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2005-05-04 RussCon Report
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16 of us played 11 games! Long-absent Clay reappeared (and the old skates of Fool fit him well, so he has claimed them), and long-absent KevinY (whom I ran into at go club recently and badgered into returning to RussCon), and long absent Sarah (of Tim and Sarah fame, as opposed to Frequent Flyer SarahM).
Thanks Tim and Sarah for the tasty vegan pizza (good veggies and soy cheese)!
Trail of Dead last Saturday at Emo's was good but very crowded. I danced around.
May 7 (today, as I type this) is Free Comic Book Day.
Sunday May 8 I'm seeing Get Your War On at 8pm if anyone cares to join me. Sunday is Pay-What-You-Can night!
Next Saturday May 14 is the Art Car Parade in Houston.
http://www.moveamd.com/ has info on how to encourage AMD to be a good corporate citizen and not relocate 2000 employees to the Barton Springs watershed.
|StarWarsAttacktix||2||Jeffles 1 Ben -1|
|UndTschuess||4||Tim 3 Clayton 1 Sarah -1 Marty -3|
|Barbarossa||5||Matt 4 Jeffles 1 RussW 1 SarahM -2 William -4|
|Tichu||2||( Clay Ben ) 1 ( TimG MarkH ) -1|
|RicochetRobot||2||Ben 1 TimG -1|
|MarcoPoloExpedition||5||MarkY 4 Matt 2 KevinY 0 Chad -2 RussW -4|
|ControlNut||2||( Sarah SarahM ) 1 ( Tim William ) -1|
|Boggle||2||MarkY 1 Ben -1|
|Bluff||5||Chad 4 Clayton 2 KevinY 0 RussW -3 Matt -3|
|ControlNut||2||( Clay Ben ) 1 ( MarkH Marty ) -1|
|ModernArt||4||Tim 3 TimG 1 Clayton -1 Sarah -3|
Jeffles brought Star Wars Attacktix, a silly game of toy figures shooting plastic missiles at each other, or swatting each other with snapping light sabers. It looks like goofy fast fun.
We played Barbarossa again but simple went clockwise asking secretly for the letter in the nth position, or publicly asking yes/no questions until you get a "no" and then must make a public guess. This seemed to capture the fun part of the game and leave out the annoying moving around on the arbitrary track business. We had fun.
Marty brought a new Knizia game Marco Polo Expedition which feels a little bit like Cartagena with chrome. It took a long time to play but seems interesting, although I sucked.
Control Nut is some partner-based card game for 4 players. I can only dream that it will replace Tichu at RussCon!
A personally significant set of music CDs which I made in December 1999. Our Most Assiduous Reader may also recognize it from the soundtrack of 03-30.