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The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete

(Source: kotaku.com)

The Campaign For North Africa, in all its glory. Photo by board game owner Charles Picard.

The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 – affectionately known as the “macaroni rule.” The Italian troops in World War II were outfitted with noodle rations, and in the name of historical dogma, the player responsible for the Italians is required to distribute an extra water ration to their forces, so that their pasta may be boiled. 1,992 more words

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Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw

Barbara Hannigan made her much anticipated Koerner Hall debut last night in an all German program accompanied by Reinbert de Leeuw.  The first half of the program consisted of three sets; Schoenberg’s… 391 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

That is what I want to do. I want to pack my writing and build it around places & symbols of great personal meaning impenetrable to anyone but myself

That is what I want to do. I want to pack my writing, and build it around, places & symbols of great personal meaning, impenetrable to anyone but myself, or someone who in the future might read my diaries & painstakingly be able to unpick all my codes. 83 more words

Benjamin Grosvenor

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 will be opening night for our 2017-2018 piano series and we are bringing back Benjamin Grosvenor for his third visit to us since 2014. 181 more words

Classical Music

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In “millegoes” steckt mein Vorname “Camille” und den Drang zu gehen.

Wohin ich gehe ist zunächst nebensächlich. Ich habe mich sozusagen auf einem schönen fetten, gemütlichen Berg befunden, zu dem ich erstmal zuvor hochsteigen musste und als ich es nicht erwartet habe, durfte ich schlagartig von meinem Berg runterrollen um erneut eine aufregende, spannende, anstrengende, emotionale Berg- und Talfahrt anzugehen. 363 more words

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