Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards
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03/27/2011 - 04/02/2011




The horrors of war and the supernatural are the themes this week, as we welcome new and veteran geeks to the awards!


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Here are some statistics for the Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards for the week of 03/27/2011 - 04/02/2011:

First session report: Boojum
Reporter: pmagnus

Last session report: Snakebit
Reporter: pmagnus

Most thumbsup session report (link): "We few, we happy few!" Reporting from the Southern Geman NT gathering (Napoleon's Triumph - 32 thumbs)
Reporter: Fromme

Total reports: 129 (+16 from previous week)
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1. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:257] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
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Honorable Mention:

Link to Writer: WrongWrongWrong
Link to Report: Evidence why the house of Lynch is a mansion of madness, not of bliss

This report has a great vibe about it, just like those old '80s horror movies where you're screaming at the screen "Don't split up!" or "Don't go into that closet that has blood seeping out of the it!" or even "Don't run into the arms of that seemingly kind maniac with an ax in his hands!" Nice read!
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2. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:731]
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Link to Writer: eddie_drood
Link to Report: Walking in the Woods: Three very different stories in one session

I applaude this geek's effort in writing not one, but THREE different storylines for this thematic adventure. I especialy like how the experiences range from the highly dramatic and heroic to the...well, you should read it for yourselves. Great job!
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3. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:257] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
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3rd Place, and recipient of the Beethoven Prize (1 POINT):




Splitting the party

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Didn't I just get done saying how splitting the party is a BAD idea in supernatural endeavors?! This report comes courtesy of one of the most prolific session report writers here on the geek, with over 1200 (!) reports to his name. He's no stranger to these awards and this particular effort combines a tongue-in-cheek writing style with the perfect photos to set the mood. Great read!
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4. Board Game: Combat Commander: Mediterranean [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked]
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2nd Place, and recipient of the Bach Prize (2 POINTS):




#21: Saint Agatha, against my 11-year-old.

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I'm a bit of a dunce when it comes to reading AARs (I just can't follow walls of text that consist of order after order after order) so you can imagine my appreciation of this report (order, then picture to show the result). Add to that an excellent turn of events in the game itself AND the fact that the writer's opponent was his young daughter and this report is a true winner. Excellent job!
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5. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:117] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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1st Place, and recipient of the Mozart Prize (3 POINTS):




Operation Sealion

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If I didn't think it would embarrass him, I'd call this geek a master of boardgame variants...ah, what the heck? This master of boardgame variants has done it again, this time bringing to life one of the most discussed theoretical assaults of all time: the German coastal invasion of England. All I need now is to get my hands on some of those awesome figures he uses. Superlative job!
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OVERALL AWARDS:

"The Classicists" (1st Honors – Garner 100 Points)

"The Baroquists" (2nd Honors – Garner 60 Points)

"The Romantics" (3rd Honors – Garner 40 Points)


Current standings (01/26/2008 - 04/02/2011):

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Neil Thomson

15 Points
DeePee

13 Points
Bloodybucket, desertfox2004

12 Points
Malacandra

11 Points
GeneSteeler

10 Points
filwi

9 Points
da pyrate, jgrundy, mattriceten, mbourgeois

8 Points
erak, MerricB, thinwhiteduke, zombiegod

7 Points
alexd, Eldil, UndeadViking

6 Points
chengr05, cvandyk, grubman, HiveGod, Kozure, manowarplayer, mdornbrook, oneilljgf, SeanXor, SevenSpirits, TrotskyTrotsky

