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...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
Home stretch 
6th-Oct-2010 11:06 pm
yay, kermit
The ProjectFromHell is nearly, nearly complete. Well, my bits of it are, anyway. The internal library I'm using is still giving spurious, bizarre errors, and the people I'm handing it off to still have some serious unanswered questions, but my part is 95% done, and the last bits should be done this week. I get my weekends back (actually, I had last weekend back), and I'm starting to get the rest of my life back. Fucking yay.

In even more joyful news, Monday of this week was over 9000 kinds of awesome, because my brother and I finally got to redeem our purchase at last year's Child's Play auction: four hours with the creators of Penny Arcade. Yes, we had a grand tour of the office, and got to hang out and play games with Mike and Jerry, not to mention Robert, Kiko, Porkfry, and all the rest of the office staff. It was a blast! I played some Dominion-like game which uses tokens (like wooden poker chips) instead of cards with Jerry, Kiko, and my brother; lost twice, but had fun doing it. Was blown away by some of the goings on, much of which is sadly covered by NDA; a real shame, because there are some serious projects in the works!

AND, as prophesied, yesterday was the re-release of Betrayal at House on the Hill. I have my copy, yesiree. This game was originally released on 2004, to a complete lack of critical acclaim (largely due to entirely inept marketing), and languished on the shelves. It also had *lots* of problems; it was basically unplayable without access to the extensive set of errata. But it is AMAZING! And its awesomeness slowly spread by word-of-mouth. But being out of print, it was extremely hard to find, with used copies going for over $100 on eBay. Nearly a year ago, Wizards (nee Hasbro) finally announced the remake. Of course, they could have easily screwed this up; the original was very high quality in a number of ways. Fortunately, it looks like they didn't! They fixed all the problems, added a few new things, and left the rest alone! YAY for corporate restraint! I can't wait to play it. I might have time in a few weeks...
Comments 
7th-Oct-2010 11:44 am (UTC)
OMG - TOTALLY APPROPRIATE ICON TIME!!!
~dances~ i <3 betrayal..at the..house..hill..game!!
8th-Oct-2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I know! It is the awesomes. *So* happy it's back in print.
7th-Oct-2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Yay and hooray at the project being almost over. :D I sure hope they're giving you some serious comp time at the end of all this, or some other form of compensation for stealing your September. No good.

(I managed to move my knitting class from the 16th to the 9th, so now I don't have to be all "sorry I am darting out for a couple of hours have fun"! Also, I wouldn't bother with that beer tour unless you've already bought it. If you end up in the mood for that, I have more than enough beer places and walking tours in my head and it saves $40.)

See you in a week! Yay!
8th-Oct-2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'm getting a little comp time, and a small amount of extra money, yes. The big payoff is the politics of the situation, which is a long story.

Glad I'll have your company the whole time! I didn't book that tour; I thought that was something you were going to do. I'm just as happy to have you as a tour guide! :)
8th-Oct-2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. I wasn't sure if it was me or you booking it, so I figured I'd check and clarify. :)

And at least there is some payoff.

Toronto has an absolutely beautiful weekend tomorrow through Monday -- 18-20 and sunny all three days. I'm reaaaally hoping it holds out one more week.
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