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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. 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

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


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

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)

I tried Farmville. 2010

Eh. Not fun enough to be worth even the 10-20 minutes a day it demands. I'll stick to real video games.

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Posted on March 22, 2010 at 02:39 PM in games | 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.
"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)

The Yuppie Game - the first loser in Game Fight 2007


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Posted on April 22, 2007 at 12:02 PM in Discardia, 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





when the answer is "chowder".

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

more SXSW 2007

Piano tuner at the Driskill


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A tiny hat pic for Tom


Matt is very very serious about his tiny hat.

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Cal is a healthy lad!


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Analogies between WoW interface and standard desktop activities


paper prototyping game dynamics


Posted on March 12, 2007 at 12:01 PM in Food and Drink, friends & family, games, SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Flickr 333 party 2007

Good gne crowd for Flickr's 3rd birthday party.

Photos by Cal (bees/seeb).



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Posted on March 3, 2007 at 06:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

Edinburgh Castle Pub Quiz 2007

trivia night

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

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.
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Posted on January 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, games | Permalink | Comments (0)

When a dungeon level is too dangerous, do not run away to a deeper level 2007


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Posted on January 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM in games, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

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