Lightning Lord

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  1. Board games!

    Wow - you won your first go at it? I think it took us two or three chances to really get the hang of that game. Utilizing the special abilities of each character as often as possible seems to be the key - even the seemingly weaker ones need to be maximally applied.
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    Aaaaaand I miss with both guesses. Hangover... Takenoko is the panda game, where you're a gardener and need to grow bamboo to make the royal pandas happy. The other is Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. Both are quite fun, though I didn't purchase either after giving them a trial.
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    Is that the colored lantern-matching one? Or the panda one?
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    What's Valeria? Also... Tiny Epic does it compare to TIny Epic Galaxies?
  5. Whisk(e)y

    Kinda the same for me. I knew I liked Islay style scotch and Lagavulin was one of the options I saw in a duty free. I remembered it from the show and went for it, similar to you. No reason (IMO) to be ashamed of that - any way that drink gets to someone is all well and good...unless it's mixed.
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    I went there on my visit last year and gamed for a few hours. It's a great place to chat about games, try some new ones, and just unwind. And they have Surly on tap
  7. Whisk(e)y

    Ah, my friend's got an Ardbeg on his shelf, so I stayed away from that one. I ended up going for Talisker Dark Storm. My next trip, I will try to find some of your suggestions. I like the idea of branching out and none of my IRL friends have more knowledge of this than me...and I am novice at best. I had no idea on the comparison I just go by what I see often in Duty Free and what is comparably priced there. I had an okay Glenfiddich that was about the same price as Laph...10 yo, I want to say?
  8. Whisk(e)y

    Yah... It's the second bottle of the year. I am half-tempted to just get a third this week, but part of me thinks I should branch out? On the other hand... I did share the previous bottle with half a dozen other people. Heathens didn't even appreciate the sweet burny nectar.
  9. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Little bit, yes....we aren't the creative types.
  10. Board games!

    Ooh. forgot about Small World. I just bought the app for my phone, after months of playing with friends. Good one I played Betrayal at House on the Hill once. I loved it, even though we played it incorrectly and I got smoked as the baddie. hahaha
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    OMG. Finally. So. Pandemic is great. I've not played Legacy, but the original and/or an expansion make a great game. But, all people need to be invested in finding victory, otherwise it'll be a loss and the less-invested will not ever want to play again. In terms of team games, I've enjoyed Pandemic and Forbidden Desert (not Forbidden Island). I love team games, as even a loss just makes the participants want another go to beat the.... game? computer? AI? For pvp//pvpvp//etc games...Dominion is an excellent deck-builder game. The base game comes with many variations, so you don't really get tired of it as you can swap out cards as you see fit. You mentioned Ticket to Ride, so I'll quick-drop Catan, Carcassone. Try out Machi Koro for another kind of deck builder. If you're into long-time games, try out Agricola or Castles of Burgundy. They take forever, but SOOOOO fun. Coup is fun as a party game, but not very great for small (less than 4) players. It can be quick paced, though the expansion slows it down a bit and makes it more tactical. Sushi Go is another quick game that's fun even with novice gamers.
  12. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    *Sigh* Yeah... nothing quite like 100+ losses per season to make one really try to focus on the small victories. Four games over .500 is reason to bust out the champagne and caviar.
  13. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Twins specialize in badass Game 7 wins. You either get rid of 'em early, or you rue the day your mother and father fornicated to produce your pox-ridden soul
  14. Whisk(e)y

    Yes. Yes there is. Honestly, higher-end whiskeys really are more enjoyable than lower-end options. I've had three different iterations of Laphroaig and the best one was the most expensive. Lagavulin is expensive, but it's better than Glen Livet. Ardberg is better than Glen Fiddich... it's just the way of the world, my friend.
  15. Whisk(e)y

    Going through Malaysian duty free soon. Hopefully - my layover is something like 10pm - 6:30 am. I swear to all deities...if all shops are closed in that time... Anyway. My usual gambits are Laphroaig and Lagavulin. I currently have a Lagavulin 16 unopened in my apartment and just finished off some variation of Laphroaig. When I went through the other way, the duty free had an excellent selection... suggestions for favorite peaty/Islay style? I mean, I'll get another La_whatever_ and be happy about it, but I guess I should try branching out? In case it's not clear, I am not looking for mixin' whiskey...