Thursday, February 07, 2008

Yeah, the guy in the $10,000.00 suit is gonna make a planning post. Come on!

So, is anything happening Saturday? Dennis said he wants to try TI3 some time. I wouldn't mind that or rocking out.


At 4:27 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

i might be persuaded to get some gaming in. not a whole day affair, but there should be some time none the less.

At 4:39 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

TI3 sounds good, but I am not greedy. In any event, I will be there.

At 4:45 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

I could do Hannibal, Combat Commander, Lock and Load, Doom, 1960... These just come to mind quickly.

At 5:03 PM, February 07, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The door is open on Saturday for gaming. I'm inclined to wait on TI3 until a future weekend because I think I got my 8 hour fill last weekend. I'd personally like to play some 2-hour bite-sized games, maybe some spontaneous choices like we make on the DL nights (e.g. from the myriad Bags o' Games that have made their way here the past few weekends and left largely untouched and unloved). In addition, I'm pretty sure Steve and Ben wanted to get in a game of Hannibal that was supposed to go last weekend, which leaves me free for some other games.

Plus, Brian keeps bringing Puerto Rico because I asked him to, and I keep finding ways to not play it, so maybe I can get a game of that in.

BTW, my Through the Ages and Rails of Europe both arrived today, so we could get one of those going as well.

Does anyone have Kingsburg? (I'm guessing not, since no one has talked about it.) I'd really like to see that one, and I keep looking at DL for it but I haven't seen it there yet, and I'm not sure whether to spring for it after my buying spree for all my other games (the above two, the C&C:A expansions, the Combat Commander series, and even Europe Engulfed). I'm feeling like I need to put off any further game purchases for a while, but that's the only one I keep thinking about (well, that and Descent: Road to Legend, but that's already preordered).

8am or 9am? Which do people prefer?

At 5:05 PM, February 07, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW Michael, I have a leftover USB attachment that I'm guessing goes to your Rock Band microphone. All the more reason to show up on Saturday.

At 6:40 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger scott said...

i would vote 9 am but I guess I only get 1/2 a vote at most since I am only 50/50. If I can come it would likely be around 9:15.

At 6:42 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

0800 hours sounds good to me.

I wonder if my Rails of Europe has arrived yet. I'd love to play it again.

At 7:02 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

I'll probably be there (by my lonesome) by 9:00 to 9:30. I'd certainly be happy to try Through the Ages again (and I can probably even teach it ... although it's been 10 months). The bag will make it's appearance, too.

At 8:27 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

I have not been able to make it by in a long time. This weekend willl be no different. Just too many chores to do and I think I need to buy an new dishwasher. I just ordered 1960: Making of a US President, so I hope that someone will play this with me.

As Domestic duties pile up on me more and more, I may need to do the short Saturday morning gaming sessions. Last week worked well as Mark and I played TS at my house. My wife discouraged me from getting it as she found the components to be unattractive.

At 10:10 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Rule #1

At 11:18 PM, February 07, 2008, Blogger Schifani said...

My son plays a one hour game of basketball about 15 minutes away at around 11:30.

Ben, if we meet at 8 (or earlier even), I'd bet we can get Hannibal knocked out and you'd be free in time to join in the next big game once the crowd assembled.

I would then of course defy my wife and reappear at Chris' as soon as Jake was done playing.

We could also play Hannibal sometime after 1 PM if the timing is too tight.

Once I check off Hannibal, I'm up for a band reunion, Doom, CnC ancients.

At 8:07 AM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

I'm out with a cold. Too bad getting out of classes isn't so simple.

At 11:20 AM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

I can be there about noon ish, it you all thing that people will still be gaming. with my luck, everyone will have left by the time I am able to come.

At 2:39 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

This will be my last gaming weekend for a while (marathon, then 2 weeks in UK) so I am sure I will be there until Chris kicks me out.

At 4:33 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

Using the precedent set by sports injury reports, shouldn't that be out with an ear, nose and throat?

Nyquil plus sleep early tonight. We need more than one drummer!

At 4:39 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

Ben, where have you been on COD? I'm creeping up on the 50s.

I suppose I'll prestige so I can mingle with the masses once again after I hit 55.

