Saturday, September 30, 2006

Pre-Columbian Gamefest, Monday, 2 Oct 2006

As a warm-up to Columbus Day festivities, I'd like to start gaming off early on Monday at Dragon's Lair. If each of us brings just a tiny portion of our 100+ game collections, fun will be had by all. The closest thing I have to a Native American-themed game is Wilderness War, but I'm up for anything really. I can go for epic, no-epic, or just a lot of Euro's.... Please chime in with your interests and projected arrival time. I can be there at 1000.

22 Comments:

At 9:48 AM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

PS: I'll be catching up on my Google Calendar e-vites tonight hopefully....

 
At 10:38 AM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

Let's see...

We've got the Java/Tikal/Mexica trilogy, Evo, Ra, Mammoth Hunters, Antike, Fjords, Lowenherz, Pueblo, and T&E.

Anachronism and Chrononauts are both pre- and post-Columbian.

Arguably, anything fantasy-themed is pre-Columbian. (By fantasy, I mean Tolkienesque, of course.) Of course, it is also arguably not pre-Columbian.

I should be there around 6:30. I'm up for most anything (theme-permitting), as usual.

Am I the only one having trouble with Word Verification? It takes several tries to get Blogger to accept that I've entered the "word" correctly even though I've done so every time.

 
At 11:35 AM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Ben: I can already feel my inbox filling.

Sadly, I won't be able to come. I've got my second trainee to abuse at work coming in! -Can't pass that up.

Jeff: The word verification thing sucks. It's not just you.

 
At 12:21 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

I'll hopefully be there around 1pm... but will have to leave early (parents in town). So nothing heavy for me on the menu.

 
At 1:26 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Excellent list, Jeff.

I suppose anything by Columbia Games might qualify somehow as well...

Anyone going to show up before 1 PM?

Rob: If no one else is showing, I'll bring some games on the shorter end of the spectrum like Wings of War, Victoria Cross, and Nexus Ops.

 
At 7:57 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

I could be there early (aka 10ish) if we get a group.

 
At 10:03 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Carlos Pena said...

I really wish I could attend. You know the reason.

 
At 10:14 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Okay, that makes two at 1000 AM. Michael, I'm sure there's some good 2-player stuff we could play for a bit until others show up. Roma?

 
At 11:48 PM, September 28, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

Hopefully we could get something a little more substantial in as well. My copy of Roma is in my car in Houston. Do you have a copy?

 
At 6:23 AM, September 29, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Yep, I have a copy. I'll bring stuff of variable substantiality. If no one is showing up until 1PM, we might even get in a quick game of A&A:Pacific or D-Day...

 
At 7:20 AM, September 29, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

I'm going to bring War of 1812 and some Euros. War of 1812 is a short wargame (3 pgs of rules, I play in 1-1.5 hrs).

I have concluded that Fire in the Sky is to much for an evening, at least for right now.

I've also had a timing epiphany. I'll get there around 6:30 or so.

 
At 8:45 AM, September 29, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

timing epiphany

I like that... hehe

 
At 11:46 AM, September 29, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

My epiphany is this: 6:00 is a terrible time to arrive. Usually I rush around desperately and get there slightly after 6, and everyone is in the middle of a game.

If push it out to 6:30 or 7, the first games should be finishing up rather than mid-game, plus I won't be so rushed.

Since I can't get there earlier, I'm better off being later.

 
At 3:34 PM, September 29, 2006, Blogger Michael said...

Ben, I can't make it there until around 11:40.

 
At 8:05 PM, September 29, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Gotcha. See you then!

 
At 7:43 PM, October 01, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Anyone bringing anything in particular tomorrow? I'm going to bring an armload, but it might be good to make sure we don't duplicate or come up short...

 
At 8:11 PM, October 01, 2006, Blogger Mark said...

I'm going to sit this one out. A little too much going on at work.

 
At 7:29 PM, October 02, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

One learning, partial game of Roma; two games of Blue Moon City; one big game of Wings of War; two games of Colossal Arena. Not bad for an afternoon of gaming! I wish I could have stayed all evening, but my appetite is definitely primed for gaming on Wednesday (wargaming with Jon) and potentially on Friday.

Lesson learned today: Bring more 4-player games and pre-punch those you do bring.

 
At 6:47 AM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

What else did you guys play after I left?

 
At 10:56 AM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

2 clossals??? Crap. I want to play that more.

WIngs of war was fun... too bad I had my family breathing down my back. I don't mind dabbing into the miniatures (or miniature-esque games like Wings) every now and then.

BMC, fun as the first time. Enjoy it for its "racing" element, and the reward for creativity from coming up with the best and most efficient combo of cards.

Had to leave early....anything else happened?

 
At 1:10 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

I really think Blue Moon City is best with two. All of the mechanics seems much tighter.

I'm bummed I still haven't gotten to play Wings of War after requesting it two weeks ago.

One day I'll have the time to come in again...

 
At 2:19 PM, October 03, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

I got there at 6:15 pm. Rick walked in mere seconds later and Jon, Michael and Al returned from their Dairy Queen run moments after that. We started off with Evo. The scores stayed tightly clumped together until all the fur fell off our dinosaurs and most of Rick's froze to death. Michael pulled ahead by a few points and an early meteor strike gave him the win in a shorter-than-usual game. We followed it up with Citadels. I managed a strong start and Michael was able to convince everyone else (or at least enough of them) that I was the threat (when in truth, it was Michael). That phrase that start's with "running away" and ends with "with it" was tossed about several times and even though the masses were convinced in the end that Michael was indeed the worthy target of their aggression, he managed another close win.

Good times.

 

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