Saturday, November 30, 2013

X-wing Miniatures match

I finally set aside some time today for space combat with my friend Paul and his sons. We played for probably 90 minutes before we had to break up for other appointments. No ships were destroyed, though some were badly damaged, due to players learning to maneuver, and the fact that these were sort of beginner ships with no heavy armaments. I look forward to another game.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Just mentioning

In case anyone wonders what kinds of things I wish I had, here are a few I can think of right now:

A new garden hose
A pinpointer for the metal detector
Board and card games:
-Space Cadets: Dice Duel
-Memoir '44
-Expansion for the Carcassonne board game, called Inns & Cathedrals
I am interested in four different expansions for the Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures game:  TIE Expansion, B-Wing Bomber, TIE Bomber, TIE Advanced

Friday, November 15, 2013

Noisy fall

 I was walking across the parking lot here at work on a pretty day recently, when I noticed clattering from the small wooded area between the lot and the road.  At first I thought it was birds or squirrels in the trees, but after stopping to watch, I realized if was the noise of leaves dropping.  There was no breeze at all; the yellow and orange leaves were just falling at a steady trickle, and rattling through their unfallen brethren on their way down. As still and quiet as it was in the neighborhood, the noise was comically (to me) loud.