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Why not... [Feb. 20th, 2009|10:26 pm]
Taken from Texas...

Describe me in one word... just one single word. Positive or negative.

Leave your word in a comment before looking at what words others have used.

Then copy and paste the meme to your journal to find out how people will describe you when limited to one word.
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From Nick [Feb. 6th, 2009|11:20 am]
Which Tarot Card Are You?Collapse )
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Ninth up, third from the left, that's where [Dec. 12th, 2008|09:39 am]
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Early Birthday & Christmas [Nov. 9th, 2008|03:38 pm]
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[Current Location |Home]
[music |Allen Collins Band - Chapter One]


I've been contemplating purchasing Longclaw since I found out about it. Well, I finally decided to just buckle and pick it up. Maybe one of these days I'll have one constructed to match it that is actually made from pattern welded steel and topped with a hand-carved wolf's head pommel inset with real rubies. I can only imagine that it'd be around $4000 though.

That'll probably wait until after my tattoos though.
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Comics [Oct. 24th, 2008|09:35 am]
Ok, so I failed at finishing those game reviews. :-/ It's just been too long since I've had a chance to do so and at this point, maybe I'll get back to them maybe not.

On another note. I'm now completely caught up on Penny Arcade. I've been slowly reading one comic at a time from the beginning and then adding them to my rss feeds. XKCD was the first, SinFest was 2nd, and now Penny Arcade. Current bookmarks that I have are:

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Vinland Saga
A Miracle of Science
pictures for sad children

These are just comics that have been recently linked to me since I got back into reading webcomics.

Other comics I know I need to read:

Girl Genius
Real Life (I used to follow this one for a while)

Any others that I'm missing? I'm thinking the next one on the list is Girl Genius, largely due to Charlie and Oscar making so many references to it lately. ;-)

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(no subject) [Oct. 17th, 2008|02:31 pm]

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Hollywood Pen Name? [Sep. 23rd, 2008|12:19 pm]
I need a hollywood pen name for writing faux news articles. I also need ideas for articles about stuff that hasn't happened yet. (They will be for this website: http://breakingearly.com) Article ideas are also helpful.

Current Pen-name options utilize the pet/street name combination...

Pet: Rocky (could also use Rock)
Streets: Wabash, Wentworth, Wells. (not going to bother using Rena or 33rd)

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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2008|02:34 pm]
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BGG: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/478
Publisher: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/citadels.htm

The goal of the game is to build the most valuable city in the area by the time someone's city has reached a certain size. You collect gold to build varying buildings with. Each building is worth up to 8 points. Sounds simple enough. Well, there's a nice twist in that each turn, every player takes on the role of a major character including The Assassin, Thief, King, Architect, Bishop, Warlord, Merchant, and others. Each of these characters has the ability to do certain things. Roles are chosen around the table starting with whoever was the King on the previous turn. Some characters have the ability to improve their buildings or build faster, being very self oriented. Others have to target other characters (not players). The kicker is that nobody know who is who until they go. Each character has a place in turn order. First goes the Assassin. If nobody is the assassin, nobody speaks up and you move on. Otherwise the assassin goes. The assassin's special power is to murder one character. If any player has chosen that character, they don't get to go that turn. But you won't know that until the very end of the round because they just don't say anything when their turn comes up.

Overall, I think this is a pretty good game. The mechanics are simple and easy to pick up. The artwork on the cards is well done and often fun in and of itself. Within the first couple rounds, we pretty much had the flow of the game going well. The only thing that took a little while was remembering the order that the characters played in, but that didn't take long to catch up on, especially with 4 players trying to remember.

Overall Rating: 8. This is a very good game. It's likely that if it's on the shelf, I'll suggest it. And I can't really see a time when I would turn down a game unless it was trumped by an even better one.
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Gen Con - Summary [Aug. 21st, 2008|01:57 pm]
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So I guess I'll start with a bit of an overview that isn't necessarily tied to any particular game. This may be a bit random.

