Let's Revive the NJ Skullgirls Community (Help Out If You Can)

MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella NinjaJoined: Posts: 1,073
Greetings Everyone from NJ, NY, and PA

So, with the Break and LB no longer running the SG community, it falls upon fans like us to start holding weeklies that will.

I'm talking with a few places up in the clifton area. However, they want a possible number to give them on turnout. So, I'm posting here to see if theres interest. If I held a weekly up here, would you come, and if you did what would you pay for entry/venue?

Also what day of the week is best for you guys and is there anyone who might be able to stream it?
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  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    There's a place by me that's perfect for this type of thing, it has televisions and set ups and all that (we just need to test for lag).

    Gamer's Paradise, check them out. That being said I can probably get like 5 heads to show up easily, though its a good idea to throw other games in there too (Persona / Aquapazza / Melty / whatever).
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Alright I'm adding on this question. What games should be run together with skullgirls?

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  • girlystylegirlystyle Only plays Fugazi Joined: Posts: 1,804
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  • IllusTreyteIllusTreyte Joined: Posts: 79
    at risk of being over shadowed, you might have to throw a capcom game in there, but only because i know those games generate attention...unfortunately
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  • girlystylegirlystyle Only plays Fugazi Joined: Posts: 1,804
    Exactly!




























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  • SteelyHawkeSteelyHawke Get down to business Joined: Posts: 1,146
    All I wonder about is which day it will be. Sunday afternoons would be good for me. Persona should definitely make the cut. A game like that helps draw people in. A Capcom game might be a good idea though.

    I would play Skullgirls, BlazBlue, Mahvel and maybe Persona....
    There's a place by me that's perfect for this type of thing, it has televisions and set ups and all that (we just need to test for lag).

    Gamer's Paradise, check them out. That being said I can probably get like 5 heads to show up easily, though its a good idea to throw other games in there too (Persona / Aquapazza / Melty / whatever).
    Google maps says this place is accessible to me.
  • DRaGZ141DRaGZ141 Joined: Posts: 385
    Throw in some UMVC3. Seriously, both games have similar enough overlap to attract similar crowds.
  • Th3 Rofl WaffleTh3 Rofl Waffle Joined: Posts: 75
    Is it possible for you to get some sort of sponsor to help with tournaments? I think that would bring some people knowing that their is an incentive to come play. I know here in San Diego, the club I'm in is sponsored by the people of Landiego and they have the money, just need to know where to put the money towards as long as there is a community of people playing the game(SF4AE and UMvC3 is a no brainer).
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  • D_WD_W Disemboded Dave Joined: Posts: 106
    hehe right at the time I move out of NJ. Unfortunate timing. Good luck guys!
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  • mcpeanutsmcpeanuts Joined: Posts: 287
    I'm like 4 hours from NJ, so while I couldn't attend anything that happened during the week, I could come down for stuff happening on weekends. I could also bring the entire Massachusetts SG community with me (there is no SG community here, it's just me, that's the joke).
  • 0chocolachao00chocolachao0 Your Drunk Roomate Joined: Posts: 160
    Ooh, sounds interesting! I just want to know, is Gamer's Paradise the location being held?
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  • girlystylegirlystyle Only plays Fugazi Joined: Posts: 1,804
    I'm like 4 hours from NJ, so while I couldn't attend anything that happened during the week, I could come down for stuff happening on weekends. I could also bring the entire Massachusetts SG community with me (there is no SG community here, it's just me, that's the joke).

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  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    Ooh, sounds interesting! I just want to know, is Gamer's Paradise the location being held?

    Yeah I'll talk to them sometime during the week.
  • LethalmindLethalmind Joined: Posts: 35
    I'm more than willing to help support this cause in any way I can. I just landed a job and my schedule isn't concrete at the moment but I will try my best to attend whenever you guys decide a good day.
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  • SteelyHawkeSteelyHawke Get down to business Joined: Posts: 1,146
    Hopefully things are moving forward with Skullgirls in the East coast. I'd totally like to go to Gamer's paradise to enjoy some Skullgirls with like-minded people.
  • TerminiTermini Play Skullgirls, ya jerk. Joined: Posts: 55
    I live in New Jersey! I like Skullgirls! I'd come!
    But I'm really bad :(

