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the trouncing - 1370°C

May. 19th, 2005

12:25 pm - the trouncing

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yesterday was ridiculously nice. lunch with the awesome faelad and pixink at Flying Star, then running about looking at electronics and buying hair dye and pop rocks and Bernie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, and a neat camphor pouch thing that clears one's sinuses. dinner with netan9el who i don't see enough of and barjack who i've never had more than a 2 minute conversation with and was happy to get a chance to finally hang out with. soooo much sushi.

then, acquired what will come to be known as The Game is Risk Godstorm. it's Risk set in ancient times with a ludicrously complicated set of secondary rules (12 pages of them). almost like CalvinBall Risk. you get a Pantheon of gods, there's an underworld, a ton of dice, a set of cards that changes the rules as you go along, there's an 11 step process that you have to go through each turn, and you can stage god battles. eep! in fact, there are so many rules and things to remember that damndirtyzombie and i actually kept forgetting to do things that would have been to our own advantage (for instance, after spending 5 minutes figuring out exactly how many armies i got at the beginning of my turn, i then plumb forgot to put them on the board, and waged all my attacks that turn with about 3/4 of the armies i should have had). however, despite the complicatedness, it's crazy amounts of fun. unlike regular Risk, you only play for 5 rounds (they call them Epochs), so the turns are incredibly long, but the whole game isn't (though i'm sure you *could* continue to play it for longer). and, you can also use the board to play regular Risk as well. the outcome of the first walkthrough was that i firmly trounced damndirtyzombie {gloat}, but we've a rematch scheduled for sometime this week. after that, we will unleash the chaos that is this game on some other 1-3 unsuspecting Albuquerque players ;)


tonight, club. tomorrow, Sin City.

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From:hizhnik
Date:May 19th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)
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That (The Game) sounds fantastic.
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From:endon_neu
Date:May 19th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
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Yes indeed, that game does sound fun...planning to bring it back to Dublin with you? Assuming you *are* coming back...;p
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:May 20th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
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erm. no, unfortunately, i don't get to keep it.
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From:ilcylic
Date:May 19th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Saturday, more sushi!

-Ogre
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:May 20th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
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yes indeed!
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:May 20th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
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ah, see next post. 10:20pm tonight at the downtown century.
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