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Gathering of Engineers

Ludographic considerations from the Silicon Forest

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Crystal Cube, or The See-Through Die

While I'm fully aware that this week we are supposed to be listing our gaming resolutions, I just can't do it. If there's one thing you should have learned by 40, it's that resolutions, like democracy, are great in theory. Then you get Dubya.

With that in mind, here is my list of predictions for 2006, which will almost certainly be thrown back in my face on a regular basis by those who know me. Since we're still in the run-up to the Epiphany (the 12th day of the 12 Days of Your Favorite Winter Holiday Here), I'll keep it down to 12 predictions. Here goes...

1) I will complain that there are too many games and too little time.

2) I will immediately buy more games after #1 above.

3) I will wish that we played more classic games like E&T.

4) I will, instead of actually suggesting classics, bring out the new shiny game I just got after complaining that there are too many games and too little time.

5) I will wish I was playing more wargames.

6) I will wish I had more wargame opponents.

7) I will do nothing to improve the situation in #'s 5 and 6.

8) I will continue to forget that it is Wednesday morning, and Dave will post my draft for me at about 11am.

9) I will, against all common sense and history, continue to believe in some small part of my heart that the Seahawks can, in fact, win a Super Bowl.

10) I will think about attending out of town gaming conventions, then just go to my group's retreats at the coast and Central Oregon.

11) I will try very hard not to purchase the DVD release of King Kong, then buy it anyway and be disappointed because it is not the same on even a 42" widescreen TV. However, I will, however, be able to watch Naomi Watts do tricks for a very large SGI monkey over and over and over and over...

12) I will be very happy to have so many good friends who love gaming and the relationships this hobby builds.

13) I will give too many predictions.

Happy New Year to all!


  • At 7:24 PM, Blogger KC said…

    One of your best posts, plenty of wit and that inner-mirror thing you do so well. Be proud of those shiny games (new game smell!) - at least oure supporting the industry.

  • At 8:39 PM, Blogger Matthew Gagan said…

    Funny stuff. I can really identify with 1-4...


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