Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards
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09/18/2011 - 09/24/2011



Things are taken to excess (with potentially risky results) in this week's reports!





Best Session Report of 2010-2011

Best Session Report of 2009-2010

Best Session Report of 2008-2009
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1. Board Game: Vital Statistics [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Here are some statistics for the Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards for the week of 09/18/2011 - 09/24/2011:

First session report: Blizzard of '77 Travel Game
Reporter: blastyrant

Last session report: Hammer of the Scots
Reporter: whac3

Most thumbsup session report (link): Never daunted - Marshal Ney at the Crossroads. (La Bataille des Quatre Bras - 61 thumbs)
Reporter: Scotty Dave

Total reports: 110 (+16 from previous week)
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:139] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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3rd Place, and recipient of the Beethoven Prize (1 POINT):




Carcassonne +17 Expansions (One expansion too many)

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Talk about excess! It seems it took an entire full-size dining room table to accommodate all those expansions, but it seems to have gone smoothly. Not sure many of us can say we've played a FIVE hour game of this before, but kudos to our reporter for giving us the scoop. Great job and great pictures!
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3. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:174]
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2nd Place, and recipient of the Bach Prize (2 POINTS):




In which worlds are rocked

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I have to admit having personal reasons for choosing this story as the Bach prize winner. I too have an epic gaming memory during one of my first plays of Battlestar Galactica in which I played dumb throughout, en route to dooming the pathetic humans as Cylon President. So to all of those who have board game triumphs attributed to your duplicity, I salute you. Excellent story!
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4. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:208]
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1st Place, and recipient of the Mozart Prize (3 POINTS):




The Rise of Phoenix (a short story)

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Finally we present Brandon Whitecollar, a proto-Gordon Gecko, as the protagonist in this tale that very well could have been a conceptual story for any number of tales of Wall Street. If you think that this game couldn't possibly elicit emotions, energy, or passion, I invite you to read this report and see if your mind is not changed. Outstanding work!
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5. 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 - 09/24/2011):

39 Points
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38 Points
Pete Belli
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19 Points
Neil Thomson

18 Points
DeePee

13 Points
Bloodybucket, desertfox2004

12 Points
Malacandra

11 Points
GeneSteeler

10 Points
alexd, filwi, mattriceten

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

8 Points
erak, MerricB, zombiegod

7 Points
Eldil, UndeadViking

6 Points
batman, chengr05, cvandyk, Diis, grubman, HiveGod, jerryyeti, manowarplayer, mdornbrook, Mscrivner, oneilljgf, SeanXor, SevenSpirits, TrotskyTrotsky

5 Points
Buggy, Colonial One, dagobal, Get Earthworm, Grotius, mitnachtKAUBO-I, Morgan, Nat Saamanen, ogermino, Psitticine, Quasimedoc, revgiblet, TaleSpinner, the pete, WiiGame

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

3 Points
Aarontu, Almighty Dave, almo1705, Amnese, Aurendrosl, banyan, badweasel, big_buddha, 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, HanClinto, hipshot, IronMoss, JacquesDeMolay, jdavias, joshp, jpat, jss05a, Kathelm, Kingdaddy, kvezner, le_cygne, marktowler, mattprice, MichaelLavoie, Natus, Norbert Chan, Noun Sequitur, One Fat Pug, Osiris Ra, ousgg, Paxe, Phlegm, Pone4games, pusherman42, Raid1280, RedMonkeyBoy, RexBrynen, rhoubhe, rinelk, RJ Lee, rsolow, rwinder, sdonohue, Silas1510, SkipM624, Snowman, Solan, StocktonDave, Styfen, swinkelp, tallgrant, TheKinginYellow, Tholok, tlmirkes, tppytel, Unknown Ediology, victoryzine, vivafringe, VolcanoLotus, whatambush, xanalor, ynnen, YoClaudio, zboat, Zerosum, ZeroZilla, zoe79

2 Points
aaxiom, amberaleman, amosmj, baba44713, BarryRoy, biglime, blackstratguy, Bridger, brokenimage321, Catch 22, cmontgo2, Cumber, Dagerr, devonps, DocD, doubtofbuddha, DougAcker, dougadamsau, Dr Lucky, ekted, Electric Joe, enzo622, eracer68, FerretOfTindalos, fingersandteeth, fizzmore, Flyboy Connor, Fromme, FuManchu, Furyn, Garf, GOOSE1968, grognard72, Gutrender, HillKing, Holmes!, HORST324, Howitzer_120mm, Icing, Impr3ssion, Infomanohio, IrishFire, jayquirk, Kaffedrake, karlkrlarsson, KentuckyKid, Kiboko Hippo, kjamma4, kuhrusty, leroy43, LittlePegasus, LongTom, loopster70, m_hamburg, Major Sholto, Menace, meskue, mjornelles, modivarch, mogheidien, mudtiger, Never Knows Best, Nicholas1024, oeolycus, Old Dwarf, Oogie Da Bruce, ooogene, Ozvortex, pensive_toast, 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, Amiguero, anson, auburnate, baditude, bapadget, baron22, BenOni, 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, FlyingArrow, fusag, gberry, george.hall, Ghetty, giganticus, grayskale, Gunmetal1986, Hatchling, hedonisticnihil, Herr Niemand, HitchKennedy, jeRm!, Jrtolf, Keltheos, Kharnel, kilroy_locke, Larry Welborn, LordHellfury, Lublang, Ludotopia, Mantidman, mark.gamer, Marx09, miggor, MikeWhit, MythicalMino, Natdday, Norsehound, oberjt, onigame, otaku, Paul Shabatowski, pigi314159, ragados, Red Ghost, roboman, RockyMountainNavy, rukiosu, sandrian, Sekreth, Sherwood925, Shijuro, Shyne, spazard1, Spexyjaj, Spielemitkinder, Superhawk2300, Swanky, SwingCorey, Taran01, Tezza, The J, The_Piper, thyren, Timw, tinkle_s, tk421, Toupee, TrekkerMJ, tryggvib, tsilver33, vappel, VuduJoie, Wind Mage Soren, wmcduff, Xookliba
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