JC Lawrence | 6 Oct 20:08 2009
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18xx night is next Monday!

18xx night approaches yet again!  We had 10 people last month -- even  
with several of the regulars not attending.  That's enough for 3 games  
(two 3-player and one 4-player).  Is next week our time for three  
simultaneous games of 18xx?

Somebody please bring an extra set of poker chips.  I only have two  
sets.  If we get three games going, we'll need a third set of chips!

I thought it would be a neat idea to make a monthly geeklist on  
boardGameGeek of the various games we play and thus give more  
opportunity to discuss them and learn more about both our successes  
and our mistakes.  I've started the first one at the URL below with a  
bit of a session report/description of the last two games we've played  
(1860 and 1889).  Please feel free to list the games you play (you can  
add new game-entries), to comment on the games others have listed (eg  
to correct my grossly biased reports), ask questions etc (you'll need  
a free Boardgamegeek account to add entries or comment): http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/47043

I'll be bringing my normal crate-o-games next week.  I now have a new  
copy of 18AL (a Mark Derrick game akin to 18TN or a simpler 18Mex):
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2612 
  I also hope to have 18GL in by Monday (this is another Post Office  
race).  18GL is a Gary Mroczka design and is effectively identical to  
1826 (the David Hecht game with the hex trains in France), with the  
same rules, the same trains, but on what looks like more interesting  
terrain with more interesting track building: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/17654 
   1848 is also still wending its way here -- the gods only know  
what's taking so long and I'm trying to be patient: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/32424

I also took the time to work through 1860's rules again, this time  
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JC Lawrence | 12 Oct 04:46 2009
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Spare 1830 and 1830 Coalfields maps -- want them?

I have spare copies of Peter Mumford's redraws of the base 1830 map  
and 1820 Coalfields, printed at 600dpi and mounted on foamcore.  They  
are beautiful:

	http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/573603
	http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/575058

The 1830 map is additionally laminated and cut into two 11"x17"  
panels.  There are however a couple small errors in the production: a  
2mm snag in the lamination on one outside edge and the join between  
the two sections isn't perfect.  The 1830 Coalfields map isn't  
laminated, but was printed on heavy photo-stock paper before being  
mounted (the 1830 version is printed on 100lb Bristol and then mounted  
and laminated) and has not been sectioned or cut for folding etc, but  
is just a single board.    I'll also throw in a white cardboard  
11"x17" media box (the sort of single piece box that most of my Deep  
Thought 18xx games are in) that fits the 1830 map sections perfectly.

Please give me a shout if you're interested.  I'll have the maps with  
me tomorrow (Monday) night if you'd like to look them over.  The cost  
from OfficeMax for this sort of thing is ~$25/map.  I am not expecting  
to get all my money out of them.  Make me an offer or heck, just tell  
me how terribly excited you are and how much you want them.  At the  
moment they're just cluttering up my car.

-- JCL

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JC Lawrence | 14 Oct 00:53 2009
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Manila folder of military articles and leaflets

A manila folder of documents related to Dunkirk and other WW2 military  
items, colour brochures etc was left at Yahoo! last night.  I have it  
and will attempt to remember to bring it next week.

-- JCL

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JC Lawrence | 14 Oct 08:55 2009
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18xx games played: 12 October 2009

Aliza, JC, Mike, Ron, Tim and Tom showed up for 18xx this month; a  
rather low turnout.  Perhaps the recent soggy weather has put people  
off?  However, as expected in some of the off-list banter, the ratio  
of poker chip sets to players was in fact 1:1!

We started late, well after 19:00 as we hung around waiting for more  
people to show.  Finally we gave up and broke into two 3-player games  
after Tom allowed that he really wasn't up to playing 6-player 1830.   
Such a shame -- I adore 6-player 1830!  So Aliza, Tim and Tom got  
together to play Tom's copy of 1851 (a Mark Derrick/Chris Lawson game  
that's a somewhat larger and more complex version of what was later  
refined/reduced into 18TN by Mark Derrick) and Mike, Ron and I sat  
down for a 3-player game of 1830 using my newly constructed home-made  
copy of the game.

I've added our game of 1830 along with something of a description of  
the game as well as a few pictures to the geeklist, and Tim has kindly  
added his 1851 game as well:

	http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/47043

There was some talk of playing either 1860 or 18GL next week.  Both  
are clever games.  1860 does well with 2 players (most unusual), but  
is I think best with 3 players.  18GL probably wants 5 players to be  
at its best, but works Okay with 4 players and is probably still  
pretty good with 6 players.  And of course I'll have my spiffy/pretty  
version of 1830 with me.

Who's up for what next week?

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John Yeager | 16 Oct 20:09 2009
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Game order? Dominion:Seaside is almost out now.

The new Dominion:Seaside expansion is almost out (expected late Oct), so I thought I'd organize another
group game order.  If you are interested, send me your requests.  I don't plan to make the order for at least 1
week (next Saturday), so there's plenty of time to get "on-board".  Get it?  har har.

I plan to order from Coolstuff, since its only 27.99 there:
http://www.coolstuffinc.com/main_boardGame.php?viewType=view%20board%20games&fp=Acc-RIODominionSeaside

Regards,
John

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JC Lawrence | 20 Oct 11:02 2009
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19 Oct 2009 -- 5-player 1848

We played Helmut Ohley's 1848 (Australia) tonight.  A very strange and  
fascinating game.  I've added it to the geeklist and posted a sorta  
session-report:

	http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/47043/item/1075228#item1075228

Please add more accurate details (and cast imprecations at Mike) as  
you can.

I'll try to get pictures added to the geeklist entry some time today.

As you'll have seen from my previous mail, John Tamplin is in town and  
looking to play 18xx once or twice this week.  Currently Friday  
evening is most likely, but one of the other evenings may also be  
possible.  Please drop me a note back if/as you are available.

-- JCL

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John Yeager | 23 Oct 09:20 2009
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Game order? Dominion:Seaside is out now - who wants to join in on a game order to get free shipping?

Hello again folks,

So, Dominion:Seaside is now out.  I'll be making my order quite soon.  
If you want to join in to get free shipping, let me know before this Sunday.
Feel free to join the order (from Coolstuff) to order whatever you'd like, of course.

BGG link to Dominion:Seaside:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/51811

Regards,
John

----- Original Message ----
From: John Yeager <john_m_yeager@...>
To: sb-boardgamers@...
Sent: Fri, October 16, 2009 11:09:24 AM
Subject: Game order?  Dominion:Seaside is almost out now.

The new Dominion:Seaside expansion is almost out (expected late Oct), so I thought I'd organize another
group game order.  If you are interested, send me your requests.  I don't plan to make the order for at least 1
week (next Saturday), so there's plenty of time to get "on-board".  Get it?  har har.

I plan to order from Coolstuff, since its only 27.99 there:
http://www.coolstuffinc.com/main_boardGame.php?viewType=view%20board%20games&fp=Acc-RIODominionSeaside

Regards,
John

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