Little White Fibs!
Richard Borg, designer of this one
too, mugs with GM Levine.
Another Werewolf Prom in the offing
after the dice quit falling.
The Melton twins surround Anna Rinko
... these sweet young things couldn't lie could they?
Ken Samuel and Richard Shay flank
a forlorn little waif down to her last die.
Liar's Dice continued to grow in it's 11th year and
has taken the crown of largest WBC event. 265 crazed liars came
to the event in hopes of becoming the ultimate prevaricator champion.
Those 265 people also set the mark for the highest attendance
of any event in the history of WBC. Your happy GM is very proud
to have such support for this late night tradition. Keeping those
numbers strong with a late Friday finale has been important to
this GM. Due to its burgeoning attendance Liar's Dice finally
became a four-plaque event in 2013 and can look forward to more
of the same next year.
The festivities started off with the traditional thunderclap
generated by a mass cup shake and smash to the tables 265-strong.
39 of those survived to advance to the semifinal round. In what
has become another all too common tradition, your GM was again
eliminated early and spent another year on the sidelines watching
The Final gauntlet awaited Jared Spear, Seth Bell, Andrew
Emerick, Josh Githens, Carl Krosnick and Kolbe DiGiulio. This
marked inaugural 2003 champion Josh's fourth appearance in the
Final, which is far and away the most of any player in the history
of the event. It also marked Andrew's second appearance. Both
of them met in the 2011 Final in 2011 where Andrew took second
and Josh third behind Kevin Wojtaszczyk. Would this be the year
that we had our first repeat champion? Some Scorpion dice owned
by Josh hit the table and the mood was festive. Then Jared started
the bidding and the faces stiffened.
The opening bid went to seven stars by Carl and Kolbe drew
the first blood of the night by revealing only six. Then Josh
bid 20-5's and Carl returned the favor by revealing 19, initiating
Josh to the casualty list.
The next challenged bid was 11-3's by Carl. This time when Kolbe
called there were exactly 11 causing everyone but Carl to lose
a die. The first exactor of the Final left everyone with four
or less dice and moved everyone a big step closer to bedtime.
Seth's bid of nine 1's was the next challenge, won by Andrew
with only eight revealed so Seth lost a die. Carl lost the next
die on a bid of five stars thanks to Kolbe's call of four. Jared's
pain was twice as great when his bid of eight 5's was revealed
to be two short. Jared was the first player to be reduced to
his last die die when he called Kolbe's bid of six stars only
to reveal seven. Bid or challenge, Jared had been bit by both
in back-to-back rounds. He could hear the choir warming up in
There was blood in the water and when Jared bid five stars,
Seth in at attempt to oust him called only to reveal six, costing
Seth a die. Golden boy Josh was still looking good. His bid of
three stars drew an unfortunate challenge from Carl which cost
the latter a die for not upping the ante. Jared again faced elimination
when his bid of five stars was challenged by Seth only to cause
the latter to lose a die and join Jared on Death row. Now the
sharks were coming in for the kill. Jared's bid of eight 4's
drew another Seth call. Whoever lost this challenge would be
out. To Seth's dismay there were ten 4's so he contemplated his
new 6th place laurels as the inevitable "Kiss 'em Goodby"
serenade ushered him from the table. Jared didn't have long to
rejoice, as he joined Seth in the cheap seats in the next round
as Kolbe's bid of four stars drew the game's second exactor,
costing everyone else a die, eliminating Jared and moving Carl
to Death Row.
At this point Kolbe was favored with four dice, Andrew had three,
Josh two and Carl one. Carl's bid of seven 3's drew a Kolbe challenge
that cost a die and left him in a tie with Andrew at three dice
each, and granting Carl a reprieve - however brief. The next
round created a bit of LID history as Josh's bid of thee
stars drew the game's third exactor. Carl thereby became the
first ever winner of a LID 4th place plaque. Methinks
he'd rather have kept playing instead. No sense of history. More
importantly, the exactor left the three survivors deadlocked
with two dice apiece.
The logjam was broken when Kolbe bid four 3's and Andrew revealed
only three - making Kolbe the latest occupant of Death Row. His
wait was short. His bid of three 5's was again successfully challenged
by Andrew and he was rewarded with the feel of third place wood,
leaving the two former laurelists to battle for the title with
two dice each.
Andrew struck first! His bid of three 4's drew a Josh challenge
that revealed four 4s and Josh was moved into solitary. Could
he fight off the killing blow and draw even? Andrew started his
hunt with a bid of one 2. Josh upped it to one 5. Andrew raised
it to two 5's, even though he had a star and a 3 under his cup.
Although Josh had a 5 under his cup he felt forced to call. With
two 5's showing, Andrew became the 11th LID champion in
as many years.
Jay's Basement has relocated
Sophie, I thought your nose
grew when you told a fib.
Devin Dauslin thinks this is
more her speed in her first WBC.
A Duke grad and a Cabbie ...
resume complete ... can't be trusted.