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[Oct. 28th, 2005|12:00 am]
Beemer
Mel came over this evening and we played Arkham Horror (which Chris has loaned to us for a little while). It was fun! It was a little more challenging (we played with a couple house rules for new players) but also smoother with only four players.

I managed to implement a good half-dozen completely unrelated bug fixes, UI tweaks, and miscellaneous improvements today. I'm trying to do as much "polishing" as I can before (yikes!) the end of the day tomorrow, because on Sunday I'm off to DC for the Serious Games Summit. I also managed to finish off updating our homebrew CMS system for the website at work and hand it off to the other ad-hoc web committee people.

I'm really psyched for this conference, but it'll also be really nice not to need to feel frantic anymore.

Eight jillion little things to remember to do tomorrow, like "ask Olga to water my violets"...
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From: iamthequarry
2005-10-27 11:14 pm (UTC)
'Arkham Horror'...????

are we talking something Lovecraft related?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-10-27 11:26 pm (UTC)
Yup. It's a reissue of an old boardgame, updated with lots and lots of pieces and cards instead of lookup tables in a rulesbook.

Themewise, it's basically "save the world from Eldritch Horrors from Beyond the Veils of Time and Space".
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From: iamthequarry
2005-10-28 12:01 am (UTC)
but where does the Insanity come in?

That's what I loved about the Call of Cthulu RPG...the fact your character could go completely insane over the course of the game
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-10-28 06:23 am (UTC)
Oh, lots of stuff makes you lose sanity points, and if you run out, you have to spend a couple turns at Arkham Asylum.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-10-28 04:31 am (UTC)
Have a great trip! Are you presenting?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-10-28 06:22 am (UTC)
A poster. (Twice, which is weird enough that I emailed them to make sure that it really was a double poster session and not a typo.)
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-10-28 07:21 am (UTC)
Vaguely amusingly, I realized right after writing that comment, "Oh. Right. I'm sitting in front of my computer, and can find the answer in 18 seconds."

Have fun.
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[User Picture]From: baronet
2005-10-28 06:38 am (UTC)

Violets

ask Olga to water my violets

Isn't that what you have sweeties for? So that you can call them up from the plane as a bundle of nerves, and have them calm you and reassure you that they'll do all the things they are about to forget about?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-10-28 06:59 am (UTC)

Re: Violets

Well, for most things, but (1) no cellphone, and (2) the violets are in my office at work.
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[User Picture]From: ng_nighthawk
2005-10-28 08:10 am (UTC)
I just realized that with three people in the relationship, you could play a ton of boardgames that just don't work with two people. I am so jealous.

Mind you, rg_rothko isn't into games anyway. But this is a good argument for at least 2 kids. In the past, they were considered an investment that pays off in cheap labor. Now, they can be considered an investment that pays off in gaming partners. And, based on being trounced at chess by a 13-year-old, I don't have THAT long to wait before their skill level is up to par.

Eeeeexcellent.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2005-10-28 09:58 am (UTC)
I missed you at the pumpkin carving. kung_fu_monkey needs to meet melf.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-10-28 10:39 am (UTC)
Had I not been gearing up for my conference, I'da been there. I was glad to hear you had a good time without us!
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