For his next feat, perhaps Beefy Nate Cockerill will capture a leprechaun. Or tame a unicorn. After posting the elusive Bar-Game Solo last night at the Red Lion, the sky is pretty much the limit for a man whose magic is bigger than any myth.
When I left the Lion after the Spring 1903 turn, Cockerill was off to a good start in this first game of the 2014 Bar Room Brawl Series, but so was the Turk, a rusty Pete McNamara of the regular variety of McNamaras (as opposed to the Australian variety). I’m not sure anyone foresaw a solo at that point. But in the Fall, Beefy grew to 10 from six. A brief setback in 1904 was merely a speed bump as he rolled to the solo from there.
Take a look at the supply center chart here. It may be the only evidence you’ll ever see that the Bar-Game Solo exists. Well, the chart and Cockerill’s likely Best England award for Season Nine. (We’re only two games in, and it looks like the rest of us are now playing for the other six Best Country awards and spots in the 2014 Brawl Championship Game. Sigh.)
The final center counts were:
Austria (David St. John): 6; 0.000 points.
England (Nathan Cockerill): 18; 100.000 points.
France (Ted Phillips): 1; 0.000 points.
Germany (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Ben DiPaola): 3; 0.000 points.
Russia (Matt Kade): 4; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Pete McNamara): 2; 0.000 points.
Hopefully the players will chip in with some commentary, as I’m sure those of us who weren’t there would like a more complete recap. In the meantime, the next scheduled game is the Undercard game at the Weasel Royale on Oct. 26. We have plenty of openings in that one, so why don’t you sign up. And watch the site for more game openings. We hope to post some soon.