Archive for the ‘Board games’ Category

[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 2011-11-30.]

(As you can see, the camera is focused on me, not my furry sidekick)

Well, it’s the last day. Time for one last game. One more trip saving the galaxy. One more day being heroic, because that, my friend, is how I roll. I will be back one last time tomorrow to count the lucre, thank the contributors, and sum up this (as always) great experience.
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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 2011-11-27.]

(Less angel and devil than foe and foe)

So I took a day off a week or so ago, and promised that I’d add an extra game to make up. As this is the last weekend in the month, this is probably the last day I can do this. So here you are, two games and two pictures for today. This also makes up for missing Day 0 (Jeff, please take note).

For this picture, I should really be wearing white and carrying a jackhammer, but hopefully my friends — or should I say enemies? — should help give you a clue. The guy on my shoulder should really be wearing yellow goggles as well, but I didn’t have any in his size.
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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 2011-11-26.]

(dJim/dt = 3)

I’ve divided myself into three parts to mourn what I believe is the end of a great game. Fantasy Flight is having a huge sale, and all the expansions for this game are on that list. Doesn’t bode well for the future of the title, that’s for sure.
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19
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Nineteen: Yarr

   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 2011-11-19.]

(Me parrot died, so now I all I have this is here manatee. Yarr.)

So yes, this is me with a stuffed manatee. You’d think that manatees don’t have much to do with vintage games — and I would have agreed with you — but it turns out that a remake of a classic computer game features a rather large manatee swallowing our hero’s ship. Giant man-eating manatee — those crazy game designers…
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18
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Eighteen: No Furries Here

   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 2011-11-18.]

(Where’s Buffy when you need her?)

I’ve been chasing this damnable vampire for days now. Through all of Europe and across the Mediterranean. And now, after cornering him in Budapest, he’s hypnotized me into shaving my neck and preparing myself for him. Hopefully Lord Godalming will show up soon.
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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 2011-11-16.]

(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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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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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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