|15 of us played 8 games. Welcome new folks Doug and Sam, friends of rare RussCon attendee Kate. Not to be confused with Doug from the early days of RussCon, who moved to Maryland, or with female Sam who came a few times with EricH and Laurie in the old days.||
I went camping at Pedernales last weekend with Moloch and we lucked out - the weather was awesome. I hadn't been camping in years (Whendy & I used to camp occasionally). This was in the primitive camping area, hiking in several miles, and no one else around. Very pleasing! It was quite amazing and wonderful to be out in the woods under the moon and stars with only the sounds of nature. I should not let several years go by before I do it again.
Heads up that the Austin Celtic Festival is coming up (Saturday Nov 1 and Sunday Nov 2). I've gone the last 2 years and loved it. Lots of different bands, highland games, vendors, etc. I was outdoors both days in the cold rain last year and still had a great time. I might even go so far as to call it The Best Weekend Of The Year. Some performers this year that are known to some RussCon folks: The Killdares, Cluan, Doc Grauzer, Pubcrawler, Ed Miller, Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums. I'm afraid it looks like two of my favorites Maggie Drennon and Jiggernaut may not be there, darn it. But it should still be a great time for Celtic music fans!
Sabaton la 8-an de novembro okazos la TutTeksasa Kunveno, por ĉiuj teksasaj esperantistoj!
Whendy says that this Saturday at 4pm, there's a good chance her interview about the screenwriting conference will be broadcast on a writing program at KOOP radio 91.7 (also streamed across the Internet at www.koop.org)
|CosmicCoasters||2||Doug 1 RussW -1|
|Tichu||2||( MarkG Ben ) 1 ( MarkH Whendy ) -1|
|Zero||4||MarkG 3 Ben 1 MarkH -1 RussD -3|
|Guillotine||4||Ben 3 RussD 1 MarkG -1 MarkH -3|
|Exxtra||3||MarkH 2 Doug 0 Ben -2|
|PuertoRico||5||Doug 4 Kate 2 RussW 0 Clayton -2 Sam -4|
|Carcassonne||4||Clayton 3 MarkG 1 RussW -1 RussD -3|
|Vinci||5||Jeremy 4 JP 2 Matt 0 Justin -2 MarkY -4|
Cosmic Coasters hadn't been played in a while, and is a good clever filler game for 2 people waiting for more to show up!
This session of Puerto Rico was quite unusual. The top 4 finishers were all quite close in score, and it was the first game I recall where nobody bought any of the big violet victory point buildings! I should have bought one; I'd have ended with about 7 more points than I did, which would have handed me victory, but I foolishly didn't realize the game was going to end as quickly as it did, so I bought a wharf, which I only got to use once.
The Vinci players ended up taking all evening on their game!
Maggie Drennon, self-titled
Govinda, o earthly gods
Grasshopper and the Golden Crickets, the orbit of eternal grace
Roger Hodgson, In the Eye of the Storm
Jocelyn Montgomery with David Lynch, Lux Vivens: The Music of Hildegard von Bingen
People with god in them, or at least in their names.
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