you shall not pass!
the last couple of days i've been playing 'Lord of the Rings Risk, Trilogy Edition' with Boaz because he's been home sick. it is getting pretty high stakes. neither of us had ever played risk before, so we started the game without understanding the strategy/point system quite right. i made some grave (but well-intentioned!) errors in placing battalions at the beginning, and he either got lucky, or snowed me into thinking he didn't know what he was doing any better than i did. now, i'm not going to say he's winning (i have the whole of gondor and almost all of the eridaor, or something, on lock), but it's going to be tooth n' nail. he's nine!!! ah, he'll never let me live this down. now we're gonna watch 'a funny thing happened on the way to the forum' and i'm going to make him another blue banana smoothie. peace!