This last Friday night, four of us tested a new play surface I just finished for Ascending Empires. A buddy said it was keen (apparently, ‘keen ice’ is a curling term for that bit of ice that makes the stone move faster/farther with less force). We burned through the first game in just under 45 mins. Took a break, discussed the differences, then setup game two. After the matches, we dated and signed the back (On this day, Friday, March 21, 2014, we the undersigned broke this board in!). It was glorious fun, and as my friend Christian put it: we are all back in spring training. Just in time for spring, too. Having taken both games, I am feeling pretty good heading into the season! Looking forward to next week’s game!