On the list of things I never thought I would do was "pose for a photo that would become a playing card in a game ." I have to cross that one off.
Peccable is one of "the kids". He and Star collaborated on a game of Interactive Fiction called "Slouching Towards Bedlam". The game won four XYZZY awards in 2003, including Best Game. It was one of the proudest moments of Star's life, made even better because she shared it with her close friend.
Peccasble has developed another game called Realpolitik, which he describes as "a game of lies, murder, and dirty tricks for 2-5 players ." Game play is accomplished with a set of playing cards. To produce these cards Peccable gathered family, friends and some props. He was kind enough to include Sarcas-dad & I in the the process. And that is how I wound up as Csssandra ,who, I believe is a secret agent and as a kidnap victim. Sarcasdad is also an agent I think and I'm pretty sure his fist is the focus of another card. I have seen the finished cards, but I haven't picked up m copy of the game yet so I' m going on memory here.
Peccable also included Star in the game. Here is her card.
She would be pleased. Thanks Peccable.
To find out more about Realpolitik visit Peccable Productions.
To find out more about Star visit Sarcasmo's Corner. If you do, go back into the archives to read her posts which are incredible. She really was a cultural icon. The more recent posts are mine.
You an buy Realpolitik here.
We need a new TV. The 26 inch box like one one in the living room is old, not HD compatible, and according to Wikipedia:
"On February 17, 2009, the US will terminate all terrestrial analog broadcasting in favor of digital broadcasting, which can be standard-definition (SDTV) or HDTV."
For years now it seems we have been expecting the one we have to bite the dust any time now. Then we would be forced to upgrade to one of those shiny pretty high resolution sets that line the walls at Circuit City. And do so with a clear conscience. Apparently however, they built this sucker to last, so we have abandoned that line of thinking. Because really the WII looks so much better on a bigger screen.
Once again I turn to you, dear internet friends. You were so helpful when I was deciding on a new vacuum, and a new range. I need your input. Plasma or LCD.? I have read the lists of pros and cons of each and am still undecided. Can you recommend a brand? We will most likely be 12 to 15 feet from the screen. What size do you think is optimal? Any opinions you have to offer will be much appreciated.
You guys are better than Consumer Reports.