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Student nationals survival guide
« on: July 04, 2012, 07:55:00 AM »
The idea here is for an article for the nationals Witchrule that the whole society can help create. Basically use this thread to put down anything you want about how to keep yourself alive and coherent through a weekend of gaming and drinking. Eg;

While at the nationals, think like a soldier; if you get the chance to eat or sleep, take it. You never know when another opportunity will crop up.
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 08:20:06 AM »
Never underestimate the power of a tactical chunder.

Not actually a technique I use but I love the phrase plus no-one wants my survival tips as they require you to be nigh indestructible
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 12:39:18 PM »
Avoid cameras.  People with cameras will only seek to humiliate you about things and remind you of things.
What happens at the Nationals stays at the Nationals.  And on facebook.
If you suspect that your game could be defined as wacky, funny or crazy, bring at least half a lethal dose of caffeine with you or you may wish to slaughter your fellow players.
Your costume should not require the use of any hands or impede your ability to walk.  Late in the evening, you will find out why.
Promises of drinks are a better form of currency than money, but only when used to purchase a good or service.  Those who accept these offers are brave and trusting individuals.
Losing your seat in the SU bar is inevitable.  The 3 second rule will most likely not be observed.


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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 03:10:16 PM »
Do not try to out drink a nationals veteran in some cases this would be like wrestling a honey badger, in others a blue whale or (in at least one case) lava
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 11:33:10 AM »
Actually, speaking as a person with a weak constitution, I can vouch for the power of a tactical chunder.
If your body feels even the slightest urge to perform the technicolour yawn, doing so will, I'm convinced, reduce the inevitable hangover's length
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 11:37:38 AM »
Oh absolutely, I have, in my past, found a good chunder can lead to increased imbibing later on.

Pick your moments though.

Anyway

Showering - it isnt illegal, it isnt rationed, you wont dissolve.

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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 12:47:14 PM »
rule 0: Don't be on fire
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 12:54:29 PM »
Though smouldering is acceptable.

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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 01:39:40 PM »
Well of course, otherwise me and my good looks wouldn't be allowed.

Though I do like the idea of creating this as a series of rules

Rule 0: Don't be on fire.
Rule 1: Never underestimate the power of a tactical chunder.
Rule 2: Showering is not only a good idea, it is mandatory.
Rule 3: Avoid cameras.
Rule 4: Your costume should not inhibit the use of arms or legs.
Rule 5: See rule 4.
Rule 6: Never pass up the chance to eat, drink or take a piss.
Etc. Etc.
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 01:44:01 PM »
Never leave someone else in charge of your shoes

Always know where the bar is

If you arent sure whose round it is, its yours

If you are reading a slogan on the back of a HUGS shirt, you're at the bar.


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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2012, 01:47:18 PM »
If you are drinking with Vague, you're fucked
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 01:48:34 PM »
I vote for compiling these as a set of rules and getting a few t-shirts printed
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 05:38:06 PM »
That is Avery good idea, something a bit unique for each person. Dibs on ny suggestion for a shirt. I will still put them together for the article though.
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 02:56:20 PM »
Take some food and drink to your games, possibly enough to share. Although there are gophers who'll do food runs, they may be lame and take ages to get your stuff back to you.

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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 02:57:50 PM »
If in doubt, bring Cola. Lots of Cola

Make sure you have money for the Traders, you'll need it.

If you know someone who know geeky trivia, buy him a beer or three. Make it easier to poach him for the quiz.
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