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Re: [trivalleygamers] Re: Game Suggestion - 5 Dec - Ruhrschifffahrt

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  • David Wallace
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 5, 2012
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      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.

      Dave W.

      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.
      >>
      >> Dave
      >>
      >>
      >> --- In trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.com, "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
      >>> submissions:
      >>>
      >>> The first is a high level overview of the rules with better flow:
      >>> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/download/9uxxl0i4nl/Ruhrschifffahrt_Player
      >>> _Aid.pdf
      >>>
      >>> The second is a graphic aide:
      >>> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/download/9t8hg9ss64/PA_1.4_Combined_%28Red
      >>> uced%29.pdf
      >>>
      >>> but that has some comments that folks can't download (worked for me), so it
      >>> has been split as:
      >>>
      >>> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/download/9u27s21yo4/Ruhrschiffarht_1769-18
      >>> 90_Player_Aid_1.5_Side_1_Single_Layer.pdf
      >>>
      >>> &
      >>>
      >>> http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/download/9u2p0sfnbi/Ruhrschiffarht_1769-18
      >>> 90_Player_Aid_1.5_Side_2_Single_Layer.pdf
      >>>
      >>> 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: 'trivalleygamers@yahoogroups.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.
      >>> GAMES:
      >>> ***************************************
      >>> Wednesday Night, 18:30 to ~21:00
      >>> My house in San Ramon
      >>> (Contact me off-list if you need directions)
      >>> ***************************************
      >>>
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