Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter: Hope and Games

On Easter Christians tell the story of a great come-from-behind victory. When all seemed lost and many on-lookers and kibitzers had declared defeat, a surprising move turned the situation upside-down and produced a surprising triumph. These are the kinds of gaming moments we all live for, and they are the stories we treasure and retell.

Your view of the Christian Easter story will vary with your faith, but all religions and cultures have stories of hope and rebirth.

As gamers we share this sense of hope: no matter how badly you lost, there's always another game waiting to be played. For gamers, like Christians, hope springs eternal.

Have a joyous Easter, and I hope to see you over the game board on Monday night.


At 10:41 PM, April 14, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Happy Easter to you and all. See you on Monday.

BTW, I hadn't realized that the Dodge City expansion for Bang lets you play with 8 players... the eigth being another renegade! I'll bring it on Monday just in case.

At 10:12 AM, April 15, 2006, Blogger Jeff said...

Easter as a come from behind victory - I had never looked at it that way. That's an interesting perspective.

Two renengades sounds like it would put a cool new spin on the game, not to mention making a renegade victory an easier task.

At 8:41 PM, April 15, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Two more renegades.... that's two "deputies" that could end up being backstabbers.

At 1:37 AM, April 16, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

I don't know much about the Christian background of Easter, but I do know I get my hard boiled egg intake for the entire year in one day around this time (usually passing out, bloated on cholesterol and protein, into plastic grass basket stuffing and melting marshmallow peeps).

Anyway, just wanted to chime in to say I added a link to an invite email addy on the homepage. As it was before, people could pick up our business card and wander over to this here lovely site only to do nothing. Since we have a member only comment submission policy (to keep those evil spammers out) we needed a little something to create the dialogue. So I guess that's probably a really long explanation for something stupidly simple.


At 10:50 AM, April 16, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

1:37 am? get some sleep man

At 7:50 PM, April 16, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

I've posted later...


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