…one brachiosaur will make about 250,000 of them. Serve with spaghetti.
Doc’s Day Update
Worked about 4 hours total in the garden. Started digging up the stray and very invasive California Roses. Man, was that a mofo of a job. Gave my 5 huge lemongrass clumps a haircut, which was pretty easy and smelled great, but then I had a huge pile of cuttings to deal with. Did some transplanting, pruning and raking, then took a 1 mile walk.
Washed my half of the dishes, washed some laundry, worked on the Kingdom Building Game (more on that below) and now I’m probably too pooped to start the Art Project. Maybe I’ll just watch the Olympics with My Sweet Little Three Wattled Bellbird Of Cuteness.
About the Kingdom Building Game: It’s starting to get complicated. Not the turn/turn reply aspect. THAT I streamlined and it works well. No, what’s taking more and more time is the maps (plotting/drawing) and the amount of thinking I have to do about both the Player Cultures turns and the Non-Player Cultures turns. Things are getting very interesting and complex as cultures are finally meeting each other (or coming close to it). I’m not exactly sure what I can do…I’m at about 1 1/2 turns per month now. I suppose I’ll keep forging ahead, but I expect that at some point (like, if war breaks out) I’ll be down to 1 turn a month. I shall have to think on this.
It’s that time of year when game cons are starting to pop up, leading to GenCon in August. Now, I won’t be at GenCon this year, but I’m thinking about GenCon 2007, which I sure as hell WILL be attending. What I’m mostly thinking about is what I do and don’t do at Gencon…
What I do: Visit with friends, cruise the Dealer’s Room, hang out in bars with other game designers/writers, eat at various ethnic places, play in and GM room games, watch some anime and maybe catch a seminar.
What I don’t do: Play in official games or run official games.
So what I’m thinking about…and in fact I’ve thought about it for years…is organizing a sort of “shadow con”…a bunch of games run by myself and various friends. While most of these games would be by/for my friends who usually run in room games, I was thinking it might be kinda nice to set up a few late night games for my gaming industry buddies, too, since they are so busy during the day.
I’m talking about 2-4 games a day (to allow for doing other stuff), plus maybe a board/card game session or two. Hell, I even have an idea for a LARP. I can think of at least 3 or 4 other GMs who might be up for this idea. We’d have a printed out con schedule and everything.
I shall think on this idea, too.