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Did my first Periscope Q&A session for the MET program. Did not go well, but I'm heartened for the possibilities in the future.
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Played a new game yesterday, called Trickerion.

Worker placement, role management, some resource gathering.

As you can see, a very busy board.

Anybody played it? I'm not sure what to make of it. It seemed to be over just when we were starting to get going.

Also, final score was 47-40, but the score track goes very high. I'm wondering if we're missing a fine point. I retread the rules, and I think we got them right, but maybe something strategic?
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I have only played the base game so far, and I can see that the advanced game will add a lot to the game and am looking forward to it. It's a beautiful game, I like the resource management and all the choices and the theme.
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Full Firefly, with all the expansions. And my first win!

What an incredible amount of table space
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+Craig Payne That is the playmat. It is really awesome. Too bad they missed the chance to shrink it down just a little bit. But oh well.

And yes, they do use movie content as well as the series. I think pretty much everything is from the show or movie, though. Other than maybe the newer ships (I think Jetwash is from the comics).
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Definitely used all these and more.
 
Hit that +1 if you've used one of these before and reshare if you've used all.
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This is a great game. Highly recommended.
 
San Juan is currently 37% off at $21.89 (FS with Prime, MSRP $34.99) A 2-4 player card game that takes about 60 minutes to play and is based off the Award Winning Puerto Rico game.

Store Link: http://goo.gl/cTbMJi
BGG Rated: 7.3 BGG Link: https://goo.gl/KI7z5d
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Looking at my 2015 stats and removing all of the ones that I have only played online (either on iOS or Boardgame Arena), I still played 81 different board games.

Not a bad year!
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Anybody interested in a 4-player game of Castles of Burgundy on Boiteajeux.net? Me and +Robert Schlumpberger want to get one going.

It will be asynchronous, so hopefully at least a turn a day, maybe a couple of turns depending on how your day goes.

If you are, post your username from over there and I'll include you in the invite.

Incidentally, if there are any other games on there that you'd like to play async, I'm always up for learning something!

http://www.boiteajeux.net/index.php

Not sure what category to put this under, so please feel free to move it if it's in the wrong place.

Thanks!
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+Randolph Jansen   I've played several assorted games on this site with many different people.  Most players will take 1 turn per day, sometime more.  Unless otherwise stipulated up front when creating the game, the expectation is generally 1 turn per day. Most games last 10 days or more.
The site has a worldwide player base, you can often be in games with people 8 or more time zones away which makes playing multiple turns in a day unlikely as turn order plays a big part.
You can try to set up 'live' games.  You will want to know that the people you are playing with can stay online for the duration.
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I haven't explored the new Google+ layout much yet, so maybe I can change this.

But there seems to be a ton of wasted space on the screen.
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Somebody deserves to get kicked...or slapped!
 
An alarm clock for those of you who have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. 
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Good day of gaming on Sunday.

Played some Legendary (not pictured) mixing everything (including Villains) up through Secret Wars. Was a really disconnected deck, but SHIELD managed to stop Dr Strange from crushing Hydra (why they would do that is unexplained).

Then some 3-player Roll for the Galaxy (also not pictured). I managed a win getting a bunch of planets that provided red dice and then the development that gave me 2 VP for every 3 red dice I had.

Then 3-player Valley of the Kings. I love this little deckbuilder. Won that against two newbies.

Finally, some 3-player Machi Koro, with both expansions. I had an early lead but that Park cleared me out and engineered the win for one of the newbies.

Great day!
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Played our new acquisition, Subdivision, last night.

This is a pretty good game. Kind of fiddly, especially in the scoring of zone tiles with road access.

Not as good as Suburbia, but I still recommend it. Especially at a good price (one of our FLGS had it on clearance for $40 CDN.)
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+Neil Robinson That's a quality guarantee on which you can rely.
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I'm getting really intrigued by Periscope, especially for professional uses.

Trying to figure out some good uses of it for educational programs (as an administrator, as I can already see some great possibilities for using it academically).

Good: real-time interaction and can answer questions quickly.

Bad: Video only lasts 24 hours so no way to keep archived for future questioners.

Haven't really gone beyond that, but was interested in other thoughts you might have.
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  • Iowa State University
    History, 1988 - 1992
  • Davenport West High School
    1985 - 1988
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Senior Program Assistant for the Master of Educational Technology program at UBC. Also an avid Xbox gamer, reader of SF and History, and social media fan (though not expert). Political conservative.
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I work at the University of British Columbia as a Senior Program Assistant for the Master of Educational Technology.
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  • University of British Columbia
    Senior Program Assistant, 1999 - present
  • Chase Manhattan Mortgage - Seattle
    Temp - Basically ran mailroom, 1997 - 1998
  • Waldenbooks
    Bookseller/Asst Mngr, 1992 - 1997
  • Landata
    Data Entry, 1992 - 1995
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