Games I am looking forward to playing at the WBC 2008
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Its that time of year again, and over the next month I will be attempting the impossible, scheduling all the games I would like to play to fit between Tuesday Aug 5th and Sunday Aug 10.

This here is a list of the games I want to fit in there someplace. Not all of them will be tournament games, I find myself playing more and more open games at the WBC as the tournament time tend to be impossible to work with.

-M
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Lets Start with the only Tournament I am certain to play in. I don't miss this one and will do at least one heat, probably more to try and qualify for the semi's.

Not to mention the late night Saturday game of this between myself, Bobby Tweaks, Joie and G-Bubs. Make sure you stop by to see some of the worst trash talking ever uttered at a gaming con... please be advised that this is inappropriate for children and anyone with a heart condition.
 
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I did pretty well in this one last year (4th overall) and I bowed out of the semi-final round (we had 3 for some reason). I will give it another go this year as this is my favorite Columbia block game.
 
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I played this for the 1st time last year, and was hooked. Since then I played in an online tournament and a few time Face to Face. I am looking for a rematch with my Friend Tom. This will find its way into the open gaming schedule.
 
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Originally Will "ti3 master" Kenyon was planning on attending the WBC.. this would have meant that ti3 would be played non-stop during the event. Will had to bail out however.

I will set up at least one ti3 game in the open gaming section, and I have been thinking of volunteering to run this as an event next year, if we can get it in.

If you are interested in playing let me know (PM me) and I will see if we can get times. I will try for one larger game but 4 players is where this one works best. (IMHO)


 
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Stock car champ will probably be my team event again this year. I managed to get 3rd and a piece of wood for this one last year and it is always a good time.
 
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This little gem will be played at every opportunity. it is fast and fun and the perfect open gaming game to play when you have an hour to kill.

-M
 
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I am sure Uba Rose will be there so AH with all the trimming will get on the table sometime. I am looking forward to this one late night.
 
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Every year I say I will play this one but it has been like 2 or 3 years since I actually did it. Face to Face this game is completely different than online play, so it is fun to try it but it take oh soooo much time when I could be open gaming.

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I have asked someone I know to play this so I can finally learn it and play my own copy and all the expansions that I have sitting around. If it sucks expect them all to go for trade here the 2nd week in August
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This one has become a tradition for us.... "Remember the Red Boat from 06'" is a cry often heard when this is on the table. It signals the commencement of irrational thought and is the official start of the Meta game.

Lifeboats is nothing more than a delivery vehicle for the Meta game... or as I like to think of it... the real fun.
 
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I like this game... all the guys that are headed to the WBC like this game but we never play it there... maybe we play it to often at home... but I would like to get some Tichu in this year. There is even a dude I have programmed in my phone, who's name i don't know, as Tichu. He always attends these things and wants to play but I can never seem to find the time.... expect a call whoever you are.
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This tends to get played while sitting around in the hotel room waiting for your turn in the shower. (Yes we are clean gamers)

Still one of the best games for trips and when you have time to kill.
 
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I know that Andy Joy will have this in his bag and I and sure it will get played a fair bit in open gaming. As it is now I do not intend to play in the tournament.
 
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this one has been a big hit with us of late. Going in the bag for open gaming.
 
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Only a fool would miss Slapshot at the WBC
 
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See slapshot.
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Tom will bring Spy Master and I will try it out again this year.... hey Tom whats changed this time
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