Monthly Archives: February 2011

058 – The Second-Hand Trade

One of the unfortunate consequences of getting into boardgames is spending far too much time in second-hand shops. It’s like watching the Antiques Roadshow – you hear about other people finding dusty old bargains hidden in forgotten corners of Cancer … Continue reading

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057 – The Plague

Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. Sometimes it’s difficult opening my eyes knowing the world will be there to greet me when I do. It’s difficult peeling back the covers; it’s difficult to move my … Continue reading

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056 – The Dragonborn

Every time I write about games here, I’m grabbing at loose straws. It means I don’t have a specific subject planned for the day and inspiration’s failed to strike. I will it to come to me. I take run ups … Continue reading

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055 – The Inexplicable Tide

Religion’s a bit of a sticking point between my wife and I. She’s what I like to call ‘a scientific atheist’. When she declares her godlessness she has the ire of untold thousands of physicists, biologists, chemists and astronomers propelling … Continue reading

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054 – The Cobweb

One-hundred-and-forty characters isn’t a lot of room in which to get your point across. When you’re confined to such a tight limit you start looking for workarounds. You contract and abbreviate, and start skipping words to accommodate for the lack … Continue reading

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053 – The Scuttler

There was a Roman Catholic family who lived next door to us for a while. My mum’s ostensibly Catholic – I don’t know if she ever went to mass and drank the blood of Christ, but she was baptised Catholic … Continue reading

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052 – The Cinema

My favourite director is Joe Dante. You might not know his name, but I bet you know his films. Gremlins, Small Soldiers, Piranha, Innerspace, The ‘Burbs, The Howling, Explorers – the guy has a lot of kick-ass movies under his … Continue reading

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