September 18th, 2007

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Loot: Double Standard

So, I really think that someone altered the monster manual entry for my birthday. I don't normally get this much loot. (Oh yeah, I'm 26 now, in case you didn't know.)

darkvalor took me to Millennium (local game store), picked up Ptolus: Monte Cook's City by the Spire. I have to say that this is something resembling awesome wrapped up in pure goodness. It's an incredibly detailed setting and the city itself is described to exacting detail. Of course, this is somewhat to be expected for the longest running third edition campaign. (He was using it for playtesting the rules after all, and is AFAIK still running it.)

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The other really nifty thing I'm getting (has yet to arrive) is Rosetta Stone Japanese Level 1. Hopefully it'll get me understanding at least a little bit of Japanese. I'm not deluding myself into thinking I'll speak it fluently, but a little bit of understanding would be fun. So if you start seeing rōmaji, カタカナ, ひらがな, or 漢字 (katakana, hiragana, or kanji) on this journal, it's because I'm under the mistaken impression that I can write in japanese. (I cheated here and tested the results of using OS X's japanese input system against Wikipedia.)

Speaking of which, the japanese input system on OS X is somewhat odd. I type in rōmaji, it pulls up the kana (in katakana or hiragana, depending on what I have selected), and then space cycles through different versions of it. Distinctly odd, I think. And I wonder what the difference between the romaji and the US English inputs are.