Much as I wanted to come tonight, I've got an important project at the
office that I need to wrap up tonight, so I don't think I can make it
after all. Sorry about the late cancellation.
On 12/4/2012 11:39 PM, David Wallace wrote:
> With an opportunity to see a bit of "classic Wallace," how can I
> resist? I'll plan on being there.
> Dave W.
> On 12/4/2012 11:19 PM, Dave wrote:
>> Yes, I'll be there. Sorry about the late reply.
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Richard Pardoe" <RPardoe@...> wrote:
>>> Yes, I am early with this tonight, but figured I could get the ball rolling
>>> early today. I realize only one person has responded and if that is all
>>> there is for tomorrow night, I will bring out A Few Acres of Snow (or)
>>> Revolver as the game. I suspect I won't need to do that as I am thinking
>>> one or two more folks might be able to make it. And I've always wanted to
>>> play a game with three F's in a row in its name.
>>> Ruhrschifffahrt is a pick-up and deliver game with historical styling. As
>>> one makes deliveries, one gets a research (development) point. Getting
>>> certain points allows one to receive upgrades and additional abilities. One
>>> overview on the geek does suggest this has a bit of "classic Wallace" about
>>> it. And this plays up to 4 players.
>>> Now, if anyone is looking to read the rules online - be forewarned, they are
>>> a mess of bad organization when first read. It took me a couple of readings
>>> and then punching the game to reach my Aha moment and realize the game is
>>> much, much simpler than the thick rulebook implies. If anyone does want to
>>> read up on the game ahead of time, I would suggest a couple of BGG
>>> The first is a high level overview of the rules with better flow:
>>> The second is a graphic aide:
>>> but that has some comments that folks can't download (worked for me), so it
>>> has been split as:
>>> Of course, if we suddenly get an outpouring of attendance tonight, I will
>>> update with a better suggestion a bit later.
>>> - Rich
>>> From: Richard Pardoe [mailto:RPardoe@...]
>>> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2012 9:57 PM
>>> To: 'email@example.com'
>>> Subject: Invitation to Games - 5 Dec
>>> Spent the day erecting the world's largest kitty toy full of presents that
>>> can be gotten by swiping them off the branches (or at least that is what the
>>> cat thinks). But fun and games seems to be a good idea for Wednesday night
>>> as well. Ready to host once more.
>>> Thoughts this week - I am still interested in trying out Pax Porfiriana (aka
>>> Lords of the Sierra Madre Cardgame by Phil Eklund) PP plays 3-5 players, so
>>> fits nicely with the typical turnout. Have a few other games as well so
>>> let's get a headcount and work choices from there. Please let me know by
>>> Tuesday evening if you think you might attend.
>>> Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
>>> My house in San Ramon
>>> (Contact me off-list if you need directions)
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