Feb 2011… already?

Holy Time Machine Batman… i can’t believe it’s February 2011!!!

And I’m slacking again on the Game Night edition of the blog. So to kickoff the year and get the ball rolling we’ll start with short recap of the games played and a preview of what is coming up.

  • This week – nuthin (everybody was busy)
  • Last week – Dominion w/ all expansion sets
    • We got in 2 matches but I just couldn’t get the right mix of cards to drop.
  • 3 weeks ago – Wiz War!! This was a blast from the past. We had 6 people playing which was really fun. A few classic moments:
    • Matt, seeing that his treasures are in easy reach from both sides, moves his entire section of the board essentially stranding me on a single board cut off from everyone. Then teleports me across the entire game board. There is no quick way back.
    • Matt and Peter casting Slow Death and Reflection at each other early in the game. They both can see their fate coming fast.
    • EricN grabbing the early lead, dropping one treasure off and picking up a second. He is one turn away from winning with that “nuthin can stop me now” look in his eyes. I know he’s got some kind of defensive card like a reflection or shield. But hey, I’m loaded for bear and use my last number card to get within LOS. Then BAM, the ever so enjoyable combo of Sudden Death + Amplify. 20 points!! Then EricN throws out the Full Reflection thinking he’s still got it in the bag. But no, I pull out the Absorb, take his Full Reflection and watch the realization hit him that he’s dead.
    • But alas, no one is really paying attention to EricD and he quietly picks up and drops the 2nd treasure on his base. Game over. Good Play!

So what is up next? A long standing tradition that EricN started hosting… our anual Magic (MTG) tournament. Once a year around New Year’s the 5 core members of the gaming group get together for a sealed deck fight to the death slugfest. We start early afternoon and try to get 5 or 6 games in with points awarded for each match. The person with the most points at the end of the day wins the coveted trophy (we actually have a custom made trophy) that the winner gets to keep for the entire year along with bragging rights. I had the elustrious honor of being the 1st champion. But, alas, it has evaded me every year since. Even worse, Matt has won the last 2 years and is taunting everyone that he will have a Hat Trick when he wins again. I can assure you that ain’t gonna happen 🙂

Look for an update on the outcome of the tournament and I’ll post a picure of the trophy sitting on my desk back in it’s rightful home – heh heh.

until next time…



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