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Terry Gough
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The second game of the night was another modern classic. This is my personal favourites of all of Knizias’ games just sneaking it ahead of E&T.

The first round saw quite a few RA tiles emerge very quickly. So much so that with only a couple of RAs missing Andy hadn’t managed to buy anything, and Tel had managed just a single tile. There was also a shortage of floods making the few Nile tiles that had come out useless, and civ tiles ensuring that most players failed to get one. Fortunately there was a brief respite from the RA tiles allowing everyone to buy at least a few tiles. Paul fared worse in the first round managing to take his score down to 3. Tel and Oggie both managed to acquire civ tiles and 2 pharaohs so tied for the lead. Both Paul and Steve managed to acquire a gaggle of pharaohs. Andy’s usual tactic finally managed to kick in as he started to build up his collection of monuments. Oggie managed the rare feat of collecting 3 different civ tiles. Wary of the previous rounds quick finish, coupled with Tels’ repeated RA calls (to offload his 1 tile) saw Steve being able to draw from the bag alone to end the round. He managed to grab 6 nice tiles before the inevitable RA appeared. However this run of tiles had managed to break the tie with Paul for the pharaohs. This gave him a slender lead as we entered the last round. We were starting to see the floods by now, so much so that Paul managed to accumulate 10 points in the final round from just Nile and flood tiles. Andy was still on the hunt for monuments and won a couple of early auctions to this end. Oggie was getting increasingly frustrated as he kept being outbid as he tried to get rid of his 4. A couple of disaster tiles made the last round more interesting, but even these auctions were bought up, so by the time the final auction had been completed only Paul had not won 3 auctions, preferring instead to hold onto the 15 tile. Andy claimed the win largely thanks to his impressive array of monuments. Steve claimed second with a big chunk of his score coming from having the most pharaohs for the last two rounds. Tel nicked third despite only having 3 monuments at the end of the game. Oggie had acquired 7 different monuments, but had to be content with fourth leaving Paul bringing up the rear.

This was yet another game of RA where the monument strategy won through. However Oggie was also looking for monuments and he only came fourth. Steve was very close to Andy despite primarily going after Pharaohs. This is another game on the “doesn’t get played enough” list, with Paul being the only member of the group who is not a big fan of the game.

Final Scores
Andy 36, Steve 34, Tel 31, Oggie 30, Paul 25

Ratings /10 (for this session)
Andy 8, Steve 9, Tel 9, Oggie 8, Paul 7
 
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Andrew York
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Re:Session Report
telbert (#36640),

Not quite correct as I (Andy) had several tiles after the first round and finished the round on 13 points.

Something I have noticed with Ra, is that if you draw the lowest tile at the outset (as I did), you then have a middling set of aution tiles to play with in Round 1. This tends to put you at a disadvantage in the early autions of round 1 because you can't guarentee outbiding anyone until late in the round and you can't leverage a low auction tile to get a higher one for the next round.
 
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Matthew M
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Andrew York (#36951),

Which is why you should call Ra early and often. Why add to the slate up for auction if others can outbid you at will? Calling Ra will either get you some tiles for your low numbers or it will get the higher numbers out of the other players' hands.

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