In an attempt to bid a bit more agressively, Spiderman realized that a 50-point card is worth 5 gems, so he tried to get it for 4. Unfortunately for him, Gerode was ready for this. Bidding stops on round 2 (4 gems) with the following cards played: Gerode: Strike rkoelsch: Pass Spiderman: Stop Jigglypuff: Pass Again, the bid goes to the Strike. It's a bit unusual that someone happens to Strike just at the right time so often. Pretty much anyone could have broken even by stopping the bid on the first round... Current turn: Jigglypuff (0 income) Gems/Resources (color-points-income): Gerode: 9 / Lean-to (tan-20-2), People (purple-50-0) (70 pts) rkoelsch: 15 / none Spiderman: 15 / none Jigglypuff: 13 / Wild Boar (green-50-0) Sold Resources: none Looks like we have another food item up for bid this time. Bugs and Slugs (green-10-2). Sounds yummy. Not too many points, but that income could come in handy. Of course, Jigglypuff already has 50 points in food, so that could get him that much closer to the 100 point win... Bids are due Thusday. I'm on the road for a while, so if I don't get the next set up right away, sit tight. I'm not disappearing.