Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Conversations in Gaming
-What do ya wanta play?
-I don’t care. Whatever you wanna play.
-How about a card game?
-Not really. I want something a little heavier.
-No, I’m not in the mood for an abstract.
-Carcassonne: The City then?
-Perfect. You know me so well.
-What do you get if you cross Carcassonne with Daytona 500?
-I don’t know.
-Meeples that can only make left turns.
-I’m guessing you just made that up.
-No, it’s been handed down in my family for generations! Of course, I just made that up. How about this: What do you get if you cross Monkeys on the Moon with Command & Colors: Ancients?
-Ummm…ancient monkeys who ride elephants?
-Nope. Romans who like to monkey around.
-The weather forecast for tomorrow says “almost balmy”. What do you think that means?
-Haven’t a clue but obviously there’s some technical data that determines a cut-off for balmy.
-Well, whatever it is, it sounds better than “nearly frigid.”
-We’re still talking about the weather, right?
-Depends on who wins this game.
-Did you know you’re looking awfully cute today?
-I think you’re trying to distract me from the game.
-Would I do that? I know you have a mind like a steel trap. Of course, a few of the teeth are missing.
-Good thing for you or I’d totally annihilate you instead of just kicking your butt. How’s that for a play?
-Oh, that wasn’t very nice.
-I know. Am I still cute?
-The cute is getting a little fuzzy around the edges, dear.
-What’s on TV tonight?
-Well, you have a choice: stupid crap, boring crap, asinine crap, reality crap or plain ole crappy crap.
-So then…another game?
Until next time, may your “Q” always triple score.