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Great Achievements in Civilization Draft


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#1 of 178 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 27 2003 - 01:39 AM

Welcome to my Great Achievements in Civilization Draft.

Participants

Simon_Lepine
Brook K
SteveGon
Evan Case
Eric Eickhorst
Dennis
Brian Kissinger
Vickie_M



Simon Lepine

agriculture
banking
control of fire
democracy
the films of Alfred Hitchcock
Impression, Sunrise - a painting by Claude Monet.
mathematics
speech


Brook K

anesthesia
contraception
money
paper
plastic
splitting the atom
the voyages of Ferdinand Magellan
the wheel


SteveGon

the abolishment of slavery
air conditioning
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
coffee
the constructs of ancient Egypt (pyramids, statuary, etc.)
discovery of DNA
the Lewis and Clark expedition
the theory of evolution


Evan Case

collected works of Thomas Edison
comedy
discovery of America (1492)
the domestication of animals
the moon landing
organized sports
the rise of bacteriology (discovery and study of microscopic pathogens)
the written word (symbol/glyph/character/etc).


Eric***

the camera
Gutenberg printing press
integrated circuits
irrigation
mastery of the sea (ships/sailing)
the steam engine
surgery
the telescope


Dennis

the artistry of Michelangelo Buonarotti
the automobile
low-rise jeans & tank tops
the motion picture
music
the phonograph
the William Tell Overture
the influence (life work) of Benjamin Franklin




Brian Kissinger

beer/alcohol
breast implants
cheerleaders
cheese
edible underpants
haircuts
1976 Cincinnati Reds
pornography


Vickie M

computers
control of electricity
the internet
mastery of the air/flying
the music of Kate Bush
personal media (cds, dvds, etc.)
satellites
the telephone


#2 of 178 OFFLINE   Evan Case

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Posted May 27 2003 - 02:44 AM

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#3 of 178 OFFLINE   Eric_E

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Posted May 27 2003 - 06:42 AM

Wow, this is a cool idea for a draft. I don't think I'll participate, but I'll be watching closely. Posted Image

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Posted May 27 2003 - 07:52 AM

In.

It's going to be very tough to keep this non-religious.
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#5 of 178 OFFLINE   Simon_Lepine

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Posted May 27 2003 - 09:01 AM

Well, work is quite a bore these days, I'm in Posted Image

#6 of 178 OFFLINE   Brian Kissinger

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Posted May 27 2003 - 09:31 AM

This tourney will most definitely need my presence. I'm so in dude.
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#7 of 178 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 27 2003 - 11:00 AM

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It's going to be very tough to keep this non-religious.

Oh, I don't know - I wouldn't have a problem with someone picking the Bible as a great achievement. Whether you believe its influence has been positive or negative, you can't deny its influence on our culture. That in itself makes its compiling/writing a major accomplishment.


Well, we need three more interested parties...

#8 of 178 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 27 2003 - 11:59 PM

Any more takers? We need just three more participants...

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#9 of 178 OFFLINE   Dennis

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Posted May 28 2003 - 02:31 AM

I'd like to participate.

#10 of 178 OFFLINE   Dheiner

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Posted May 28 2003 - 02:52 AM

I'm going to drop out of this one.
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#11 of 178 OFFLINE   Dennis

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Posted May 28 2003 - 03:25 AM

Did I offend?

#12 of 178 OFFLINE   Dheiner

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Posted May 28 2003 - 07:40 AM

Not at all, Dennis. I'm just sick of drafts right now.
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#13 of 178 OFFLINE   Vickie_M

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:50 PM

If you need just one more to get started and can't find anyone, I'll be in, but if you get enough without me, go ahead. It's a great idea for a tourney!

If I'm in, I'll say it right now, whoever is behind me can go when the person in front of me has picked. I hate hate hate keeping people waiting, and I'd rather lose my turn and catch up when I can than keep someone waiting. I realize it'd be a mess if everybody felt that way, but it's the way I feel. I never vote, people already know that, and I have no problems with not winning a vote. I'll like seeing what people pick.

It really really REALLY helps when the people in front of me have an "Up Next, On Deck" list in their post, otherwise I just lose track. If I ever do another Draft (unlikely, since I've already abandoned one) I'll made it mandatory that people include that in their pick posts.
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#14 of 178 OFFLINE   Eric_E

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Posted May 29 2003 - 05:27 AM

You know what, I changed my mind... I'll be in if you still need participants. I'm in the same boat as Vickie, though - I know it can get messy if people don't stay on top of things, but at the same time I hate having to check in every half hour to see whether it's my turn yet. If you can do the on-deck thing it will really help. But yeah, if you still need me, I'm in.

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Posted May 29 2003 - 05:48 AM

Might as well, seems like most everything I'm participating in is about over. You have my lukewarm support, Steve.
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Posted May 29 2003 - 07:51 AM

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I'm just sick of drafts right now.


Steve: great idea for a draft, and I'll be around if you guys vote, but I feel like John does, at the moment.

Color me intrigued by what you guys will come up with... Posted Image


#17 of 178 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 29 2003 - 10:07 AM

Guys, thanks for joining up! Posted Image

I think this will be tougher than I thought what with all the competition. Looks like I'll have to do some thinking.

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Color me intrigued by what you guys will come up with...

Don't worry, Mr. Kissinger has promised to keep us entertained with his picks. Posted Image

#18 of 178 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 29 2003 - 10:10 AM

Okay, I've shuffled our names and Simon_Lepine is up.

On deck:

Brook
Me
Evan

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Posted May 29 2003 - 02:58 PM

Okay, let's pass the time with some trivia:

What device does Samson operate in A Tale of Two Cities?

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Posted May 30 2003 - 12:56 AM

Ok I'll start things off with
the ability to master fire, probably why the human race managed to survive to this day.





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