Monthly Archives: April 2009

Thursday night is Beer night

First time I think I’ve gone to a Beerfest on a Thursday. Might do it more often as Friday/Saturday get pretty packed and Sunday can start to run out of beer. This year I went with a “Flight” theme so … Continue reading

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Better get ready!

Only a few days to go! Thursday 30th April : 4:30pm – 11:00pm (£5)Friday 1st May : 11:00am – 11:00pm (£7)Saturday 2nd May : 11:00am – 11:00pm (£7)Sunday 3rd May : 12:00pm – 7:00pm (£5) Glass Hire £2 (Refundable)

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Student Nationals – Day 2

A shorter day for gaming as the closing ceremony takes up a chunk of time. Still four sessions but now each game is one that is quicker to complete. In one session, we have the time to complete two games. … Continue reading

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Mancunian curiosities

Loos – Victorian style on Charles Street.“Here was the site of Manchester’s oldest pissotiere, retained for posterity, last used AD 1896” So which is it? Medlock Street or Mallard Street? Mallard Street has the newer sign and is the one … Continue reading

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Student Nationals – Day 1

The Live Action Role Players (LARPers) definitely take their art/sport/hobby seriously… The games for the Nationals start today so everybody turns up to the Student Union at 9am. Pretty quickly the smell starts to hit you – some male gamers … Continue reading

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Student Nationals – Day 0

It’s the Easter holidays so time once again for the Student Nationals. As Vague won last year, the event is hosted at the Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union. This will be the fifth we’ve attended representing Reading University Games and … Continue reading

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The biggest dog in Woodley

This probably appears a lot better from the air but does this look like a dog to you?

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Hot dragon’s breath on your neck

There I was happily chopping twigs off the round hedge in our front garden when I started to hear a sort of whoomphy whoosh noise. Half expecting to see some dragon stick it’s head over the roof of the house … Continue reading

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Dave Arneson – thanks for your legacy

Sadly Dave Arneson has lost his fight against cancer and passed away. Famously there at the beginning of Dungeons and Dragons (and all the court battles that followed), I’ll remember him most for his Blackmoor campaign world. I recall reading … Continue reading

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