Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday Planning


Another weekend, another planning post. While I could sure go for more Cylon goodness, there are options. I didn't order the new Titan, but if anyone is itching to play, I wouldn't mind seeing what the new set looks like. (Titan is one of my handful of '10' ratings). Or trying Red November Or whatever Sean brings back from BGG.con. ("Huge Karmic Debt?") Or if Le Havre happens to pop today (which I doubt). Or some Race. (Damn, I wish Keldon could release his Computer Opponent). Did anyone order Neuland from Tanga? (I missed it). You know what, we can just do everything. No work happens for the rest of the year, anyway.

And, since you asked, why yes I am a Sexy, shoeless, God of War. (And comedy gold).

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At 9:14 AM, November 22, 2008, Blogger scott said...

I should be there somewhere in the 5:15-5:45 time frame and should be up for anything; although I fear Titan may take a bit longer then I would have. In addition to the list there is the chance that game 7 of the SABBL world series will get played or at least started.

 
At 10:32 AM, November 22, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

I'm dying to play BSG again, but it looks like I have to pick up a seminar speaker from the airport at 8:30pm Monday night. Maybe I can come and leave either really early or really late.

 
At 6:15 PM, November 22, 2008, Blogger scott said...

Or you could come and leave really early and come and leave really late? As Brian points out if BSG waits there are other things to occupy our time.

 
At 6:30 PM, November 22, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

I should be there unless something else goes massively wrong n the world of Tiffany. :Goes to find wood to knock on to not jinx herself:

 
At 8:15 PM, November 22, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

I am very intrigued by BSG to be honest.

Right now the two obstacles are:

1. I'm sick.

2. Probably unwilling to bus in or drive so reliant on Jon going.

If I can overcome both obstacles I'm in.

Oh. BTW. Happy day. I am getting my copy of Race with expansion when they return from BGGcon.

 
At 3:25 PM, November 23, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

I'll be there around 5:30 or 6:00 ish. I have no problem staying late. Once Dennis gets Tenure, then we'll hear about those lecture guests walking to the airport. Or being driven by grad students. (Dennis, you should talk to Tiffany's advisor. He knows how to put them in their place...

 
At 3:38 PM, November 23, 2008, Blogger scott said...

I will not be able to stay late but will make an effort to get there as close to 5 as possible and can probably stay til 9.

 
At 7:01 PM, November 23, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

I just ordered two Essen releases... After the Flood and Dorn (like I need another dungeon crawl game...). Babel 13 is already on the way, as are the two new Duel in the Dark expansions. Yep, I seem to have delusions of someday boardgaming again...

In the meantime, I sense the end of my journey through Fallout 3 is almost complete. I just re-installed Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics on the ole PC for nostalgia sake. Next, I'll probably either do CoD5 or perhaps Left for Dead if I can get others interested in the co-op campaigns in either.

 
At 11:15 PM, November 23, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

Brian -- issue with that being -- grad students should be in lab -- doing lab things. They are not allowed to socialize with their betters -- except under supervised prearranged luncheons and things.

Or at least thats what goes on here.

 
At 10:31 AM, November 24, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

OK, I'll be there by 5 and leave by 8. I need to get some paint, too. The WoW minis look a lot better with just minor touchups.

 
At 10:36 AM, November 24, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

Interesting.

I'm going to see if I can rouse Jon around 4 to see if he wants to go for an early game of BSG.

I'm still waiting for Sean to post to confirm if I was right that the only person he will be delivering that "Huge Karmic Debt" to today will be his family.

 
At 3:50 PM, November 24, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

So i will be late. but I will swing by. I had to leave to talk with the bank and take care of the mess that is stolen credit card numberness. and I now have what I believe to be a migraine (caused in no small part by the people at the bank).

 
At 4:10 PM, November 24, 2008, Blogger seanp said...

Yes, I believe I have used up all of my boardgaming time this week... I'm going to have to pass, but you all can torture me by playing BSG without me again... Somehow I didn't play it at all at the con either. And Wasabi was already sold out by the time I got there...

The only NEW new stuff I got was the catapult expansion for Carcassone - you have to use a catapult to fling different types of tokens onto the board. Too weird to pass up... and the China/Korea Power Grid map.

Old stuff, but new to me that I picked up - Zooloretto w/ Expansion, Samurai, CashNGuns, and the Ticket To Ride card game. It will be nice to have some board games to stare at wistfully for the next few weeks.

 
At 10:17 PM, November 24, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Holy crap BSG was sweet. Got to play it at BGG, and can't wait for my painfully slow shipment from amazon to get here.

I picked up Pacific Typhoon (door prize), Middle Kingdom, and Industria.

BGG summary:

games that ROCKED: After the Flood (already owned), BSG, Space Alert, Chicago Express, and of course Dominion (but I've had that one for a while)

Good games: Middle Kingdom, Sylla, Traders of Carthage, Ghost Stories, Cities (best Carcassonesque filler game I've played), le Havre (very nice, easier, longer but more forgiving than Agricola....feels like it has more breathing space, more wiggle room....will most likely pick up), Steel Driver (preferred Chicago Express because of the way stocks and dividends work in CE which is more like 18XX). Duck Dealer was pretty sweet, but we played with one key rule wrong; a replay with the right rules will likely place it under "Rocked" above.....now, if i could only find it at a reasonable price...

Crappy games: Surprisingly none. I didn't play a single crappy game. Hurray!

Unlike BGG 07, had the pleasure of playing games I already own/know like RftG, GtR, King of Siam, and Cuba. It's nice to play stuff you know already.

Other thoughts:
-Tom Lehman is a cool guy. Very humble, professional, and sharp. He signed my worn copy of RftG. I heard rumors of playtesting the second expansion at the con...
- Roll through the ages looks intriguing
- The new Through the Ages apparently will get a nice facelift (at least to the player mats, which is what they had at the con).
- Wasabi sold like hotcakes. May not be the next Puert... Agricola, but it sure looks sexy.

 
At 10:19 PM, November 24, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

Oh, and Titan looks sexy.

BTW, any gaming Turkey day weekend?

 
At 10:54 PM, November 24, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

So...this is mainly for Travis.

I think there are a few of you that are not on my geekbuddies list and did not receive my mass geekmail. Most likely because I have no idea what your bgg id is.

I am running a high complexity online game that is planned to start this friday with first lynch happening the following monday. It has strategy elements beyond a standard werewolf game and additional ways you can help your team beyond simple voting, killing and viewing.

If you are interested, check out the signup thread at

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/343080

You will need to sign up using cassandra at the link provided.

It promises to be fun, but right now it might be a little bit delayed because I'm hoping for 10 more players to bring it to an even 25. If there are fewer I will have to rebalance somewhat.

 
At 8:50 AM, November 25, 2008, Blogger Jeff said...

Thanks for the mini-Con report Rob.

TG gaming? Amy and I are considering hosting either Friday or Saturday.

 

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