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Handycon 6, Sunday 19 August 2019

This was my "set up a solo game and then people come along to play it" day. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

I set up Dice Hospital to play solo, and on about round 6 some people turned up and asked to play. So we did. I made a moderate showing, but a ten-patient discharge clinched a win for one of the others.

We went on, with a fourth player, to Evil High Priest, which just about fitted onto the table. We played the Black Goat board this time, which has a lot more raids – and indeed I wrecked my chances by triggering one when I incorrectly thought I had more protection than I actually did. It's an oddly hybrid sort of game, with a lot of Euro worker placement but plenty of ways to mess up your opposition too.

Finally, I made my second attempt at solo Flamme Rouge, and just as last time people saw it and wanted to play. (Which I'm not objecting to, but I'd really like to try the solo some time. At home perhaps.) We ended up with six players, and a pack that stayed together most of the time with plenty of blocking. I think at least some of the players will be buying this.

And so, after a bit, back home to get ready to leave for the Worldcon…

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