29 PAX (not including the Q) joined Dean to humor him for a Catan-based Q. YHC, thinking Catan wasn’t a nerdy game was surprised by how few people have played Catan. This was Q mistake #1. But assembled we did. Kay and Radar took instruction from YHC on how to Captain the teams (Radar more out of genuine interest, Kay was my volunteer!).
The Pax: Tarde, Mulligan, Crawdaddy, Crank bait, Pacer (Moving!), Lucky Charms, Blue Hen, Fudd, Sprinkler, Water Wings, Duvet, Special Ed, Kay (Gamemaster), Serta, Spicoli (can’t remember his age), Epstein, Checkbook, Flounder (dressed in ninja like all black), Boone’s Farm, Radar, Lambeau (Sorry for the parkey reference), Elaine, Dr. Evil, Far Side, Red Hot (unusably giddy today), Deliverance, Gilmore, FloRida, Fortran, Dean (QOIC)
We did a quick mosey to the Cul-de-sac – Scratch that the Q thought and turned around mid mosey – and we headed to the basketball courts for Warm-a-rama. Mumble-chatter about directional switch…it began early) We did:
Mountain Climbers (Mumble chatter about starting fast. Truth is I did this for Pacer, who I know hates SSH)
Sun Gods and Schnooks
Gilmore Vigodas (mumblechatter heard that these were too slow even for Gilmore)
Seam Rippers (Or Cotton Pickers. whatever you wanna call it…the exercise self identifies with whatever you want to call it)
Then a Mosey to the BOARD GAME SHELTER (BGS). Brief explanation of Catan that was only enough to piss off the PAX. Kind of a like being offered a piece of cake, only to find out that the person only offered you a bite of cake and not a full piece. The PAX were left wondering what the heck was going on. So much so that even after the workout Epstein enjoyed the workout but had no idea what just happened.
From this point on it was team #1 (led by YHC) versus team #2 (Led by Gamemaster Kay). The PAX were told to do exercises to get resources. Then the resources were spent on Roads, settlements, cities, or development cards (knights), just like in real Catan. Team #1’s strategy was to get the longest road and build settlements and cities. Team #2’s strategy was to go after knights. YHC chose a shorter run for Team #1 (mistake #4), which proved to be the difference and why team #1 ended up with (1) more victory point than team #2 (Six to five). In reality, I will call it a tie.
We then moseyed to the basketball courts for Mary’s:
Leg Raises (Evil insisted that this was Homer/Marge and YHC was all wrong)
Lucky then temporarily stole the Q for Cindy’s.
Then Hammers to finish.
- YHC should take chill pill.
- In future, YHC will save this workout for Wednesdays and advertise well to avoid mass hysteria and confusion the likes of which hasn’t been seen since Sprinkler last counted.
- Kudos to the PAX that YHC did not consider well. YHC was not good at looking out for the 6th today. Apologies and lesson learned.
- Even FloRida, the flow-chart mastermind, was confused at the complexity of this workout. Q mistake #5
- Special Ed, intrigued, asked how you do this in the actual game.
- Too much other mumblechatter to recall, but feel free to comment if it was good
Then Announcements: HELP Pacer move. This Saturday after pain in the park. 950 George Place Dr kvegas. Gilmore reminded about something at the church to help with. Strangely, the address is 950 George Place Dr kvegas.
Pray for Man Hands, Thin Mint, Mary (surgery tomorrow morning to remove cancer)
Gilmore took us out.
An honor to attempt to lead.