5 Points
Buggy, Diis, Grotius, Morgan, Nat Saamanen, Quasimedoc, revgiblet, WiiGame

4 Points
barteus, Jonathan68, loofish, Mike Sisson, Noogs, Phytoman, Sagrilarus, Shad, Thiessi

3 Points
Aarontu, Almighty Dave, almo1705, Amnese, banyan, badweasel, batman, bigtex01, birdman37, bobxyzp, BradyLS, bryanwinter, Buck Tarbrush, cecrow, Chairman7w, chrisjwmartin, christmasape, cjfoster, Cleitus the Black, conky, corross, Cruo, Dam the Man, darkwombat, Darth Headbutt, denverarch, Devon Harmon, djbcrawford, djklaus, DKahnt, Dunyazad, Geirerik, Gentilhombre, gentsrugby, Get Earthworm, Gola, GreyLord, gungagreg, HamsterOfFury, IronMoss, JacquesDeMolay, jdavias, jerryyeti, joshp, jpat, jss05a, Kathelm, Kingdaddy, kvezner, le_cygne, marktowler, mattprice, MichaelLavoie, MScrivner, Noun Sequitur, One Fat Pug, ousgg, pusherman42, Raid1280, RexBrynen, RJ Lee, rsolow, sdonohue, Silas1510, SkipM624, Snowman, Solan, StocktonDave, Styfen, swinkelp, TaleSpinner, tallgrant, TheKinginYellow, Tholok, tlmirkes, tppytel, Unknown Ediology, victoryzine, vivafringe, VolcanoLotus, whatambush, ynnen, YoClaudio, zboat, Zerosum, ZeroZilla, zoe79

2 Points
amberaleman, amosmj, baba44713, BarryRoy, biglime, blackstratguy, Bridger, brokenimage321, cmontgo2, Cumber, Dagerr, dagobal, devonps, doubtofbuddha, DougAcker, dougadamsau, Dr Lucky, ekted, Electric Joe, enzo622, eracer68, FerretOfTindalos, fingersandteeth, Flyboy Connor, fograsher, FuManchu, Furyn, Garf, GOOSE1968, grognard72, Gutrender, HillKing, Holmes!, Howitzer_120mm, Icing, Impr3ssion, Infomanohio, IrishFire, jayquirk, Kaffedrake, karlkrlarsson, Kiboko Hippo, kjamma4, leroy43, LittlePegasus, LongTom, loopster70, m_hamburg, Major Sholto, meskue, MisterG, mjornelles, modivarch, mudtiger, oeolycus, Old Dwarf, Oogie Da Bruce, ooogene, Ozvortex, pHr0sT, pigasuspig, Poltergeist_2000, princemousey, ReinhartTR, revengeisnotjustice, Rliyen, RoadBlock, RobertaTaylor, sbarrera, Scammer, seanmac, selwyth, Teeaniknik, ThatFedoraGuy, thecvw, the pete, troubadour, tyvek, Uncle G, vinniebrasco, Warbringer25, wargamer55, Weloi Avala, wifwendell, wytefang

1 Point
14cross, alexanderastartes, anson, auburnate, baditude, bapadget, baron22, bestbandis, bholmes4, Biofury, boathouselooper, bryce_z, catosulla, ccarlet1, celiborn, chaswick, chengr05, cher, ciscokidnj, Coyote13, dan_percival, Danjell, DaveD, Dearlove, Dieroll Honker, dlgcp, duchamp, Duglis, ElCid91, fanaka66, fusag, gberry, Ghetty, giganticus, grayskale, Gunmetal1986, Hatchling, hedonisticnihil, Herr Niemand, HitchKennedy, jeRm!, Jrtolf, kilroy_locke, Larry Welborn, LordHellfury, Lublang, Ludotopia, Mantidman, mark.gamer, miggor, MikeWhit, Natdday, Norsehound, oberjt, ogermino, onigame, otaku, Paul Shabatowski, pigi314159, ragados, Red Ghost, roboman, RockyMountainNavy, rukiosu, Sekreth, Sherwood925, Shijuro, Shyne, spazard1, Spexyjaj, Superhawk2300, SwingCorey, Taran01, Tezza, The_Piper, thyren, Timw, tk421, TrekkerMJ, tryggvib, tsilver33, vappel, VuduJoie, Wind Mage Soren, Xookliba
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