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2004-08-18 RussCon Report
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14 of us played 10 games!
If you're into stencil art (as I am lately), check out the art currently on display in the Omelettry (4811 Burnet) - lots of cool stencil posters. While lunching with RussCon folks Matt and Randy there, I randomly also saw Whindy, Rob, and Dudley (and maybe others I didn't notice in the confusion?), woot!
|EinfachGenial||2||( Ben RussW ) 1 ( Clayton MarkH ) -1|
|IronChef||4||BD 3 Fina 1 JeffS -1 JP -3|
|Cartagena||4||MarkH 3 Marty 0 Clayton 0 Whendy -3|
|RicochetRobot||3||Ben 2 RussW 0 KevinY -2|
|Crokinole||2||( JeffS KevinY ) 1 ( JP BD ) -1|
|Tichu||2||( MarkH Fina ) 1 ( Whendy Ben ) -1|
|Carcassonne||4||Clayton 3 William 1 RussW -2 Marty -2|
|WebOfPower||3||RussW 2 MarkY 0 Marty -2|
|SaintPetersburg||4||RussW 3 MarkY 1 Matt -1 Clayton -3|
|PuertoRico||3||JP 2 KevinY 0 JeffS -2|
It was my first time to try the team version of Einfach Genial. I enjoyed it fine, but I tend to prefer nonteam games more, I think. Either way, Einfach Genial is definitely very popular lately and I recommend trying it if you haven't already.
JeffS brought the Iron Chef game, which sounded like it had goofy funny flavor text if nothing else.
A good close game of Ricochet Robot as Ben and I kept pulling ahead of the other, and he pipped me in the end by a point!
Good to play the old classic Web Of Power again. I'd forgotten how different it feels with just 3 players. I was the only one to place a significant number of cylinders, so I was behind on the score from houses, but luckily my cylinders put me over the top in the end.
Saint Petersburg is a cool new game with some neat mechanics that's got some good buzz online. (Interesting trivia: allegedly the designer "Michael Tummelhofer" appears to be a pseudonym representing two other prominent industry personalites.) I played it once a few days ago with Randy and Matt, and was happy to play again at RussCon. Even Marty, who says he doesn't like it, apparently couldn't resist playing it 5 times at the Gathering... but we couldn't convince him to join us for this game... :)
The Frogs, It's Only Right And Natural
Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant
The Pogues, Essential
Triology, plays Ennio Morricone
Roger Waters, Radio K.A.O.S.
Meta band names, according to a recent Meta Game I missed while on vacation.
sankta peterburgo devas esti la nova varma ludo