It's called: Calibrate Chris' TV.
It's too overwhelming to give a proper session report for the THREE events I played games at this weekend. Here's my "sum up" of what I played:
Assuming that tonight goes off without any disasters (fashion or otherwise) then non-Hollywood related gaming will start again tomorrow night. I'm itching for some Through the Ages (and if Chris shows up we'll only really need 1 to have the right number). I'm think a full game with all the trimmings ....
So the Oscars are this Sunday... I don't know if anyone's a fan. We've developed a friendly competition of predicting the winners, and will open our home on Sunday to any who would like to come over and watch the awards. As the speeches don't require a close listen, gaming can go on at the same time - but be warned that Hollywood Blockbuster will be played at least once. We're on the NW side - anyone interested can send me a message on BoardGameGeek.com for directions. Telecast starts at 7, we'll open the house at 6, and will have some snacks.
I arrived around 6pm to find Steve and Brian playing Roma. I can never tell what's happening in this crazy game, but I think Steve won by repeatedly making Brian pick up half the cards on the table. After an egregious Rule #1 violation, Steve left, to be replaced be Sean.
So Slide5 the re-themed version of 6 nimmt! is at barnes and noble. I think i will pick this one up, unlike arkadia. anywho just wanted to post about it. there were about 15 copies at the de zavala store when i was there, and they are half off of $9.95. I didn't know if there was anyone other than me who would want a copy, so if this is a pointless post i apologize.
I've got some good news. And some bad news.
Bad news is I can't host this Saturday. I'm working 24 hours in a row (7am Friday to 7am Saturday), and I know all I'm going to want to do when I get home is sleep. Go figure. And Rock Band in the next room is not so conducive to sleep.
(Chances are actually pretty good that I might wake back up after a 2-3 hour nap and join in gaming if it was going on elsewhere, but I can't be sure ahead of time.)
This Monday is a holiday (President's Day, right?) and I've got the whole day off (the aforementioned good news--for me, at least), so I might be able to host some early gaming on Monday or meet people at DL a little earlier than the usual 5pm. I know I'm committing the heresy of discussing two gaming days in one planning post, but I figured I'd see what everyone else is up to.
Hmmm... I have to say, I may FINALLY pick up Descent. This seems like a good reason for people on the fence about it like me.
As always, let everyone know if/when you'll be attending on Monday. Due to a change in plans, I'll probably be there around the normal time (5pm) instead of later.
I was at the De Zavala Barnes and Noble last night with some friends, and noticed that they had two copies of Arkadia on sale. The Sticker price was 30, so for 15 dollars (with an extra 20% off if you have the coupon they mailed out this week) then someone could be the proud owner of the game. If its still there in a few days I might pick a copy of it up myself, but if anyone is dying to have it, go ahead.