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September 16th, 2004

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01:36 am
Spent the day hanging out with kazmat. First we hit the Lord of the Rings exhibition at the Museum of Science, which was highly entertaining. (The split-camera forced-perspective demo is particularly cool/disturbing, and I was a little surprised that there wasn't a special security guard for pretty-boy Legolas' costume.)

Then we swung by Harvard Square and visited Games People Play (me: the more current edition of Illuminati; kazmat: FBI and Cosmic Wimpout, the latter of which I'd introduced her to on Sunday) and Pandemonium (me: GURPS SWAT and a surprise un-pre-ordered copy of the limited-edition Deluxe version of GURPS Basic, Fourth Edition; kazmat: Natural Selection and Counting Zees).

Then off to dinner: Bombay Mahal, on Moody Street. Somosas, papadums, lamb rogan josh, naan, mmmmmmmango juice. Lovely.

And then back home to: play Cosmic Wimpout, establishing that kazmat's CW dice hate her and that mine hate me; open up, cut up the counters for, and read the rules to The Awful Green Things From Outer Space before deciding it would take too long; and play more Cosmic Wimpout. Figured out that the rule I thought I interpreted wrongly on Sunday was actually correct: w00t or something.

Late now: kazmat went home about an hour ago, and I'm just puttering before hitting the sack. A good day, I feel.

P.S. Oh, and, my quote of the day:
"He's a man who likes to drink; he's a man who likes to smoke; he's a man with a pointy hat."
—Sir Ian McKellan sums up Gandalf

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Date:September 16th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC)
How much time did you spend in the LotR exhibit? Dawn and I have tix to go next Friday eve and I'm wondering if we'll be rushed before things close up.
Date:September 16th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
LotR: I think we spent about three and a half to four hours there. Thankfully it wasn't overly crowded (since it was in the middle of a work day). The video segments are what really ate up the majority of the time, and if the place is crowded, it might take longer.

CW: I had actually played CW years before with ralf and pete, but had more or less forgotten about it. Playing did bring back my desire to play Arkham Horror, though, so hopefully they'll get to work on that re-release.

Oh, and Doug, you won the last game of CW with your dice, so apparently your dice are fickle and mine just love you. :}
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Date:September 16th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
/me is very disappointed to ahve missed a trip to the game store... can we go again?
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Date:September 16th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
/we were very sad to go without you, actually: you would have liked both stores. But yes, /me is pretty certain he can be talked into another trip (go on, twist /me's arm).
Date:September 16th, 2004 01:38 pm (UTC)
See, that Pandemonium card is going to turn out handy, after all.
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Date:September 16th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
a surprise un-pre-ordered copy of the limited-edition Deluxe version of GURPS Basic

Had I known you wanted a Deluxe edition, I would've mentioned it. I saw it in Pandemonium late last week.
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Date:September 16th, 2004 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the thought, but I didn't know I wanted it until I spotted it. (I quite intentionally skipped out on pre-ordering it, and hadn't expected to find any copies in the wild.)

It's nice, actually, but I think I'm glad to have my non-Deluxe edition as the books to beat up in regular usage.

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