GCL Phoenix 182: Around the World (again?) - 29 June 2014
- Dave Peters(rynelf)United States
CaliforniaPowers:Coleridge:Milton: Faith...must be, if anything, a clear-eyed recognition of the patterns and tendencies, to be found in every piece of the world's fabric, which are the lineaments of God.That's Tim Powers' fictional Samuel Coleridge "quoting" John Milton in _The Anubis Gates_.
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tjshields <-- next week's correspondent.
Over the past several weeks I've been amused (from afar) by the recent Eclipse and Amoeba lists. The conceit there (pioneered by the excellent John Bandettini) is that each of us has won a bunch of money. And our employers have given us time off. And our families, friends, and significant others think the plan is fine. So we're each off around the globe to explore (or re-explore in Rich's case.)
Strangely (co-incidentally?) after fixing your various itineraries, you discover that you'll be heading very near each of your Phoenix colleagues. So as well as travelling the world, you each get to play a game with each of the other Phoenix members. The trip goes great. You have a fantastic time and play lots of great games. But there is more; the Phoenix gang turn out to be almost as cool as the Eclipse bunch: as you leave each buddy they make the same offer (peer pressure? insanity? who knows!) They have enjoyed your visit so much as a token of their friendship they say you can take any one game from their collection as a souvenir.
So: for each of your colleagues: what do you play with them? And what game do you take home with you? (Please try to read the pilferings that have preceded you; it'd be silly for you to try to take a game that a previous visitor has already left with!)
- [+] Dice rolls