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Location, NESFA, Dominion

The clubhouse of the New England SF Association is about a mile from me, and thus further from T stops. I did not know of or plan this, but it's convenient. A mile along the steep hill of Lowell street, mind you; I got my aerobics for the night. I went to the Wednesday meeting, got reminded of the Latin American businesses in the middle of Somerville, chatted, looked at the rather large library, saw their reprint collection, saw a bunch of people either older than me or kids, and played a couple games of Dominion, both of which I won.

First: 25 to I don't know (x2) to negative. I got City + 2 Mountebank combos more than once, giving me buying power and everyone else curses and diluted decks. Also got a bunch of Silver, and Expand cards, which upgraded Estates to Duchies and a Duchy to a Province. Everyone else was buying Watchtowers, which helped defend a bit, but didn't accelerate. We were playing Prosperity, but no one had the power to get Platinum or Colony, though I'd probably have Expanded to a Colony had the game gone longer.

Second game was closer, 33 to 30 to 26. I didn't buy any Mountebanks, but did buy Thief, which helped steal some silver and gold. A bunch of Lighthouses, though I still had 5 Curses at the end from the other Mountebanks. First card was a Monument, and I ended up with 8 VP chips from Monuments. Tactician + Vault + Shantytowns proved a good combination, Tribute a nice bonus.

NESFA has Rosemary Kirstein! I've never seen copies of her books before.

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martianmooncrab
Mar. 24th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)
Rosemary Kirstein!

I like her books.. a joy to read.
heron61
Mar. 24th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
Rosemary Kirstein's work is excellent and wonderful - if also frustrating because the next book in the series shows no hint of being released anytime soon.
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