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  • Does that mean we have to call him Grandpa Dave from now on??? Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 22:37:42 +0100 Subject: Fwd: update on my situation From: bobroscow@^$1 To: bobroscow@^$2 Hi all, news from DaveB : things went well and he has a granddaughter! Bob ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: David Bullions < davebullions@^$3 > Date: Fri, May 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM Subject: update...
    Keith Dowsett May 1, 2009
  • I don't know how many of you know that the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) starts up today, but I saw this and enjoyed it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j50ZssEojtM Try Facebook in Windows Live Messenger! Try it Now!
    Keith Dowsett Sep 10, 2008
  • Keiths idle thought about six player team games. a) As was discussed before it's the lowest scoring team member that counts for the team score. b) at the end of each round the two lowest scoring players discover who their team mates are, but aren't allowed to reveal it except by their play. So a runaway leader will handicap your team because he won't know which of the lower...
    Keith Dowsett Jun 17, 2008
  • I've just read on the web that Gary Gygax has failed a saving throw and is no longer with us. I'm sure I'm not the only member who has spent many hours playing D&D using the books he wrote. Keith. Sounds like? How many syllables? Guess and win prizes with Search Charades!
    Keith Dowsett Mar 4, 2008
  • I do have a copy of Roads and Boats so that's definitely an option, providing Bob isn't too worried about us finishing on time. I'll be playing TI3 tomorrow, but I'll bring it along next time I'm around for a regular session. Keith.
    dowsell2 Feb 2, 2008
  • A: Like to try: Roads and Boats Agricola (before the Engilsh version comes out) Age of Empires III Imperial Samurai B: Not played for ages Euphrat and Tigris Escape from Colditz Formula De I have copies of several of these games and just need to find time and people to play them. Keith.
    dowsell2 Feb 1, 2008
  • Hmm, I'm not sure about this mechanism. The problem is that it favours those people who play frequently, even if they don't do well. If one player finishes third three times they may end up with a better rating than the player who finished first, but wasn't able to attend for a few weeks. I'd suggest ranking players on their average position. Clearly this doesn't adjust for first...
    Keith Dowsett Dec 17, 2007
  • Hi Neil, I think the disadvantage could also be ameliorated by allowing placement by sea in much the same way as for the colonies. So a navy in the mediteranean could deliver armies to any bordering region. I'd suggest this is much more in keeping with the design of the game than armies appearing from nowhere... Just a thought, Keith...
    Keith Dowsett Sep 11, 2007
  • For those that are interested, I worked out the odds for SoE combat... Offset Win Draw Lose ----------------------------------------------------------- 0 40.12% 19.75% 40.12% +1 59.88% 16.98% 23.15% +2 76.85% 11.73% 11.42% +3 88.58% 7.10% 4.32% +4 95.68% 3.40% 0.93% +5 99.07% 0.93% 0.00% +6 100% Enjoy, Keith. _________________________________________________________________ The...
    Keith Dowsett Sep 9, 2007
  • Hi George, Here's my suggestions... Hare and Tortoise: some basic arithmetic, and a very important gaming skill - planning ahead Scrabble: vocabulary, spelling and arithmetic (with a suitable handicap for the adults) Suppenkasper: A bit of arithmetic and lots of jokes about fat people!! Alles im Eimer: Simple arithmetic and lots of entertainment. Risk: Learning where Kamchatka is...
    Keith Dowsett Aug 20, 2007