Mom, I’m In Jail!

I like it here… IN JAIL!!! Somewhere, Don Was is spinning in his grave, but I’m stuck in the Washington County Courthouse waiting to get out of jury duty. To be clear, I’m not one of the cranks who thinks we have way too much government. I think government provides critical services that the private […]

All The Gold Medals In The Wor

After a few weak attempts at decent meta games for our board game retreats (on my part, Chris B is quite good at this sort of thing), it seems I finally hit the money. The last time I had what I considered a successful meta game was at the very first Sunriver retreat, 20 years […]

You Can Never Have Too Many Falcons

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, there was a Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar, and it had a tiny Millenium Falcon model in it… It was a cute little model, but there wasn’t much of what you’d call “detail. And so, a few years later, came a second Falcon… This Falcon […]

Rip City Con Day 7/8

The last full day of the nanocon is always bittersweet. On the one hand, you’ve just had several fun days of gaming with great people, good food and drink, and tons of memories generated. On the other hand, it’s all about to come to an end. Of course, now that I’m 55 trips around the […]

Rip City Con Day 6 – A Grand (Tactical) Affair

I’m always a bit amazed at how fast time goes at one of our group’s retreats. It seems you walk in the door, blink, and its nearly a week later when you open your eyes again. Of course, that phenomenon is accentuated when the game you’re looking forward to most is near the end of […]