I went to BoardGameGeek Con in Dallas, as I do every year. It’s my favorite convention, and I had a lot of fun. My favorite new game was Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar. I came back with a renewed interest in my Dark Galaxies project, and have already made a bunch of changes that I think will make the game both much simpler and much more interesting to play. I’ll be testing the new changes this week.
Right aftwerwards, Shira and I went to visit her family for Thanksgiving in Boulder. It’s one of my favorite times of the year, but the altitude really kills me; I wind up taking naps once or twice a day. We had a professional pet-sitter come play with Cleo twice a day. Since we’ve returned she’s been a love-sponge, purring up a storm every time she sits on our laps or gets her ears scratched, so we can tell she missed us.