Sunday, August 27, 2006

Gaming on Friday, 1 Sep 2006

Anyone interested in getting together during the day on Friday the 1st of September? Euros, Ameritrash, wargames, or whatever all sound good. I'm hoping to game during 1000-1600 that day.

I'm going to be in North Carolina all week, so I won't yet have my redux version of Dune put together. Still, we can play with factory original if we get six together.

Games I'd throw out as preliminary ideas:
  • War of the Ring (either Battles or expanded base game)
  • Wilderness War (I'll teach anyone who is interested)
  • Axis and Allies (any version)
  • Dune
  • Shifting Sands (I heard rules were in circulation...)
  • Miscellaneous Euro/Party Game-Fest

21 Comments:

At 1:37 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Dayna's back at College Station, so I'm probably a go (especially if Dune will be laying around).

 
At 3:31 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I've been bit by the Dune bug again...so I wouldn't mind trying that one out

 
At 5:23 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I can make it there at 10am

 
At 6:48 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

10am too.

 
At 6:53 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

10am for me too.

 
At 8:44 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Woo hoo! Sounds like we have a good group set up. If anyone needs the Dune rules, just send me an e-mail.

 
At 9:08 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Carlos Pena said...

I will have to decline as I will be busy doing the Holiday Weekend thing. This is too bad because I have really been wanting to try (or at least just look at) War of the Ring.

 
At 9:22 PM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

I suppose I need a copy if we are playing that in the morning. If not, I'm always up for a 5 player A&A, or basically any other random game.

 
At 8:07 AM, August 29, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I just sent the rules, player aid, and semi-official rules clarifications to the four interested parties.... I make #5; do we have a #6?

 
At 8:12 AM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

What's the schedule for Friday?

I can't make it during the day, but if gaming will continue into the evening....

Or will things wind up sometime in the late afternnoon so as not to conflict with gaming at Brian and Jacqui's?

 
At 4:24 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Assuming I get out of North Carolina before the tropical storm hits, I'll be there at 10 AM and play until around 4 PM.

I would never intentionally double-book Brian's recurring Friday gamefest.

 
At 5:06 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

BTW, if you're interested in getting this game, a few French versions are available here in Canada at a very reasonable price, given market value on E-Bay for an unpunched, in-shrink edition:

http://www.imaginaire.com

 
At 8:28 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Not for me man...

"English M*********r, do you speak it?!"

 
At 8:44 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

The French edition includes English rules... of course, so does the Internet.

 
At 9:10 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

$65 is still a lot for one game...

How much does it cost to make the new pretty one at the printers?

 
At 9:14 PM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I'm going to try to hit Kinkos after I hit the ground in SA tomorrow... I suspect you'd put in about $65 in time and effort to make your own, plus the French version includes the expansions.

Incidentally, before I found my copy, I monitored a copy of the French edition about a week ago which sold for around $125 on E-Bay, and it wasn't in shrink...

 
At 7:46 AM, August 31, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

That line was from Pulp Fiction just in case...

I think I would go with the supped up home-brewed one. Looks amazing.

 
At 1:09 PM, August 31, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

What?

*gun shot*

 
At 2:08 PM, August 31, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

DOES HE LOOK LIKE A B....?

 
At 2:46 PM, August 31, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Well, sir.... I just received two quotes from local print shops, and it isn't pretty. $40 to print and $20 to laminate. Kinkos wanted $100 for the job! Ha!

I need to call in a favor from a friend with a large format color engineering plotter, which I think I can do... I'll still have to pay for the lamination, but I think its worth it.

We'll be playing on the official board on Friday....

 
At 3:41 PM, August 31, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

My verdict on self-producing Dune now having examined my copies: The components are simple enough that it is probably the way to go, especially if you have a master copy to work from so you know what some of the components are supposed to look like (e.g., the player shields for instance).

I think the combat wheels may be a pain to produce, but I've seen these sold individually on E-bay...

The homemade map file we have is about 1000% better than either the AH or Descartes versions.

I'm going to replace all the army markers with glass gemstone-type markers. I'm still trying to decide how to replace the spice markers.

I'm going to add a traitor deck and upgraded spice deck to my set. I need to do some experimentation with printing via my ink jet...

If ever a game needed the Fantasy Flight treatment, its this one!

 

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