Comment #2766 by: BurninatorX at about 19:36 on July 1, 2007
 
Yes, Kristin and I are all gone. We have, in fact, only recently arrived at the comfy confines of Broad St., with it's accordant pleasures, including our much-missed computer. We had a delightful time in your neck of the woods, although we were sad not to get to see more of you.

If anyone should ever need to contact us, my parents' phone number is in The Book, and probably always will be. I also spelled it out in one of the missives, below, when delineating the available details of our visit.

Mostly, it's hard for me to schedule stuff while visiting, as I place a priority on seeing family, and it's hard to get the whole group nailed down on exactly what were going to do.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing you on SBW...

JW


  Comment #2765 by: gB at about 13:21 on July 1, 2007
 
Rad.
I think we're gonna have dinner first and then come out so I don't have to worry about Annah being super picky and not eating. She looks forward to seeing kitties.
Expect us in the 7:00 type area.

Jason and Kristin are all gone. They're probably at the airport right now but will return for X-Mas time, I'm sure.

My phone number is mostly threes. And last time I was there I gived Dave my secret cell phone number.

Time to play outside.


  Comment #2764 by: Caciona/Dave at about 12:33 on July 1, 2007
 
Mr. Woodburn,

As we no longer have a contact phone number for you. Nor any knowledge of your plans for the rest of your stay (or if u are even here anymore) we would like to send out a message to the universe or anyone who does have contact with you that we request your presence at LLO party hospital tonight.


Graham,

The party begins at 6 ish. YOur daughter is more then welcome. There are two kitties and a doggy. So she shall be well entertained. Also, bring something to throw on the grill. Any Q's? Give us a jingle. We would call but at the present time, Dave no longer has your phone number either. You boys are no good at this phone thing. Any who, Daves number is 309-798-7316.


Anyone else, feel free and welcome to join the festivities.


  Comment #2763 by: gB at about 11:54 on July 1, 2007
 
When is this alleged "cookout" to be? And are the childrens welcome? And if Annah comes, will there be kitties?


  Comment #2762 by: gB at about 23:13 on June 30, 2007
 
I just got 1811. In your face, stairs!


  Comment #2761 by: The Stairs at about 22:29 on June 30, 2007
 
If you fall down me using a space-bar, you will enter "bullet-time" and sustain copious amounts of damage whilst emitting hot geysers of delicious blood.
The most items I know about is 1600.


  Comment #2760 by: gB at about 22:27 on June 30, 2007
 
My KOL name is probably Unmutual. I haven't really played for a great long while.
BBQ may be an option if childrens are allowed to be eaten eat.


  Comment #2759 by: WadeMS at about 21:15 on June 30, 2007
 
Greetings "Humans" of "Earth", we're going to have the barbecue radness at The LLO Party Hospital tomorrow night, and people should come over and enjoy eating the meat of despair.

Also, how on earth did you get 1300 points of damage from falling on stairs?

Also, what's your KOL name, for this game I have been addicted to for nearly 2 years nau. : gB

The end


  Comment #2758 by: gB at about 17:37 on June 30, 2007
 
Cool.
Annah and I are gonna play outside for a bit. I'll give you a call later and see if you're up for some stuff. Are there other kids about? Nieces, nephews, etc?


  Comment #2757 by: BurninatorX at about 17:10 on June 30, 2007
 
gB,

I'm not sure how much radness there will be. Right now, you seem to be the only one interested in stopping by. That's rad, to me, though.

So, if you want, come on over any time. We've had relatives in and out of the house all day... Not sure if any will still be here, but we can totally hang.

If you need to, call sixfivefourtwosixtwonine and we can chat about it. Or whatever.

Rock on,
JW


  Comment #2756 by: gB at about 15:28 on June 30, 2007
 
Jason etc:
I'm picking up Annah and probably taking her somewheres for dinner. I should be back home between 6 and 7. Leave a message here or on my answering machine and we'll totally come over if there's to be radness.


  Comment #2755 by: Adam at about 15:58 on June 29, 2007
 
Well, Duh! Why do you think I changed it? I no longer think a huge list of links is useful as finding your favorite page is only one "Google" away. I have noted that people don't save favorites nearly as often. You've probably heard someone say, "Just Google it, and you'll find it."

In the list's stead, I intend to switch things up now and then by featuring a few sites -- but will keep the center search-stack pretty much as users' have come to know it. As always, suggestions are always welcome and appreciated.


  Comment #2754 by: Turbo teen at about 15:19 on June 29, 2007
 
Oh no!! How can I live without a link to the Volo Auto Museum!! I mean seriously Adam, how many people actually clicked thru that link over the years? 10, maybe 12 people? 6 of them were probably just drunk and looking for Voltron websites.


