May 27th, 2013

Dead Dog Cat

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We returned to Gamex yesterday to help Dungeonmaster put on their second show. This one was even better attended than the first; forestcats had to pull in chairs from outside the room! The audience clearly enjoyed the show as much or more than the previous night and all was laughter and merriment!

It was especially nice to have Dan Sandoval back from China to moderate ("God") for the episodes. He added creative twists at appropriate moments. Also, Chris came back to play a Drow (for the uninitiated, an evil elf).

And then, this morning, I allowed myself the luxury of actually sleeping until I woke! I do that perhaps twice a year, so celebrate!

In another note, momentarily I will be calling my youngest sister to wish her a pleasant natal anniversary. I know, how odd for me...
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Sitting at the table at the game convention, I had some time, and used it to finish reading A Feast for Crows, the fourth installment of the books that comprise A Game of Thrones' canon. Some of the baddies get something of a comeuppance, some of the good folks get screwed (or, get screwed some more), some of the folks who were central to other books seem to have dropped off the continent (though, I gather that they're in the fifth book). Still a good read. I'll start the next one after I finish a couple more books off my Nook.

I also read another Osprey, this one being Osprey Fortress #91: The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200 – 586 BC. Among the places it describes is Megiddo (with some pretty good illustrations); I recall how that site was central to a Michener novel, The Source that I read decades ago...

And just now I finished reading Osprey Elite #185: European Medieval Tactics (1): The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450 - 1260. I found the illustrations pretty engrossing, and the author explains his premise well.