December 13 2000 RussCon Report

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Meta Party Game Results
Evening's Soundtrack
11 of us played 11 games.
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There will be RussCon As Usual during the next few weeks. I'll be out of town the weekend before Xmas, but the Wednesdays before and after I will be here for gaming!

Remi (who I know by email from the world of webcomics -- check out Remi's Too Fat to be a RockStar) is camping out at my place -- he just moved to Austin! Yes, someone from North Carolina managed to find a job in Austin before I did...

I have made a webpage (suitable for printing out) with the Carcassonne tile distribution!

Game Results

Carcassonne5Clayton 4 JP 2 Fred 0 Steve -2 RussW -4
GreatBrainRobbery7Jeffles 6 RussD -1 Carly -1 Marty -1 Kara -1 JonathanB -1 Remi -1
Carcassonne3ChrisH 2 JP 0 Fred -2
Carcassonne4Clayton 3 Steve 1 RussW -1 Brady -3
Carcassonne3JonathanB 2 RussD 0 Kara -2
WebOfPower5Jeffles 4 ChrisH 2 Brady 0 Steve -2 RussW -4
FlinkePinke4RussD 3 Jeffles 1 Steve -1 RussW -3
UndTschuess5Jeffles 4 Steve 2 Matt 0 RussW -2 RussD -4
TajMahal5JP 4 Carly 2 Remi 0 Marty -3 Fred -3
Entdecker4Jeffles 3 RussW 1 Steve -1 Matt -3
Carcassonne3Marty 2 JP 0 Carly -2

carcassonneCarcassonne continues to continue its reign of terror at RussCon! Many people have been bringing sets, which is of course a good thing. At one point there were 3 Carcassonne games going simultaneously! If you are one of the several RussCon Carcassonne owners, feel free to print out my Carcassonne tile distribution.

entdecker entdeckerI resisted the urge to play Carcassonne all night... but got in some more tile placement goodness with the classic Entdecker. Comparisons between the two games are inevitable. Both are definitely worthy games. And I'm not just saying that since Entdecker was the only game all evening where I didn't finish last or next to last.

Meta Party Game Results

Clayton was the Meta Party Devil. Here is the lack of meta party game he emailed out:

It's Tues. night and I still can't think of a Meta party game for tomorrow's RussCon. Something may eventually occur to me; but probably not in time. Someone else will have to come up with a Meta party game: my mind simply won't respond to the task.
Top RussCon Meta Party Specialists responded to this crisis immediately:
You have failed me for the last time, General...

Very well, here is the oh-so-meta meta party game for this week: Help Clayton Decide On A Meta Party Game.

Contestants should arrive with a paper with rules to a meta party game, without their name or other identifying info printed on the sheet. At some point in the evening (not before 8pm), Clayton will collect all the entries, peruse them, cogitate a bit (but not too long), and pick exactly one entry as the winner. Ha! So even though Clayton shrugs off his Meta Party Devil duty to invent a game, at least he will moderate a game! Clayton is free to use whatever criterion he likes, including (in the worst case) moaning about how he can't really decide on one so he's going to randomly pick one, and would someone please shuffle them because he can't shuffle. :)

Whoever's entry is chosen is the winner and the Meta Party Devil for the following week. They are encouraged to use their winning entry, but not obliged to.

Voila! Magnifique!

There were 3 entries from me, Jeffles, and RussD. Clayton selected RussD's meta party game, so RussD is the Meta Party Devil! I will let RussD email out his meta party game to the list. (Which will save me having to type it in!)

Evening's Soundtrack

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Madonna
Metallica, ...And Justice For All
My Dying Bride, 34.788% Complete...
Nico, The End...
Supertramp, Even In The Quietest Moments...



Rank ratings:
 1.0000 Clayton (2 games played)
 0.9000 Jeffles (5)
 0.6667 ChrisH (2)
 0.5000 JP (4)
 0.1250 JonathanB (2)
-0.0833 Carly (3)
-0.1000 Remi (2)
-0.1333 RussD (4)
-0.1429 Steve (6)
-0.1667 Marty (3)
-0.3750 Kara (2)
-0.4286 Brady (2)
-0.4286 Matt (2)
-0.5000 Fred (3)
-0.6190 RussW (6)

New Win ratings:
 1.0000 Clayton (2)
 0.8000 Jeffles (5)
 0.1667 ChrisH (2)
 0.1250 JonathanB (2)
 0.0833 JP (4)
 0.0000 RussD (4)
 0.0000 Marty (3)
-0.2000 Remi (2)
-0.2500 Carly (3)
-0.2500 Kara (2)
-0.2857 Steve (6)
-0.2857 Brady (2)
-0.2857 Matt (2)
-0.2857 RussW (6)
-0.3000 Fred (3)

Clayton is the Devil! Jeffles is Vice-Devil. ChrisH is Vice-Vice-Devil. Then JP, then Squeaky. Steve & I share the Dedicated Award.


Chick Tourney: Possible future idea for meta party game?

RussCon's own Jay vents about the presidential election.

If you live in Austin, you should walk the 37th Street Xmas lights. If you don't live in Austin, here's the next best thing.

I have made a webpage (suitable for printing out) with the Carcassonne tile distribution.

Now there are 2 webcomics by RussCon people: Ko Fight Club and Too Fat to be a RockStar.

this is the end...