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13 of us played 5 games! A small number of long games were played, weird. Farewell to Bob for a while!
Trail of Dead is playing Emo's this Saturday 2005-04-30! Our Most Assiduous Reader knows that they are my new favorite live band since Clandestine broke up. That day is also Eeyore's Birthday in Pease Park.
Computer Sciences Kinetoscopic Wonderment Film Festival 2005 - The screening will take place TODAY (as I type) on Thursday, April 28th at 7pm in Taylor 2.106.
Spanish/Esperanto: 2pm Sunday at Texspresso on Anderson Lane (by Alamo Drafthouse Village) is the weekly basic informal Spanish RussCon study group as well as the Esperanto formal study group.
If anyone in Austin wants about 5 shelf feet of Doctor Dobbs Journal and some other computer magazines from the past decade for free, let me know.
|Tim 4 Jeffles 2 RussW 0 Ben -2 Clayton -4
|Tim 5 William 3 RussW 1 Ben -1 Matt -3 Jeffles -5
|BobK 3 MarkH 1 MarkY -1 Fina -3
|( Ben William ) 1 ( Jeffles Chad ) -1
|JP 4 RussW 2 Tim 0 Matt -2 Clayton -4
Letras had not been played since 2002-05-22 when Allen vanquished RussD and Dudley. We found that it took a while for someone to reach 50 points in our 5-player session: the dealer is reluctant to make a small handsize since someone will win before it gets back around to them, and the large handsizes take a long time to win. So we took an hour and a half or so to finish this very light game.
Barbarossa involves everyone making 2 sculptures to represent a word at the start of the game, then some humdrum Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary style moving around on a track, with the goal of gathering clues and guessing what peoples' sculptures are. It's one of those games where the core idea is more fun than the execution, and not enough cluegiving and guessing occurred before Tim won. So we kept on asking questions and making guesses for fun. One of the more amusing bits was my sculpture of what was pretty clearly a coin. William asked the second letter and was told it was 'U'. Meanwhile Tim asked the first letter and learned it was 'E'; he quickly guessed 'Euro' correctly. William guessed 'Quarter', 'Ducat', and others by then figured out the second letter must be 'U' and were trying others like 'Dubloon', 'Rupee', etc. Funny!
Trias is the continental drift game. I enjoyed this session of it more than some others I'd played, although (like many games this evening) it seemed to drag on too long. Not intrinsic to the game... just seemed to be a slow energy night.
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Trail of Dead is playing Emo's this Saturday 2005-04-30! Our Most Assiduous Reader knows that they are my new favorite live band since Clandestine broke up.
mi volas danci kun amikino laŭ la muziko de spuro de mortaj