  Comment #2753 by: WadeMS at about 06:35 on June 29, 2007
 
Holy carp, that's neato.


  Comment #2752 by: Adam at about 00:36 on June 29, 2007
 
Glad you like! The static image is down at the moment for reasons I do not know.


  Comment #2751 by: gB at about 00:11 on June 29, 2007
 
Real time I-74 webcam! That is SEXY!


  Comment #2750 by: Adam at about 23:53 on June 28, 2007
 
Can't see the webcam on Functionbox's homepage? Download the java plugin here: Java Plugin

-- Adam --


  Comment #2749 by: BurninatorX at about 15:30 on June 28, 2007
 
Annah would certainly be welcome Saturday night. I'll let you know about the time. Friday night doesn't look too good... We are eating a family dinner, out somehwere... If at all, I'd only be free later on. Hope to see you some time.

Jason


  Comment #2748 by: gB at about 23:15 on June 27, 2007
 
Jason:
I have Annah Saturday evening so if kids are welcome, we'll be over. Conversely, I may be able to drop her with my folks for a couple hours.
I have no plans for Friday (and no kid) so if something should happen or you just want to leave the house, notify me.


  Comment #2747 by: BurninatorX at about 21:31 on June 27, 2007
 
Yo,

So, I am in Cordova, at lovely Chez Woodburn. I am having great times, and keeping pretty busy. It looks like the chance for games will be here, at the homestead, on Saturday night. If interested, let me know via forum or e-mail. If something else is going on, I/we should be able to get away that night.

Thanks,

Jason


  Comment #2746 by: Nesssssssssssssssssss at about 08:31 on June 26, 2007
 
Hey everyone. I get to be a year older next month. This year's celebration of my life will be held July 15th at my folks. I don't have a time yet, but plan around 1:00-ish. There's a pool, so bring your suit. Feating theme is "salads or light summer fare." Please bring a salad or finger food with you, but let me know in advance what you are planning so we don't have a ton of duplication.

ALSO, bear in mind that my family doesn't eat anything that once was a pig. So, if you have a pork based product in it, please make sure to note that.

I hope most of you can make it, as that would totally rule.
Please RSVP when you get the chance.


  Comment #2745 by: gB at about 23:27 on June 25, 2007
 
it's trodgor
Also, it was your turn at BGG last I checked.
Yay for more Hacienda!


  Comment #2744 by: bo8b at about 23:11 on June 25, 2007
 
I have joined the Hacienda (alternate map) game, but the password on Amun-Re is not the same, and I can't figure it out. Clearly, I fail at life.


  Comment #2743 by: some Latin dude at about 13:07 on June 25, 2007
 
Carpe Tension


  Comment #2742 by: BurninatorX at about 07:56 on June 25, 2007
 
Today someone posted a google translation of the live ticker for the announcement of the German Game of the Year (SDJ) award... there was a gem of a translatio quote in there:

10:52 The tension is for seazing.

It was so good, they repeated it.

I can easily see this becoming part of my everday vocabulary, of course to the bewilderment of all around me...


  Comment #2741 by: BurninatorX at about 07:55 on June 25, 2007
 
Hollywood Blockbuster, the US reprint of Reiner Knizia's Traum Fabrik, is on sale at tanga.com for 13.99. A pretty good deal for a pretty fun auction game, which normally goes for $50. $6 shipping, I think. The game plays over several phases, marked on a board, during which the players bid on various parts of movies - directors, actors, special effects, sound, etc. to fill out "screenplays" which call for certain ingredients. Awards, and points, are given for finished films each round. All the items in the game are named as parodies of real-life people and films.

For those of you unfamiliar with Tanga - it's a web page that sells one product a day, in a limited quantity, until it runs out. Apparently, they have some sort of hotline to a place where they can buy clearance lots... Whatever they sell, they sell it very cheaply. It's not always games, but quite often some sort of electronic gadget.

I think Saturday, but maybe Friday - still waiting on confirmation from my sister - I will be asking anyone who wants to come over to my parents' house in Cordova for some gaming/talking. I'll keep you posted.

JW


  Comment #2740 by: gB at about 13:33 on June 23, 2007
 
That finalize action button has gotten all of us. It's evil. EEEvil!

You know what's not evil? Bodies Of Water. The band, not the geographical concept.


  Comment #2739 by: BurninatorX at about 10:35 on June 23, 2007
 
gB, sorry about taking so long on the turn... darn "finalize action" button...

Attention gamers, Amun-Re and Hacienda (alternate map) games are up!

