|18 of us played 18 games. MattL is a friend of JeffF's who came once before.||
Marty, a RussCon dude from the beginning as well as a friend I gamed with long before RussCon existed, is moving to Houston now, but this was probably not really his last RussCon as he expects to be visiting Austin during mid-weeks and coming to future RussCons. I certainly hope so, and in any case he left several boxes of his games. :) Good luck Marty!
Several strange stresses are in my life lately. I'm exploring Buddhism. I recently read Hermann Hesse's novel Siddhartha which I recommend.
|WebOfPower||5||Marty 4 JP 2 BobR 0 RussW -2 BradS -4|
|Carcassonne||3||Clayton 2 Matt 0 MarkY -2|
|Cathedral||2||RussW 1 BradS -1|
|Tichu||2||( JimG Ben ) 1 ( MarkH MarkG ) -1|
|HedgehogsInAHurry||4||Ben 3 JimG -1 MarkH -1 MarkY -1|
|Carcassonne||3||BradS 2 Clayton 0 RussW -2|
|Rumis||4||BradS 3 MarkH 1 RussW -1 Clayton -3|
|TooManyCooks||4||MarkG 3 JimG 0 MarkY 0 Ben -3|
|Rumis||3||BradS 2 MarkH 0 RussW -2|
|Rumis||3||BradS 2 RussW 0 RussD -2|
|Rumis||2||RussW 1 RussD -1|
|Tightrope||4||JimG 3 MarkY 1 MarkG -1 Ben -3|
|LaCitta||3||William 2 Crash 0 Matt -2|
|Cathedral||2||RussW 1 RussD -1|
|Guillotine||3||Justin 2 RussW 0 Crash -2|
|HighBohn||5||JeffF 3 JP 3 MattL 0 Marty -2 BobR -4|
|Amun-Re||4||MattL 3 JeffF 1 JP -1 Justin -3|
|Bluff||6||Justin 5 Crash 3 RussW 1 Matt -1 JP -3 William -5|
Rumis is an elegant clever new game which MarkH brought. It's an abstract strategy game one could describe as Tetris meets Blokus (which MarkH also introduced to RussCon). I didn't do very well at it, but I liked it and want to play more. If you like Blokus you should check out Rumis. You're trying to get your pieces placed on the board, and they must be contiguous (along sides, rather than corners as in Blokus), but they're 3-dimensional chunks of cubes rather than 2-dimensional chunks of squares. Also it works well with 2-4 players, unlike Blokus which I think is really only best with 4.
Speaking of placement games, Cathedral is getting played quite a bit lately, and I recommend it as a good abstract strategy game that's a good 2-person filler game.
Bach, Ouvertures Nos. 3&4
Beauty In Darkness, Vol. 3
Peter Gabriel, PGCD3
Landmark Music, Vol. 3
Industrial Revolution, 3rd Edition
Another of those pesky meta themes.
This was probably not the last time we'll see this theme, since the Ramans do everything in threes...
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