NewsSuch a low turnout... Dan's in England, Wendy was doing a reading at Book People, ...
It's weird being back in school (with my printmaking class) as we have just 2 classes left as I type, and the last class doesn't count because we'll spend it cleaning up the lab instead of printing. One wonders if there will be a high absentee rate that day.
In my copious spare time I've been reading the hardback collections of the first issues of Alan Moore's latest projects: Tom Strong, Top 10, and Promethea. Good stuff. I think I've enjoyed Tom Strong the best.
A mysterious package has arrived from NYC... watch the meta email for more info.
|Nuba||2||Marty 1 Kara -1|
|Evo||5||Daniel 4 RussW 2 Clayton 0 JP -2 Jeffles -4|
|Raj||3||JP 2 RussW 0 Jeffles -2|
|Scrabble||2||RussW 1 Jeffles -1|
|WebOfPower||3||Jeffles 2 JP 0 RussW -2|
|Cartagena||3||Daniel 2 Carly 0 Clayton -2|
|UndTschuess||6||Jeffles 5 Daniel 3 RussW 1 JP -1 Carly -3 Clayton -5|
|6Nimmt||4||JP 3 Clayton 1 Carly -1 Daniel -3|
|Zero||4||Daniel 3 Carly 1 Clayton -1 JP -3|
|FreightTrain||5||PJ 4 Bob 2 Allen 0 Kara -2 Marty -4|
|MembersOnly||4||JP 3 Carly 1 RussW -1 Jeffles -3|
|Money||4||Marty 3 Bob 1 Allen -1 PJ -3|
|Nuba||2||Jeffles 1 Marty -1|
|Nuba||2||Marty 1 Jeffles -1|
|Carcassonne||4||RussW 3 PJ 1 JP -1 Allen -3|
Marty has some new 2 player game Nuba, about which I know nothing, but games that started with N were very rare, so this is good.
I got to play the new evolutionary game Evo. It was fairly fun. Not sure how much I like it; may have to try again.
Jeffles and I were neck and neck in the Meta Game, so we had to play a word game to get ahead; cleverly, we played Scrabble against each other. Neither of us ever used all 7 letters. This was actually the first time Scrabble was played at RussCon. I play with my mom whenever I visit Houston, though.
Again I proved myself to be the Montressor of Carcassonne! Hey, in case you haven't heard, this is one of my favorite games lately. Along with Web of Power, which for some reason I came in last in tonight.
Meta Party Game Results
Clay was the Meta Party Devil. Here is the Meta Party Game he emailed out:
ALPHA OMEGA LISTINGJeffles and I covered all our mystic runes, um, letters, and also were the only ones to play a word game. So we randomly broke the tie as prescribed, and I was victorious. I shall email out next week's Meta Party Game.
Recent acquisitions from my reemployment phase. AKA emergency backup musical theme.
Rank ratings: 0.5294 Daniel (5) 0.4286 Bob (2) 0.2000 PJ (3) 0.2000 RussW (7) 0.0400 JP (8) 0.0000 Marty (5) -0.1250 Carly (5) -0.1579 Jeffles (8) -0.4000 Allen (3) -0.4118 Clayton (5) -0.6000 Kara (2) New Win ratings: 0.4118 Daniel (5) 0.3000 Marty (5) 0.2000 PJ (3) 0.1579 Jeffles (8) 0.1200 JP (8) -0.0500 RussW (7) -0.2857 Bob (2) -0.2941 Clayton (5) -0.3000 Allen (3) -0.3125 Carly (5) -0.4000 Kara (2)Daniel is again the Devil! Marty is Vice-Devil; PJ is Vice-Vice-Devil, then Bob. Kara wins the Generous Angel Award.
Java Settlers of Catan.
Stick figure kung fu animation.
Meine Kleine Draw Toy by Ze is a paint program with a twist.
How Philip K. Dick betrayed his academic admirers to the FBI.
I've been visiting iFilm a lot lately; they have lots of short films, trailers, etc., including the first 8 minutes of Memento...
I also watched a short car chase film Ambush which is sort of a BMW commercial but directed by John Frankenheimer (Ronin) and stars Clive Owen (Croupier) and Tomas Milian (whom, by very odd coincidence, some of us just saw in The Big Gundown, a 1960s spaghetti western at Alamo Drafthouse).
I am the Alpha and the Omega; no wait, I'm just the Alpha tester.