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#smallpoems, watching our puppy watch the leaves falling
“There exists, for everyone, a sentence - a series of words - that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you're lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first.”
― Philip K. Dick, VALIS
Try to give people the second.
Don't give them the first.
As an aside: it's been almost forty years, and VALIS is still the most true book I've ever read.
Has anyone on here done one of those "host your own murder mystery" games lately? If so, can you recommend a vendor?
It only just occurred to me that they would probably work great over Zoom. I used to do "How to Host a Murder Mystery", but those required exactly 8 people. Flexible # of players would be a huge improvement.
"Guildlings" has finally gotten the update with the rest of the story! I was starting to despair that it was ever going to come.
For those of you who haven't played it: It's an Apple Arcade game where the primary mechanic is managing your friends' emotions. There is turn-based combat but instead of fighting you try to keep your friends in a good mood (and their phones charged, which represents HP) until the bad guys give up. It's a lot of fun.
Random thought: If the Borg didn't use force to assimilate--if they only assimilated people who joined voluntarily, and fought back only if attacked--would the Federation still try to stop them by violence? What if they were getting really popular, and threatening to dominate the galaxy?
Oh my gosh, the Cosmic Wimpout people made a comic in 1979 and it is on their website, and it is SO 1979, I could see my Dad saying half the stuff in the comic when hanging out with his old friends. (Not so much today, but when I was growing up... heck, I think he named an NPC in a D&D game he ran for me as a kid Arckle)
"I've never seen one quite so well preserved."
"Surprisingly easy to excavate too." She brushed some dust away from the large egg. "That cave seemed unusual."
"Were there other fossils at the site? Bones? Gastroliths maybe?"
"Weirdly, no. No bones. Just this."
"Let's get coffee, then we can run some analysis."
The palaeontologists left the lab, talking excitedly. They didn't see a crack appearing in the egg, and a tiny foot kicking its way out into the world.
Proud geek. I love games in all their forms, but I'm not a "gamer" in the obnoxious sexist sense. Cyberpunk fan since William Gibson.