Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards
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Here are the results for the Excellence in Session Report Writing Awards for the week of 11/7 - 11/13:

First session report: Wings of War: Balloon Busters
Reporter: Amiral

Last session report: SPQR (Deluxe Edition)
Reporter: hipshot

Most thumbsup session report (link): Our first sailing with Poseidon (Poseidon - 43 thumbs)
Reporter: lorna

Total reports: 99 (+7 from previous week)
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1. Board Game: Wings of War: Balloon Busters [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.50 Unranked]
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Honorable Mention:

Link to Writer: Amiral
Link to Report: Man against drachen

Excellent solitaire session report by the designer/artist of D-Day Dice...another wargame to place on my wishlist!
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2. Board Game: Prolix [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:4828]
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Link to Writer: EndersGame
Link to Report: Solitaire Challenge: You have 5-10 minutes.... see what score you can get in this word-game challenge!

Always enjoy the interactive session reports, and this one is a classic. Go ahead, challenge yourself!
 
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3. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:277] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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Honorable Mention:

Link to Writer: smaug007
Link to Report: Hastur Is Coming!

Another classic tale of horror in Arkham, complete with details of the specific cards that appeared during gameplay. Fans of the in-depth, thematic replays of this game will appreciate this offering.
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4. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:678] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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3rd Place, and recipient of the Beethoven Prize (1 POINT):




So, two paladins walk into a bar...

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Concord
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This report has all the bells and whistles you look for in this type of game:

1) excellent photos
2) blow-by-blow report of the action
3) silly humor

Excellent work!
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5. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:66]
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2nd Place, and recipient of the Bach Prize (2 POINTS):




Previously, on Battlestar Galactica ...

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I'm pretty sure I've seen other attempts at a scripted dialogue SR for this hugely popular game, but it's the one-liner, staccato approach of this report that won me over. I'm sure it'll do the same for afficianados of this game and its genre. Great job!
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6. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:291]
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1st Place, and recipient of the Mozart Prize (3 POINTS):




Count Diis du Rouchefort versus Lord Gonsilard, An Epic Session Report

David Dixon
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I swear that this story could have been something out of a movie script. I wanted to put it down, but I kept telling myself, "Just one more paragraph..." until I reached the end! Excellent drama throughout, and I loved how the author weaved in the presence of goblins in this medieval battle so seamlessly, the reader doesn't even bat an eyelash. Wonderful read!
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7. 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 (1/26/2008 - 11/13/2010):

32 Points


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Bloodybucket

12 Points
Malacandra

11 Points
GeneSteeler

10 Points
desertfox2004, filwi

9 Points
da pyrate, DeePee, jgrundy, mattriceten, mbourgeois, pete belli

8 Points
erak, thinwhiteduke, zombiegod

7 Points
alexd, Eldil, MerricB, UndeadViking

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

5 Points
Diis, Nat Saamanen, Quasimedoc, revgiblet, WiiGame

4 Points
Kozure, loofish, Mike Sisson, Noogs, Phytoman, Sagrilarus, Shad, Thiessi

3 Points
Aarontu, Almighty Dave, almo1705, Amnese, banyan, badweasel, batman, bigtex01, bobxyzp, BradyLS, bryanwinter, Buck Tarbrush, cecrow, Chairman7w, chrisjwmartin, conky, corross, Cruo, Dam the Man, darkwombat, Darth Headbutt, denverarch, Devon Harmon, djbcrawford, djklaus, DKahnt, Dunyazad, Gentilhombre, gentsrugby, Get Earthworm, Gola, GreyLord, gungagreg, HamsterOfFury, IronMoss, JacquesDeMolay, jdavias, Jonathan68, joshp, jpat, jss05a, Kathelm, Kingdaddy, kvezner, le_cygne, manowarplayer, marktowler, Morgan, MScrivner, Noun Sequitur, One Fat Pug, ousgg, pusherman42, Raid1280, 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, barteus, biglime, blackstratguy, Bridger, brokenimage321, Buggy, cmontgo2, Cumber, Dagerr, dagobal, devonps, doubtofbuddha, DougAcker, dougadamsau, Dr Lucky, ekted, Electric Joe, enzo622, FerretOfTindalos, fingersandteeth, Flyboy Connor, fograsher, FuManchu, Garf, GOOSE1968, grognard72, Gutrender, HillKing, Howitzer_120mm, Icing, Impr3ssion, Infomanohio, IrishFire, karlkrlarsson, Kiboko Hippo, kjamma4, leroy43, LittlePegasus, m_hamburg, Major Sholto, mattprice, meskue, mjornelles, 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
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