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Game Night

One of our wayward former game-night friends was back in town tonight after a year’s absence. Jess took a job in Orange County about a little over a year ago and (along with the defections of Bruce the Traitor and Tim) his loss was sorely felt at game night. He’s back in Seattle for the [...]

Divisiveness: not just for politics anymore

Pramas recently updated his blog with some commentary on divisive politics ( Real Americans ) that pretty much exactly matches what I would have to say on the topic. I’ve just had no time to post recently I was just going to do a simple "Me too" and link to it but something else caught [...]

4th Edition D&D

Inspired by John Kovalic’s post on the new D&D books and his request for us to share out thoughts, I posted the following as a comment on his blog. By the time I got to the end, I figured I might as well just make it into a post for my own blog as well. [...]


I wanted to thank everyone for their sympathy on the whole friend moving away issue. I really do appreciate it. I just needed to cry a little for myself so I could move forward being supportive and positive for my friend and his opportunities. Everything about this move has the possibility to be good for [...]

Wine and Games

Setting up for gaming Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Jess has a wine locker at a wine storage place here in Seattle. One of the benefits of this is that they have a room that members can use for private tastings or small gatherings. It was the perfect location for a little wine and gaming. [...]

Support Piracy!

Piracy of the Pirates of the Burning Sea kind, that is.

Pirates is on the front page of the New York Times art section today. The launch has gone well and though there are always haters for anything anyone does, the response to the game is strong and positive. Congrats to Pramas, John, Jess, and [...]

Launch Party

Mixin’ it up Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

I roused myself from my malaise long enough to join Pramas at Seattle’s Experience Music Project for the Flying Lab launch party for Pirates of the Burning Sea. PotBS is in “pre-boarding” right now, where people who bought advanced access boxes have been able to start playing [...]

The news has broken

I can officially stop being cryptic.


I’ve been out of the loop for a while so I completely missed the release of this game from Wizards of the Coast. It’s billed on the WotC site as “A D&D Supplement” which is completely bizarre as it has nothing to do with “supplementing” D&D. It’s a GAME and a perfectly fun one at [...]

Prince of Persia Question

Hello my geek friends. A mom friend of mine was considering buying Prince of Persia for her son, who is Kate’s age. Another mom friend warned her away from it saying “Prince of Persia has ‘sex scenes’ in it @ certain levels (including bondage and S&M).”

Is this true? I have to admit that I [...]