1) Ladies and gentlemen, photographic evidence that LARPing is more than a century old!
(Discovered in David Horspool's King Alfred: Burnt Cakes and Other Legends, Harvard UP, 2006.)
2) My wife needs a computer game recommendation. She likes the SimCity-esque qualities of the Facebook game Cityville, but she's not digging on the social aspects of it. Can anyone suggest something similar with more single-player oriented action that can be played on a Mac? I haven't played anything along those lines since the original SimCity.