JW


  Comment #2738 by: gB at about 15:58 on June 22, 2007
 
I'm up for whatever. I'm done with Tikal for a while I think. I like it lots but I need a break from it. Hacienda's always good. New games are good.

J, it's your turn on BGG.

What's everybody doing this weekend?


  Comment #2737 by: BurninatorX at about 10:21 on June 22, 2007
 
Amun-Re is a fantastic game, by Reiner Knizia, one of my favorite designers. However, I like it better live than on sbw. The nature of the game is such that there is constant back and forth bidding during the auction phases, which makes it so that there's a lot of time between things actually happening (online). This comment is a ditto for Santiago - one of my favorite five players IRL. We could certainly try either or both, if you like... I'd give them a second go.

There are alternate Hacienda maps, however, I've not tried them. Only two were produced by the game designers. I don't know who made the rest of the available maps on sbw. I'd be up for trying them, though.

Hoity Toity is actually a pretty good game, designed by the guy that brought us Settlers of Catan, originally published as Adel Verpflichtet (sp?), it was an SDJ winner under that name. One of the first German games to be published in the US (by Avalon Hill, in the late '80s, under it's German title, and, later, as By Hook or By Crook). It's a game about collecting art with a rock/paper/scissors guessing/outguessing element. I've never played on sbw. Visitors to Dragon's Sanctum may have noticed their AH copy of BHoBC, which, as far as I can remember, has been sitting on the shelf there for about 15 years. Next time you're in there, check the layer of dust on top of it, and the way the shrink wrap on the bottom is worn off.


  Comment #2736 by: bo8b at about 09:31 on June 22, 2007
 
Amun-Re looks complicated and fun. Has anyone had any experience with that?


  Comment #2735 by: Kris at about 09:11 on June 22, 2007
 
I'd like to try some of the other games listed on site. Not bus or hoity toity please. they look kind of dumb.


  Comment #2734 by: gB at about 09:01 on June 22, 2007
 
J
Are there alternate Hacienda maps?


  Comment #2733 by: BurninatorX at about 07:40 on June 22, 2007
 
Attention Spielers,

SBW has become a little stagnant. Any votes for next game to start?

Hacienda? Tikal?

What say you good folk of the North?


  Comment #2732 by: Nesssssssssssssssssss at about 09:02 on June 21, 2007
 
I have no concrete plans...ever.

My summer will be devoted to pool-side evenings, play dates, and preparation for Tater to go into Pre-K.

Also, Tater is a big brother. His dad's girlfriend had a baby girl. So I will be dealing with helping Tater understand that as best as I am able.

I WANT to go hiking and am considering it for this Sunday, after I drop off the Tater with his father. If anyone would like to go with me, I will be leaving Davenport around the 930am mark and taking my arse to the caves, I'm fairly certain of this.

I like to clean.


  Comment #2731 by: gB at about 07:57 on June 21, 2007
 
The bank wot Ness and I work for is closing our branch on August 24th. Hence: new jobbage.

See you in a week, Jason!


  Comment #2730 by: BurninatorX at about 07:21 on June 21, 2007
 
Adam - Have fun in New Yawk!

gB - Why look for new job?

Lengthy Discourse on Personal Life:

My summer so far has consisted of way too much World of Warcraft. I'm currently "between jobs" myself (read - old job over, no new job yet). I'm having a sort of mid-mid-life crisis, wondering if I should continue teaching, or try something else... of course, there's an impending move to Norway less than a year down the road (anyone considering visiting NC while I'm here better get off their ass).

I'm happily awaiting my upcoming visit to the QC. Other than that, the summer is pretty open. I still remain hopeful that I'll find a job, and be able to make enough money to go to Gen Con, although that seems unlikely. There is a wonderful little invitational boardgame convention here in September, though, which sort of makes up for missing GC. Sort of. In a little way. OK, almost not at all...

Meanwhile, I'm listening to Ron Sexsmith: Time Being, and reading Neil Stephenson: Quicksilver. I may try to make it out to see MC Chris in July. In comic world, I continue to be rocked by Ex Machina and Walking Dead, primarily.

I've joined two weekly boardgame groups, DR GLASS and DAGGER. Unfortunately, both require me to drive about half an hour to get to them. But it's nice to play live.

Enough.


  Comment #2729 by: gB at about 00:22 on June 21, 2007
 
Prior to yesterday, it's been ludicrously hot here in the QC. As in pushing 100 degrees pretty much every day for a week. Gross. But it has been halfway dry, so it's not as bad as it could be.
Also, I filled up my gas tank for $2.84 a gallon yesterday! YAY for Iowa!

