April 18 2001 RussCon Report

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Evening's Soundtrack
19 of us played 15 games.
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Marty and Jeffles returned from the Gathering of Friends this week! They had a swell time. This was Dan's last RussCon for a few months as he's off to Merry Olde England... just in time for Shakespeare's Birthday! Marty also received some housewarming goodies, in a shameless attempt to peer pressure him into having a housewarming party.

Game Results

6Nimmt10Carly 9 Matt 7 Clay 5 Dan 3 Marty 1 RussW -1 Jeffles -3 WendyWhe -5 Clayton -7 BobR -9
ZumKuckuck4Carly 3 Clay 1 Matt -1 Marty -3
Zero3Jeffles 2 JP 0 Clay -2
Can'tStop3Carly 2 Matt 0 Marty -2
Carcassonne3JonathanC 2 BenC 0 Matty -2
Acquire4RussW 3 BobR 1 WendyWhe -1 Clayton -3
Frank'sZoo6Steve 4 Clayton 4 WendyWhe 0 BobR 0 WendyWhi -3 RussD -5
Vampire4Clayton 3 WendyWhi 1 RussD -1 Steve -3
TallyHo2RussW 1 Dan -1
Mu5Marty 4 JeffF 2 JP 0 Jeffles -2 Matt -4
Evo5Daniel 4 Carly 2 Matty 0 JonathanC -2 BenC -4
ZumKuckuck4Matt 3 JP 1 Jeffles -1 JeffF -3
Carcassonne3BobR 2 RussW 0 Dan -2
Instinct3RussW 2 JeffF 0 JP -2
6Nimmt6Daniel 5 Matt 3 Matty 1 JonathanC -1 Dan -3 BenC -5

Another 10-player game of 6 Nimmt! That's always a special event because it breaks the editing macro I made to create the ratings html table.

We played Acquire with Devil Wendy's vintage set.

I enjoyed one final game of Tally Ho with my ancient adversary Dan, and I'm happy to say I crushed him like a bug. Now flee back to England, Dan, before I taunt you a second time!

There's a new dinosaur evolution game called Evo which is said to be vaguely like Ursuppe. 2 games were played but one was unrecorded since they messed up a movement rule majorly. It seems Evo was enjoyed.

Inexplicably I defeated JeffF and JP at Instinct; inexplicable because they are good and experienced at trick-taking card games, whereas I suck. (2 days later the world turned upside down again at Great Hall Games when I defeated JeffF in Web of Power.)

carcassonneWorship Carcassonne!
You can't escape it!

Meta Party Game Results

Bob was the Meta Party Devil. Here is the Meta Party Game he emailed out:


Submit your own original RussCon-esque music theme on a piece of paper to me sometime before 10pm. Themes must be 5 discs/albums and explained on your submission. Don't forget to put your name on it!

MixMaster Russ and I will pick out one we like best. The winner becomes next week's MetaDevil! Simple, yes? No? Hm.

Bob picked the following winning theme:
The Red Shoes - Kate Bush
Belladonna - Stevie Nicks
The Rose (soundtrack) - Bette Midler
Congratulations I'm Sorry - Gin Blossoms
(premiere album, Clay doesn't remember the title) - Heather Small

Theme: Foliage! Lady Bird would be happy.

This entry was from Clay, who will design the next Meta Party Game!

Evening's Soundtrack

pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins, The Aeroplane Flies High
tonight, tonight
Bullet With Butterfly Wings

This evening's soundtrack of 5 CDs all comes in one box!


Rank ratings:
 1.0000 Daniel (2 games played)
 0.8889 Carly (4)
 0.3077 Matt (6)
 0.2941 RussW (5)
 0.2857 Clay (3)
 0.1250 Steve (2)
 0.0000 Marty (4)
-0.0909 JP (4)
-0.0909 JonathanC (3)
-0.0909 Matty (3)
-0.1111 JeffF (3)
-0.1500 Clayton (4)
-0.1765 Dan (4)
-0.2222 Jeffles (4)
-0.2500 WendyWhi (2)
-0.3158 BobR (4)
-0.3529 WendyWhe (3)
-0.7500 RussD (2)
-0.8182 BenC (3)

New Win ratings:
 1.0000 Daniel (2)
 0.7222 Carly (4)
 0.3750 Steve (2)
 0.2500 Clayton (4)
 0.2353 RussW (5)
 0.0556 Marty (4)
 0.0000 JonathanC (3)
-0.0556 Jeffles (4)
-0.0769 Matt (6)
-0.1053 BobR (4)
-0.2143 Clay (3)
-0.2353 Dan (4)
-0.2353 WendyWhe (3)
-0.2727 BenC (3)
-0.2727 Matty (3)
-0.3333 JeffF (3)
-0.3636 JP (4)
-0.3750 RussD (2)
-0.3750 WendyWhi (2)
Daniel is the Devil! Carly is Vice-Devil. Matt is Vice-Vice-Devil. I am Vice-Vice-Vice-Devil.


I recently saw the fascinating sequel to the excellent film Paradise Lost; these are documentaries about the 3 teenage boys in West Memphis, Arkansas who appear to have been unjustly convicted of murders they did not commit, due to small-town prejudice against them (they frequently wore black and liked Metallica)... The amazing lack of evidence is very disturbing. Damien Echols has been sentenced to death. www.wm3.org has info about the case.

The Onion has a review of a biography of Sea Biscuit! How meta.

A haphazard collection of Deep Thoughts.

Dan has completed his hand-sculpted cast-resin Settlers tiles. I'm sure he's taken this set of miniature sculptures with him to England, because you can tell he loves them and can't stand to be separated from them.

You too can become a Martian citizen.

Why Mathematicians Now Care About Their Hat Color.

if the world is a vampire does that mean it sucks?