Thursday, December 11, 2008

Saturday Gaming with a Celebrity

Jacqui and I will host this Saturday from 10:00 am (or perhaps a touch earlier) until whenever. And perhaps we can entice the Chit Chatter of Today. Or perhaps not.

Update: Borders has BSG for $40. And those of you who have Borders Rewards can get it for under $30. So there will be a copy here. Just in case.

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At 7:12 PM, December 11, 2008, Blogger Michael said...

Does this mean we will play Celebrities? I think it is appropriate.

At 8:09 PM, December 11, 2008, Blogger Jonathan W. said...

I am out for Saturday. Friday night and/or Sunday are good for me this week.

At 9:13 PM, December 11, 2008, Blogger scott said...

I am a maybe for Saturday, but hopeful. I should know for sure tomorrow.

At 1:33 AM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

It is looking like a most likely not for me. But we shall see.

At 2:50 AM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Chris said...

I'm in.

At 8:05 AM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

I'll be there around noon, after my final exam.

By the way, December 10th has come and gone, and my mailbox is eerily quiet....

At 9:54 AM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

Dennis - I was thinking about that last night. So this is a good thing... right?

At 10:34 AM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Schifani said...

Tonight and most of tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be at my son Jake's tournament (he plays for Johnson's freshman A team). He scored 18 last night and they have a pretty good team at 5-1, so it's been fun so far.

Sunday the Cowboys play at 7:15, so I can play anytime before then. Jon is also free, anyone else considering Sunday gaming?

At 11:00 AM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

Yes, silence is good. "Letters of non-concurrence" ("no" votes from the promotion and tenure committee, with the chance for a rebuttal) had to go out by Wednesday.

At 5:11 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

So if I am awesome and work very hard tonight, I should be able to drop by about 10 or 11 and leave about 2 ish. Maybe. We shall see.

I am still kind of in shock with todays events.

At 6:23 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Amy said...


We really were going to try to make it. But Ian's had a fever otherwise been sick (I won't share the details, but you don't want it). And now I feel like crap.

So there's like a 1% chance we'll make it or less. And no, Michael, Jeff's not coming either (he's taking care of sick people!).

At 6:24 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Amy said...

There should be an "and" between "fever" and "otherwise" in the above comment. :P

At 8:56 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Uethym said...

"I am still kind of in shock with todays events."

I need closure on this. To what does it refer?

At 8:58 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

"It's a federal crime to tease the clown."

At 9:06 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Tiffany said...

My boss was helpful. And constructive. And gave me actually feedback. And said nice things about me.

Four things that have not happened in the 3 years I have worked for him.

Usually its 'like I don't have a brain in my head' or that 'I don't care about grad school or my candidacy exam' Things of that nature.

So as you can see, I am a little -- surprised. And I might not fail out of grad school since I am actually getting help on my exam. Which is good. Since I like grad school. And research.

At 9:38 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Bierwagen said...


I'm an old board gaming fanatic and am always looking for a good group of gamers. I've enjoyed Eurogames for several years and am excited to see there are a few players here in San Antonio that enjoy them as well.

Recently I rediscovered an old favorite (non-Eurogame): Axis & Allies. We've got a band of 10 or so Axis & Allies fanatics at work and have been getting together once a month for a kind of a "AA Fight Klub" meeting over the last year.

So, I thought I'd drop in, introduce myself, and see if there were any other grizzled grognards interested in exploring the new Anniversary edition that was just released in Nov 08.

Do you all ever meet over a board game at local game shops (e.g., Dragon's Lair or Command Central) to sniff armpits and make sure you aren't axe murderers and have potential to make worthy opponent?

Thanks for the interrupt -- and now back to your regularly scheduled program.

Enjoy the day!
- Bierwagen

At 10:22 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger Travis said...

I should make it around 10

At 10:27 PM, December 12, 2008, Blogger scott said...

Out for Saturday AM.
Outside shot for Saturday PM.
Good shot for Sunday if something comes together.

At 7:46 AM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

Finals here are either at 8:30am or 2pm.

I thought today's was 8:30am. It's not.

Glad I knew that when I got up at 6:15am.

At 8:01 AM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Dennis Ugolini said...

Which means I'll be there by 10, by the way. And leave at 1.

At 9:16 AM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Brian said...

Bierwagen -- We normally meet at Dragon's Lair on Monday nights. Not much A&A love among this group (or at least, among me).

At 9:58 AM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Bierwagen said...

Thanks for the note!

A&A is definitely an acquired taste. I left it on my shelf for the last 20 years gathering dust. The length of the game really annoyed me.

I really enjoyed all of the Knizia games and the likes of Puerto Rico -- anything that could be taught and played in under two hours.

However, recently I've had an itch to to toss dice, crush my opponents, and conquer the world.

I'll try and drop into Dragon's Lair for a game or two or whatever is in vogue.

At 10:21 AM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Ben said...


I enjoy A&A, though the following keeps me from playing very often:

1. Game Length
2. I suck at winning
3. New baby in house

I'm considering picking up the Anniversary edition, if for no other reason to keep my A&A collection complete. Perhaps it will be great fun in the retirement some day.

I am happy to see anyone with an armored fighting vehicle avatar join in the discussion. Do you have a BGG ID?

At 1:12 PM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Ted Kostek said...


There are several of us who enjoy various wargames. I haven't played A&A in a long, long time.

I'd consider it, but there are other lite wargames that are ahead of it in my queue.

At 1:51 PM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Bierwagen said...


BGG ID (BoardGameGeek)? I do have a logon there -- otherwise I'm not sure what you are referring to.


What kind of light wargames are you referring to? I've been trying to get my hands on Combat Commander, but it doesn't seem very light and I had no opponents ;-). Memoir '44 scratches an itch and I like the fact that they are short.

AA50 (Anniversary Edition) is a whole new ball-game. Only problem so far is the length. We haven't managed a game in under 6 hours.

At 2:07 PM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Carlos said...

Bierwagen, nice to meet you. You will find a great many varied taste in games in this group. The people here have opened my eyes to games that I would not have considered on my own.

There are a few of us who like to get away once in a while with a good old fashion war game. Two gentlemen who have not yet seen this post get together with me sometimes and we have played a few good games. Europe Engulfed is a challenge, although I will not speak of it too much due to my misfortunes last time we played (LoL).

But we have talked about playing A&A from time to time.

At 4:17 PM, December 13, 2008, Blogger scott said...

So what does it look like for any gaming Sunday?

At 7:08 PM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Ben said...


A few of my favorite light wargames that a lot of the others enjoy as well:

Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage
War of the Ring
Command and Colors: Ancients
Combat Commander
Memoir '44

At 7:28 PM, December 13, 2008, Blogger Ben said...

BSG is $25.80 at


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