Went running today, and on my route back through the busy Tel Aviv promenade I saw a stocky, bald guy running with a face mask not unlike the one that Hannibal Lecter wore in the movie. He ran about 10 meters, then turned around and 10 meters back. He was quite the sensation, with people pausing their workouts to gawk at him (I didn’t pause, but I most certainly gawked). My guess is that it was some kind of breathing apparatus, though I’m not sure if it was supposed to help him breath while he ran, or if it was supposed to challenge him. In any case, it made for an interesting run.
Listened to This American Life, Act V, while I was running (I use their app, which is well, WELL worth the price). I can’t say enough how much I love this show. I love, love, love this show.
I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.
Warning. Contents under pressure.
Wonderful rant. Breathtaking.
Stir fried vegetables, steamed broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes (not pictured): what I made for lunch today.
Sketches of my characters from the Giborim role playing convention in Tel Aviv. The lady is Elsa, a Jack in Numenara that has the ability to shield herself with ice. The dwarf is Halmish, a Dwarven wizard (from the Planescape Dungeon World game) with fancy robes and a fancy hairstyle. His signature magic missile spell creates tiny glowing stones that explode in a multitude of colours on his enemies. Flashy.
Notes and doodles from my #Numenara vortex game at Giborim con. We were having a Wil Wheaton day, rolling 1s in abundance and rarely over 8. A little frustrating, but we had fun though.
In the doodles: number 1 is the king of the day, the key to the vortex temple, and the robot guarding the vortex.
#Resistance game last night. We used the expansion pack “plot card” rules, and for the first time ever the Resistance properly won (they won one time before, but that was an accident. One of the spies forgot that he was a spy, and so the resistance had a chance). A great game, and one of the few that supports more than 5 players. We almost always start out with a round or two of this when we get together for a board game night.
At an open air free Jazz and Balkan music concert in Ben Gurion Boulevard Tel Aviv
#052 RIP Spandy
Journal comics are magical things. You get to know the artist and their life and the people/animals in it so well that when something like this happens, it can hit pretty hard as if it’s happening to you.
Godzuki and Gelyte are pushing around 17 years or so now. I hope they have a few more good years left in ‘em.
So sad and true. Especially if you have pets and love journal comics
Game night with friends. We played Tsuro (twice), Resisitance (twice), Forbidden Desert (once, and we won!!!!), and (never ending) Zombie Fluxx. The zombies won, mostly because we were tired and the game just wouldn’t end… Even after we cleared all the zombies AND all the keepers AND all the rules twice AND redistributed all the zombies twice.
Total game time was 4.5 hours, and we didn’t notice the time until I accidentally glanced at my watch. Uber fun night - play more games!
Giborim (Heroes in Hebrew) role playing games convention. Played Numenara and Dungeon World in a Planescape setting. Also bought Carcasonne and Monty Python Fluxx. Was pretty great.