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Going through this list brings gives me a feel of nostalgia as I remember many of them growing up. I had an Atari 2600. Many friends had the Commodore 64. The Sony Walkman made music portable for people. I am old enough to actually own a black and white TV.

The iPhone tops the list and is well deserved. It certainly changed the phone industry. It merged many different technologies and components into one simple package.
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My friends and I were at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this past weekend. We participated in an epic Adventures League event. I was awesome! Over a dozen tables participated in an event where everyone play a part in the overall story line.

There were 3 tiers of groups divided by level. The top tier has to defeat a dragon. The other tiers undergo adventures to assist those players. Also, all tiers complete quests to help each other. Our table found some item that can help out another table advance in their quests. There was also a subboss villain that moves from table to table. One of our guys also chased him and joined another table for a bit.

In the end, we as a whole event managed to achieve enough victory points to succeed. The dragon was defeated. Two groups managed to get the item to help defeat the dragon. Our group was one of them, but another just got there ahead of us.

I would like to thank DT (don't know his full name) for organising this event. It was the best D&D event I have ever played in my 3 decades of playing this game. I look forward to participating in something like this again.
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This hasn't happened to me in a while. I have been turning off the notifications for each game when it happened.
 
Damn straight. Don't wanna play no damn Candy crush!! 
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I am finding that the speedometer keeps appearing on its own. I would turn it off and then sometime later, it would appear again. Anyone else having this issue?
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It seems to be fixed now.
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Did a solo run through of 1812 intro scenario. The Canadians successfully repelled the US invasion.
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+Brian Hevlin There are no trains in this game.  This is a game about the war of 1812 where the US invaded Canada.  US units are the blue and white cubes.  The Canadian units are the red, yellow and green units.
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When I was at Emerald City Comicon last week, the DM said that I could download the adventures and play my own home game.  I didn't get an opportunity to clarify if it meant that if I did run my own home game if it would still be considered an official Adventurers League event.  Would my players be able to use those characters in other official Adventure League events?
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Oh okay sure. Remember the adventures scaled too, so a 3 player party under tier would be 'very weak'
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My friends and I were at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this past weekend. We participated in an epic Adventures League event. I was awesome! Over a dozen tables participated in an event where everyone play a part in the overall story line.

There were 3 tiers of groups divided by level. The top tier has to defeat a dragon. The other tiers undergo adventures to assist those players. Also, all tiers complete quests to help each other. Our table found some item that can help out another table advance in their quests. There was also a subboss villain that moves from table to table. One of our guys also chased him and joined another table for a bit.

In the end, we as a whole event managed to achieve enough victory points to succeed. The dragon was defeated. Two groups managed to get the item to help defeat the dragon. Our group was one of them, but another just got there ahead of us.

I would like to thank DT (don't know his full name) for organising this event. It was the best D&D event I have ever played in my 3 decades of playing this game. I look forward to participating in something like this again.
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Congrats on a successful epic!  I played it last month at a con and had a ton of fun with it, as well.  Huge props to Will Doyle when he isn't using Yetis to throw adventurers over cliffs!
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Played 1812 with +Ron Graves. The US triumphs over Canada 3-2.
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+Ron Graves You're very welcome.  I'll help you find some more Saturday courses that your wife can take.  :)

I had a lot of fun as well.  It has some interesting mechanics similar to Axis & Allies and Memoire '44 with the simplicity of Risk.  I was a bit worried about the game length, but it only took less than 2 and a half hours which is about my liking for a game such as this.

I have written a review on BGG here:  https://boardgamegeek.com/article/22292085
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I would actually like to hear their reasons why they ban firearms.
 
The republican party should reap what they sow. I signed it and sharing it.
A new Change.org petition is currently circulating demanding that the Quicken Loans arena, site of the 2016 RNC, allow the open carry of firearms. The convention will be held in Ohio, which is an “open-carry” state, but the venue itself strictly forbids the carry of firearms on premises. According to the petition, the gun ban is a “direct affront to the Second Amendment and puts all attendees at risk”: As the National Rifle Association has mad...
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