Shall we play a game? (part deux)
I am now taking a brief intermission from frolicking about the house in celebration of Heroscape Wave 9's arrival.... long may my addiction reign. Finally we have dwarves, Native Americans, and of course more aliens with guns and blades. I wish we'd get more licensed content, i.e., more Marvel stuff... Terminator... Conan... etc., but in the mean time I'm just happy the game is still alive.
Is looking at you ... yes, you ... and reminding you that you only have a few days left to vote on the SABG Top50 for this year. (I'll probably post the results Friday and once I've started the geeklist...) Lots of new games have jumped onto the list, but will the perennials bloom again? Your vote could decide.
FFG continues to churn out game news at a dizzying pace (although not the one I want most). Coming in the fall: Battlelore Heroes. It looks like the game will be in good hands with FFG. I'm still not particularly enthusiastic about investing any more in this game, but I'll give it some thought.
Happy Father's Day. There was been a flurry of babies this past year, so we have a lot of new fathers. But also some established fathers.
I managed to beat another six songs on Rock Band on expert. This is what you do when everyone is out of town. That, and plan for Monday. I'll be a touch later than normal, but still there before six. And we have an out of town guest, I think...
Since its apparently tough to find anyone in San Antonio willing to play the hardcore grind that is Settlers Cities and Knights, I decided to settle in with the brand new release of Stone Soup, version 0.5. You may remember a post where I describe this essentially as Angband on steroids. The new version greatly improves the user interface, making the game even faster and more exciting, though just as horribly difficult.
It's right here, but you'll have to look carefully, it's subtle. Let me help you ...
I’ve been unable to find anyone in [San Antonio] who plays Cities & Knights Of Catan. Settlers players are a dime a dozen in any city with a large underground geek population, but very few have the courage to step up their game to the hardcore grind that is C&K,Geek pissing wars are always a lose-lose, so I'll just note that someone has already pointed the author to this website. I am packing plenty of snark, though, should any wars erupt, as you would expect.
Labels: softcore gaming
There is an expansion for BSG on the way. The article alludes to more expansion(s), so perhaps we'll get to play out the finale.... okay, still no spoilers here. Thoughts?
I hope our occasional forays into the world of video games on this blog aren't overly annoying. The truth is, at least for me, video games are the form of gaming that fits best into my life at the moment. They take up almost no physical space; the cost/benefit ratio is good, particularly if you enjoy as much old school stuff as I do, and you can get a quick fix in just a few minutes. Wireless surround sound headphones are amazing for sleeping baby and spousal compatibility. Still, I don't think I'll be bringing UFC home any time soon.
1) Alea Expansion
Sunday means Monday planning. Let's do it. As far as I know at this point, I'm in at the usual time.
Labels: monday planning
...wasn't a boardgame. Welcome to the world of MMA.
You know you want to. It will be fun. HEEHEE.
Following is an exerpt from The Name of the Rose that I thought you might enjoy:
"To find the way out of a labyrinth," William recited, "there is only one means. At every new junction, never seen before, the path we have taken will be marked with three signs. If, because of previous signs on some of the paths of the juction, you see that the juction has already been visited, you will make only one mark on the path you have taken. If all the apertures have already breen marked, then you must retrace your steps . But if one or two apertures of the junction are still without signs, you will choose any one, making two signs on it, Proceeding through an aperture that bears only one sign , you will make two more, so that now the aperature bears three. All the parts of the labyrinth must have been visited if, arriving at a junction, you never take a passage with three signs, unless none of the other passages is now without signs."
"...And by observing this rule you get out?"
"Almost never, as far as I know. But we will try it, all the same."
...and I'm a man who enjoys his taffy.
It started with 5.