October 17 2001 RussCon Report

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Evening's Soundtrack
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Stay up all night at Carly's, Ben's and Stephanie's housewarming party Saturday night so that early Sunday morning you can win an AMD computer.

And remember that October 31 is Halloween and RussCon! Think "costume".

Game Results

Carcassonne4RussW 3 Clayton 1 Dan -1 Fred -3
ShowManager6RussW 5 Clayton 3 PJ 1 Dan -1 RussD -3 Fred -5
Tichu2( Jeffles William ) 1 ( Daniel JimG ) -1
Cartagena5Jeffles 4 Brady 1 William 1 JimG -3 Dan -3
Set5William 4 JimG 1 RussD 1 RussW -3 JP -3
Euphrates4TimG 3 BobK 1 Marty -1 Matt -3
Tichu2( JimG William ) 1 ( Carly PJ ) -1
ZirkusFlohcati5JimG 4 JP 2 RussW 0 RussD -2 William -4
Tichu2( Dan Carly ) 1 ( Fred PJ ) -1
Bluff7Carly 6 RussW 4 William 2 JP 0 PJ -2 JimG -4 Dan -6
BigCheese5RussD 4 William 2 JP 0 RussW -2 JimG -4
TitanArena3Dan 1 PJ 1 Carly -2
Vino4Matt 3 BobK 1 TimG -1 Daniel -3
Tichu2( JimG JP ) 1 ( PJ Matt ) -1

carcassonneBack to the ancient traditions as I came from behind to win Carcassonne! This game rules!

Show Manager is vaguely Traumfabrikesque, as we're each producing plays. It was pretty good.

Tichu continues its hegemony. Meanwhile the controversial Vino got played for the first time in a while. I want to play it again and was sorry to miss out on that.

Set is a Ricochet Robot type game where any number of players stare at a group of cards trying to identify sets quickly. William keeps pulling these "you'll like this game, Russ" shenanigans on me, and I resolve not to fall for it any more! If you like games where you're forced to react very quickly, then you may enjoy Set.

Meta Party Game Results

I was the Meta Devil. I made a Meta Game awarding one point for each band and album title players could identify in this collage of art from some of my favorite CDs. No peeking through my collection allowed!

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The correct answers are:

  • Clandestine, The Ale is Dear
  • The Beatles, Abbey Road
  • Type O Negative, Bloody Kisses
  • Eve's Plum, Envy
  • King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Geraldine Fibbers, Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home
  • Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • Genesis, Seconds Out
  • The Doors, The Doors
  • Michael Nyman, Drowning By Numbers soundtrack
  • Hole, Live Through This

Dan won by a large margin, scoring 13 points out of 22 for identifying Clandestine, Beatles, King Crimson, Genesis, Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and the Doors (though he incorrectly identified the Doors album title as Jim Morrison's Rectal Itch). I was especially impressed he identified the smokey spotlights from Seconds Out.

RussD got 4 points for Clandestine and Beatles.

TimG got 3 points for Beatles and King Crimson (sans title).

BobK got 2 points for Beatles.

William got 1 point for Beatles (sans title) and many utterly surreal guesses such as Blind Melon, Blind Zombie, and L5.

Evening's Soundtrack

Dune, Original Soundtrack Recording
Gattaca, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Flash Gordon, Original Soundtrack Music
Star Wars, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Strange Days, Music from the Motion Picture

SF movies, of course.


Rank ratings:
 1.0000 Jeffles (2 games played)  
 0.5000 Clayton (2)
 0.4000 Carly (4)
 0.3333 TimG (2)
 0.3333 BobK (2)
 0.2917 William (7)
 0.2692 RussW (6)
 0.2500 Brady (1)
 0.0000 RussD (4)
 0.0000 JP (5)
-0.1429 Matt (3)
-0.1875 PJ (6)
-0.2000 JimG (8)
-0.3333 Marty (1)
-0.4286 Dan (6)
-1.0000 Fred (3)
-1.0000 Daniel (2)
New Win ratings:
 1.0000 Jeffles (2)
 0.4000 Carly (4)
 0.3333 TimG (2)
 0.1538 RussW (6)
 0.1429 Matt (3)
 0.0833 William (7)
 0.0588 RussD (4)
 0.0400 JimG (8)
-0.0952 Dan (6)
-0.1579 JP (5)
-0.2500 Clayton (2)
-0.2500 Brady (1)
-0.2500 PJ (6)
-0.3333 BobK (2)
-0.3333 Marty (1)
-0.3333 Fred (3)
-0.5000 Daniel (2)
Jeffles is the Devil! Carly is Vice-Devil! How very meta! Clayton is Vice-Vice-Devil. Daniel wins the Generous Angel Award.


Humorous game banter from a D&D gaming group that's far cruder than RussCon!

Here is the pattern in dominoes for a picture of Albert Einstein.

Rune's Barf Bag Collection has barf bags from airlines all over the world.

AllLookSame has a quiz to identify 18 people as Chinese, Japanese or Korean. I discovered I really suck at this and only got 3 right, whereas the average score was 7. My report card said "Inversely Amazing. Not easy to get all that wrong." Sigh. Email me your results and I'll summarize next week!

HowGoodInBed correlates bedroom behavior with externally visible behavior.

Facts on Farts.

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