Yup, Saturday is a toughie and would have been especially so on the 3rd of March this year as that is the last day of the AWP Conference
(it's here in Chicago this year).
Sunday, March 4th, is a momentous day to begin a gaming organization, if we can call organizing some games with a group as such. About ten years ago, Michael Broadstock came up with the germ of an idea that GMs should have a holiday, like Mother's Day and Father's Day, for all they do to get tabletop games together, the countless hours behind the screen and behind the scenes. I suggested a day and a slogan that fit fairly well, and we began heralding "March Fo(u)rth for GM's Day!" (It is the only date that is both a date and a command.
) Since then it has grown and now many online gaming retailers celebrate the day with a big sale, though you don't *have* to buy something to give to your GM. Sometimes it is just a good idea to thank them, perhaps bring the cookies or cake that day, etc. Just use that time of the year to show some appreciation for all of the hard work the GM does for the group and the hobby.
There's a GM's Day Facebook page to "Like" - http://www.facebook.com/GMSDAY
March 4th has also become momentous for another reason. In 2008, it is the day we lost Gary Gygax. But, there is no finer way in my opinion to honor his memory than to game on the anniversary of the day his passing. I reckon he would have liked that idea.
So, that is a long way around to saying that I think getting together on March 4th would be a great idea and I'm in! Maybe Red Wizard can bring a couple of those games for this first get together and I'd enjoy a Middle Earth Role-Playing game, though I'm not sure how good a monthly schedule is to regular campaign gaming.
Don't forget, the Games Plus auction begins that next Wed, and continue on Fri, Sat and Sun (7th, 9th, 10th, 11th). Tons of good deals and fun stuff to gain by going to the auction. Why, my unpainted miniatures collection alone must be worth . . . http://www.games-plus.com/auction.htm
List of current posters in this thread to confirm - Raic (in), Turiciano (in), Mark (in), Red Wizard (?), Turiciano (in), silas (?), mordrin (?), anyone else?