|14 of us played 11 games, including long-lost Meng.||
For those who didn't know, I recently started studying German and Mandarin Chinese. (One reason I'm learning Chinese is because I intend to visit Beijing in July for the Esperanto world congress in 2004.) I am surprised how many people I know who speak or are learning Mandarin. Just at RussCon this week, I got help from William, Pauline, Meng; and RussD is also learning it. Cool! It is certainly good to know other speakers when one is studying a language.
This year has been very eventful and pivotal for me, a major reason being my learning other languages after years of thinking I sucked and would always just be a lame monolingual... if anyone's looking for a New Year's resolution, learning a new language (or two, or three) is a great one!
And speaking of New Year's, don't forget that for the first time in RussCon history, December 24 and 31 are Wednesdays, and so there will not (repeat not) be RussCon As Usual those 2 evenings. Perhaps JeffS's New Year's party will include some gaming, for those who just can't go without.
|CarcassonneCastle||2||RussW 1 Marty -1|
|CarcassonneCastle||2||RussD 1 Pauline -1|
|ScreamMachine||6||JimG 5 Ben 3 JP 1 MarkG -1 Whendy -3 MarkH -5|
|Tichu||2||( Ben Whendy ) 1 ( MarkH JimG ) -1|
|CarcassonneHunters||4||RussW 3 Clayton 1 William -1 Marty -3|
|Transamerica||2||MarkG 1 JP -1|
|WebOfPower||3||JP 2 Meng 0 MarkG -2|
|ZirkusFlohcati||4||RussW 3 Whendy 1 MarkG -1 JP -3|
|ZirkusFlohcati||4||MarkG 3 Whendy 1 JP -1 RussW -3|
|Carcassonne||2||MarkY 1 Clayton -1|
|Bluff||5||RussW 4 MarkY 2 MarkG 0 Whendy -2 Clayton -4|
Whee, I had a good evening, winning 4 out of 5 games! Carcassonne Castle continues to be enjoyable and popular. My game with Marty was much lower scoring than my previous games (high score was in the 70s, I believe), no doubt because we both had 2 dudes locked on a large road that took a while to complete, finally completing and scoring for neither of us. And the largest keep only had 3 tiles!
MarkH emailed me later that his Scream Machine deck seems to have lost a card, so if anyone has an idea where it might have disappeared to, let me or him know.
Classical Traditions for The Season
Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio, I Am Santa Claus
Spinach Rainwater Clown
feliĉan novan jaron