Monthly Archives: September 2011

Risk, a Lord of the Rings Tale (game session)

The Players:

  • Peter: a 5-time winner of the trophy; The Risk Master
  • Gary: the previous holder of the Risk Master trophy; The Atlantean Champion
  • Alan: hasn’t won the trophy, despite his love of nuclear booms; Proponent of “Peaceful Coexistence”
  • Steve: the only one who could prove a threat to Pete’s might– if he played more games; The Occasionally Present

The Game: Risk: Lord of the Rings (Trilogy Edition)

Middle-Earth’s Third Age was coming to a close.  The armies of Man and Elf clashed with the destructive prowess of orcs and traitorous humans.  Some struggles were massacres on a scale that threatened to destroy even the most hardy of warriors.  Despite the threat of enslavement by Sauron and his orc hordes, the humans and elves did not always see eye-to-eye and often fought over contested land; Sauron was pleased at the fear he inspired in their hearts.  The hobbits left the Shire with the One Ring, hoping to destroy it in the fires of Mount Doom.

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The Games We Play (Part 2)

Two-Jay felt that familiar buzz and reached for his phone, expecting to hear the voice of his co-conspirator.  “Do you have the item?” said the voice.  “Was it worth it?”

“Well,’ replied Two-Jay, “it all came down to a game of Parcheesi.  That should tell you everything you need to know.”

“So it was a trap after all.  I suspect it was for Tomar.  Any hard feelings that we were the ones to take care of that issue?”

“I don’t believe so, sir.  In fact, I won that key Tomar was so eager for us to steal.”

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