- 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: Samurai Swords
The game was slightly modified (players only needed 30 territories rather than 35) and we had to stop no later than 10:40 so Steve could make the train. Whomever had the most territories once the timer went off would be the winner. We all started with 17 territories.