Poker Camp?

Poker Camp?

Postby ThePaperLeaf » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:22 am

I've been toying with something I can do on a personal scale in a 10x10 tent that would invite participation.

I have a real poker table. Since money is outlawed on the Playa, I thought I could conduct sequential 15min tournaments where the participants put "something" in the middle of the table to play. An orange, a bead, a shiny rock, etc. I would put in a pin/award designating "I won at PokerCamp 2009".

Would this fly?
Is this too small to be a designated camp on the map?
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Postby searock420 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:32 am

I'd set up near the theme camp avenues, and see what happens
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:55 am

will there be Liquor in the Front? Poker in the Rear?



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Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:16 am

as opposed to;
poker in the front, liquor in the rear.........?.......
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Postby Dork » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:28 am

It might be too small to become a registered theme camp if that's all you're doing. Maybe you could include other elements - make it an old west bar or a casino or something. Have some other draw besides the poker, partly because you simply won't get groups of 10 people showng up at the same time geared up for a game. You'll get trickles or groups where only one or two actually want to play.

Another option is to work with an existing theme camp and set up in their structure.

There was a craps table inside the cube club in 2001 which got a few players.

A medalion that works as a card protector would be a good prize. Any real players who show up could use it the rest of the year.
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Postby capjbadger » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:17 pm

Poker? I hardly know 'er... :D

Dork is right. You'll be hard pressed to get enough people there all at once to get a game going.

Personally I love playing poker, but I have two problems with playing at BM.

1) When there is nothing of value being bet (money), then it's like playing bingo. You might as well flip coins. Not much fun.

And more importantly:

2) It's BM. Why would I want to sit around inside and do something I can do at home? There's just too many other things to do at BM that I can't do at home. :)

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Postby klondike_bar » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:45 pm

strip poker anyone?

that would likely draw some competition.... :lol:
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Postby Sensei » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:19 pm

ITYM 'stiff competition'.

Anyhoo, a few years back there were these guys living on the outer road, about 5:00 or so. They had this big mesh tent and they spent the entire week playing cards in that dustblown tent. Half of BRC drove with 10 feet of their place coming in and going out and it was pretty dusty that year so their place was absolutely pasted from day 1. Didn't fucking matter to those boys - I'd see them playing at all hours of the night, always under this harsh white light. The game never stopped all week long as far as I could tell.
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larger theme camp

Postby ThePaperLeaf » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:20 pm

Dork is right, I need to attach to a larger camp. Turns out I have that option and it might just be the perfect camp to attach to. I'm camping with "Shack of Sit" which provides 1000sf of shade with couches, chairs, water. I forget what village it is in, but they had a great location last year. They suggested I'd need more wind protection than their canopy would provide, but I could put my 10x10 Poker Camp Tent either under their shade or attach it to the side.

I think Poker Camp has a home. I have a great DogsPlayingPoker shirt that I will wear when dealing.
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Postby SonOfUgly » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:49 pm

some poker would be a good way to pass the time in the mid days heat 8)
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Postby pinemom » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:35 am

Im not really a poker player...ie...you live in Nv its a NO-No to gamble!
But as far as small theme camps...no such thing....the Herrings of Norway did a Theme camp that was only 4' x 4' in 2007
1/87th scale.........
and it was listed in theme camps! look it up!
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Postby Barbie » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:31 am

I played poker one year is a small Saloon It was GREAT right out of the 1800's - the dealer was dressed the clothes of the era and so were the Saloon Girls, Horse bikes were parked outside... SUper Fun took a group of campmates out to see it a couple nights later and IT was GONE! One of those playa things that you start to wonder if IT really happened.... or did I find ghostssssss or alienssssssss
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Postby PavementBlues » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:45 am

I would be completely down for strip poker, but I only wear a sarong on the playa...so I would have to embarrass all of you by not losing a SINGLE hand, and I don't want to be mean.

Maybe shot poker? That's always interesting (read: a horrible idea) that results in fun times (read: you won't remember anything).
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:46 am

Pokers are all well and good, but what about the rest of your fireplace tools? Don't they get a camp as well?
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Postby wedeliver » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:06 pm

Barbie wrote:I played poker one year is a small Saloon It was GREAT right out of the 1800's - the dealer was dressed the clothes of the era and so were the Saloon Girls, Horse bikes were parked outside... SUper Fun took a group of campmates out to see it a couple nights later and IT was GONE! One of those playa things that you start to wonder if IT really happened.... or did I find ghostssssss or alienssssssss



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Postby capjbadger » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:58 am

PavementBlues wrote:Maybe shot poker? That's always interesting (read: a horrible idea) that results in fun times (read: you won't remember anything).

Shot poker ends QUICK, even with 1/4 shot bets. After one hand the loser owed 6 shots... :roll:

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Re: Poker Camp?

Postby goathead » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:28 am

ThePaperLeaf wrote:I've been toying with something I can do on a personal scale in a 10x10 tent that would invite participation.

I have a real poker table. Since money is outlawed on the Playa, I thought I could conduct sequential 15min tournaments where the participants put "something" in the middle of the table to play. An orange, a bead, a shiny rock, etc. I would put in a pin/award designating "I won at PokerCamp 2009".

Would this fly?
Is this too small to be a designated camp on the map?
thanks


I always thought a reverse strip poker game would be fun on the playa.
Buy into the game with everything the player had on, hang all the various items on a wall, winner of the hand would select an item from the wall and get "dressed". When they are dressed kick them out of the game for a new player, or let them buy in again.
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Postby ianisok4u » Sat May 16, 2009 2:00 am

haha i love the reverse strip poker idea

whoever wins the hand gets to choose the losers new attire. you could have pins and charms and tshirts that say "i suck at reverse strip poker"
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Great idea!

Postby dkskyy » Fri May 29, 2009 10:38 am

i think this is a great idea. i thought of doing something similar one day, but as an art project in the middle of the playa (i saw the oasis a few years ago and it was a nice surprise to experience after a long walk).

anyways, as for the concern some folks had about value that's the beauty of this game out on the playa. the players themselves would decide the value of the items on the table. so whereas in the outside world a bottle of vodka would be worth than a toothbrush, out on the playa, to some folks that might be the reverse because of scarcity of some things (like toothbrushes) and an abundance of others (like booze).

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Postby Oldguy » Fri May 29, 2009 12:39 pm

Use Monopoly money or print up your own script, Playabucks. Have some good prizes to play for. Or just use chips. Or give out chips or Playabucks for donated prizes. Or handwritten I.O.U.s like a free massage or a gallon of water, etc...
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