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Working Lunch: A Roll with my Roll

David
United States
DURHAM
North Carolina
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Just the two of us, as the rest of the lunch gang were tied up but J was up for a game, so we played Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age. I was typing about this game this morning, so I pulled it out and J was happy to play the Late Bronze Age (which is probably too long for 4 at lunch, but quite suitable with 2).

I took a more normal path - I got a 4th and 5th city, Irrigation and Agriculture. J was less traditional, getting a 4th city but then struggling with getting another; food was short and goods piling up (along with some drought). She took Caravans first and developed Shipping, later getting Quarrying and Commerce. The Shipping also meant that Empire was quite attainable. What she did not get was any monuments (her lack of workers was remarkable) and it was quite late on before she got that 5th city, later pushing that to all 7 for the Empire bonus. I stuck on 5 for a while and did my patented Preservation/Granaries gambit. I got Quarrying as well as some monument building done - the Obelisk and Great Wall (right before a 4 skull roll too!) and, after getting Architecture, I completed both the Temple and Ziggurat.

I thought myself a comfortable winner, despite 3 separate pestilence rolls from J (including a final one on her last turn) but it was much closer than I thought, as she had a lot more valuable developments and 2 sizeable bonuses from Empire and Commerce (10 goods thanks to Caravans!). I hung on barely, by a single point.

Me: 32 (dev) + 21 (mon) + 8 (bon) - 10 (dis) = 51
Her: 43 (dev) + 0 (mon) + 17 (bon) - 10 (dis) = 50

I continue to enjoy this game. Though sometimes the lack of getting what you want due to the vagaries of the dice is frustrating, we saw here today that there is a path to a good score and, with a little more luck with workers, J could easily have found a point or two more.

thanks for the pics go to earache and bevatron
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