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CODCon in T-12
Calling all Loose Cannons! Our ninth annual CODCon Open Diplomacy tournament tips off in 12 days.
Now, if you get the Loose Cannon reference, then you've been around for a while and we don't need to give you the hard sell. You know firsthand how much fun our little tournament in the western suburbs is because you've undoubtedly been there before. But we do need you to check the list of confirmed attendees and let us know whether your name should be on it.
For those of you who don't get the reference, please consider joining us April 11-12 at the Student Resource Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, 425 W. Fawell Blvd. Over the years, we've forged some great memories there. Who knows, maybe you'll play a starring role in the next one.
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Join Peter Lokken for a game of Diplomacy on Easter weekend at his home in Logan Square.
Last Updated (Friday, 27 March 2015 15:27)
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No foolin'! We're moving April's Red Wednesday to the first Wednesday. See you on April Fool's Day at the Red Lion!
Last Updated (Monday, 30 March 2015 19:34)
With his board-top in Wednesday's game, Ali Abib seized the lead in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. He now has 88.040 points. Just behind him with 84.030 is previous leader Matt Sundstrom. Both have scored three games.
We've now played nine games in the series. Rounding out the top seven are Jim O'Kelley (52.85 points, three games), David St. John (52.37 points, two games), Scott Soren (33.470 points, one game), John Konwinski (32.870 points, three games), and Mike Esposito (31.770 points, three games).
For the complete standings, click here. The next game in the series will be in April. Stay tuned for the date. We're trying to decide whether we want to move Red Wednesday next month from its normal second Wednesday so it's not the same week as CODCon.
Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:34)
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After a down year for recruiting in Season 9 in which only 21 first-time Weasels played with us, we redoubled our recruitment efforts this season. Our work is paying off.
Last night at the Red Lion, two more first-time Weasels played with us, running our total for the year to 24 in just 15 games. But they weren't the only newcomers. Four of the other five players joined our ranks this season. (The fifth played with us way back in Game No. 5 nine years ago but has come out only three times since then.) Game No. 266 was the first board we fielded since October, and only the second of the year, without either me or Matt Sundstrom on it. When we can fill boards without tapping hard-core regulars, that's good news for the club.
Last Updated (Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:31)
Nelson Flynn's road back to the Diplomacy hobby has been a rocky one. It started last year when he stumbled upon the infamous Grantland article. That read rekindled fond memories from the 1970s of playing the game at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and then at Field Station Berlin.
"We used to love talking about the game in Berlin," Flynn says. "'I'm moving an army to Ruhr.' We knew the Russians and the East Germans were listening."
A few years later, while studying law at Northwestern in Chicago, he dabbled in the postal hobby. But then came a career as a bond lawyer in Wisconsin, and the Dip hobby was largely forgotten...until the Grantland article.
Moot: n a deliberative assembly primarily for the administration of justice.
Weasel: vb to escape from or evade a situation or obligation. n 1: small carnivorous mammal that is able to prey on animals larger than itself. n 2: cunning Diplomacy player indigenous to the Chicago area.
Once again we have flipped our calendars to a new year, and once again your favorite board game club needs your support.
In the past I have made a list of reasons to join, including how many people played on how many boards, what our tournament head counts were, and the like. But most of you know well by now who we are, what we do, and why you should financially support us.
I will tell you that members get first crack at game openings, $5 off tournament entry fees, the ability to serve on our board called The Sneak, the ability to vote in our Sneak election, and eligibility for our annual club championship game, the Weasel Royale, held at my home in Downers Grove every autumn.
Click on the link below to be taken to our PayPal page to make payment there, or save $25 cash ($10 if you're a student without a real job) and give the money to Jim or Dan the next time you see one of them.
Also included with membership is peace of mind and tranquility associated with giving us your financial support. Thanks.