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Started by gentle_dissident, December 16, 2015, 05:19:47 PM

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GrinningYMIR

"Human history is a litany of blood shed over differing ideals of rulership and afterlife"

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Mr.Obvious

Hey, i played solomon zorn twice on there. He took the first round, but we're currently at a draw.

I sense a tournament approaching...
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

gentle_dissident

I'm there right now realizing how much I don't know. Ironically, I've played a lot of Chess in my life. However, I've usually played opponents just as clueless as I. In high school, I would get my butt handed to me by a certified genius. I would get him back in Pente.

I recently played another genius who was raised by a chess master who started teaching him at 5. The game was purely instructional. He sacrificed his queen almost immediately for my sake.

He soon after moved far away. I get the feeling there is a secret town where smart, talented, and creative people are clustered together. I'm still waiting for my invite.

Mr.Obvious

#18
I won't be winning any tournaments with my game of chess.
But I quite like the game itself. My dad started teaching me at a young age. About 5 I'd guess. But he's not a grandmaster or anything. He never let me win. Took me another 5 years or so before I finally could. But when I did, it was one of the proudest moments in my childhood. (Kind of sad, ain't it? :D) But throughout the years I've learned there will always be stronger opponents out there that can kick my ass. Even casual players like me. And that's the fun of playing against someone new.

Anyways, I like chess. And I like chessboards.
My collection.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

gentle_dissident

Thank you for the picture. I'll upload some later. I recently picked up a like new in box Novag Micro II for $3. I love that little thing.

Sal1981

I play Chess and Go. Mostly Chess though, on chess.com
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

gentle_dissident

Quote from: gentle_dissident on December 16, 2015, 05:46:56 PM
I just bought TSR's Dragon Strike for $35 on Amazon. It was on a different page that the $180 listing. It's handled by Amazon and looks to be new. It's probably a mistake. I hope they honor it.
It came today.....in shrink wrap! Since the girls got themselves Yule Eve presents, I'll open it then. I can hear a tiny piece scooting around in the box. Some cyanoacrylate may be in order. Hopefully it's 1 of the figs I got from American Science and Surplus.

gentle_dissident

Dragon Strike is mint. The loose pieces were sprue. The VHS will surely be a Yule tradition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTNnYkJwSNU There's loads of room for audience participation.

My GF got us Exploding Kittens. It's low on strategy and high on luck. The girls love that type of game. They were quite pleased that I was the 1st to be eliminated. They also enjoy the humor of the flavor text.

I finally got Small World. I had to hint heavily for 2 years.

I got Space Alert because I mentioned it right before Yule. That's my kind of humor.

I got the family Attacktix: Star Wars and 3 boosters. I saved a lot at a thrift store. It was all NIB. I hope this gets my family into games like Heroscape.

gentle_dissident

I got Attacktix to the table. It's very enjoyable. We eventually pitted all the figs against each other.

I've been meeting gamers for a game night. As a collective whole, they're more conservative and strange than I. It would be an ongoing hand shaking event. Fortunately, the author of Adventure Maximum, and horror novels, stopped by the store and told me of a group he gets together at the mall. That sounds a lot more enjoyable. I'll send everyone there.

gentle_dissident

It's hard to get anyone to board game, but I played a couple of games with my GF and our daughter this evening. We played an old wooden Booby-Trap. The previous owner put some impressive metalwork on it to keep track of the bar movement. We also played Exploding Kittens. It's an easy luck driven game, but my family loves it.

Mike Cl

I grew up with board games--Had five brothers and a dad who played the hell out of careers, clue, risk, chess and several others.  Played card games, as well--canasta, pinochle, rook, rummy. casino and several others.  Later on played many Avalon Hill games, mostly war games.  Would still play them today, except my dogs get bored very quickly and eat the parts. 
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gentle_dissident

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Quote from: gentle_dissident on February 17, 2016, 10:43:32 AM
I've been meeting gamers for a game night. As a collective whole, they're more conservative and strange than I. It would be an ongoing hand shaking event.

I've lost enthusiasm trying to bring people together. I feel like people derive enjoyment from making life difficult.

Quote from: gentle_dissident on February 17, 2016, 10:43:32 AM
Fortunately, the author of Adventure Maximum, and horror novels, stopped by the store and told me of a group he gets together at the mall. That sounds a lot more enjoyable. I'll send everyone there.

Well, that was interesting. It was 2 RPGs, MTG, and 40K (that was fun to type). I enjoyed talking to everyone and watching Dennis, the author, lead some kids through an adventure.

The mall is bare. Despite its cleanliness, the mall is not a fun place due to the vacancies. It's got some anchor stores the city finds useful, but the middle is a ghost town.

JC Penny and Dillard's aren't what they used to be. I've been to both places looking for items that wore out over the years. They don't carry them any more. My choices are synthetically filled pillows, and plastic sandals.


PickelledEggs

Quote from: gentle_dissident on April 27, 2016, 02:35:38 AM
I've lost enthusiasm trying to bring people together. I feel like people derive enjoyment from making life difficult.

Well, that was interesting. It was 2 RPGs, MTG, and 40K (that was fun to type). I enjoyed talking to everyone and watching Dennis, the author, lead some kids through an adventure.

The mall is bare. Despite its cleanliness, the mall is not a fun place due to the vacancies. It's got some anchor stores the town finds useful, but the middle is a ghost town.

JC Penny and Dillard's aren't what they used to be. I've been to both places looking for items that wore out over the years. They don't carry them any more. My choices are synthetically filled pillows, and plastic sandals.
Did you just quote.... Yourself?

-Sent from your mom


gentle_dissident

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Quote from: PickelledEggs on April 27, 2016, 02:38:09 AM
Did you just quote.... Yourself?

-Sent from your mom
Did you just quote myself?

PickelledEggs