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Post  Lizzy Wed 16 Sep 2015, 23:16

Gary and I will be there. Both meat eaters.

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Post  Evilevan Thu 17 Sep 2015, 16:15

Vegetarian. +0

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Post  Kes Thu 17 Sep 2015, 16:22

Dunno if Kirsten will still be here. Hopefully. Obviously I'll be there
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Post  steveygee Thu 17 Sep 2015, 16:50

I will be there, the attendance of Jen depends on finding somewhere to put the kids. we both eat meat.
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Post  Aneurin Thu 17 Sep 2015, 16:57

Erm... the Tuesday 8th has had 2 more votes... doh... Presume everyone can make that date?
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Post  Evilevan Thu 17 Sep 2015, 21:22

Aneurin wrote:Erm... the Tuesday 8th has had 2 more votes... doh... Presume everyone can make that date?

Yes.... but if you closed the voting when it said the 15th - how did the 8th get more votes? Shocked
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Post  DaveB Thu 17 Sep 2015, 21:25

Aneurin wrote:Erm... the Tuesday 8th has had 2 more votes... doh... Presume everyone can make that date?

What Evan said Wink either date is fine for us
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Post  Lizzy Fri 18 Sep 2015, 10:22

Kes wrote:Dunno if Kirsten will still be here. Hopefully.

*violins*

The dates are equal again! I'm ok with either, but we should stick to one.
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Post  karl_b Mon 21 Sep 2015, 08:48

Me +0, Jess can't commit this far off!
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Post  Aneurin Mon 21 Sep 2015, 10:34

Poll results finalised - So Tues 15th December (I'll book that with Ash today) for a buffet.
Need number people... Thanks to those that have already come forward.
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Post  Scott_Fryer Mon 21 Sep 2015, 17:08

Im good for Tues 15th, just me, and I'll eat owt.
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Post  Polly Jayne Mon 21 Sep 2015, 23:28

I'm coming, and so is Beardy Tom :-)

Both generally omnivorous.

What time on the 15th?
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Post  Aneurin Mon 21 Sep 2015, 23:46

Polly Jayne wrote:I'm coming, and so is Beardy Tom :-)

Both generally omnivorous.

What time on the 15th?

Usual time 7pm... Competitions to be decided
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Post  TheCat Fri 16 Oct 2015, 19:19

OK with both dates.

+1 because I can devour food for 2.




BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Post  Aneurin Sat 17 Oct 2015, 16:02

I can't work out if you are being serious? Telling us your are pregnant? Anyway - need your names so I can add you to the list...
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Post  karl_b Sat 17 Oct 2015, 21:03

Someone remind me to remind Aneurin to remind Ash about the Christmas do on Tuesday, will ya? Ta!
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Post  Ste Sat 17 Oct 2015, 22:10

I'm gonna have to demote myself to a maybe. Turns out the work Xmas party is on the same day (Who the hell has a work do on a Tuesday?) anyway I'll probably be going to that...assuming I'm still working there by then...
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Post  karl_b Tue 20 Oct 2015, 23:01

All, Aneurin has used £50 of the club kitty as a deposit to book the University Arms for Tuesday 15th December. I'll leave it to him to confirm cost, payment arrangements, etc and get straight to the important bit...

...what game shall we run as a tournament on the night? The past few years we've had a whole evening PitchCar tournament with various knockout rounds leading to a final and eventual winner, with prizes for the top three (your club membership fee in action!). I think it's always worked really well, it's simple, creates a fairly equal playing field, lends itself brilliantly to a tournament and is a really good spectator game. I'd happily keep it an annual tradition but what do other people think? King of Tokyo was suggested last year as an alternative, I think that would be great but is perhaps less fun to watch once knocked out.
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Post  TheCat Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:27

Aneurin wrote:I can't work out if you are being serious? Telling us your are pregnant? Anyway - need your names so I can add you to the list...

I am serious.

Put Nicole down and the half brother Gareth.

Thank you Good Sir.

Star Realms tournament. Lizzy would have us all for breakfast.
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Post  DaveB Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:33

karl_b wrote:...what game shall we run as a tournament on the night? The past few years we've had a whole evening PitchCar tournament with various knockout rounds leading to a final and eventual winner, with prizes for the top three (your club membership fee in action!). I think it's always worked really well, it's simple, creates a fairly equal playing field, lends itself brilliantly to a tournament and is a really good spectator game. I'd happily keep it an annual tradition but what do other people think? King of Tokyo was suggested last year as an alternative, I think that would be great but is perhaps less fun to watch once knocked out.

Personally I wouldn't be all that keen on King of Tokyo - as you rightly say its not nearly so interesting from a spectator point of view...

I was lobbying for La Boca last year which I still think would work well but I don't remember it being a massively popular suggestion, so on balance I'd probably vote for PitchCar
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Post  paulyg Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:34

karl_b wrote:...what game shall we run as a tournament on the night? The past few years we've had a whole evening PitchCar tournament with various knockout rounds leading to a final and eventual winner, with prizes for the top three (your club membership fee in action!). I think it's always worked really well, it's simple, creates a fairly equal playing field, lends itself brilliantly to a tournament and is a really good spectator game. I'd happily keep it an annual tradition but what do other people think? King of Tokyo was suggested last year as an alternative, I think that would be great but is perhaps less fun to watch once knocked out.
I think Pitch Car works really well. If not that, then I think another shortish dexterity game could also be good - simple, level playing field and fun are all important. I haven't got any to offer at the moment, but I should have Click Clack Lumberjack arriving in the next few weeks which looks like it could potentially fall into the same category (but I don't know if we have any other copies?)

And, not as a tournament game, but as an additional fun 'Christmas activity' it might be nice to see if we could have a big game of Two Rooms & A Boom? I think someone has the print n play?
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Post  paulyg Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:37

DaveB wrote:I was lobbying for La Boca last year which I still think would work well but I don't remember it being a massively popular suggestion, so on balance I'd probably vote for PitchCar
Oooh, La Boca is a good shout (even though I'm terrible at it). Definitely simple and has some of the same spectator draw (not to mention tongue-biting as you want to shout 'OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED TO MOVE THE RED BIT TO THE RIGHT AND HIDE IT UNDER THE YELLOW'). I think we have a few copies between us too. Only problem I can see is that you'd end up with a winning 'team' of 2. Game of Twilight Struggle to separate winner & runner-up? ;-)
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Post  Lizzy Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:48

I still think Pitchcar makes the most sense for the christmas party.

A King of Tokyo tournament would be great fun though, or indeed La Boca. I think it'd be cool to do tournaments every so often, but it doesn't need to be christmas to do that.
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Post  Lizzy Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:48

Paulyg, any tournaments in the event listing for Paulygcon?
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Post  DaveB Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:49

PaulG wrote:
DaveB wrote:I was lobbying for La Boca last year which I still think would work well but I don't remember it being a massively popular suggestion, so on balance I'd probably vote for PitchCar
Oooh, La Boca is a good shout (even though I'm terrible at it). Definitely simple and has some of the same spectator draw (not to mention tongue-biting as you want to shout 'OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED TO MOVE THE RED BIT TO THE RIGHT AND HIDE IT UNDER THE YELLOW'). I think we have a few copies between us too. Only problem I can see is that you'd end up with a winning 'team' of 2. Game of Twilight Struggle to separate winner & runner-up? ;-)

Um... what? I've never seen a draw in La Boca...
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Post  paulyg Fri 23 Oct 2015, 12:50

Lizzy wrote:Paulyg, any tournaments in the event listing for Paulygcon?
Not yet... Want to organise one???
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