Thursday, March 13, 2008

Saturday Gaming

This is my obligatory quarterly post when I check the level of interest for playing Twilight Imperium 3 (TI:3), hence the Star Wars themed video. Anyone? If not, among the many other options I'd be highly pleased to play are:

Pillars of the Earth
World of Warcraft
Combat Commander: Any kind
War of the Ring
Command and Colors: Ancients
Tide of Iron: with or without sand

I actually can't appear until around noon, as I'll be participating in my other main hobby of the moment in the morning. I'm definitely not doing the 50K.

Who else is up for Saturday gaming? Who (if anyone) wants to host? What do you want to play?



At 6:59 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger scott said...

i am out for Saturday morning and merely a possible for Saturday afternoon. I have to go car shopping. Who all in our group has ties to the auto sales industry again? Sunday is possible if anything develops. IF I can make it which will likely not be clear until sometime Saturday; I would be up for any of the games and/or some exhibition/spring training SABBL.

At 7:29 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

If there was an interest for TI3, I would certainly be in.

At 7:52 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Brian said...


Gitchyer Star-craft right here!

Fresh, hot S t a r c r a f t .

Just saying, is all.

At 8:09 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

In the name of all that is good and holy in the world, please stop surfing the Internet. Seriously. Please.

You need to put a disclaimer on that video or something. I was expecting at worst, tacky and humorous. Instead, I got deeply disturbing. Her poor family. That video makes me weep for humanity.

That music and goofy dance is like a mental stain in my consciousness that will not come out. Thanks. No, really. Thanks a lot.

My preference list (off the top of my head)-
World of Warcraft (again)
Power Grid
Memoir '44 Air Pack
Ca$h n' Gun$ - les Yakuzas
Puerto Rico/San Juan
Fury of Dracula
Caylus/Caylus MC/Pillars of the Earth
Notre Dame
Any good trivia game (are we out of these?)
Arkham Horror (horror...that's a good word for that video)
Other cube games (Shogun maybe? Probably down on the list but thought I'd mention it anyway)

Just thoughts.

Carlos, if we play TI3, is it better to do it at your place or over here? I can host, or I can go to wherever the games will be.

(Assuming I'm hosting...
Simon, you're welcome to bring the Wii for temporary diversion/unlock help/whatever if you want. No big deal if you don't want to- we should have plenty to do over here.)

At 8:15 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Scott: My wife, Vicki, is a sales person at North Park Lexus. I've already asked her to offer you the secret SABG discount if you show up over there. Just be sure to ask for her by name.

At 8:15 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Great list, Chris!

At 8:50 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Simon said...

Chris: Out of town, blah blah blah, etc.

At 10:20 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

I'm back from New Orleans and up for anything, with emphasis on Strat, WoW, and Starcraft.

At 11:10 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

Wait Chris:

You have never seen that video before? That is a classic. Like the WNBA dancer etc.

Oh and you had me at celebrities.

Look, I know Stage II for whatever reason is verboten, but I would like to believe at least that enough time has passed to where I could play with you guys again without undo problems.

I'm hoping to get some trade talks done Saturday.

At 11:36 PM, March 13, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

Clearly I don't surf the internets enough. I've never seen this before. And I don't think I'll ever watch it again. But it was funny until I had that feeling of watching the impending train wreck. A train that takes about four minutes to finish wrecking.

I need to broaden my horizons.

At 12:04 AM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

And Simon, I have a gamecube controller I could bring I think.

The gamecube is packed up in the bedroom closet somewhere so it was immuned to being stolen.

At 6:37 AM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Sounds like WoW still has some legs.

Perhaps you can get all the baseball and charades out of your system before 1200?

Chad, you going to make it?

At 8:20 AM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Amy said...

Chris: It's okay -- I hadn't seen that video before, either. And I usually refrain from watching the YouTube at work, but since no one's here yet, and since you went on and on about how horrid it was, I couldn't help myself. Did no one suggest that maybe she not perform? The "dance" made me want to claw out my eyes, and the "music" made me want to stab pencils in my ears, but the hideous combination was just too much.

