Re: [Unity_Games] [SR] GSG, 9/30: Age of Steam, Breaking Away
- At 06:11 PM 10/1/2003 -0400, W. Eric Martin wrote:
>Age of SteamAnd I would've won too, but for the father throwing himself under the
bus for the son!
>Breaking AwayWhat the?!?! You recorded these scores?!?
>Bill says he's owned this game for five years, yet this was his firstBill's got serious mental problems (see above).
>time playing. Geez, how many games can a guy own? (I'm currently
>testing the limits through massive purchases online.)
>Despite the cheesy components, Breaking Away turned out to be extremelyI thoroughly enjoyed it as well, despite the 9 point showing. The
>enjoyable and (to this non-racer) an accurate representation of cycle
>racing. Each player has a team of four cyclists, each of which has a
>certain number of points allocated to three or four columns on a score
>sheet. All cyclists line up at the starting line, then players take
>turns choosing one of the values for each of their cyclists. <snip>
movement/replenishment mechanic is innovative and it seemed to jibe well
with the cycling theme.
>Breaking Away is from Fiendish Games, and from looking at the Web siteI've already emailed them to see if they have any copies remaining for
>(http://www.fbgames.co.uk/games/ba/baway.htm), apparently the company
>owner makes them all by hand. You could recreate everything yourself
>for just a couple of dollars, or you could reward this guy for
>persevering with his efforts.
sale. I'll let you know what I find out.
In the meantime I think the game would translate well using the
Umreifenbreite (sp?) board and pieces. Of course you'd need to tweak the
rules a bit. Then again we can just create our own Breaking Away board,
all we need is a working knowledge of those things known as "arcs".
>P.S. So, where we setting up shop next week?Good question. I'll see if there are any volunteers to host.
Thanks for the report Eric!
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- At 06:22 PM 10/1/2003 -0400, Mark Edwards wrote:
> >Breaking Away is from Fiendish Games, and from looking at the Web siteJust an update to this. They do indeed have copies still available and
> >(http://www.fbgames.co.uk/games/ba/baway.htm), apparently the company
> >owner makes them all by hand. You could recreate everything yourself
> >for just a couple of dollars, or you could reward this guy for
> >persevering with his efforts.
> I've already emailed them to see if they have any copies remaining for
>sale. I'll let you know what I find out.
one of them is on the way to me.
"Just look at him. Square. The shape of *EVIL*" - Plankton
- --- In Unity_Games@yahoogroups.com, Mark Edwards <danger-mouse@c...>
> And I would've won too, but for the father throwing himselfunder the bus for the son!
My goal was to finish ahead of Mark. Always much better than
> >Breaking AwayMark! Cheer Up! Its okay that you are not another Lance Armstrong!!!
> >Bill 68
> >Eric 53
> >Matt 25
> >Mark 9
> What the?!?! You recorded these scores?!?
>first time playing. Geez, how many games can a guy own?
> >Bill says he's owned this game for five years, yet this was his
>I gave away about 25 games recently and it does not seem to have
made a dent in the collection.
>They were cured by the shock I got from your invisible fence. Woof!
> Bill's got serious mental problems (see above).
Woof! Can we order out from Petco next time?
> Then again we can just create our own Breaking Away board,One thing we didn't do right was the sprint points. A rider has to
> all we need is a working knowledge of those things known as "arcs".
cross the line to get them.
Nobody noticed but all the same numbered riders had the same color
sticker on their wheel. It would be nice to blow the board up a bit
and make set of riders by scanning and modifing the Demarrage
>Good stuff -- bring it again next week Bill, andwe'll have another go at it.
>Alas, I will be unavailable for the next two weeks. Leaving next
Tuesday fo a deep canyon in Utah to avoid hearing the collective
wails and sobs of Red Sox dreamers. Unfortunately Kim etal are self
distructing ahead of schedule so I may get to hear them anyway.
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