And boy, are my arms tired

My team and I flew back from Seattle last night after playing in The Mooncurser’s Handbook Game. This was the first Seattle-based Game we’d played in, and it was fun to see new locations and interact with a slightly different community.

As with any first-time GC, the organizers tried to distinguish themselves by incorporating new elements not traditionally part of The Game:

  • Friday night dinner and activities;
  • quarterly “pit stops” with food, drink, and activities;
  • a complicated, non-linear, point-based scoring system (final results not yet released);
  • a trading card side game which was intended to promote team interactions; and
  • explicit, forced skipping to keep all teams to a very tight schedule.

Some things worked well, and others, not so much. In any case, it was a commendable effort, and we definitely got our money’s worth.

A more complete write-up will come after I’ve gotten some sleep. And yes, my biceps are pretty sore, after floating down the river in an inner tube to read a series of marine signal flags hanging from both banks. The good news is, I now know that I can, in fact, swim to save my life.


  1. What…you leave us hanging just to replenish your depleted glycogen levels and purge lactic acid. Well ah neva… OK…here’s an additional challenge. Can you add a terces egassem to the game report?

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