    Edit: Regarding what other games should be involved, I'd actually say Persona 4 Arena since I've taken quite a liking to that game and we should also throw BlazBlue in there too cause watching that game is really fun (to me at least). But still, I would like to see Skullgirls be the main attraction. Heck, maybe by watching the rest of you guys play and getting my ass handed to me will help me learn.
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  • Mr. XMr. X Non Stop ∞ Climax Joined: Posts: 20,004 ✭✭✭
    I live in New Jersey! I like Skullgirls! I'd come!
    But I'm really bad :(
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  • TerminiTermini Play Skullgirls, ya jerk. Joined: Posts: 55
    Nobody cares how good you aren't. Go and play and learn and improve and make friends.
    I probably should've pointed out that how good I'm not isn't going to stop me from coming! The only thing that might stop me is (according to google maps) the 39 minute drive depending on what day this is held. Let's just hope this is still going strong by February when I can drive on my own instead of having to bother my sister about it.
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Bwar, one of my leads backed out... hopefully chibi is having better luck with Gamer's Paradise
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Just got off the phone with Gamer's Paradise. They said that Weekdays are best for them and that they would need to charge a venue fee but they would try to accomidate a low cost if possible.

    Does 3 dollars venue, 7 entry sound amicable to you guys? That's what I'm going to try and sell them on. That way our pot is big and our venue is small. It would also allow the person in first to always make money, the person in second to break even at 7 entrants, and the person in third to break even at 14 entrants.

    If this doesn't work I can start looking around at other places.
  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    Sorry, work and school have been murdering me.

    Also ask them how late they'll stay open.
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    They normally stay open till ten but they will push it to twelve for tournaments.

    In addition they don't have nay downloadable games on their systems so we might have to gameshare with them.
  • TerminiTermini Play Skullgirls, ya jerk. Joined: Posts: 55
    I'm really really really hoping this goes somewhere. If I can be of assistance in anyway then let me know. I'd love to make some more friends that are into Skullgirls.
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  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    They normally stay open till ten but they will push it to twelve for tournaments.

    In addition they don't have nay downloadable games on their systems so we might have to gameshare with them.

    I ain't game sharing shit, I'll bring my own PS3 as I'm sure others will. Fuck I'll be bringing the new build too.
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Chibi, they say they want us to visit them one day and outline what we want to do. you down for taking a trip some odd time?
  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    Sounds good. Maybe this weekend or Monday / Tuesday? I'll bring a friend along, we'll need to actually lag test their stuff haha
  • SteelyHawkeSteelyHawke Get down to business Joined: Posts: 1,146
    Weekdays is a bit of a bummer, but it's miniscule in the grand scheme of things. I'm still in there if I can catch the bus. Hopefully the tournaments end sooner rather than later. Not a big fan of hauling a PS3 around at 12AM for 30+ blocks haha.
    I ain't game sharing shit, I'll bring my own PS3 as I'm sure others will. Fuck I'll be bringing the new build too.
    Likewise

    I'll haul my PS3 out there if I can show up.

    Edit: Oh damn I'm gonna need a slim now that I think about it lol.
  • MWisk_2MWisk_2 Superduper Streamonster Joined: Posts: 1,042
    I'm actually curious, how do you guys lag test? Just by feel or do you use some program or something else?
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Sounds good. Maybe this weekend or Monday / Tuesday? I'll bring a friend along, we'll need to actually lag test their stuff haha

    You available today Chibi? I got time after work to stop by and give the place a run through.
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    THIS JUST IN THIS JUST IN

    LOCAL BATTLES IN FORT LEE ARE RUNNING TOURNAMENTS WITH NO VENUE FEE TOMORROW (Monday 10/22). THEY WILL PLAY ANYTHING... ANYTHING!!! AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET EIGHT ENTRANTS TO THE TOURNAMENT!!!

