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Sometimes what seemed like a skill game turns out to be a money game. 2013

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 06:35 PM in Discardia, games, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

new game 2012

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Posted on December 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games, holidays | Permalink | Comments (0)

Courtney and Robert's cocktail reception in celebration of their marriage 2012

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Posted on August 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM in friends & family, games, relationships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Gameful design 2012

RT @fraying: This. Yes.

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 02:36 PM in games, tweets, web design & documentation | Permalink | Comments (0)

It's good to have an eloquent ally 2012

"you're afraid of that woman's voice & you don't think you can beat her intellectually without using a cheat code"

More background and commentary from Daniel Nye Griffiths at Forbes.

 

"I don’t know who these hateful people are, but they are not the gamers I know. They are not the men I know."

 

Let's keep focused on having the "what you did" argument with those who leave hateful comments, not the "what you are" argument.

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 04:46 PM in games, linky goodness, politics & philosophy, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

"We have to get over this, as an industry." 2012

RT @jessajune: Can't We Discuss This Like Adults? / Fantastic rational criticism of the recent game trailer furor.

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM in games, politics & philosophy, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

nuanced and disturbing 2012

RT @neb: watch_dogs gameplay looks amazing. congrats Ubi team!

Cyberpunk is far from dead.

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 08:01 PM in games, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Warning: zombie-like singleminded urges may result 2012

You have got to check out the game Rebuild. It's like Harvest Moon meets Shaun of the Dead. http://www.rebuildgame.com/games/rebuild/ Super cool.

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM in games, linky goodness, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

still great 2012

Another great day of D&D and delicious food with my awesome pals @thelancearthur, @george08, @somethingmodern, & @someben. Happy Dinah!

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM in Dinah - preferences, friends & family, games, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mastery is Well-Informed Improvisation 2012

RT @rands: Two Universes – Portal as great design

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 02:31 PM in games, linky goodness, tools, web design & documentation | Permalink | Comments (0)

Fun at Booksmith's BookSwap evening 2012

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Well, yes, I brought a repro of a 19th century cocktail book.

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Booksmith's events are super fun.

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 09:11 PM in Books, games, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

playtime 2012

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The iPad is great for casual gaming with fun stuff like Majesty.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 04:54 PM in games | Permalink | Comments (0)

An obviously legitimate purchase 2012

Apple, making a foolish impulse buy is when to force update of my security questions, not on clearly rational ones like Majesty for iPad.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 07:01 PM in games, tweets | Permalink | Comments (0)

D&D game day 2010

Photo by Cal.

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Posted on February 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM in creativity, friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

D&D game at Rev Dan Catt's place 2008

Photos by Cal.

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Posted on August 26, 2008 at 12:00 PM in creativity, friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

game night at our place 2007

Photos and captions by Ann Larie.

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Posted on October 26, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

scrabble with Joe and Striatic 2007

Photo and caption by Joe.
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"Sadly, this [upper left] space is not currently occupied by the totally legal word 'apesauce.'"
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Posted on October 20, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

fun puzzle 2007

There's some game I can't think of the name of at the moment where you try to get people to guess the word you're thinking of by giving words that are paired with it. Might be something I picked up from Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me on NPR.

Anyhow, these clues are fun

head

corn

Boston

clam

when the answer is "chowder".

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 03:27 PM in games | Permalink | Comments (3)

Flickr 333 party 2007

Good gne crowd.

Photos by Cal (bees/seeb).

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Posted on March 3, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

trivia night 2007

Photo by Joe.

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Posted on February 27, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

D&D 2007

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Left to right: Zargo, Jason's barbarian; the dead flying hammerhead shark thing the tiefling was riding; Rue, Brett's ranger/warrior; (d6) the tiefling dude we just downed. I think this was when we were denying him his last requests. (Half the party's Chaotic, what do you want?); Jev, Storm's rogue; a small herd of some sort of glowing giant beetles we had to herd underground to help some dwarves out; Dog, Peg's... uh, dog; Peg, Dinah's bard.
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Posted on January 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

2007 Kickoff Party at Chateau Chattooine 2006

Photos and captions by Ann Larie.
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Posted on December 31, 2006 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games, holidays, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

a present for friends arrives 2006

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Posted on October 30, 2006 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

Very fun stuff coming in the world of games:

Cool videos of people trying out the Nintendo Wii controller - don't miss the sweet older Japanese couple
[thanks to Alaina for the link]

Will Wright's next project, Spore, as discussed in a great Steven Johnson article.
My favorite bit - apart from the overall concept, itching to get my hands on the game, and Eno's joke at the end - is the part about how some creatures may not be able to do certain moves because of their unusual physiques: “Our philosophy is,” Bradshaw said, “if it’s going to break, it should break funny.”
[thanks to Jason for the link]

Posted on October 14, 2006 at 01:22 PM in games | Permalink | Comments (1)

Ricochet Robot 2006

[I know from Google calendar that this was on July 17th, but the camera says July 18th, so many of these photos (inserted at 12:00) may be off by a day.]

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this game is all about the mulling over the move

Game night at Madrone

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Posted on July 17, 2006 at 12:00 PM in games, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (0)

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