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Avram Grumer
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Played a couple more solo games of Pandemic: The Cure, one with two characters and one with three. Won the second one. The game feels easier with more players/characters; possibly the number of starting infection dice should be tweaked to compensate. 
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I recently got a copy of The Builders: Middle Ages, a neat little worker-placement game. Today was my first time playing it, and we just had two players. I lucked out and got the opportunity to build a machine on the first round, then parlayed my early advantage into a decisive victory. I like this game, but I’d like to try it with more players. I also wonder about the title. Is there a series of “The Builders” games? 
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144553/builders-middle-ages

(Oh, wait, yes, there is a series: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/176865/builders-antiquity)
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Great game, and I use the cards / money for the Town phase of Torchbearer RPG!
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Anyone running a modern-day fantasy campaign and looking for ideas, check out the ActuallyUrbanFantasy hashtag on Twitter right now. 
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Sentinels of the Multiverse, a cooperative superhero game. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/102652/sentinels-multiverse
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Mysterium, a cooperative game, sort of a combination of Clue and Dixithttp://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/113997/mysterium
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I’m not sure what edition this was. I didn’t get a close look at the rules, and the person who owned the game had stuffed the pieces into another game’s box to make it easier to cart the two games around. But I think I saw some weird lettering on the rulebook, so maybe that was Russian. 
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Best thing I’ve seen all week. 
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Great editing. 
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My copy of Pandemic: The Cure arrived today, so I tried playing it solo, using the Specialist and Medic characters. As you can (blurrily) see below, it didn’t go too well. Fun, though. 
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Played two games of King of Tokyo at the NerdNYC boardgame night. I’ve been wanting to play this for a long while, and it was great! We played one game with the basic rules plus the Halloween expansion, and then for the second game we added in the Power Up! expansion. 
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/70323/king-tokyo
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Definitely more fun with the Power Up expansion.
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Boss Monster. Build a dungeon, slay heroes. I would probably have won this if I'd remembered to use my spells. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/131835/boss-monster-dungeon-building-card-game
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I just tried the Android version this afternoon. It was too hard to tell what the room types were (trap, monster, etc), which lost me an opportunity to build an advanced room. 
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Roll for the Galaxy. I’d played Race for the Galaxy a bunch of times, but this was my first time with _Roll. Fun, even though I messed up my first turn and never quite got any traction. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/132531/roll-galaxy
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They are both excellent in their own ways. You can own and play both no problem. One does not 'replace' the other.
I like Race for its depth and transportability. I Love Roll for its chunky cardboard tiles, pastel dice and subtle nuanced gameplay.

Both are awesome!
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Space Cadets: Dice Duel, a tense real-time space combat game. http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/142079/space-cadets-dice-duel
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just got this yesterday... love Escape... can't wait for this one to arrive!
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…More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now, Smasher! now, Crusher! now Fearsome and Frightening!
On, Terror! on, Torture! on, Thunder and Lightning!
By the fire of the sun! By the cold of the tomb!
The world will soon reckon the triumph of Doom!” 
 
Points go to the cosplayer who found the weirdest but most Christmas relevant character to dress up as.
The second crazy and pat on the back goes to CaptCash who took this Santa Doctor Doom costume and cosplayed it.
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Education
  • Kinneret Day School
    1972 - 1980
  • Bronx High School of Science
    1980 - 1984
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    1984 - 1987
  • School of Visual Arts
    1987 - 1992
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