Geek Chat League Gelato 106 - Championships
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A Geek Chat League is a weekly discussion-group format for people who love gaming and enjoy talking about games. It is intended to foster depth and familiarity, producing engaging content and worthwhile interaction. Members get to know one another, establish shared interests, and generally develop a friendly and productive environment.

Of necessity, each division of GCL is kept relatively small (typically between 12-16 members, though individual divisions may incline one way or the other). A tight-knit discussion group tends to function more smoothly than a free-for-all. It allows individuals to be heard and understood, and for each participant to keep up and enjoy multiple topics as the week progresses. The format is geeklist-based, and lists are not published to the BGG front page.

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So, it's that time of year when sporting league around the world are wrapping up their seasons to head into the summer offseason. In the US, hockey and basketball are into the playoffs, and across the Atlantic, the Premier League is finishing up as well...


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1. Board Game: Monopoly: NHL [Average Rating:4.94 Overall Rank:14308]
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The NHL playoffs have started, and the hunt for the toughest trophy to win in sports is underway! I'm a Blackhawks fan, so naturally rooting for them. They're on the cusp of advancing past the St. Louis Blues to the next round.

Who here follows hockey? Is your team in or out of the playoffs? If they're out, do you have a "back-up" team that you root for, or is the season truly over for you once your team is out?
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2. Board Game: NBA-opoly [Average Rating:3.25 Unranked]
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In the NBA, my local team, the Pacers, underwent a late-season swoon, and are still swooning. Despite getting the number 1 seed, they're playing like a team on the ropes, barely keeping alive against Atlanta. Even if they make it out of this series, the team seems wobbly enough that I don't have much hope of their making the Finals.

Anyone else here following the NBA playoffs? Is your team in or out?
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3. Board Game: Monopoly: FA Premier League [Average Rating:5.60 Unranked]
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The Barclays Premier League is looking to finish in epic fashion. Chelsea's defeat of Liverpool today suddenly blew the league title race wide open, with Manchester City and Chelsea both now with a shot at winning the league along with Liverpool. Man City's odds look the best as they have a game in hand, giving them an extra shot to overtake Liverpool. Will Liverpool get their first league title in more than 20 years?

The team I root for is Aston Villa, who are in danger of relegation at this point, as their season has kind of turned into a shambles. Hopefully they can at least pull another win out this season and avoid the drop. I also have a soft spot for Crystal Palace, because I love the name Crystal Palace, even if their namesake burned to the ground 75 years ago.

Do you have a stake in the league title race this year?

What about the other European leagues? Or the Champions League?
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4. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:271]
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Gaming with Cati
x2 Roads and Boats
x1 Antiquity
x1 Yomi

Cedar Park/Hill Country folks
x1 Space Alert
x1 Princes of the Renaissance

Well Splotter-fest 2014 continues in fine form. Despite another exhausting week Cati and I managed some steady gaming in what has become our most precious time of day--a narrow window from 10 to midnight when the baby is asleep but we, miraculously, are still awake. My second job usually fills my evening so I often don't get home until 7 or 8 which gives me just enough time to help with dinner and get the kid through bath and set for bed.

We played our game of Antiquity over two days. I imagine it will be a two hour game for us once we get a little used to its quirks, but this week's game was a little closer to three. I had the house building victory condition and she (smartly, I think) countered with the one that needs to extend her influence over mine. She used aggressive inn building and a manned Dump to nearly push me into the death spiral but thankfully I was able to build a few emergency fountains to keep the pollution count down. I managed to catch up just in time to lose the tiebreaker to her sustainable city-state. This was our second full game together and I think we are both starting to get our sea legs. I'm really impressed by the design and I love the components. My sole complaint are the pollution tokens which I wish were just a little larger and, preferably, wooden discs. I may have to hunt for some and see if they make the game a little easier to visually process (and handle).

We also played a few hands of Yomi throughout the week during my split shift days. The games were fairly interesting. I got to explore the dragon character a little more and even pull off some difficult combos. I feel like we were keeping to a 1:1 win ratio (which is a marked improvement over my usual performance).

With the weekend my schedule finally started loosening up. After the past two weeks I more or less forced myself to take a couple days off. Saturday night was able to head out into the burbs and game. We played Princes and Space Alert. Though I used to play Princes quite a bit, it's been somewhat neglected over the past year or so. God there are a ton of auctions in that game! All the more because everyone in this game had a very mixed build so there was almost full competition for every item. I found the game charming, as usual as well as a little exhausting. The table seemed to like it and would be willing to try it again, but they didn't seem crazy about it. This reaction surprised me a little. I've found that normally the game polarizes player opinions. Some love it and some would rather never see those little bits. The play really just made me want to play Struggle of Empires and Perikles (both of which may be better games). Perhaps I'll bring one of them next time out.

