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Friday 13th November - I'm Sorry Dave. I Can't Let You Do That

Ben Bateson
United Kingdom
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Oi! Hands off...
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As you might have gathered, it's been a tough job getting people to turn out for online-gaming without the appeal of the pub, the log fire, the copious supply of booze, and the apparently boundless anecdotes which aren't quite the same over a Skype connection. But, we do still get turn-out from time to time. Dave has become quite the regular as a break from home-working, and Tony is sometimes persuadable too...

Tony fancied a crack at The Crew tonight, a suggestion which resulted in cynically raised eyebrows from Becky, sitting - as usual - off-camera to my left. As per last time, it was something of a tricky affair, and we struggled up to about Round 9 or so before giving up in an assortment of various frustrations.

We moved onto much safer ground in St Petersburg. Tony admitted he hadn't played this in ages, and he proved it too by letting me pick up a second worker AND the Observatory in the first round. I tried very hard not to gloat, and I'm pleased I did, too, because a run of dismal Observatory draws (two Judges AND the Mistress? I can't afford that!) combined with Dave completely mis-reading the endgame to hand Becky the win.

Tony sulked off after a comprehensive loss and left the three of us to tidy up the evening with some all-purpose wacky Innovation. We might be starting to get the measure of Dave, though: Becky won this time and she's on something of a streak on Friday nights. I neglect to mention the countless 'after-hours' sessions of Ulm, 7 Wonders Duel and Guildhall at which she beats me...
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