I almost missed updating for both July and August. Oops. (I guess monthly-or-so updates are the thing now?)
Anyway, it’s the end of August, so life’s photo journal and stats pages have both been updated.
Not too much new this time around. I had a trip in Phoenix to see my parents for a few weeks at the end of July and into early August. It coincided badly with our basement flooding (again) the week prior, so I was rather nervous about the state of the house the entire time. Fortunately there were no house issues (with thanks to Max and David for checking on things when it rained), so it was a pretty uneventful trip, full of mall wandering and lots of delicious food.
Here’s a bunch of food from the trip, strange or otherwise.
Other than that, life has been games. Ben and Steve (and Gina and Russ) have been introducing me to a bunch of new games, including the longest game I’ve played yet (a Twilight Imperium game that lasted just under 7 hours, if you remove the ~15 minutes taken for lunch).
There’s also been:
Terra Mystica which was an interesting construction-y game
Orleans which feels like a better version of Altiplano
Clans of Caledonia which was interesting but feels like it emphasizes end-game scoring too much, and the points during the game basically don’t matter
Inis which is an interesting card-based area control game
Glass Road which is a intriguing resource-management game
Cryptid which is a much more casual logic game than Salem
Food Chain Magnate which was a really interesting game that forces you down a specialization basically from turn one.
There’s also been a lot of Raiders of the North Sea, thanks to Sam’s generosity in mailing me his unwanted copy
Gaming photos from the last couple of months, as always, can be found on my photos site.