January 2021

Håkon Robbestad Gylterud

2021–01–17, Sunday

Met John online for some virtual board-gaming. Ended up playing Paleo, a cooperative game where you fight mamoths and complete a cave painting. I liked that the cards with thing you encounter used the rules to enforce the fantasy. Like the Dodo going extinct if you hunt it, or when encountering a bush with berries you can choose between harvesting it lightly, or completely including getting the wood from the bush – again resulting in extinction. These things are not highlighted by words, it is simply expressed in the symbol language of the rules. Thus, decoding the “hidden” message is a fun extra curricular activity.

Painting of a dodo head by Cornelis Saftleven (1607-1681) from 1638

2021–01–25, Monday

The beginning of a busy week.

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