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I missed Brigid's costume contest. ::(:


But I did get to go along for the Trick or Treating - if there is any doubt that Brigid is the daughter of gamers... she was pointing her wand at people and going 'Pow! Pow! Pow!' :lol: How quickly they learn! (At least it wasn't 'FIREBALL!'*)




In the after school game the bad guy Igor Mugorsky Nottnice (Yes, I used I. M. Nottnice for a villain) got away - but this will not be the last that they see of him - or at least of his rapidly retreating back.




And, I made my contribution to Megan's Fireball recipes - Fireball Eggnog. ::): Definitely a grownup eggnog - and it seems to have vanished away, so I will call it a success.


The Auld Grump


*Maybe next year!

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And getting interrupted by e-mails....


Another concert - I warned Megan that the folk music folks keep up a full calendar...


And the daughter of one of my players is complaining because her football game ended with 55-0. Her team (Bonny Eagle) had the 55.... It was, apparently, not a fun game for the winners.


The Auld Grump - her team is second in the state, right now.

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It’s too early...


1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

And the daughter of one of my players is complaining because her football game ended with 55-0. Her team (Bonny Eagle) had the 55.... It was, apparently, not a fun game for the winners.


The Auld Grump - her team is second in the state, right now.


I can’t find a thing about this game on the Internet. Eight scores and one missed point-after kick is what it sounds like.


Why was it unfun? Too boring?


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I managed to spill blood for the hobby-gods today!


I was trimming flash off some Star Wars minis (ugh that plastic--icky stuff), and stabbed the blade straight into the side of my index finger...of the hand holding the blade!  I got to the medicine cabinet before the blood really started flowing.  Decent spatter in the trashcan and shred bin,  but hopefully nowhere else. 


And hopefully the boss doesn't notice.  :ph34r:  It wasn't on work time, but still.

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35 minutes ago, TGP said:

It’s too early...



I can’t find a thing about this game on the Internet. Eight scores and one missed point-after kick is what it sounds like.


Why was it unfun? Too boring?


At a guess.


I know I don't enjoy games where defeating my opponent is too easy. Yep, there it is - 'We're not that good, they're just that bad'. ::P:


Looking online... lots of info on the boys team - nuthin' on the girls team... Makes me want to hit people.




Running the first session of the Occult Detectives Pathfinder game tomorrow - with the second part next week.


Then I am finishing off the Regency Space game - I just want to make the first of the Blight games be my Hallowe'en game. ::):


The Auld Grump

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52 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Looking online... lots of info on the boys team - nuthin' on the girls team... Makes me want to hit people.


You said Football ...from the score numbers I guessed you meant the hard helmet and shoulder pads game? (and not association football where the Ball is round). Why would there be info on a girls team?


...Maine has girl’s teams that play that sport?? :blink: ??


In my search results there was info on** other sports, teams other than the varsity boys football team, some of the results were the girls teams. 


**I failed to make my search specific enough to exclude extraneous results I wasn’t curious about. But info on girls teams is out there. 

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10 hours ago, Corsair said:

Well, it's after 11PM in the Netherlands, is @Glitterwolf still safe?


I'm awake now.

Why wouldn't I be safe? :huh:


Just did the groceries.

My girl and me will attend the Pasar Malam this afternoon in Eindhoven.


It seems that early this morning there has been an accident on the road nearby, cars are being towed away, I heard sirens and even the trauma helicopter this morning.

Not good..


A van with 7 people inside collided against a tree.

Firefighters had to cut them out of the van, luckily only wounded so far, although some severe.

Probably seasonal workers, maybe fatigued/startled by a crossing animal or maybe even alcohol.

I hope they will all survive.


1 hour ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

@Glitterwolf, had a visitor at work yesterday:











What a lovely dog!

Boxer or Stafforshire?

It's a young one, soooo cute!


Boy or Girl? ( and don''t tell me it identifies as a cat!)


Dogs are awesome, they always make me feel better when I see them and especially dogs like this.

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7 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Donner looks a little off this year... or has Santa swapped out his team?


The Auld Grump - Dire Rudolf?


Interview with R.


Before me sits a large reindeer in a trenchcoat wearing sunglasses.

So, I ask him, you want to stay anonymous?

The reindeer puts out his cigarette and gulps down his rum in one gulp, he slams the glass on the table and waves at the barman, another one! A double!

He nodds, yeah man, if the boss finds out I'm spilling my guts to you I'm dead meat.

Just call me R, okay?


I agree.

So what is it you want to tell me? I ask him.

He turns his head to look around as if he expects someone to watch us, then he leans over the table and takes off his sunglasses, two piercing brown eyes stare into mine, a scar above the left eye looks fresh.

Everything! He whispers, the World needs to know how we're being treated and what goes on in the factory!


Factory? I ask.

Shhhsss! Not so loud! He corrects me, yes the factory! Where all the toys and presents are made, you know!

Most of us call it the Underworld though, once you're in you're doing your duty, no sunlight for months till you done.

If, if you make it out alive that is! He whispers, I notice a tear rolling from his eyes, darn smoke! He mutters. wiping his tears away, it irritates my eyes.


The barman brings our refreshments, the double rum he ordered goes down like water.

One more! He says to the barman who barely had the chance to put it on the table.

Shaking his head the barman walks away to get another rum.


You don't work in the factory. do you? I ask him.

He shakes his head, I wish! He said lowering his head.

We are the ones who have to fly the boss around and we have to endure his moods.

He points at the scar I noticed, see that? I was three seconds late! And I have more, I won't show them to you, but let's just say I'm one of the lucky ones.

Poor Blitzen...he said, and another tear rolled down his cheeks.


Blitzen? I asked.

Again R. looked around, fear in his eyes, you think the one you saw last time was Blitzen?

That's Joe, he is now named Blitzen.

Where is Blitzen now? I asked.

R. started shaking, he leaned over and whispered in my ear, Corned Beef Man, never eat Corned Beef!!!!


He... he...R. started crying.


I handed him a tissue, for a moment it seemed he got himself under control again, then suddenly he looked to the left and jumped up from his chair.

YOU NEVER GET ME ALIVE he yelled and stormed out of the bar.


Confused I looked around, a small figure passed my table and quickly dropped a note in my hand, he looked a bit like an elf with that green thights and red hat.

A moment later he was out the door.


I looked at the note he gave me.

It read:


Be careful!

I know who's naughty and who's nice!

You don't want to be naughty now do you?




I drank my beer and walked out into the dark night.

Christmas would never feel the same again.

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