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All of us have been painting more. So, both daughters and +Lindsay Law working on their different Elf armies, and me working on my Empire. There is also a few other miniatures thrown in there for good measure.
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Mine look like the last one. Great job, Law family!
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I made this image for +Lindsay Law's birthday. It's a movie-like poster for her long-running Warhammer RPG character, Sigrid, with heavy influences from Dragon Age, Total War: Warhammer, and Age of Sigmar (now Age of Sigrid!). It was fun to draw, and she pretty much loves it, which is brilliant. Now for the accompanying campaign...

We are such über-geeks.
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Let's hope +Lindsay Law feels the same. :D
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It's my eldest daughter's birthday. She's been bugging me to run her an RPG, so I've written her a scenario to be played with that mainstay of my childhood, Fighting Fantasy, and painted some miniatures to support and scraped together some special character sheets. 3D scenery will be used. Because awesome. I've also given her the Advanced FF rules so she can run her own games if she fancies. And she seems keen. Welcome to being 12, kid.
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Good choice! Owen has shown a lot of interest in RPGs recently and he really enjoyed the D&D and Star Wars games I ran for him and some friends. If your girls are looking for another player i'm Owen would be up for it.
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PANDEMIC LEGACY: SEASON 1
Buy this.

What, you want more? Okay, read the first sentence again. And again. Still not enough? Fair enough, here's the skinny: Legacy is a one-use game of Pandemic (https://goo.gl/67raQh) played over a year. Cards will be ripped, stickers sticked, secrets uncovered, horror will unfold, and disease will spread across the world. This takes a good game and makes it brilliant. I cannot recommend it enough. Seriously, buy this and play it. Go. Now.
Players: 2-4 (best with 4)
Playtime: Up to 24 Pandemic games of about 45mins each.

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29swbCS
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29rUz95
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So, finished. Yup, that was brilliant. Very pleased I played that.
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WWE SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN
Live out your dreams of being an over-muscled WWE superstar with this unexpectedly brilliant board game. Although only 6 superstars are included, each with its own lovely miniature, the game mechanics so wonderfully suit the theme it's easy to forgive the game's limited options. Lots of daft WWE fun to be had here for fans or otherwise. Always happy to pull this one out for a quick bash.
Players: 2-6 (probably best with 2)
Playtime: 30 minutes, though this varies according to the type of game played

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29fJ4mB
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29ekcXn
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I can see six sections on that box cover, but I can only see five of the guys.
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Giving my kids any creative control of a play has an inevitable result: Lori is Josie's father. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Remember six months ago when your missus joked about you wee lasses not being geeks enough? Just saying 😜
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I'm painting miniatures again! Woot! Also, want to see a picture of me looking like an idiot wearing two pairs of glasses. What to know why I'm doing that? Click through.
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I have become a Warhammer Engineer. :D
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At the very top of Scotland at the best beach ever. Holidays are awesome. +Lindsay Law​
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In the first photo she covered her face with her fist by mistake -- had to retake that shot. :)
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PANDEMIC CONTAGION
Unlike Pandemic (https://goo.gl/67raQh), where you save the world from rampant diseases, Pandemic Contagion has you play the disease. This is a fast little game with simple mechanics that fit the theme well and don't outstay their welcome. A perfect, inexpensive filler between other games, but not a must-have unless you really enjoy Pandemic and are looking for something a little different along the same lines.
Players: 1-5 (best with 5)
Playtime: 30 mins

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2a02USM
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29UzxyQ
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Pandemic Legacy is brilliant. It takes a decent game (Pandemic), and makes it amazing. Currently about a third of the way through the campaign (played it today with +Lindsay Law+Andy Leask, and +Lorelei Law), and have ripped up cards, stuck stickers, read secret files, and had many tense moments trying to save the world from rampant disease. Recommended for all you boardgamers out there. Believe the hype. Play this.
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Yup, that's me. Bot? Testing your keyboard? Obsessed?
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SPACETEAM
You and your team must quickly repair your spaceship before it falls into a black hole! This frantic shouting game with ridiculously slippy cards is a perfect snapshot of gaming awesome. Superfast at just 5 minutes a go, we tend to play three or four times in a row at the end of an evening as it's so much fun. Highly recommended, and also bags of fun for the kids (though we have a NSFS expansion, too -- Not Suitable For Space).
Players: 3-6 (probably best with 6 - up to 9 can play with the expansion)
Playtime: 5 minutes

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29eiwze
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The app version of this game is a lot of fun to! 
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Posting a tiny section of my Empire map to show peeps elsewhere. Nothing more to see here. More news about this baby in a month or so, I imagine.
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Brilliant! Waiting for it like for Holy Grail :)
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I game. I draw. I map. I write.
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I'm an RPG games designer, illustrator, cartographer, and house-dad who games and geeks-out frequently. I'm also Scottish, 6'1" tall, diabetic, can juggle, and adore my wife and two daughters.

