Friday, December 21, 2012

Cold Sleigh-Bells, Starships, and Cyberspace...

Hmmm... Winter Storm Draco came buy and dropped a bit of snow, and more than a little bit of ice. The roads are dangerous this morning, but they'll get better as the day goes on. We Midwesterners are used to it.

Christmas this year has been different at Casa Gopher. We have so much random stuff in our house that we had very little room for the tree (it's a very small one) let alone any gifts we would have put under it. So, in true "just because we can" fashion, we've just been giving each other gifts as we acquire them. No excess paper trash, and no things to rearrange or clean up besides packaging. See... It's even a more eco-friendly way to do it.

This weekend is Shady's Terracide game, and since I haven't role-played in four weeks, I am needing it more than usual. On top of that, we are having a Netrunner LCG tournament on Saturday, and I am currently trying to puzzle out my decks for that. Tonight, though, is Friday Night magic, and we will be busy.

Off to it...

-- GopherDave

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm Not Exactly Certain What Kind Of Day I'm Having...

Hmmm... Today is a day I am just getting angry for no real reason... I take that back, most of reason stems from one particular games distributor. Part of me wants to go into detail, but another part of me doesn't want to write a venom-imbued rant of hate. It'll take too long and I've got so much other stuff I could be doing.

On the positive side, the store will be running a couple of radio commercials from the 19th to the 31st. The sales rep sent over the audio files today and they sound pretty damn good. I wrote one and Loq wrote another (which I polished up a bit, but it didn't need much help). I believe mine reads better, but hers comes across better in audio form. Either way, the store is getting more advertising, and I am putting my not-quite-finished Bachelor's degree in Communications to good use.

Later on tonight is DaddyDeathSpank's birthday celebration. Loq and I plan on going to that for a bit. I cannot get too wasted. One, I'll probably be driving. Two, I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. It's a general check-up sort of thing, but I have a *ton* of little issues I'm going to ask about, not the least of which is this cold/flu/sinus infection thing that I can't seem to shake. Being hung over for that seems like a bad idea according to the semi-official Gopher handbook.

Off to go do some more work... Toodles.

-- GopherDave

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Days (and TIE Fighters) Get Wrecked...

Well, Saturday was *supposed* to be spent working on gaming stuff for the convention. Instead, I ended up playing in our Star Wars X-Wing miniatures game Kessel Run event so as not to have an uneven field.

I had never played the game before, but I am a quick study in terms of mechanics. However, I am no so quick a study as to immediately know how to play the units I was playing. I ended up going 0-3 for the day in terms of matches, and not blowing up any other ship I faced. I damaged the HELL out of many of them, but no opposing ship was killed in the playing of my games.

Those five hours dominoed the rest of the day, and I got nothing truly accomplished.

Today has been a bit of a different matter as I have managed to get one radio commercial written, another one refined and polished, and finally opened up sign-ups for the next MtG Pre-Release tournament. This next one will be happening *at* Winter War, so it'll be extra special crazy this year.

Ehhh... whatev... They call me the Red-Haired Maniac for a reason... =P

-- GopherDave