Just finished up writing a letter to one of my penpals
I love sending and receiving snail mail. My two constant penpals I’ve know for years, but I also occasional sign up to be paired here: http://geekgirlpenpals.com/
Its a great place to find a penpal or just geek out.
Have you ever found a game you wanted to try, but you couldn’t find people to play it with you so it just kind of gets forgotten about? That’s the problem I had with Three Dragon Ante.
I originally bought this to play in game for a D&D campaign, but that campaign kind of fell through. Well, my current game group found out I had this and wanted to try it out. We needed something to bet with, hence all the gummy bears in the picture…. We all kept eating the money…..
It was pretty fun stand alone game, but would defiantly work well in an RPG as well.
So, my boss stopped by our game night……Guess what we played:
Yah, probably the worst thing we could have played, but we had a blast. He may come play with us again sometime.
The last thing I played for the night was Cthulhu Dice.
My bestie showed me this one a while back, its quick, its simple, its pretty fun.
So, apparently that guy’s girlfriend I mentioned last week complained to him that we made her feel unwelcome because we asked her to play games with us. I’m done, I quit, I can’t win, this is why I shouldn’t even bother trying to make friends. I don’t even know how to interact with her any more.
So, we tried a couple of new games.
The first one was Sushi Go!
I found this adorable little game at our local game store; I’m trying to add shorter games into my collection so we can have quick ice breaker games to play while we wait for everyone to show up. It was really fun to play. You’re trying to get the most points with combinations of maki, dumplings, nigri,sashimi, and pudding……and now I really want to go get sushi……
The other game we tried was Lunar Rails
Damn this game takes forever to play, like it takes as long as Talisman to play. You are building railroads on the moon and delivering people and goods to cities. (Takes way more strategy than playing Ticket to Ride.) It is pretty fun though, and unlike when we play Talisman not one got into and argument because the game is taking to long.
The group seems to be adjusting well to our new place to meet up. This week someone made buffalo chicken dip and spinach dip for everyone to snack on. There’s also enough room for some of the guys to run a Warhammer 40k game and not be in the way of everyone else (I’m still working on my Sisters of Battle army, but I still like to watch them play in the mean time). Oh and there is a couch for the one guy’s girlfriend to sleep on while everyone else plays games. Its not like we don’t try to include her (I know people seem to forget this about me, but I am a girl, so its not like the game group is a boys’ club). She basically shows up, plays with my baby until she needs something (so like for maybe half an hour) and then unless we play Cards Against Humanity she’s just there. Which would be fine, heck I like just watching games sometimes too (again back to the Warhammer thing), but she’s kind of rude. She gets really shitty with my husband, I get it… he talks a lot, he’s already self conscious about it, but telling him to shut up so that her boyfriend can play the game the my husband and I brought is out of line. At the risk of sounding catty, I really don’t get why she shows up every week if she doesn’t want anything to do with us? Then again, I should be used to guys significant others checking up on them because they’re hanging out (or working) with me. Or maybe she really just wants to spend time with him that bad? I don’t know, I’ll just continue to be polite and put up with her shit.
Last night was a friend of mine’s last night with our game group, he’s moving for work.
So we turned game night into a going away party:
I made the blue cupcakes and someone else brought strawberries ^-^
We started the night off with Tsuro:
I didn’t remember to get a picture of it until after I won >.<
We then proceeded to play Talisman for 3+ hours
We played with the City and The Dungeon expansions….We didn’t finish, I’m really beginning to regret buying the expansions for this game. Everyone always wants to play with them but then they get cranky that the game takes forever. People are weird…
So, I had picked up a couple of games while Amazon was having flash sales and we finally tried this one out:
We tried out Time Line Inventions. It was surprisingly simple to play, you have to put inventions in chronological order. It was pretty fun, I may have to look into getting different versions of it.
Oh, bonus picture! Baby with a D20!
Yesterday we went to the Fargo (yes, that Fargo) ComicCon. Its not a very big con, honestly its not much more than a dealer’s den and video games, but it was $7 to get dressed up, get out of the house and have some fun.
I was Hello Kitty:
I crocheted the ears myself:
Vaulta Fett made another appearance and this time he had an adorable R2 unit with him:
So, yes, It was baby’s first con and everyone thought she was cute. She had a blast getting to interact with people. All and all it was a pretty good day.