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13 of us played 11 games!
Putt-Putt Golf!: Our Most Assiduous Reader will recall that a recent Meta Game left us with $51 (thanks to high bidder JeffS) to use for the Greater Good of RussCon somehow. After some discussion, it has been decided to do a lavish all-expenses-paid luxurious and glamorous Putt-Putt golf outing (as suggested by Ben)! Saturday 2005-03-12 interested parties will convene at the Putt-Putt at 6700 Burnet, at 3pm. We'll play standard Putt-Putt rules, and the winner is the player with the best (lowest) score. In the case of tie, we'll do Einfach Genial type scoring (e.g. if Alf got 3 holes in one and Bert only got 2, then Alf wins the tie.) "What glory and honor shall rain down upon the winner like manna from heaven?" you might wonder. Well, any money left over from the $51 will get used for some additional RussCon festivity, chosen by the winner of the Putt-Putt tournament! (I will exercise veto power if it is too ridiculous.) In the unlikely event that $51 is not enough to cover all of our playing costs, let's just split the extra costs. If you are seriously interested in showing up for this but can't make it by 3pm and want to petition me to push it later, please contact me very soon.
STAPLE is an independent media (comics, art, zines, etc) expo from 10am to 6pm on Saturday March 5. It only costs $5 and people like Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) and Scott Kurtz (Player vs Player) will be there.
Spanish: 2pm Sunday at Texspresso on Anderson Lane (by Alamo Drafthouse Village) is the weekly basic informal Spanish RussCon study group... so far it consists of me studying Spanish by myself at Texspresso, except one time Whendy came with a Spanish instructional CD we played around with. :)
|FairyTale||5||Jeffles 4 KevinU 2 Ben 0 MikeC -2 JP -4|
|Tayu||2||RussW 1 MarkY -1|
|LostCities||2||RussW 1 MarkY -1|
|RicochetRobot||2||MarkY 1 RussW -1|
|Tichu||2||( KevinU William ) 1 ( Ben Jeffles ) -1|
|PuertoRico||5||ToddG 4 JP 2 MikeC 0 TimG -2 Clayton -4|
|MasterLabyrinth||2||RussW 1 MarkY -1|
|Therapy||6||William 5 Ben 2 Whendy 2 SarahM -3 Jeffles -3 KevinU -3|
|Boggle||5||RussW 4 MarkY 2 JP 0 TimG -2 Clayton -4|
|UndTschuess||6||KevinU 5 SarahM 3 Jeffles 1 Whendy -2 William -2 Ben -5|
|Bluff||7||Clayton 6 Jeffles 4 KevinU 2 JP 0 Ben -2 Whendy -4 RussW -6|
Fairy Tale is a Japanese card game Mike brought. You're trying to collect a set of cards that scores well. Very loosely like Guillotine in that sense, and in the sense that there is a card type that scores like Palace Guards. That's all I know about it.
Due to our continually finishing games while everyone else was still playing, MarkY and I got to play a series of four 2-player games (from which I emerged the 2-player victor). (I started off great in Ricochet Robot, too, but then MarkY woke up or something and ended up beating me by 2 points in the end.)
Therapy is some sort of social/party/trivia game which Sarah brought; judging by the sounds of mirth, it was entertaining. Apparently there was a crucial rules misunderstanding which hurled Whendy from the heights of victory to the slums of third place.
Hall of Shame: A reminder to please record the games carefully, otherwise I end up throwing away the record or else emailing people from the game to try to figure it out. Sometimes the devil points are wrong or missing, sometimes, players' names are ambiguous, and on rare occasions, the same name shows up twice. This one was amusing! I discovered that my program does not check for duplicate player name in a game record. :)
Trail of Dead, Worlds Apart
K-NACK 107.7, Homegroan Volume One
Lone Star, soundtrack (2000-07)
Timbuk3, Edge of Allegiance
Another of those pesky meta themes... muziko el Teksaso!
ĉio pli grandas en teksaso