August 15th, 2009


I need to get me some of this.

Ladies and gentlemen, Apocalyptica!

Wound up not going out last night to PRSFS; instead, I stayed home noodling on the computer, finishing Eye of the Storm (again) and re-watching a couple of episodes from All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, which is still awesome. Went to bed early (for me) and slept in until 1100. Today is going to involve some cleaning up and shuffling of things since my brother wants to inflict furniture on me, and it's going to need to go someplace. Bookshelf assembly and box emptying will probably take place as well. Maybe some laundry.

Why, yes, in fact I AM the King of England!

Pulled out victory in tonight's game of Kingmaker against the Dunhams by dint of old age and treachery. At one point Mason had all the Lancastrian heirs and I had the sole Yorkist (after having bumped off two of the others as his nominal ally) and then he -predictably- turned on me. Edward VI died to an event card pull, and then I managed to draw a Catastophe. Two of his most powerful lords got drawn off by peasant revolts, so I went after him and managed to nail one of the other heirs. Catastrophe then expired, and he piled on. I lost the Earl of Arundel, who with his offices was worth a good 100 troops, but managed to preserve my heir (who had already been crowned George I), and took off for the Irish Sea. As a parting gift, I sent a minor lord after his stack - and managed to bag the last Lancastrian heir. This put Beaufort into play, but Dutch and Brenda were too tired to want to keep playing.

So, I was treated to an excellent dinner with lots of fresh garden veggies and had a thrilling game of Kingmaker. Yeah, I should have been home assembling shelves and doing laundry, but being social with people is a Good Thing.