Winter Retreat is on for 2012! If you’re new to the concept check out the Winter Retreat page for full details of our annual madness! In a nutshell, Winter Retreat is a 3 day gaming holiday held at a Queensland Recreation Facility. For the past 20 years, LXG (and LXG in previous incarnations) has run an annual getaway weekend (open to club members and non-club members) for the purpose of playing tabletop games. This is purely a fun, social weekend with no organised events or competitive tournaments.
Once again we will hold Winter Retreat at Leslie Dam, Warwick.
Dates: June 22 (1pm) – June 24 (2pm) 2012
Venue: Leslie Dam, Warwick.
Cost: Adults $125, children (under 12) $100. Infants (aged 3 and under) are free.
There are a maximum of 50 spots available at the venue. To avoid disappointment, please reserve your places with a non-refundable $20 deposit per person. Deposits can be made during any LXG meeting between now and the June meeting, or when all places are taken. Deposits can be made to our Events Co-Ordinator Adrian R, who will keep a record of who has paid their deposit and how many places remain. We had to turn people away last year so don’t let that happen to you!
Payment of the deposit secures your places, full payment is due by June 17 (the club’s June meeting).
WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS?
The camp is available to use from 1pm on Friday. Many people take the day off from work and arrive sometime that afternoon. Others travel up after work and get there around 8pm. There is the opportunity to car pool if you haven’t got transport. You stay at the facility until 2pm on the Sunday and then head on back home.
In between is a whole lot of gaming, especially those longer games you don’t often get time for (e.g. Twilight Imperium). There are also some popular ‘parlour’ games for large groups (e.g. Ultimate Werewolf). As well as gaming there is usually a pilgrimage to the local tourist traps to buy wine and local produce.
All meals are included in the price:
- dinner on Friday
- breakfast/morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea/dinner on Saturday
- breakfast/morning tea/lunch on Sunday/
There is also bottomless tea/coffee/juice/pre-mixed cordial. If you have special dietary requirements they can be catered for.
The camp has a number of cabins – usually 2 bed or family cabins that cater for 4 -6 people. It also has shower and toilet facilities contained within most cabins or located nearby. You need to bring pillows, warm blankets, towels and toiletries.