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Hotlanta

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Yes, it is hot. But not terrible. Hey, 95% of the day we’re in the airconditioned meeting rooms. 
 
More highlight pictures below…
 Early gatherers.  A cool little German "Mouse" game called "Burg Appenzell" where you slide stuff about in a multi-layered board.  Got to be a good game when you come in last and still say "oooh, I need this one!"  One of several games of Zendo.  This one was one of the bigger ones. Learning Notre Dame.  Daytona 500, a race game that’s kind of old but still great.  A fifty year old Parker Brother’s game called Astron, that was just fabulous!  The board scrolled past under the pieces which sat on a transparent layer of plastic.  Viva Pampolona, a game about bull fighting.
 
Missing are pictures of the barbeque place we hit for lunch.  Did you know Mac and Cheese is a vegetable?  Yeah, it’s a bit different down here…
 
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June 21, 2007 at 9:48 pm

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Oasis

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Big vacation time.  Oasis of Fun in Atlanta Georga.  It’s an invitation only gaming convention.  This year I got an invite by virtue of my friend and fellow pod-caster Doug Garrett.  So, fly to Atlanta with no expectations, for four days of gaming, and whatever I can eek out about local culture, food, and experiences. 
 
Weird to travel on a vacation without either Debbie or Justin.  Kind of lonely.  But still kind of exciting.  Deb and I paired up and got married so early in life I really didn’t take many "single" vacations.  Pictures below: Delta Airlines line.  Doug and Shelley.  Hansa variant board (my first game!), Dale and "Risk Express". Doug teaches R-Eco (one of my favorite games… that I don’t own!)
 

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June 21, 2007 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Games