2 -- I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 -- You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 -- You'll include this explanation.
5 -- You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
These questions are from babarage:
1. you get a new house and all that money in the lottery (see question number 5) with what will you furnish the house?
A large, reconfigurable couch. A big-ass TV. A HIOX-fence (to be detailed in a later post). A computer-network with access terminal in each room. A library, complete with leather lounging chairs. Lots of interactive, electronic artwork.
2. what food could you not live without?
There's not one food I couldn't live without. Unless tea qualifies as food -- I don't think I could get used to a life without good tea.
3. you are asked to invent a new boardgame, what will it be like?
Hmmm. I'm not that much of a game-designer. But I would try to design a boardgame with a colorful board and gamepieces, with an interesting backstory (probably something fantasy-inspired, or perhaps science-fiction inspired). The rules should be simple, but the tactics involved would be reasonably complex.
This review of Carcassonne: Hunters & Gatherers contains a list of rules features that make it such a good game:
- Limited randomness;
- Good cooperation;
- Good competition;
- Hidden victory points;
- Good complexity;
- Good balance.
I would try to put all those factors in my game. I don't know whether I would succeed, though.
4. you get to go to the olympics, in which sport would you like to compete (bit of a silly question to ask somebody who rarely watches sports but in a way that is what makes it interesting :))
I have a mighty respect for the riders and horses who complete the military. However, I also really like sports where your result is only dependent on your own actions, on your own concentration. Clay pigeon shooting would also fit the bill.
If it's the winter olympics, then curling -- no contest.
5. of course you too get to win a million in the lottery. what gift will you buy me?
Either a very long trip to the US, or a library filled with all the suspense thrillers you like to read.