Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by Paulmchurd » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:39 pm

First time attending... What is nuts, annilater and civil war?

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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by Derek Dudge » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:53 am

So if it does snow it's looking like I'm coming on the train, yikes early start but there's one that gets there about half 9 so should be ok.

One way or another robot combat shall be had.

@paul annihilator is some big rumble action and nuts is a game where a pile of big plastic nuts are in the middle and 4 bots scrap to try get as many of them back to their corner as possible. It's silly and awesome. Not sure about civil war.
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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by limpet » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:59 pm

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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by MarkR » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:52 am

I'm on the way now by bicycle+train.

The roads were certainly very icy this morning, seems appropriate for an Ant Freeze!
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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by limpet » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:47 pm

There was a coat left behind today at the venue, I’ve got it at home safe.
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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by peterwaller » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:51 pm

Great event as usual even though I didn't do very well.
I always enjoy it as there is a bit more variety than just full combat and more time to chat and see what other people are building.

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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by limpet » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:05 am

A big thanks to everyone who came, the effort put in by everyone was amazing. I really need help getting antlog 3 to work for the next one, also any feedback Improvements, new games etc is most welcome. I was talking with someone (sorry I’ve forgotten who) about a queen ant game that sounded very good. Tag team Nuts could feature next time :)
Ps Ant Freeze 7 may be later this year if possible.
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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by Derek Dudge » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:08 pm

Another later in the year would be amazing.

Only real feedback request I got would probably already be fixed if you got antlog going and that's being able to find out your upcoming opponents a bit quicker once the groups are drawn. Otherwise the whole thing is a good time and kudos to you and the family.

Who emerged victorious from the final rounds?

Also I forgot to give you a donation while I was there and I meant to. You got a PayPal email I can send one to?
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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by James Williams » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:20 pm

Ant Freeze was great fun, thanks for hosting. Looking forward to the next one.

Since we were short on time & you have several ideas for mini-games maybe you could have a second arena for the games? If you imposed a no spinner rule for the games you probably wouldn't need to do much work for it since I noticed you already had an arena floor for the nuts game.

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Re: Ant Freeze 6 - 2/2/19 - * Updated * Details & Signup

Post by voorsk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:09 pm

Thanks for a great event! Really enjoyed it, and was very glad of the extra time for signing in.

I also forgot to donate, but would like to send moolah somehow. I guess I could IOU until #7? :)
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