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1/20/2022 3:37:50 PM
Topic:
fourth saturday of January - unclear

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
Posts: 345
I'm fine either way. I understand the need for caution. If we don't meet, I'll probably work on our move instead of playing online.
1/20/2022 2:45:46 PM
Topic:
fourth saturday of January - unclear

JohnKerr
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Posts: 1077
How do people feel about gaming this weekend? it sounds like the covid numbers are still pretty high:




Arlington County, Virginia Covid Case Tracker - The New York Times (nytimes.com)




So I imagine we are probably not doing Face to face gaming, but I figure I'd see what people think.




If not F2F, are you up for some online gaming? I can go a little later than last time, if people are interested in that.
1/8/2022 1:52:15 AM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of January gaming? - cancelled

JohnKerr
JohnKerr
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Posts: 1077
I forgot to actually verify that there is no face to face gaming for the 2nd saturday.




If you are interested in a online game or two, check into the discord at 1!
12/29/2021 10:46:12 PM
Topic:
No new years eve gaming this year

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
Posts: 345
A sad but good call on NYE, John. Tomorrow will be the end of my second-bout-of-covid isolation, but I'm still very wary of gatherings.
Have a great year everyone!
Chris
12/29/2021 9:23:55 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of January gaming? - cancelled

museumme
museumme
Posts: 205
As for me… I think I need to wait for a positive sign before returning to FTF gaming… if the numbers begin to subside later in January I’d be comfortable coming back for 4th Saturday games. But with DC area graphs all looking like Kevin’s chart for Arlington, I am really restricting my public exposure.



In the meantime… anyone interested in virtual gaming this weekend or next should feel free to reach out to me at museumme@verizon.net.




Marvin
12/29/2021 8:13:18 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of January gaming? - cancelled

Oboewan
Oboewan
Posts: 504
Personally, I’d be pretty comfortable FTF gaming as long as folks are all vaccinated. Been to a couple of small meetups and spent a day at PAX unplugged (rather than the planned 3 but that’s another story)- ran into Aalok and Doug and Anni as it turns out. I also spent some time with Jay and Lee while up in Philly. So if anyone wants to play any games this weekend or next, let me know! Picked up the expansion for Lost Ruins of Arnak and Whistle Mountain. Have a happy New Year everyone!!!!
12/29/2021 3:47:32 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of January gaming? - cancelled

McJarvis
McJarvis
Posts: 103
I was recently alerted to the fact that my J&J vaccine is not so useful against Omicron. Getting a booster of a different vaccine on Friday, but that means I'm out until Jan 14th or later out of an abundance of caution.
12/29/2021 3:03:22 PM
Topic:
No new years eve gaming this year

JohnKerr
JohnKerr
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I hope everyone had and continues to have a great holiday season! And I hope you found a board game or three under the tree come Christmas!




Personally, I came away with a copy of Praga and my own copy of Lost Ruins of Arnak!




Due to a combination of the uncertain COVID situation, a couple people expressing concern about F2F gaming and my schedule, I'm not hosting NYE gaming this year. Hopefully the situation will settle down soon!
12/29/2021 3:02:35 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of January gaming? - cancelled

kevin
kevin
Posts: 269
Based on this, I doubt it's a good idea:

(source: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/see-the-numbers/covid-19-in-virginia/covid-19-in-virginia-locality/ )
edited by kevin on 12/29/2021
12/29/2021 2:56:51 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of January gaming? - cancelled

JohnKerr
JohnKerr
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Posts: 1077
This is more of a polling than an announcement. What do people think about having face to face gaming in the current climate? Would you prefer online gaming at this point?




The day in question here is the 2nd Saturday of January, 1/8/22.




Personally, I'm still just watching and hoping things settle down. I'm not sure how I feel about live gaming and am interested in what everyone thinks.
edited by JohnKerr on 1/8/2022
12/13/2021 6:27:43 PM
Topic:
Holiday (Virtual?) Gaming

McJarvis
McJarvis
Posts: 103
Yeah, it's really close to Terra Mystica. I'm also not stuck on the idea of it, there is quite a large number of games to enjoy online.
12/13/2021 6:19:47 PM
Topic:
Holiday (Virtual?) Gaming

rbynaker
rbynaker
Posts: 425
I could be up for something on 12/25. Cheryl is working an 8-6 shift at the animal hospital (she got Thanksgiving off so she agreed to work Christmas).

I'd need a Gaia Project refresher but I'm sure I can find a video somewhere. BGG says I played it once in 2018. IIRC it's Terra Mystica in Space, right? (Not that it helps, I haven't played TM since 2015 and 4 of my 5 plays were in 2013).

Rick
12/13/2021 11:13:42 AM
Topic:
Holiday (Virtual?) Gaming

McJarvis
McJarvis
Posts: 103
Would anyone be up for some virtual or real life gaming on Christmas day and/or Christmas eve? I'm not a holiday observer so I can be free if folks want to get together in a limited way. While I could potentially host, the parking situation near my condo is a little complicated.





