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Ok folks,

Scurra and Zaiga have joined our BGDF staff! Both will be hosting Thursday night 'Eurocentric' timed chats! Gentlemen, you may discuss how you want to divide up the hosting duties here or you may do it via private message.

FYI - Here are the results of the poll.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

    - Use the submit news link in the system menu to add information about upcoming chats. Either I, Hpox or Fastlearner will approve these news items as soon as possible.
    - Try to have a topic if possible. I think it adds a lot of validity to the chats and helps us keep on track. Otherwise it's just a regular chat room.
    - Try to post the news item at least a day in advance if possible. If you want, you may advertise the chats elsewhere on the net (Fastlearner does this on Spielfreaks and I think it is very effective).

That's about it! Reply back if you have questions and I will do my best to answer them. You guys can start whenever you feel ready.

Thanks again!
-Darke

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Welcome Scurra & Zaiga

OK, Zaiga and I have exchanged a couple of messages about this now (although not about things like start times yet!)

What I'm proposing is that we approach the design process from the other side by taking a specific game and looking at how issues like mechanics, player interaction, rules complexity and so on have been addressed by the designer. This seemed like an interesting counterpoint to the regular chats.

That way we can tell people what game we'll be discussing, it gives the mod a bit of a chance to do some homework :), and it ought to allow people who haven't played the game to get a bit of an idea about it too.

Anyway, there's the pitch - what do you guys think?

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Great!

Scurra wrote:

What I'm proposing is that we approach the design process from the other side by taking a specific game and looking at how issues like mechanics, player interaction, rules complexity and so on have been addressed by the designer. This seemed like an interesting counterpoint to the regular chats.

That way we can tell people what game we'll be discussing, it gives the mod a bit of a chance to do some homework :), and it ought to allow people who haven't played the game to get a bit of an idea about it too.

Anyway, there's the pitch - what do you guys think?

Excellent idea.. I love it. I wish I could attend =).

-Darke

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Welcome Scurra & Zaiga

I like the idea but make sure it's a known game or else you'll be spending a lot of time explaining it. But again, explaining the game to someone who knows nothing about it might bring up other interesting topics.

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Welcome Scurra & Zaiga

Zaiga and I have drawn up a provisional schedule - and we're basically going to start with the top ten or so games from the
Internet Top 100 list which seemed like a safe place to start.

Jan 15 - Scurra - "Princes of Florence"
Jan 22 - Zaiga - "Puerto Rico"
Jan 29 - Scurra - "Die Siedler (Settlers) (plus other versions)"
Feb 5 - Zaiga - "El Grande"
Feb 12 - Scurra - "Medici"
Feb 19 - Zaiga - "Euphrat & Tigris"
Feb 26 - Scurra - "Ohne Furcht und Adel (Citadels)"
Mar 4 - Zaiga - "Taj Mahal"
Mar 11 - Scurra - "Carcassonne (plus other versions)"
Mar 18 - Zaiga - "Ra"
Mar 25 - Scurra - "Union Pacific"

So we can be reasonably sure that people will have at least heard of them!
Plus there are useful links that can be posted in advance.

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Welcome Scurra & Zaiga

Scurra wrote:

Jan 15 - Scurra - "Princes of Florence"
Jan 22 - Zaiga - "Puerto Rico"
Jan 29 - Scurra - "Die Siedler (Settlers) (plus other versions)"
Feb 5 - Zaiga - "El Grande"
Feb 12 - Scurra - "Medici"
Feb 19 - Zaiga - "Euphrat & Tigris"
Feb 26 - Scurra - "Ohne Furcht und Adel (Citadels)"
Mar 4 - Zaiga - "Taj Mahal"
Mar 11 - Scurra - "Carcassonne (plus other versions)"
Mar 18 - Zaiga - "Ra"
Mar 25 - Scurra - "Union Pacific"

Sounds good but you forgot monopoly! :D

No seriously, don't forget to submit a news article about it so we can make sure an announcement gets posted...

-Darke

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