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January 9th, 2002
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I got taken to a weekly gaming event for the first time, and I had a lot of fun. The people there were pleasant, and I had a good time playing some new games. I played Klunkers, Zero, and Tichu (which I had played once before). Klunkers is a nice, quick game with a lot of luck. Definitely worth considering adding to my collection, especially for only $10. Zero is a nice little card game, similar in some ways to Target. It also goes pretty quickly. Tichu is a bit more complex than either of those games. It's more like a traditional trick-taking game, and it can actually be polayed with a regular 52-card deck plus 4 special cards. A full game of it to 1000 points lasted quite a while last night, so I was able to pick up some of the strategies again; the last time I played it was something like 6-8 months ago, and I played one full game and part of another. People said that I played well, even though I was a beginner. Of course, there is much card-playing in my genes, so I think I can pick those kind of games up relatively easily. Tichu is more complicated than Euchre, which I played way too much of in high school (and was very good at). It gives me hope that I might be good at Bridge, if I can ever find a group to learn with.

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From:rosefox
Date:January 9th, 2002 06:45 am (UTC)
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Wow. I think I'm in love.

Don't mind me, I'm just a random LJer (though we actually do have a friend in common--hello, treacle_well!) who just moved in with people who haven't played anything more complicated than Go Fish since they were kids. I have thirty-odd decks of cards, a tremendous fondness for word games (which is how I was pointed to your journal in the first place) and dice and cards and numbers and puzzles and and and, and no one to play with. Well, except zyxwvut, but he's all the way over on the other side of the Bay. So I shall sit here and vicariously game through your journal. *) Hope you don't mind.
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From:queue
Date:January 9th, 2002 09:46 am (UTC)
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Heya. I think I remember seeing your posts in ap when I used to lurk there. But it was too much work to even try to keep up.

Speaking of word games, I'm having a word game night at my place on Friday. (ugh, I really should get the invite out). You are welcome to attend if you want to fly in ;-) Anyone local please feel free to attend, even if you don't get an invite (it's going out to a few lists, but I know that I have friends who aren't on those lists). Email me asking for directions.

I should probably make an entry about this instead of just burying it in a comment. I guess I'll do that when I sent out the invites.
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From:cthulhia
Date:January 9th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC)

and me, you have me in common!

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and see the shirt in my stolen-from-rothko icon? A couple of Very Similar Shirts will be in the mail as soon as I log off and walk down to the post office.
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From:rosefox
Date:January 10th, 2002 12:51 am (UTC)

Re: and me, you have me in common!

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Woo! Shirts!

And I've known rothko since I was 15. Small damn world.
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From:cthulhia
Date:January 10th, 2002 04:11 am (UTC)

I should point out...

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that I cannot recall ever meeting Rothko, although she frequents Davis Square places and events, so I probably have. I saw her reply to someone else and it was the first time I'd seen an online photo of someone wearing the shirt. I saved the icon in case she all of a sudden deleted her journal.
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From:rosefox
Date:January 13th, 2002 04:44 am (UTC)

Re: I should point out...

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I don't think she and I have ever met in person, but we shared a BBS long ago and far away, along with a whole bunch of people who are also on LJ now. (My past life is coming back to haunt me! Eek!)
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