Planning a trip to Comiket 71? Post here! Also a brief game report: Q-bon, Rance 7, and that Ail one. Will Shingo really manage to extricate himself from the icy clutches of Neverwinter Nights? News at 11.

I finally beat Neverwinter Nights 2 this morning. Spoliers: the ending narration is just as bad as everyone is saying it is. I’m liberated from the game, at any rate, and just in time – things are about to get horrendously busy again and it’s going to be all I can do to keep up.

Of most pressing import is today’s release of three eroge I’m likely to head to Akiba after work to acquire: G.J?’s Queen Bonjourno, Alice Soft’s Sengoku Rance, and Ail’s new game with the irresponsibly long title. I’ve been trying to figure out how I could limit myself to a single game this week and it doesn’t look possible; they’re all in genres so distinct I can’t choose the best of the bunch. Goodbye Comiket funds…

Speaking of Comiket, the C71 (December 29-31) catalog went on sale last Saturday, and should be available from a fine piratical distributor near you (please buy a copy if you actually plan to attend!). I haven’t grabbed mine yet, making it another item on the shopping list for today… at this rate I won’t have anything left over to spend at the event itself. ;;

If by chance you’re planning a trip to C71, please drop a note to comments! Word is that a rather sizeable segment of HD readership (all three of you~) will be making the pilgrimage this time around, and I’ve been kicking the idea of a post-event gathering of sorts around in my head for a week or so… if we have the numbers perhaps we can take over a certain cosplay restaurant in Kanda that comes highly recommended.

From the metapost division: I’m planning to get a revised Comiket Guide feature out before the event, and while hopes are dim for this weekend (what with new games in the playing queue and several unanticipated engagements) regular daily posts may resume as early as Monday. Let’s see if I can beat the odds this time around…