not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

Game Day

With three different people coming in from out of town, a long day of gaming was held. I went a little late, saw the end of Cities & Knights, played Dragon's Gold and Quo Vadis, got crushed horribly at both. (In Dragon's Gold, two people were close for 1st and 2nd, two people were close for 3rd and 4th, and I trailed far far behind. I think I made some transaction errors, but basically it never seemed like I was able to go after anything I wanted; I had to go after dragons with hidden treasure. I was also annoyed when, for the final dragon, who had absolutely no treasure and we just had to play for completeness, both of the other two players chose to steal from me, despite my being in last place. Whatever. In Quo Vadis, I finished with like 1/2 or 2/3 the points of the leader, while the other two losers were within a point or two.)

Then I came back with a brtually crushing victory at six-player Carcasonne with expansion. Three people were going for an insanely large city with cloister, and I was planning on trying to play something to mess them up, but the piece I drew wouldn't let me. It would let me possibly horn in on the action, so I did. Eventually, the four of us each scored 45 points. Then I horned in on another catherdral'd city with one person who wasn't one of those four, and got 21 points from that. Combined with surprisingly wide-reaching farms, and a fairly lucky draw (although admittedly I had been watching for it for a while), that was enough to crush, despite the fact that the cloisters got distributed 3-2-1 to the other three people who were in on the 45 point city. I finished with around 140 points; sixth place had 46 points.
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