Every two months, I invite friends in my house, and we play Rock Band on my PS3 all night, we're like 10-16 people, aged between 30 and 45 years old.
It usually goes very smooth, with no rules, where people play a couple of songs, and then they pass the instruments around, there is no framework, point systems, battle of bands, or anything like that.
The word is getting out, and people are inviting other people, and it looks likes I will have over 25 people coming in my house for playing Rock Band in two weeks.
With so many people, I am setting up a second room where people will be able to play, and someone will bring their PS3 and another 40+ LCD screen.
Since there was never any competition before, I am wondering if the no-rules will still work with so many people, and having 2 different rooms setup for partying. I tried the online competition this weekend, like score duel and tug of war, but I only saw player vs player, not Band vs Band. Some of the people coming over never played RB2 before, and some are playing at expert levels.
How can I make it a bit competitive? Anybody else made a rule set before? like bands have to play the same songs, and the best score wins? or anything like that? Should I create like 7 bands of 3 or 4 people, and create battles? rankings? Or should I favor an individual challenge, where everyone register their 3 best songs through the evening?
I am just worried that someone will hog the drums for 2 hours, while others wanted to try but were too afraid to do so, since they were too intimidated by the better players.
So if anyone had made a rule set for their home parties, and were succesful, or disastrous, can you share your experience?