Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monday--

Anyone? Yes? No? Maybeso?

I would be willing to attend. Why break the tend of burying myself in boardgaming as a means of avoidance? Hmm?

Mk, off to work I go.

15 Comments:

At 4:56 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

avoidance? Real life you mean?

 
At 5:07 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

I will be there. Not sure if I'll be there at 5pm or 6-6:30, but I'll be there.

 
At 7:26 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

Looks like 6:30.

 
At 8:37 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

I'm not going to make it. In the mean time I'll be stickerizing wooden blocks and continuing a great game of Twilight Struggle with Jeff via ACTS.

 
At 8:40 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

....oh, and trying to survive for more than a day in Urban Dead!

 
At 9:18 PM, April 20, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

I should be there about 6 or so. Depends on the might amounts of traffic along medical.

And yes, Rob, I suppose that it would be simplest to say that I am avoiding real life. And working too much.

 
At 6:33 AM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

I just traded Kingsburg for a stickerized copy of Asia Engulfed. Woo hoo!

 
At 10:26 AM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

So you were serious about trading/selling it, Ben? It wasn't that bad a game, really it wasn't. But I will say that trading it for a stickerized copy of anything that you enjoy is a good thing.

 
At 11:06 AM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Way to trade up Ben!

Calling our TS game great is very polite. Everything I do seems to roll off Ben's back, but everything he does crushes my very soul.

 
At 4:31 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

so it looks like 6 will be more like 630

 
At 4:56 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

I'll show up and be around for a bit. I can actually show up at 5 or 5:30 but it doesn't sound like anyone else is going to be around yet. I'll check back here and see if anyone is going to show up earlier.

 
At 6:33 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Jeff: Sounds like fun from Ben's POV...

 
At 7:23 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Jeff:

You're doing well for your first play of the game. There is a learning curve with card-driven wargames based on knowing when certain cards will show up, and I've played this game at least 10 times. I think this adds to the intensity of the game (e.g., War of the Ring), when you know the card you need is bound to come up soon, so you bet the world on it doing so...

My die rolling for the Space Race is as bad as I've come to expect, with multiple American chimp getting blasted into oblivion on the launch pad, while the first earthling in space, Laika, happily watches from orbit.

 
At 10:38 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Is there a graphical interphase to ACTS, or is this all you guys see? I think I like Vassal MUCH better. I'm a sucker for a nice graphical interphase.

 
At 11:11 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

That's all we see on ACTS, but I play with Vassal simultaneously. ACTS tracks the cards and die rolling, Vassal is the board. I'd use Vassal exclusively, but it doesn't do PBEM as far as I can tell.

I agree Vassal is better for live play with Skype.

Wargame Room looks quite intriguing for live play as well, though I haven't tried it. Apparently Wargame Room enforces the game rules as you play and the new modules look almost as good as Vassal.

 

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