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Revolution Tournament at Thirsty Meeples 28 April 2015

With my Men in Black hat on, I conspired with the boardgame café in Oxford to run a Revolution! tournament. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

Although quite a few people had said they'd turn up, pressure of revision seems to have kept some of them away, and in the end we had five players. Since Revolution is best with four or six, I stepped in to play (while disqualifying myself from winning). We used the new Anarchy expansion, which levelled the field a bit between the couple of old hands and the new players.

Things got off to a fairly conventional start, though the Heretic saw a lot of early use.

I failed to get anywhere with my usual Harbour-Cathedral combination, but managed to establish an early lead in Cathedral and Inn, and those locations were never seriously challenged.

Overuse of the Heretic led to Dan (yellow) having something like uncontested control of the Asylum, and he ended up with the Jail as well.

But in the end Nathan (black) took the victory; I edged into second place with a last-turn Anarchist Printer. Scores were spread between 165 and 25.

We carried on with Skull, which I haven't played for a while; I did well to start with, but everyone else caught up with me eventually.

Then Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, which is about as random as one might expect. That doesn't stop it being fun, though I don't suppose I'd play it every week.

We wound down with Cosmic Encounter, where I managed to pull out a joint victory (which is rather better than I'd been expecting to manage). One I'd like to play more, and now I have a copy.

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