Friday, October 24, 2014

Apologies from Afar in the Past, Brought to You from the Future, Currently in the Present.

So Conklederp and I were married 13 days ago and a honeymoon was followed shortly thereafter.  I also attempted my darndest to not fall behind on the schoolwork that I knew was due periodically throughout the last three weeks.  This is why there were intermittent posts the last couple of weeks as well as not having  the standard and MIDI Week Singles post for the last two weeks.  I promise that starting next week, everything will be back on track.

So in the spirit of our little Internet site and rather than subjugate everyone to pictures of the honeymoon, I will instead talk about games.  Specifically some game related gifts that Conklederp and I received because apparently publically declaring that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone means that people want to give you things; which is pretty awesome, by the way.

First off, coasters.  Yes coasters, but not just any coasters, these coasters.  I'm actually pretty good when it comes to using coasters, either at my own place or at the abode of another person who has them out and I hope that there will be at least a couple of people in the future who will, 1) Use coasters when we have them visibly put out, and 2) recognize that they're from Portal 2.  Part of me actually wants to see our friends fight over who gets their favorite coaster from the person who has never played/seen/experienced this masterpiece of a game.

If anyone else is interested, they can be acquired over at

Next we have a board game that until recently, neither Conklederp nor I had ever previously played.  Then we played with Chreekat and his mom, who told us that she played in a league with other people when she worked down in California with other fellow geeks.  I briefly talked about the experience back in July, but now Conklederp and I have no excuse to force our other friends to know the struggles of establishing a colony and society on an octogonal island with a finite amount of resources.

Even though the game says that it's designed for three to four players, I'm sure that there are rules somewhere that says how the game could be played with only two people.  Or Conklederp and I will have to break out of our proverbial gel capsules and play with other people, perhaps Salty Liver and her hubsband (yes, I intentionally spelled husband as "hubsband").

Next on the board game listing of greed is a game that I'm pretty sure I had seen played on Wil Wheaton's Table Top, but I might also be thinking of another game.  That game is Pandemic, a game that I have not played, but again, I love the concept.  Think of it like the film Contagion, but with less Matt Damon and Kate Winslet and more of your friend who only took that one biology class that one time, just because.  Although I will go on record to say that one of my friends, whom I'm sure I could convince to play, has a Ph.D. in immunology. On second thought, this might not be the best game to play with them as they might be tempted to talk about all the inaccuracies in the game.

Luckily, this game can be played with just two people so I think Conklederp and I could give this game a go before we unleash it upon our very suspecting, and potentially questioning friends.

Lastly is the newest expansion for Munchkin Apocalypse, the Sheep Impact collection of cards.  I was rather impressed when I read through some of the cards in this expansion and even more so with some of the Seal cards.  I won't say specifics, but there is one card that can eliminate all the cards in play.  Okay, I lied as that was very specific, but I won't say the name of that "singular" card as that would give some of the fun away.

Now all we have to do is convince our friends whom already play Munchkin that we need to play Munchkin Apocalypse even though the number of customization cards is limited to class as opposed to also including race.

In reality though, it's going to take a lot to go through all of these games and still go through Mansions of Madness, which I did have the pleasure of running a week-and-a-half ago with three other people.  Too many games and not enough time to play them all, but really, that's not a bad problem to have.

Oh, and I'll be factoring in my coursework somewhere in there as well.

Yes, we are those kinds of people with a lot of pretty awesome friends.


1 comment:


    I wish I lived up there so I could come over an play board games. :(

    -I also saw pandemic on Wil Weaton's show, and I thought it looked neat. Four players working together against an overwhelming foe!