March 16th, 2005

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Damn it, I give in (Doctor Who)

You know, I was trying not to get too excited. Yeah, so they're bringing it back properly after 16 years. Yeah I loved it as a kid and the theme tune always sent shivers down my back. Yes the Daleks were very cool ok!

But, well, will the new series really be all that good?

Well screw all my doubts and attempts not to salivate all over the prospect of Christopher Eccleston as the new Doctor.

I just saw the new DOCTOR WHO TRAILER and the damn thing has left me wanting more :(

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Boardgames, Vienna Calling and Manchester Chicks

Just spent a very pleasent evening playing boardgames with Mr Dominic. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy gaming and have made a resolution to get more games of all sorts played. Christ, I have enough of the damn things I should really get some use out of them! Plus I could call it 'market research' and 'staff training' if I really had to start justifying myself :p

This evening we had two games of the classic SPACE HULK by Games Workshop (I played the Marines in the first game and the genestealers in the second - The Genestealers won both games!) followed by a couple of games of the brilliant CARCASSONNE by Rio Grande Games. Dom had never played Carcassonne before but he really enjoyed it despite loosing on both attempts (grins).

Plans are afoot for another session next week if we can fit it in.

Vienna Calling
I'm off to Vienna! Yay! I've never been to Austria before and Vienna is a city I've wanted to see for many, many years (and no, not just because of my strong Tremere connections). I'm leaving on Friday 29th April and coming back on Monday 2nd May. Maggie has arranged it all (bless her) and we're using it as a tester to see if we get along as travelling companions with the view of hitting Rome and a few other places around Europe over the coming months. I've been wanting to go travelling again for bloody ages but haven't really had anyone with the money who wanted to go to. Of course for future trips if anyone else fancies coming along the more the merrier!

Manchester Chicks
What is it with women at the moment? A load of the women in my life at present seem to either live in Manchester or have strong connections with it!! What gives? I've not even been to Manchester for a good 3-4 years since the Camarilla National which was held in the hotel up there and the great night at Gilly's Rock World (or whatever it's called!). I guess I should go up there again and then meet a load of women from London or something!! (Remembers the time years ago that he went clubbing in Nottingham only to end up snogging someone who lived in West London! Duh!)
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1400AD Meme

What can I say? I am completely corrupt and highly immoral! But you love me for it :p

The Cardinal
You scored 68% Cardinal, 20% Monk, 26% Lady, and 35% Knight!

You are the real power behind the throne. No one dares dispute or
refuse you. Which is good because that's how you get things done. You
are also, however, completely corrupt and highly immoral. This doesn't
bother you in the least as you lounge around your rich comfortable
surroundings, reveling in wealth and authority.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 97% on Cardinal
You scored higher than 4% on Monk
You scored higher than 4% on Lady
You scored higher than 18% on Knight
Link: The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test written by KnightlyKnave on Ok Cupid
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Why I Love Fantasy Flight Games....

Apart from Christian and co being really nice guys they've also snapped up two of my favourite boardgames to rerelease this year.

Just spotted that they've announced Britannia 2nd Ed and Fury of Dracula (previously by Games Workshop). They are also rereleasing Warrior Knights which is another old GW classic but which I never got round to presonally playing. Their new Marvel Heroes Strategy Game looks really interesting too.

Mayfair Games are also releasing a 3-D Special Edition of Settlers of Catan (which is quite possibly my FAVOURITE boardgame - certainly top 3) to celebrate the games 10th anniversary.

It's shaping up to be another great year for the board games sector of the market, and another expensive one for me. Especially as Hasbro are rereleasing Roborally, Monsters Menace America, Great Dalmuti and Guillotine (as well as some new titles!).

Makes having a dedicated board games night a distinct possibility again :p