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Re: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 2 September

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  • Jeff Hammond
    I ll be there too. Jeff
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 2, 2009
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      I'll be there too.

      Jeff

      On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 11:35 PM, Richard Pardoe<RPardoe@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Last week we did get Tales of the Arabian Nights to the table.  This is an
      > immersive paragraph game (meaning that the results of each turn are looked
      > up in a giant book of paragraphs).  A richly detailed adventure is revealed
      > as characters move around the map encountering all sorts of things.  To help
      > get player’s going, each is given a “quest” that can be fulfilled.  For
      > example, Rich’s was to be in exile – moving from city to city to avoid
      > capture.  If captured, he would have to rot in jail (which did happen a few
      > turns in..effectively halting his progress in the game.)  Tim and Dave were
      > making good progress both with destiny and story points which is no surprise
      > given all (mis)adventures each encountered.  Dave for example was turned
      > into a bear, but recovered only to get married and settle down away from
      > Baghdad.  We didn’t notice the time flying and it was past our nominal end
      > time when we decided to call the game.  Tim was only a few moves from
      > finishing the game with Dave a few more moves behind him.  We did play this
      > 4 player as Ricardo did join us for the fun.
      >
      >
      >
      > In reviewing the game afterwards I noticed one errata and one mistake.  The
      > errata we had sort of noticed in the game.  To get to the lower right (is
      > that Indonesia?  Burma?), we noted that one had to travel up the Asian coast
      > and back down.  Turns out there should be a sea connection between Serendib
      > going west.  This would have made for a quicker route into that area.  The
      > mistake was a silly one.  The game comes with two dice – as we rolled both
      > on the destiny tables.  Turns out one only rolls one.  This would have
      > resulted in more lower numbered encounters.  Oh well, something for next
      > time.  (I am still wondering why 2d6 in the game….)
      >
      > Hard to believe it is September already.  That means Essen and BGG.con are
      > just around the corner as well as fall and winter.  But that should disrupt
      > the weekly gaming pattern.  So who wants to join me in welcoming September
      > with a night of games?  I am thinking of a Winsome Game as a possibility, or
      > perhaps Kingsburg (w/ Expansion?), or perhaps ??? Well, I don’t know letting
      > it simmer.  So if anyone has any game suggestions – I am all ears….
      >
      > GAMES:
      >
      > ***************************************
      >
      > Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
      > My house in San Ramon
      > (Contact me off-list if you need directions)
      >
      > ***************************************
      >
      > Rich
      >
      >
    • RMUCB
      Hey all, sorry for the late message.  Was looking forward to games tonight, but it doesn t look like it is in the cards. I am thinking tonight you all will be
      Message 2 of 5 , Sep 2, 2009
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        Hey all, sorry for the late message.  Was looking forward to games tonight, but it doesn't look like it is in the cards.
         
        I am thinking tonight you all will be running trains...  Then maybe, PanzerZug!
         
        Have tons of fun!
         
        R.


        From: Richard Pardoe <RPardoe@...>
        To: trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:35:29 PM
        Subject: [trivalleygamers] Invitation to Games - 2 September

         

        Last week we did get Tales of the Arabian Nights to the table.  This is an immersive paragraph game (meaning that the results of each turn are looked up in a giant book of paragraphs) A richly detailed adventure is revealed as characters move around the map encountering all sorts of things.  To help get players going, each is given a quest that can be fulfilled.  For example, Richs was to be in exile moving from city to city to avoid capture.  If captured, he would have to rot in jail (which did happen a few turns in..effectively halting his progress in the game.)  Tim and Dave were making good progress both with destiny and story points which is no surprise given all (mis)adventures each encountered.  Dave for example was turned into a bear, but recovered only to get married and settle down away from Baghdad.  We didnt notice the time flying and it was past our nominal end time when we decided to call the game.  Tim was only a few moves from finishing the game with Dave a few more moves behind him.  We did play this 4 player as Ricardo did join us for the fun.

         

        In reviewing the game afterwards I noticed one errata and one mistake.  The errata we had sort of noticed in the game.  To get to the lower right (is that Indonesia?  Burma?), we noted that one had to travel up the Asian coast and back down.  Turns out there should be a sea connection between Serendib going west.  This would have made for a quicker route into that area.  The mistake was a silly one.  The game comes with two dice as we rolled both on the destiny tables.  Turns out one only rolls one.  This would have resulted in more lower numbered encounters.  Oh well, something for next time.  (I am still wondering why 2d6 in the game.)

        Hard to believe it is September already.  That means Essen and BGG.con are just around the corner as well as fall and winter.  But that should disrupt the weekly gaming pattern.  So who wants to join me in welcoming September with a night of games?  I am thinking of a Winsome Game as a possibility, or perhaps Kingsburg (w/ Expansion?), or perhaps ??? Well, I dont know letting it simmer.  So if anyone has any game suggestions I am all ears.

        GAMES:

        ************ ********* ******************

            Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
            My house in San Ramon
            (Contact me off-list if you need directions)

        ************ ********* ********* *********

        Rich


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