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Monsters/Hazards  - 
 
Some monster descriptions. Unstatted. Using the Warhammer Chaos Gods as starting inspirations, but they're transferrable to anything that has bad news demons, cults, mutation. If anyone wants to draw a picture of one of these I'll send you a kiss through the internet.

The other women of Chaos http://makemoremeeples.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-other-women-of-chaos.html

Die Damen von Kaos http://makemoremeeples.blogspot.com/2016/01/die-damen-von-kaos.html
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Battlemallet Planet
We’ve not finished moving house and this last weekend called
for a trip to the Midlands to collect things. You can do this all on the M1,
but I decided that was for wusses who are also wimps, so I took the A1, got
lost and ended up in Nottingham. No big pai...
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We saw Star Wars
Here be spoilers Seeing films in the cinema is more complicated now. The baby is not the best moviegoing accessory, prone as she is to shrieking like her legs are being sawn off, and projectile vomiting (a good three foot range.) We deposited her on the g...
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We took the "Make more meeples" action
Eleven months ago, on the train to Manchester, my girlfriend called me and told me she was pregnant. This was unexpected. I was travelling to Manchester for a two-day training workshop on public sector commissioning protocols as they applied to arts organis...
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Kickstarter  - 
 
It's here! $15 / £10 plus postage, frantic real time funsies
A frantic cooperative card game about laughter and death (3-7 players, 5 min playtime, £10/$15 + shipping)
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Sure. Full disclosure up front, I play DnD with the designer, so if you think that impacts my credibility, fair enough :)

The description the designer Greg gives is a pretty good overview of the rules, so I'm gonna assume people can check his version rather than mine (there's a rules vid on the Kickstarter.)

As for how it plays - it's frantic and really, really tense! And it can be silly as well. And it's a very very quick game (because you win or lose so quickly). You end up trying to do three things in your head at the same time - something the cards made you do (like buzz continually or not talk to anyone while somehow still getting trades), and then two different calculations about how to trade cards because you're trying to build the sets, but also not set up any situations where someone gets given an impossible condition and you lose the game.

So to figure out what's unique about it I'm going to reference a bunch of games that it makes me think of, but it's not the same as - it's like Pit, because you're all trying to make card swaps in real time, it's like Hanabi, because you have limited information and really strict restrictions on how you're allowed to take actions (though those change all the time), it's like Escape! because it's so short and there's plenty of tension (in this case the player counting down the "It's Coming!" card), and it's a bit like Twister because of some of the cards which make you do stuff with your body (to be noted - the game's set up so you can exclude some decks if they don't fit your play style, so you can take out Delirium cards if some people in your group aren't comfortable with improv and acting out)

What makes it unique is probably that it's a tiny pocket game that you can teach at a party, that can still make die-hard boardgamers sweat.
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I live! I die! I live again!
This is a post about having a child. In some ways the baby is like a drug. I am addicted to her. The high when she smiles, or coos, or gurgles, or looks surprised, or does something new (no matter how trivial, banal, or derpy) is just magnificent. It's a ri...
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I just read +Greg Stolze "The Forgotten Monk", a tie-in novel for the 13th Age RPG, and it charmed the pants off me. Greg, thanks for writing it. I've hardly read a book in the last year (for reasons I can't fully comprehend) and taking the time to read this cover to cover was a real pleasure.
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Children are Lovecraftian
Lovecraftian in the sense of - they enter the universe from outside it. They are an imposition of existence out of nothingness that was not and now is. I existed for twenty-seven years before my daughter was part of the universe. She will never, truly, comp...
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Just watched As Above, So Below, and as everyone has said it really is the LotFP movie.
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I just watched Blood on Satan's Claw on Sunday, and it is clearly the archetypal LotFP movie.

Two films entah! One film leave!

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New best Sludge band - Alvin and the Chimpunks slowed to 16rpm http://www.avclub.com/article/slowed-down-chipmunks-are-both-brilliant-and-terri-227794
By now, we’re all pretty used to people speeding up vocal samples to make them sound like Alvin And The Chipmunks. It’s how Kanye West launched his career. But what happens when you slow down Alvin And The Chipmunks so much that the vocals sound like they were sung by a regular human? As it turns ou
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Kickstarting today 4pm BST (12pm EDT) for a lovely ten English pounds, Escape the Nightmare is a co-operative party game with super-tense mechanics.

The players are trapped in a shared nightmare. You're trying to move cards between the players to make sets that free you from different types of nightmare, but every time you receive a card you have to obey a different rule - a Delirium nightmare might force you to sing, while a Mutilation nightmare might make you play with just one hand!

All the time, the player who is holding the 'It's Coming' card counts down from ten. If they don't shift it before the timer hits zero, game over!

What this really means is - you are under loads of pressure all the time, and doing sillier and sillier things while you desperately try and move your cards between one person who is speaking in binary, another person who needs to get a fistbump before they can talk again, and another person singing the song of their people.

Full disclosure - I play DnD with the guy who designed this. But I reckon it's pretty damn solid anyway.
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Yeah - a high intensity game that you don't need to be a strategy buff to play. I think it's the kind of thing you could play at a party, or at a games day. The KS is open so if you've got the cash spare, throw it in the hat and make sure it gets made :)
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Fantastic food, contemporary Indian cuisine. Friendly service. Loved it.
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Great Cantonese restaurant with a wide range of dishes, friendly staff and superb vegetarian options. Excellent all round - one of the best takeaways and Chinese restaurants in the area.
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Great little restaurant which does Cantonese takeaway. Haven't eaten at the restaurant, but everyone seemed very pleasant and the takeaway was delicious. No msg and clearly more health conscious than your average Chinese (and the local competition). There was a great range on the menu and the dishes were all distinctive and very tasty. Offers excellent vegetarian options including some tasty tofu dishes, and more authentic flavours than some other local Chinese restaurants.
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