Friday, June 18, 2010

See Settlers of Catan on MS Surface at Origins

This just in: Catan for the MS Surface will be at Origins, June 22 - 26 (next week)!

VERY exciting news, I've been hoping to see Catan playable on the Surface since the first time I heard about the technology.

UPDATE: And here's a video!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ten Geeky Things About Lorien

Here it goes: I was tagged by Rosalind to be given a blog award started by Angela at High on Life.

The Geek Girls Unite Award

Here are the rules:
1. List ten geeky facts about yourself and…
2. Pass this award onto your favorite female geeks!

So here you go, a TMI bonanza of 10 geeky things about Lorien!

  1. Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — I won first place as Arwen in a Lord of the Rings look-a-like contest on

  2. I have a #3 top score on the Twin Galaxies MAME category for Timber

  3. Created a virtual catering company in the MMO Asheron's Call, Cragstone Farms...which eventually led to my working for Turbine, Inc. on the online community team for Asheron's Call 2 and The Lord of the Rings Online

  4. Along with 2 friends, did the audio and content for the Leetspeak Word of the Day

  5. I'm making an independant documentary about designer board games

  6. Attended a Bruce Campbell book signing once where we all stayed up till 2 AM with Bruce, chatting and giving him our cellphones to make prank phonecalls to our friends

  7. Went to Boston University for Marine Biology largely because Hooper in Jaws was from "the oceanographic institute on the mainland" and BU had an internship program in Woods Hole (home of the oceanographic institute on the mainland)

  8. Started the Boston University club for Magic: the Gathering, and met my husband, a tournament M:tG player, that same year

  9. Visit Funspot regularly, and my copy of The King of Kong is autographed by Walter Day and Joel Hedge

  10. Have a retro gaming room with NES and Atari 2600 consoles, and one day I WILL beat Solaris!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Master Chief?

Uhhh... my friend Justin just linked me to... uhhh...