On Saturday I managed to get to the location at about the right time and a couple of others were present and ready to play already. Before we'd got far through our first game more had shown up. A while after noon a young couple I know from church arrived and I taught them how to play Colt Express, then 7 Wonders with her winning the second and only losing the first on tie-break. I then lost a game of Stone Age after failing to get quite enough cards to catch up to the hut point lead that the others had. Galaxy Trucker with a nearly new player and a couple of the newer, weird, boards where I managed to avoid losing almost any portions of my ships but failed to haul enough cargo, winning mainly on the back of still be present at round end with a "pretty" ship. Things started going down when I helped teach a stranger how to play Castles of Mad King Ludwig, he grasped most of it but something seemed off to me.
When that was done almost everyone had left and I ended up agreeing to a game of DC Comics Deck Building with an individual I have known for a long time I shouldn't game with, but keep giving "second" chances. The new individual from CoMKL was also involved and learning, and while he claimed to have played Dominion still took a long time to pick up what was going on. With the two of them we played for 90 minutes and didn't finish because the owner was getting picked up. It should have been a 60 minute game at absolute longest and I know players I could finish a game with in 30 minutes.
Sunday morning I played a game of Castles of Burgundy where I lagged behind each of my opponents in all I was doing, not paying attention enough to lead any of the categories. The game of Princes of Florence went better (as is normal for me) with at least one of my Prestige pickups being fortunate. After a game of 7 Wonders, that had a couple of obvious winners, I played in a game of Elysium where I actually felt I was doing okay and lost on tie-break. The last game I played was me teaching a couple of new-comers how to play Castles of Mad King Ludwig at the request of a friend who had just finished playing something else with them while I was ending the game of Elysium. That was the last game I played, partly because I'd started developing a headache, partly because those I would have preferred to game with had chosen games I wasn't interested in. The last game of the night involved she whom I'm going to avoid from now on and while I stuck around, and helped explain it, I would not have enjoyed playing with her. I did spend a fair while hugging one of the others that was playing though, both during that game and the one she'd been playing prior.
By the time I got home I was actually feeling ill, and decided to leave the lounge lights on as dimmed as possible with a bucket by my bed as I tried to sleep. By the time I woke I was feeling better, but not great. Having not unset my normal alarm I had another two hours before needing to leave so I spent a while longer online than is normal in my mornings and then slept for an hour.
While at work on Monday I was informed that the supervisor had specifically requested I be brought in a couple of times while I wasn't getting work. I also wasn't asked about tomorrow even though it looked likely that there would be enough work for a few casuals.This entry was originally posted at http://avron.dreamwidth.org/183114.html. Feel free to comment here as normal, or there using OpenID.