Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards
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05/01/2011 - 05/07/2011




History, in all its myriad forms, is the theme for this week's reports!


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2010-2011
The Many Deaths of Father Pedo, Lady Luck His Concubine

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Diplomacy In The Classroom

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In Which the Peoples of the Galaxy, Wowed by Boobs...


Here are some statistics for the Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards for the week of 05/01/2011 - 05/07/2011:

First session report: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Reporter: jpraibis

Last session report: Grand Admiral: Castles of Steel
Reporter: fenyan

Most thumbsup session report (link): Through the Ages of Awesomeness (Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization - 78 thumbs)
Reporter: KentuckyKid

Total reports: 84 (-10 from previous week)
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1. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:529]
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3rd Place, and recipient of the Beethoven Prize (1 POINT):




Into the Breach Once More

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An AAR in the style of a debriefing session? What an ideal way to break down the carnage and ultimately futile endeavor of this squad! Excellent work!
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2. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:25]
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2nd Place, and recipient of the Bach Prize (2 POINTS):




Through the Ages of Awesomeness

Darin Stephenson
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With lines like they "stood in piles of extra food up past their waists, like Kirk among the tribbles" and "he led them to a new land overflowing with culture and extra babies," how on earth can this session report go wrong? Reading the trials and tribulations of each civilization is a high point in this report. Great read!
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3. Board Game: Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:904]
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1st Place, and recipient of the Mozart Prize (3 POINTS):




A battle from the Seminole War of 1836

Pete Belli
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If you just read the report linked to up above, you'll still figure out why this garners the Mozart Prize this week. But if you take the time to read the history behind the battle Pete recreates using this game, you'll wonder why he doesn't get TWO Mozart Prizes for this effort! Thorough, insightful and with some great pictures of the actual battlefield, this report is a tour de force. Superlative work!
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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 - 05/07/2011):

38 Points
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Neil Thomson

18 Points
DeePee

13 Points
Bloodybucket, desertfox2004

12 Points
Malacandra

11 Points
GeneSteeler

10 Points
filwi

9 Points
da pyrate, jgrundy, Kozure, mattriceten, mbourgeois

8 Points
erak, MerricB, thinwhiteduke, zombiegod

7 Points
alexd, Eldil, UndeadViking

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

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

4 Points
barteus, HamsterOfFury, 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, Gola, GreyLord, gungagreg, IronMoss, JacquesDeMolay, jdavias, jerryyeti, joshp, jpat, jss05a, Kathelm, Kingdaddy, kvezner, le_cygne, marktowler, mattprice, MichaelLavoie, MScrivner, Noun Sequitur, One Fat Pug, ousgg, pusherman42, Raid1280, RedMonkeyBoy, 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
aaxiom, 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, Fromme, FuManchu, Furyn, Garf, GOOSE1968, grognard72, Gutrender, HillKing, Holmes!, Howitzer_120mm, Icing, Impr3ssion, Infomanohio, IrishFire, jayquirk, Kaffedrake, karlkrlarsson, KentuckyKid, 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, 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, CRogers, 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, Marx09, 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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