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Pasta night! [Monday 15th July 2019 at 10:53 pm]

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[Playing |M83 - Let Men Burn Stars [Before the Dawn Heals Us]]

Posting things a little out-of-order here

Pasta night is back! It went on hiatus for a month or so due to the usual hosts being sidetracked by a twinpocalypse (as jonners99_uk called it), but now that things have settled down a bit it's back to normal (in as much as pasta night is ever normal).

This week was mostly spent catching up but we managed to fit in a couple of rounds of King of Tokyo. It's basically Godzilla meets Highlander - each player plays a typical B-movie monster (such as a kraken, giant gorilla, or MECHA DRAGON) and takes it in turn to either attack the monster in Tokyo, or if they're in Tokyo then attack all the monsters not in Tokyo. Whenever the monster in Tokyo is attacked they have the option to leave Tokyo, at which point the attacker enters. Last monster standing is the winner!

That's basically it - actions are determined by rolling a handful of dice (with results of punch, heal, gain energy, or gain victory points) and there's cards that can be bought with energy to gain bonuses, but at the end of the day there can only be one King of Tokyo!

I also explored a different route to pasta night - on the approach to Emsworth the radio was warning of dire traffic along the A27, so I took the A3(M) towards Petersfield and picked up the A272 following half-remembered routes and bits of family trips. Time-wise it took about 10 minutes longer than usual, probably due to encountering a tractor somewhere around Midhurst. Fortunately the bit of the A259 between there and Petworth has a couple of short bits of dual carriageway for passing such things, and if I drop the MiTo down to 2nd gear (!) I've got plenty of acceleration to play with. I did the same route on the way back to familiarise myself with it, and aside from a couple of awkward junctions around Petersfield it's a reasonable route, if more likely than others to contain tractors.
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