Friday, February 22, 2008

The Return


As I was leaving work today, I decided to stop at my LHS and see what games they may have that I had not played yet. As Precia and I are really just starting to enter into the realm of hobby style games the list is quite vast. As I was browsing the aisles of the store one box stuck out at me and I remember hearing about it on Diggnation, a weekly video podcast of the top stories on digg.com, the game, Munchkin. So as I was pondering which edition to get I asked the salesman there if they had the original version of the game, unfortunately they were sold out. He recommended a couple of the "expansion" boxes to me. I use the term expansion loosely as many of them can be played without having the original version of the game. So I picked up Munchkin Impossible, a fun little twist on the Mission Impossible and the James Bond style spy movies.

Our friends Rachel and Amanda had been on a trip the past week and had just returned on Thursday night so we had planned a night of games, pizza, and catching up. So I thought well it should be fun to break out this new game and give it a shot. Upon opening the box we were greeted with stacks of cards a standard D6 die and what appeared to be a page of direction folded in half. Upon closer inspection it was actually 4 pages of directions that although humorous left us a little vague on exactly how to play the game. Oh well, playing is the best way to learn right. After about 20 min. We had the basic game play down and the first hand lasted just a little shy of an hour. Not bad for play time when you have no idea what you are doing. The second hand, even though we knew what we were doing and perhaps for that reason, lasted a little over an hour.

The game play itself is a little bit of a mash-up between games I liken the battle system to Magic and the overall game play to a simplified Killer Bunnies. It is incredibly fun and quite humorous once everyone is involved. We all quite enjoyed it. So if you have a few extra dollars to spend, it cost 25 at my LHS, and some friends to play with, the game is playable with 2 people but the more that you have the more fun it will be, I would definitely recommend it.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Week 31.5 - Baby, and Room Update


So we had a very busy weekend. We meaning Precia, our friend Joe, and myself primed the baby's room and were also able to get it painted and put up the wallpaper border. So now that those steps are completed we can move on to putting the baseboards back on and getting all of the furniture moved back into the room. So if all goes well, short of haning the curtains the room will be finished this week. YAY!

We also had another ultrasound yesterday and we found out that she is still a girl so that is good news to mom who had a girl shower planned and there was no going back. :-) We also found out that Raelynn decidied to co-operate and turn over so she is no-longer breech YAY!(and there was much rejoicing) This means that Precia will get a shot at natural birth which is what she wanted in the first place. If Raelynn had remained breech then Precia would have been scheduled for a C-section. All is well with both mom and baby and things seem to be progressing nicely.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Baby Update

Today is the beginning of week 30. Wow it doesn't seem like that much time has actually passed. The big day is officially right around the corner and there are a number of things that need to be done to get ready. We now have all of the wall paper off of the walls in the nursery and I think that we will start priming the walls for paint tomorrow, by we I mean me, and maybe dad if I can con him into it with a free lunch. :-)

Precia is doing much better now, though entering the 3rd trimester has been easier than the last two people keep telling us that it will not be that great by the end. Oh well it was fun while it lasted.

Stayed tuned for more info in the coming weeks.