|Nuclear War by Rick Loomis at Flying Buffalo, Inc.|
We played three games to decide on a victor for the tournament. In the first game, everyone was eliminated - although I was the last one standing, so to speak. My opponent barely blew me up in his final strike. I was defeated again in the second game, but I managed to do a good deal of damage on my final strike. I wasn't in the third game, but my friends Mike and Dave played, and Dave won quite neatly by blowing Mike to Kingdom Come with a 50 megaton warhead.
Dave's prize, and in face the only prize as second place doesn't count in Nuclear War, is a coffee mug made by a 12 year old Indonesian girl. There is no other mug like it, this mug being made entirely by hand.
Our morning was spent playing 7 Wonders. I didn't do well, but I don't play 7 Wonders all that often, and it's a fairly complex game. Winners tend to rely heavily on strategy, which I'm not much good at. I finished in the middle of the pack, which I was satisfied with..
We finished up with dinner at the Flatiron Bar and Diner. I had a cup of gumbo (very good) and a small order of jmbalaya, also very good, but it wasn't real jambalaya; it was a chef's creation of some sort. Again, it was very tasty, but if you expecting real jambalaya you'd be disappointed. The Flatiron is a pleasant place to eat, and I'll return again sometime.
Today we had the gay pride parade in Columbus, which I missed almost entirely. The police presence was heavy, and I mean heavy. Cops were everywhere, and even the bicycle cops had their battle gear on. Nothing happened, but I wouldn't have been surprised if it had. The only remarkable site I got from the gay pride parade were two girls that we saw on our way back to the car from the Flatiron. They were topless and openly necking. I decided to pass on the photo opportunity, although both were attractive.