Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
|Have your tried turning it off and back on again?|
|Typical weekday morning commute on I-35 in Austin.|
OGREcovery vehicle, in a nice construction orange shade.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas (hometown of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz). The museum is well worth the visit.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Triplanetary is the grandaddy of all vector movement spaceship games, dating back to when Marc Miller (of Traveller fame) created it in the 1970s. I went in on the Kickstarter when Steve Jackson Games (which had acquired the rights to the game) decided to publish a new edition of Triplanetary. Well, today the game arrived: nearly a hundred counters worth of spaceships, a rulebook, and two maps representing the Solar System that cover my entire kitchen table when unfolded. I'm looking forward to trying out some of the scenarios in the rulebook and zooming around the planets according to the laws of physics.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Escape the Dark Castle is a fun, card-based, RPG-lite with a very old-school vibe and evocative black-and-white artwork. The game can be played most anywhere, including our local watering hole, as shown above. The original game sold out, but is now being reprinted as part of a Kickstarter for several expansions to the base game. The expansions add new cards and new mechanics to Escape, as well as a collector's box designed to hold all the components from the base game and the additions. If you missed out on this the first time, give it a look. It's a fun game that's ideal to play pretty much anywhere as you enjoy a beverage.