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Old 08-21-2013, 01:53 AM
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Thousands and thousands of historical maps.
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That's it Bort, we're playing Le Jeu du Monde next year.
ChuckF, get translating. Ymir's Blood, build us the miniatures!
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:43 AM
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Re: Texas: 85mph is only a 41 mile segment on one highway out west where nobody lives anyway.

Re: Utah: 80mph is only in a couple of test zones in southern Utah, where there are no curves or mountains, and where nobody lives anyway.

The current speed limit at Bonneville Salt Flats is Mach 1, but it's just waiting to be broken.
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I wonder when Montana brought speed limits back. Right after the Feds left it up to the states to decide and eliminated 55, the abolished speed limits entirely. It was something like as fast as you can drive safely.
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It was back in the late 90s, based on it being unconstitutionally vague or something.

I had a friend at the time who was from Montana, and he was really really het up about the whole thing, so I got daily narrations on the progress.
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That's it Bort, we're playing Le Jeu du Monde next year.
ChuckF, get translating. Ymir's Blood, build us the miniatures!
I am officially declaring myself obsessed with Le Jeu du Monde. The man to whom its dedicated -- the Comte de Vivone -- was the father of Madame de Montespan who is totally my favorite of Louis XIV's mistresses because she was said to have fed him the ground up bodies of infants for 10 years to ensure his affections would not wander. It didn't work long-term, so everyone put down the babies.
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That's it Bort, we're playing Le Jeu du Monde next year.
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No joke, I'll do it. I'll even shoop us an English-language board. It sounds fun.
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I wonder when Montana brought speed limits back. Right after the Feds left it up to the states to decide and eliminated 55, the abolished speed limits entirely. It was something like as fast as you can drive safely.
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It was back in the late 90s, based on it being unconstitutionally vague or something.

I had a friend at the time who was from Montana, and he was really really het up about the whole thing, so I got daily narrations on the progress.
Heh, they never really enforced the 55 mph speed limit in Montana, at least not for a decade or so after being blackmailed by the feds. "The fine for speeding is $2, and we're not really going to be looking for you," said the head of Montana State Police at the time. Then they discovered it can be a revenue source.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:38 AM
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No joke, I'll do it. I'll even shoop us an English-language board. It sounds fun.
I object! The 17th century French location names are a significant part of the awesome. We do need some rules, though. I mean, what do you do once you land on a place?
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That's it Bort, we're playing Le Jeu du Monde next year.
ChuckF, get translating. Ymir's Blood, build us the miniatures!
No joke, I'll do it. I'll even shoop us an English-language board. It sounds fun.
I object! The 17th century French location names are a significant part of the awesome. We do need some rules, though. I mean, what do you do once you land on a place?
Well fine then, I won't.

Maybe if you weren't too busy wildly objecting to actually look at the game, you would notice that the rules are written there, on the map, in French, telling you what to do once you land on a place. But now you'll never know, I guess. :insulted:

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Old 08-22-2013, 04:18 AM
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Oh baby, don't be like that....
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no it's fine, liv just thinks I will do an awful job and ruin everything by translating the place names, LIKE I WOULD EVEN DO THAT AT ALL, I get it. I'm sorry I even brought it up, everybody have fun with your game. :pout:
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I was confused! La Voisin and Mme de Montespan put ground up babies in my food! I plead temporary insanity and throw myself on the mercy of the court! :beg:

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This is why we can't have nice things.

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That's done now. Click on the thumb:

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:ohgod: :ohgod: :ohgod: :ohgod: I would slap a baby to see the author's additional knowledge of the game and historical commentaries. Now somebody figure out how we can turn this beauty into a useable online game.
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I KNOW JUST THE BABY TO SLAP.

Or perhaps the baby-like hands to do the slapping.
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Chuck that is a thing of beauty. Seriously, well done.

When the original was posted, I freaked out a little. Not just because it is awesome, but because it was familiar. I had a book that belonged to my mother, which had full color plates of a game almost identical to that one. The layout of the board, the movement, the four quadrants, the dice, everything was the same. Only that game was themed on the constellations and played across the night sky. I have to believe that they were contemporaries of each other. I am hoping this may have been a rather popular style of dice game in that period with variants on the theme for the bored aristocracy. It may have even been the same author, the styles are very similar from what I remember. If there were other versions that may make the rules easier to find.

Sadly, I sold that book in the needing-to-eat days of my early twenties and have always regretted it. I don't even have a clear recollection of the author or title, I just remember it was a book on astrology which focused on connecting eastern and western methods through history. It also had some funny essays in the back which attempted to deduce the star signs of characters in Shakespeare. I digress, it was a weird-ass, fantastic book.

I took a half-hearted attempt to rabbit hole Le Jeu du Monde when it was first posted, but now I am on a mission. Someone did put up a game board geek entry for it, but it lacks information. It does note that:

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A klew! :detect:

ETA- What follows is a chronicle of my rabbit holing for anyone else who wants to play along.
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I have found it! By which I mean the type of game. It was called le Jeu de l'oie. My problem was that I was looking for un jeu de société, a board game, and not un jeu de hasard, a betting game.

The game requires 63 spaces which form a spiral and uses dice to advance. I am still working on translating the rules and history, but it is a start. :flowerdance:
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I was just looking at a bunch of goose games yesterday. I'm completely in love with this one, of course.
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Those are just lovely.

I was able to find the one I remembered!

Le jeu de la sphere ou de l'univers selon Tycho Brahe

Which kinda makes me laugh. Because a Tycho Brahe joke was how I realized :ff: was my kinda place. :ffgiggle:
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I'm confused. That game seems very similar to Candyland. Is there something I'm missing about the rules?
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It would be cool to use the board to create a real strategy game instead of a game of pure chance... :chin:
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I think Candyland would totally qualify as a simplified Goose Game.
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