|17 of us played 13 games. (RussD came late but left after a while since no new games were going to start any time soon, alas.)||
Happy Halloween! We had a French maid, a marine, an Africa dude, "Fro"-do Baggins, and the Plague Fairy! (And in the photo above, you can see my alien sock monkey chest burster from last year...) There was bobbing for apples which was fun (thanks Harry and Becky!), and I made a spooky fun jack-o-lantern and freshly toasted pumpkin seeds. Thanks Whendy and Dan for additional photos of the festivities!
On Halloween itself I'm hoping to see Maggie Drennon play at the Witches Ball at Saengerrunde Hall 1607 San JacintoWyrdgrl, and/or hit parties or Sixth Street. If you want to try hooking up, email me during the day.
I expect to be out all weekend at the Austin Celtic Festival is this weekend (Saturday Nov 1 and Sunday Nov 2). Hopefully I'll see some of y'all there, since it is The Best Weekend Of The Year!
Speaking of Celtic music, for those interested in the doings of the Clandestine folks now that they've split up, I saw this note on a Clandestine mailing list, about a recent concert of the Willow Band (EJ's new project): "The last set Willow played at the Icehouse was fun too! Emily jammed w/ the band, and then later on in the set Jen got up and sang Isle of Malachy, a song from her cd which Gerry O'Beirne wrote. It was amazing." I would have liked to have seen that!
Sabaton la 8-an de novembro okazos la TutTeksasa Kunveno, por ĉiuj teksasaj esperantistoj!
And Houston Go Club is hosting a weekend tournament November 15 and 16.
I've sold more of my games to RussCon friends. If anyone else is interested, here is the current list. Also if anyone wants some of these vinyl records for your listening pleasure, I'd be happy to pass them along, and I'm going to go sell the rest when I get off my lazy ass and do it. And if no one claims the two ever-popular butt monsters, I'm taking them to my office to amuse people there.
|GhostParty||8||RussW 7 JP 5 Whendy 3 Dan 1 Harry -1 Matt -3 Clayton -5 Dan -7|
|Vampire||3||Fred 2 Fina 0 Clayton -2|
|Guillotine||3||MarkY 2 RussW 0 Whendy -2|
|Blokus||4||RussW 3 MarkY 1 Whendy -1 JimG -3|
|Tichu||2||( MarkH MarkG ) 1 ( Ben Justin ) -1|
|BalloonCup||2||Fina 1 Clayton -1|
|WitchTrial||6||RussW 5 Justin 3 MarkY 1 Fina -1 Ben -3 JimG -5|
|GreatKhanGame||3||JP 2 Harry 0 Matt -2|
|Alhambra||4||MarkG 3 MarkH 1 Clayton -1 Marty -3|
|HighSociety||5||JP 4 Fina 2 Harry -1 Matt -1 RussW -4|
|GiveMeTheBrain||5||Matt 4 Fina -1 RussW -1 MarkG -1 JP -1|
|Bluff||4||RussW 3 MarkY 1 Matt -1 MarkG -3|
|Settlers||3||JimG 2 Justin 0 MarkY -2|
As is our tradition, we played several spooky gory games in honor of Halloween, e.g. Ghost Party (seen in this photo), Vampire, Guillotine, Witch Trial, Give Me The Brain...
I'd not played Witch Trial before; it seems to be an ok but not great Cheapass game, with better than average flavor text and art!
I was happy to see Alhambra (which I played once and enjoyed at Marty's house in the summer) appear at RussCon finally, and I hope to play it.
Cradle Of Filth, Cruelty and the Beast
My Dying Bride, The Dreadful Hours
Radio Werewolf, Songs for the End of the World
Rasputina, Transylvanian Regurgitations
28 Days Later, the soundtrack album
Spooky stuff, kids! Sadly I missed Rasputina's appearance Monday night at Stubb's. Did anyone see them? Also every time I play the 28 Days Later soundtrack, Clayton hears the ethereal beautiful track 10 (by Brian Eno) and asks what CD this is, but remains steadfast in his stubborn refusal to see the movie.
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