Eugene Hung | 1 May 10:23 2006

Session Report 4/24/06

South Bay Boardgamers Session Report April 24th, 2006
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK
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BELIEVE SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST
"Tonight's Dracula game is cancelled, as Dracula is pregnant."
   -- Eugene

OPEN YOUR MOUTH A LITTLE WIDER WHEN YOU THINK
"Eugene wasn't a very Vikingish Viking."
   -- Mike Chase
"What do you expect from a guy whose war cry would be 'It's lip-biting time!'"
   -- Ted

THE QUESTION IS, WHICH IS TO BE MASTER
"Wow, there's a lot less military in Antike this time."
   -- John 
"That's because Eddie isn't playing.  He always develops a huge military
 position and forces others to compensate."
   -- Devin
"Yeah, Eddie would even build up a huge military position in Bohnanza."
   -- Mike Chase
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   Clark, Hank, Ted, Devin, Karen               (Age of Steam: Disco Inferno)
      Winner: Clark

   Ryan, Greg, Shane*, Jesse                    (Ra)
      Winner: Greg
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claw | 1 May 17:51 2006
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Re: Session Report 4/24/06

Eugene Hung <eyhung@...> wrote:

> See you tonight!

In addition to a new version of Age of Steam:London and a possible
first public outing for me AoS:Romania, I'll be bringing Claude
Parenteau's Aos:India, AoS:Spain and AoS:New Zealand (the latter
redrawn by me to fit on reasonable sized paper).

I'll also have the new Border Fights map variant for China (requires
a new board and a few rules changes over the base China).  We played
this on Saturday at BAP to universal acclaim.  Excellent little game
and quite a bit better than the already good original game.

Lastly, I'll have Borderlands with me.  Think something much akin to
A Game of Thrones or mare Nostrum, just pared down to the basics.

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-- 
J C Lawrence                        They said, "You have a blue guitar,
---------(*)                        You do not play things as they are."
claw@...                       The man replied, "Things as they are
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/          Are changed upon the blue guitar."

 
Tom DuBois | 1 May 19:16 2006
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On tonight?

I've never attended - thinking of trying it out tonight.  How late does 
the group usually go?

 
Eugene Hung | 1 May 19:41 2006

Re: On tonight?

On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 05:16:08PM -0000, Tom DuBois wrote:
> I've never attended - thinking of trying it out tonight.  How late does 
> the group usually go?

Welcome, Tom!  It goes as late as you and the rest of the people you are
playing with want to go.  Most people play just one medium game for 2-
3 hours, but others have been known just to play a short one (45
minutes) and leave, and a few dedicated gamers have been known to knock
off 5 games in a session.  With around 20 people attending regularly,
it's easy to find a game or set of games that suits your playing time
requirements if you are vocal about them up front.

--
Eugene Hung     eyhung@...    http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/eyhung
Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast or of
one thing too exclusively.
             -- Voltaire

 
J C Lawrence | 1 May 20:03 2006
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Re: On tonight?

On Mon, 01 May 2006 17:16:08 -0000 
Tom DuBois <erinatom@...> wrote:

> I've never attended - thinking of trying it out tonight.  How late
> does the group usually go?

It starts emptying out around 21:30-22:00, but a few hardy souls have
been known to play until 02:00 or so every so often.

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J C Lawrence                        They said, "You have a blue guitar,
---------(*)                        You do not play things as they are."
claw@...                       The man replied, "Things as they are
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/          Are changed upon the blue guitar."

 
Eugene Hung | 8 May 09:10 2006

Session Report 05/01/06

South Bay Boardgamers Session Report May 1st, 2006
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK
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ONE MAN'S FRANKNESS IS ANOTHER'S VULGARITY
"Oops, I lost a chit."  
   -- Randy
"No chit!"
   -- Ted

NEVER BEEN KANCHOED
"Hey Mika, how do you say 'cheater' in Japanese?"
   -- John
"Maybe there is no such word in Japanese since they are generally such
law-abiding people."
   -- Ryan
"No, it's 'Gaijin!'"
   -- Tom
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   Greg*, Ryan*                                 (Wallamoppi)
      Winner: Greg

   Greg, Andrea*                                (Wallamoppi)
      Winner: Andrea

   Julie*, Greg                                 (Wallamoppi)
      Winner: Julie

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J C Lawrence | 8 May 10:06 2006
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Re: Session Report 05/01/06

On Mon, 8 May 2006 00:10:21 -0700 
Eugene Hung <eyhung@...> wrote:

> It was a good game except for Daniel, who got stuck in such a bad
> position that if was difficult for him to enjoy the game : as he put
> it, he would really like to like this game, but his two experiences so
> far are not very conclusive...

AoS successfully concentrates on those aspects of finance and route
building games that Daniel finds least interesting, so it isn't too
surprising that he's not fond of the game.  AoS heads directly away from
his alley.

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J C Lawrence                        They said, "You have a blue guitar,
---------(*)                        You do not play things as they are."
claw@...                       The man replied, "Things as they are
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/          Are changed upon the blue guitar."

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J C Lawrence | 13 May 10:35 2006
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Gamesday on Sunday


(THis is mostly for Dirk as I forgot to mention it to him this evening
and don't recall his email address)

  The Gamesday at the Los Altos Public library is this Sunday (yes,
  Sunday).  Gaming will occur between 12:00 noon and sometime in the wee
  hours of the morning.

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---------(*)                        You do not play things as they are."
claw@...                       The man replied, "Things as they are
http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/          Are changed upon the blue guitar."

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Eugene Hung | 15 May 21:34 2006

Session Report 05/08/06

South Bay Boardgamers Session Report May 8th, 2006
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK
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IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN
"I finally made a profit!" *smiles*
   -- Tom [on the last turn]
"Are you smiling?  Are you smiling?!  There's no smiling in Age of Steam!"
   -- Ted

CALLING HIS SHOT 
"Yeah, Clark's been winning a lot of games since you left."
   -- Eugene
"Is that right?  Well, now that I'm back, not anymore!"
   -- Scott
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   Ryan, Jesse, Dirk*, Greg                     (Hacienda)
      Winner: Greg

   Ted, Julien, Devin, Tom*                     (Age of Steam: Nor Cal)
      Winner: Ted

   JC, Eddie*, Mika*                            (China: Border Fights)
      Winner: Eddie

   Eugene, Clark, Scott, Peter*, Christine*,    (Amun Re)
   Ron*   
      Winner: Scott     Best newbie: Peter/Christine
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Ted Alspach | 16 May 00:18 2006

Caylus tonight with Modern Art turn-order qualifier

There are three slots open for tonight's big CAYLUS game (with the new
cardboard money...oooooh).

The catch? We'll be playing Modern Art first, and the order that
people finish in (winner goes first, etc.) will be the turn order for
Caylus!

So far Hank and myself are on the list.

POST here (aka "send a message to the group") before 5:00pm tonight if
you want in...only the first three who post will make it into the game!

t

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