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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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mundenlogic
Mar. 16th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh it's sounds like you had a fab evening! looking forward to seeing games and learning how to play *bout bleedin time*
Vienna wow i have it in my Travel plans when i can justify spending money on Travel and time to do it x x x
Take lots of pickies and show, cause me love to see what other places look like, please!(puppy dawg eyes)
Oh! i not know Manchester at all!!!! went rock city once, it don't count so there! not all the girlies you know, have something to do with Manchester *grinz*
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)
Games - I was meaning to ask you actually...... would you like me to bring anything over on Sunday (Games/DVDs/Drinks/Food)? What type of things would you like and how many people are you expecting? (Plus what's the plan? If any? Times, etc?)

Vienna - It was actually fairly cheap. I think the flights plus three nights in a 4Star Hotel in the city center came to about £250. I'll no doubt be taking piccies - certainly more than I did in Paris last week, I've been to Paris so often over the years that I don't really do the 'tourist' thing there.

Manchetser Girlies - Oh there are plenty of non_manc girls in my life but it's just odd that the person I'm to Vienna with lives in Manchester, someone I'm seeing tomorrow lives there, and someone else that I've been out drinking with a fair few times this year also has a lot of Manchester links (Uni, et al). Actually make that a fourth person too as Mooncadet went to Manchester Uni too although hasn't been back in years so I'm not sure if she counts! :p

mundenlogic
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
Erm right i should really update my journal cheers for reminding me x x I'm not sure who is coming and how many? kick off is 2 ish bring whatever you want to drink, eat, play etc cause it's a chill and do what you want kinda thing dig? I will be smoking you are more than welcome to join me x
I will definitely be wanting to know alllllll about games/gaming so be prepared for me to sit and listen for ages cause i do that! and play lots too ;-)But i did promise to play Colfish at snakes and ladders yes i know????? but its a pride thing a challenge is a challenge x x x
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
I'll pack a couple of games in that case. Thanks for the offer of smokes, if I'm not already too mashed from the party on Saturday night I may very well take you up on that. To be honest I'll probably take you up on that regardless :p

Be warned about getting me talking about games. That's my living and I'm sure I could bore pinnochio to wishing he was a toy again if I'm not careful!

A challenge is certainly a challenge. You go and kick some ass!!!
mundenlogic
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Err be warned! I can sit and listen for England and chaff too! I have wanted to game for a long time and never had anyone to do it with cause i cant go anywhere regular, i cant get the sitters often. Hence why people are coming this Sunday, Talk to your hearts content sweetie honest! x x x
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
*I have wanted to game for a long time*

Which games do you fancy? May as well try and bring something that people are interested in playing :p

Also, it's gone half two - why aren't you in bed!!!!
mundenlogic
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
Errrm well i don't sleep much can't really explain but suffice to say i stay up and sometimes i natter on msn or yahoo x x x
As for what games ??? like i said haven't played any :-( wanted too just never got a chance to. So i leave it up to you and your capable hands,i'm sure you got some real goodens!
I like comics and Mythical stuff and i have done the Gathering, i love history too so there is a wide range for ya! But be warned i have a bad memory ( really bad honest)so don't quiz me too much as i'll forget my name 'grinz'
mundenlogic
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
As for kick arse i will Grrrrrr but not too hard he is sooo sweet after all x x x
morthrai
Mar. 16th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)
Angus, I absolutely love playing Carcassonne even though I too always lose. It's one of 'those' games...sucks you in with its simplicity and then drops you like a kebab discarded by a 16 year old underage drinker on Friday night :)

And yet you still come back for more.

Sorry for the urban metaphor there BTW.
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
Not sure where you live but perhaps we should organise an LJ Friends Games Day at soempoint :p
serpentstar
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
Space Hulk is one of my favourite board games. Possibly my favourite board game.

Manchester women, or women in Manchester, or women who have lived in Manchester at some point, have been involved in almost all of the best sexual experiences of my life.
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
*Manchester women, or women in Manchester, or women who have lived in Manchester at some point, have been involved in almost all of the best sexual experiences of my life.*

Er, thanks. I'll bear that in mind.....

Space Hulk is great. I'd actually forgotten how much I enjoyed it as I haven't played it for a few years now. It's certainly 'up there' in my list but I don't think it hits the #1 spot.
slev
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
On the subject of women and Manchester, give gweenwarrior a hug from me next you see her...
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC)
Shall do :)
sue_b
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
I have photos from Gily's that night....
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
...now that could be scary considering the amount of dancing I seem to recall doing (and for some reason mostly on the rock floor that night). LOts of whirlwind hair! :p
mooncadet
Mar. 16th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
i had a whale of a time in manchester and definately count in the odds!
angusabranson
Mar. 16th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
Strangely enough I often forget your were a 'Manchester Chick'. I seem to always count you as London/Southerner!!!

But yep, you've now been (gently) placed in the pot!
pond823
Mar. 16th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
So we gonna try that Rune-thingy board game at some point? My evenings have ended up full this week so I gotta organise with you to pick up post. Have fun.
puddingcat
Mar. 16th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
Jilly's is with a "J" - "Gilly" is from Dork Tower :)

I have your problem in reverse. I *am* one of the women in Manchester, and everyone I know / get on with / would consider getting it on with lives in London (or Cambridge). Well, apart from vulgarcriminal, of course :)
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