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Dilvish the Deliverer

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    Getting To Know You July

    Well, on Sunday nigjt I unexpectedly watch fireworks in Hartford CT. We were leaving Connecticon and started hearimg the explosions of fireworks. When we got to the parking garage we realised that they were being launched from the river a quarter mile away. So we stopped to watch them and then went home. I quite enjoyed it.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So far, the first hour of my day has consister of lettimg my computer in stall updates. Currently at 73% of the secomd go around. Maybe I'll go for a walk.
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    What Board Game Did You Just Play and How Did You Like It?

    So last weekend I went to Connecticon. While I spend most of the time runnimg aroumd with the family, I did manage to get some games in. I played Space Base, a kind of deck building game. I say kind of, because you start with 12 cards, displayed at all times, and as you buy replacements tje old card hets turned upside down and placed at the top of the board. On your turn you roll 2d6 and then can use the card at that place on the board. So if I rolled a 5 and a six, I can use the action in the 5 and 6 space, or tje action in the 11 space. Those cards you turned upside down and put at the top of the board? You get to use those when other people roll on their turns. Interesting mechanic and fun game. As far as the theme goes, it was a little flat for me. You could have had the same game with any other theme. All that matters is getting buy points and victory points. But I liked having something to do during everyones turn. It was also the CT Festival of Independent Games so I tried a couple out. One was Hibernation, where you play as bears fattening up for the winter. Another deck builder, you buy cards to gather food or het energy to buy more cards. When you have 10 pts of food, you turn them in to earn a hibernation token. There are some nice mechanical effects (take two actions, earn 5 energy, earn 3 energy and reshuffle your discards back into the deck) so what seems to be a simple game actually has some strategic depth to it. And then the family favorite Someone Has Died. My youngest spent a good chunk of the con either playing this game or hanging out at the booth. She event started running demos durimg the last day. It is an improv card game. The premise is that a person has died and players are making their case to the executor of the will for portions of the estate. One player is the executor and the other players are dealt cards pertaining to who they are and thier relationship to the deceased. For example, I was a timetraveler from the future, for whom this was thw first timw that I left my small town in Illinois and I knew her due to being in a fender bender with her. The deseased was the spider lady of Manhattan who fave was covered in spiders. There are also roadblock cards that you can play to force another player to change their story. It feels like a faster version of Fiasco. I liked it enough to preorder it and I might receive it prior to ReaperCon so it may be making an appearance.
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    Happy Birthday Sylverthorn!

    Much birthday happiness to you!!!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I liked it. Not sure about the activation system; if you roll so many failures, your turn ends. But I only played one game so maybe I was just being too daring with my choice of number of dice to roll. I like that it is manufacturer agnostic.
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    Movies - Recently Watched or Plan to Watch Soon

    Watched Rocky Horror Picture Show at Connecticon this weekend. Great job done by RKO Army and the guy guy shadowcasring Frank is hysterical.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Morning all! Back from my weekend at Connecticon. This was the first con that I took moat of the family to. Much fun was had by all. Awesome Wife enjoyed the dealers hall (and has already started saving for the leatherworking booth for next year). She was Also hypnotised by Art the Hypnotist (a great comedy hypnosis show and self professed Right Bastard). Littlest Daughter spent most of her time at the Festival of Independent Games (Somebody Has Died was the family favorite and my copy may arrive in time for RCon; its an improv card game that reminds me of Fiasco). Daughter Dilvish spend a bunch of time at the cosplay events. And I manged to try a few new games including Space Base, Song of Blades and Heroes amd attend some workshops on molding and casting materials and prop building. Next Con is in 4 days but that one is me going solo.
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    New England Paint Day

    Well the New Year gets me thinking of years past and things to do in the coming year. So I think it is high time that we resurrect the New England Paint Day. For those of you unfamiliar with the New England Paint Day, it is a get together of like minded individuals; to paint, share techniques and to just have a plain old good time. On to the debate. As this is a New England Paint Day, we have to figure out the location. In the past, they have been hosted by individual painters and at game stores. I can set up a time with Pat at my FLGS (Citadel Games Cellar in Groton CT) or I can host at my house depending on the number of people. For those who were at the last CT paint day, the Citadel has moved down the street to a new location and has much better lighting this time around. I am open to other locations if it is more convenient for the majority; someone else would just have to step up and procure a location. Right now I should be good for most weekends up until April. So, who's interested?
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    RC2018 rides thread

    I know that when I took an Uber from the hotel to Love Field last year is was $22 or so.
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    World Wide Miniatures Day 2018 #5

    I am con bound this and next weekend so I'm going to have to try this later this month.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Sorry to hear that. You will be missed. Silver lining: I'll need one or two few bottles of Kraken.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Out of work and starting on my 3 day weekend. Boardgaming and DnD tonight and then Fri-Sun is Connecticon with the family. Looks like to be good times.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    I liled watchimg him get shot in Boondock Saints.
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    New England Paint Day

    I'm slammed with Connecticon, Open Gaming Con ober the next two weeks. Schedule a date without me.
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    Can anyone think of a use for these?

    Send a hand full to Groggy and wait... Or glue Then to a ping pong ball and use as naval mines.
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    Custom Lazy Susan Paint Rack

    Try a thrift/goodwill store. I see them there periodically.
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    Happy Birthday Cyradis

    Much birthday happiness to you!
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    Getting To Know You July

    Last thing I baked was chicken. Last baked thing I ate was a sub yesterday (because I dont really count a poptart as a baked good)
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    Happy Birthday NightyKnight !

    Much birthday happiness to you!!!
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    Happy Birthday Rat13 !

    Much birthday happiness to you!!!
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    Getting To Know You July

    I'm also in the 2 to3 episodes at a time camp. Anymorw than that and I stand the chance of losing interest.
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    Happy Birthday Izzylobo !

    Much birthday happiness to you!
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    Happy Birthday Darsc Zacal

    Much birthday happiness to you!!!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Good weekend so far! Awesome Wife accompanied me to the FLGS on Saturday and played in her first two games of D&D (5E adventure league)! And she liked it! So I have another player in the family. Not to corrupt, I mean, introduce the 13 year old. The we went to our favorite seafood place for dinner and then spent a bunch of money at the Book Barn on art books. Still with an average price of 4-8 dollars a book, its much cheaper than if we bought them new. Still searching for a copy of Gurney's Color and Light though.
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    Department of Acquisitions and Enablement, the Second

    Welcome to 5E. Currently it is my preferred system. The comments above are dead on as applies to AL play. It doesn't bother me so much, but sometimes it would be nice to have everything in one place. Then again, since all the way back in 1st ed AD&D I have been lugging piles of books around so I'm somewhat inured to it now.