July 22nd, 2009

Strategy Session Map

Birthday Stuff

First, I'd like to say thanks to everyone who gave me best wishes on my birthday Monday. I have some more reading and video watching (The Invention Of Air, which was one of the presents from [info]starmalachite, looks particularly interesting.)

I also have a few more games to try out when I get a chance. I'm already a bit familiar with Kingsburg (obviously,[info]starmalachite picked up the hint when I mentioned that it was on my to-get list while we were playing a game with[info]thelongshot's copy). Between the Shore Leave dealers' room and online orders, I also picked up Collateral DamageColosseum, and The Bill of Rights, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet (partly because they look like they need 4-5 players to be really worthwhile).

Also, there was good news and bad news about the hard drive/DVD recorder combo unit I ordered for[info]starmalachite's birthday/anniversary. The good news was that the delivery-date estimates (mid to late August) were apparently prepared according to Montgomery Scott's Guide to Miracle-Working. The bad news is that the DVD part of the unit appears to be nonfuctional -- if the reboot recommended by tech support doesn't work, we'll have to return it (fortunately, Target's web page says that the return can be done at a brick-and-mortar store).