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This line: I was going to be a man in the eyes of my family. Made me think of bar mitzvahs ;> A good read - I could feel the cringe of the not quite 15 year old you when the ground flowers betrayed you and the loss of the ensuing few years - glad you got to have good ones with your new family :> oh - and "long time reader" who only drops by very occasionally ;>
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Wait - there are *other* ways to play? I"ve always played with a single save file and a back up for corruption - since we were allowed to save anyway (why yes, I have been playing that long - but I believe you have been as well ;>).
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Santa brought us two of the lovlies on your list - Pandemic and Castle Panic. Pandemic was so cool we played it 2x back to back (1st time to "learn", 2nd time to see if we could beat it) - MAN did we get our collective bums handed to us (me, the spouse and the 14 year old) - didn't diminish our interest one little bit, but OUCH. We've no clue how to beat this yet. On Beginner. Clearly LOTS of replay in this game ;>. Castle Panic will wait for tomorrow - I played solitaire tonight and it was a SLAUGHTER - I was swarmed (with both a "draw 3" and a "draw 4" + all 4 Bosses in the 1st 1/2 of the tiles drawn, poor little solo me was wiped out. OTOH, I know the basics of how to play and can teach the others tomorrow when we gather for game playing :>. Both games prove something I've been very aware of for some time - A game doesn't need 16 pages of impenetrable small-type rules and 5 BAJLLION pieces to be fun, re-playable and eminently strategic - just well designed. Nice to find some designers that agree with me :>. Thanks again, man - two great games! Looking forward to adding Small World sometime in 2010 ;> (and maybe, just maybe, Arkham Horror!).
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Here's hoping you pull thru - yours is one of the best Twitter related services out there!
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Now that's just odd....gotta wonder if I knew your mom - as Tim was at my HS and part of the same theatre program (I was a techie - and no, I didn't know him well, but he played a mean Dionysus ;>). :>
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day two at WWdN: In Exile
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Excellent start - Leverage is one of my favorite shows - it's well written, has a great cast and is fall down funny. And the folks above are right, Hu$tle is great fun. This is one of the few shows where I like *both* the original BBC version *and* the American interpretation - the shows have the same heart while being very different in the particulars. I'm really looking forward to seeing you in this series! And ya - if I were on the set, I've have to spend a lot of energy not going all fan girl on 'em too ;>. What a great cast!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2009 on LEVERAGE: day zero at WWdN: In Exile
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Sounds like the kind of game I'd really enjoy - and having been D&Ding since the mid 70's, that saying something ;>. My kid is working on her first campaign - can't wait to play in her world :>. Spacedog: check the military base nearest you - best chance of finding someone with a western sense of gaming (which D&D really is) - then get some locals you meet involved and spread the love ;>.
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You are the UberGeek - who else could get another shot so quickly? Break a Leg, man - would LOVE to see you in a regular role as a grownup ;>.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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It has always amazed me that people can't tell the Actor from the Character. I didn't grow up in LA, so that's not it - but I knew from when I was *very* little the difference between a character and the actor that portrayed him or her. I knew before the '60's were over that Spock and Leonard Nimoy were not the same person (and that Nimoy was fun as Paris, but I digress) - and I was like 7 or 8 when I figured that out (I suspect my mom of making sure I knew the difference as well -- I can't remember a time I didn't know that). To accuse any actor of being no different than he was 20 years ago is ridiculous, but to do so of a man who was a teenager at the time is doubly so. Wesley was an interesting concept -- and sometimes it didn't work so well, but most of the time it worked just fine. And I've enjoyed your more recent work in a completely different vein and look forward to more. That someone was so shortsighted as to never see anyone outside of the 1st role they see them in is *their* shortcoming, not yours. I look forward to more of your good work. As does my brand new teenage daughter (yes, we've just entered that phase ;>). You do good work, man.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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We've just finished watching 2nd season - we're introducing our 13 year old to TNG and one of her favorite characters is Wesley. It would be a grand bonus to get your reviews as well!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2009 on work in progress ... at WWdN: In Exile
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Yea! Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and Happy Chanukah! We are home in the snow with family gaming :>. Lovely Day that ;>
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Yea! Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and Happy Chanukah! We are home in the snow with family gaming :>. Lovely Day that ;>
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Good on you, Wil. I wholeheartedly support getting a decent deal, but you're right -- on every point you make. Tom Hanks is with you and so are other "A" listers -- so maybe SAG will listen. In the mean time, the AFTRA negotiators can burn in 7 kinds of hell for the Insane Deal they cut. For those of us not part of SAG, but "SAG-Friendly" - is there anything we can do to help at this point?
