Apparently, Russel's phone died so he wasn't able to text me. Then again, when I met him at 11 pm, they were just making their characters so I assume they arrived at around 10:30 pm or so. But the experience was well worth it since Extended Play, the shop that took the area where Club Arena once was, seems to look promising.
First off, it's a gaming area. Right now, they have a couple of TVs with consoles hooked up to them. There's a few PCs networked together so in the future, it'll probably be a network gaming place as well. Better yet, there's lots of tables ideal for gaming, whether it's miniatures, card games, or other tabletop games. I don't think Warhammer will fit though since the tables aren't THAT big, but MageKnight and Hero Cliques will do. Best of all, there's a room with a spacious table and sofas which is the designated "RPG room", which is where Russel and company were making their characters. And the shop is open 'til the wee hours of the morning. I mean I did arrive there at 11 pm...
Of course today had to wake up *early* for feature writing. We played a message-relay game as the class was divided into two groups. Fortunately, I wasn't in the group Leo was. It's obvious how he screwed up the message. For one thing, it started out in Filipino. By the time the last guy wrote down the message, it was in English, and the trail all points to Leo. For another, a lot more details were added, like the time of the event, an additional background info on whodunnit, etc.
Since Carlos wasn't present, I had to hitch with Elbert going home. But before that, dropped by CCHQ. Feb. 1 will be their anniversary and to celebrate that, for one week, SELECTED
items will be on sale 30% off.
And apparently, Khristine envies the org's name, Comic Collective. So if we didn't get that name, CCHQ could have stood for Comic Collective Headquarters. =P