Visited parents for the weekend. Their new house is pretty big. I'm not sure why they need that much house, but they did need a little more than they had. I mean, it's big enough that we could move in if there were some sort of terrible apocalypse where we had to go back to using swords or something (things would have to be that bad for us to move in with the parents, though they don't have any swords, and how would we get there if things got that bad, anyway). It has a slightly-inconvenient pool table. There's a light hanging from the ceiling for it, but if you place the table in a spot where the light is centered over the table, it doesn't really work for playing pool. Moving the table so you can play pool makes the light look out of place. Intractable. According to the scale there, I started the weekend at like 258# and left at around 253#. Part of that is fluctuation due to timing of food intake and weighing, crap like that.
A question: Would you rather be good-looking or intelligent.
An answer: This sort of question is foolish. However, since I am both, I would say that I have gotten the most mileage out of being intelligent and typically do not do what I could to leverage my looks. In short, I dress like a slob and don't care what my hair looks like.
I read some Mare Nostrum stuff. We really need to play with the full expansion. It seems we, as a group, are enjoying vanilla Mare Nostrum and getting a lot more out of it than some other gaming groups have, though, in retrospect, Greece and Carthage almost never win, so it really is quite unbalanced. I have won with Greece and Carthage. I think Rome is the only one I have not won with, but I have only played Rome a couple times. I think the time I won with Greece I did not do the whole "tax strategy" thing. As for the expansion thing: we've had it for ages, but have not gotten around to playing with it. Given the rave reviews it gets, we must do it. However, it adds layers of complexity to the game.
I'm mostly wasting time here.
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