SCREAMIN’ STEEN HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

DARIN’ DAVID’S OLDIE OF THE WEEK—Cosmic Encounter!

The game that inspired Magic: The Gathering, and, apocryphally, the very 
first of the ‘select rule-breaking’ genre.  David adds:  “The Trader is 
cool; you let someone else do all the work, and then steal their cards 
at the end of the game.”
Pathfinder picks up a ‘Beginner Box’ (Wizards, where’s that ol’ D&D 
redbox?), along with a passel of supplements. * GURPS adds ‘Tactical 
Shooting’, as the intriguing-looking ‘Eminent Domain’ crashes through 
the ceiling.  Ragin’ Ralph keeps say, don’t worry, ‘ED’s a keeper.  But 
I got my eye on ‘Belfort’, a solid-looking Euro (BGG 7.68 on a hundred+
entries). * ‘Nippon Rails’ adds that squished little island to the 
Mayfair continental train-line collection, and, well, it’s called 
‘Furt' and I’m not going any closer than that.
‘Kobold Quarterly # 19’ has hit the shelves, and I got a restock of 
‘Jungle Speed’, which is one of my favorite ‘let’s have a beer’ games 
(the type that get better the ‘less focused’ you are. * Speaking off 
goofy messes, the new edition of ‘Hey, That’s My Fish’ is back in. * 
Reaper rolled in with some new and some old minis, including (I do love
this) ‘Sister Maria, Nun’, ‘Zombie Strippers (3)’, and ‘Elise the Witch
on Pumpkin’ (and, yes, she’s really sitting on the gourd).