We pulled in on Saturday afternoon. It was great to see old friends already arriving. I sent all of the young'ins off to game after dinner and shopping, and I sat in the lobby and visited with the grown-ups (mostly CABS folks)--talking games and families and whatever else came to mind.
Today was Through the Ages. I played in both heats. The highlights: I like the latest edition. Well...losing to Joe Yaure and Michael Rogozinski (in the first game) and Tedd Mullaly (in the second… Continue
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on August 3, 2009 at 1:00am —
Yeah...I know that I failed to get my blog posts up in a timely manner. During the pre-con, it seemed such an easy task, but once the gaming got going...suffice it to say that between not having my computer (because it was often being used in the seminar room) and finishing Here I Stand (or other games) after 2, I didn't do much at night other than fall in bed.
Sunday morning I couldn't drag myself out of bed early enough to attend the church service. I did make it down for the end… Continue
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on August 12, 2008 at 10:00pm —
I spent most of the day helping Karsten run and playing in the Age of Empires III tournament. It was weird to have it down in Lampeter. I felt like it had been scheduled in the wrong location, but Don's impression was that it was the place with enough room. We did a lot of coaching, but a few experience players were present. Amelia played in one of my games, but she was hardly coherent, as she had stayed up almost all night watching the Patriot. Karsten coached his brother Eric and a couple of… Continue
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on August 9, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Well, Jacob managed to get up on time and play in his Semi-Final game again Jason Levine. He was thoroughly trounced, but Jason gave his some tips about how to improve his play, and Jacob actually listened! Perhaps he'll be a threat for the championship next year. Jason played Chris Trimmer and was throughly pummeled. I think Jacob needs to get some tips from Chris, too :)
Things have been pretty quiet. I went down to registration early and Don said he only needed me around noon. All… Continue
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on August 3, 2008 at 11:30pm —
I got up in time to help with setting up registration, though I'm glad that it didn't open until 9. I was worried that Jacob wouldn't wake up in time for his War of the Ring tournament at noon, so I left a wake-up call for him. Karsten says his strategies are quite good, and he thinks Jake may actually advance.
Registration is fairly brisk for the first morning, especially since not many people realized we'd be open. The Guermuths and Brosius families and Jason Levine are helping out… Continue
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on August 2, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Stayed up late last night and got up early to stow all of the games in the van--it took something like 10 storage boxes. I stuffed my clothing in the spaces between games to ensure I could fit Amelia, Jacob, and Rebecca's luggage in when I pick them up. The roof rack is our back-up. It's a good thing Harry Flawd stored the Juniors Library games in Lancaster. There's no way I'd have room to haul them up, too.
After a memorial service in the early afternoon and a nap to fortify me, I… Continue
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on August 1, 2008 at 11:30pm —
We bought a used mini-van this week in order to make sure I'd have the room for about 10 boxes of games, luggage, and 4 humans! It was well worth it, as the mound of games has really piled up. At least the nieces and nephew are in town at this point, so logistics shouldn't be too much of a nightmare getting to Lancaster. Karsten is emptying out game storage boxes for me so that I'll be able to get everything packed in the van for departure tomorrow.
Added by Kaarin Engelmann on July 31, 2008 at 12:00pm —