Monday, June 16, 2003


Okay, the next question is whether I'm going to pre-order Star Wars Galaxies. Erik has been in the closed beta and some of the things he's been able to talk about make me question their design philosophy. It's going to be very difficult to become Jedi but then it does take place between the second and third films so Jedi are extinct (or nearly so). But then once you get there you can't use your powers or you'll risk permadeath. And the whole concept of having a character you could lose permanently after putting who knows how many hours into developing is iffy at best (at least in a computer RPG, I still mourne the death of Kaleb Whitefire, my 6th level half-elf monk in Jay's Pale Campaign, he was just fixing to get some of the cool monk abilities!). I'm not sure I'll enjoy the game so I don't know if I should pre-order or if I should sink the $70 into the collector's edition. I mean who cares about figs you won't ever use or books signed by the development team. The art book might be cool but the "in game wearables" are iffy.

The next set of Crimson Skies plane pack is due out Wednesday. I should have pre-paid Katie last week but I forgot. Maybe I'll stop by the store tonight on the way home. Some of the planes look pretty cool. I've been thinking about writing up some strategy articles and submitting them to the WizKids site. Now all I need to do is to work out the tactics and see if the idea I had will work.

This weeks MechWarrior scenario looks ineresting. Six hundred points but only three orders and you have to have three mechs. And a whole set of ice rules.

Tuesday is the second from last Vampire game. And Thursday I'm running Iron Kingdoms Witchfire again. Friday we're camping out at the University Bookstore to get a copy of the new Harry Potter book. A full week of geeky goodness! Although I saw an interesting article about the Potter phenomena. It was written by an Indian woman and focused on interpreting the themes of the book in terms of the cinderella story that is J.K. Rowling's success.


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