GG

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In ancient Rome, “sudden death” was actually sudden death ;)

Given the stakes, I’m surprised there wasn’t more cheating in the Colosseum. Sand-kicking and whatnot. They had nothing to lose. What could the ref do? Give the other guy a penalty stab?

(Pointless trivia: the murmillo vs retiarius match-up was popularized by this classic painting.)

Free Parking

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(Click to biggify.)

On a standard Monopoly board, New York Avenue sits right next to Free Parking. Coincidence?

On an unrelated note, the orange set is probably the best set in the game. It strikes a perfect balance between affordability and soul-crushing rent rates. The purple set (St. Charles Place & co.) is second on my list. Together, they can lock down the only escape from jail ;)