Then on Sunday Cati and I managed two games of Roads and Boats, both during Owen's naps. I've played this game a bunch over the years and my opinion tends to fluctuate. I played a couple games last year and grew tired of shuffling around the little bits and working out well timed logistical systems.

However, these two games were really interesting. I wouldn't call them aggressive, but there was a lot more supply chain sharing right from the start. I'm still reformulating my thoughts on the game but it's been a really enjoyable and chewy thing to think about. I love the feeling of being bewildered by a game.

The week ahead:
Some calls for DoA but likely a lot of lighter stuff and perhaps more Splotter.

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5. Board Game: Ruhrschifffahrt 1769-1890 [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:2068]
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Last week was a bit weird, so we didn't get a chance to post in the list. For shame, Edward, for shame. blush

Ruhrschifffahrt 1769-1890
Unpublished Prototype
Virgin Queen
Duel of Ages II
Last Will
Steam Park
Yunnan
Glen More
Coyote
Little Devils
Hab & Gut
Bruges
Sushi Go!

(bolded = new to us)


Highlights of the week:

Virgin Queen - Our small wargame group got together this morning at 10am to get this beast to the table, finally. Thankfully, one of the four of us (Chris) had played it a few times previously and had mailed (yes, snail mailed) us customized rulebooks for our faction. That definitely made setup and question asking go quicker. However, the first turn still took us 2 hours or so to get through. We played the tournament scenario, which starts on turn 3 and even though we all read the rules, we were like, "um, ok, I've read the rules and everything, but, um, wtf am I supposed to do now?" laugh Once we got into the 2nd (fourth) turn, things picked up speed significantly. We thought that Spain had gotten a first turn victory when Brian had a 6 point lead after round three, but that doesn't come into play until round 4. Well, things didn't fair much better for everyone not playing Spain as he was able to pull off a really improbable Gunpowder Plot and instantly win the game the following round.

Still, all things being equal, we all LOVED the game and we have already setup another FULL game, 3 weeks from now, starting at 8am. Skippen is expected to attend too....whistle

Unpublished Prototype - A friend of ours is a game designer and publisher and we played a game that he is likely to publish in the next 6 months or so. Not allowed to really say much about it, but for as simple as it looked, it had a good amount of really tough choices. I think he'll have success with it.

Duel of Ages II - We're going to have to play this one again to give it a fair shake. We both really enjoy Heroscape and this is Heroscape the Boardgame, in many ways. But man, it was painful our first play. We played it 5-handed and played one of the beginner 'full' scenarios and we just had too many questions and it dragged...and dragged. So we'll call this an "Incomplete" and will play it again before judging it. My mistake was not reading the rules myself before playing and our buddy had a hard time teaching it. Will try again just Amanda and I and see how it goes then. thumbsup

Ruhrschifffahrt 1769-1890 - Let me preface this by saying that the 3-game series has been built up in my head (my own fault) so much, that this game couldn't possibly live up to expectations, right? Well...

Before playing this last Tuesday for our "Game of the Month" sub-set of our group, I had spent 2-2.5 hours fighting thru learning this game. I used the rules rewrite as I heard that the rulebook, as is, is probably the worst in history, to learn the game from. But even so, it took watching 2 videos, reading the rules rewrite and referencing the original rulebook to 'get it'. It took awhile to explain it to everyone, but once we got started, it flowed well. Everyone really enjoyed both the gameplay and the historical story the game told. The game is really, really cool...BUT, I'm concerned about long-term replayability of the game. See, it has a sort of basic tech-tree that looks really interesting, but by the end of the game, we all realized that there are only 2 or 3 different techs that separates everyone. We all felt that it can get very samey after a couple of plays, so I'm seriously concerned about that. Now, it's only one play and we all could be way off base here, but that's the initial feeling. TBD on that one. Kohle & Kolonie will be played in May, so I'm really curious to see how it continues the coal in the Ruhr valley story.

Hab & Gut - Such an overlooked gem. Simple market speculation game with a killer twist. If you haven't played it, make it a point to do so. Really excellent game.

Yunnan - Still a favorite of mine.




