Care for a good game?

As part of my moving effort I am culling things like books and clothes, but I also need to trim down my game collection. If you would like any of the following games, please contact me before 9/25/2009. I am not willing to ship and you must be willing to pick up in South Minneapolis. Thanks!

The Awful Green Things from Outer Space
Sagarian
Cathedral
Mama Mia
Mancala
Bean Trader
Settlers of the Stone Age
Wiz-War
Warhamster Rally
Starship Troopers
Ork and Squat Warlords (Warhammer Epic 40k set)
How to Host a Murder: The Class of ’54

Update: Awful Green Things, Bean Trader, and Cathedral have been spoken for.

Eggs out of season

One of the things that I’m enjoying most about Chain Factor, besides the incredibly addictive game, is the code hints/easter eggs that you get sometimes that show up as an “error message”. Like this one:

ERROR 003

LEVEL 3 / CODE NNN

* UPPER BOUND FOR BASIC SCORES?
* ok i’ve got to stop playtesting and start coding. i’m starting to see
* colored discs everywhere i look. do we know the upper limit on
* basic mode scoring? i’m thinking about memory allocation…
* -F

* No we don’t. Figuring that out is the players’ job.
*
* Here’s another to do: find someone in the Minneapolis area to check
* on the OOH which should be up: 494 and hwy 77 – might need some
* searching around.
* /s

Incredibly fun stuff. Give it a try.

Update Finally got error 1 again:

 ERROR 001

LEVEL 1 / CODE NNN

* MEDIA MATRIX
* s, this printout is unreadable – i’m missing half the entries in the
* locations column…
* -F

* Yes, actually it would be useful if you could go out and confirm that
* these are up:
* LA Century N/L E/O Aviation – should be obvious.
* 1815 Hawthorne 90278 – not sure about this one, you may have to
* look around a bit.
* /s

* can’t wait to see your mad media jamming skillz
* -F

* We’re going to put Primacy to shame – not just sticking up a few
* posters but appropriating the media machine on a grand scale.
* /s

Update 2 Yet another one:

 ERROR 007

LEVEL 1 / CODE D

* ++Power Outage?++
* F, why is MAX_POWERS set to 1 here, what is this?
* /s

* this is totally the idea, one power, no greys, but garbage starts at
* max frequency – fast and furious, on ly the stong survive!

* This wasn’t in the spec. I get the idea, but next time let me know
* before you implement something like this.
* /s

* ok boss.

Retaliation

You know, I’m amazed at how much news there is out there. I mean, when you really think about it.

From the guy who skunked me at one game of cribbage during lunch, and won the next fairly handily.

Let’s make a deal

I had an excellent evening playing games with Shaun and Scott where we played “I’m the Boss” by Face 2 Face Games for the first time. We only had time to play through it once but it was incredibly fun. It seems to be an extremely well balanced game at this point, though it’s hard to say for sure after only one session. Very highly recommended.