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15 of us played 15 games.
As the saying goes, nice guys finish last! For those who haven't heard, I was laid off Monday along with 10 other cow-orkers, most of whom have become good friends, so it's been a strange week. But I am ok, and even took an enjoyable day trip to Enchanted Rock on Thursday with 8 ex-cow-orkers.
|Guillotine||5||Whendy 4 Ben 2 Clayton 0 RussW -2 KevinU -4|
|Blokus||4||RussW 3 KevinU 1 Clayton -1 Whendy -3|
|Zertz||2||JP 1 Ben -1|
|Settlers||4||JimG 3 Jeffles 1 Marty -1 MarkH -3|
|Cloud9||5||Pauline 4 RussD 1 MarkH 1 Jeffles -2 JimG -4|
|Cloud9||5||JimG 4 MarkH 2 Pauline 0 RussD -2 Jeffles -4|
|Mu||5||MarkY 4 William 2 Ben 0 Justin -2 JP -4|
|HookOrCrook||3||Jeffles 2 RussD 0 Pauline -2|
|Trippples||2||William 1 Jeffles -1|
|Trippples||2||Jeffles 1 William -1|
|ElCaballero||4||KevinU 3 Whendy 0 RussW 0 Clayton -3|
|RicochetRobot||4||MarkY 3 JP 0 Ben 0 Justin -3|
|Up,Jenkins||5||JP 3 William 3 Whendy -1 Justin -1 Jeffles -4|
|OddsOnFavourite||5||JP 4 Whendy 2 William 0 Jeffles -2 Justin -4|
|Zertz||2||MarkY 1 Ben -1|
That mean man Marty took Crokinole away!
El Caballero hasn't been played much (a half dozen times, and only once before by me). It's vaguely like Entdecker, Carcassonne, etc. I had a hankering for it. I think now it's a little clumsy and not as good as Entdecker or Carcassonne: the Caballero tile mechanics feel weird. One amusing anecdote: at one point near the end I misunderstood a question of Whendy's and gave advice that cost her a point and gained me a point. So I said "it's only a point - if it actually makes a difference in the final scores, then you can get mad at me!" So of course she and I ended up tying for second, heh.
Trippples is an abstract strategy game from my childhood. I think I got it in 3rd grade or something. (Actually 7th grade I guess.) It's been sitting downstairs for years, so I'm glad it finally got played at RussCon!
The abstract strategy game Zertz had only been played once before, 2001-05-30 (PJ beat Allen).
Up, Jenkins and Odds On Favourite were 2 social games from the "after dinner games" book William supplied years ago. The latter is also known as Indian Poker, wherein players hold a playing card to their forehead so everyone else but them can see it, and bet poker-style on who has the best card. It was amusing to watch!
The Geraldine Fibbers, Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home
Leonard Cohen, Cohen Live
Dead Can Dance, Aion
Eve's Plum, Envy
The Sweet Hereafter, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Some music I associate with job changes for various reasons. Personal and unfair, I know.
I believe there is nobody in the world besides me who can explain the significance of these 5 CDs to job changes.
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