Wibble Wednesday: Hapax legomena (Judges 3:31)

I admit it. This one’s kind of a joke. But if you go through the heroes of Judges one at a time, this is what happens.

Short snarky summary: Shamgar, son of Anath, slays six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too is a champion of Israel.

What, you expect more detail?

Twibble Tuesday: Squicky details (Judges 3:1–30)

Better late than never, eh?

Short snarky summary: The Israelites assimilate, so God sends foes to conquer them. The Aramites rule them for a while, and then the Edomites. A southpaw assassinates the Edomite king and escapes through the lavatory.

And that’s why we don’t receive guests in the “throne room”

IFComp 2013: Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, by Caroline VanEseltine

I’ll get through as much of the Nineteenth Annual Interactive Fiction Competition as I can. My criteria for numeric grades, unchanged in many years, are here. As always, if you’re a judge, don’t read on unless you have already played and reviewed the game yourself, and if you’re averse to spoilers, you won’t want to read this even if you aren’t judging.
Spoilers ahoy!

Sibble Sunday: Lawlessness and disorder (Judges 1–2)

More Bible! I’ve finally gotten into Judges, although, as you might see, we’re not quite out of Joshua’s life yet.

Short snarky summary:They conquer Israel, and Joshua dies. Wait, didn’t that already happen?

I see everything twice!

IFComp 2013: The Cardew House, by Andrew Brown

I’ll get through as much of the Nineteenth Annual Interactive Fiction Competition as I can. My criteria for numeric grades, unchanged in many years, are here. As always, if you’re a judge, don’t read on unless you have already played and reviewed the game yourself, and if your averse to spoilers, you won’t want to read this even if you aren’t judging.
Spoilers ahoy!

IFComp 2013: Vulse, by Rob Parker

I’ll get through as much of the Nineteenth Annual Interactive Fiction Competition as I can. My criteria for numeric grades, unchanged in many years, are here. As always, if you’re a judge, don’t read on unless you have already played and reviewed the game yourself, and if your averse to spoilers, you won’t want to read this even if you aren’t judging.
Spoilers ahoy!

IFComp 2013: further, by Will Hines

I’ll get through as much of the Nineteenth Annual Interactive Fiction Competition as I can. My criteria for numeric grades, unchanged in many years, are here. As always, if you’re a judge, don’t read on unless you have already played and reviewed the game yourself, and if your averse to spoilers, you won’t want to read this even if you aren’t judging.
Spoilers ahoy!