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Jim Sutherland
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EPSOM GAMES CLUB
GAME PLAYING DAY

Saturday May 19th
from 10:30 until Late

ADMISSION IS FREE

Epsom Games Club was formed almost a year and a half ago and is already a well attended Thursday evenings club.

We think that the venue we have found is so well suited to game playing that we are holding our seventeenth day of game playing.

We will be at the usual venue of

The big white building at the top of the hill where the road bends
(formerly know as Royal British Legion (RBL), Federation House)
21 West Street
EPSOM
Surrey
KT18 7RL

The venue is a few minutes walk from Epsom town and the mainline station.

The station is not covered by a standard one day Travel Card, nor does it accept Oyster!

[Beware - the revenue protection officers seem to live at Epsom station and are ruthless about inflicting penalty fares!]

The venue does not normally provide food over the week-end, but is happy to allow people to bring in their own and there are also many places to eat within easy walking distance. There is normally a group "pizza buy-in" order made circa lunch time from Dominos.

Drinks (including mugs of tea and coffee) are very well priced and there is no need to become a member obtain drinks or to play games at the event.

We will use an open gaming format although many use the game days to play some of the longer (time wise) games in their collections, especially some of the war games or longer 18xx games.

For myself, I tend to prefer Euro style games, and those at the "lighter" end of the gaming spectrum and will bring several along with me, as many others do too, but please feel free to bring along any of your games you wish to play.

This event is open to anyone of any age who appreciates playing board (and card!) games but we do ask that all children are accompanied by an adult who has beaten them in at least one game recently!

Our game playing exploits are recorded on games played at Epsom Gamers.

If this sounds like fun, but you think you may not know the games that will be on offer to play do not worry, people are always prepared to teach beginners - how do you think we learnt to play them?

Please use this list to ask any questions, let us know that you are intending to attend, to arrange any games you would like to play or for any other relevant matter.

Look forward to seeing you there.


P.S. Unusually, at the moment there is not an evening event in the function room, hence the "late" finish time. We are welcome to stay until close (23:00), so the finish time is more flexible this month, although many will leave circa 18:00 (apparently there are things they would rather do than play more games!shake)

[N.B. There is limited free parking (about a dozen or so spaces) at the venue and although this has not been a problem yet (most people live locally), the venue is at the edge of the town but due to the proximity of the station, the area has parking restrictions on the street next to the venue in force until 18:30. There are also several privately enforced parking places in the area - please do not park illegally or else you could (probably will) get a penalty notice and that will put a dampener on the day for you! Please use the venue car park, other car parks (fee payable) or other nearby on-street parking.]

Reports on the games played on the day can be found here
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Graham Marsden
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I may not be able to make this one as I'm doing a Slow Riding course in the morning which may over-run a bit.

I'll probably only decide when it's finished whether to attend, so if I'm not there I hope you all have fun
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A couple of ideas for those of us who like playing the longer games on these Saturday game days:

1. Republic of Rome. I have owned this game for an age but have never got to play it. cry we would have to decide which era we want to play, and it would entail a rules read for those who want to play.

2. Fief. Looks like it could be a good game, and I want to eventually play it.

3. Dune. Those who like these types of games at the club have mostly had one or two plays of it, and Gordon has made his own super-delux version.

Just some suggestions!
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Tamsin Grey
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Count me in :o)

I shall also try to avoid going out on the Friday night this time so I have the energy for some longer games!
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Great - you can recount to us the story of your travel fare refund.

Well, maybe not.
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Iorwerth wrote:
A couple of ideas for those of us who like playing the longer games on these Saturday game days:

1. Republic of Rome. I have owned this game for an age but have never got to play it. cry we would have to decide which era we want to play, and it would entail a rules read for those who want to play.

2. Fief. Looks like it could be a good game, and I want to eventually play it.

3. Dune. Those who like these types of games at the club have mostly had one or two plays of it, and Gordon has made his own super-delux version.

Just some suggestions!


I'd be up for any of the three of these, though I will have to leave by 6 or so. Certainly would love to play Republic of Rome some time, I have it but have never played.

Another suggestion for this or a future games day is Flying Colours: Napoleonic naval fleet actions. My idea would be to play in teams a la Napoleon's Triumph: each player taking control of a Commodore or Admiral from an appropriately sized scenario.
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Would really like to try Flying Colours.
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angelgabriel wrote:
Iorwerth wrote:
A couple of ideas for those of us who like playing the longer games on these Saturday game days:

1. Republic of Rome. I have owned this game for an age but have never got to play it. cry we would have to decide which era we want to play, and it would entail a rules read for those who want to play.

