||[Oct. 28th, 2005|12:00 am]
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"...
are we talking something Lovecraft related?
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".
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
Oh, lots of stuff makes you lose sanity points, and if you run out, you have to spend a couple turns at Arkham Asylum.
Have a great trip! Are you presenting?
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.)
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."
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?
Well, for most things, but (1) no cellphone, and (2) the violets are in my office at work.
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.
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!