Comic 551 – “Catan Collab”
Errol: We eventually want to put out a new CD, so I guess we should write more songs. 😀 However, if you’re on this website, I guess you’ll be getting sneak peeks of those songs. 😀
Debs: This song is the most awful earworm ever.
After listening to that song twice now (once when it was just Errol and once with Debs added) all I want to do is find and try this game. XD I have no one to play with here though so even if I did buy it it would just sit in my room. Maybe I can convince the old people to play lol.
I own it, but I’ve never played with my copy because all my friends own it too. It’s a good game. I think I shall send the song to certain of my friends, who are pretty obsessed with Settlers. When we play, we get into vociferous arguments about exactly when the development cards can be used, and sheep are always a major issue in some way or another.
Development cards can be used at any time! Just not on someone else’s turn. 😀
And point cards… apparently only revealed at the end when you win… from what I deduced from the instructions.
However, playing the knight before you roll has always been the big thing…
No, that’s right. Point cards not revealed until the end of the game.
You can’t play Elephant cards on someone else’s turn though – just on yours.
Old people? You just hang about the elderly? 😀
She’s probably one of those young people who think 40 is old.
Actually… yes. I can’t afford a place of my own so I live at home. We live in a 55+ (that allow a small percentage over 18 to live there also) community and all my neighbors are senior citizens. So… old people. XD
Do they like boardgames, or knitting?
The ones I know.. no. One sews.. but like curtains and stuff.
That was awesome! I love the song! My family’s been into Catan for 3-4 years, playing it almost religiously at every family gathering for the first few years.
My husband tweeted the song to Wil Wheaton (have you seen the Tabletop video where they play it?). I seriously can’t get over how much fun the song is. I will probably listen to it a lot in the next few days.
Huzzah! I play way too many boardgames. The game my daughter insists on playing is Agricola… great game.
I shared the song on Facebook, tagging my family specifically, and one of my sisters so far has gotten a huge kick out of it. She reshared my link. Of all my family (who are not all that geeky, really), I knew she’d like it, even if none of the rest did.
I have a lot of non-geeky family. I know. ;D
From my mom: LOL I love the last line… “Why do I have so much SHEEP?!”
Right before she shared the link too.
*laugh* It’s true!
All that sheep…
Its a decent explanation Catan but it does get a little confusing other than that its a very good song
BTW Errol i had the same problem with sheep last time i played.
It’s totally confusing. I need to make a video for this, that would help. 😀
Yet another song for me to confuse my non-geeky co-workers with.
Errol obviously doesn’t have the expansion pack that allows him to convert his sheep to yarn…
Actually… I do have Cities and Knights. 😀
And if you want to talk about ear worms, two days ago I had to listen to Taylor Swift’s Stay Stay Stay 20 times in a row creating DVDs for a friend’s daughter’s talent show audition… Imagine my life now… even when I wake up it’s “stay stay stay” driving me “mad mad mad”…
I fear having teenagers…
Well, you’ve got about five or six years to go and then you have a teenager of your very own… (assuming I’m remembering Ekko’s age correctly)
Better Taylor Swift than Fresh Beat. Trust me.
See… I don’t know all these up and coming new trends… have no idea who “Fresh Beat” is.
4 teens in a band on a children’s show. The songs aren’t offensive, it is the constant exposure that makes them annoying.
Edit: And my mother now wants me to do Geek children’s songs for FAWM.
oooh, i have some of those. 😀 I did have a CD that I did in a month and gave out to my friends for Christmas called “Binary for Babies”. 😀 The only way I could have done that was get other people to write the music for me, and I wrote lyrics.
Ekko will be a teenager in 2 years 🙁
Fairr enough, I don’t know why I thought she was younger than that… My advice, start preparing now, and be aware that:
1- All the preparation you do will never be enough
2- Some of it may backfire, making the experience even more intense than it would otherwise have been…
Oh…. I’m not really doing anything to prepare.
All I can do is make her know that I love her… and I love her mother.
Errol, take this from an actual teenager:
– Still pay attention to her but give her a little more freedom.
-Now’s the time to buy her a phone. She’ll probably want to text and talk and have an iPhone, just like every other teenager.
-Be supportive! Seriously- you’ll need to be there through the breakups, bad days, and then there’s puberty…
I mean, those are that things that I want from my parents, so isn’t it the same for all teenagers?
I fear the puberty…
BTW, welcome to the site comments! We see you on Youtube… so it’s great to see you here too!
