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When the Game Gets Out of Your Way
"Running will only postpone your traitorous death." Paul's voice was low, damn near cold-blooded. All around him the others were arguing and yelling at each other in a fevered pitch as their plans for overthrow fell apart, but Paul was under control and all about business. Though his comment was not directed at me, I made a mental note to never ever cross this guy in real life.
This sentence gave me a warm glow: " The eggheads debate games and argue that anticipating someone's card play or blocking someone's next move constitutes interaction. But that's weak tea."
I belong to a religion that has a bi-annual conference. The speakers are often kind, older men, who often say something like, "I'm so grateful for my wife. In three hundred years of marriage, we have never argued."
When they say this, I think of my own normal, tense, fractious marriage and what to hit that nice old man in the face.
That's how I feel when I'm reading someone here in FAT-land who says something like,
"This Ameritrash classic is a piece of poorly developed crap, but when I got together with my magical group of hilarious and emotionally-intuitive friends, we drank and sang like pirates all night long and played this game so immersively that we all had to get shock therapy afterwards in order to be brought back sobbing to reality"
Once in a blue moon I'll tap on one of my old articles and find comments that I haven't read yet, some of them a year old. It appears that those will show up in Trash Talk now, a good thing.
Excuse me while I go tap on Tom Hancock's review of Warriors of God.