Pardubice – Praha Fri Apr 13

Roman was the first to come to work. He looked at me for a second and said: “You haven’t slept all night. Bloody eyes…” At 10 am I was done with the game. Then I

Roman was the first to come to work. He looked at me for a second and said: “You haven’t slept all night. Bloody eyes…”

At 10 am I was done with the game. Then I realized I hadn’t even started on the game box. I asked Roman what he thought it might cost if they did the box design for me – after all they are the professionals here. But Roman was already sleeping behind his desk; to save money he had taken the bicycle to work instead of the car and the bike ride had knocked him off completely. I went down behind my desk and fell asleep as well.

At 12 they woke me up to tell me my telephone was ringing. It was my mother and sister on their way out to Semtin. I met them at the bus station and we took a tour of the printing company and had a look at my work. Roman and Milos took us out for lunch at our regular place, which has served us excellent Czech food every day. On the way back we took a tour of the dominions, including a stop at the lake. I took out the flat stones from Dali’s beach in Cap Creus and we had a throwing competition. My stone jumped 4 times in the water. Roman, who usually kick ass on this game, had chosen a very flat stone that flew like was it a napkin and didn’t jump a single time. Dali is, as you can see, is on my side.

After lunch I treated my family with some Czech coffee and they absolutely loved it, and then Radim took us to the printing company to pick up the first 10 copies of Seigo. I felt mighty proud holding the pile of babies in my arms. My sister got inspired and inquired Radim about what it would cost to print X number of t-shirts, with Y kind of print of quality Z. It’s wonderful how cheap it is to do your own thing these days.

My family stayed in Pardubice to harass the cloth stores and I went back to Atol to count the markers, to make sure that each copy had the correct 276 unique markers. It was an extremely tedious job, but I didn’t want to sell something incomplete. Everything was in order. Radim’s brother came and said that he was going back to Pardubice and that I could go with him and I ran around the company to find a cardboard box in which to carry my games. Radim’s brother turned a box of straps upside down and shook everything out and my 10 games fit perfectly.

In the car to Pardubice I said “this is a very hospitable company”. He replied: “you are interesting to us”.

I met my sis and mom at the train station and they had bought three kinds of chocolate and we got on the train to Praha where we had a short evening walk and some family time.

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