NYU Class of 2014

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:44 am

birdlaw117 wrote:
ahduth wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I don't know how to play bridge, but I'm really quick at picking up new card games and I would definitely like to learn.


Bridge is not good if you have trouble with regret. I'm still irritated I went for an overtrick on a 6D contract last night for no reason and of course lost, then I guess I must have been flustered, so I played high cards early in a 3NT contract and went down several tricks. Luckily my partner and I were the only ones getting dealt any points. But it's definitely a great game if you like annoying tactical issues and bizarre coded negotiation.

edit: If you're quick at picking up bridge, you'll do just fine as a lawyer I'd have to imagine.

Yeah... I said card games, not Bridge. :lol:

I know Bridge is crazy complicated and full of nuances. But I would still love to learn...


Maybe we can find a fourth TLS. We'll see what whatthojeeves says about his skill level - mine's... low, at best. I know bidding conventions like Blackwood and Stayman, but beyond basic stuff like that I'm pretty lost. And as I said above, my groundplay sucks. But it's a lot of fun. Not much reason to play anything either than bridge or poker, that I've seen.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:49 am

ahduth wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
ahduth wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I don't know how to play bridge, but I'm really quick at picking up new card games and I would definitely like to learn.


Bridge is not good if you have trouble with regret. I'm still irritated I went for an overtrick on a 6D contract last night for no reason and of course lost, then I guess I must have been flustered, so I played high cards early in a 3NT contract and went down several tricks. Luckily my partner and I were the only ones getting dealt any points. But it's definitely a great game if you like annoying tactical issues and bizarre coded negotiation.

edit: If you're quick at picking up bridge, you'll do just fine as a lawyer I'd have to imagine.

Yeah... I said card games, not Bridge. :lol:

I know Bridge is crazy complicated and full of nuances. But I would still love to learn...


Maybe we can find a fourth TLS. We'll see what whatthojeeves says about his skill level - mine's... low, at best. I know bidding conventions like Blackwood and Stayman, but beyond basic stuff like that I'm pretty lost. And as I said above, my groundplay sucks. But it's a lot of fun. Not much reason to play anything either than bridge or poker, that I've seen.


I like blackjack, personally, because I can play it after a few glasses, but I see what you're saying.

I am a very bad but very entertaining bridge player. We should have a TLS bridge group for sure.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:52 am

I like to play Pitch. I mean, there are hundreds of different versions of the game, but I enjoy it. I don't know if any of you have ever played, but it's solid.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:59 am

birdlaw117 wrote:I like to play Pitch. I mean, there are hundreds of different versions of the game, but I enjoy it. I don't know if any of you have ever played, but it's solid.


I've never heard of that, but I'd give it a try.

I realize now I've been hanging around with too many trader/programmers. Anyone play Agricola or Power Grid or Seven Wonders or anything like that? I always hear Settlers of Cataan referenced for this genre of game, but I've never played it. But yeah, nerdy European boardgames are way too much fun. I should have learned less math.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:05 am

Pitch is really simple. If you know card games at all, you can pick it up in just a few minutes. Not necessarily be good at it, but at least know the rules.

Also, I have no idea what you're talking about with those other games...

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:08 am

ahduth wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I like to play Pitch. I mean, there are hundreds of different versions of the game, but I enjoy it. I don't know if any of you have ever played, but it's solid.


I've never heard of that, but I'd give it a try.

I realize now I've been hanging around with too many trader/programmers. Anyone play Agricola or Power Grid or Seven Wonders or anything like that? I always hear Settlers of Cataan referenced for this genre of game, but I've never played it. But yeah, nerdy European boardgames are way too much fun. I should have learned less math.


I don't know what the rest of those are but.. SETTLERS OF CATAAN. YES.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:29 am

Jeeves, I thought you were a girl this whole time. Disappointed.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:37 am

thecilent wrote:Jeeves, I thought you were a girl this whole time. Disappointed.


