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    Board game for a 9 year old

    Cube Quest Flick Em Up Coconuts Santorini Zombicide Sushi Go Tokaido Machi Koro Santorini Escape The Dark Castle These have all gone down well with my 10 yr old over the past few years. He's even done ok at Gloomhaven but it's just that bit too long for his attention span. I'd also recommend Escape The Room puzzle games, though they're one and done.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    I didn't mean like that, you perv.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Yeah, Game Of Thrones. I'll be honest, she keeps getting cast as a strong, capable woman and she's not particularly good at managing it. Her GoT ark suited her quite well until she was in a position of power and authority, and she doesn't manage it well at all. She's much, much better at acting vulnerable I think. But she's always 'acting', you can always tell. There's no authenticity to what she does, and I think it's a huge issue if a film or show is built around her. And that kind of problem is always going to stand out heaps when you're alongside Woody, who has such wonderful natural charisma.
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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    She's one of the main stars in one of the biggest shows on the planet. How does she keep getting work? (I'm guessing her rate is reasonably low, given the cast in this)
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Yeah, the seminars you had to book.in advance or do something when you got there. My lad wouldn't sit through that though, so I didn't even try. Golden Demon had a fantastic showing but it was 2 deep all the way around it unfortunately. I'd love to have spent ages looking at it if I'm honest and I think with time and patience I can understand why it'd be the main draw. There was a bitz box challenge but I couldn't see anything about timings or information around it. That I could have definitely tried harder to get on with the lad. From what I saw of the painting classes nothing has changed this year. Having presented in similar environments, it's near impossible. They need to sort that out. The demo games are so possible they've done it before - this is UKGE 2017. Bonkers they're not doing at their own event.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    So, Warhammer Fest. It's important to be upfront and provide some framing for my thoughts; I'm not a WH40k/WHanything player yet. I have piles of models and am building towards it, but at the moment I enjoy the quality and the setting. I went to this with my 10 year old boy. There were piles of people who were enjoying themselves, having a good time, getting loads of value from it - but I wasn't one of them. I can see that one of the key draws is going to the expo and meeting GW staff, and I think I'd probably under appreciated that as being the case and main purpose. Two floors were dedicated to staff meets and greets, essentially, and I could see loads of people getting a huge amount of value from the conversations. There were some demo pods going (effectively small seminars) but it was tricky to hear what people were saying as these were in the main exhibition areas. The proper seminars weren't something I looked at, so can't comment on them. The thing is, if there's a big queue to talk to someone, or get to the cabinet, it's really difficult to get value from it. And it's especially difficult to do that with a kid in tow, so the middle floor was pretty much a write off for us. Too cramped, too busy and bloody difficult to have a good look at the minis, The top floor was better, though trying to look at the Golden Daemon entries was just as tricky. There was a small 'timeline' and historical cabinet in there and a couple of really nice dioramas/battlefields too. Same challenges as the middle floor broadly, though. The main exhibition hall was my biggest surprise. I've never been in an exhibition hall that's so quiet! There were piles and piles of tables laid out, but they were half empty. A decent retail area but all full price bar some discounted t-shirts and mugs they were offloading. In fact, lots didn't have prices on and I was checking online whilst others were ringing partners and asking them to check (must have had shit internet). It was pretty well stocked, though, so that was good. There was a big third party area which just seemed..sparse. Some themed gaming tables, some small videogame booths (everything on headphones bar a single TV defiantly creating some noise), but with the most stations sitting at 8 on one stand, there was no real depth here. Not that a lot of people were in the main hall. And I think for me that was my biggest disappointment. At UKGE last year, GW had a great little stand where on one side they were doing demo games and the other they did retail. You could wander up, have a chat, get an introduction. Even at Warhammer Fest there must be people who haven't tried playing some of the specialist games - why couldn't I get an intro game of BloodBowl, or Necromunda, or Shadespire or even Sigmar? So bizarre - the only way for me to sample these games is to either commit (which I have done with Shadespire now) or watch them on Youtube. Surely the Fest is the ideal opportunity to cross sell to an audience that already love your shit? I had also thought the tournaments would give me an insight, but they were such a drab and unexciting affair. Chuck one up on the big screen! Have someone commentating! Make it more interesting for everyone who isn't playing! So, I'm now in the strange position of looking forward to seeing what GW do at this year's UKGE to get a sample of some of their different games. Outside of the competitions (and I've seen tournaments at WHW that have more atmosphere mind), Golden Daemon and meet and greet, I can't think that there's a reason to go to the Fest over and above going to an event weekend at WHW. The exhibition is generally quiet and accessible, the tournament has more atmosphere, the food is better and the shop is fantastic. You can even have a chat with the staff and get some pointers on the games. From a cost perspective - WHF is £20 per adult, £10 per child over 11, £3.50 parking (Sunday). WHW is free to park, free to shop in, I think it's free to play in for pick up games, £7.50 for the exhibition and £5 for over 12s.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    From the way you describe it, what was the store is now just an entrance hall. It has some small cases and dioramas in it, but it’s mainly an area you just walk through and up the stairs. Once you you get upstairs, there’s now a very large GW store. It used to be smaller, but they’ve taken one of the exhibition areasthat they didn’t really know what to do with and absorbed it into the main area. They’ve also now incorporated the Black Library store into it, which is great because it was a little lost. The main tournament hall is still there, based on how you describe it, but a section is now the GW store described and also a large Forgeworld store. There’s still heaps of tables to play on in there, and Bugmans is next door still. The actual exhibition is on is out of sight. You pay your ,money and go through an unassuming door, up some stairs and then through four (I think) large, themed exhibition areas. They’re fucking brilliant. Loads of rank and file displays, huge dioramas and a massive display at the end which I just wish they’d put normal lights on. It’s really quite staggering. On another note, I just got back from Warhammer Fest. Probably wouldn’t go again over WHW. It’s not bad or anything, but it’s not the right gig for me personally.
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    Destiny 2

    Yay the final boss had a floor is lava sequence yay.
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    Destiny 2

    Yeah, I know Destiny well enough, but given this is a pile of new content to repeatedly play throug having already repeatedly played through all the previous content, its terribly uninspiring. If the most compelling reason to play the end game is to figure out if they fixed it, that's not success.
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    Destiny 2

    Played through 3 of the expansion missions in less than 2 hours last night, and that included doing two adventures, 2 patrols and grinding events for a while to ding lvl 28 so I could progress. It's astoundingly lazy. Frame rate on a standard PS4 seems fucked too. I guess I'll knock the final mission on the head tonight and then I got my money's worth from last year's pre-order?
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    The exhibition really is exceptional, and you can easily spend 3-4 hours in there. It's Warhammer Fest this weekend and me and the boy are off there for the first time. No real idea what to expect, to be honest, but might add to my huge pile of minis and grab Shadespire.
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    Fortnite

    Muh?
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    Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    Major things did happen. We don't know yet which ones are irreversible. We just have opinions. For instance Your confusion as to "what's the spoiler fuss about?" Is born from your confidence in your own certainty nothing will change, which is cool, but that's just opinion at this point.
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    Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    It's ok to ruin this film because something may happen in the next film? What?
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