Litany Against Car?

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This was brought on by an incidental conversation that touched on becoming a Boston pedestrian, and was too “funny” not to share with you.  You may be familiar with the original Litany Against Fear, from Dune.  But have you heard the Litany of Hit and Runs?

I must not cede right-of-way.  Cars are the me-killer.  Cars are the little-death that brings total obliteration.  I will face the car.  I will permit it to pass over me and through me.  And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.  Where the car has gone there will be nothing.  Only I will remain.

And, of course, here’s the original:

I must not fear.  Fear is the mind-killer.  Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.  I will face my fear.  I will permit it to pass over me and through me.  And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.  Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.  Only I will remain.

Dune by any other name: Twilight Imperium Rex

Twilight-Imperium-RexPretty cover art?  Check.

Fantasy Flight is good at making fun games, and their rehashing of the original Dune boardgame is no exception.  Though they were unable to nab the necessary IP, they’ve cleverly injected the mechanics and flavor of the original Dune into the universe created for Twilight Imperium.  But simply recreating an old game was not enough; they then streamlined and shaped it into something that you can pick up through one round of experimental play.  The end result is a highly entertaining game with excellent group dynamics, one that introduces just enough complexity to give you lots of material to work with without overwhelming you with its intricacies.

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