Been waiting on this one for a while now. Savage Worlds apparently came out with a new edition at the worst possible moment, or something. Regardless, I now have the new Monster Hunter International RPG*. Hrm. I already know what games I’m running next WashingCon, but there’s always the one after that…
*There’s an old one, but I’m not spending that kind of money on it. Although if I had a copy I might be persuaded to sell it for that kind of money.
I’m halfway through Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, and after this it’s eARC time. I probably should have waited another month to get back into this series, because I suspect that I’m not going to be inclined to wait until August for Monster Hunter Siege. Ach, well, this is how we learn.
A colleague recommended How to Lie with Statistics to me, and despite the fact that it’s from the 1950s (with numbers/examples to match) it’s one of the more entertaining books I’ve read recently. It’s a basic book – very basic; it assumes that you don’t know the difference between mean, median, and mode – and it’s telling that the negative reviews mostly involve either that detail, or the fact that the examples are dated. I didn’t find said dating to be particularly difficult to get my head around, so I can suggest this book for anybody who needs to have an introduction to the subject. From what I can tell, you could generate a rather long list from the Internet without even trying hard.
Monster Hunter International is the first book in Larry Correia’s urban fantasy Monster Hunter series, which has a pretty straightforward premise: monsters exist. People hunt them. The basic concept is sound enough for a fantasy series; now add an awe-inspiring knowledge of gun porn and a cheerful willingness to show no mercy towards standard fantasy tropes (particularly when they would run smack dab into modern life*) and you have perfect Kindle-fodder. Lots of fun.
So was Cthulhu 101, of course, but all things must end.