Concentrate

For those of you who are still reading this blog, and not keeping up with me on Twitter, Facebook, IRC, message boards, or real life, here’s a thing. 

I’m starting to dip my toes into iPhone development, and put my first little game up on the app store this week. It’s called Concentrate, it costs 99 cents, and I still find myself playing with it in my spare time instead of doing other stuff on the phone, so maybe you’ll like it, too.

Concentrate on Gizmet Mobile

This is just the first edition – it’s still fun, but it will continue to be spruced up and updated a bit as more time trickles by. This is also just the first shot fired across the bow of USS Maybe I Can Make A Living Doing This, so keep an eye out here and around the tubes for more fun little things like this.

That is all. You may now return to watching cute songs about deer.

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that guy

The other day, I had a hard time remembering who the Republican candidate for president was this last time around. Some old white guy, I thought, but couldn’t quite place who. Maybe this is just my brain getting old and senile, but it was pretty nice, anyway.

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Cochise! in the Chronicle

Check it: 

 http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:707074

First show is this Saturday. Rehearsal with the adds went pretty sweetly. As long as we stick to being obvious and not trying to be subtle with our junk, we’re going to kick some ass. Exciting! 

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Cochise!

Cochise Promo Photo

Beginning on Saturday, November 29th at 8pm, Improv for Evil will unleash Detective John Cochise upon the Hideout stage. Come witness the very finest in improvised 70’s Cop Shows. You have the right to remain funky!  

Cochise stars… 

  • Asaf Ronen 
  • Eric Heiberg 
  • Jason Vines 
  • Marc Majcher 
  • Matt Pollock 

With very special guest stars!!! 

  • Erin Molson – Nov. 29 
  • Chris Allen – Dec. 6 
  • Aden Kirschner – Dec. 13 
  • Jon Clinkenbeard – Dec. 20 

Don’t miss it. Minds will be blown. 

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did

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what a president looks like. Like that.

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Real

http://iamarealamerican.com/?page_id=2

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bustin’

Opening two new shows this weekend. First one was our improv project using cinematic techniques that we’ve been developing and working onfor the last couple of months, SHOT. Premiered in the Threefer Madness show at the Hideout Theatre last night, with Asaf, Britt, Ceej, and Clinkenbeard, with Elizabeth Jackson accompanying us on violin. It went awesome. Two more of those next week, one on Thursday at ColdTowne, and one again on Friday at the Hideout. Check it out. 

 

Next up, starting tonight at Salvage Vanguard Theater, the folks from Shana’s narrative class are putting on Haunted, improvised ghost stories. There were concerns about the weather canceling shows, but that was a false alarm, and all spooky systems are a go. We’ll be doing this one on Saturday nights at SVT for a short run up to our final show on Halloween at the Hideout. Should be a hoot.

  

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ike

Hello, weather. 

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more stuff

Woke up lateish (11:30am, not bad for a 3am bedtime), arranged myself, and went seeking pancakes. The woman at the front desk had a very NPC-with-one-line-of-text response to my question about breakfast places, but pointed me true, and I had some french toast and a carafe of coffee at Le Peep, a block away from where I was sleeping. Then, back to the expo hall to pick up some more games:

  • Jonathan Walton’s Geiger Counter
  • Orx, by Raven Daegmorgan
  • Annie Rush’s Red Robot Red (redux)
  • Greg Stolze’s A Dirty World
  • the Zanfabulous Zorceror of Zo, by Chad Underkoffler
  • Josh Roby’s Sons of Liberty,
  • Seth Ben-Ezra’s A Flower For Mara (which we played the night before with Seth and Emily and company)
  • Dirty Secrets, also by Seth
  • and Eero Tuovinen’s edition of the Solar System rules (which power games such as The Shadow of Yesterday)

So, yeah. Last night was a pretty intense game of A Flower For Mara, followed by a much lighter, but still fun, playtest of Misery Bubblegum. Today there was more chatting and less playing, but I still managed to get in part of a Fae Noir session, and got in some good zombie fleeing and fighting on a cruise liner, using the Solar System rules and a bunch of customized Keys and Secrets for that. More hanging out and game design/theory talk after, and now it’s late again. More thoroughness on what went down, later.

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loot

Acquired so far:

  • Eero Tuovinen’s Zombie Cinema
  • Josh Roby’s Conquer the Horizon
  • Clint Krause’s Roanoke
  • Gregor Hutton’s 3:16 – Carnage Amongst The Stars
  • Anna Kreider’s Thou Art But A Warrior
  • Emily Care Boss’s Under My Skin
  • Josh Newman’s Beowulf (based on Vincent Baker’s In A Wicked Age)
  • Vincent Baker’s new edition of Poison’d
  • The full release of Kevin Allen Jr.’s Sweet Agatha
  • Things We Think About Games
  • Jared Sorenson’s ashcan of DarkPages
  • Clyde Rhoer’s Silence Keeps Me A Victim
  • D. Marshall Burns’s The Rustbelt
  • Danielle Lewon’s Kagematsu
  • Darcy Burgess’s riveting (ha!) ashcan of Black Cadillacs
  • Shreyas Sampat’s Mist-Robed Gate
  • Ralph Mazza’s stunning ashcan of Blood Red Sands
  • Robert Bohl’s Misspent Youth
  • Nathan Russell’s Space Rat
  • Tony Dowler’s How to Host a Dungeon
  • and a new copy of Tribes from SJG, because I forgot mine, and it was five bucks.

These are all pretty rad in their own ways, which I will go into detail about when time permits. Played a game of 1930’s Inspectres with Graham and some folks, and now we’re off to get some dinner before buckling down for a proper night of gaming at the Embassy. Looking forward to what’s to come…

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