Toolkit

This page contains the information needed to join in on our regular LAN parties and events.

** For the 24-Hour Events: One special item to bring…
PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS LAN, BRING A TOOTH BRUSH, TOOTH PASTE, MOUTHWASH, AND DEODORANT!!!  (We may not have access to the showers this year.)  There are showers on-site if you like, so towels would be needed too.  (GUESTS MUST BE ESCORTED.)

Table Of Contents

We will provide…

What do I need to bring..?

Chapter 1. PC Gamers (Digital)

Section 1. provide your own…

Section 2. install before arrival…

1) The Classics (optional)

2) Utilities/Communications

Chapter 2. Console Gamers (Digital)

Section 1. provide your own…

Chapter 3. Table Top Gamers (Analogue)

Section 1. provide your own…

Video Streaming


We will provide…

  • Tables
  • Power Bars and Limited Power Strips
  • Network
  • Power
  • Roof
  • A/C
  • Entertainment

What do I need to bring..?

Great question! Whatever gear you need to play the games you want to play.  Players are required to bring their own gear and complete setups. Minus a few items (ie: speakers, GIANT aka > 32″ monitors, etc).  Whether it be your PC gaming rig, monitor, keyboard, and super mouse, TV and console, board games, card games, Dungeon Master Guide, etc. just bring it.

We will be having some other special surprises set up for communal use to take turns on. But your dedicated gear is your responsibility. We will provide you with the chair, table, power, and network. If you prefer to bring your own gaming chair instead of using our standard stack chairs. Please do so.

Chapter 1. PC Gamers (Digital)

Section 1. provide your own…

  • PC/Laptop
  • Monitor (Max 30″ Please)
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Headphones/Mic
  • Power Cords
  • Games
  • Just in Case Items
    • Power Extension Cord 4′-6′
    • Power Strip (4-15 foot cord)
    • Network Cable 10′-15′

Section 2. install before arrival…

1) The Classics (optional)

Just about everyone pulls these games out from time to time. Don’t deny it… you know you do. Have them FULLY INSTALLED and FULLY PATCHED BEFORE arriving to any event. This is just proper LAN play etiquette. We don’t want to have everyone saturating the pipe with update downloads. Now do we?

  • LoL (League of Legends)
  • CS:S (Counter Strike:Source)
  • SC2 (Star Craft 2)
  • UT2K4 (Unread Tournament 2K4, Steam Version)
  • TF2 (Team Fortress 2)
  • Diablo 3
  • Tribes Ascend
  • FireFall
  • Quake Live
  • BF3 (Battlefield 3)
  • DayZ

2) Utilities/Communications

  • Slack – To keep up to date with current event information and receive announcements about anything RackerGamers. Especially during events. Go to https://join.slack.com/t/rackergamers/signup and select your email domain from the list. If your domain is not listed, email us at [email protected] for an email invite!
  • Discord – Some gamers prefer Discord over Slack, we definitely have a presence there as well. It’s available here: https://discord.gg/ZFrcEWK

Chapter 2. Console Gamers (Digital)

Section 1. provide your own…

  • Console
  • Games
  • TV/Monitor (Max 32″ please)
  • Controllers
  • Headphones (Some exceptions may be made if console gamers are not in the main room.)
  • Cables
  • Just in Case Items
    • Power Extension Cord 4′-6′
    • Power Strip (4-15 foot cord)
    • Network Cable 10′-15′

Chapter 3. Table Top Gamers (Analogue)

For all those playing “Analogue Games.” I.e. Card, Board, Tabletop, Pencil and Dice, and other various Non-Digital / Powered games.

Section 1. provide your own…

  • Games
  • Accessories

Video Streaming

If you are streaming and want to appear on the main RackerGamers stream fill out this form. This will supply our in-house broadcaster with your stream URL. We will re-broadcast it, mixed in with our other streams and transitions etc.