|16 of us played 12 games, including newcomer JohnG (whom I've met through Allen and Dudley). One of the players was again the infamous Black Baron from Montgolfiere.||
Next Wednesday (August 6) falls during The Best Week Of The Year when I will be out of town on what one might call a vacation, so there will be NO RUSSCON AUGUST 6!
In case you missed that, there will be NO RUSSCON AUGUST 6!
Traditionally there has been a SansRussCon during The Best Week Of The Year; as always I leave that for you to sort out among yourselves!
BradS is officially heading to Baton Rouge for his new tenured astronomy position, but hopes to make it back to occasional RussCons. Good luck, Brad!
I recently joined friendster.com, an interesting and potentially useful looking social networking site that seems to be becoming popular; if anyone else has an account there, let's add each other as friends. You can find me as Russ Williams (duh!)
|Blokus||4||RussW 3 BobR 0 Marty 0 Clayton -3|
|Tichu||2||( Ben MarkH ) 1 ( Dan MarkG ) -1|
|David&Goliath||6||JP 5 RussW 3 Fred 1 BobR -1 Marty -3 Clayton -5|
|Cathedral||2||BradS 1 MarkY -1|
|Montgolfiere||4||Ben 2 MarkH 2 Baron -1 MarkG -3|
|Carcassonne||3||BradS 2 Fred 0 Clayton -2|
|David&Goliath||4||MarkH 3 Ben 1 MarkG -1 JohnG -3|
|Exxtra||4||MarkG 3 Clayton 1 JohnG -1 Ben -3|
|Cathedral||2||MarkG 1 JohnG -1|
|Acquire||4||JP 3 MarkY 1 BobR -1 RussW -3|
|Settlers||3||Justin 2 William 0 BradS -2|
|GhostParty||4||RussW 3 JP 1 Justin -1 MarkY -3|
I hadn't played David & Goliath before, although it has actually been played at RussCon a few times in the past. It was an ok trick-taking card game.
The Acquire game was a textbook example of Someone Who Is Broke When Others All Still Have Money Will Lose.
For some reason the Tichu players began chanting "Turn off the Spock! Turn up the Kirk! Because Spock is logical, but Kirk likes chicks!"
Music supplied by MarkG from various countries with "go" in their names, e.g. Togo, etc.
MarkG noted later: "There are 8 countries in the U.N. with "go" in their names and all were represented. For those who care, the countries are Angola, Bosnia Hercegovina, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (fromerly Zaire), the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mongolia, Togo and Trinidad & Tobago. Yugoslavia has recently officially changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro and so was not represented."
venontan semajnon ne estas russkon