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Art, games, and puzzles. (What is Darth's creative output for the next several months, Alex?) [Feb. 1st, 2006|04:47 pm]
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* Scatterplot's second-to-last comic has been posted. Friday's comic - the fourth and final part of the epilogue - will complete the series.

* I'm still taking fandom/character suggestions. I'll post later on with the list I've accumulated, but I'm up to just over 30 distinct fandoms (and probably well over a hundred characters) at this point. I've replied to a few of you, but I've added all the suggestions to the list, save for the ones relating to things I haven't seen/read/whatever and don't have specific plans to at some point.

* Friday's gaming night was awesome. I got to meet Carrie (iris_of_ether) and Nico (seorin), who are exceedingly nifty people, and their friend Nick, of whose LJ name I'm not sure, even though Sora wrote it down at some point. I got to do a brief playtest of one of my game ideas on Friday, with the help of Sora, Carrie, and Nico. We didn't play long - just enough to determine which ideas had a chance of working and which ideas were problematic and needed to be discarded immediately before I even started formalizing specific rules. I also acquired the Apples to Apples party box, and we got a rousing couple of games of that in - much fun indeed.

* I forget whether I've mentioned this here, but I'm helping design the next Microsoft Puzzle Hunt. I'm sworn to secrecy on the details, but I've gotten two of my puzzles playtested over the last two meetings, and they were well-received. This makes me all kinds of happy.

* Poker tonight. As of last Wednesday, I'm 4th in the league this month, but this is the first tournament I've been to since then, so we'll see what I can do to stay in the top 10 (and get extra chips in the monthly tournament). I believe tonight's the last tournament to get points for the monthly (which is a week from tomorrow)...

* Finally, a conversation with Sora last night led to an idea for an LJ meme. I just need to decide whether to turn to the dark side and post it....
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2006-02-02 02:59 am (UTC)
Other-Nick's LJ name is nkatter. He doesn't post terribly often, but occasionally still does.

Heh, Nico and I did the Puzzle Hunt this past year, and we've done the Gen Con one for the past 4 years (netting us at least one free badge a year due to coming in first, random luck, etc.). Given that we're probably going to get invited back next year, we'll let you know later. :)
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-02-02 11:27 pm (UTC)
Nifty. What team were you on?

One of my coworkers has been part of BuzzLimePi for the last few hunts, and since the first place team didn't want to run the next hunt, it fell to them as the second-place team. So we've got a good chunk of BuzzLimePi and a few of the Killer Bees as well.

I haven't done any of the Puzzle Hunts proper, but MS ran one back at the University of Michigan, that my friends and I won. (Free XBox! Woot. More to the point, though, gloating rights.)
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[User Picture]From: iris_of_ether
2006-02-03 03:03 am (UTC)
Oh, shoot. I don't remember. We were picked up by a team with a number in the name (like, the number was a main part of the name).

The guy who tipped us off to the event in the first place was already on a team, which was one of the 7-8 teams that finished this past year. He is also one of ~3 people who writes the Gen Con puzzles, amongst other things. Mike Selinker? Yeah. This page (under Doomsday Rally) gives a description of last year's version of it (which our 'Mind-Control Monkey' helped us win, but that's another story...).
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-02-02 04:25 am (UTC)
*eye* Which conversation? XD I let my icon vote on my opinions, re: memes.
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2006-02-02 11:27 pm (UTC)
"Stuff! Things!"
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[User Picture]From: nightsinger
2006-02-03 03:13 am (UTC)
BAHAHAHAHA... Oh My. I'm wondering what sort of meme you'll turn that into; my poor little mind can't think of much that's suitable for public venue at the moment. XD
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