Monday Surprises - a short report.
I didn't think that I would be gaming tonight, but circumstances arranged themselves in such a way that I indeed made an appearance at DL. Much to the surprise of those present. When I arrived Chris and Brian were playing Blue Moon with some of the expansion decks. Brain won with his gangs of evil smiting while Chris made a valiant effort, but he could not stand strong against the gangs or their smite.
Sean arrived and after some debate about what to play. Dry Gulch Junction made it to the table and we all began our valiant efforts to build a town -- and claim the most VPs. I can see Sean and Brian's point that a second time through makes it easier to strategize, but I didn't do horribly for the first time, and Chris seemed quite at ease sneaking away with the victory.
Jon arrived as we were ending the game, and The Big was pulled out and played. I must say that I was thoroughly trounced. It was bad, but Chris, Jon, Brian and Sean were fighting it out neck and neck for a while. Til Jon put 11 bits into the Castile and changed end of game scoring drastically in his favor that is. About that time things broke up, and Sean and Brian were left to fend for themselves.
I was glad for the distraction. I needed the distraction. I did not wish to yet go home. I still don't, but some things j cannot be avoided. I appreciate you all letting me crash the party this evening. And not letting me just sit and watch things. It was enjoyable. You all are the best. I owe ya'll.