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7/21/2011 7:54:22 AM

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
( Chris Brandt)
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I'm going, anyone else? I like doing the open gaming best so if you are going and feel like playing something give me a call that week at 703 565 7028.
Chris
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7/23/2011 6:30:01 AM

Epworthian
Epworthian
( Rob Flowers)
Posts: 152
Marilyn and I will be there, although we mostly play in the tournaments.
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8/17/2011 2:45:18 PM

Epworthian
Epworthian
( Rob Flowers)
Posts: 152
Doing a real writeup is too much work these days. Games played:

Amun Re - 3

Brass – 3

El Grande –4
Ingenious -1
LOTRConfrontation – 6
Lost Cities– 2
Le Havre – 1
Navegador –2
Princes ofFlorence – 1
SaintPetersburg – 1
Through theAges – 3
Tikal – 1
UnionPacific – 2
VegasShowdown – 3
Yspahan – 1


Notes in passing. In Lord of the Rings I lost in the semis to Nick Henning, who went on to win the event, so I guess that's a 3rd place. In Vegas showdown, I came in 3rd in the finals. El Grande, I got close but came in 2nd in the finals (Curt Collins managed to defend his title.) In Brass, I took 1st place, that made my week.
And in Navegador, the game I was looking forward to most because I THOUGHT I knew how to play, I managed two 3rd place finishes in the initial heats.

I did manage to get in the semis for Through the Ages and Amun Re, but came in 2nd in both of those.
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8/18/2011 4:48:00 PM

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
( Chris Brandt)
Posts: 293
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I like the summary version! For me...
  • Highlight was learning "The Adventurers" winning my heat, the semis, and the final, thereby proving the game is all luck.
  • I won a heat of Ingenious but that wasn't enough to get to the next round.
  • I won a heat of Navegador but got thrashed in the Semi's by a young girl who took us all to school.
  • I lost three heats of Lost Cities and gave up.
  • I took my usual thrashing in Merchants of Venus, but borrowed the game to study up!
  • I played in one of the Wits and Wagers games. I joined a team late, dragging them from a huge stack of chips to nothing.
  • I played Stone Age and discovered a great way to win... the first half of the game and then vanish in to thin air. Things seemed to be going so well...
In Open Gaming
  • I played Egizia about 5 times. Like it more each time I played.
  • I played Small World/Underground and felt like it was more fiddly than SW, without offering much more game enjoyment.
  • I learned Vineta, although didn't get to finish it.
  • I played a LOT of 7 Wonders with the Leaders and figure I'll always play with Leaders from now on.
  • I played some Tichu but somehow my love of the game was not transferred to the others who three of us tried to enlist.
  • I played Ra in both the tournament (Twice) and open gaming and proved last years trip to the Semis was a fluke.
  • I learned Innovation but it didn't turn me on. For the time and effort I'd rather play 7 Wonders or Dominion.
  • I avenged my tournament Stone Age loss with another open loss. I guess that's not really avenging.
  • I tried playing Dominant Species twice but both games bogged down and people had to leave. Anyone want to buy it!?!
See you soon!
Chris
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8/18/2011 4:49:51 PM

chrisbrandt
chrisbrandt
( Chris Brandt)
Posts: 293
BggId: chrisbrandt
PS... I love Vegas Showdown and don't think it gets the respect it deserves.
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8/19/2011 3:12:43 PM

Epworthian
Epworthian
( Rob Flowers)
Posts: 152
The dropping prices in Vegas Showdown is an ingenious mechanic. It helps break the rule of most income games of "income first - points later". You can get by with less income if you time your purchases right.

I special ordered Egizia to get it in time for WBC, only to realize in hindsight that it conflicted with El Grande. I would have been thrashed anyway.
edited by Epworthian on 8/19/2011
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