It’s nothing bad! You might just hear a little more complaining about pimples and stuff.
And thank you!
TAD day 6: https://www.facebook.com/jess.belton.5/posts/531687730196555
Cool! Fireballs! 😀 Fire nation cake!
I… did not plan that, but it works! XD
(mmmm Buttercream bending… )
Yay for happy Debs!
*LAUGH* I will try and make her more happy in these comics! 😀
I dunno about real life though. She’s on her own. *LAUGH* I kid, I kid! 😀
Thanks Errol, you’re pal.
Hey! Me leaving you alone MAKES you happy!
I just played the game for the first time last Friday, but I’m glad I did, because now I understand the song. I might be able to make the video for you, if you wanted. The custom set will be there on Friday for my game night. Half our people don’t RSVP, but the game did.
Jez, bring it to Otakon if you get it, I’m already planning on bringing Avalon.
Hey, Errol, wanna do an Avalon song with me? :: grins::
I won’t have room for it. Carry on luggage is small and I need to be able to bring stuff home. XD
Besides… when would we be playing these games during Otakon??
I dunno? In the room? I’m now playing Avalon every week, I’ll be going nuts during the summer without it. But it needs at least 5 to play…
How far is Otakon from you guys!
OH… and if you want to do a vid of it, be my guest! I plan on doing one too. 😀 But not for a while…
Far… for me anyway. It’s in Baltimore, Maryland which is about… 4 1/2 states away, since I have to go across half of Florida too lol. So I fly there. XD
Wait… is Avalon the new Resistance game? We loved the Resistance… 😀
Yeah! So much fun! I love being Morgana or Mordred. I’ve almost always drawn a villain, which is awesome.
Oh awesome… I loved the original Resistance… will have to try Avalon. 😀
Avalon might be fun! It’ll make my shame less noticeable cause I’ll be too busy squeeing over King Arthur legends
I like to play a little game on these comics now. It’s called “Which comment is new?” Sometimes they’re pretty well hidden!
Yeah, I know what you mean, I’ve been playing that for a while on the entries that get a lot of comments.
There is a good trick to it, though….
You mean the side panel? Or the upper bar. Do you guys get an upper nav bar?
I use the side panel. I HAVE an upper bar but it doesn’t have navigation for the site on it.
Ah… I wonder what your upper bars look like… in comparison to mine…
Want a screenshot?
Why not? 😀
There are 75 freaking comments on on this post!! (Well 76 now…)
I play that fairly often -.-
Now the real question is whether the song really counts as K-Pop having been made in Canada- because I’m not hot enough on my musical genre philosophy to know that sort of stuff.
Ah K-Pop! I <3 K-Pop lol. I'm horrible at genres but I don't really count it as K-Pop unless the lyrics are in Korean. Otherwise it's just… Pop. XD
Well… it’s way beyond my abilities to write those instructions in korean.
I did base the song on a number of Kpop songs though… 😀
Kanadian Pop 🙂
Actually I had to look it up on wikipedia to see what kpop a was 😛
I sent the song to some friends; one replied by asking me if the person who wrote it was a Klingon. This detail is not really relevant in any way, but it amuses me.
That is amusing! 🙂
Why… did I sound like a Klingon?
No. These were the friends I invited to the Klingon dinner at which I sang (none of them went). I get the sense that they believe I’ve fallen in with a bunch of devout cosplayers who are fluent in Klingon and/or binary.
Oh… well tell them I’m geekier than that… 😀
Heh.. this is so for Errol: http://dnok91peocsw3.cloudfront.net/product/327595-1200×1200-1359740881-primary.png
OK that’s now on the birthday list for my wife. Bah.. She’s all sold out of these……
Here: http://fab.com/sale/17250/product/327595/ It’s available on FAB.com for the next 6 days (where I found the pic to begin with lol)
Ah cool. I’d found it on an etsy store but there was only one…
New songs!? A new CD!? I approve. (Even if it is probably a while into the future. Stalk stalk stalk.)
This is totally not important, but I’ve listened to the song a few times since this comic, and I always have to follow along in the lyrics to keep up. When it gets near the end, after the last pre-chorus, the lyrics say there’s a chorus, but there isn’t one before the bridge. I’m used to it now, but the first few times I listened to it, I got confused, and it threw off the whole rest of the song! (*drama*) . Again, probably not important, but it’s something I noticed.