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By gzt (Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 12:26:17 PM EST) gzt, hungry, chaos, pain, squats, mare nostrum (all tags)
The thing about Mare Nostrum is that the ending is always pretty close, so it often becomes a matter of who will be the kingmaker.

I made a mediocre decision early in the game, since I really needed to be director of commerce, but I also wanted to throw a wrench in the tax strategies. So I threw a wrench in the tax strategies instead of locking up director of commerce for life. Unfortunately, this later meant that I was unable to force trading well enough to get the last wonder I needed for victory. I was Rome, I really think Carthage should have been more aggressive against Egypt, who eventually won. I also should have bought more legions in those final turns. They were cheap insurance, so why not? WHY NOT? Well, live and learn, hombres. Rome turtle: it's a good strategy if you can swing it.

Holy crap, I really want to play War of the Ring.

I also really don't want to work.

I just ran into the former CEO as he was ducking into the bathroom. Since I didn't want to have the awkward "pissing next to the CEO" feeling, I held off. He has an office on this floor, he sometimes comes in.

I sort of forced somebody I know to borrow Practical Programming for Strength Training because he occasionally discusses strength training with me, but has little success and is generally filled with silly bodybuilding-influenced ideas. One doesn't have to accept what the book says as gospel (though I've done almost all of my programming directly from it until this last week, but even this is still inspired by it), but it gives a good little beginning framework for moving beyond that silly stuff. Asking how many grams of protein I eat is for chumps (I don't know, a lot? I don't track anything about my diet except how many meals I ate.). Squatting three times per week is for winners. You want to be a winner.

Pompous and possibly wrong about some things, but generally amusing and right about a lot:

I'm very hungry.

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friggin' mare nostrum | 6 comments (6 topical, 0 hidden)
Call me sexist by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 12:35:24 PM EST
but I hope not to run into our former (or even our current) CEO in the bath room.

games by garlic (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 02:08:11 PM EST
i want to play more mare nostrum. I also want to play more viktory 2, and more war of the ring (the big board game with the hobbits and the set piece battles and the awesome).

luckily I'm going to origins game fair next week, so my wishes (at least regarding mare nostrum) can come true.

war of the ring by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 02:25:20 PM EST
I bring that up because my friend has the collector's edition and it is awesome. but unplayed yet. i think they are playing on friday, which sucks, because i will not be around.

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Heh by barooo (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 04:40:39 PM EST
I saw the former one 6-7 times.  Said hi to him once on an elevator, seemed like a nice guy.

Never saw the current one, nor did anyone I worked with, unless you count giving keynote-type speeches. 

man, i need a beefy taco now.
one of the odd things about working in law by nathan (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 10:34:50 PM EST
There is no CEO. There are just partners, some of whom are more senior and occupy administrative positions to be sure. Even so, the largest law offices in the country can't have more than about 600 lawyers, so you're sure to meet senior people all the time and quite likely to do work for them at some point.

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facial hair grooming request by garlic (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jun 18, 2010 at 02:56:17 AM EST
ucblockhead and I have decided it'd be awesome if your forray into fancy facial hair took inspiration from the 1870s.

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