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Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2009 on kyle + rosemary is finally online at WWdN: In Exile
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OK, Wil, my husband owes you some gnomestew swag. He just earned even more geek points in my eyes when you mentioned gnomestew -- he's Scott, one of the gnomes. He also gets points for reading your post before me. And you got some points for not just being a gamer, but being a gamer who shares -- awesome. And I swear it's not ALWAYS me when Scott talks about a "problem gamer" in his home group.
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I spend my day working online and finally got a week's vacation last week -- and held a bit of a technology strike. I read four books, bought a banjo and instruction book, played with the cats and paid some attention to my fiancee [bah. I'm horrible at remember whether it's fiance or fiancee]. And I only checked my e-mail once! Plus work only called twice! So by the time yesterday (Monday) rolled around I was excited about going back into work and running the site. And by the time I made my way through the 1,437 e-mails [seriously], I remembered why I usually try to keep up while I'm gone. But I did so love being a Luddite for a while.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2007 on give a hoot. read a book. at WWdN: In Exile
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I spend my day working online and finally got a week's vacation last week -- and held a bit of a technology strike. I read four books, bought a banjo and instruction book, played with the cats and paid some attention to my fiancee [bah. I'm horrible at remember whether it's fiance or fiancee]. And I only checked my e-mail once! Plus work only called twice! So by the time yesterday (Monday) rolled around I was excited about going back into work and running the site. And by the time I made my way through the 1,437 e-mails [seriously], I remembered why I usually try to keep up while I'm gone. But I did so love being a Luddite for a while.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2007 on give a hoot. read a book. at WWdN: In Exile
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I totally forgot about Fluxx -- it's the game we play when waiting for everyone to show up. I love it. You may also want to check out Guillotine for a quick and fun game. We're lucky where I live (Fresno, Calif.) to have 3! good game stores -- one focuses on board games and a TON of RPG books, one has lots of open gaming and 40k gear (and a monthly get together) and one tries to be a comic shop and game store, but is really on adequate in both. But, really, a wealth of riches here for gamers. I've lived in metro areas where it wasn't so good. Pile WoW and work on top of that, and I rarely have any time to be bored.
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I totally forgot about Fluxx -- it's the game we play when waiting for everyone to show up. I love it. You may also want to check out Guillotine for a quick and fun game. We're lucky where I live (Fresno, Calif.) to have 3! good game stores -- one focuses on board games and a TON of RPG books, one has lots of open gaming and 40k gear (and a monthly get together) and one tries to be a comic shop and game store, but is really on adequate in both. But, really, a wealth of riches here for gamers. I've lived in metro areas where it wasn't so good. Pile WoW and work on top of that, and I rarely have any time to be bored.
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I'm always on the lookout for 2-player games for my SO and I to enjoy. I love San Juan -- it has the flavor of Puerto Rico but can be played out in 30 to 45 minutes. It'll also handle more people and then the strategy is very different. Oh -- and very easy rules. There's also a card game version of Settlers of Catan that we're fond of. Takes about 60-90 minutes, and with the expansion set of cards you have 6 games in one. You want to find a good game? Check out boardgamegeek.com for all kinds of reader reviews. Ticket to Ride has a two-player variant and can usually also suck in non-gamers. Um, so we're a bit of a geeky gaming couple. Did I mention we own something along the lines of 67 board games? Seriously? Two bookshelves and a cabinet's worth. You're ever in Fresno, you're invited to game night on Wednesday. Or RPG night on Friday. Or, well, anytime you want we can break out games.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2007 on Descent or Twilight Imperium? at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm always on the lookout for 2-player games for my SO and I to enjoy. I love San Juan -- it has the flavor of Puerto Rico but can be played out in 30 to 45 minutes. It'll also handle more people and then the strategy is very different. Oh -- and very easy rules. There's also a card game version of Settlers of Catan that we're fond of. Takes about 60-90 minutes, and with the expansion set of cards you have 6 games in one. You want to find a good game? Check out boardgamegeek.com for all kinds of reader reviews. Ticket to Ride has a two-player variant and can usually also suck in non-gamers. Um, so we're a bit of a geeky gaming couple. Did I mention we own something along the lines of 67 board games? Seriously? Two bookshelves and a cabinet's worth. You're ever in Fresno, you're invited to game night on Wednesday. Or RPG night on Friday. Or, well, anytime you want we can break out games.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2007 on Descent or Twilight Imperium? at WWdN: In Exile
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