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Gathering of Engineers

Ludographic considerations from the Silicon Forest

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Very Short Week

Sorry guys... nothing much from me this week. All keyed up for our trip to Vegas (we leave in 15 hours - woohoo!) and don't really have anything prepared.

I was going to make some comments on the controversial Essence of Euro-Style Games essay published a few days ago by Lewis Pulsipher (designer of Brittania, among others) and how it relates to my eurogames vs. wargames post a few months back. It's a topic I've been meaning to return to, but now I'm not entirely sure I want to tread on those waters. If you're on the spielfrieks mailing list, you know exactly what I mean. Next week is Question of the Month week, so I'll save it for later.

For now, I just have the following quote about that article: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." (Inigo Montoya, Princess Bride.)

I also have a comment about the local auction KC blogged about on Saturday. Let's just say it's not the most monetarily efficient means for disposing of unwanted games. (I sold 7 games, all but one in print and 3 of them in shrinkwrap, for a total of $45.) And I've got about 23 suggestions on how it could be better run.

I'll be writing next week's column in a post-Vegas haze, so I have no idea what you'll get :) (Anybody know of any decent game shops down there? Can't hurt to take a look.)


  • At 8:41 PM, Blogger Chris Brooks said…

    This thread on BGG is worth checking out re: the auction:


  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger Eric said…

    Made my addition.

    They want to run another auction in September, but unless they've stated they're changing the way things are run, I won't be selling anything and will only think about buying if there's more appetizing selections.


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