Howitzer's Camas Con - Fall 2011
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This is my 7th Camas Con. Each time I've had a total blast, it's been great meeting and playing with new people and old friends.

It's totally worth it, including the 5 hour drive up.

Camas Con is a Christian gaming convention up near Wenatchee, WA. It happens twice a year, and I've only missed the first one.

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1. Board Game: City of Guilds: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.06 Unranked]
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Clint, Rachel, Jonathan and I broke this out right after arriving and unpacking. On the way up, we had a stop due to construction. It said "up to 45 min" so we pulled this out, but we got going only after 15 min stopped and had to throw this back in the box.

This is a game I'm playtesting for possible publication. We ran into some game end issues as the lead player couldn't do anything to end the game (me at that point) as I had to wait for the 2nd player to run out of cubes. Jonathan, 2nd place at that point was doing a gold strategy and didn't want to end it. And why would the other two (3rd and 4th) want to end it?
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2. Board Game: Ninjato [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:738]
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Played this with Jacob, Clint and Jonathan. Jacob had just arrived and he brought this game and we eagerly asked him to teach it to us. Ninja worker placement, oh yeah! I lost to Jonathan by 5 points.
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3. Board Game: Shadow Hunters [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:813]
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Always a blast with a crowd. Plays fast, unique win conditions make it interesting.
 
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4. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:321]
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Played a quick game with Rachel while waiting around.
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5. Board Game: Star Wars Miniatures [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1687] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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Tim and I broke out his minis for a couple games. The first one was one he had designed. My commando droids in the building wiped out his 5 clones while only taking 20 damage. This was partially due to some luck I had taking out his clone with quad attack in the first round.

The second game the droids were defending the bridge against Obi-wan and Anakin. Twice I rolled ones on some critical attacks - were the only thing that would fail me WAS a one and I would do 20 damage otherwise. I probably should have tossed my officer in the far corner as well, as once he died, I was toast.
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6. Board Game: The Resistance [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:216]
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I was the resistance and we won. Daryl and Jesse went in on the first mission together, and Daryl tossed in a fail. This nixed them from further missions and we won.
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7. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:907]
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Daryl, Matt and Clint and I embarked on this epic game. I started playing aggressively and attacked Clint early on. Halfway through I realized I was so used to playing 2 player that I failed to adjust for the growth of the other two players. At the end it turned into a slug fest and Daryl roasted most of my planets. I had a battleship and I used it to kill some of his. Matt was a close second (Daryl won).
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8. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:191]
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First thing on Saturday I broke this out and taught it to Clint, Ernest and Jon. Ernest rocketed up to 5 dice in just a few turns and went on to win the game. I failed to roll doubles for quite some time, and all the Alien Tech cards I pulled to help adjust my rolls were stolen from me. I placed dead last.
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9. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:321]
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Taught this sweet filler to Xander, Stephen and Matt. I got control of 2 colors and saved up gold for cathedral cards to up my dice. However, all the dice ended up as 3s, and Stephen took two colors as well. He didn't realize gold was the tiebreaker, and spent it all on the last round. I let him take it back and with that he won.
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10. Board Game: King of Tokyo [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:265]
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Matt then taught us this awesome game. I promptly taught it to 2 other groups of people and played it 3 more times. A nice filler with awesome standups. A lot of people came by and commented on them.
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11. Board Game: Ascending Empires [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:907]
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I broke this out again.
Rachel was new, and (in her words) sucked at the dexterity part. Jonathan wasn't much better and gave Clint 10 points for ramming his starships. These gave him the game - as he only beat me by about 5 points.
I had great fun though. Early on Jonathan dared me that I couldn't take out his planet from across the galaxy. He dared to challenge the winner of the pitchcar tournament. I took him up on it, and blew up 2 research stations which set him back a good bit.
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12. Board Game: PitchCar [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:341]
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4 player fast game. I won, though Clint was first passing the finish line on lap 1.
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13. Board Game: Galaxy Trucker [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:154]
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I taught this one to Clint on Sunday.
For the first two rounds I used 2 rough roads cards for myself to balance it out. However, I didn't use any on the last round and took first place.
I had 12 engine power and with 2 open space cards boosted way ahead to take the best planets and defeat the pirates and use the stations.

Not really Clint's nor Rachel's cup of tea so thanks for playing!
One of my few wins.
 
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14. Board Game: Star Wars Miniatures [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1687] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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And then we broke out these again for my final game of the Con. I was the Separatists with Count Dooku and the droids vs the Jedi in the arena.

First Jango died on round one.

Then the animals in the pit kept on going after my own troops, and destroyed several of them, including a destroyer droid.

Mace was surprisingly ineffective vs Count Dooku at the end, and kept on missing. However Dooku vs 8 Jedi was too much and I lost at the end. I think that side needs a few more droids or needs to be allowed to move the super battle droids around during setup.
 
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