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Gathering of Engineers

Ludographic considerations from the Silicon Forest

Friday, February 17, 2006

Burndown Update, The Auction Game

Time for an update on my burndown chart for unplayed games.  I think I found a better way to graph this by using a technique often adopted by Scrum teams to indicate overall scope – capture the total amount of games knocked off in addition to the split between played and unplayed games.  Looking at the graph below, if you look at the top line you’ll see that there are a total of about 83 games for me to knock off this year, and as of tonight I’ve played seven of them.

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At this trajectory, it seems unlikely I’ll get even close to finishing by the end of the year.  I’m picking off some of the easier ones, such as Rolit, Yahtzee Deluxe Poker, and Ido, but I’ve got some much longer games that will be more difficult to get out and play still in the queue.  Time to consider reducing scope.

As Doug mentioned, Rainy Day Games will be hosting an auction on February 25 at 3pm.  I’m getting more aggressive about auctioning some games unlikely to be played again (though nowhere near as aggressive as Dave and Doug).  My goal is to make enough to purchase a copy of Descent.  I’ll have some decent titles up for auction, including Doom, Formula De Mini, and Quicksand.  The challenge, of course, will be to not pick up a bunch of games at the auction that will persist on my unplayed list this year.  That reminds me… I need to grab Outdoor Survival for the auction too.  I was duly warned about even trying that one.

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