Don’t Play These Games With Friends
Some free advice that I urge you to take to heart.
And with that Season One of Robot Game Squad comes to a close. It’s been very fun and fulfilling but like a British TV show I’ll be back when I have more stories to tell. Thanks for coming along for the ride and I hope to be back at it soon.
When I started playing Cookie Clicker I was making 0.1 cookies per second. I’m now making 41,886,981,021.6. Yes that 41 BILLION cookies per second. It’s actually an interesting game to give to kids to get them to understand large numbers better. But the Grandmas are kind of creepy.
Q:Oh, I do hope you enjoy Attack on Titan!
Oh it’s amazing…and brutal.
Attack on our Psyche
And actually it got way WAY worse. No spoilers but Attack on Titan is one of the most emotionally brutal shows I’ve ever seen. Casandra and I spent the summer going through the first season. But we have two to go and we haven’t brought ourselves to the point where we can watch them. Could anything more bad happen to these people? But yeah - it’s a great show!
THE LAST HALLOWEEN IS LIVE! I am the most excited person in the world. I hope everyone likes the first update. I had to draw a lot of cars and I hate drawing cars, but I suppose I must suffer for my art.
I can’t even put into words how happy I am to finally be sharing my stories with real, actual human beings. This is the job I always wanted!
Tales from the Dining Room Table: Shadows over Camelot
We got a chance to play Shadows over Camelot recently and it had been way to long. We’re certainly now in a golden age of cooperative board games but back in the mid-2000’s there was not a whole lot to choose from. Much of the fun of Shadows comes from the players being able to work on different quests. Some of them are solo quests but others can have all the players join. Here’s where the communication comes in. Sure you could just play with your cards on the table but then it’s just sort of a puzzle. We have a good time skirting around describing our hands in a fun way. My family does not play with the Traitor rule but if your group is into it that adds a whole other dimension to the game. It was fun to get it on the table and I’m looking forward to our next game.
Unfortunately this is a true story. Ugh.
My daughter and I had such a good time at PAX Prime 12 that my wife and son wanted to come along this year. My wife was into the scavenger hunt for free t-shirts and other swag in the huge exhibiter hall - but sometimes they made you play games to get the swag. World of Tanks looked really cool for the 30 seconds I was alive.
One of the other great things about PAX is the steady stream of Street Passes you get on your 3DS. Shari camped out on the beanbag chairs by the Nintendo 3DS demo area and just soaked in the Street Passes from other 3DS owners passing through. By the time the expo ended she had finished every Street Pass puzzle.
Tales from the Dining Room Table: Planeswalker
The Planeswalker rules still throw me from time to time. Yes I’m just a casual Magic the Gathering player now. There was a time where I entertained “going pro” but that was a while ago. Now I enjoy playing with my kids and their friends mostly. I taught the game to Casandra when she was fairly young, weaning her off of Pokemon. We’re now in the same pattern with my son.
It is an incredible game partly due to the number of different ways you can play it. If I never bought another card I could still play the game for the rest of my life. But, of course, I still buy new cards since one of the great thrills of the game is seeing new cards and thinking through how they fit in with the rest of the game.