All of the Special Powers have been claimed, although there are still a couple that will be given to someone else! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/741330.html So be on the look out for what is going to happen next! (and what is in some of those boxes!!)
Of course, there is also the Topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/741490.html that hopefully you folks are busy writing things to post there! And a Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/741679.html if you are still having difficulty doing that!
How is your weekend going so far?
I ended up in an epic game of Risk where I pretty much sacrificed my position in the game to take out the only "real" threat, and left the board open for the teenagers we were playing against for one of them to win. (Their Dad is one of those guys who *hates* to lose, so I formed an alliance with the rest of the players to get him out. I was the only person though who seemed to understand that it meant *not* attacking your allies, and in some cases leaving countries vulnerable in order to take territories away from him!)
Even with that, by the time that everyone else wanted to stop at just after 3 am, I still had 4 countries on the board, with the major powers going hard against each other. I was just picking at the edges, and making deals turn their attention away from me. Risk: Little Finger style! :)
What was the most epic game you've played recently? Or for that matter: ever?
How did you turn disaster into not complete failure, or even victory?