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Some photos from a Gaming Sunday!
WH40K: Black Templars v. TAU
WFB: Chaos + High Elves v. Skaven
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Black Templars v. Tau at 2,000 points. We had to call the game midway, but it was a tie at this point and looking quite exciting, as neither of us had got our best units into combat yet (my big squad, Sternguard and captain, his Tau commander)

#WH40K #SPACEMARINES #BLACKTEMPLARS #TAU
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Coffee and cake in Tokyo, with Shadowrun Dragonfall...
...a lovely afternoon!
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Pillars of Eternity or Wasteland 2? (Modern problems #462).

So, Divinity Original Sin rekindled a love for CRPG (computer role playing games) that had lain dormant since Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 and Planescape Torment.

The question is, do I go with an updated Fantasy RPG setting? (which I am quite familiar with) or branch out and try something new in the form of a dystopian post-apocalyptic Sci-fi setting?

As far as I can tell, both games have great writing, classic turn-based/ action point based combat and interesting moral choices to make. They also have good party creation tools...

Pillars is a few dollars more expensive on Steam, and it is newer.
Wasteland 2 is older, graphics don't seem great, and there is an update coming sometime later this year...

Help!
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#pcgames   #CRPG   #rpg  
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Invisible Inc is amazing. PoE is basically the best Infinity Engine-like game ever shipped - up there with Planescape: Torment, but modern.

I greatly enjoyed Shadowrun: Dragonfall too, enough that I pre-ordered the upcoming Hong Kong game.
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A new blog post, where I share the results of my G+ poll asking people what miniature storage options they favour.
 
Storage Wars...results are in!
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed by the options or the complexity...
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed ...
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Storage Wars...results are in!
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed by the options or the complexity...
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed ...
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A reshare of today's #spacemarines v. #Tau battle at 2,000 points. Only photos for now!
 
Black Templars v. Tau at 2,000 points. We had to call the game midway, but it was a tie at this point and looking quite exciting, as neither of us had got our best units into combat yet (my big squad, Sternguard and captain, his Tau commander)

#WH40K #SPACEMARINES #BLACKTEMPLARS #TAU
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Cleaning the Bullet Train in 7 minutes...
Riding the Shinkansen in Japan is always a fun experience. Not only does it go super-fast (you can totally feel those G-forces!), it's also guaranteed to be quiet and incredibly clean. But with 323 Shinkansen trains departing from Tokyo every day, how do they find the time to clean all those trains? Well, it turns ...
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Hi everyone, would love to know which of the two PC games below I should play next. Please vote and let me know! Thanks!
 
Pillars of Eternity or Wasteland 2? (Modern problems #462).

So, Divinity Original Sin rekindled a love for CRPG (computer role playing games) that had lain dormant since Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 and Planescape Torment.

The question is, do I go with an updated Fantasy RPG setting? (which I am quite familiar with) or branch out and try something new in the form of a dystopian post-apocalyptic Sci-fi setting?

As far as I can tell, both games have great writing, classic turn-based/ action point based combat and interesting moral choices to make. They also have good party creation tools...

Pillars is a few dollars more expensive on Steam, and it is newer.
Wasteland 2 is older, graphics don't seem great, and there is an update coming sometime later this year...

Help!
:-)

#pcgames   #CRPG   #rpg  
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+LordPrimeraEspada thanks for the info! 
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Forgive the reshare if you have seen this already. I posted the results to other communities too, but here are the results of my recent G+ poll on what miniature storage options people like.
 
Storage Wars...results are in!
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed by the options or the complexity...
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed ...
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A reshare of today's blog post - what were the poll results of my G+ poll asking people about their miniature storage?

Info on my blog.
 
Storage Wars...results are in!
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed by the options or the complexity...
Credit: "Safe" by Will Folsom on Flikr (CC by 2.0) I've been longing for some new miniature storage for a while now to complement my big old Battlefoam case. However every time I start researching the topic I get overwhelmed ...
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A sad day in the music world...

King of Blues BB King dies at 89
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32747861
'King of the Blues' legend BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer says.
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Written as "44 Apartment" at street level, this is a a lovely little restaurant/ cafe on the second floor. There is a food menu as well as coffee and cake. Friendly, young staff add to the chic atmosphere, as does the background music (although if you want silence, this may not be the best place...) The Cappucino was good, but expect to pay more than usual here (E. G. 580 yen for the Cappucino). If you are a smoker, the rooftop garden is for you.
Public - a month ago
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Good Ramen with a nice Miyamoto Musashi atmosphere provided by old movie posters.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
As with any restaurant, you'll find a wide variety of views on this nationwide chain! In my opinion, there is a lot to like, especially for a visitor to Japan, as the dining experience is a little unusual. It has the normal (for Japan) ticket vending machine, but it also has individual stalls at the counter that have partitions that can be opened and closed, and your meal is served through a small hatch in front of you. The ramen itself is pretty good. Not too oily compared to some, and you get a nice range of options upon sitting down as to how you'd like you ramen (spiciness, noodles, spring onions etc. etc.)
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
A well known Ramen restaurant about 5 minutes walk from Machida station (if you know the way...). The "Shiromaru" is recommended, or the "Shiromaru Special" (if you'd like a bit more pork and a boiled egg). Lunch service finishes at 3.00 if you want to order a "lunch set" (mini-dumplings and rice). A pleasant surprise was that the bottled beer was Kirin Heartland.
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Excellent food, with a very good buffet dinner. Be prepared to spend 3,500 to 5,500 Yen for the buffet, not including drinks. The food is complemented by great service, with an English menu and English speaking staff.
Public - 7 months ago
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If you're a fan of anything by Studio Ghibli or Miyazaki Hayao got shouldn't miss this. About 20 minutes from Shinjuku by train and then 5 minutes by bus. Don't expect a big theme park, instead, look forward to a beautifully maintained and intricately detailed set of buildings and small moments. Stained - glass windows featuring Totoro, lavishly painted and detailed ceilings, the life size robot from Laputa, winding staircases and lots of other things await! (Even your entry ticket is a piece of celluloid with a Ghibli scene on it) Don't forget to book your tickets in advance and turn up on time...
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A western themed bar just a few minutes from Meguro station, Little Texas has live music (check the site for schedules) food and drinks. When I was there we heard live Bluegrass by Ducky!
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