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9/7/2016 2:36:04 PM

JohnKerr
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Until next year, anyway... fall comes in soon!

Who's in for some gaming? We'll start at 1pm... what do you want to play?

I had the game buying bug because of a geeklist I was reading, so I ordered a bunch of games:

Patchistory, Forge War, The new Mare Nostrum, Prodigal's club, ZhanGuo, Diluvia project, Sansoucci, Port Royale, Die Palalste von Carrara

Some of which will arrive by Saturday, though who knows if I'll know how to play them.

Hope to see you then!
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9/7/2016 4:33:28 PM

Oboewan
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Molly and I should be there at 1

--
"Who is the more foolish, the fool or the fool who posts after him?"
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9/8/2016 1:53:25 PM

Larry L.
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Looking forward to the coming of fall. Hey, maybe the next time we get together, the temperature will only be 89 degrees!

I should be there at 1 PM. I will be bringing a new game called Loop, Inc., which is a reasonably short brain-burner themed around time travel. I also have a case of Ludolus Interruptus: we were going to play Marco Polo on Wednesday, but it didn't happen, so I certainly wouldn't mind getting to play that on Saturday.

As for John's new games, I know most of them. Patchistory is a great game, but it's not for everyone: it's long (figure 3 hours), very swingy, and the rules aren't very good. But it's epic, deep, and the patching mechanism is terrific, so definitely worthwhile for the brave at heart. Mare Nostrum is a very good Euro-style Civ game; the new rules are supposed to bring the duration down quite a bit. I've played Prodigals Club once and really liked it; it's an expanded version of Last Will. I'd love to play it with all 3 competitions. Played ZhanGuo once and didn't care for it; I'd be willing to try it again, but only if it can be explained by someone who knows the rules well. Dilluvia Project is a futuristic city-building game that has gotten some good reviews; I'd be willing to try it. I just played Port Royal on Wednesday and really liked it; it's lighter, but still requires some thought. And I'm always up for a game of Carrara. The key will be if there are people who can teach these games without a straight read from the rules. Hopefully, we'll have some folks knowledgeable about these so that we don't have to struggle getting started.

New games--yay! Looking forward to the session!
edited by Larry L. on 9/8/2016
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9/9/2016 11:04:32 AM

chrisbrandt
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I'm glad Larry will get his Cult of the New fix!!! I'll be there at 1, probably stay until around dinner time, when I have no doubt that Leenie will be fixing something for dinner that I will not be able to resist.
All of those games sound good to me. I've played Dilluvia Project twice and enjoyed it and am really interested in learning the others. I also played Port Royal Wednesday and agree with Larry, it's lighter but it requires some thought. Our game was also VERY close with Larry beating Ben B in a tiebreaker on a Hail Mary final turn and with me a point behind.

If there's a way we can get Vast to the table, that would be cool too. :P

Chris
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9/9/2016 12:55:34 PM

chrisbrandt
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ALSO... John, what was that Geeklist you were reading? We talked about it the other day and I also found the list of games appealing. I'd like to check it out.
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9/9/2016 2:05:53 PM

JohnKerr
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This is the geeklist that inspired the game purchases... and I didn't even get to the end!

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/213484/theoretical-divorce-draft-2016/page/1?
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9/9/2016 9:48:12 PM

Phil Bauer
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I should be there. I would love to play Patchistory and Loop Inc. I will bring Fields of Arle and some other stuff.



-Phil
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9/10/2016 1:23:03 AM

Chapman
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Will be there by 1pm, with a JJ's sub of course.


The push your luck Port Royal card game looks fun. I have not played Carrara before but did read the rules, the price changing mechanic is clever.
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9/10/2016 11:12:22 AM

egill
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I'll pop in around 1:00. Look forward to old and new games.
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9/12/2016 11:41:54 AM

chrisbrandt
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Many thanks to Larry for teaching both Loop, Inc. Playing Loop made me think I was going back to 1999, enjoying the cult of the new game, Stephenson's Rocket. ...and Larry was teaching that one, too!
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