Non-gaming things:

- Well, 2 years ago, we closed on our first house! Man, time is flying by. We still love the house and can see ourselves here for a long time. It helps having gotten a sick-good deal as a short sale and a really good rate AND refi'ing it down even further 6 months later (3.25%)! thumbsup

- Amanda has been at her new job now about 9 months (medical billing) and she has already been offered training to be the main auditor for the entire company. Um, way to go babe! She's really excited about the prospect of it.

- I love to cook and I made the best chicken satay for dinner tonight. Just awesomeness on a plate. Yum!







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6. Board Game: Steam Barons [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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This is the week that was:
Eight-Minute Empire: Legends 2
EastFront 1
Las Vegas 1 New to me!
London 1
Power Grid 1
Scrabble 1
Steam Barons 1 New to me!
TransAmerica 1

Last Monday Jonathan and I had a gaming day and we played several good ones. We started with the Kursk scenario in classic EastFront. Tangentially, I really feel that EastFront and EastFront II should be merged into a single entry. It's the same game, except the clean up on the maps. Anyhow, it ended up being a decisive German victory. I spent the entire game throwing bodies at Leningrad and maybe another year would have finally seen it fall, but I broke through in the south across the Kerch Strait and that (and making a push the free Leningrad) kept the Soviets distracted from making any plays in the centre where the territory was ripe for them to push through my thin lines.

We then played Las Vegas, which is a game that Jonathan had often told me about and I said it was time for us to play it. It's a dice rolling game so there's not a little luck, but there's still a decent amount of strategy to it and there's a set of white dice to represent a random player who can actually win as well which is a nice touch. Fun. I'd play this again.

We then cracked open Steam Barons for a learning game for the two of us with the Eastern US map. I really liked the game for several reasons - it's a nice streamlined stock market game. The share prices vary, but the par prices do not, and there's a limited number of shares per company. The game also only last five turns, so it's quick. I'm not an 18xx player so I can't make a direct comparison, but I like this game. Definitely want to play this one more.

Last but not least, Jonathan's wife joined us for a game of London. Always an enjoyable game.

Tuesday night my RPG group did board games again and we played the Australia map of Power Grid. This was the first time I've played it where the uranium mines came out early and often, and it was a completely different experience than the previous times I'd played. I learned the hard way about buying a big uranium mine early and letting someone else buy multiple smaller ones as I barely managed to recover my initial investment and that cash stall put me into contention. For all that, I took third place. One of the players decided to pack it in early so we finished up with a four player game of Eight Minute Empire: Legends, without any options.

Saturday my wife and I had date afternoon at the pub while my daughter was at her art class and played Transamerica and Eight Minute Empire: Legends with the leader card option. That was a lot of fun.

These games have continued PBEM:
Cuba Libre x2: Both these games are moving along nicely. I like the COIN series for pbem because it's it's easy to make quick unambiguous moves.

A Distant Plain: Still in a holding pattern.

Eclipse: This is a learning games for my three companions. I'm not doing so well. LOL. Classic.

Twilight Struggle: New ladder game has begun. Nailed by Red Scare on the headline on turn one. My favourite.

1989: Game with Tommy is going swimmingly well in turn 9 thanks to having the right set of cards in my hand.

Unhappy King Charles! x2: Both games moving apace.

Other stuff:
Today was my daughter's birthday party - ten kids all told for a Harry Potter themed party. She'll be ten this week. Where does the time fly?
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7. Board Game: Nix [Average Rating:3.55 Overall Rank:14684]
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No games for me this week. soblue

The week after our Madeira holiday was busy and Andrea and I, we didn't even found the time for a nice two-player game evening.

Although my 1856 PBEM game ended in bankruptcy ... just when everything started to run good for me ... meeple
Here's the final screens, if anyone is interested:


We just started a new game: 1851: Kentucky & Tennessee. As usual when Leonhard "Lonny" Orgler is playing with us, I aim for second place meeple
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8. Board Game: The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:931] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
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Played the last two convoy attacks for the Wolfpack tourney.
Ended up getting a second place and was part of the winning Wolfpack. Just my luck to do well in the tourney without prices. I find The Hunters to be just the right amount of fun.
My neighbour plays Silent Hunter on his computer and we can discuss the U-boat war together. What takes him 3 hours to play with lots of details takes me 10 minutes and a couple of dierolls, but the tension we feel are the same. And we both end up on the bottom. I'm amazed by how the feel of the game is so in tune with how the feel of Silent Hunter is. Vastly different games, but both offers tension and is brutal in 43.

Had 3 bikerides together with my wife this week. Rolling on the quiet roads in the sun is lovely.

