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  • George Young
    Dec 14, 2007
      Hi Bob,
      I think this is a great idea and one that I would very much like to
      see happen. Keeping the league games we play to a minimum is the only
      way to make sure that each games gets a good amount of sessions per
      year. Also maybe keep the timeframe for any game in this league within
      3 hours which offers flexibility within the LBGC sessions.

      Just so you know I voted on Perikles. Not because I played at the club
      as I was unfortunately in the US, but because I have played the game
      in the past and once with Martin Wallace at a convention when the game
      was first released. Its a superb game which rates as one of his very
      best alongside Age of Steam and Liberte in my mind.

      Just another idea would be to run a Formula De League, play once every
      2 Months about 6 sessions per year on different tracks with some
      changes to the rules that meet LBGC interests. The League could be
      based on Driver and Constructed points. This would allow everyone in
      the club to join the game and build points for their Driver and Team.
      As players come and go they would be assigned to a given team which
      would allow some consistency to the constructed points. Something we
      could all discuss at future sessions.

      Liberté (3-6 Players) covers part of the French Revolution which is
      played in 4 turns, each turn is a variable number of rounds followed
      by an election to see if the Radicals, Moderates or Royalists becomes
      the government.

      BoardGameGeek listing - http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2507

      Seasons Greetings to you all....


      --- In lbgc@..., "Founder." <bobroscow@...> wrote:
      > I've been on the look-out for a game that we could elevate into a
      > game that we at LBGC play fairly often and can have a league and
      > ratings on.
      > It would be an extra bit of cement, ongoing, and could raise the
      > importance of this site for our members, as the place where the
      > league-table sits.
      > I've deliberately avoided any kind of "overall" league-table across
      > all games we play. People come and go, leaving London etc. And the
      > games are so various, some with more skill and some with more luck.
      > And your approach to each game varies - try hard or just play for
      > fun and excitement.
      > So, I STILL don't want us to create a table or record across various
      > games.
      > But doing so on just one or two games could be fun, valid, and
      > interesting.
      > I was looking out for one. Perikles has come along, which the 6 of
      > us who have played it seem to like a lot. I suspect we will play it
      > fairly often ...
      > So, let's start a league-table, ongoing, just for Perikles? It
      > doesn't matter that we won't play it EVERY session. The ongoing
      > league table can be slow-burn, only slowly added to, a long-term
      > thing, as a background interest, ongoing, for us just meeting up and
      > playing what's on the table.
      > My mind is buzzing with formulae for keeping track of it and working
      > out a table that gets updated (here). Gimme 30 mins, and a separate
      > post.
      > But Perikles need not be the ONLY "league table" ... It would be nice
      > to have several players topping different charts, across a variety of
      > games. But not TOO many; and it had better be a game we will play
      > more than once or twice per year ...
      > OK, I'm about to go away and invent a points system and league table
      > for Perikles. I'll post it when I think I've cracked it.
      > Meanwhile, should we accompany it with one OTHER game-league-table?
      > So that Perikles is not is not the ONLY one, no special status?
      > An obvious candidate would be ... er ... Team RoboRally? We play it
      > quite often. It's a fun icebreaker, full of hilarity, not serious.
      > This might be the ideal counterbalance to Perikles, because there are
      > huge slices of luck as to whether you achieve a win, via your team,
      > even after you screwed up or got unlucky and were scrapped and out of
      > the game ... It still might be fun to total and report who has won
      > (been on the winning team) more often? Just for fun and banter.
      > Bob
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