Alan: should i get flash point?
Ian: You should set real fires.
Alan: hmm
Ian: You should set your hair on fire. And people can fund it online.
Ian: Your hair is on fire: the board game. It comes with a board and pieces. They don’t do anything but you won’t notice that because your hair is on fire.
Ian: It will have a snappy tagline. The tagline is “OH NO MY HAIR”.
Ian: I wrote a detailed backstory for the boardgame. The game takes place in a magical fantasy kingdom. Everyone in the kingdom was happy until one day there was a witch. The witch said “Now Alan’s hair is on fire.”. The king said “Who’s Alan?”. The end.



(Playing Settlers)

Ben: Hey wheat baronness. I want a wheat. I’m prepared to pay handsomely for it.
Simiao: What?
Ben: A brick.
Ben: Oh, never mind. I don’t want your stupid wheat.

Ben: Wheat baroness, I need a wheat.
Simiao: For what?
Ben: Your wish is my command.
Simiao: A rock.
Ben: I can almost do that. I can almost do that.

Supply chain


(Playing Power Grid; the resource track is extremely depleted and coal is extremely expensive.)
Keith: I sense that Keithco is going to run into some supply chain trouble.
(The 35 electro power plant [1 oil -> 5 cities] then sells for 90 electro.)

Dan: There is a high level cabinet meeting occurring right now where Angela Merkel is pleading, begging for anything they can get.
Keith: Please, please give us your trash.
Dan: Greece, we will give you euros for your trash.



(Playing Power Grid; Keith buys out all of the coal, there is no garbage left, and nukes are 12 each.)
Alan: Sad resource market is sad.
Keith: It’s because we’ve had crappy plants for so long we’ve completely destroyed the earth.