Drove my brother in Laws Toyota Hilux pickup yesterday. Not since driving a tank in GTA 3 have I had the feeling that I could just drive over the other cars. I left it at the feeling and arrived home safe. As did the other people on the road.
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9. Board Game: Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:34]
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The Week that Was...


Played:

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island -- solo, and not too bad solo. I am not a huge fan of soloing games. I want to be, but I just find no pleasure in it often. I want to play with someone else. I really wish I did like it as I have many wargames I would love to solo.

Sentinels of the Multiverse -- Wraith and Tempest vs. Apostate. This game is real favorite of mine despite its epic fiddliness at times (want fiddly, try 5 players vs. the Vengeful 5. Epic!(

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island -- this time with my wife. We lost.

Rococo -- again, with my wife. I really enjoy this game.

Targi -- via Yucata.de.

PBEM:
Started 3 ASL games. All too early to call much else than started.


Acquired:

Nothing
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10. Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:953]
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Weekend Round-Up

This past week, these games were played face-to-face:
None.

This past week, these games started:
None.

This past week, these games continued:
Stonewall Jackson's Way II, Scenario 5 v. Patrick
Battle Above the Clouds, Scenario 1 v. Robert
Battle Above the Clouds,Scenario 3 v. Lawrence
Unhappy King Charles v. Roger (GCL Gelato!)
Unhappy King Charles v. Randy
Battle Above the Clouds, Scenario 1 v. Gordon (Continuation of Game From 04/2013!)
Battle Above the Clouds, Scenario 3 v. Jon (Teaching Game)
Amateurs to Arms! v. Chris (New Year's Resolution!)
Burnside Takes Command, Scenario 2 v. Carsten
1889 (GCL Gelato!)
1805: Sea of Glory v. Alan

This past week, these games concluded:
None.

This past week, these games/accessories were acquired:
Warmachine Stuff.
Lots of 28mm miniature terrain for Warmachine.

This past week, these interesting things happened in my games and my life:

1 ---> Baby. Stella is looking more like a baby everyday. She was rather wrinkly with flaky skin for a week or so, but at her two-week check-up, she had put on over a pound of weight. She's just like her old man. Otherwise, she is doing great, though Mom is breastfeeding her and she eats just about every hour during the day.

2 ---> 100-Game Play Challenge. Absolutely ZERO movement on my games this past week, other than 1889, which I have been keeping up with because (a) it's muliplayer and there's nothing more annoying in a PBF game than a single, slow player and (b) it's 18XX, which is really easy and quick to put in moves for (my other games take some time to think about, and sometimes rules look-ups, etc.)

3 ---> Warmachine. I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with this popular miniatures game for about six years. The largest issue with the game is finding the intersection of time and motivation to paint miniatures . . . because let's face it . . . you can play a miniatures game with unpainted miniatures, but it's rather uninspiring. So with time with the new baby - I've been spending 30-60 minutes of spare time every couple days to put down some paint. Tomorrow I am going to try and get to the local game shop for Warmahordes night and see if I get some pick-up games going. So, now the relationship is "on" and I'm hoping to keep it that way, but I have several PBEM games to get back into, as well. Ho-hum. I am just enamored of this game in a way that I haven't been for many other things. It seems to hit on all the points I want in a miniature game: fast-playing, lots of combinations of units, relatively simple mechanics, awesome universe setting, and beautiful steam-punky minis.

4 ---> Time Off. Back to the grindstone after nearly two weeks off, and I am - in a way - glad to be back at work. But this was the first stretch of time where my wife and I have both been off work for any length of time in several years. Being homebound, I have to say that I *really* enjoyed all of us being home and enjoying the simpler things. We tried to do what small family activities we could, like all of us (including Stella) piling into the bed to read stories before bedtime for our 2-year-old. The ritual of "getting ready for bed" together. Eating meals together. That kind of thing. It was nice.

5 ---> Legal Work. Well, as always seems to happen in spring, legal work as ballooned again. I do this stuff part-time, and so far this year, I've done three real estate closings, with three more coming along, and I have some commercial cases (construction/eviction stuff) that I'm sort of under the gun to get completed. This certainly helps my wife and I save for our house and get out from underwater on our mortgage, but the stress from time constraints sometimes wears my patience paper-thin.

6 ---> Wife. I was reflecting in a moment of solitude the past couple of days and realized just how much I love my wife. I have always loved her, of course, but there is a deepness to it that I can't quite describe . . . perhaps like a piece of fabric whose thread count thickens over time? It's a solemn, more solid, kind of feeling. Weighty. Not light and euphoric like it was in my 20s.

Cheers!
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