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Last Night On Earth boardgame - any good? Any decent fully co-op or solo variants for it?
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Risk Legacy! House Rules! Excited Wives!@campfireburning's debut piece has everything you could want from a blog post!
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Interesting. Though, I have to say I hate Risk as anything more than a two player game. Once more than two players are involved someone always acts as kingmaker. I hate that.
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I don't want to do something new. New suggests cutting edge, setting out new boundaries, proving new areas conquerable and worthwhile. There are enough people doing that and besides, I'm bored of the new.

Blogs are hard bloody work and, run professionally, demanding. Podcasts can be good but there are thousands of nerds 'talking' now and the results are mixed. I'm also the most boring person in the world, the single handed destruction of marketing conferences assured as soon as I take my place on the podium. Video? No thanks. If film adds 2 stone in weight to the subject I'd succumb to an instant coronary attack.

The new is done, it's there and there are more intelligent people than me making a go of it.

The old, though? The old has been abandoned and left to rot, seemingly obsolete and defunct in the face of Web 2.0. It's not, it's as valid as it was and there's plenty of scope for doing things.

Electronic fanzines, then. Or are they ezines? I don't know. Strip back to everything but the name, the subject matter, and you potentially end up with something so raw it engages the reader on a more honest level. "we like these things and this is what we're writing about". No pretensions of 'Kotaku for this' or 'BoingBoing for that'. Just a desire to shout.

That was what blogs were for, but blogs require regular updates. A semi-regular fanzine, published when there's something to say, all pretension and desire to make a living stripped away solves every problem at once, no burning need to be relevant, no drive for SEO or advertising.

It's this simple: text file, email it out, let it grow.

Littleboxes.txt is coming and if you're interested in saying something about anything related to tabletop gaming, drop me a note. No commitments, no timetables, just words and an eventual txt file getting sent out.
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I would like to know more.
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Having wizard out at Hobbycraft I just came back and put a bit of gold on the eagle crest and (over) daubed the Devlan Mud on. I am now a fucking master painter.

Seriously happy with these as the first 2 figures I've painted in 20 yrs now. All the shininess has gone.

Need to avoid daubing Devlan onto the curved flat areas though, even if I like the dirtier look it gives them. 
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My continuing failed attempts to be a good augmented agent have been documented. Diary Of A Deus Ex-er entries 4 & 5 not available on me blog, innit.
Diary of a Deus Ex-er #5. Sep 06. My second visit to the office – which doesn't have an artificial time limit imposed upon it – seems to go ok. I mean, I get chewed out by Sarif for letting the le...
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So either I was a lot better when I was a kid or my standards were a lot lower, but my expectation right now is that a) I'm going to stop trying to pick out so much detail because I can't and b) I really hope these washes make these look better and the job on the other 38 a lot easier.

The detail on these took me 45 minutes :-/
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It is acrylic, but it just seems to be drying incredibly shiny. Remell Aqua Color - http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/-c-159_207.html

They were £1.40 each or buy 4 get 5th free. I think it shows ;)

I'll do a few models and may then get one of those army painter/citadel sets if they look pants.
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Yann Best has been travelling in Ankh-Morpork and has come back to tell us about his fun there.
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What boardgaming did you do this weekend? I took on my wife for the second time at Ticket To Ride: Europe, and it proved to be as nail biting a finish as the first time round.
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I pretended I was buying GW paints for someone else when I was in hobbycraft just now. Felt ashamed. So did the other geek who scarpered when I arrived.

I'm 33. I should be over this by now.
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Hah! My kid has no options but to be a nerd. No options at all.

The fella who was already browsing seemed like he knew what he was looking for, so I just pussies out and went all "oh look Jacob, here are the paints now be good while I look at the list of colours I've been asked to get."
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Taking the unopened paints back and switching to citadel stuff. I'll be keeping a grey, red, black and yellow and picking up:

Regal blue, snot green, tallarn flesh, boltgun metal, shining gold, bestial brown, badab black, Devlan mud, skull White.

Debating snakebite leather and ogryn flesh.

Should that give me all I need to paint marines, genestealers, orcs, gretchin, chaos marines etc?
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Oh wow. First ever bit of dry brushing (I probably went overboard but wanted to muddy up the armour) and the black headed Blood Angel is transformed.

Thanks for the tips +Ben Coleman

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My Dad loves it, he's come up with all kinds of hints and tips for different methods over the years and is now determined to do it (now he's retired) until he withers away and can't hold a brush anymore. He spends most of his evenings painting figures in his little converted garage or summer-house (depending how far away from my Mum he wants to get!).
I've grown up with the goal of having a study like his, full of everything you need to be creative. A fully equipped study or workshop is my little dream :)
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Steve, you complete me.
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Pain in the bum-cheeks but lovely :)
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I am an international martial arts non-expert who plays too many videogames and watches too many films. I also read a bit, contribute to Libri Populus and run my own blog at www.shockedsmiley.com
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