At 10:01 AM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Ben's List o' Games

Pillars of the Earth
World of Warcraft
Combat Commander: Any kind
War of the Ring
Command and Colors: Ancients
Tide of Iron: with or without sand

One of these things is not like the other.

At 11:22 AM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

That video, which I also had never seen, should be locked away never brought out again. Seesh. I agree with Amy and Chris on this one. Though it might not have been so horrid if she could hit a note. Gah.

And I am a pass on the gaming. It looks the RNA that I have been avoiding dealing with must be dealt with. Bah. There goes my weekend. And here comes a migraine. ::sighs::

At 12:35 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Pillars has been in shrink in my closet for far too, the expansion set adding the crusades looked quite cool.

At 12:57 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

There seems to be some momentum for both Starcraft and WoW as the early morning game. Since Ben won't be there until noon, I'd say it's probably Starcraft. Unless there is a big objection, shall we plan on that? (Nothing is ever set in stone, I guess, but it's always nice to have some semblance of direction.)

I'll host since no one else has spoken up. The usual 9am?

If I get time tonight before bed, I'd like to open up Pillars and run through the rules. I don't know if it will be enough to let me be able to teach it, but I may make an effort to read through it anyway. Tomorrow when Ben gets there, we can play Pillars if I have a good (not just so-so) grasp of it. If I don't get to that point, then I'm probably leaning towards CC:E or Power Grid, with the others in my list as hopefuls or standbys.

At 3:24 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Chad said...

I'm a maybe, but leaning towards no. Supposed to go out with some friends tonight, and I don't know how long we'll be out.

At 3:58 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

Can't make it on Saturday, but thought I could add some to the video content - here's an interview with the poor lady who was the ill-fated trumpet player:

At 5:21 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Simon said...

Blogger is pretty dumb when it comes to long urls, so I shrunk that last link down for you Sean:

Interesting though. I remember when I first saw that video, the description said she was a plant or something and thus it was intended to be humorous. Guess that wasn't the case! Embarrassing!

At 6:36 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

Perhaps this is not the best time for TI3. My cubs will be at the house, so hosting would not be a good idea.

BTW if you play Starcraft I would be interested. I hav enever played, but would not mind being an observer. I don't think that I hav eever even seen the game ieself, other than on the shelf. Brian seems quite fond of it, so it cannot be bad.

At 7:24 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Travis said...

I am a definite no (this is akin to taking the dummy weight off of the baseball bat for you guys!)

I will be "primitive" camping with my wife and 11 year old daughter for a few days. I imagine that they may hate me afterwards, thus allowing for more gaming opportunities in the future! The list of games definitely looks good; I look forward to a rainy day spent playing Once Upon a Time in the tent (--not even a sexual euphemism!).

At 7:50 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Chris: I'll read the rules as well. Thanks for the leadership!

At 8:25 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger scott said...

I am now in for Saturday all day (we ended up buying our vehicle Friday night). I will bring my strat team and if I remember some games. I have a number of trivia games but have been told they have all been tried long ago and found lacking so not sure if I should bring any of those or not.

At 11:10 PM, March 14, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

By all means, bring trivia games! It's been a long time.

At 1:15 AM, March 15, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

I am debating the benefits of being a good grad student vs gaming. if i get some work done early, then maybe i can convince someone that playing Ingenious or Tikal would be a good idea. I also might show up with Vegas Showdown, Puerto Rico and or Notre Dame, but we shall see what the morning brings. Should I show up it will be in the 11 to 12 ish hour.

At 7:59 AM, March 15, 2008, Blogger scott said...

hopefully I can be there 9:15/9:30-4; will try to bring trivia games
chris which other game did you want me to bring?

At 1:47 PM, March 15, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

My young son in excited about joining band next year and playing the trumpet. I will not let him see this video.

I was not able to go this time and game. My wife was sick. We took her to the ER. All seems well now.


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