Sometimes what seemed like a skill game turns out to be a money game. 2013
new game 2012
Courtney and Robert's cocktail reception in celebration of their marriage 2012
Gameful design 2012
RT @fraying: This. Yes.
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"
Let's keep focused on having the "what you did" argument with those who leave hateful comments, not the "what you are" argument.
"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.
nuanced and disturbing 2012
RT @neb: watch_dogs gameplay looks amazing. congrats Ubi team!
Cyberpunk is far from dead.
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.
still great 2012
Another great day of D&D and delicious food with my awesome pals @thelancearthur, @george08, @somethingmodern, & @someben. Happy Dinah!
Mastery is Well-Informed Improvisation 2012
RT @rands: Two Universes – Portal as great design
Fun at Booksmith's BookSwap evening 2012
Booksmith's events are super fun.
The iPad is great for casual gaming with fun stuff like Majesty.
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.
D&D game day 2010
Photo by Cal.
D&D game at Rev Dan Catt's place 2008
Photos by Cal.
game night at our place 2007
Photos and captions by Ann Larie.
scrabble with Joe and Striatic 2007
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
when the answer is "chowder".
Flickr 333 party 2007
Good gne crowd.
Photos by Cal (bees/seeb).
trivia night 2007
Photo by Joe.
Photos by JaSchu
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.
2007 Kickoff Party at Chateau Chattooine 2006
a present for friends arrives 2006
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]
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.]
Game night at Madrone