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Good on you, Wil. I wholeheartedly support getting a decent deal, but you're right -- on every point you make. Tom Hanks is with you and so are other "A" listers -- so maybe SAG will listen. In the mean time, the AFTRA negotiators can burn in 7 kinds of hell for the Insane Deal they cut. For those of us not part of SAG, but "SAG-Friendly" - is there anything we can do to help at this point?
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I'm thinkin' you need more female game geek friends -- we've a whole passel of them up here in Seattle ;>. Heck, I'm the one who taught my husband how to play D&D :>.
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I'm thinkin' you need more female game geek friends -- we've a whole passel of them up here in Seattle ;>. Heck, I'm the one who taught my husband how to play D&D :>.
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Excellent! Finding games that cross age groups is never easy and we have a brand new teen in the house! From Settlers to Guillotine, we have a pretty good selection, but adding a good source for new ones is never a bad thing!
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Excellent! Finding games that cross age groups is never easy and we have a brand new teen in the house! From Settlers to Guillotine, we have a pretty good selection, but adding a good source for new ones is never a bad thing!
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This was a nice piece -- but I have to admit, I've reached a point where I tend to think of you as "author Wil Wheaton" every bit as much as "actor Wil Wheaton" -- tho never "child actor" which for me dredges up dreadful images of early hollywood "child actors." As for what's "cool," that rather depends on who one asks, doesn't it? ;>.
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This was a nice piece -- but I have to admit, I've reached a point where I tend to think of you as "author Wil Wheaton" every bit as much as "actor Wil Wheaton" -- tho never "child actor" which for me dredges up dreadful images of early hollywood "child actors." As for what's "cool," that rather depends on who one asks, doesn't it? ;>.
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First, you're right. It's just not that complicated in terms of who/what is affected. But let's not forget here, many of the commenters have spoken about "letting the voters speak" and "majority rule" and "democracy" -- what they've NOT spoken about is that 4 out of every 5 dollars spent FOR Prop 8 came from The Morman Church in Utah who made a formal, concerted, pointed effort to pass this proposition (by they're own public admission). Aside from bringing their tax exempt status into question -- one can ask whether it's the will of the people if it's funded so heavily by outside interests.
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First, you're right. It's just not that complicated in terms of who/what is affected. But let's not forget here, many of the commenters have spoken about "letting the voters speak" and "majority rule" and "democracy" -- what they've NOT spoken about is that 4 out of every 5 dollars spent FOR Prop 8 came from The Morman Church in Utah who made a formal, concerted, pointed effort to pass this proposition (by they're own public admission). Aside from bringing their tax exempt status into question -- one can ask whether it's the will of the people if it's funded so heavily by outside interests.
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ok -- new here -- don't know how to give you props on propeller -- tell us Neanderthals how ;>.
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ok -- new here -- don't know how to give you props on propeller -- tell us Neanderthals how ;>.
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First time in memory that my polling place had lines -- yea! Voted on paper (yea, I'm a luddite when it comes to voting) -- almost took my breath away filling in that bubble for Obama. Voted without fail since Reagan -- and will continue to do so as long as I draw breath. Working at the LD office all day -- canvassing, phone calling, blogging, you name it ;>
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2008 on one lever, pulled. at WWdN: In Exile
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