Monday 2/20 at Dragon's Lair
Despite my initial thoughts that I would easily get up at 9 to be there right as everything opened up, when the alarm went off I couldn't bring myself to get up so I arrived about an hour and a half into the Doom game. I made a quick dash to the four kill limit because of the awesome special abilities I drew when I got there but couldn't finish the job as Jeff pulled out his fifth kill against Ben before I could find any more action. BFG is pretty freakin rude.
I liked Doom alot. I would love to try CTF, campaign or deathmatch again. I had a potential variant in mind that might mitigate the luck of the cards we got that gave us special abilities. Perhaps at the start of the game we could deal out cards enough for the players+1 then have an auction where the bids are in bonus frags positive or negative. The player who wins none of the cards at auction would take one of the remaining two with no penalty or bonus. I dunno, it sounded reasonable to me, because if I had been there to start with the same cards, I think my dumb luck of drawing those in particular could outweigh skillful play.
A similar thing could be done except with teams bidding flag captures on cards for CTF. I dunno just an idea.
After lunch, Arkham Horror hit the table x2. Ben, Simon, Jon and myself at one table, Dennis, Chad, Jeff and Rob at the other. They managed to win really quickly with no problem while we struggled. We quickly sealed four portals, but struggled to get the last two closed. Finally, with time literally running out (damn real life), we got the last two closed, no thanks to the colossal choke by the proxy Simon who decided teleporting to the dark woods was better than finishing the job of sealing the portal.
Finally we had a five player game of Coloretto, a quick game that scoring wise seemed a little similar to Palazzo but the other mechanics were totally different. Somehow I pulled out a victory with the insane strategy of feeding Rob and Dennis what they wanted.
A great day and I'm looking forward to the day that Doom and Arkham Horror hit the table again.
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