Monday, December 13, 2010

“The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we appear to be.” - Socrates

About 6 years ago I started playing a card game called Legend of the 5 Rings, or L5R for short.  I really played it heavy for at least a year, maybe two, until the game store I frequently visited closed down.  There was another game store in town I supplanted myself to, but none of the players transferred over to the other game store.  The game came to a sudden halt for me.  After a few years, THAT game store closed down, and thankfully a month or two later a new one started up, but the old players still stayed away.
After a decade and a half of playing different card games and trying different things, L5R remains my favorite game out of all of them and it makes me sad that I don't have anyone in my area to play with.  To me, it felt like when I played against an opponent, we were actually telling a story.  And I loved the fact that in the big events, called Kotei's, who ever won the Tournament actually influenced the game (and the story of the game) in a new direction.
But granted, its probably a good thing.  Over the years, Ive learned at least one thing about Collectible Card Games.  They are a huge drain of resources.  Be it money, time, or others you might think of.  But they sure are fun.  So, I guess I could start up a L5R RPG, so I can get my fix of the world of Rokugan.  But then I would have to venture into the world of DMing.  And who wants to do that?

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Nya-ugh" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

I realize this is more than a month overdue, but this being my Blog, I will be lazy with it as I see fit. To follow up my last Post, I went as Steampunk for Halloween, and I looked a little something like what you see on the right.  I really liked the costume, and I found it surprising how often I had to explain what Steampunk was to people.  I guess everybody cant be nerds, which is a shame. 
Since All Hallows Eve, Ive been watching a lot of TV.  There has been a few things Ive really got into.  Ive discovered in the last month the Greatness that is The Big Bang Theory, cause I can relate to the very high nerd level, and the spectacle that is Glee, cause who doesn't wish their life was a Musical every once and awhile?  But the standout has to go to The Walking Dead an the AMC channel.  Believe me, just go watch it!  But on the low end, Ive had a large dose of Anime too.  I think I would like it a whole lot more if there want so much damn Posturing!  There's to much standing around talking about so and so's back story, and we he cares, and why his move is better than everyone else's, then the back story to his great move, then three episodes more of why hes face down in his own blood explaining why the other person decided to let him live.  Just get on with it already!