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Re: Invitation to Games - 2 Nov

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  • Dave
    I can t seem to stay healthy, so I m afraid I m going to have to miss again this week. Have fun, gang, and I ll see you next week. (I hope. I mean, there s
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 31 10:40 PM
      I can't seem to stay healthy, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to miss again this week. Have fun, gang, and I'll see you next week. (I hope. I mean, there's always typhoid.)

      Dave

      --- In trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Pardoe" <RPardoe@...> wrote:
      >
      > LAST WEEK:
      > Five players around the table as Dave, Dave W, Tim, and Lawrence were able
      > to attend. Of the games I had prepared - GREAT FIRE OF LONDON was the only
      > game that accommodated 5 players so that was the choice of the evening. And
      > continuing one TVB tradition, we did miss a key rule in the game. London's
      > burning and players are landowners trying to protect their properties
      > (hidden color) as well as three VP areas in London by directing trained
      > bands and possibly routing the fire to the property of others. The fire
      > original spread East towards The Tower and then flickered towards the North.
      > Several times it was split into two making it more difficult to spread.
      > When reviewing the rules after the game w/ Dave W, we found our mistake.
      > When a fire spreads and destroys houses - a number of cones equal to houses
      > should be placed in the area. This would have intensified the fire in
      > several locations probably keeping it together or allowing it to spread more
      > aggressively in certain regions. When the game ended and our identities
      > revealed, the game was a lot closer than I had expected. (Scores are
      > Houses, Fires Extinguished, Hero of London, VP Areas):
      >
      > Tim: 24 + 6 + 2 + 12 = 44
      > Law: 28 + 4 + + 12 = 44
      > Dave: 24 + 5 + + 12 = 41
      > Rich: 26 + 5 + + 10 = 41
      > DavW: 30 + 6 + + 4 = 40
      >
      > Oh - regarding the Gunpowder. While it does sound appealing to run around
      > blowing up VP areas, the rules actually prevent this. First GP must be used
      > adjacent to a fire. Secondly, a VP area can only be targeted if it has
      > already burned. Anyway, with the rules error, I wouldn't mind retrying this
      > if we get a high number of players around the table again.
      > THIS WEEK:
      > Another Wednesday is just around the corner and ready to host for any number
      > of players. If 2P games, I have read up on A Few Acres of Snow - Martin
      > Wallace's game of the Seven Years War (aka French and Indian Wars) with a
      > card drafting mechanism like Dominion. If 3P, Urban Sprawl has arrived.
      > While it can play 4P, I am concerned about the length of an initial game, so
      > think 3P might be a good effort. For 4P or more, Great Fire of London could
      > be tried again. I also have my copy of Black Friday which was interesting
      > at BGG.con last year and might be worth another try. If more than 4P -
      > Panic Station might be a good game as well. Of course, we are only a few
      > days removed from Halloween so perhaps we should be looking for games with a
      > Horror theme instead? Who can attend and what game is of interest?
      > 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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