User Profile for kuhrusty
Rusty McFisticuffs
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I suck at replying to mail, so you may have to, uhh, shout. And repeat yourself.



Napoleon's Triumph?
Rommel in the Desert?
EastFront II? maybe not, if you can use Sean's
Triumph & Tragedy?


Tuesday 11/17:
5:30PM - arrive DFW
7PM - 11PM - Rommel in the Desert with ExcitingJeff (meetup)

Wednesday 11/18:
10AM - 12PM - GCL Gelato brunch/registration
12PM - 5PM - EastFront II with leroy43 (meetup)
8PM - 11PM - Battle for Baghdad (meetup)
11PM - 1AM - The Awful Green Things From Outer Space with leroy43 (meetup)

Thursday 11/19:
9:30AM - 12:30PM - Hammer of the Scots with JohnnyOffice (meetup)
1PM - 7PM - Triumph & Tragedy with cscottk & Justin (meetup)
7:30PM - 1:30AM - EastFront II with King Mob (meetup)

Friday 11/20:
10AM - 12PM - Rommel in the Desert with freebird52 (meetup)
1PM - 5PM - Napoleon's Triumph with cmontgo2, leroy43, SabreRedleg, "etc." (meetup)
7PM - 1AM - Triumph & Tragedy with DaMilli & SabreRedleg (meetup)

Saturday 11/21:
10AM - 1PM - Napoleon's Triumph with cscottk (meetup)

Sunday 11/22:
9:30AM - 12PM - Rommel in the Desert with cscottk (meetup)
5PM - depart DFW

Stuff About Me

Suddenly, it all makes sense: when these guys said the evening would start with "four play," they weren't referring to a chess variant.


If you were to combine the games I like, you'd get a Cheapass Columbia block game with Icehouse pyramids, with limited downtime, light rules, and just enough randomness to keep things interesting. Running over people with tanks, good. Forcing your buddies to fight each other, even better. Exploration and trade... not so much.

(I also tend to like bidding, blind bidding, and games where you have to predict what the other players will do.)

Here's what my ratings mean:
10 - Let's play this! (BGG's 8 or 9)
8 - Yeah, I'll play this! (BGG's 7 or 8)
6 - Well... OK, I'll play this. (BGG's 6 or so)
4 - Are you sure you want to play this? (BGG's 4 or 5)
2 - Dude, I'm not playing this. (Probably BGG's 2 or 3)

Here's why ratings are bogus: "I always want to play this" can only mean under optimal conditions for this game. EastFront is one of my favorite games, but if we only have two hours, or if there are five of us, or you're three years old, I would rather play something else. I'm still calling that a 10, though, because under the right circumstances, I'm going to suggest it!

Or take Family Fluxx: I would never, never play this with my regular group, but if my regular group is trickling in and there's a beginning reader who only has 15 minutes until bedtime, and he's excited about playing a game with the grownups, then it's about an 8, isn't it? What would be better? Maybe Geschenkt, but you can't really add new players in the middle, and you have to come up with some handicap ("you get 10 extra points," that's not so cool).

Or take Go. I'm not much of a Go player, so with a person who also doesn't really know how to play, I wouldn't suggest it. But if a good player wants to spend an afternoon schooling me, I'm all over that. What do I rate that, then?

New games, too: at this moment, End of the Triumvirate is sort of new to me, so I'm trying to push it on people whenever the circumstances are right.

Anyway, the result is that my ratings are skewed so high as to be nearly useless, but I don't see another way to do it. (The BGG guidelines just don't fit in my brain; I would never rate anything higher than an 8.) At least the relative ratings should give you an idea of what I like, in case you're trying to figure out whether a game I suggested will be your kind of thing.

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Rommel in the Desert fan:
Chit Chat: Wait, what?
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User Details for kuhrusty
Registration Date: 2005-01-17
Last Profile Update: 2015-09-21
Last Login: 2015-10-04
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State: California
Town/City: Arcata
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Top 10
#1: Napoleon's Triumph
#2: Rommel in the Desert
#3: EastFront II
#4: To The Last Man!
#5: Condottiere
#6: Wiz-War
#7: Gheos
#8: Hammer of the Scots
#9: Playing With Pyramids
#10: Conquest of the Empire
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