Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram
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A whisper in the wind

My big accomplishment last week was getting the first copies of my board game from The Game Crafter, checking the components, making some final adjustments to the artwork, and releasing it for public sale. I also mailed a copy to board game reviewer Richard Ham, who had said last year at Gen Con that he would be interested in playing it with his wife. Hopefully he managed to get it back to Malta with him okay.

My weekend started out great. I got to meet up with mangaroo at a recently opened game cafe. I had planned to play a cooperative game of Mage Knight, which the cafe website lists as part of their game library. However, upon arrival, I was told that Mage Knight had been moved to their off-site "archive" due to lack of plays, and they would need 24-hours' notice to fetch it. (If they had SAID so on the website, I would have reserved it well in advance. Bah.)

Anyway, I ended up picking a couple other cooperative games off their library shelves. We started with a game of Paperback, where we came up with some quite creative words, but we couldn't quite get the last 17-cost point card. Then we tried a game of Frontier Stations ("cooperative Machi Koro IN SPACE"), but the dice didn't go our way in the second phase of the game, and we ended up losing due to lack of resources. After that, we went out to eat at a Japanese place a couple blocks away.

By the end of the meal, I noticed that my voice was growing hoarse. I hoped it was just because of all the talking I had been doing all day. Unfortunately, by the time I got home that night, it had turned into a full-blown sore throat. I had intended to spend the rest of the weekend emptying a bunch of fruit out of my freezer and turning it into jam, but instead I was reduced to lounging on the couch drinking tea and groggily watching TV.

I've gotten a little better since then--at least, I have enough energy to go back to work--but I woke up this morning to discover that I have no voice. I tried to say good morning to Rei, and it came out as a whisper. I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to do my job today without being able to talk to people, but maybe it will clear up by this afternoon...?
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