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  1. Tourist

    Christmas Fixin's 2019

    Yule log is on my list!
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    What Type of Player Are You?

    Well I'm just reporting what he said - his point was that these four subdivisions are probably not that useful when it comes to the entire (non-mud) playing population, and that there are probably many more types of player.
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    What Type of Player Are You?

    Interestingly (or not) Bartle gave a talk at a Casual Connect conference where he explained (if I recall correctly) that he drew up this schema specifically with regard to MUDs, but that because the schema subsequently percolated and spread as a meme it became sort of self-fulfilling as subsequent generations of game designers designed their games around it.
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    What game is the most FUN?

    Bangai-O, Dreamcast version. Obviously. (Closely followed by Shadowverse.)
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    Keyforge

    Just tried a game with my colleague with some decks that were gifted to us by a business partner (the same ones who got me my Solo LEGO - nice guys!). My deck was called Holmes and my colleague's was called Watson. We managed two turns before we made too many mistakes and the bell went for the end of lunch. Rematch is next week. A lot of new concepts to get your head around if you're used to other CCGs, but some interesting stuff in there for sure!
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    And another great list here! https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/g18/15-best-new-board-games-of-the-year/
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    Keyforge

    And now cancelled. Thanks Amazon!
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    Christmas Fixin's 2019

    So my wife is pushing back against my idea of making traditional Christmas cake and mince pies. In Japan a Christmas cake is a light sponge (I think the Americans would call it a Strawberry Shortcake), and my wife's argument is that her family will find a proper Christmas cake too heavy. I'm thinking of making it anyway, but I was wondering if I could supplement it with another traditional Christmas dessert that might be more amenable to her family. I can't really think of anything though... Anybody got any good suggestions? Google has not helped. Oh, and bear in mind I can't get most pre-made ingredients over here (eg mincemeat, pre-made pastry etc.) so would need to make the entire thing from scratch...
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    Keyforge

    I'm based in Japan which makes things a little more tricky. One of our business partners dropped off a couple of decks the other day so hoping to play it this week, but was hoping to use the starter pack to get my head round it...
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    Keyforge

    This is like the train that never comes - every time I check my Amazon order the due date has been pushed back another few days.
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    Time Trap

    Holy shit guys. I paid 400 yen to watch this on the basis of this thread. Worst decision ever. Time Trap is possibly the most stupid movie I've ever seen.
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    Christmas Fixin's 2019

    Not a combo oven! Literally microwaved meat. I never thought it would work either but I followed a recipe I found on a Japanese site. Like I say it involves searing a block of beef on the outside then cooking in a microwave. It comes out perfectly: pink on the inside, perfect outside and really flavourful.
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    Bad books by good writers

    I have a feeling that there is a good book in The Unconsoled (there is certainly some exquisite writing), but like the protagonist it just gets bogged down and struggles to escape.
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    Christmas Fixin's 2019

    Ooh, just sent my provisional Christmas menu to my wife. We will host her family as we do every year but will have to compromise on tradition given the difficulty of getting ingredients in Japan (sadly can't get black pudding - which is much nicer, by the way, than blutwurst) and the inadequacy of my oven (it can barely fit a chicken to roast, and it's not hot enough to do roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding etc.) Currently considering the following: Smoked salmon, prawn cocktail, ribs/chicken wings, asparagus/sausages in bacon Mains: Roast beef (seared in a pan then microwaved) or Beef Wellington (which I reckon I can just about get away with in my oven), a big ham (from Costco), chicken and leek pie (because I can make this a few days before). Sides: Potato gratin (again, my oven should just about rise to this), brussels sprouts (roasted, fried, or gratin), cauliflower and broccoli cheese, carrots (boiled in butter), salad Desserts: Mince pies (I'll have to make these from scratch because you can't get mincemeat over here), christmas pudding/cake, trifle (although last year my custard curdled...) Drinks: Wine, Chu-hi, Beer, Whiskey&Milk, Shochu Hope my wife allows me to go ahead with this plan.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Why was Martin solveig giving out the award? Did he give out the awards to the male winners? Did he make any jokes to them?
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