Need moar gamez, plz hope! (for Mac or iPad.) I love Myst-type, atmospheric, "wander around beautifully illustrated worlds and solve puzzles" type games, especially with at least a little narrative quality, and want to avoid timed segments (do this within a timed period or fail), explicit / realistic violence (I don't really want to be killing things or wandering around bloody rooms, etc.), or games where advancement hinges on say, physically jumping from one thing to another thing in just the right way, at the right speed, etc. Specifically, I don't want to have to do much or any repetitive clicking/tapping movements, because ouch. [more inside] posted by taz at 2:14 AM - 23 answers
I'm planning a trip to Yosemite next July (15) and have heard that we need to book the campsites about 5 months in advance. Sounds like people like Tuolumne Meadows, so I was wondering if you have been there and which tent specific campsites are the best? 5 people, a couple kids, no pets, looking for reasonable privacy, 3-4 days, drive in.
Thanks! posted by GernBlandston at 9:20 AM - 5 answers
What sports are similar in the way they work out the human body to Dragon Boat, but can be done during the colder months/when the river is iced over? Even better would be a sport that also has the cooperative team element as Dragon Boating. posted by GriffX at 7:30 AM - 6 answers
I really like video games in which I can collect and build things. Occasional combat is preferred, but I'd like to find games where that isn't the focus. Don't Starve was pretty much perfect. I'm pretty new to the whole genre and haven't played many games aside from RPGs before. What else might I like? posted by a hat out of hell at 4:13 PM - 17 answers
One of my dear friends is getting married and I'd love to give him a some nice cigars. I'd love some recommendations as to how best to allocate around $200 bucks on such a gift, whether a box or a few more expensive ones. [more inside] posted by Carillon at 1:52 PM - 5 answers
I'm in the early planning stages of a new tabletop FRPG campaign. My current concept is a traveling gang of ne'er-do-wells in an Iron Age world of city-states. I'm imagining an episodic, problem-of-the-week style game. [more inside] posted by murphy slaw at 5:22 PM - 7 answers
The electric guitar switch in my brain recently flipped itself back to 'On' after 18 years of hibernation, and I'm feeling like Rip Van Winkle. Where and how do the cool kids learn how to shred these days? [more inside] posted by usonian at 12:37 PM - 5 answers
My SO wants this rocking chair. However, making it requires drilling four holes with a drill press... which I don't own.
Is there a place online I can get this done? posted by Spurious at 10:27 AM - 11 answers
We've cut the cable cord, but sorely miss big sporting events. Watched world cup through round of 16 on univision, then signed up for VPN to continue watching via CBC.ca. Would like to catch FIBA tournament, champions league, etc., but tough to track these things down. [more inside] posted by bullatony at 7:12 AM - 1 answers
After a mediocre first year*, I've signed up for my second go-around in the MeFi Fantasy Hockey League! Last year I was hindered by my near-total ignorance of hockey (It took me a looong time to grok +/-) and my total ignorance of pool mechanics in general ("So, who wins the week is the one who gets the most points in those categories, not whose players actually won the most games. Ooooh.") Please share your management tips, tricks, and strategies so we can make this the Super Absorbent Pads' winningest year!
*I think we still did better than Buffalo. [more inside] posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:13 PM - 6 answers
So I really want to have a jigsaw puzzle made from a picture I have stored on my computer. Unfortunately my pictures are all low resolution. But how low is too low? [more inside] posted by silverstatue at 5:29 PM - 5 answers
I've been looking for interesting vintage-ish hardtail mountain bike frames, and found an ad on Craigslist for an aluminum MTB purportedly built by Colin Laing. Laing is known as a master steelworker who traditionally built beautifully-lugged track and road bikes in England and Arizona, so my hackles have been raised. It would certainly be a unique bike were it built by him. Would you be so well-informed as to confirm or deny the plausibility that this is a Neat Bike? [more inside] posted by carsonb at 4:57 PM - 4 answers
I was shopping for sporting goods online when I came across an image on a retailer's website that baffles me. In order to avoid linking to a commercial site, I've rehosted the image here. At the side of the image it says: "Sorry for using a picture of a boy. I promise we'll make up for it." Can someone explain why they're apologizing? More details within. [more inside] posted by bluecore at 3:12 PM - 11 answers
I'm managing a piano Twitter account. That is, I'm a piano. It would be fun to tweet piano-related facts. So the basic information should ideally fit in 140 chars (tho can be teaser + link of course). Can be useless factoids or actually interesting stuff/research/history. It's a piano at a train station so even better if it's about piano + transport/commuting (or music + trains etc). THANK YOU! posted by ClarissaWAM at 1:40 PM - 24 answers
Recently, I have been playing the board game Agricola with my daughter and I'd like to know if another game will provide some of the same things for her. [more inside] posted by klausman at 10:10 PM - 10 answers