The amount of pieces that are accumulating is becoming unmanageable.
There are pieces piled thousands high on many of the board positions; some areas it's not clear where exactly the pieces were placed.
Many of the game pieces are solid bars of lab-created gems with perfect clarity to the center of the tile, some etched, others are layered; and still further, the board has grown to nearly 3 acres square. Different pieces play differently. They load them onto our carts as we run out.
I keep track of key positions by memory, and yet much of the underlayment requires me to refer to my notes.
Some players consult with a strategos between turns; I don't believe in it.
In just over an hour, we'll break again for the night.