A Tiger's Tail at the 2008 WBC's
Bill Dickerson
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This was my first trip to the WBC's. My wife slipped a furry friend into my suitcase for good luck and I decided to give him the full tour while I was there. Our saga begins....
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1. Board Game: Hotel Life [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:3252]
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Our hero arrives! After a long drive from Albany, he decides to get to bed early to come out fresh in the morning.
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2. Board Game: Asia Engulfed [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:1264]
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Gets a little carried away and rolls himself down the dice tower....

(Settled in slowly and got in warmup games of Container, Twilight Struggle and Asia Engulfed as the convention began. Rick Young stopped by and helped us through a couple of rules that were confusing. Thanks!)
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Decides to pass the time and act as a timekeeper....

(Got smoked, but it was a game I own and it had never hit my table before.)
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He leaps out and captures his prey....

(The event I had the most success in. After 2 3rds in the heats, I pulled it together and won the 3rd heat. Lost in the semis, but very glad to get there.)
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Taking his job as a guard cat very seriously....

(Another tough series. Picked up a 2nd and a 4th and didn't make it out of the heats)
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Taking some time out for a little snack....

(Got bumped in the first round in an Auto loss to the Soviets in Turn 6)
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Showing off next to the big shell casing....

(Losing in Twilight allowed me to enter the Combat Commander tourney. A 1st round win followed by a very close 2nd round loss)
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Relaxing with some of the other giants of civilization....

(Had enough down time to get in some more open gaming and played most of 2 games of TTA.)
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Couldn't wait to get home to tell Mom and Dad about the great adventure he had....

(Had a great time and was very glad I went. In my games, people were playing to win, but not at all costs and everybody stayed friendly.

Many Thanks to: Nick, Vince, Steve, Mike, Rick, Jeff, Tedd, Bill, John, Laura, Bob, Bryan, Ananda, Mark, Brian, Kevin, A.J., Arthur, Paul, Ewan and anybody's name I can't remember right now. Hope to do it again.)

A special thank you to all those who went along with the Tiger joke. My wife was laughing so hard, she couldn't talk!!!
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