Winter-een-mas 2008

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This is the place to find schedules and available options for the Utter Chaos Winter-een-mas Pants-palooza. Mostly copied from 2007.


Utter Chaos will be hosting a Winter-een-mas open house party Jan 25-27. Hooray! For those who aren't complete geeks, Winter-een-mas is a week-long holiday celebrating the fine world of gaming. This will be the fifth year that Winter-een-mas has been in existence, and our third Weemas party. (

Please feel free to drop in any time -- but keep in mind that during the earlier hours of morning (e.g. 4-9 or so) there may not be anyone awake to let you in. There will be as many different types of games as we can scrape together (we've got two Wiis and an XBox360. This will probably have Rock Band on non-stop, but if you have cool 360 games feel free to bring them), and also snacks and such. There will be periodic food orders from local restaurants, and we should be able to provide crash space for people who wish to stay overnight (bringing a sleeping bag will make this easier).

Some games will be generally available, and some are scheduled. To see the scheduled activities, go to The schedule may be updated as Winter-een-mas gets closer. If you would like to GM a one-shot or organize any kind of scheduled gaming activity, please reply to this email and give a quick description of what you would like to do and when. We'll post it on the schedule page.

If you would like to play any game (or have any RP books that may come in handy) feel free to bring whatever you would like. We strongly suggest putting your name on it.

If you have a Wiimote, feel free to bring it. DEFINITELY put some sort of label on it. Ours will be distinguished by various beads and such on the strap, etc. Same on your DS; many folks have 'em, many look the same.

Game Locations

Invite List (so far)

  • Ben & Jen
  • Ubernerd
  • Caryatid & Rykilde
  • Kit
  • Toh
  • Vance
  • Dylan
  • Fox
  • Dennis & Missa
  • Zack & Tasha
  • Boom
  • Mach
  • Ben & Pixie
  • Symmetry
  • Red Cat
  • Chmrr
  • Ardonite & Valmo
  • Timur & Lois
  • Vorsaga & Eric
  • Emily & Nikki
  • Hernan & Brenda
  • Giovanni
  • Jorge
  • Regis (Aurora's coworker)
  • John and Bertha
  • DKK & Family?
  • Natan
  • modest list from Steph of LARP friends (to be added)
  • Chris' Office (Ari, Rich, Joyce, Rickland, Liz) + Daniel & Andy

Scheduled Activities

Please enter starting time and short description of any games. If it's a game for which characters could be created ahead of time, indicate that and points/levels/genre etc.

Scheduled Games



Possible Scheduled Games

  • D&D run
  • Tristat/BESM run
  • SSBM tournament
  • OotS game
  • Risk
  • LotR vs. SW Trivial Pursuit
  • Eric's D&D idea where you have been mysteriously transformed into some monster from the Monster Manual and must battle to find the mysterious answer and return to normal! (Requires very little setup!)

Unscheduled Activities

Board/Card/Dice Games

  • Munchkin
  • Risk
  • Risk 2210 (To the Moon!)
  • Apples to Apples
  • Go
  • Perudo (Liar's Dice... think PotC)
  • Solarquest (aka That game that can take longer than OotS)
  • Hurl + Swirl's Hospital Mayhem Game!

Electronic Gaming

  • Wireless LAN
  • Wii (two of these)
  • GameCube (Just use the Wii instead)
  • PS2 (two of these as well)
  • XBox (aka you want to play what?)
  • XBox360 (aka Rock Band Station)
  • SNES
  • N64 (Doctor Mario - requires plugging in to front of receiver)
  • PS1 (modded & "special" as in short bus)
  • Extreme Genesis System (SegaCD + 32X) (Toe Jam & Earl, Sonic, Ecco the Dolphin CD)
  • NES (mainly for Contra...)
  • GBA
  • DS (Touch it...)

Rock Band

  • Guest characters available for all instruments
  • Shiny black Vic Firth drumsticks
  • Boom mic stand, for extra-special game-hogging where you sing -and- play an instrument

If you have an extra rock band guitar you wouldn't mind bringing, please contact us.

Wii Games

  • Mario Party 8
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Zack and Wiki
  • Wii Sports
  • Elebits
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Rayman's Raving Rabbids
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Red Steel
  • Excite Truck
  • Wario Ware: Smooth Moves

(I know we have a ton more... fill in?)

DS Games

  • Mario Kart DS
  • Tetris DS
  • PuzzleQuest

The Sims 2

We're nerds and love this game. Sit and let us make a Sim of you. Pets too if you like.