It is rather embarassing to even write about, but whatever.
This morning at 9:30 am I went to a friends house. 5 other guys I hadn’t met before also came. There was a computer-science student, a mechatronichs student and a digital media student (=me). I don’t know about the others. I was the only female present.
We played a board-game called “Twilight Emporium”, which is basically an epic science fiction strategy wargame, with similarities to “The Settlers of Catan” (no actual board, but pieces to build it out of etc) played through several starsystems, with starships and fleets, special technology, chaotic political systems and alien races. I was the coolest race of course, but what do you expect? ;-)
Anyways, I just came home. It is 11 pm. We only stopped for about one hour in the afternoon to go have dinner at a local mexican restaurant, where the guys placed bets on who would eat the most, though they had to make it more complecated of course, but I won’t get into that.
So essentially, the game went on for no less than 12 hours.
We didn’t finish the game. Oh no. We had to stop, because we were tired and most of us have work in the morning. Nevermind that we took a complete(!) day off, to play a game… The winner was actually the guy that was going to be the first one to be completely destroyed in the next round (by me… hehe), but he had the most points, so he won and then there was some geeky anger about that, but we were pretty drained.
I spent the whole day comparing names, concepts, looks and ideas from the game with suitable equivalents from major books, videogames, tv-series and movies in the sci-fi or fantasy genre, such as Starcraft, Star Wars, Stargate(there were wormholes), Star Trek, LotR, Forgotten Realms, Civ3, WarCraft, WoWC, etc etc etc.
I HAD FUN! Really, this was an amazing day. I totally released the geek. It was probably easier, being surrounded by even geekier people (“Watching E-Sports is much more fun than watching Soccer!!”) than myself, but still, after a little warm-up phase I did not hold back!!
Overall a great way to spend a day. :-) 4 years ago