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I did not know this 1981 radio drama existed. I'm intrigued how it'll convert about 30 minutes of dialogue into 7 1/2 hours of radio drama (I'm presuming badly, but maybe I'll be wrong). Should be a perfect bit of background noisy when I'm working this evening.
 
File Under: Pleasant things to learn.
"But turning a film known for its spectacular visuals into noncommercial radio wasn't easy. The producers had to create 13 half-hour episodes from a movie that had only about 30 minutes of dialogue."
And here it is: https://archive.org/details/StarWarsRadio
In the 1980s, NPR looked to the film saga to help boost audience numbers. it bought the rights from George Lucas (for $1) and got the original Luke Skywalker. The result was an overwhelming success.
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They're great listens.  And you get some more detail on things not included in the film, but still semi-canonical. 
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Board game chat ahoy! FFG and GW conclude working together. It's been rumbling as a rumour for a while, and now the truth is out there. Better grab those FFG GW games you've been thinking of picking up, whether it be the 40K RPGs, that Talisman expansion, Forbidden Stars, or whatever, they won't be around for much longer.

Here's the full list of game lines concluding:
• Black Crusade
• Blood Bowl: Team Manager
• Chaos in the Old World
• Chaos Marauders
• Dark Heresy
• Dark Heresy Second Edition
• Deathwatch
• Forbidden Stars
• Fury of Dracula
• Only War
• Relic
• Rogue Trader
• Space Hulk: Death Angel
• Talisman
• Warhammer: Diskwars
• Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
• Warhammer: Invasion The Card Game
• Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game
• Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
• All other Fantasy Flight Supply products showing imagery licensed to Games Workshop
Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop Conclude Their Business Relationship
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Talisman 5th Edition in 3... 2... 1...
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LOST PATROL
A squad of scouts is sent to an alien jungle to rescue a crashed dropship, and it all goes wrong. In this simple Games Workshop game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, you play either the scouts or the alien Genestealers, and if you like winning, I suggest playing the latter. Although the game is undoubtedly high quality, one small flaw in the rules makes it effectively impossible to win with the scouts, which is rubbish. However, I fixed that here: http://goo.gl/xTq8Qc. With the fix, I really quite like this game. Without it, avoid like the plague.
Players: 2
Playtime: About 20 minutes

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ctNzrS
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2cCfHJI
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Herein, I lay into Games Workshop's Lost Patrol, a game so broken that it's pretty much impossible to win with one side using the rules as written. Fortunately, I also provide an effective fix, because I kinda dig the game.
'I just don't understand how we could reach the point where we have a game that's so fundemantally broken. How did this happen? What were Ga...
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I shall add it to the list. Let's see if it does happen. :)
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First WFRP session in far too long this evening. Had a ball chasing down plots started several months ago. Good to be back in the saddle, and I'm looking forward to where it all goes next.
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I don't disagree that some sections of 2nd (especially magic) had a rather large change from 1st. But the overall game was still, to my view at least, a development of what came before. 3rd can't claim that. It shares very little of previous editions of WFRP's DNA in its game mechanics. Nevertheless, it did introduce some brilliant ideas. If I were to write a WFRP 4th, I would incorporate much from WFRP 3rd now that I've played it extensively. Equally, there is much I would drop (and much I would expand further).
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I miss the Google City Experts Events I used to go to here in Edinburgh. #GoodTimes +Google Local Guides
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There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination...
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It's +Lindsay Law​'s day off, so she's chooses what we do. Having played Elder Scrolls online for a while, she chose this. To conquering mech-filled alternative 1920's Eastern Europe we go, then! #Scythe
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Happy 50th, Star Trek.
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So, I've fixed the game I reckon is broken and added a bunch of new rules t'boot. Because me. Even drew some little Space Marines to illustrate it for fun (and I've included a full-size version over on the blog). :D

#LostPatrol   #BoardGames   #GamesWorkshop  
As I mentioned in my last post , I like Games Workshop's Lost Patrol , but the rules are broken. So, in classic over-the-top-Andy fashion,...
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Updated, and fixed another typo, too. If you (or anyone else) spot any more, do share. :D
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I just bought the new, upgraded White Dwarf, and it's unexpectedly rather brillo. Loads of new rules for games I own, including Warhammer Quest and Space Hulk; a free model (with rules included for more than one game); and a slew of decent articles that I'm actually enjoying. Even a section on John Blanche, articles about old White Dwarfs, and a letters page for old grognards like me. Surprisingly, it pretty much won me over, and I don't regret buying it in the slightest. May even buy it again next month. WTF?!
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+Andrew Kenrick Totally fair appraisal. :)
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Goblin hunting its next mount. Christ, this thing, for a Scottish spider, was fricking enormous. And moved like the wind. At me. Twice.

Had to go.
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+Jed McClure Nope.
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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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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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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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