songs, evil pizza and nice
songs, evil schedule
In the Shadow of the Moon %}
talk about an almost lost
piece of history.
Simpsons Movie :)
Gorey's "The Trouble With Tribbles"
"Fluxx makes a great tool for kids on the autistic spectrum
because it is a fun way to practice mental flexibility! I am
a Looney Labs fan precisely because it was effective in loosening
up the rigidity of thinking that goes along with autism. Now,
at 15, he has internalized what it means to 'don't count your
chickens before they hatch!' I'll be ever grateful to Andy for
giving me a tool to teach that lesson in such a fun way."
-- Maureen K. Reed, President of High
Content Games, on the Edu mailing list
an excerpt from the new Gibson, a doodle-dandy painting from
the Civil War,
plus some links
||Liam & Tara's Wedding
weekend our friend Liam
got married to an awesome
and beautiful girl named Tara. Congrats! We've seen Liam go from
having really long hair to getting it all cut off to having really
long hair again, and he's helped us out with everything from
running the Lab at many of our Big
Experiments to programming for us, as an employee, back when
we were building a big software system we call SuperFRED. He's
long been a regular at our game night and has been the Werewolf
an astounding number of times. Seven years ago, he gave us crash
space in his room when
we visited Carta Mundi to watch Chrononauts decks behind
won the Icehouse "Triple Crown" in 2002
home medallions for Finalist, Winner, and Cooler Than Ice.
In short, Liam has been a great friend for a long while and we've
had a lot of adventures together. So it's really cool to see
him happily enchanted by a charming lady who I don't really know
very well just yet but who I'm sure is Liam's equal in excellentness.
I wish them all the best forever!
It was a wonderful wedding, held at a popular spot for such
things among my people: an historic old building nearby called
Adelphi Mill. It was an outdoor ceremony with lots of wonderful
unconventional moments, like when Tara slashed through a symbolic
barrier with a sword to reach Liam, who was there to meet her
with a giant bowl of brownies. Everything was fantastically decorated,
with massive numbers of flowers (which Kristin and particularly
Alison spent a lot of time helping prepare), and happily even
the weather was perfect. After the ceremony there was feasting
and dancing and Cake, which was chocolate and very delicious.
I even managed to squeeze
in a couple of quick games! Along the way I spent a lot of
time talking and reminiscing with a fascinating array of friends,
some newish and others whom I've known for a lot longer than
Liam, all of whom are part of the community that gathered for
this wonderful celebration of Liam and Tara's new life together.
other news, the Countdown to Zombie Fluxx is almost over! They'll
be here very soon! So to make sure everyone's excited about it,
we just mailed out about 7000 postcards
to the customers and retailers in our database! It's the same
postcard we were handing out at Origins
featuring the Start the Clock promo card, which we're trying
to use up now since the Countdown is almost over. (Speaking of
which, we do still have some left, so if you work in a game store
or similar venue and you want some more of these to give away,
Have you pre-ordered your copy of Zombie
for reading, and have a great fortnight!
||We can now finally say "You can play hundreds of games
with these pyramids!" since the 200th
game milestone has been recorded at IcehouseGames.org. (Thanks
Artman for pointing that out, not to mention for moderating
Ice Games Design Contest!)
tiles fit perfectly into Icehouse Game Boards! We just got our
first look at the newly-published version of our
friend Kory Heath's new game. (Congrats Kory!) They made
the tiles exactly the same size as the ones in Kory's prototype,
which he'd made using surplus ELBS
(the little black squares they cut out when making Volcano
boards). As a result, the extra tiles included in the game
fit perfectly into the holes in our gameboards (as shown in this
photo uploaded to BoardGameGeek).
||I'm becoming increasingly hopeful that the 2008 election
season will include serious discussions about ending
marijuana prohibition. Support for reform has finally moved
beyond the Third Parties and into the Second-Tier Candidates
of the two major parties, most loudly voiced by Ron Paul, Dennis
Kucinich, and Mike Gravel. ("We need to end the drug war,"
Gravel is quoted as saying in an article on his struggling candidacy
that appeared in the 9/9/7 issue of the Washington Post Magazine.)
Plus there's a possible showdown coming next summer, when the
Democratic National Convention is held in Denver, a city that
voted to legalize pot.