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Subject: Oh! That's just the tablecloth!... :-) rss

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Valdir Jorge
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Hi All!

I was reading an article about the Dreamation 2006 on the Home News Tribune Online (see link here: http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060120/NEWS...) and when I saw its accompanying image I thought "Wow, that looks like a complicated game!". But then I noticed that it's just the tablecloth... gulp
 
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Add it to the list! Add it to the list!

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=26...
 
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Snooze_uk wrote:


With the fileserver down, the list just doesn't have the same impact!!
 
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That should be a gamer crime to play on a tablecloth like that.
 
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Playing on any kind of teblecloth should be a crime!!! In fact a cloth could easily get in the way when playing, if the board doesn't lie flat and if it rucks up in awkward places during play etc.
 
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Grimwold wrote:
Playing on any kind of teblecloth should be a crime!!!


There was an old Columbo episode where two chess champions were to meet for a big match. They end up at the same restaurant which luckily had checkerboard tablecloths and started playing chess: salt and pepper shakers were the kings, etc. Fortunately they ordered escargot so the shells made great pawns. (A French restaurant with checkerboard tablecloths was one of the many weak things about this episode.)

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In fact a cloth could easily get in the way when playing, if the board doesn't lie flat and if it rucks up in awkward places during play etc.


Most conventions I go to have table cloths on the the table--but usually the tables are all splintery and beat up, that you want the cloth there.
 
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I have to own up to buying two table cloths especially for playing games on. They stop the games from getting damaged and scratched on even surfaces and stop the pieces sliding around. They are plain green and the boards, cards and pieces show up easily on them.

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