2. Fief. Looks like it could be a good game, and I want to eventually play it.

3. Dune. Those who like these types of games at the club have mostly had one or two plays of it, and Gordon has made his own super-delux version.

Just some suggestions!


I'd be up for any of the three of these, though I will have to leave by 6 or so. Certainly would love to play Republic of Rome some time, I have it but have never played.

Another suggestion for this or a future games day is Flying Colours: Napoleonic naval fleet actions. My idea would be to play in teams a la Napoleon's Triumph: each player taking control of a Commodore or Admiral from an appropriately sized scenario.


Up for any of these but what about others we have played and leant the rules for e.g. Sucessors, Here I Stand (especially now the PBM games has eventually ended), Die Macher, Pret a Porter

And I will always suggest Revolution
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Happy to play Flying Colours, but Revolution does sound a potentially great game as well. Really, happy to play any of the games mentioned
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Will be free to turn up for my first EGC Games Day (!) although I have already taken the opportunity to line up a game of Unhappy King Charles with Jim (Ashiefan) which I imagine will keep us occupied most of the day.
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Which game are we doing on saturday?
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There seems to be interest in Flying Colors, so I could bring that along. Scenarios like Cape Henry have eight ships to a side, with two commanders on each side. So if we played with four, we could have a squadron each in two teams. If it goes down well we could try a bigger action on another occasion (Trafalgar?!!)

Anyone interested? Living rules at GMT's site, but it seems to be down at the moment.

Otherwise happy to play anything, though I'll be going around 6.

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Jack and I have a pass, and should be able to get along for just after 12. We have to leave at 6. Happy to play most things.



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A friend of mine is coming along as well. Can we do Flying Colours with 5?
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Iorwerth wrote:
A friend of mine is coming along as well. Can we do Flying Colours with 5?


The Minorca scenario has five commanders, only slightly larger.
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Or maybe Flying Colors with teams should wait till some of us have played a learning scenario two player...

Would like to play Fief or RoR (if there's time) too.
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Alas I'm almost certainly not going to be able to make the 19th, so I hope you all have fun and maybe I'll see you in June
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angelgabriel wrote:
Or maybe Flying Colors with teams should wait till some of us have played a learning scenario two player...

Would like to play Fief or RoR (if there's time) too.


How difficult is Flying Colours? If we are going to change to Fief or ROR, then we ought to decide that relatively quickly, as would need to bone up on those rules.
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[q="angelgabriel"]How difficult is Flying Colours?


Flying Colors seems pretty straightforward, I was just thinking that team games aren't necessarily everyone's cup of tea. I'd be really happy to play it with any number of people as I love the Age of Sail.
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I reckon we go for the team game. Might there not be six of us - you, me, My friend Jamie, Gordon, Mark and Chris?
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Iorwerth wrote:
... My friend Jamie ...

You have a friend?
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Jazzuu wrote:
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... My friend Jamie ...

You have a friend?


I found a site where you can rent them. Not that expensive. Do you want the website address?
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Iorwerth wrote:
Jazzuu wrote:
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... My friend Jamie ...

You have a friend?


I found a site where you can rent them. Not that expensive. Do you want the website address?


I have it already - they sent me a full refund when no one wanted to be my friend, no matter how much money was offered!
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Jazzuu wrote:
Iorwerth wrote:
Jazzuu wrote:
Iorwerth wrote:
... My friend Jamie ...

You have a friend?


I found a site where you can rent them. Not that expensive. Do you want the website address?


I have it already - they sent me a full refund when no one wanted to be my friend, no matter how much money was offered!


That is so sad. Don't worry, I will pretend to be your friend!
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Iorwerth wrote:
Jazzuu wrote:
Iorwerth wrote:
Jazzuu wrote:
Iorwerth wrote:
... My friend Jamie ...

You have a friend?


I found a site where you can rent them. Not that expensive. Do you want the website address?


I have it already - they sent me a full refund when no one wanted to be my friend, no matter how much money was offered!


That is so sad. Don't worry, I will pretend to be your friend!

I don't care what all the others say about you; you are a sweetie. kiss
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