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Journal of No. 118


January 15th, 2013

The war continues... @ 01:41 pm

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Two more games of Risk last night. I did pretty lousy. It started off bad with having to park a mile from Kevin's place on what was pretty close to the coldest night in the past 20 years.


Game 1, Graydon came to kill me immediately... and succeeded. I was able to relocate and putter around for a bit, and stay alive, but I didn't do much of any use. Ultimately, Ken managed to satisfy the mission to place the World Capital, which gave him enough victory points to win. That also meant we opened an envelope of new goodies. New missions, new rules. The world capital is in Greenland, right next to my major City in the Northwest Territories. This could be really good or really bad. I haven't decided yet.

Game 2, I managed to pick first, so I thought I was setting myself up really well as the owner of both my major City and the World Capital. I definitely got off to a good start, particularly as Graydon started in Africa, giving me some room to roam. But I couldn't quite solidify the Americas, and I got gang-banged into irrelevance, when the other guys decided I needed to be stopped. And my fortification on my HQ city got hammered almost into smithereens by Kevin as he came to kill us all and win. Waah!

The night also ended poorly, as the onramp to the 90 was closed, forcing me to wiggle around the surface streets. Waah!
 
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From:smaugslair
Date:January 15th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Give me a ring next time if you can't find parking, I have an extra spot and the guest spot is usually open.

I got really lucky with that win. I pushed to take the world capital with an eye to having the largest population, and then got an event which immediately rewarded me for it.

Here's something I just learned: 'capitol' or 'Capitol' is only spelled properly if referring to a US legislature (state or federal) building. 'Capital' is the correct spelling for all other uses of the word, including capital cities. http://grammarist.com/usage/capitol-capital/
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:January 15th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
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This is where it helps to sleep with an ancient histori... er, a historian of ancient history. Fleshing out that link a bit more...

The Capitol-with-an-o hearkens back to the Capitoline Hill in Rome.

Coincidentally, "The hill and the temple of Jupiter became the symbols of Rome, the capital [with an a] of the world." With capital being related to head, as in decapitate.

Journal of No. 118