Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I'm Not Dead Yet

OK, so the blog's been in hibernation for a while... suffice it to say that my life has been complicated, my job (though financially a blessing) is a time sink, and I've been using precious blogging time to actually play board games.

I'm going to try and get going again - though I will warn you ahead of time that there could be dry spells through the early fall. 

If you have a question for me to answer - it can be personal, spiritual, weird or just hobby-related - leave it in the comments section. I'll see if that doesn't inspire some more interesting (and offbeat) posts.

 Recent & Recommended
  • APP - Descent: Road to Legend (app for the iPad that works with your Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2.0 games & expansions to create a GREAT cooperative experience)
  • BOARD GAME - 7 Wonders: Duel (fantastic re-imagining of a multi-player classic as a 2 player game... can't wait for the expansion!)
  • BOOK - The Aeronaut's Windlass (first book in Jim Butcher's newest series... steampunk-y and creative)
  • CARD GAME - Bear Valley (weird little racing game that is easy to teach and fun to play... a run through bear-infested wilderness)
  • MOVIE - Captain America: Civil War (all the ways it could have gone wrong... and it didn't)
  • MUSIC - Andrew Peterson: The Burning Edge of Dawn ("The Rain Keeps Falling" is the song of my heart some days)
  • PODCAST - Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell + odd bits of history + musing on human behavior)
  • TV - Limitless (it's on Netflix... and it's cheerfully wacky)


Chris Brooks said...

Good to see you back. Hope all is well, thanks for the book pointer.

Joe Huber said...

Finally checked in, after not seeing updates for a while, and look how much I've missed...

OK, weird question for you, Mark. You're on a deserted island - and failed to pack your top 10 games (or any games, for that matter). Given the materials available on the island (think Gilligan's Island, material-wise), what games do you cobble together to pass the time? Or do you instead focus on designing your own games, to best take advantage of the materials?

Follow-up: you're on a desserted island. Which do you try first? And which desserts do you think would make the best materials for cobbling together games?