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Friday 27th March - Groovy Gravy Ruined My Plan

Ben Bateson
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You'd think that 'working from home' all day would give me plenty of time to keep the blog up to date, wouldn't you?

At points, we had six players and one spectator on the Skype call this week, which made a mockery of my Gallery view and I had to relegate the least attractive video link to a thumbnail at the top. Tough call.

Good 6P games being in short supply online, we split into two threes for opening games. I entertained Daffers and Ian with yucata's Finca implementation, and when that finished we all piled over to boiteajeux to watch the finale of a thrilling Concordia hookup, played on Becky's favoured Britannia map. The closing throes saw us all willing Dave to take a move that - to us - looked like it would win, but he picked something else and Becky sneaked through for a 110-108-93 (Gerv, who rejoices in the frankly ridiculous online moniker of 'GroovyGravyG', in third) squeaker. Tony had also dropped by at about this time to distribute generally chaos and rudery.

Despite (or quite possibly because of) this, Daffers had to call it a night, so we all piled in together for a closing Las Vegas. It was an absolute thriller of a finish, too, with just $30,000 separating me in third from a victorious Dave.

Online gaming is going well, but the lack of choice of 'games we actually know' might get tiring as the weeks go by. I'm hoping to inspire folk into Tabletop Simulator which has got a much wider menu. Unfortunately it makes Tony's laptop melt - I don't think it was really designed to run on a Mac.
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