Monthly Archives: June 2010

Father’s Day Thoughts

Wil Wheaton tweated on Father’s Day: “A very happy father’s day to dads everywhere, with a special secret handshake (and manly hug) for all my fellow stepdads.” My initial thoughts were not printable which took me by surprise as I … Continue reading

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Xbox support called back!

That’s really thrown me – a supervisor from Xbox support called me before noon (as arranged yesterday). They’ve promised to call me back in the next 48 hours to confirm that the licenses have been moved from the old console … Continue reading

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Xbox support … just, why?

I’ve been putting this off for months. I need to contact Xbox support again as they botched up the repair of my Xbox. Again. When you send in your console for repair, Microsoft should (as opposed to “will”) transfer the … Continue reading

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Carcassonne Tournament – UK Games Expo 2010

Sunday was Carcassonne day (sponsored by Board Games Extras). Ahead of us were three rounds of tile laying that would hopefully lead to a trip to SPIEL in Essen where we would represent the UK in the 5th World Carcassonne … Continue reading

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Blood of Elves – Andrzej Sapkowski

I’ve just finished this lovely book which I picked up at Waterstones a while ago on a whim. Frustratingly, although the original Polish edition came out in 1994, the English translation is much more recent so the next book in … Continue reading

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Kniziathon at UK Games Expo 2010

These mini tournaments are a great idea – no entry requirements or costs, play as little or as much as you like, and the best players get prizes. As the UK Games Expo site says: “Reiner Knizia is one of … Continue reading

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Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone – UK Games Expo 2010

I curtailed my participation at the Kniziathon to attend the talk given by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, the founders of Games Workshop. Although I didn’t really know much about these people, they did influence to some extent my life … Continue reading

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