Jpact takes Shocking Roulette to GenCon Indy 2006
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I, like many others (see geeklists by MUKid, ooogene, jcurtis55, RyanSturm), attended GenCon last weekend. My story is essentially the same: loved Blue Moon City, found Take Stock very enjoyable, blah blah blah blah...

Well, maybe my story isn't entirely the same.
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1. Board Game: Shocking Roulette [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:14773]
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Funny story: My brother and I are waiting for a cab at the airport when Francois (in the red t-shirt) approaches us and offers us a ride downtown with his 2 nephews (on the left) who are arriving by van in literally 2 minutes. We give the kids $10 instead of giving a cabbie $20. Win-win. Then first thing Thursday morning we run into the 3 of them at the boardgame library. That's the funny part; what a coincidence! Anyway, we played Timbuktu and chose the starting player with a game of Shocking Roulette.
 
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2. Board Game: Shocking Roulette [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:14773]
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Here we use Shocking Roulette to determine the start player for a demo of Shear Panic at the Mayfair booth. That's my brother Jesse (jpaprocki) in the photo.
 
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3. Board Game: Shocking Roulette [Average Rating:5.19 Overall Rank:14773]
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Here's another quick game of Shocking Roulette being played on top of Beetlez, at the Mayfair booth again. That's me looking at the camera, undistracted by potential electrical shock because my index finger has become mysteriously desensitized in the past year. Weird...

That's fizzix barely seen in the lower left corner and his wife on the right. Unfortunately I don't know who the guy screaming is.
 
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Brian Yu (yubm) was gracious enough to teach us Desert Bazaar and Voltage, AND to go mano a mano with me over Shocking Roulette.

Good luck to Brian with his Euro Crusade at Mattel.
 
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5. Board Game: Wits & Wagers [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:526]
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Dominic Crapuchettes (domcrap) succumbs to some Shocking Roulette peer pressure after hosting a big team Wits & Wagers game. We blew a big lead with a bad final bet in this event, and I still feel kind of stupid about it. That's Jesse again on the right.
 
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6. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:280]
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Brian Schomburg and Kevin Wilson (KevinW) don't know if they're playing Shocking Roulette or having a mugshot taken.

Brian is a graphic designer at Fantasy Flight Games; he and I have been good friends since our days at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin.

And of course you know Kevin as the designer of some of those kickass big box FFG games.
 
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Jay Tummelson contemplates whether or not to put a Shocking Roulette into EVERY SINGLE Rio Grande Games box, and to do away with those silly youngest/oldest start-player rules. Only time will tell which direction he decides to go.

That's my friend Scott (svgamer) on the right.
 
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There's nothing quite as intimidating or unsettling as beating a Roman Centurion in a game of Shocking Roulette, and having him still declare victory because,

"Rome always wins!"
 
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This isn't the droid you're looking for.
 
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10. Board Game: Vanessa Kay's Pin Up Mania [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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And then we ran into this:

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Which, you should by now surmise, would obviously lead to this:


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"The Man Show" alumnus Vanessa Kay and I played a bit of Shocking Roulette. I'm never again going anywhere without my Shocking Roulette, ever. Chicks dig it!

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