June 6 2001 RussCon Report

Game Results
Meta Party Game Results
Evening's Soundtrack
18 of us played 15 games.
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Now playing: William Shakespeare's Memento.
Comicollage: daily ongoing comic jam with 7 artists and no planning ahead! There's a russ strip every Tuesday.


BobK is the latest in the shockingly shaved head category. Phrenologists, now's your chance.

My summer session life drawing class at ACC is underway, and I'm enjoying that.

Game Results

Falling4Jeffles 3 Ben 1 Clay -1 Whendy -3
Acquire4JonathanB 3 Clayton 1 Marty -1 Steve -3
UnexplodedCow5Jeffles 4 Ben 2 JP 0 Whendy -2 Clay -4
BigCheese5Ben 4 Whendy 2 Clay 0 Jeffles -2 JP -4
Carcassonne3Kara 2 PJ 0 Bob -2
PrincesOfFlorence5DaveB 4 BobR 2 RussW 0 Matt -2 JonathanC -4
Can'tStop4Ben 3 Clayton 1 Steve -2 Jeffles -2
Vampire3Clayton 2 Steve 0 Jeffles -2
Carcassonne4RussW 3 Matt 1 Kara -1 BobR -3
Traumfabrik5Whendy 4 JP 2 JonathanB 0 Marty -2 Brady -4
Evo5Bob 4 DaveB 2 Ben 0 PJ -2 JonathanC -4
Traumfabrik4JP 3 Brady 1 Matt -1 Marty -3
UndTschuess5Marty 4 DaveB 2 PJ 0 JonathanB -2 Matt -4
BattleCry2Brady 1 JP -1
Instinct4Steve 3 JonathanB 1 Jeffles -1 RussW -3

Yet more dexterity/twitch gaming, with Falling.

carcassonne cowI heard Unexploded Cow was fun. It has a card with Carcassonne on it, so it can't be all bad, that's for sure!

Meanwhile I continue my reign of terror at the real Carcassonne! Woohoo! This game rules!

Princes of Florence was played for the first time at RussCon!? I'd played it twice before (at Marty's and at Great Hall). I like it. It's one of those games that unfortunately takes a while to explain to newbies since there are lots of interacting subsystems. And it's unforgiving of strategy mistakes. But it's cool. I want to play lots more of it. It kind of reminds me of when I first learned Web of Power -- I sucked at it, but kept wanting to play more. (I barely came in 3rd: Matt and Sea Biscuit were just one PP behind me, tied for 4th, and the tiebreaker is money.)

Traumfabrik is of course a hot new Knizia title about the movie industry which proved popular.

A reminder: please write and spell clearly when recording game results, and remember last initials for people with common names, thanks!

Meta Party Game Results

Brady was the Meta Party Devil, but he was remiss in his duties and didn't email out a Meta Party Game. JP proposed a backup plan, which was to predict what time Brady would arrive.

Ben was the winner (closest without going over)! (Brady showed up at 8:10, and Ben predicted 7:59.) So Ben will email out next week's Meta Party Game.

Evening's Soundtrack

Skinny Puppy, Vivisectvi
Skinny Puppy, Last Rights
Skinny Puppy, Too Dark Park
Skinny Puppy, Rabies
Skinny Puppy, The Process

This was another of those "Russ got home minutes before RussCon and had to come up with a theme quickly" themes!


Rank ratings:
 0.6667 DaveB (3)
 0.5556 Ben (5)
 0.5000 Clayton (3)
 0.3333 Bob (2)
 0.2000 Kara (2)
 0.1429 JonathanB (4)
 0.0667 Whendy (4)
 0.0000 Jeffles (6)
 0.0000 RussW (3)
 0.0000 JP (5)
-0.1429 Marty (4)
-0.1429 BobR (2)
-0.1818 Steve (4)
-0.2000 PJ (3)
-0.2500 Brady (3)
-0.4286 Matt (4)
-0.4545 Clay (3)
-1.0000 JonathanC (2)

New Win ratings:
 0.5000 Bob (2)
 0.2222 Ben (5)
 0.2000 Kara (2)
 0.1667 DaveB (3)
 0.1579 Jeffles (6)
 0.1000 RussW (3)
 0.0714 Marty (4)
 0.0667 Whendy (4)
 0.0000 Clayton (3)
 0.0000 JonathanB (4)
 0.0000 Steve (4)
-0.0625 JP (5)
-0.1250 Brady (3)
-0.2500 JonathanC (2)
-0.2727 Clay (3)
-0.2857 BobR (2)
-0.2857 Matt (4)
-0.3000 PJ (3)

Ben is the Devil (in addition to being the Meta Devil)! DaveB is Vice-Devil. Bob is Vice-Vice-Devil. Then Clayton, then Kara. Jeffles wins the Dedicated Award.


Flash music video of surreal kinky cow sex!

Every OS Sucks is a live music video from Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie.

Tale of the Radioactive Boy Scout.

What is your secret hobbit name? I am Fard Bramble of Willowbottom. I don't know, is that better or worse than Lil' Durden or Little Johnny Pusface?

Pork 4 Kids is some pork industry propaganda page that seems to be for real. Truly strange seeing happy kids with a pig floating in space who excitedly says "Let's visit the farm!" when you mouse over him. I guess he is blissfully ignorant of what's in store for him at the farm. Learn all about raising cute friendly pigs. Learn how to cook and serve pork meat. No mention of the connection between the two! Woohoo!

Animals don't get slaughtered, they just "go to market".