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G&T Invitational XBL Boardgame League

apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited July 2009 in Games and Technology
Hello all!

After what is approaching years of incubation I figured it was time to get off my ass and actually do something about this. I'd like to organize a league for Eurogame play on Xbox Live.
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What the hell is a Eurogame?


That would be one of the board games they adapted for play on XBL - Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc.

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If you are interested in such a thing please RSVP in this thread with the games you are interested in participating in. Indeed, with sufficient interest I will happily run multiple game leagues.

If you think this sounds lovely, but have no fucking idea what this is about, RSVP for a Newbie Introduction Series that will run in tandem with the league.



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  • KylogueKylogue Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I think this sounds lovely, but have no fucking idea what this is about!

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I don't have XBox Live, but if I did I would totally join this. Great idea and I hope it goes well.

    Also, what eurogames (other than the above 3 you mentioned) are on XBox Live?

    My roommate had his XBox crap out on him and gave it to me when he bought a new one. If I called up Microsoft and sent it to them, do you think they would repair it like they are for everyone else?

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    There was a PA boardgames group. PA BG. Nobody seemed to use it and every game request I sent out was ignored.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I have all three of the listed titles and would be tickled completely pink to have reason to download them again.

    Also, I have wood for sheep.

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  • PepperSinclairePepperSinclaire Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'd go for some Catan or Carcassonne, haven't touched either in ages.

    Fake edit: Beaten on the "wood for sheep" gag, dammit.

    Real edit: My GT is PepperSinclaire by the way. And I'm in the UK, just to be awkward, so can only join in on GMT games.

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  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel anime af When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I was introduced to settlers of catan for the first time a couple weeks ago and found the game downright delightful. I look forward to having the longest [strike]wang[/strike] road ever.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    For a while there I thought this was an epic fail of a thread. Seems like a small number, but I shall still orchestrate something out of it.

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  • RainOPainRainOPain Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm totally down -- I love Carcassonne and don't get to play Settlers as much as I'd like

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I would be down for some Carcassonne. I don't get on real often but I think I may be able to play at night.

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Carcassonne, why not, sign me up.
    At first, I thought this was something about Europeans and their Europe.

    EDIT: Oh, and some Catan. Love me some Catan.
    And crabs. <3

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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Catan league would be awesome

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Subject has been clarified like fine butter. Someone get me some crabs.

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    apotheos wrote: »
    For a while there I thought this was an epic fail of a thread. Seems like a small number, but I shall still orchestrate something out of it.

    Hey, you only need a few people to play these games. :)

    Maybe if someone answers my question in my post, I could probably get a free Xbox and play with you guys.

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  • B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    apotheos wrote: »
    Subject has been clarified like fine butter. Someone get me some crabs.

    From the subject, I thought that there'd be some Culdcept going down. :?

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  • BonesNYCBonesNYC Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm in, Magic has really turned me on to board games on XBLA.

    I have Cattan and Carcassonne.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    apotheos wrote: »
    For a while there I thought this was an epic fail of a thread. Seems like a small number, but I shall still orchestrate something out of it.

    I'd be all over it if I didn't give away my 360 and move to shitty europe.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'd be down for some Carsc or Catan.

    I roll a lot of 7s.

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  • OctobotOctobot Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    how did i miss this thread! sign me up for settlers, carcassone, and ticket to ride!
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    From the subject, I thought that there'd be some Culdcept going down.

    ohh id kill for a culdcept league.

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  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I could be convinced to play Settlers of Catan. I've heard good things about it. Timing for games will be important to me though, about how long do these games tend to run?

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Settlers games can run an hour. Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride is much faster.

    Should we extend this to the M:tG game that I didn't even know was out?

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Octobot wrote: »
    how did i miss this thread! sign me up for settlers, carcassone, and ticket to ride!
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    From the subject, I thought that there'd be some Culdcept going down.

    ohh id kill for a culdcept league.

    Feel free to organize one. That unplayably slow behemoth of poor design is not on my shelf for a reason.

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  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Ooooh, nice. I was expecting like, 2-3 hours. I can definitely devote an hour a night here and there. Count me in.

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  • OctobotOctobot Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    there is already a magic tournament of sorts ( http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=93331 ) its more to see how the decks stack up against each other, so i think adding magic would be good

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    If I can scrape together the money to buy Catan, I would be totally down for that.

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  • RizziRizzi Sydney, Australia.Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

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  • solsovlysolsovly Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm interested. I have Carcasonne, but am willing to purchase other games.

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  • KylogueKylogue Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Rizzi wrote: »
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

    Having none of these games, I'd also like to see this answered.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Kylogue wrote: »
    Rizzi wrote: »
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

    Having none of these games, I'd also like to see this answered.

    I'd have to go with Catan being the best. Carcassone and Ticket to Ride are also very good, but they have a larger luck component than Catan.

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  • SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I have Catan though I'm not very good at it. I'd be very interested in something like this, and would probably pick up and learn Carcasonne as well.

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  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Kylogue wrote: »
    Rizzi wrote: »
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

    Having none of these games, I'd also like to see this answered.

    I'd have to go with Catan being the best. Carcassone and Ticket to Ride are also very good, but they have a larger luck component than Catan.

    When you say luck, do you mean Mario Kart "I will fuck the winner in the ass luck" or poker luck?

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SlayerVin wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    Rizzi wrote: »
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

    Having none of these games, I'd also like to see this answered.

    I'd have to go with Catan being the best. Carcassone and Ticket to Ride are also very good, but they have a larger luck component than Catan.

    When you say luck, do you mean Mario Kart "I will fuck the winner in the ass luck" or poker luck?

    Poker luck.

    I can only speak for Catan and Carcassonne, but smart play in either of those go a long way to mitigating luck being the deciding factor of a game.

    In Catan, it's more often someone playing being an idiot when it comes to trading being the deciding factor of a game.

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  • SlayerVinSlayerVin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Cool, good to know.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Up for Caracssoneoneonenone.

    Also is it possible to actually get that angle in the actual XBLA game? (the shot from the OP)

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    SlayerVin wrote: »
    Kylogue wrote: »
    Rizzi wrote: »
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

    Having none of these games, I'd also like to see this answered.

    I'd have to go with Catan being the best. Carcassone and Ticket to Ride are also very good, but they have a larger luck component than Catan.

    When you say luck, do you mean Mario Kart "I will fuck the winner in the ass luck" or poker luck?

    Poker luck.

    I can only speak for Catan and Carcassonne, but smart play in either of those go a long way to mitigating luck being the deciding factor of a game.

    In Catan, it's more often someone playing being an idiot when it comes to trading being the deciding factor of a game.

    Catan also has the luck factor of "Will I be producing resources?" In one of our live games, I didn't get resources for 5 straight rolls. And I had no cards in hand, so it really sucked. Then of course the robber.

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  • DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Rizzi wrote: »
    What's the best/most popular? Might need to get another point card..

    I'd say Catan is generally considered to be the 'best' out of Catan/Carc/TTR, but it's also the one that takes the longest to play.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Yeah but Caracaocaocaosonne was given away for free.

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  • Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm down for (and own) all three of these. I'm a bit of a Carcassone noob, but I'll take any beatings gladly and learn from them.

    Also down for MTG.

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  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I got Catan and Carsacone (is that even spelled right? what a horrible word to try and spell)

    and would be up to play games whenever

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    If I get a bonus next week I'll be in. I really, really want to play Catan anyways - it looks right up my alley. With wifey unemployed things are tight but here's hoping!

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I might be interested in Catan.

    Also am I the only one that's noticed 5's and 10's seem to roll an inordinate amount of times?

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