Friday, August 01, 2008




Is this how Paul Revere felt?




At 3:35 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

It is shipping. But Zev didnt change my address like I asked him to. He even told me that he would. So I dont know if I will even get my copy of the game. I messaged him. And I might even call Z-man games after work. This makes Tiffy very very very very very very grumpy.

At 3:35 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Travis said...


Despite good reviews and bad, I may finally lay eyes on this game that I purchased so very long ago! One of the more appealing aspects is the fact that it can be played solo; what game geek isn't excited about that!

I will also receive War of the Ring and Race for the Galaxy; the latter of which I will have to place under my pillow when I sleep --infuse rules and symbols-- so that one day Brian and company may actually have to consider my moves instead of constantly walking me through them.

I will miss any weekend festivities (daughter's birthday/anniversary) but I hope to show up on Monday.

At 6:10 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine is arriving on Thursday. I haven't been caught up in all the hype, so I don't really know what to expect. Cure for cancer? Probably not. A return to sub $2 gas? Doubt it. A good game? Maybe. A FUN game. Man, for the money I paid, I sure hope so.

Speaking of Christmas in August, I got my copy of War of the Ring myself today (BGG auction). Still haven't seen the third movie though, and I still don't know how it ends. :P

At 6:35 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Amy said...

I'm sorry, Chris, you're going to have to turn in your Geek card.

At 6:55 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

I still don't know how it ends.

As near as I can tell, the third movie's ending is still going but should finish in early '09 (although the credits should be rolling by thanksgiving-ish).

At 7:18 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

yep. I saw "6 pound" shipment from Chessex...

I'm like "it's probably Agricola...sweet!...but wasn't Agricola like 30 pounds?".

Chris: SPOILER ALERT....The Titanic sinks at the end.

At 9:35 PM, August 01, 2008, Blogger Travis said...

Alright Brian, I'll give you that one; just goes to show the books are better!

Missing the Tom Bombadil chapter is like sleeping through the '60s (says the guy born in '74).

Chris, I'm not sure if you have played WOTR yet or not but we should set up a game sometime. I want to get a few runs in before I am slaughtered by Ben.

At 2:15 PM, August 02, 2008, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

I too would like to get in on the "newbie WotR" wave, though I do not own a copy.

I hear the first several games will be 4+ hr affairs, but after internalizing the rules I gather the play time drops to about 2 hrs.

At 8:31 PM, August 02, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

Two things to remember when learning WotR:

1. The game is easy. Just roll lots of 6's.

2. Never assume with 30 dice you can roll a single 6 (Witch King, 3 Nazgul, Grond card, Siege Towers, 10 armies, etc.).

At 3:19 AM, August 04, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Somebody hijacked my thread ... and took it to Mordor!

I wouldn't mind getting in on the newbie WotR games if I were available.

Not sure if I still count as a newbie, though. It used to take me four hours to lose to Ben, but now I can do it in two.


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