[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-16.]

(Anyone seen any fire-breathing lizards?)

More donations have come in, so thank you very much, kind supporters. Still, I am behind and so am inspired to search for gold, silver and coppers. However, you can’t look for treasure without being suitably armed…
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-15.]

(Josephine, that rash on my belly is back…)

Today’s picture should (at least in part) evoke an era. An era named for one short man… the game might also evoke a New York brownstone, but I don’t happen to have one of those lying around.

By my calculations, we should be at the halfway mark. And by further calculating, we should have all raised an average of $125 to reach a monthly mark of $5000. That does not appear to be the case, and it is clear I for one am in the lower standard deviation, and so am shirking my duties. Expect that to change.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-14.]

(How do you make a shirt out of this again?)

So after Mur hit the deer, I thought it would be best if I started looking into armor technology. Plate mail being a bit on the pricey side, maybe another kind of mail would work. Then again, given the amount of chain I have, it’d be more suitable for a miniature car.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-13.]

(This is actually scarier than her Halloween costume: She’s wearing eye shadow.)

First off, many thanks to those donated to me in the past day. A little financial encouragement goes a long long way towards keeping the beard growth full, and the vintage games coming. I’ll try to get a day in with two games at some point, just to make up for yesterday.

The fall leaves are just at about an end here, so we decided have some adventures outside. Unfortunately, the sun was setting, so we didn’t get to climb Occoneechee Mountain (more like a hill, really) so we went to the lake at Umstead State Park instead. No Isle of Apples there, though.
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12
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Twelve

   Posted by: Jim   in General

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-12.]

No vintage game today, still dealing with deer aftermath. Perhaps more tomorrow.

11
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Eleven: Ta Da!

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-11.]

(Thank you, Car Man!)

Tonight my wife Mur hit a deer with her car. As you can see, she is fine. The car and the deer are not. It’s not often that I get to play the role of hero, but bravely did Car Man set out on his quest to pick her up and drive her home.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2001-11-10.]

(He’d devour you, but he just ate)

There are a number of games that could match this picture, but I think it’s fairly obvious which one I’m thinking of.
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9
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Nine: Yeah, It’s Me

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-09.]

(I could really use some coins)

If you can’t get this one, you have completely missed out on games for the past twenty years. Seriously. Corporate mascot? Sequel after tie-in after sequel after tie-in sequel? No?
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-08.]

(Some days you get the worm, some days the worm gets you)

So I’m sick, which is not all that great for beard growing or game inspiration. However, I’m watching Twin Peaks (directed by David Lynch, with Kyle MacLachlan and Everett McGill, and Miguel Ferrer — as opposed to Jose Ferrer). And drinking some spiced cider, so I’m sure I’ll be able to navigate my way out of this desert of illness.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-07.]

(I think those dogs are laughing at me)

So yesterday I was complemented on my stubble, which I will quite unblushingly take at face value (see what I did there). Clearly the beard part is a success so far, but this doesn’t seem to be translating into the funds. I may have to resort to shaming people publicly if this doesn’t improve.
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