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14 of us played 12 games! (Whendy was here for a while but didn't play a recorded game.) Curiously JP wasn't here. I believe this may be only the 2nd RussCon JP has missed (other than go congresses).
Once Upon A Mattress will be performed soon, with several people I know in it. Saturday, December 11 at 8pm; Sunday, December 12 at 3pm. I'm going Saturday night - perhaps I will see you there!
No one expressed a preference for the timing of the White Elephant gift exchange, so by imperial decree, I say there shall be two White Elephant gift exchanges, the best of both worlds! So this coming Wednesday December 15 (the 22nd would be too close to Christmas and probably low attendance) interested people bring a White Elephant gift! Just like offices and Christmas parties do before Christmas every year. (If you don't know how this works, here is the process. The gift can be valuable and exciting, or cheapass and silly. The only requirement is it be a wrapped gift that you think will be fun or funny or cool or whatever.) And then we'll do it again after New Years, as we've done in the past for several years in the RussCon immediately after Xmas, so you can unload a lame gift you got over the holidays.
|Attika||4||RussW 3 Jeffles 1 Tim -1 Clayton -3|
|JefflesCrazyRussConRumors||4||Jeffles 3 RussW -1 SarahM -1 William -1|
|Tightrope||5||MarkH 4 Ben 2 Marty -1 KevinU -1 PJ -4|
|CarcassonneHunters||3||Clayton 2 Fina 0 Tim -2|
|CarcassonneCastle||2||Tim 1 Clayton -1|
|Tichu||2||( KevinU Marty ) 1 ( Ben MarkH ) -1|
|SaintPetersburg||4||SarahM 3 RussW 1 Jeffles -1 William -3|
|Tayu||2||RussW 1 Jeffles -1|
|Attika||3||SarahM 2 KevinU -1 JimG -1|
|ZirkusFlohcati||2||Tim 1 Clayton -1|
|Tichu||2||( SarahM Jeffles ) 1 ( Ben William ) -1|
|Attika||4||JimG 3 RussW -1 Fina -1 KevinU -1|
Jeffles's latest crazy game design was RussCon Rumors, which was a variation of Clue, but without the map movement, so you can simply suggest on your turn. And Jeffles made fun cards with RussCon dignitaries, such as me and Jeffles. The suggestions were to be phrased in terms of a rumor, e.g., "I heard a rumor that JP lost a game of Settlers because he was obsessed with anime." The prototype cards were a bit rough, but funny, and we all thought this game should be developed further with cleaned up cards. And it would be fun to customize for other groups, e.g. the Gathering of Friends.
Jeffles and I played Tayu, eventually reaching the point where Jeffles resigned since it was mathematically impossible for him to catch me. Handy when a 2-player game has that property. :) I really like this game and am glad to have finally played it again after so long.
Attika continues to be the hot new game, apparently displacing Saint Petersburg from that coveted title.
Marillion, Real to Reel
Sinéad O'Connor, I do not want what I haven't got
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
The Refreshments, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy
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