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10 November 2012

Turkey Bowl 2012: Epic LAN Party

09 November 2012 marked one of the most epic LAN parties in FNG history.

In attendance were:
  • Jeff Litster - ThatOneGuy
  • Mandy Litster - RaInBOWDAsH
  • Brennan Litster - d6Amefath3r
  • Allen Michaelis - Michaelitos
  • Shawn Holmstead - Ender
  • Josh McDougall - Mad Man With A Box
  • Ethan McDougall - Mad Boy With A Box
  • Chance Allen - SpeedMonger
  • Shawn Hartke - Shartke

Joining us online due to extenuating circumstances:
  • Dan Wetzel - DirtyD
  • Joe Hargadon - Boma
  • Tyler Beuchert - beuchety

We missed those that couldn't make it!

We ate pizza, and pumpkin pie in honor of Boma's birthday; despite the fact that he wasn't physically present... (don't worry Joe, we ate extra for you!)

We then played our annual Turkey Bowl tournament in TrackMania 2: Canyon

Below are the tournament scores:

1st Place: ThatOneGuy (168 points)
2nd Place: SpeedMonger (142 points)
3rd Place: DirtyD (133 points)

The most awesome race of the night was the STING track by OLDA_X... ThatOneGuy was kicked down to 4th place by his two kids d6Amefath3r and RaInBOWDAsH, and Boma.  Check out how close the times are.  It was a very exciting race.
(It's so cool to see all the "Team FNG" logo avatars in the player list!)

Track times on
After the TrackMania tournament we played through all of our server's ShootMania maps.
Look at all the Friday Night Gamers!  It was a riot... and I lost my voice over the course of the ShootMania play.  :)

A ShootMania server full of FNG
on SpeedMonger's classic map:

After playing all the ShootMania maps, including a re-run of Jump Start, the 5 of us remaining at the party played a game of Dominion.  We used the base set cards along with the "Stash" promo card.  Those that played were:
  • SpeedMonger
  • Ender
  • Michaelitos
  • Mad Man With A Box (new to Dominion)
  • ThatOneGuy
It was a close game and we had a lot of laughs; ThatOneGuy won with 28 points.

The party was a smashing success.  We all had a great time.  We laughed, we yelled, we screamed... I lost my voice and it's still gone the next day.  Good times.

Thanks to Nitroguy who joined us for some Pew Pew and participated via Mumble with the other FNGers that couldn't make the party.  We really enjoyed having you with us... Come to Utah next time so you can experience the real thing.  :)

Also, congrats to Jarin Blackham (Thundr), who couldn't make it to the party because he and his wife were welcoming into the world the newest in the next generation of Friday Night Gamers.  Both mom and baby are doing well, and we congratulate them on a healthy birth!

Here are some pictures of the party itself:

d6Amefath3r and Michaelitos
(ThatOneGuy and RaInBOWDAsH in the back)

Mad Man With A Box
Mad Boy With A Box

SpeedMonger and Shartke

Most of the crew...

Most of the crew again...

ThatOneGuy and RaInBOWDAsH

ThatOneGuy and Shartke
(I hope one day to have some cool
TrackMania and ShootMania posters
to hang up on the walls for these LAN parties!)

Team FNG thanks Ubisoft for supplying some sweet ShootMania: Storm T-Shirts for our crew!


Anonymous said...

Very sweet! Thanks for the invite and the fun!

Shawn Holmstead (Ender) said...

Thanks for the fun! It was a hoot!

In looking at the screen shots, it looks like I came in last on the Trackmania Turkey Bowl. I even remember Mandy (RaInBOWDAsH) saying "Poor Ender came in last".

On further inspection I would like to point out I only came in #10. There were 11 players. Ethan (Mad Boy With A Box) gets the honor of being last. Whew! Thanks for taking that honor away from me. :)