Summer plans for me mostly involve looking for a new job and continuing to sell off my CD collection on half.com while amassing music digitally via the wonder of eMusic.
That, and Tilly and the Wall are playing Iowa City again in July. I'll hopefully be attending that.

Have fun in NY, Adam! Are you doing anything special? Or just hanging out? I think I'd want to attend a Letterman taping or some such were I to visit the Big Apple.


  Comment #2728 by: gB at about 20:12 on June 20, 2007
 
You got the Baker? Rad, Bob! Congrats! Keep us posted on showtimes.


  Comment #2727 by: bo8b at about 19:24 on June 20, 2007
 
Have a good time in New York, Adam!

My summer has been fairly quiet. Started a new job. Well, a new position at the same company. I'm over supporting existing computer stuff instead of creating new computer stuff. Basically the same stuff, but a lot more work to do, and much more interaction with the customer, so I like it a lot better.

I also just got cast as the Baker in a local production of Into the Woods. That's a role I've been wanting to do since probably college, so I'm really excited about it. It's the first two weekends in August, if anyone's interested.

After that, I was offered a paying gig to play sax and piccolo for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. I don't know if I'll do that, though. It's kinda country-flavored, which is really not my thing. That and I'd have to learn how to play piccolo.

Other than that, you know, just the usual. Trying to be a good person.


  Comment #2726 by: Adam at about 13:43 on June 20, 2007
 
This Open Forum is not generating the kind of spontaneous conversations that it once did. Perhaps I should undo the block that stopped the robot from telling us about all kinds of fabulous drugs! :)

How has everyone's summer been going? Except for a couple of humid days, the weather has been remarkably San-Diego like in that it has been mostly warm and dry everyday. I hope the remainder of the summer has more of the same in store for us.

Does anybody else have any travel or vacation plans for the Summer? I'm off to New York this weekend to see friends.

Bueller? Bueller?


  Comment #2725 by: gB at about 11:31 on June 18, 2007
 
Attention Kris: It's been your turn over at Tigris for like 49 hours! Are you knee deep in crumbled up strategies?


  Comment #2724 by: gB at about 08:51 on June 18, 2007
 
I've been Reef Encountering to the best of my ability in Dave's stead. I fear he shan't win with me at the helm.
I've also been trying to legitimately play his red Tikal dudes without regard to my own orange dudes.


  Comment #2723 by: bo8b at about 08:05 on June 18, 2007
 
Nope, no Reef Encounter for me. I find it troublesome. Kris, it's all on you.


  Comment #2722 by: Kris at about 14:33 on June 15, 2007
 
I am playing against Dave in that reef encounter game, so I'd rather someone else take his turns, but if no one else will I'd do it rather than wait 2 more weeks to resolve the game.


  Comment #2721 by: gB Tiberius at about 14:30 on June 15, 2007
 
And by Hacienda, I, of course, mean Tikal.


  Comment #2720 by: gB at about 14:30 on June 15, 2007
 
Belay that red alert! Silence the klaxons!
I solved the riddle and have played Dave's turn at Hacienda. I scored him 14 points. I think he would've wanted it that way.
Meanwhile, I'm really not comfortable taking his turn at Reef Encounter. I don't grok that game one bit.
Jason? Kris? Bob? Anyone?


  Comment #2719 by: gB at about 10:46 on June 15, 2007
 
Attention Dave:
You're probably already dead but in the unlikely event that you get this message, I cannot login to spw by using your name as your password. I also tried "loki" just in case. No dice.

EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! Tikal game suspended indefinitely!

If it IS too late and you're already dead, rap three times on the table if you can muster the energon. Oh, and say hi to Lao Tzu for me.


  Comment #2718 by: Nesssssssssssssssssssssssss at about 09:17 on June 15, 2007
 
DAVE - have a fantastic trip. I have no traveling advice aside from when I went there they had a Jack The Ripper walk in the night time hours. It might be worth looking into. I unfortunately did not go on this as it was the night we arrived and I was too tired. Paris is awesome.

JASON - Please keep me posted, either through this or other medium of your happenings in the area. I would love to hook up with you and your lovely wife.

EVERYONE ELSE - Hi. How's it going?


  Comment #2717 by: BurninatorX at about 08:26 on June 15, 2007
 
Dave - Have a great time!

Attention other residents of the QCA:

My wonderful wife and I will be visiting my family in Cordova, Hillsdale, and Bettendorf very soon. We should be in the area from 6/27 through 6/30. One of the nights will involve a family dinner to celebrate the birthdays and anniversary of my mother and father. Other than that, we might be free, and I'd love to see the lot of you. Please keep me posted about goings-on in the area, and I'll try to work some action into my schedule.

Y'all rock,

JW


 

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