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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2012, 08:52:53 AM »
Bottle of energy drink add vodka, take one a day - Dr Afro's orders
Long journey by train or coach take some entertianment, a sleep deprevated pissed Afro is worth taking along.
Make sure the hotel you stay in serves bacon or has a musical coffee machine.


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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2012, 11:22:26 AM »
That musical coffee machine really upset me.  It was so cheerful and classy and I was so dying inside.


Eat as much as your body will allow at breakfast.  It may be the only decent meal you get that day.  Especially if the SU bar for your venue runs out of food.
If you're of an employed persuasion, for the love of God book Monday off at the very least.  Especially if you operate heavy machinery or drive.
Hotels and hall of residence staff can be surprisingly cool about letting you use communal areas or conference rooms should you feel like you have evolved beyond the need for sleep.  It's totally worth asking.
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2012, 06:38:57 PM »
Unless playing in a game that requires you to plan and bring a component, war/ card gaming etc. you won't need anything (dice, pencils, plans to invade and occupy Paris). If you turn up and the GM has brought nothing, it's his own fault.
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2012, 11:34:42 AM »
Unless playing in a game that requires you to plan and bring a component, war/ card gaming etc. you won't need anything
With the possible exceptions of drinks and snacks (unless you get lucky and find a game adjacent to a bar which is serving).
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2012, 02:56:22 PM »
I now want to bring nothing but plans to invade foreign capitals to my games, including blueprints
How very dare you

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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 03:11:29 PM »
With some kind of power point set up, if people want to lend a hand...
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2012, 02:44:04 PM »
With some kind of power point set up, if people want to lend a hand...

Power points?  No, no, I think we need to work on the real thing.  Perhaps change the Nationals costume to "everyone dresses in the traditional clothing of a different country" and if asked why we chose that, simply respond with "Wait."
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2013, 10:54:00 AM »
I think I learned quite a lot this year.

Make sure you have change as well as money.  You'll need it for communal taxis and vending machines.
Get a pint or two under your belt before the costume competition.  Certain things cannot be unseen.
No matter how bewildered you are by your game's system, there will always be someone worse off.  Befriend them and seek comfort in your mutual confusion.
If ordering food at the SU bar in the evening, do it before you really need it.  Nothing is worse than ordering an emergency pizza to find that they've run out.
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Re: Student nationals survival guide
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2013, 12:32:36 AM »
Also, if in Sheffield, remember that there is no breakfast on Sundays...