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2004-02-25 RussCon Report
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13 of us played 9 games... 10 if you count Insecta, which was not recorded because it's more of an experiential roleplaying insect wargame kind of thing which JimG gamemastered, and all the players (who were insects) died trying to escape the hive.
|ArkOfTheCovenant||5||JP 4 Clayton 2 Marty 0 Whendy -2 RussW -4|
|Transamerica||6||JP 5 Clayton 3 JimG 1 Whendy -3 RussW -3 Jeffles -3|
|Tichu||2||( MarkG MarkH ) 1 ( Ben KevinU ) -1|
|HoneyBears||3||RussW 2 JP 0 Jeffles -2|
|MasterLabyrinth||3||RussW 2 Clayton 0 MarkG -2|
|RicochetRobot||3||MarkY 2 Ben 0 KevinU -2|
|TracksToTelluride||3||JimG 2 JP -1 Jeffles -1|
|Tichu||2||( Ben MarkY ) 1 ( KevinU William ) -1|
|Bluff||5||Jeffles 4 MarkY 2 William 0 RussW -2 JP -4|
Ark of the Covenant is the latest Carcassonne game. It is more similar to the traditional Carcassonne games than is the recent Knizia-designed Castle version. Fields work like Hunters and Gatherers. Temples work interestingly differently. And there is the Ark, which you can move up to 5 spaces instead of placing a meeple (aka dude), earning one point for each meeple the Ark reaches on its little journey. This adds an interesting more explicit baseline amount of points you can expect to earn per turn, i.e. it's usually pretty easy to pick up 3 points or so just by moving the Ark.
HoneyBears, a RussCon classic, hadn't been played in a while, but Jeffles revived interest in it and the beloved red bear won 2 out of 3 races.
Tracks To Telluride is a Winsome train game, which I believe is a predecessor version (or maybe a later version) of their Colorado Rails, both concerning 1800s railroad expansion in Colorado, and both including a certain delightfully named town. (Old-timers may recall when Randy ejaculated "I can't reach Climax!" as he laid track in Colorado Rails.)
A reminder: please write and spell clearly when recording game results, especially concerning Marks (the book had a spurious MarkS and an ambiguous Mark this week...)
Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8
Fluffy, 5 live
Fortran 5, Bad Head Park
Mahler, Symphony No. 5
Slaughterhouse 5, Wide Open
Another of those pesky meta themes!
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