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Take me out to the old

The diamond tension at the old ball game is never, ever who will have the win. That’s for the TV crowd, always so tame. No. Live is where danger is a shoo-in with action. Where a foul or in play … Continue reading

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Bassarah (part 2)

More Complications to Bassarah Let’s say that sometime later, when its your turn to deal, the table has built up and you have the following cards on it: AD 5C 6H 4H 2S QC. Your opponent removes the Q with … Continue reading

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Bassarah a Card Game for Two (part 1)

I have no idea whether I’m spelling Bassarah correctly: it’s pronounced like the fish plus ‘a’ as in rad plus ‘rah’ as in Sarah. I learned this card game for two on many nights during the summer of 1979. I … Continue reading

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Gary Gygax passes on the dice

Gary Gygax died yesterday morning at his home in Wisconsin. This is sad news for me. Gary was the co-inventor of D&D a much derided (usually unfairly and ignorantly) but highly influential role-playing game that was a large part of … Continue reading

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