ryan-heilman-dave-shaw-during-acdc-digital-convention/
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bob48 on January 23, 2021, 04:31:13 PM
Excellent  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 23, 2021, 11:16:11 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/events/cons/the-acdc-the-after-action-report/
Title: Re: #TheACDC - Armchair Dragoons Digital Convention - 15-17 January
Post by: Martok on January 24, 2021, 12:07:25 AM
Nice.  :)