    This is a good time to prove that the SG community is still alive. GO AND REQUEST SKULLGIRLS!!! All we need is eight people EIGHT PEOPLE! If we can't get that many to come out and show support, starting up weeklies might be a lost cause. SO COME OUT!!!
  • Dime_xDime_x master theorist Joined: Posts: 4,936 ✭✭
    THIS JUST IN THIS JUST IN

    LOCAL BATTLES IN FORT LEE ARE RUNNING TOURNAMENTS WITH NO VENUE FEE TOMORROW (Monday 10/22). THEY WILL PLAY ANYTHING... ANYTHING!!! AS LONG AS YOU CAN GET EIGHT ENTRANTS TO THE TOURNAMENT!!!

    This is a good time to prove that the SG community is still alive. GO AND REQUEST SKULLGIRLS!!! All we need is eight people EIGHT PEOPLE! If we can't get that many to come out and show support, starting up weeklies might be a lost cause. SO COME OUT!!!



    Protip for getting a scene going from someone that helped foster a fledgling garage arcade become a legendary fixture of the fighting game scene basically turning the place from 4 guys into a place that got overloaded with 40 people at its peak times.


    My friend who runs dons arcade in torrance had a room full of old fighting game cabinets and a console or 2 with sf4 in his garage. He had no one coming to his free to play event though. He asked me how to get more people to come, this is what i told him and how we went from 4 people when i came in to 40 people in less than 2 months time:

    I told him he had to be consistent with the days of It being open to the public and there had to be a consistent start and closing time.
    2 i told him that getting a top player to come consistently would also attract other gamers... Being a friend of a future top 8 evo finalist, and someone that won one of those coveted gold madcatz sticks, i invited shizza over and he came regularly. The combination of him and all the available games and the place being open consistently plus me telling all my friends to go, plus don buying 4 console setups and 8 madcatz sticks, is what made the place explode.


    So, yeah it doesnt matter if only 2 people are coming to your events, if you are in the fgc and have other fgc friends that may be even SLIGHTLY interested in sg, just let them know that you are having get togethers every week on like... Tuesday or friday...doesnt matter what day as long as its consistent.

    Getting a top player to come out will be tricky, the way to do it, the way i did it was to get peeps in before inviting top player.. Then hold a tournament that top player will most likely own and make some coin off of... Shizza won every tourny he entered at dons iirc.

    Little extrathings were if you got 20 wins in a row at peak times you got free coke... Its these little things that people appreciate. And once you get more up to about 15 people regularly attending start charging 3-5 dollar venue fee to pay for power, cokes, chips controllers etc.

    I firmly believe that if you do these things you will grow a community. People are consumers and are always looking for something to consume... Just dont post things last minute 1 day before or day of event and expect people to jump out the woodworks... It dont happen like that, also i was involved with wnf in its infancy at valles house to start so i also saw this strategy work with him and its actually how i knew what to tell don to do... Consistency and an open mouth and patience and atleast 2 people to play each other are all thats needed to grow your scene from the ground up.


    The only reason why i dont do it is cause i am randomly away from home for long periods of time so i cant set a consistent venue and i dont have even 1 other player to pay against locally, thought thats small beans.


    Case in point i have only 2 people that i play against in all of online australia yet we still all go hard at the game playing as much as we can... Even with only 3 people in our community.


    Consistency. And a venue are all thats needed.


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  • TerminiTermini Play Skullgirls, ya jerk. Joined: Posts: 55
    I'll try to make it over there but maybe it's also worth mentioning this place called X Place Inc located in Newark, New Jersey? It's just as you'd expect. Food and games. But I haven't any idea about the pricing because their website seems to not be working right now. I've seen pictures of the place though and it looks pretty solid. Maybe it's worth giving them a call and then heading over there sometime? You can still pull their phone number off goal easily.
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Stuffs

    If it were up to me, I'd hold meetups for any number of people. But its not. It's up to the venue. Most venues want to make it worthwhile and that means more than X people showing up. LB, for example, needs 8. Many other venues need even more. So... I'd like to continue running events for 2 or 3 people, but for venues it comes down to the dollar. Everything is a business afterall. I don't say getting weeklies is together is a failing proposition because there is no community. I say it's a failing proposition because if you can't get eight people together few venues will let you host.
  • Dime_xDime_x master theorist Joined: Posts: 4,936 ✭✭
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    If it were up to me, I'd hold meetups for any number of people. But its not. It's up to the venue. Most venues want to make it worthwhile and that means more than X people showing up. LB, for example, needs 8. Many other venues need even more. So... I'd like to continue running events for 2 or 3 people, but for venues it comes down to the dollar. Everything is a business afterall. I don't say getting weeklies is together is a failing proposition because there is no community. I say it's a failing proposition because if you can't get eight people together few venues will let you host.


