||[Feb. 24th, 2005|12:01 am]
This evening I went and hung out with Keith & Ellen for Wednesday Gathering. That's right, my good friend, Famous Game Designer™ Keith Baker! Ooo! (Jealous now? ;-)|
Played a couple (very short!) games of Mag-Blast and some Star Control 2 on the 3DO. We determined that Mag-Blast is better with a hand of 7 cards than one of 5, and playing circular (attack left) is better than free-for-all, but we probably need a mulligan rule to make sure everyone's fleets start out within 5 points of one another.
Also got to hear Keith's amusing stories about gaming cons and being almost kinda halfway famous. There was very yummy cake for Rob's birthday, and I got to see Trevor (flwyd), too.
Oh, and Ellen has a blog, too! At http://www.bossythecow.com.
She said I should write about why I don't have a cellphone, which I will attempt to do... but not tonight. Because sleep beckons.
I actually have quite enjoyed Ellen's blog. She's correct, write about non-cellness. You have my full support.
Keith invited me to bring my Buffy game over some Wednesday, which is kinda cool, and we had a brief, but strangely efficient and useful discussion of Buffy games, in general at ng_nighthawk's. I'm thinking as soon as the play's over, and I have finished the redesign, then, off to the Baker-y. It's been far too long since I visited.
You know, I'm okay with having a cell phone for one reason: People don't call me.
What, they say, doesn't that defeat the purpose?
No, I reply, for the few calls I do get are important (as in family :) ), and so I want them wherever I am. Actually, it just seemed silly to have a land line when Rob already has a cell phone for his job, so there...
Tell your pal Keith that I'll run up to him and scream and throw panties at him at the CLASSIC GAMING EXPO in SF in August if he wants some more street cred. :)
Heh! I'll pass that on, though you might have to watch out or Ellen may kick your ass...