I notice that Gaia Project is now on BGA, if such a thing draws people's attention.
12/11/2021 11:42:05 AM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of Dec gaming, 12/11

egill
egill
Posts: 104
I'll be there.
12/10/2021 2:08:08 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of Dec gaming, 12/11

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
Posts: 345
I'll be there. Any of those games sounds good to me.

Marvin, I'll see you for pick up around noon.

Chris
12/10/2021 1:21:15 PM
Topic:
2nd Saturday of Dec gaming, 12/11

JohnKerr
JohnKerr
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Posts: 1077
As the days get shorter and colder, what better way to stay warm and jolly than good company and a good board game?




This Saturday, 12/11 (tomorrow) is the 2nd of the month and a game day!




I got a chance to try Dune Imperium last night and found it to be a very fun deck builder with worker placement and a space theme added in. I do have a copy, as well as the other recent new ones Anno 1800, Imperium: classic (unplayed so far) and Pipeline.





Who can make it and what do you want to play?




So far I think Marvin, Chris and Larry are planning to attend.
12/10/2021 1:14:38 PM
Topic:
Giving thanks for gaming, 11/27

JohnKerr
JohnKerr
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Thanks, everyone, for the amazing game day last time. We had the highest turn out since pre-covid days and it was a really great time.

It started with Jeff, Bob, Rick and Chris playing Dune: Imperium. Turned into a very close game, as both Jeff and Bob finished with 10, with Jeff breaking the tie (4 space vs Bob's 3). Rick finished with 7 and Chris 6.

They must have enjoyed it, as they launched into another game of it. This time it was just as close, but Bob pulled out the win at 10 with 4 space, vs Chris' 10 with 3 spice. Rick and Jeff also tied at 6, with 5 spice for Rick pulling ahead of Jeff's 4 spice.

Meanwhile, Mike, Ed, Larry and I were playing Anno 1800. It was an unusual game, with Mike attempting a people rush strategy, which centered around the free action card of using a turquoise guy to get 5 coins. In the process of pursuing that goal, he sped up the exhaustion of the supply of red guys, which turns out to be limited. In the end, Larry ended the game before he quite got his engine running, but another few turns and he likely would have been swimming in cash (turned into points). Larry's sterling performance led to a score of 102, with Ed and I with a not too close 2nd and third of 87 and 83. Mike ended up with a big pile of cash and a big stack of unfulfilled happiness cards, but still finished with a solid 74.

We then tried out Lost cities Roll and Write. It still felt mostly like lost cities with a little 'clever' like action chaining. A light game, but a fun filler. After I computed my score a few times, I came out in the lead with 320, with Mike close behind at 315. Ed finished with 235 and Larry 195.

At that point, we mixed it back up and Chris taught Lost Ruins of Arnak to Rick, with me joining in. We played the "basic" side and I think some early assistants helped propel me to the win. By the end, we had killed all but one of the level 2 and one of the level 1 monsters! i was the only one to buy a tablet, which was the difference between first at 75 and chris' 2nd at 67. Rick was a quick learner and came in at 52.

Meanwhile, Ed had brought Whistle Mountain and taught it (thanks Ed!). I was able to observe the end of the game, but all I really picked up was that a lot of meeples drowned and folks were not so sure about the game. It looked interesting, but not sure it passed muster. Bob won decisively at 85, with a close run for 2nd, with Larry at 70, Mike 68 and Ed 67.

Thanks again to everyone!
11/27/2021 12:18:52 PM
Topic:
Giving thanks for gaming, 11/27

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
Posts: 345
I'll be there. I'm going to try to get there by 1, but don't wait for me. I'll text with a closer time. I'm also planning for staying for two games.
Chris
11/27/2021 10:12:46 AM
Topic:
Giving thanks for gaming, 11/27

JohnKerr
JohnKerr
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Posts: 1077
Sounds like we got:



In: Larry, Rick, Ed, Me

Out: Scott, Marvin (recent change)

Maybe: Jeff, Ben, Chris, Cheryl




Sounds like a great bunch!




I don't have any particular time I need to stop.




Mentioned possibilities for gaming: Whistle Mountain (Ed bringing), Lost cities, roll and move (rick bringing), Beyond the Sun (Chris, maybe bringing), the crew I and II (Rick?), The Grand Trunk Journey (Larry).




Of the newish, I have pipeline (played once), nidavellir (played several times), imperium: classics (never played), dune: imperium (others have played), anno: 1800 (played several times).




See you soon!
11/27/2021 9:31:31 AM
Topic:
Giving thanks for gaming, 11/27

Larry L.
Larry L.
Posts: 199
I'd love to try Whistle Mountain, Ed. I'll bring my rubber duckie flotation device!
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