1) An effort is underway to honor the late Gary Gygax with a statue in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. If you have to ask, “Who is Gary Gygax?” you are probably wasting your time reading this post. The truly pertinent question would be, “Will there be any features that allow for animation, and a potential destructive rampage?”
2) Star Wars versus Star Trek - Which one to choose on a desert isle? Despite the fact that the poll question posed is not the same as the question many are answering (from a look at the comments), it is a fun debate that was portrayed rather humorously in Fan Boys. My vote? Star Wars, of course!
3) As recently noted, I pulled out an old microgame called Saga, and played it with my seven-year old last weekend. He enjoyed the game, but it is a by-the-numbers game, very little imagination involved. I’ve often wondered when my kids can start to tackle the more complex and/or more imaginative stuff. Based on a review by Paul Tevis and reviews at RPG.com, I’ve decided to order Faery's Tale, a role-playing game for children. From the sound of it, the game allows for a fair bit of imagination, the use of magic, and emphasizes problem-solving skills (instead of just hacking away at everything). Looks good! Once I’ve played it with the kids, I’ll post my impressions.
4) If you want to raise your daughters to be just as geeky as you and your sons, here is a helpful guide.
5) Lileks posts about all sorts of nostalgia, and he has a recurring post regarding “out-of context” advertisements. This one is pretty funny. Today’s newspaper carriers are tomorrow’s leaders! I’m proof-positive that this is not necessarily the case...
6) Oops! Looks like I ruined Facebook for the cool kids.