elemnar: Oh, I'm winning, this probably means I should start paying attention
The bonkers gaming has spread to Settlers of Catan! We gave the Forgotten Tribe scenario from the Seafarers expansion a try tonight - it seems complicated, but the turns went fairly briskly compared to previous scenarios - and elemnar won by an absolute landslide with 15 points (out of 13 needed!). It turns out that grabbing the 2:1 brick port and surrounding a high-probability brick hex with cities is a very effective way to build whatever you want. My tribe didn't do anywhere near as well, with a final score of I think 6 points - it was a bit higher at times as allegramente fought back and forth over longest road, until she joined two of hers up and had the Very Definitely Longest Road (and then elemnar swiped it for the win). I went for a very risky starting position in the bottom of the map which really didn't work out at all, not helped by The Gnu cutting me off from the rest of the map with a east-west road.