August 15th, 2010

News

Meanwhile

"Pakistan marked its 63rd birthday Saturday in the solemnity befitting a nation one-fifth under water. That's how much of the south Asian country - an area the size of Florida - has flooded in relentless monsoon rains, the United Nations says. Nearly 1,400 people have died and 875,000 homes have washed away or are damaged, the Pakistan Disaster Authority says.

"What's worse is that millions more are still at peril as the bloated Indus River is cresting this weekend in parts of Sindh province. In some areas, the Indus has fattened from its normal width of a mile to 12 miles. Homes, crops, trees, livestock, entire villages and towns have been transformed into vast lakes. The worst floods since Pakistan's creation have disrupted the lives of about 20 million people, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Saturday."

Gaming

giant robot monkeys dropping cars on the vigilante heroes' heads

The two games that I really went to Gencon for were AE-WWII, as previously noted, and the 80's superhero combat game, Pulp City. For the latter, the rulebook is finally coming out this fall, and they've just recently posted this preview of some of the pages. I can't wait. The game is a lot of fun, the minis are top notch, and these finalized rules are well worth the wait. Gameplay is downright elegant, in a way I can expound upon in person for anyone who is actually interested in the topic.