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Won Gold ENnie awards for Writing and Cartography, and been involved with many projects winning other awards.
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Summary: A damn good Indian takeaway The Bombay Feast is my local takeaway, and is a very good example of its kind. I've lived all over Edinburgh, and sampled many examples of Indian fare, and this busy outlet has consistently provided some of the best I've tasted. Every time I've visited, the staff have been super friendly, and are quick to prepare my order right in front of me in their always spotless kitchen. Further, as all the food is freshly prepared, if I need to remove an ingredient -- like coriander, for instance; yuck! -- all I need do is ask. So, if you are in the Blackhall area or close by, it's certainly worth giving the Bombay Feast a try if you fancy an Indian meal.
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reviewed a year ago
Summary: A small, uninspiring local chemist that thinks it's still 1981 This chemist receives custom largely because it's the only one in the area, not because it's shining example to all Edinburgh chemists. It's a neat, clean little shop selling exactly what you expect, and has helpful, friendly staff. However, the shop's managers seem to think it's actually 1981: this chemist closes for lunch. Yup, you read that right, it closes for lunch. It's the only shop of its type in Edinburgh that I've ever encountered that does this. And it's annoying. Especially when you pop by in the pouring rain only to discover it's closed for another 45 minutes as the staff watch you from within. Still, when the place is open, it does the job well enough. Note that if you're not local, the parking beside the shop is rather poor, so it's not the easiest chemist to reach in a pinch.
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Public - a year ago
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Summary: Lovely primary school with friendly staff and an adjoining music school. Flora's is a busy council-run primary school serving the Stockbridge and Comely Bank communities from its Victorian facilities and newer extensions. Of note is the attached Edinburgh Music School where gifted children from across the city benefit from a specialist musical programme in addition to their normal curriculum. Also, the school hosts many after-school activities and a sizeable after-school club, so provides significant support for working parents. However, not all is perfect. The class sizes are large, the staff are clearly very busy and, worst of all, the playground is incredibly small given the number of children it serves. But, that aside, it's a happy school with superb staff, and both of my children have really enjoyed their education there over the years. Also of note is the school's very close relationship with nearby Broughton High School, which ensures children transitioning to secondary education are fully supported at all times.
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Summary: Small, cut-out MacDonalds with a drive-through at the back If you like MacDonalds fast food, you're going to get exactly what you expected here, though the surrounding restaurant may be a touch smaller than expected and the staff more apathetic. Highlights include the tiny, kid's soft-play area in the rear of the restaurant, and a drivethrough round the back so you can, obviously, drive through to place an order. At peak times, the drive-through can be quite busy, but the restaurant itself is only rarely full. As MacDonalds go this one is uninspiring, but what else do you really expect?
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Summary: Sizeable Sainsburys stocking everything you need. This is exactly what you expect from a big superstore: all the groceries you need along with clothes, electronics, homeware, mobile phones, fresh pizza, stationary, games, and much more. The staff are variable, ranging from friendly types to those who clearly would rather be anywhere other than working. But, overall, it's still great shopping experience, and a perfect place for the weekly restock. Also, it has a large cafe upstairs, and an Explore Learning Centre if you want to (expensively) drop your kids off for an hour and a half worth of extra education.
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Summary: Lovely example of a Waitrose. Big enough to have everything you could ever require, Comely Bank's Waitose, found just off the edge of Edinburgh's fashionable Stockbridge area, is one of my favourite destinations for the weekly shop. It's spacious, exhaustively stocked, clean, offers free ground coffee to loyalty card holders, has ample customer parking, and rarely has long queues if you shop sensibly. It even has a Lloyd's pharmacy should you have a prescription from your doctor or need some medical advice. Contrary to popular expectation, the prices are reasonable -- certainly no more expensive than most rivals -- and the range of stock, from cheaper ownbrands to exclusive items, is broad. But what seals the deal for me is the ever helpful, always cheery, staff -- it is such a contrast to the sullen examples found in so many other supermarkets. However, be aware this shop does have peak periods. It is sited close to several schools, so can be very busy in the morning, or as the bells ring at the end of the day, so if you enjoy a relaxed shopping experience, avoid these bustling times. Fortunately, at these times extra staff are always ready at the tills, so long queues may form, but they rarely last long.
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Summary: Decent example of a retail park KFC This isn't the biggest restaurant given its marvellously central location in the middle of Blackhall's Craigleith Retail Park, but it's just big enough to cater for all the shoppers, school kids, and random passers that drop in at all hours of the day. The staff are exactly as expected, the cleanliness is always exemplary, even during busy periods, and the food is exactly the same as it is supposed to be. Be aware that if you want to eat in the restaurant rather than take the food away, there are often many, noisy, kids in after the local schools close their doors. But, if you like KFC food, this is the perfect pitstop, especially given the enormous amount of free parking offered by the surrounding retail park.
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