Thanks to folks who emailed ideas and advice on my browser woes. It seems the roadrunner proxy server is screwed up, so turning that off let me see websites again.
There's a new play from Rude Mechanicals, Requiem for Tesla. Music by Golden Arm Trio! This is probably going to be interesting; if anyone wants to see it with me, let me know.
|MitListUndTucke||6||JP 5 WendyWhe 3 Marty 1 Dan -1 RussW -3 Daniel -5|
|Carcassonne||3||RussD 2 WendyWhi 0 Steve -2|
|GhostParty||3||Harry 2 Jeffles 0 Brady -2|
|HookOrCrook||4||Carly 3 Harry 1 Jeffles -1 Brady -3|
|Cartagena||4||Carly 3 Jeffles 1 Harry -1 Brady -3|
|Chrononauts||4||Marty 3 Daniel -1 WendyWhe -1 JP -1|
|KingOfTheElves||3||WendyWhi 2 Steve 0 RussD -2|
|TallyHo||2||Dan 1 RussW -1|
|SchottenTotten||2||RussW 1 Brady -1|
|Carcassonne||4||Dan 3 JP 1 Steve -1 RussD -3|
|Airlines||6||Harry 5 WendyWhi 3 Daniel 1 Carly -1 Jeffles -3 Marty -5|
|Bluff||5||Carly 4 Daniel 2 WendyWhi 0 Jeffles -2 Harry -4|
|WebOfPower||5||RussW 4 Steve 2 Brady 0 JP -2 Dan -4|
|Fight||4||Marty 3 JP 1 WendyWhi -1 RussW -3|
|SchottenTotten||2||Dan 1 Daniel -1|
|ZirkusFlohcati||3||RussW 2 Marty 0 Daniel -2|
|LostCities||2||Daniel 1 RussW -1|
|TallyHo||2||JP 1 Dan -1|
Holy shit, I didn't play Carcassonne!!!
I did however play Marty's suggested game of Mit List und Tuecke, which hadn't been played for a while. There are those who would add "with good reason". I think it's a cool weird confusing trick-taking game, but we all agree it takes a frustratingly long time to play for no apparent reason. I guess since it's such a nonstandard trick-taking game people take longer to try to decide what to do.
I got to play Tally Ho and enjoyed it. There is a high bit of luck, but it's got good tactics as well and is quite enjoyable. Well worth checking out. It's strictly 2 player, and it's suggested you play match style (2 games, switching sides: animals vs hunters). Dan beat me, then in a later game, I'm sad to report JP beat Dan soundly about the head and shoulders with a 76 point victory or some such. It was incredible. Of course, it gives me no pleasure to report this, but it's my duty. I would never stoop to taunting Dan for almost being shut out in the second round.
I seem to have finally gotten the hang of Web of Power.
Other long-lost games got played again: Airlines (the predecessor to Union Pacific) and Fight (the brilliant Cheapass game whose complete rules fit easily on a business card). Long ago there was talk of making a Fight AI tournament, but that project died.
Meta Party Game Results
I was the Meta Party Devil. Here is the meta party game I emailed out:
The Diversity GameI modified the Devil Points software to tally these results, and here they are:
Opponents played:Thus Daniel is the winner, with 63 meta party points! I was Vice-Meta-Devil, with JP close behind me. RussD had the least diverse gaming experience of us all.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Music from the motion picture soundtrack
The Breeders, Last Splash
Hole, Teenage Whore
Rasputina, Thanks for the Ether
Timbuk3, A Hundred Lovers
Rank ratings: 0.6000 Carly (4 games played) 0.2632 JP (6) 0.2500 WendyWhi (5) 0.2500 WendyWhe (2) 0.1765 Harry (5) 0.1111 Marty (5) -0.0588 RussW (7) -0.0667 Dan (6) -0.0909 Steve (4) -0.2381 Daniel (7) -0.2941 Jeffles (5) -0.4286 RussD (3) -0.6923 Brady (5) New Win ratings: 0.6000 Carly (4) 0.2353 Harry (5) 0.1765 RussW (7) 0.1667 Marty (5) 0.1333 Dan (6) 0.1053 JP (6) 0.0000 RussD (3) -0.1250 WendyWhi (5) -0.2381 Daniel (7) -0.2500 WendyWhe (2) -0.2941 Jeffles (5) -0.3636 Steve (4) -0.3846 Brady (5)Carly is the Devil! JP is Vice-Devil; Harry is Vice-Vice-Devil. Then me. Daniel and I share the Dedicated Award. Brady is the Generous Angel!
Arkham has dark art and objects, much of it Lovecraftian.
nobscan.com exists to show scanned pictures of male genitalia in flaccid and humorous states. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Lambiek is Europe's oldest antiquarian comic store... and a good website about comics! It includes an impressive comiclopedia: a searchable gallery of comic artist biographies and artwork examples.
Linux comes to the big screen.