    No doubt man, have any of you guys thought of opening up your garage, or perhaps even your room/house to guests? It isnt the best thing in the world but it can get the ball rolling... Perhaps even a time when everyone in the jersey community will be online for some games? Sg is pretty good online below 50 ping.. And if everyone is from jersey then you guys shouldnt be playing anythng over 50 ping...


    I know it isnt a perfect solution, just throwing out random ideas, im all for any scene to grow skullgirls be it nj cali australia or europe...

    I mean like i said, we the australian players have a "scene" that is completely online and i think consists of only 3-4 players max... Yet we still go pretty hard...


    -dime
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Hah, My room is the tiniest thing ever and i've already ran weekly meetups by my housemates who aren't really totally into the FGC thing... no deal. Also I don't have a garage. I live in an apartment ^_^. If anyone ELSE wants to do that though.
  • AsteriskBlueAsteriskBlue Joined: Posts: 490 ✭✭
    Isn't the night before kind of short notice? Not that I even live near NJ.... just don't want to see people give up too quickly.
    It's nice to meet you, too.
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Isn't the night before kind of short notice? Not that I even live near NJ.... just don't want to see people give up too quickly.

    It is. I actually didn't get notice until last night from Chris G... via Facebook of all things. So I didn't even know. For that matter I'm unsure if I can even show up due to some unfortunate family problems including a hospital, but its worth a shot right!? How many times will we get opportunities like this?
  • AsteriskBlueAsteriskBlue Joined: Posts: 490 ✭✭
    I get you.


    Some equivalents to Salty Cupcakes in other parts of the country would be great for the game's visibilty...I hope you guys can come up with something eventually
    It's nice to meet you, too.
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    News.... there is a Yo-Lish opening up in Nutley... the owner might be interested in hosting us. Also talking to the rutherford location.
  • TerminiTermini Play Skullgirls, ya jerk. Joined: Posts: 55
    News.... there is a Yo-Lish opening up in Nutley... the owner might be interested in hosting us. Also talking to the rutherford location.
    Keep me posted!
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  • Onslaught XOnslaught X Fear, actualizes true strength. Joined: Posts: 915
    Wish I lived in the area, I'd go. :/

    Good to see there are still some of us still enthused about the SG community, though.
  • 0chocolachao00chocolachao0 Your Drunk Roomate Joined: Posts: 160
    News.... there is a Yo-Lish opening up in Nutley... the owner might be interested in hosting us. Also talking to the rutherford location.
    Yogurt!? Tell us about the conversation!! I'm interested! I'd love to go there!! I'll even consider the 2-hour drive.
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  • view619view619 ざわ ざわ ざわ Joined: Posts: 1,686
    News.... there is a Yo-Lish opening up in Nutley... the owner might be interested in hosting us. Also talking to the rutherford location.

    Good luck. Hope you can get a scene going. Nothing worse than loving a game to death and being stuck online for games. =/
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Real question, what is a good start time for people if we were to get weeklies started?
  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the Yo-lish said no.

    Son of a bitch. None of the major tournament venues are letting us host and no other venues seem interested in having us either. I call conspiracy.
  • TerminiTermini Play Skullgirls, ya jerk. Joined: Posts: 55
    Is there still a chance for the one that hasn't opened up yet?
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    THE PATCH! IT HAS FINALLY COME!

    Now we NEED to find east coast venues to host this. DESPERATELY!
  • 0chocolachao00chocolachao0 Your Drunk Roomate Joined: Posts: 160
    Agh, finding a venue is harrd. Trying to get one that's near the NY and NJ border, but it's pretty difficult as filtering venues to have games & food leaves me with so little options. Either that, or I'm just lame at finding places.
    Is that girl a boy too?
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  • MyLifeIsAnRPGMyLifeIsAnRPG The Cerebella Ninja Joined: Posts: 1,073
    SO. I have another lead. Does Kearny seem like a place people could get to for weekly meetups?
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