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Stephen Randall (thedaffodilfish)
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Lives in Edinburgh with 3 bikes and 2 guitars. Stepfather to 2 cats. Takes photos of Graffiti. Plays boardgames. Fights for the Resistance
Lives in Edinburgh with 3 bikes and 2 guitars. Stepfather to 2 cats. Takes photos of Graffiti. Plays boardgames. Fights for the Resistance

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Octonauts: The Brexit Special 4:20 - 4:50


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This is pretty fascinating although not quite origami - researchers have created a system for material to self-fold under different lights. 

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Elder Sign
Spurred on by +Phil Fortin​'s post yesterday, we gave Elder Sign another go. I had always found this to be really hard and usually ended up losing (well it is Lovecraft after all) but having a rules refresher I suddenly realised a number of rules we had been misplaying, most importantly midnight doesn't automatically add a token to the doom track!
Mind. Blown.
We had always played that doom tokens get added at midnight, and with Mythos cards.
So tonight, world renowned psychologist Carolyn Fern barely held onto her sanity and succeeded in cancelling the apocalypse by finding the final 13th Elder Sign to seal Hastur away for a while. Poor Joe Diamond went mad in the Medusa Exhibit - his little Private Eye brain simply couldn't cope with all the non-euclidian, cyclopean geometry present in the museum. 
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20/02/2017
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First time darts! 
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Vegan macaroni "cheese" made with gluten free pasta (because coeliac) and potato, onion and cashews.
It was delish. 
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Unicorn designed by Roman Diaz.

Folding a unicorn has been on my bucket list ever since Blade Runner but I had my heart set on the other Roman Diaz unicorn featured in Origami Essence, you know, the one with the mane. It's stunning, and also a little bit beyond my abilities at the moment, so I've put it to one side for now.
This Unicorn is featured in John Montroll's Horses in Origami.
The one on the left is folded from a piece of A2 Lotka (50p in Paperchase!) cut to square, and the black one is folded from a sheet of 24cm Washi Deluxe, from the excellent Origami-Shop.

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30/01/2017
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still not a cylon!
We played 5 players with Pegasus expansion. Fleshbags won.
Some good comments on earlier post and it's interesting to hear different experiences from different playgroups, especially where a Cylon win is prevalent - I think the cylons won the very first time I played, but I've only ever had Human wins since then. All hard-won nail-biting games!

Tonight we had 2 new-to-BSG players, who are both seasoned gamers. The biggest problem we had was the quality of the rules! I think we've all become spoiled by modern game production, and the standard we expect from clean, clear, well-written rules. FFG in particular have come a long way from the disjointed rule books in early games such as TI3, A Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica when you compare them to the Ready To Play manuals & Rules References in their most recent offerings.

I think BSG suffers especially with the expansions where they introduce new units but keep the same terminology as the base game. Things the seasoned players had internalised seemed ridiculous to the new guys: simple things like not having the character ranks printed on the sheets; not having success rolls printed clearly on action squares; the reference table for checking success rolls is confusing because if you want to check the hit roll for say the Cylon Base ship, you don't look up Cylon Base Ship, no, you look up Galactica because that's the ship you're firing from.

I still love the game, and we had a great time. The two new guys ended up being Cylons, one from the start and revealing half way through, and the other activating in the sleeper phase.

I fired the FTL drive to complete our final jump when all our dials bar population were on 1 or 2. 
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#notacylon
Battlestar Galactica 
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I feel a crisis of faith coming on...
#battlestargalactica 
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