I am. However, I've given up on correcting people on TLS. I think my dashing profile photo gives the wrong impression.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:45 am

Ah okay good

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby cruelestgame » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:48 am

thecilent wrote:Also, I neeeeed to play poker at least one night a week. Def going to get a group going once we get there, so if you're interested, make sure you tell me either here or in-person when we get to school

definitely interested. seems like a perfect way to invest extra loan money

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:51 am

cruelestgame wrote:
thecilent wrote:Also, I neeeeed to play poker at least one night a week. Def going to get a group going once we get there, so if you're interested, make sure you tell me either here or in-person when we get to school

definitely interested. seems like a perfect way to invest extra loan money

Exactlyyy. I'll make sure I find you in a few weeks

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:54 am

whathojeeves wrote:
thecilent wrote:Jeeves, I thought you were a girl this whole time. Disappointed.


I am. However, I've given up on correcting people on TLS. I think my dashing profile photo gives the wrong impression.


Sorry, my mistake - it was the avatar, yeah.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:04 am

ahduth wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:
thecilent wrote:Jeeves, I thought you were a girl this whole time. Disappointed.


I am. However, I've given up on correcting people on TLS. I think my dashing profile photo gives the wrong impression.


Sorry, my mistake - it was the avatar, yeah.


Haha no problem, it happens.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby ahduth » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:40 am

whathojeeves wrote:
ahduth wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:I like to play Pitch. I mean, there are hundreds of different versions of the game, but I enjoy it. I don't know if any of you have ever played, but it's solid.


I've never heard of that, but I'd give it a try.

I realize now I've been hanging around with too many trader/programmers. Anyone play Agricola or Power Grid or Seven Wonders or anything like that? I always hear Settlers of Cataan referenced for this genre of game, but I've never played it. But yeah, nerdy European boardgames are way too much fun. I should have learned less math.


I don't know what the rest of those are but.. SETTLERS OF CATAAN. YES.


Okay, I double-checked, and apparently Settlers is an American game, not a Euro game. I still might like it, but I'm not a huge fan of dice. I'd rather lose just because I'm an idiot, not because I'm unlucky.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Ludacrispat26 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:59 am

thecilent wrote:
cruelestgame wrote:
thecilent wrote:Also, I neeeeed to play poker at least one night a week. Def going to get a group going once we get there, so if you're interested, make sure you tell me either here or in-person when we get to school

definitely interested. seems like a perfect way to invest extra loan money

Exactlyyy. I'll make sure I find you in a few weeks


I'm in too. Also, if there are any more serious players, I'd be down to make some trips to Foxwoods/AC. I went to undergrad in Boston, and trips to New Hampshire Poker Rooms/Foxwoods were routine. Might scare off some casual players, but if anyone's interested, let me know.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:10 pm

There are busses that will get us to the borgata in 2hrs 20min. I'll def go play with you a few times

Eta: i guess Foxwoods is a lot closer though? I've never been there

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:22 pm

Oh you know what else.. Where the he'll has law_monkey been?

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:22 pm

thecilent wrote:Oh you know what else.. Where the he'll has law_monkey been?


Going to HLS.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:23 pm

RJ127 wrote:
thecilent wrote:Oh you know what else.. Where the he'll has law_monkey been?


Going to HLS.

Whatttt. Wow good for her

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:24 pm

thecilent wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
thecilent wrote:Oh you know what else.. Where the he'll has law_monkey been?


Going to HLS.

Whatttt. Wow good for her


Yup. Lost a soldier.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:25 pm

Yeah she was hardcore into nyu, too

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:40 pm

thecilent wrote:There are busses that will get us to the borgata in 2hrs 20min. I'll def go play with you a few times

Eta: i guess Foxwoods is a lot closer though? I've never been there


It's pretty good, though the buses are scaryyyy https://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/nyregion/13buses.html

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:45 pm

Jesus.

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby Ludacrispat26 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:02 pm

thecilent wrote:There are busses that will get us to the borgata in 2hrs 20min. I'll def go play with you a few times

Eta: i guess Foxwoods is a lot closer though? I've never been there


Nah Foxwoods is farther than AC. Sounds good, I'll let you know.

It'll be like Rounders. Paying LS tuition with poker earnings lol

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Re: NYU Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:04 pm

500? Not tonight.. give me three stacks of high society.




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