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The Princess Has Foreseen My Victory

So, Andy's Supreme Commander LAN party was a success of unabashed geekery, despite Andy accidentally ordering pizzas that were too small and then trying to blame his brother for it. :P Getting a chance to drop by Andy's office (admittedly during renovations) was also welcome. No, Tom, I didn't leave a time bomb on your computer. Still, nice place you guys have.

Andy,his brother Paul, Tommy and Scott came (Nathan actually managed to get caught up studying and forgot, Andrew at least told us he would be studying instead of gaming.) The latter two kicked all our asses in pretty much any game they were both in (and most of the ones that only one of them was in), but frankly we expected that. We all need more practice. So do those of you who didn't come. :P

The last few games where we started putting in house rules were probably the most enjoyable, if only because it put those of us who haven't had the time to learn every single little nuance of the game (mostly in the economy area - Tommy has discovered an interesting...bug? oversight?...that apparently allows effectively infinite energy spending, which means infinite resource spending period) on a slightly more even footing. I have most of the replays if anyone wants to watch - I just wish replays saved ingame chat (or, hell, the yelled trashtalk between rooms) as well, because it was a riot.

For example, I've apparently been appointed the new Aeon Princess. Aside from the gender thing, I'm not surprised. In any game with multiple factions, I seem to invariably pick the elfiest, whenever I don't pick actual elves. Psilons and Elerians from the MOO games, Protoss from Starcraft, Night Elves from Warcraft, Eldar from Warhammer 40K, now Aeon from SupCom...the list goes on. It would be creepy if it weren't so funny. I guess I'm just a fanboy. :)

Today, since my resolve to consistently go to 220 lasted about as long as I managed to stay awake during last week's first lecture/textbook recital, I'm digging up my old D&D campaign world to write another story in for the seminar. Actually, come to think of it, I already mentioned that Eulogy was set there as well, but this one is set to be a bit longer and broader in scope, which should allow me to address some of the complaints I got about Eulogy (to wit, there wasn't enough space to explain all the setting elements I included). That said, I expect the two stories to connect only in time frame, especially since this story is set in Aventis before the Exodus (so a few centuries before the game itself was set).

I have it plotted, finally. It helps that elements of this story have been kicking around my head for at least the past two years, and I've started and aborted it twice - though those versions were a lot more...risqué. (No, before you ask, I did not keep the drafts.) I just need to get words to paper for once.



( Walk among 2 shadows — Cast a shadow )
Mar. 6th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
Fuck elves.

Of every kind.

Mar. 6th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Them's fighting words. If entirely expected fighting words, from you. :P

( Walk among 2 shadows — Cast a shadow )