Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day

From 11:11 until 11:12, I paused and thought of fallen comrades and family. I also thought about of the civilians who've died as "collateral damage" in war, or who died at the hand of whatever monster we needed to go out and fight.

I also thought about what that silence means, what it represents. I pictured soldiers, huddled in their cold, wet, smelly trenches, yelling down the line "Shut up! Everyone shut up!", and then just listening. Listening to a sound that some hadn't heard in years.


No artillery. No machine guns. No rifle fire. No battle cries and screams of death. Just silence. I can only imagine how it sounded, how it felt. A sound so beautiful, so profoundly sad, that it brought the toughest men in history to tears.

This sound... this Silence, in the end, is what they were fighting for all along. Their gift to us, which we've largely ignored. The Silence that says... screams...


Never Again.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Over da' Boards - Kids' rules done

Testing update: Over da' Boards rules for little kids run really slick. 4-6 year olds understood it and loved it! :)

It's a pared down version of the main rules that allow little Coaches to learn the core mechanics and basic strategies of Over da' Boards.

A full game using the kids' rules can be played in 20 minutes to an hour, depending how lucky and/or focused the little ones are. ;)

I'll post more as it happens.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

If you're here...

If this is the first post you're reading, chances are you've arrived here because you've interacted with Ben, Chantal, or me at one Con or another, and saw a demo of the board game Over da' Boards(tm) and/or the web comic The Sacred Ice (c).

The sites for Shared Weave Games(tm), Over da' Boards, and The Sacred Ice are still in development, as we still need to collect the money required to pay a web designer. If you haven't seen The Sacred Ice yet, here is the first panel of the Web Comic. The character featured in the panel is in Over da' Boards, and his player card is shown below the comic.