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Kendall Merriman
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Cosmic encounter's the name,
Galaxy conquering's the game.
Using your power,
In about an hour,
You'll make the others feel lame.


Each player first takes a race,
And lays out his ships in space,
hold your hand steady,
and now you are ready,
to take over all of known space.


The first thing you do, don't you see,
Is decide who the first player shall be,
You flip over a disc,
and the color says which,
And this is the work of the destiny.

Now that your turn is begun,
You get to begin the fun.
first, little pip,
grab you a ship,
out from the warp, you only get one.

Next you must find out who and where,
You'll be fighting to win out there.
A disc you'll check,
and that color, wreck,
I'll bet you're on the edge of your chair.

Now that the color is known,
Pick a planet in his home,
set out for war,
using up to four
ships of the color you own.

Now you may both look to others to ask,
For help in this monumental task,
for attack or defense,
or sitting on the fence,
And in the light of explosions you'll bask.


Once the others have chosen sides,
they'll commit ships to the war's tides.
as many as four,
and no amount more,
They couldn't use more then you, besides.


Now the leaders must make the choice,
Will you fight with weapons or voice?
negotiate or attack,
allies at your back,
but will you win and get to rejoice?

The winner is decided by card plus ships,
The loser and allies will be taking trips,
to the warp they go,
laugh now, ho-ho-ho,
and the winners gain some for their chips.

After this battle is done,
you have a chance for more fun,
you can start a new turn,
(long as it isn't your third)
And begin again from step one.

I imagine that right about now,
to win, you are asking, "how?"
simple, you see,
bases, two plus three,
outside of your home, take them, "POW!"

So now that you know how to play,
You should know what I have to say.
Chaos incarnate,
battles can't harm it,
A fun game for most any day.

But the best part of it all is,
the powers that change the biz.
each one unique,
even playing a week,
you couldn't play them all, Mr Wiz.

I will make one more little claim
Not everyone likes this game,
but in the right hands,
You'll find it's fans,
It's one of the best, I'll proclaim.
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If I could give you some ACTUAL gold
For this review that you just now told,
I would if I could,
But I can't, nor I should -
This review can't be beat; as in poker, I fold.
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Kendall Merriman
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But if you liked it so much,
without gold to give, as such,
don't be a bum,
give it a thumb,
I will appreciate it a bunch.
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What you say is undoubtedly true,
I had not thought this out completely through,
I shall not give you one,
but TWO of a thumb,
In earnest, from me to you.
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Though imperfect the limericks' scan,
And rhyming not always to plan,
The review is delightful;
C'mon, don't be spiteful,
Just give a few thumbs to the man!
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Not sure if you were talking to me,
Or just in general for all to see,
But in my defense,
I've given recompense,
So let's just move on, shall we?
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Fun review from good old USA,
Even though I really must say,
That the first sentence last word,
Should be a place, so iv'e heard,
But that's details, so what the hey.
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Nicely done.





(Sorry, I don't do limericks).
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Paladin_fin wrote:
Fun review from good old USA,
Even though I really must say,
That the first sentence last word,
Should be a place, so iv'e heard,
But that's details, so what the hey.


Traditionally, you are quite right,
But I didn't come for a fight,
besides, don't you see,
not all would agree,
and this was hard enough to write.
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A review put forward in rhyme
is not something one sees all the time!
My new avatar
unfortunately does bar
my tipping much more than a dime.
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What an idea! Fantastic tis true.
Dear sir I tip my hat off to you
Review done in Rhyme
Unique for its time
I'm inspired to write my own too


Honestly, it is a job well done,
The read was informative and fun
A thumb and some gold
for the tale you told
I hope soon you'll write another one.


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Paladin_fin wrote:
Fun review from good old USA,
Even though I really must say,
That the first sentence last word,
Should be a place, so iv'e heard,
But that's details, so what the hey.


"There once was a man from Nantucket..."

whoops, never mind...
 
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Excellent review!

I have to wonder if it was somehow inspired by the recent Zero Punctuation review, also done in limerick form:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation...
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Felkor wrote:
Excellent review!

I have to wonder if it was somehow inspired by the recent Zero Punctuation review, also done in limerick form:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation...


Nope. I didn't know about that. I like his stuff, but I don't watch much.
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All I can say is: Years later, and I'm thoroughly impressed!
Great Posts....
 
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