Board Gaming

Games we own. These are all available for game night with the North Tahoe Tabletop Board Game Meetup group....

Art Projects

I have worked on various art projects over the years. This is a collection of some of those projects....

Programming Projects

I have worked on various personal and professional computer programming projects over the years. This is a collection of...
Games

2p Pax Pamir

Pax Pamir is a ruthless game. During yesterday’s game, my friend often commented on his bad situation and how losing his cards was terrible. I coached him to a win by reminding him of unfamiliar options. One such option was to switch loyalties to the same faction to…

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Games

Evacuation by Vladimír Suchý

Evacuation is a board game where players evacuate a planet that its ever-increasing solar energy will burn up. The Evacuation will take four years, each year being a single round in the game. This game has some unique mechanisms I haven’t seen in other games. The rules in…

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A New Slip Roll

I just got a new Slip Roll machine. It’s from Vevor, a company whose motto is something like “Touch Tools, Half Price”. It seems to be fairly accurate. This slip roll was about $200.00 and can handle 16ga steel according to its specs. I rolled some brash sheet…

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Random Thoughts

Being a Computer Programming “Hero”

First, let me say that writing software is not usually heroic since doing it is usually not a risky endeavor. I’m using “hero” as more of a colloquial term for a person who has a huge success, sometimes against the odds. While working as a lowly programmer at…

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Games

Distilled Game Review – First Playthrough

I played a game last night of Distilled by Dave Beck and Paverson Games. Distilled is a game where players run distilleries making spirits (alcohol, not ghosts). This first play of the game was entertaining, even with two of us making some big mistakes. Making mistakes on the first play of a game…

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