Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards
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04/24/2011 - 04/30/2011




This week we've got evil houses, history lessons and oversized dice for your enjoyment!


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Here are some statistics for the Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards for the week of 04/24/2011 - 04/30/2011:

First session report: Ikusa
Reporter: ooogene

Last session report: Alien Frontiers
Reporter: BUCKEYE43026

Most thumbsup session report (link): A giant sized version proves a big hit with seniors at an outdoor garden party (with pictures!) (Tumblin-Dice - 81 thumbs)
Reporter: EndersGame

Total reports: 94 (-4 from previous week)
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1. Board Game: Tombstones n' Tumbleweeds [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
John-Paul Pizzica
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Link to Writer: SeanXor
Link to Report: Gen Con Event Preview: Showdown at High Noon

Love the setups and the miniatures (not to mention the buildings) and there's something so addictive about reading these types of reports where there's so much going on and death can lurk around the corner. Excellent work!
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2. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:100]
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Link to Writer: Grotius
Link to Report: A solo learning campaign game, with photos.

I think that the technique of short sentences describing the action along with crisp, clear photos of the board displaying the action is the single best method for not only following how a complex wargame played out, but even serving as a learning tool for the uninitiated. This is clearly a model example of this. Great read!
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3. Board Game: Tumblin-Dice [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:593]
John-Paul Pizzica
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3rd Place, and recipient of the Beethoven Prize (1 POINT):




A giant sized version proves a big hit with seniors at an outdoor garden party (with pictures!)

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The best part about this report is that the captions make the pictures and vice versa. This is a great story about how the introduction to a board game can spark interest in any type of person, young or old, and how imagination and creativity can be the result. Good job!
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4. Board Game: The Guns of Gettysburg [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:1391]
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2nd Place, and recipient of the Bach Prize (2 POINTS):




If the mountain will not come to Mohamet then Mohamet must go to the mountain

Tobias Fromme
Germany
Freising
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OK, so this is a bit of a stretch as the report really isn't about the game itself, but rather this geek's journey to the Gettysburg battlefield. It's an excellent read with some great picturesn and the ensuing conversation regarding American history from the viewpoint of Europeans is fascinating. Nice work!
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5. Board Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:422]
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1st Place, and recipient of the Mozart Prize (3 POINTS):




A letter found in the front hall of 99 Hill Street, just prior to its demolition

Pete Martyn
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Guilford
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A creepy beginning and a gory ending...just what you want to see from reports of this game! I'm always in awe of the way that fellow geeks can play a game and then create such a well-written piece of fiction from a single play. I guess I play too many Eurogames to understand...excellent work!
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6. Board Game: Points Total [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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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 - 04/30/2011):

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Neil Thomson

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Bloodybucket, desertfox2004

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Malacandra

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GeneSteeler

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filwi

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da pyrate, jgrundy, Kozure, mattriceten, mbourgeois

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erak, MerricB, thinwhiteduke, zombiegod

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alexd, Eldil, UndeadViking

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chengr05, cvandyk, grubman, HiveGod, manowarplayer, mdornbrook, oneilljgf, SeanXor, SevenSpirits, TrotskyTrotsky

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Buggy, Diis, Get Earthworm, Grotius, Morgan, Nat Saamanen, Quasimedoc, revgiblet, the pete, WiiGame

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barteus, HamsterOfFury, Jonathan68, loofish, Mike Sisson, Noogs, Phytoman, Sagrilarus, Shad, Thiessi

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1 Point
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