SOG SR: Special New Baby Edition, 8/2, Westford
- So, my wife had a baby on Saturday night, somewhat unexpectedly. (OK,
we did know it was going to happen eventually, but this was about six
weeks early.) I informed her that I was going to cancel gaming for
Monday night, and she said 'Why?'. So, well, I didn't. (Had to be
home to keep #1 son's routine going anyway...)
A good crew showed up at my place:
Rob Elkind, .chip, Sara, Vitas, Mike, Luke, Chris and me.
This SR is going to be short because, well, not so much time as I used
For starters, Mike, .chip, Rob and I played Bridges of Shangri-La, at
Chris's recommendation. New game to all of us...interesting, fun, a
bit dry. I enjoyed it. Final scores were: .chip 24, Mike 23, Me 23,
Rob 17. Rob was whining so much that I bet him $10 that he wouldn't
come in dead last. Bad bet, but at least he stopped whining for a
while :). I don't feel bad, though, because Rob did spend a good hour
or two pulling weeds in my garden before coming in to game...thanks
Rob headed home after this and .chip, Mike and I played Web of Power.
Mike focused on getting Advisors early and established a pretty good
network, but I was able to steal a few choice locations and cement the
victory. Josh: 80, .chip: 73, Mike: 72 (I think that's how the scores
We then all grouped to gether and played a seven-player game of
Syszgy, a real-time crossword sort of game. Not your standard far,
but one I enjot a lot. Sara and I managed to finish at the same time,
so we shared the win.
At this point, .chip and Sara headed home. We hope to see them again
The rest of us got together and played Medici (won by a large margin
by Chris), followed by Pricnes of Florence (won on the tiebreaker by
me), and finished off with a three-round game of Geschenkt. I had two
excellent rounds (13 and 14) followed by a so-so round, which was
enough to give me the edge over Mike who had two so-so rounds followed
an unbelievable round (-3). Chris would have had second place except
for being forced to take the last card which was an immediate 35-point
boost in score. So, pretty tight.
That's all for me! Not sure how long it will be before I manage
another gaming session...we'll just have to see.
Name: Jacob (Jake) Edwin Bluestein
Date of birth: July 30, 2005 11:30 pm
Length: 19 1/4 inches
Weight: 5 lbs 7 oz
Location of birth: the shoulder of Rte 2 before the Pleasant street
exit in Lexington (I think)
Witness to birth: Josh and Jessica
34 weeks along
- Josh wrote:
> So, my wife had a baby on Saturday night, somewhat unexpectedly.Congratulations! I heard a rumor that she gave birth in the car on route
2!! Anyway, that's phenomenal news.
You can prepay him for UG-XXVI via paypal.
daveber@... (remove NOSPAM to use)
Eastern MA Gaming, Unity Games X - October 8, 2005 Waltham, MA