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Ron Graves
Works at MVT Canadian Bus, Inc.
Attended Simon Fraser University
Lives in Cloverdale, BC
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Damn. Was fortunate to see him play live a couple of times. Great showman and an amazing talent


BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89

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More sighs.
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Spent yesterday at the Fraser Valley #TableTopDay event in Abbotford, BC.  7 hours of game play.  Really a great event that was well attended.  Plenty of raffle prizes from awesome sponsors meant tons of folks went home with cool swag.  I even managed to snag a copy of Lords of Vegas in the raffle (I normally never win at raffles...) which I hear is a fun game and am looking forward to breaking out soon.

Started with High Society.  Had never played it before.  The guys were able to teach it in about 5 minutes and the table managed 2 games before packing it in.  A light bidding, money management game.  Sorry, no pictures.

Then the big game was 5 player Concordia.  I had seen a few positive reviews but had never played.  2 of the 5 players had played it before but it didn't take the rest of us too long to catch on.  Best thing about it is that you have one action on your turn...play a card from your hand.  I don't know what to compare it to, the game play felt familiar but i can't put my finger on what exactly except the end game scoring.  Definitely want to play again. 

Next was Revolution! which lucky for us was taught by a rep from Steve Jackson Games.  This was a neat, easy to learn game.  Strongarm, Blackmail or Bribe one or several members of the city to gain influence in various city regions.  Player with the most influence in any city region gets victory points for that location and the one with the best combination of turn generated points and end game influence will win.  

Last was 4 player game of the base game of Fleet.  I like the game but never do well.  That being the case,  I will keep playing  it anyway.  The licenses never seem to drop the way I want them to or I bid too much and don't leave enough cash on hand to build a decent card drawing engine.  it is an unforgiving game where you can screw yourself really early and never recover.
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Dang it, now I really want to play Concordia! I haven't got to try Germania/Britannia yet.
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Have to brag on this find. My wife was looking at a local online "garage sale" site where people post items for bid at prices generally starting at 1 to 5 dollars. Well, imagine our surprise when she saw THIS posted for a starting bid of one dollar. Our bid was the only one, so we are now the owners of Pandemic and Pandemic: On the Brink for $1.00 plus a 30 minute drive to pick up. Both complete and in hardly used condition.
Sweet!
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LOL +Evan Duly​ unfortunately there was just the one set.

Best part was that the woman made sure to ask if we would play it and was happy to hear that it was going to a good home that would treat it with the loving care it deserves. 
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Who can point me in the direction of a good F1 Fantasy league that I can run for about 6 participants locally?  I don't need an online one, just really need a good format for either a race by race draft or a season draft where players pick from a pool of drivers they draft at the beginning of the season.
 
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Well. Here's your answer.

I am the Locker Room Guy: http://youtu.be/feuNeJewzDo
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The NFL has now managed to the make the game of football one of replay minutia. This was clearly a catch to everyone but the rules police at NFL head office.
I am not a fan of the Cowboys and did not want to see them win this game, but I do hate to see a super slow motion replay cost a team what could have been a game winning play on call that is anything but objective. And the catch was outstanding.
‪#‎nfl‬ ‪#‎dezbryant‬ ‪#‎replay‬ ‪#‎cowboys‬ ‪#‎packers‬

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000456973/article/referee-dez-bryant-catch-incomplete-once-ball-hit-ground
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They wasn't crying last week so fuck'em.. They was popping shit after that Detroit game..
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Fun for the whole family. There are some really funny and many are perfect words for the definitions.
When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you may not like all of them, some of them are really clever combos that seem like they might actually be useful!
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Um, I call that "seeing a movie" and "eating".
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In related news, lawsuits that claimed reading books with a female protagonist and girls wearing scarves knitted by grandma inhibited christianity were also thrown out by the courts. 
Appeals court upholds ruling against lawsuit brought by family who claimed yoga promoted Hinduism and inhibited Christianity
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All of the face palm.
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Yeah. It’s pretty depressing, really.
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That’s truly awesome.
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Still learning here.  I have a question about "Sentinel" and shadow effects.  Player 1 declares he will not defend an enemy attack and player 2 uses the Sentinel trait to defend that enemy attack.  The shadow effect of the card revealed states that the defending player must raise his threat by 4 or if the attack is undefended, raise his threat by 8.

Does Player 1 raise his threat by 8 since he is the one being attacked but his characters are not actually defending the attack; thus the attack against that player is "undefended"?  Or does Player 1 just raise his threat by 4 since the attack is being defended, just not by him?  Or does player 2 raise his threat by 4 since he is the one defending?
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I think we're wrong.  It looks like the official response in this thread is what we're looking for: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/916359/sentinel-against-cave-troll

"If you use a character with Sentinel to defend an attack made against your friend, the target of the enemy's attack is still your friend. So any effects that target the defending player still target your friend."

Seems pretty clear.  I also found this thread: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1034205/sentinel-keyword and I liked where one poster said "I find it helps to think about the sentinel character as running over to block...".  That does make it easier to understand and remember for me.  You're loaning the blocker to the other player essentially, for the duration of that phase.

Hope that helps!  :)
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Gatorade – Sledge Hockey: http://youtu.be/9gsy9Som_xs
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Try to keep a lid on things
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Keeping a lid on things
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  • MVT Canadian Bus, Inc.
    Safety Manager, present
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Cloverdale, BC
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100 Mile House, BC
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Confessed D&D/Board Game player and Sports geek, watch and read SF/Fantasy TV/movies/books.  Drinker of fine Scotch as the opportunity presents itself.  Little known fact (about Scotch) is that the Scotch you are offered by a friend always tastes better than the one in your own collection.   

I love to laugh and besides my wife, kids and some co-workers, Billy Connelly, Monty Python and Lewis Black make me laugh most.  FYI, when South Park is on the money, it is freaking brilliant.  When it goes offside and misses, it is offensive as hell.  

You will probably see me singing in my car when the right song is on, and I do know I will never sing for a living but why let that stop me? 
                 

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Have worked professionally in one industry for 24 years (and counting) starting at an entry level position and progressing up to General Manager. Took a step back (my decision) in order to be able to live 5 minutes from work and still like what I do. Kids are both Tae Kwon Do Black Belts (one is 3rd degree, the other 2nd degree) and honour roll students.
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Kinesiology, 1988
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