Cool stuff that I saw or random things worth mentioning:

The most bad ass gaming table in existence: The Sultan
And only costing $10k. This is pretty much the end-all be-all of gaming tables. Will I ever own one? doubtful. But it's nice to think I might one day have the money to blow on a $10000 gaming accessory.

The Gary Gygax Memorial Dice collection: Everyone was encouraged to throw in one of their dice into the 4 foot tall d20 which was auctioned off at the end of the Con, meant to raise money for one of Gygax's favorite charities.

IIXII The Continuum booth: Ok, this booth wasn't particularly cool in and of itself. I was walking around, saw it and the two girls they had dressed up as characters for the game. Didn't really pay attention a whole lot, until I noticed one of them intensely checking me out. Unfortunately not so much in the "You. Clothes off now!" kinda way, but in trying to figure something out. I figured she was trying to read my shirt, but then she said "Jacques!?". Threw me completely off guard (apparently she was trying to read my name-tag). I kinda stared at her for a second... "Amy!?..." Turns out this hot redheaded nightelf type character was actually one of my old coworkers from the Alzheimer's Association. Small world.

The Art Show: I was actually really impressed with the amount of amazing artwork there. Everything from some pretty standard stuff to the gorgeous work featured in the latest D&D works. My primary stop however was the Tarnished Images booth. There I finally got to meet Ruth Thompson. A couple weeks prior at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, while visiting her booth there, I realized that her art was the perfect choice of style for the tattoo I've been wanting. So I talked to her about the idea and she loved it. Unfortunately, if I want the original commissioned pieces, it'll cost me a few thousand dollars, so it might be a while. I did mention the possibility of letting her keep the originals, which she said she usually doesn't do, but because she liked the idea so much, she didn't seem to be completely against the idea. It'll still probably be another few years before I get the tattoos, but I've always said that I want to have the idea for one in my head for at least two years before I actually get it to make sure I'm not going to change my mind.

The Rose Song Tshirts: There are a lot of tshirts being sold at GenCon, but it's very rare that I find a shirt that I feel I have to buy (usually for someone else). This was one of those cases. I'd mention details here, but it'd be spoiling it for someone this weekend. They had a special, so I picked up a couple shirts for myself as well: Iron Man and Old School Gamer. I'll post a link to the other shirt after this weekend. ;-)
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Gen Con summary [Aug. 20th, 2008|11:53 am]
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As I get some random time here and there, I'll be posting updates about how Gen Con went and the games that I played. I think all in all, I played 15 new board games, and a couple other demos.

(Phil or Kurt may need to correct some of these times)

Wednesay 8/13
6:00pm Leave on Megabus for Indianapolis.
10:15pm Arrive in Indianapolis. Meet Nick. Pick up Beer.
11:00pm Get to Nick's apartment. Play Citadels.

Thursday 8/14
7:15am Arrive at GenCon. Check in. Get Swag.
8:30am Kurt and I check out Lost Cities from the library
10:00am Ticket to Ride: The Card Game
2:00pm Runebound
7:00pm God Dice
9:00pm Kurt and I check out Dungeon Twister
10:00pm Cutthroat Caverns
12:30am Leave

Friday 8/15
7:45am Arrive at GenCon
8:00am Starfarers of Catan
12:00pm Ninja Burger
4:00pm Easter Island
8:00pm Wizard's Gambit
10:00pm Grab a couple drinks at the True Tavern
11:30pm Leave

Saturday 8/16
7:45am Arrive at GenCon
8:00am Hey! That's My Fish!
9:00am The Tower of Gygax
10:00am Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot
12:00pm Fundamentals of Miniature Painting
2:30pm Wander around the Exhibit Hall
7:00pm Hex Hex
9:30pm Leave GenCon
10:30pm Order Chinese, play D&D4 with Kurt & Phil

Sunday 8/17
8:00am Catan Dice Game
11:00am Killer Bunnies and the Journey to Jupiter
2:00pm Shadows over Camelot
4:00pm Meet up with Kurt, Phil, and Nick for Dinner
6:30pm Quick game of Fluxx
7:00pm Leave on Megabus for Chicago
9:30pm Arrive in Chicago. Go home.

More will come later, with details on each game and what I thought about them.
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