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Richard Pardoe
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After these two rather quick games, we ended the game night with a longer game: Settlers of Catan: The Cardgame.

Rich had never played the game before and Sterling hadn't played in a few years. The card game captures many of the aspects of Settlers but with a reduced emphasis on trading (which many will claim is Settler's charm) and more emphasis on developing attributes within one's settlements and cities. Most of the features of the Settler's game are represented in some form in the card game. After a quick run-through the rules, we set out in our race to 12 victory points. The obvious first move for both players is to build a road and start the race towards more settlements. More settlements result in more land tiles and more resources for future development. Rich managed to get a cheap knight into one of his settlements which did bring in extra resources via the tournament rules. As a result, Rich was the first to build an extra city with the interesting result of additional wheat and brick to lay next to his existing wheat and brick. This quickly brought Rich to 4 VP's. Sterling quickly responded with his own 3rd city and drew 2 sheep tiles to have a total of 3 sheep producing resources and the title of "Sheep Baron" for the game. The knight continued to pay dividend's for Rich as he gathered enough ore to upgrade a settlement into a city (5 VPs) while Sterling quickly built his 4th and 5th settlement (5 VPs). Once Rich picked up the last settlement (and more brick resources to earn the title of "Brick Baron"), the game moved into it's midphase of building the settlements into cities and trying to gain victory points within the cities.

Sterling found a more powerful knight (Otto the Berserker) that gave Sterling the knight Victory Point. A few trading fleets also gave Sterling the Commerce victory point. However, Richard offered a modest trade of give 1 brick in exchange for 1 sheep. Sterling accepted the trade and Rich used the sheep along with a 2 others and other resources to build the guild hall which gave Rich 4 Commerce Points and the Commerce victory point.

As the game neared it's conclusion, Sterling held the edge at 10 VP's to 9. Rich managed to upgrade another settlement for 10 VPs and add a building for 11 VPs. The 12th victory point was in Rich's hand (in the form of a stronger knight to gain the Knight's victory point or the aqueduct for a building VP) but Rich was out of resources. Sterling managed to build the church to gain an 11th VP but couldn't build the magic 12th to win the game (also in hand). Rich had one final shot at victory, but couldn't marshal the resources to build anything. Sterling managed to build the final victory point, for a 12-11 victory to cap the evening of games.
 
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As a result, Rich was the first to build an extra city with the interesting result of additional wheat and brick to lay next to his existing wheat and brick. This quickly brought Rich to 4 VP's. Sterling quickly responded with his own 3rd city and drew 2 sheep tiles to have a total of 3 sheep producing resources and the title of "Sheep Baron" for the game.


To prevent confusion, the word "City" in the above part of this Session Report should be "Settlement", right?
 
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