I forgot to mention last week that RussD and Pauline also brought various candies from Japan, some of which were cute miniature versions of other food, such as a sushi tray complete with little chopsticks (modeled here by William), and pizzas, and french fries!
As an incentive to appear at RussCon, I've decided to contribute 48 New Zealand Lord of the Ring stamps to the winners. Over the next 6 weeks, 8 stamps each week will be randomly raffled off to all game players. Each game you play gets one share in winning 1 stamp that week. Stamp winners lose their share until all players have received a stamp that week.
1st week - 40c - Gandalf and Saruman 2nd week - 80c - The Lady Galadriel 3rd week - 90c - Sam and Frodo 4th week - $1.30 - Guardian of Rivendell 5th week - $1.50 - Strider 6th week - $2.00 - Boromir son of Denethor
Collect them all. Trade with your friends. Each stamp is a beautiful piece of art designed by Sacha Lees of Weta Workshop
Thanks Dan! This is cool. Since Dan's Meta Meta Game will stretch over 6 weeks, I've introduced a new section of the Report to announce each week's results!
The Saturday 02-15 peace rally and march was quite a large event. I took lots of pictures of interesting signs (most were handmade and unique, unlike many rallies that have lots of mass-manufactured identical signs), and finally got off my butt and made a proper photo gallery for the first time. The gallery software, by the way, is the only one I know of that generates valid XHTML instead of ill-formed code. The drawback is it's not as full-featured as some gallery programs, but it's easy to use.
After a long period of go hibernation (I'm ashamed to admit), I am finally back into go action and returned to go club this week. Hopefully I'll get back into practice soon since the AGA and Houston Go Club have officially announced the 2003 Go Congress will be August 2-10 at the University of Houston. Our Most Assiduous Reader knows there will be no RussCon that week. But don't worry, I'll remind you when the time is closer!
|DurchDieWueste||5||MarkG 4 Whendy 0 RussW 0 Dan 0 Matt -4|
|Barbu||4||William 3 JimG 1 MarkH -1 Ben -3|
|Vampire||3||Fina 2 RussW 0 Clayton -2|
|Blokus||4||MarkG 3 Dan 1 Matt -1 Whendy -3|
|TallyHo||2||Dan 1 Matt -1|
|Tichu||2||( Ben JimG ) 1 ( MarkH William ) -1|
|AgeOfSteam||4||JeffF 3 Marty 1 Steve -1 JP -3|
|UnionPacific||4||RussW 3 Clayton 1 MarkG -1 Fina -3|
|Carcassonne||6||Clayton 5 RussW 3 MarkG 1 JP -1 Steve -4 Fina -4|
|DetroitClevelandGrandPrix||3||JimG 2 Ben 0 Matt -2|
Fun to play Durch die Wüste again, even if I idiotically clumped 3 of my initial placements together and put the 4th in a place where it got cut off in the first round.
Age of Steam is the new followup to Lancashire Rails and Volldampf. JP reports it was pretty good, but unforgiving of newbie errors. It also seemed to take them a while to play.
A reminder: please write and spell clearly when recording game results, make the scores and ranks clear, and remember last initials for people with common names like Mark, thanks! Again this week, I'm pretty sure MarkY didn't show up to play one game of Tichu late in the evening... Admittedly we have a cornucopia of Marks lately, but...
Friends of Dean Martinez, on the shore
Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See
Zwan, Star of the Sea
Brought to you by the letter Z! By the way, Zwan is Billy Corgan's (Smashing Pumpkins) new band.
Whendy: I was oozin'...!
Dan: Now you're losin'...!