Monday, 03 October 2011 11:13

The song of people dying

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"I don't listen when they tell me what's going to happen if I keep attacking them. That's just the song of people dying."
--Ben DiPaola

That quote has nothing to do with Game No. 154, which was played at my home in Little Italy yesterday. Ben uttered it while we were smoking cigars on the patio following a long, grueling game, in reference to a game at Weasel Moot. But I like it so much that I'm using it here.

Actually, we didn't have a whole lot of dying in Game No. 154. It was a pretty well balanced game that saw the fortunes of several powers rise and fall and sometimes rise again. As late as 1906, I was topping the board with only seven centers. We didn't see our first elimination till 1912.

Sunday, 02 October 2011 09:20

Meanwhile, on this side of the world...

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Meanwhile, on this side of the world, we're setting up for Game No. 154, which will take place at my place in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. I'm going to track supply centers online, so if you're interested, you can follow along here. Game starts at 10 a.m.

Sunday, 25 September 2011 21:54

The Spectacular Conception

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Hats off to Tony Prokes for a great recruiting weekend at Conception, the small gaming convention at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn.

Billed as our Season 7 Kickoff Weekend, the festivities started with an intro game Saturday morning. In addition to Tony, new Weasel Ulysses Peterson returned to the table with two friends in tow, Mike Weinstein and Carlos Otero. Those four were joined by three members of the Havelka family: Chuck and son Sam, from Memphis, and Chuck's brother John, who's local. They played four game years. The final center counts were: 
Thursday, 22 September 2011 09:22

And they're off!

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Season 7 kicked off last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square with a novice game organized by Nate Cockerill. Nate and fellow new Sneakers John Gramila and Peter Lokken did an outstanding recruiting job. The game featured five new Weasels, two of whom were firstime players. In addition, a sixth potential member shadowed Nate for the first two game years before leaving for his Magic the Gathering Meetup in a different room.

And get this: The five new Weasels included two, count 'em, two women.

Sunday, 18 September 2011 20:38

Game Opening: The third annual Undercard game

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In each of the past two years, the player who topped the Undercard game qualified for the next year's Royale. This year could be your turn.

Dan Burgess will once again host an Undercard game at his home in Downers Grove during our 2011 Weasel Royale club championship game. Be a part of the festivities by signing up below. 
Sunday, 18 September 2011 20:18

Game Opening: Dip and Drinks at Emmett's Alehouse

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Our Guthrie's act is back on the road. This time, we're playing at Emmett's Alehouse in Downers Grove on Oct. 27. If you're in the burbs, this is a great alternative to Guthrie's. Treat yourself to a night out and a game of Dip in a low-stress, high-fun environment. 
Sunday, 18 September 2011 20:11

Game Opening: Dip and Drinks at Guthrie's Tavern

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It's been a while. Who's jonesing for Guthrie's? You know the drill. Sign up below.
Sunday, 18 September 2011 19:53

Game Opening: Big trouble in Little Italy

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Our new house has been properly warmed, and we're settled in, but it won't be a home until I host my first Diplomacy game. Help me break the place in with a rare Sunday game on Oct. 2. 
Sunday, 18 September 2011 19:41

Intro game at the Red Lion

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This Wednesday night, we'll break in another new venue, and hopefully lots of new players, as we host an introduction to Diplomacy game at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square. If there's sufficient interest, we'll also field a board of regulars. If you're in the neighborhood, come out to help us sell the Weasels to a fresh bacth of recruits.
Friday, 26 August 2011 23:53

Season 7 kicks off at Conception

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Season 6 isn't even cold, and already, we're looking ahead to next year. Season 7 league play will officially kick off the weekend of Sept. 24 at the Conception gaming convention at the College of Dupage. Tony Prokes will be our master of ceremonies for a fun weekend of Diplomacy.

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