Tuesday, January 23, 2007


First of all, we want to thank all of you that voted for the Gathering of Engineers as co-winner of Best Gaming Blog of 2006 in The Gone Gaming 2006 Board Game Internet Awards. While it was sad to see it end, the fact that enough of you thought so highly of GoE to choose it over currently active blogs is quite flattering. Fortunately, the posts are still accessible.

As a result of both winning this award and a serendipitous bit of timing, this blog is now opening. Tim (the latecomer to GoE) and I are planning on meeting every Thursday to play various two-player games. Our first game is going to be Jan 25th, so this blog is starting in conjunction with our games.

The structure of our gaming sessions is this: I have two young children, Tim doesn't have any. So, we meet at my place at 8pm after the kids are in bed. We're going to alternate choosing the games we play. Any game that can be played in 3 hours or less by two players is a candidate. Beer and scotch may (and likely will) be consumed.

This blog will be the home of our session reports. We're setting the following ground rules:

  1. Only session reports will be posted. Posts could contain other information such as reviews, comparisons, and whatnot, but the primary focus of every post is a session report.
  2. We will both be writing about every session, and we will not be reading the other's entry before posting.
  3. We have a deadline of start of business the following Monday morning.
  4. At least the next upcoming game will be listed so you can plan ahead.
  5. If we don't game that week, a post will appear on Friday stating such.
  6. If we manage to both play in the same game elsewhere, we'll post about that within three days of playing.

The first two games on the schedule are Combat Commander: Europe (scenario TBD) for Jan 25 and 1889 for Feb 1. Tim gets to choose the Feb 8 game. Games I know will be in the mix are Command & Colors: Ancients and BattleLore. Many more will be chosen over time.

Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy our posts, and we welcome polite commentary of any sort.

Tim Isakson and Eric Landes

1 comment:

Tim said...

Just wanted to say Howdy, and that I'm looking forward to this - it'll be a good opportunity to practice my writing (and hopefully improve it).

See y'all next Monday, with tales of Combat Commander: Europe!