At 5:40 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

I have been playing real life Call of Duty this week in Arkansas with lots of guys who like to say "Hooah!" so my X-Boxing has been severely limited.

This week one of my military coworkers in Iraq e-mailed me a pic of him with a local Iraqi bodyguard, brandishing an SMG. I thought to myself, hey, that's an AK-74U, just like in CoD4. Perhaps just a tad too realistic at times.

Level 55! I've had the game for a month and I am only around level 15. In a week, you're at 55. Any gold wep's yet?

At 5:43 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

So, VGW (video game withdrawal) has hit me hard this week. I am thinking of getting a DS-lite for my next trip. Anyone have one and have a thumbs up/down?

At 6:26 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

No one else has joined our SABG CoD4 clan yet?

Chris: you don't like the game?

Thought Hammer box with Days of the Fox and 6 Runebound decks approaching my doorstep.

At 7:44 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

"So, VGW (video game withdrawal) has hit me hard this week. I am thinking of getting a DS-lite for my next trip. Anyone have one and have a thumbs up/down?"

Haven't played one personally, but Nintendo has never let me down.

At 9:40 PM, February 08, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a touch of what Dennis has got. I'm taking Michael's sound medical advice and doing the Nyquil and sleep thing. Hopefully that works.

I will post here tomorrow if I'm floridly ill and can't host. I'm almost sure I'll be well enough, but it wouldn't hurt to check here before people set out tomorrow. If I don't post by 7:30am, come on over.

Ben, thanks for the tip about the Runebound decks. I've been looking at the FFG website almost daily waiting for those to be released. My self imposed moratorium on game buying didn't last long. Glad there's at least one other person in the group who will play Runebound with me.

Days of the Fox- I think I'm going to wait on this one. I'm not sure why, but I just haven't felt compelled to get Tide of Iron to the table, and it bugs me because I should love it. Wargame, superficial Squad Leader similarities, plastic bits, what's not to love? But for some reason, I'm on the fence about whether to get Days of the Fox or trade away Tide of Iron. Until I figure that out, maybe I'll wait. I'll play your copy sometime, though, Ben- let's see how that goes.

I'm going to wait on Kingsburg as well. Again, I want to like this game. It looks like initial fun (and it's artistically beautiful). I love dice rolling (except when I roll poorly--Hammer of the Scots, I'm looking at you). But To Court the King satisfies this itch for me, I think, and at a much reduced price (which now stands at "paid for it already"--hard to argue with that price). The fact that a lot of people say that it's replayability is "meh" is probably the biggest downside for me. I keep thinking of Red Dragon Inn- a lot of fun, but zero replayability. I think that in our group especially, it would be hard to get this to the table more than twice and have anyone remain enthusiastic about it (including myself). The designer is working on expansions, though, so maybe after those come out I'll revisit my choice.

It's not that I don't like Call of Duty so much as I'm not any good at it. Don't know why--I'm trying, but I just don't seem to get any better. I feel bad enough for hindering the team. And seeing my name consistently at the bottom of the score sheet after every game reminds me of the game-ending "YOU SUCK!" from the Guitar Queero episode of South Park. I can only take that a few times a night before realizing there are other ways I'd like to be spending my time.

At 9:56 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

"Nintendo has never let me down"

He said the same thing about Mario Party.

Not really.

I actually like Mario Party.

I don't think Brian and Simon are big fans.

Chris, what we can do is just like keep joining games until we find one that is moderately balanced. It doesn't happen and the games can be epic.

Stealth is very nice and when you get a silencer, in addition to the homeland security visit, you can actually run and gun effectively.

And if we get headquarters on shipment, that is like the perfect time for you to get the weapon experience to unlock the silencer.

I dunno, its just more fun playing with a group although it has its frustrations with it not keeping the parties together.

At 9:57 PM, February 08, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

And by doesn't i mean does.


At 6:44 AM, February 09, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

The fact that I am progressing in CoD4 should give hope to anyone.The Hq game mode Michael introduced me to does a fantastic job at creating a balanced, exciting game with almost no camping potential.

They need to fix the frag spamming somehow though. Guys with 3 frags make certain maps less than optimally fun. Perhaps a grenade resistance perk?

At 7:14 AM, February 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seem to have made it through the night, so people are welcome to come over.


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