Nice weekend. I spent Saturday the 25th acting as herald for the Barony of Settmour Swamp at the King and Queen’s Fencing Champions tournament. Got to dress up, participate in a bit of pageantry, and sit down to a completely documented and absolutely delicious 6-course 15th-century Spanish winter feast.

Sunday, naturally, was the annual Football-and-Commercials-with-Alcohol-and-Junkfood Extravaganza.

Today, it was back to work. Got to brainstorm a bit during my lunch hour on some very interesting developments surrounding Apollyon Noir. I’ll keep those developments under my hat for the time being (I’ll want to check with my co-designer on whether or not he’s comfortable with any disclosure), but to give a hint, the developments are related to ideas that I’ve put forth in my blog. If we can pull this off, I honestly believe that we stand a real chance of changing the way games are presented…or even if they are just considered “games” any more. Mwah-ha-ha, etc.

Have You Seen the Yellow Sign? I heard about this on NPR this evening, and found this link via the Fortean Times. Sounds like something right out of a Tim Powers novel, doesn’t it?