...and the wife and I are sacked out on the couch watching the Seahawks game and vegging.
Got my brother a copy of Labyrinth Lord and his own dice (for our Thursday night games). He returned the favor with a copy of Stratego: Star Wars Saga Edition.
I've always loved Stratego...as a kid it was one of those board games my family never owned, but which I played at every opportunity. It's a quirky little game, that has a poker-like quality to it (reading your opponent) and has the wonderful military command structure that has fascinated me for many years.
[military ranks, chain of command...I've always loved these things. The way a huge, chaotic fighting force could be managed by a simple paradigm of order and communication. I have often thought I would enjoy being a peg in the military machine...if I didn't have such a huge aversion to killing real human beings]
And, of course, Star Wars...goes without saying I'm a fan (especially the weird optional rules that allow one to model the betrayal/conversion of Anakin Skywalker...I look forward to trying it out).
Yesterday, I was at Christmas Mass, thinking mostly about "churchy things," but I had some interesting (to me) thoughts about religion and RPGs. I want to develop my thoughts a little bit before posting anything about 'em. And right now, I'm a bit distracted by the 'Hawks game.
I do think there are some interesting things there to discuss, though.
Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend...I'll post more this week (including more on Boot Hill), but probably not today.