Twinfinity Sponsor Profile #1: Systema Gaming

Sean here with the first of what hopes to be many Sponsorship Profiles for Twinfinity 2017!

Look at this sweet sweet swag!

First up on our list, a company that was absurdly fast and super friendly to work with: Systema Gaming!  Personally, I’ve always been drawn to Systema Gaming for two things:

  • Their “Base-O” terrain line.  If you’re looking for that sort of “future industrial complex” vibe, then I think that it’s pretty hard to go wrong with this particular line of MDF terrain.  Added bonus: I believe that their walkway system is one of the best looking out there, and I dig how it’s designed to wrap around and integrate with the Base-O buildings if you want it to.  You can come up with some pretty awesome configurations like this:

So cool!

  • Their Futura City line.  I’ve always adored these buildings.  They come with a lot of cool little add-ons, they stack up and line up with one another to create different shapes and configurations, they look slick, and they include little sidewalk slabs to go around the building!  I love the sidewalk thing, because sometimes setting up a table on an “urban city” mat with roads pre-printed onto it can lead to some wacky configurations.  With Futura City, you can use a nice generic concrete mat and set the buildings up however you’d like.

Primoz from Systema has been incredibly generous in supporting Twinfinity 2017 at two different levels:

  • All of the items pictured at the top of this post will go into the general prize pool!
  • Additionally, Systema has provided a special discount code for their webstore that will be given to every single attendee of Twinfinity 2017

I’d like to personally thank Systema Gaming for being not only the first sponsor to reach out to us in support of our event, but for also being the first to get prize support into my hands!  Go check their product out at http://www.systemagaming.com/  In addition to the different terrain lines, they also have a line of laser cut acrylic tokens and accessories that look quite nice in person!

-Sean

Announcing the Twinfinity Roommate Connection Hub

I know that there are at least two people out there that are interested in coming out to Twinfinity, but would be doing so solo for the weekend.  Because staying at a hotel solo for 3-4 days might not be the most economical choice to take at that point in time, I’ve been asked to create a place where potential attendees could come together to find roommates for their stay in town prior to registering.

To that end I give you the Twinfinity Roommate Connection Hub, or: TRCHub!  It is really just a Facebook Group, so assuming that you have a Facebook account please head to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TRCHub/

Once approved to join the private group, simply make a post that you are looking for one or more roommates.  Hopefully this will help you find someone to split the cost of your stay with!

Right now we are at 54 attendees, so get registered quickly if you’d like to get in on that sweet, sweet, swag!

Registration is live!

Attention, internet friends: Registration for Twinfinity 2017 is now live!!!

You can register by clicking on the button down below.  The process will allow you to pay via either your paypal account, or you may use a credit card as well.  Once you have completed the PayPal portion of the process, you will be forwarded to a short Google Form which will ask you a few questions pertinent to putting this event together.  If you happen to not get the form, or mess something up please feel free to email us at twinfinityopen@gmail.com and we will get you a link to the survey asap.

Click here to register for Twinfinity 2017!

We are incredibly excited to host you for this event, and look forward to seeing you all in June!

Twinfinity blog – First post!

Hello.

Sean here, bringing you the first post on the Twinfinity blog.

Why a blog?  Well, I kind of dislike using Facebook as a method for “storing information”, because it’s not very good at that job.  It’s a great place for active discussion, but trying to go back and find older information that you’re looking for can be quite the hassle.  That said, a blog is perfect for just such a task, and the entire Twinfinity website is built upon a blog content management system anyhow, so why not use it?

