Ogre Designer's Edition
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I just supported the Ogre Designer's Edition wargame from Steve Jackson Games here in Austin, TX via Kickstarter.

This was an easy call for me.  I still own the Ogre and GEV mini-games and these were some of the very first science-fiction based games that I ever bought and played, going all the way back to my teens when I would road-trip to Orlando with friends to visit the legendary hobby store Enterprise 1701.

My father started me on my love for gaming, so board games will always hold a special place for me.  We too often get caught up in faceless computer gaming in the modern world, but board games can be played just about anywhere under any condition and you're face to face with your opponents (who usually are your friends and family) and I don't believe we should ever let this fade away.  From the looks of the success of Steve Jackson's Kickstarter project I am definitely not alone in that reasoning.

Now, if I could just convince Steve to finally hire me, maybe as the Ogre line editor this time, the circle would be complete.

Winging League of Legends
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I have been installing a cavalcade of oddball games on my PC lately.  Everything from the amazing open source project Wing Commander Saga to the very competitive and equally FREE PVP Arena game 'League of Legends'.  If you are looking for something completely different from your typical PC gaming experience, either or both of these are a good bet.

Now, if only that new joystick would hurry up and get here.

Megafauna
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SXSW was a madhouse once again.

In this madness though, there appeared a bright light and I was drawn to it.  Or her.  Her name is Dani Neff.  Her band is Megafauna.  

Listen:

I haven't heard anything this exciting in Austin since first ran across Doyle Bramhall II in 2006 at Austin Music Hall.

My professional assessment?  Dani is one to watch.  I was reminded immediately of Tal Wilkenfeld, if Tal was a lead guitarist:  You walk in expecting just cute chick with a guitar adn then you're left with your jaw on the floor.

Events and Holidays
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Austin Comic Con started today.   I plan to drop in on Saturday.  Looking forward to whatever randomness happens, which is what is always best about this sort of convention.  Well, that and the girls in skimpy costumes.

Also looking forward to getting away to be with family for Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, not looking forward to the travelling itself.  The TSA gestapo agitates me.

Speaking of random: Please donate to Ron Paul.

And there you have it:  an honest-to-goodness bloggy blog entry.   One day I'll have something deep to say again, but evidently today is not that day.


My Facebook Fan Page
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It's not much right now, but it might be a sign that I'm coming out of my cave:  My Facebook Fan Page is up and running.

Please drop by and give it a 'Like'.

'A Dance With Dragons' due in stores July 12th!
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Much to my utter joy today official news was finally released, giving fans a publication date for George R. R. Martin's next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series:  July 12th.


Throne Teaser
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"Inside Game of Thrones" Feature
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Winter is Coming!
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Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Introduces 'American Traveler Dignity Act'
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