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[Nichols, Greg]Greg Nichols - 09:09am Aug 14, 2000 EST

The GMT game designed by Don Greenwood and Reiner Knizia. It started out as an Avalon Hill project aimed at the Star Trek franchise but has gone through many obstacles to see print in the very near future.



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Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Dec 13, 2010 4:00 pm (#77 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
......Did I mention that I won the Galaxy tournament two years ago?

John Keating - Jan 11, 2011 7:49 pm (#78 Total: 96)  

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.  
[Keating, John]
When I saw 7 unread messages in this folder I thought WOW, new interest in Galaxy!!! Well, one can hope

Rob W. - Jan 12, 2011 8:43 am (#79 Total: 96)  

Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar. And doesn't.  
[W., Rob]
With that crappy GM, John, do you really think anyone wants to play?

I do it out of pity for the guy...

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Jan 12, 2011 12:08 pm (#80 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
....and I let Winslow play because all the other GMs have banned him from their tournaments.

John Keating - Jan 12, 2011 5:50 pm (#81 Total: 96)  

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.  
[Keating, John]
I know I have a bulls-eye on me this year, but love to play the game, regardless of GM (only kidding Mark, appreciate you GMing the game!!!)

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Jan 13, 2011 12:45 pm (#82 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
Hey no worries John. And if you've seen how we talk to each other on Rob's, Marty's and Pete's folders then you know this is mild in comparison. Looking forward to doing it again this year and don't be alarmed. Its listed as "open" on the BPA site now, but that's just because I haven't sent in my membership and submitted the GM form. I'll get to it in the next week or so.

Peter Stein - Jan 21, 2011 4:23 pm (#83 Total: 96)  

My advice? Roll better dice.  
[Stein, Peter]
When I saw 7 unread messages in this folder I thought WOW, new interest in Galaxy!!!


Nope. Same old losers insulting each other. And me.

John Keating - Jan 23, 2011 7:58 pm (#84 Total: 96)  

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.  
[Keating, John]
Pete, just watched the bears lose, hope the jets beats steelers heads in

Peter Stein - Jul 25, 2012 2:16 pm (#85 Total: 96)  

My advice? Roll better dice.  
[Stein, Peter]
WBC is almost here. Time to see what losers show up by me posting here.

Bruce Monnin - Jul 25, 2012 2:25 pm (#86 Total: 96)  

Editor of MMP's Special Ops Magazine  
[Monnin, Bruce]
Loser #1

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Jul 25, 2012 5:01 pm (#87 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
Ha! So I'm NOT the worst loser to show up at this folder....

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Sep 20, 2014 11:01 pm (#88 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
2014 WBC AAR

There was good news and bad news at the 2014 WBC Galaxy tournament. The bad news was that Dan Eshelmann, last year’s defending champion, could not make it to the con this year so that the string would continue that there has never been a back-to-back champion at this tournament. The good news is that this year’s champion, Joe Burch, is the first three time champion since the tournament began back in 2000. Also this year we experienced a slight upturn in attendance in spite of the absence of a few regulars. Hopefully they’ll be back next year as the rest of us will need all the help we can get to stop Joe from becoming the first repeat champion as well as have a commanding four Galaxy plaques. The most interesting thing about the final this year was that we had our first mother/daughter appearance from the ever-present Melton family. The husband/father, Craig, has been a regular for many years and made it to many semi-finals and a few finals, but never been able to make it to the “top of the mountain”. Joanna, the mom, and Rebecca, the daughter are both very good players and it was fun to see them in the final. I’m sure Craig had mixed emotions watching the final as, on the one hand he was thrilled to see he had a 2 out of 5 chance of seeing one of his own family members winning the Galaxy plaque, while on the other hand, having to put up with all the potential trash talking during the car ride home. As what seems to happen every year, there was a tight bunching of the worlds that were eliminated the most with six out of the eight worlds eliminated between 10 and 14 times. The Erithizonian and Myrmidon tied for the high end of that spectrum. The Divergence toped the list of worlds that survived the most games with 11 followed very closely by the Felowi with 10. This was the second year in a row in which the world that survived the most was not chosen as a secret base the most. The Cylor and E-Cups were chosen as a secret base the most, at 13 times each. However, they were each eliminated in 12 of the 18 total games played. In addition, the E-Cups were the first world eliminated the most at 4 and the Cylor were the last world eliminated the most at 5. So, if you chose the Cylor as your secret base this year, you had the most pain of experiencing the thrill of victory being snatched away by the jaws of defeat just at the last moment! The Divergence, which survived the most, at 11 games, was only chosen 10 times as a secret base by Galaxy players this year. Lastly, this is the third consecutive year in which there has been a drop in the percentage of games where the winner was the one to eliminate the last world. So once again, it proves that being the one to end the game does not always guarantee victory.

Max DuBoff - Sep 20, 2014 11:33 pm (#89 Total: 96)  

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam." --Hannibal Barca  
[DuBoff, Max]
My apologies again for not being able to make it to the tournament this year, Mark. The bad news is that Maria's chances of coming back as an event look pretty slim, but the good news is that that means I won't have a conflict with Galaxy.

Sounds like an elite final table!

I'm surprised that Cylor and Ecup were the most popular secret bases and that Felowi survived so much. The stats always appear odd, though...

Max DuBoff - Sep 20, 2014 11:36 pm (#90 Total: 96)  

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam." --Hannibal Barca  
[DuBoff, Max]
Also, I didn't know there was a Galaxy folder on here, so...thanks for pointing it out.

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Sep 21, 2014 11:17 pm (#91 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
Yeah I've known about it for a while now but keep forgetting to promote each year at WBC. I didn't think, unitl now, to link the AAR here to the WBC folder. Hopefully it will generate some more "visits".

Don't worry about not making it this year. There are always some missing regulars each year. If only every regular could make it some year, I'd have a turnout of 50 or 60!

Max DuBoff - Sep 21, 2014 11:46 pm (#92 Total: 96)  

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam." --Hannibal Barca  
[DuBoff, Max]
What (approximate) turnout would it actually need to get to have a chance at the Century? It seems particularly tough for games that run 1-2 hours to get in...

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Sep 23, 2014 12:35 am (#93 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
I'm not sure about that answer, but I do know one thing. After talking to Kaarin after this year's con I'm going to reduce the heats from four to three. Because of the formula they use, this will increase the chances of it getting into the century.

Max DuBoff - Sep 23, 2014 2:31 pm (#94 Total: 96)  

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam." --Hannibal Barca  
[DuBoff, Max]
Ah, cool. Agreed that it doesn't need four heats, and you can always go down to 16 semifinalists if indicated.

Max DuBoff - Apr 27, 2015 11:18 pm (#95 Total: 96)  

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam." --Hannibal Barca  
[DuBoff, Max]
Woohoo! Getting pumped for the WBC Galaxy tournament!

Unless something goes horribly wrong, Mark, I should definitely be there for the Monday and Thursday heats and (hopefully) the semis on Friday.

Mark 'Demo King' Mitchell - Apr 28, 2015 12:20 am (#96 Total: 96)  

Its not April yet  
[Mitchell, Mark 'Demo King']
Excellent! Help spread the word!



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