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August 14, 2007, 02:58:03 PM - ORIGINAL POST -

I'm starting up a Bemani Club at my local college. There're 8 of us that'll be the base members and we mostly play DDR/ITG, but the club will include all kinds of rhythm games, like Beatmania, Guitar Hero, and anything else that fits into that category.

I was wondering if anyone here might have any good ideas for events that I could organize on a regular basis? Things I've thought about having are:
Training/Tutorial sessions
Bemani "parties"
(basically we rent a room at the school and have an all-night Bemani-thon)

I'd like some more suggestions from anyone who can help. Also, if we do get new members, I assume not all of them will be expert players, so something for n00bs to do would be great too.
Read August 14, 2007, 03:57:45 PM #1

BYOB's (Bring your own Bemani) are what I'd suggest. Although some members won't have their own bemani, people can still come and play games all night, do a few non-bemani related things as something else to go. You can all pitch in and get some food, or have them bring it - and tell them they can bring friends and just make it a fun thing to go and do.

Since you only have 8 players, a tournament wouldn't be as fun, and you can't get new people that interested by showing off with crazy 10 foot songs. Training sessions make the people showing up sound like they're morons. You could teach people how to play at a byob without any "formal training" whatevers and everyone will like it better.

But several bemani games to play, taking turns and hanging out - maybe a board game or two as well so that you guys can just hang out and not have it be about bemani 100% of the time.
Read August 14, 2007, 04:54:02 PM #2

Do things that you are calling "beman parties"

try to get members to bring friends that might be interested.
Read August 15, 2007, 01:13:47 AM #3

I'd suggest you guys compile your skills and money and work on getting a stepmania machine set up with coin slots that you can have at 25 or 50 cents a game somewhere in the facility.  If you can, use your own songs and steps, for legality purposes.  For the club, you guys can use it on freeplay with whatever songs you want on it.
Read August 15, 2007, 06:33:05 PM #4

People like GUitar Hero.  Try to use that to your advantage without turning it into a GH club.
Read August 15, 2007, 08:00:10 PM #5

You should do Amplitude/Frequency if you just want to use regular controllers.
Mini-tourneys are good.  Give small prizes, eg games and cash.
Don't forget teh food!

Don't get too nerdy.
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