So I figure that I may as well start with what I hope to accomplish here, which is quite simple: I’m hoping to make a post roughly every 2 weeks or so from here until the event actually occurs.  These posts will, in theory contain a plethora of useful information for you leading up to the event including but not limited to:

  • Travel information.
  • Sponsor and prize spotlights
  • How to survive in the frozen wasteland of Minnesota, specifically when it is 75 degrees and sunny and the nearest snow is in Canada.  Maybe
  • I’ll sometimes post updates on attendance numbers
  • Event info, including missions, after hours activities, etc
  • Whatever the hell else I can think of that might be useful for all of our out of state friends
  • Registration details

So let’s get down to business:

Registration Details

Registration for Twinfinity 2017 will officially open on Monday, January 2nd at 12:00pm CST.  I think that I may have previously said an earlier time, but I couldn’t find any actual written record of that fact, so 12:00pm CST it will be!

Registration will be a pretty simple two part process.  Starting at noon on the 2nd, I will post a link to our “PayPal Button” on the front page of http://www.twinfinity.net In the Sign Up section.  You can click on it in the top right-hand corner of the site to get there easily.  Once you click the link you’ll do two things:

  1. Follow through the PayPal link and fill out the necessary fields.  You’ll pay your $55 registration here and can do so either via PayPal or via a credit card.
  2. Once you’ve completed the PayPal payment successfully, you will be re-directed to a Google Form.  I need you to fill this out 100%, and it should only take a few minutes.  It will ask you for your ITS Pin, an email address that I can contact you via, your paypal email address, what state you live in, and if you’re a member of a gaming club and if so, what its name is.  This will help me register players in the OTM

I’m currently limiting registration to 64 players.

SWAG

$55 for a weekend of gaming?!?!  What the hell man!

Well, here’s the deal.  This stuff isn’t super cheap, to start with.  We’ve got some really good friends helping do what they can do give us cool deals on cool things to do for our players.  Anyone who attended last year knows that I liked to include a rundown of costs associated with the event so that you know exactly what you’re getting for your investment.

Off the bat, we’re renting the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center for the weekend and that runs close to $1,000 dollars.  So, congratulations first 18 players but you just paid for the event location itself!  From that point forward, 100% of your money is going to go into purchasing swag.  This is a bit of a departure from last year, because last year 100% of that money went into purchasing prizes.  This is because I didn’t really take the time to reach out to all of the wonderful manufacturers and Infinity partners out there to hawk for prize sponsorship and all of that.

I will be this year.

Bigger, better, stronger, faster and all of that.

So what kind of ideas am I poking around with for Swag?  Keep in mind that right now, these are just ideas and what I can actually do will be directly proportional to attendance: the closer we get to that 64 player capacity, the more I can do!

  • I’m working on something “very special” with Warsen.al
  • Because Fantasy Flight Games serves Beer, I’d like to offer SUPER OFFICIAL TWINFINITY PINT GLASSES.  I’m hoping to be able to provide one to every player, that you can sip wonerful Surly beer out of the entire weekend, but I should also be able to offer up some additional ones for sale for those of you who are like me and want to have “full sets” of such things.
  • Patches.  Duh.  Gotta have a patch.
  • T-shirts.  This is sort of a “pie in the sky” item, relegated to “If we’ve got enough money to put it together”.  If we do, you can expect a fancy shirt of awesomeness.
  • As part of my reaching out for Prize support, we will have a sponsorship level for entities that would like to provide something for every player, all of which will go into your swag bag.

I have some other ideas, but right now I’m trying not to go crazy before I’ve got some idea on what sort of budget that I have to play around with.

The Bostria Cup

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So damned shiny…

A tradition started at the Iowa Incident 2016, the MIDWEST MEGA META BOSTRIA CHAMPIONS CUP will be up for grabs once again at Twinfinity 2017!  Here’s how it works:

  • In order for your community to qualify to take the cup home, you must have at least three players in attendance and playing in the event
  • The scores of your communities top three players will be added up and compared to those of the other communities
  • The community with the highest total score will bring the trophy home with one of their local Warcors, to be displayed wherever the community desires.
  • We highly recommend treating this thing like the Stanley Cup.  Let each of your attending players have one day with the trophy, mostly so that they can drink a beer with it!

And let’s not forget, the most important part of Twinfinity….

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“Get to painting, Sean!”