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n. a café or coffeehouse. [from French.]
Big Fish :)
Another fine film
that shows the benefits of
Philosophy of Liberty
"Your games are quite simply some of
the most amazing things I have ever had the pleasure of encountering."
-- comments received via email
||Playtesting EAC in Austin,
weekend we went to Texas! The primary reason for the trip was
to attend Kristin's nephew's Bar Mitzvah, but as long as we were
flying down to Austin for the weekend, we decided to mix some
business in with the family activities by visiting some game
stores in the area. We ran official demo events at two stores:
Great Hall Games and Dragon's Lair. Both went very well, and
we had a great time meeting fans and making new friends!
I didn't take any pictures at Dustan's Bar Mitzvah... there
were enough other photographers documenting the event that I
didn't feel the need to bother. I also never got around to pulling
out the camera during our visit to Great Hall Games. But here
are a couple of photos from the Dragon's Lair demo, plus one
from the big post-Bar Mitzvah party.
Sharp-eyed readers who've already heard about our plans for
Early American Chrononauts will
notice that we're using the new EAC timeline in these photos
(you can tell because this new timeline only has 11 Linchpins).
I playtested it several times at each of the 3 major events we
went to in Austin, and I'm very pleased with the way it's been
holding together thus far.
Who are the people in these photos? Good question! I'm sorry
to say that I can't now remember the name of this guy with the
big hair, reaching across the TimeLine, but since he was wearing
a t-shirt that said "I Fight Like a Girl" I've been
calling him Fights-Like-a-Girl. He's sitting next to Jonathan,
and that pair you can see in the background, shown better in
the photo below, are Valerie and Brandon.
I've also forgotten the cat's name, but he's one of the cats
who live at Dragon's Lair, both of whom were sweet, charming
The picture below on the right is of Becca, Meredith, and
Mikey, the same neighbors of Dustan's family whom we played Chrononauts
with at his sister's Bat Mitzvah two
The day after we got back from Texas, I had to go down to
the county courthouse for Jury Duty. But unlike last
time, they didn't end up choosing me for any trials, so I
got to go home early. Yay!
Anyway, it's been a very busy week and that's all I have time
to say just now.
Have a great week!
PS: Sorry, no new Iceland...
all my cartooning time this week was spent on this "Buy
American" cartoon and Tirade's new endorsement above.
PPS: John Kerry for
||"DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET" -- message on a piece of paper which Press Secretary
Ari Fleischer, sitting behind the cameras, held up for President
Bush to read as they all sat listening to Sandra Kay Daniels's
second-grade classroom read a story about a goat on that "interesting
day" of 9/11
||"Doodles of Mass Destruction: According to the Washington
Post, this is what our WMD hunt has turned up so far. They describe
it as 'secret sketches for two illegal long-range missiles, one
using two engines and one using five boosters.' I describe it
as what third-graders draw in their notebooks during history
class. I mean, come on - I've made better drawings with lipstick
on a bar napkin at 3 a.m. But hey, when a smart guy like Dick
Cheney looks at these doodles and sees a 'mortal threat,' who
am I to judge?" -- Bill
Maher's weblog, Jan 12, 2004
||"Of course, U.S. companies have been moving
jobs offshore for decades, long before Wal-Mart was a retailing
power. But there is no question that the chain is helping accelerate
the loss of American jobs to low-wage countries such as China." -- Charles Fishman, "The
Wal-Mart You Don't Know"