Articles by Sagrilarus

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Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 4088   0
One of the most interesting findings is of a genetic mechanism for bringing about quick evolutionary change in a gene for behavior.  A possible subject of future inquiry is whether longstanding traits of certain societies may have an evolutionary basis, perhaps because over many generations they allowed people with a certain kind of personality to enjoy greater reproductive success than others. -- Nicholas Wade, Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors It's likely you've looked at a game in front of you and thought to yourself, "I think I may have played this before.  It seems...
I'm the Cheapest Bastard on the Planet
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 3100   0
    So I'm looking to buy a copy of Merchant of Venus and I've decided that I'm not going to be a damn fool about it.  I'm not going to blow the $75-$125 required to pick one of these things up in the aftermarket and am instead going to find a copy on the cheap, neglected in a Goodwill or at a flea market as part of some dead guy's unwanted legacy to his kids.  Worst case I print my own.  When asked how much I'd be willing to spend, I replied, "I'd like to pay $30, but I...
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 4047   0
    You just can't name even one thing better than having a gaming convention a mere eight miles from your house.      Okay, maybe having some women in attendance when you get there.  Or even just one.
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 30416   0
  Below is a shameless repub of material that I dropped into a Trash Talk thread yesterday.  I plan two detailed blogs entries to follow, one on the conference as a whole and one on the in-development IGS game Storm Over Europe that I got the opportunity to play, but this is the thumbnail sketch for people that read very slowly.  I've added a bit of crunchy goodness to the original thread entry to get you into the conversation in short order.   Funny you should mention that. I got the opportunity to sit down...
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 6920   0
Cosmic Encounter is selling for whopping $60.  Is that an ingenious way to guarantee darling reviews and a stellar rating?  It just may be.
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Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated April 20, 2019 7299   0

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Everyone should own a Deathwalker 9000. They're kind of slow and can be a bit clumsy, but they're great for home protection and pretty doggone handy to have around for heavy lifting tasks. The real problem is that they're a bit soft and squishy on the inside and the service plan isn't the greatest. The trick is this -- keep them in a high, safe place away from salt water. I named mine "Howard" ...
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 3997   0
This is the list of games that fell on my head:   Africa Corps (Afrika Korps)       Arena of Death       Armada - War with Spain 1585 - 1604       Barbarian Kings       Battle for Cassino       Battle for Germany       Battle of the Bulge       Berlin '85       Blitzkrieg       Breitenfeld       Business       CA -- WWII Pacific Naval Warfare       China War - Sino Soviet Conflict, The       Citadel of Blood       Civil War, The       Cobra - Patton's 1944 Summer...
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 4838   0
  A buddy that's an antiques dealer just bought an estate that included a pile of old games.  About four hand-written pages worth.  Mostly Avalon Hill and SPI.  These include some of the Ares and S&T magazine games.  Some non-wars mixed in with the rest, but alas, no Merchant of Venus (foiled again).  If there's something strange that you've really been hoping to find let me know and I'll ask.  He's a businessman so I wouldn't expect a steal, but you at least can get a crack at it before anyone else does.  Sag. ...
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 19394   0
Member Blogs S Sagrilarus Updated January 28, 2015 6303   0
  The Abject Failure That Is Called "Gateway" We all have a story to tell. For many of us we're the star of the tale,for others it's about a friend, or a spouse, or a relative or maybe someone on a plane that looks over your shoulder as you're reading a rule book to something new. It's the story of someone getting hooked on exotic boardgames and seeing the light of just how immersive, how intellectually stimulating, how rewarding it can be to step out of the dark ages of Monopoly into a world enlightenment. We all...
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