Wow, just a couple weeks after I decide to start re-watching the whole 24 series and put up a post about it they announce it’s coming back!!! What a crazy bit of awesome news! With Whose Line is it Anyway coming back for a run this summer, the Veronica Mars movie kickstarter project, and now 24 coming back next year it’s a golden revival of some of my all-time faves. Don’t suppose there’s any chance we could get the crew from ST: TNG to make one last run, is there…?
At a recent game day my friend T was telling about a game called Inn-Fighting, a game made by WotC. Apparently he had been eying it for a while and when it got down to $5 on clearance he pounced on it. He decided to lob it at me to figure out the rules and how the game plays so I thought I’d throw down a review while I was at.
So this isn’t game related but I just felt like talking about it. Deal with it
I have all but the final season of 24 on DVD, but some of them are still in the shrinkwrap :p I decided it was time to watch that series all the way through, so I’ve been doing that lately and I’ve come up with some rules to keep in mind if you’re going to watch the show. There will be some spoilers probably, if you care.
Backgammon is on of my favorite games so I thought I’d discuss a few pointers here. Backgammon is a beautiful game because while the rules are pretty simple and can be learned in a few minutes, it’s a very deep game with a lot of different things to learn and master. Let’s look at a few of those.
I don’t understand what the point of this video is really. Expertvillage usually has good advice and in fact they have another guy that does pool videos that are pretty good, but this guy…not so much.
1) Why are you showing us a shot that is completely illegal, that no one wants you to do on their table? Btw, it’s not just illegal “in pool halls”, it’s against the rules of pool period.
2) He didn’t even tell us, let alone show us, what the correct way to jump the cue ball is.
3) Why would “Expertvillage” have someone who has no knowledge at all, let alone expertise, of a shot (the masse) “demonstrate” it?
Will Youtube remove videos for sheer ineptitude?
It’s funny, because the guy seems totally aware that he’s making an awful video and seems kind of embarrassed about it. I guess it would be like me making a video about how to do jump shots and combos :p Except of course, I wouldn’t actually make one!
I feel like talking about pool, so let’s go over some of the basic types of shots. Just for fun, I’ll give them a 1 – 10 rating for how often you need them (usefulness), how difficult people typically find them to learn and use, and how good (or bad) I am at them.
That would be chess. Oh I know the basic rules and that the horsie moves one forward then one diagonal and the castle can move as far as it wants in a straight line (I even know about castling and en passe! :p) but I’ve never learned a single gambit, opening, or defense. But I just read The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver (fantastic book btw, read it if you get a chance) and one of the chapters in that book was all about chess and that inspired me to talk a little bit about it here.
Hi! Yes, I am still aware this blog exists. I’ve never talked about sports here, but they’re “fair game” (sorry) so here we go! I actually want to talk a little about the NBA draft, which is probably not a topic of big interest to most of you but it’s pretty interesting and a good example of unintended consequences and how constantly tinkering with something trying to make it better ends up making it much worse (i.e government).