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  1. "Gaw ber-loimey!" etc Thumbs in braces, knees up and all that.
  2. Ok, all requests have been noted and I'll be sending out the messages as soon as I can.
  3. "How many genders am I holding up, Winston?"
  4. I doubt I'll play 8th at all, for no other reason than I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in anything GW churns out these days. As the editions rumble on I keep seeing folks praising it for streamlining X Y and Z rules to make it all faster and easier. Thing is, though, as the game gets more and more simplified I feel like I wouldn't be getting good value for money from the minis - I'd like them to have a bit more battlefield presence rather than just rolling loads of dice for a couple of turns while shoving them in clumps across the battlefield and then it's all over. It's like spending £100 on a size20 font children's book. Strangely enough, what I am interested in are the much older versions of GW's offerings - Rogue Trader, 2nd Ed 40k and Adeptus Titanicus. Rogue Trader was just slightly before my time but I feel it has a lot more character compared to the current lot. So yeah, it was much more complicated, but 20 minis would give you a decent army. I'm trying to organize a game with one of my pals and his Grey Knights, and in Rogue Trader he has it even better - 6 Terminators is 1500pts. But anyways, a WtF from just before I went on vacation: I was at the post office sorting out my last shipments and all of a sudden this odd couple strides in the door - the guy is slouched over and has a rather bemused look on his face, mouth hanging open as he slinks along behind the girl who is *constantly* blabbering in hushed, low tones. Her voice is like a bee got itself stuck in a gramophone horn and can't really be that bothered about escaping. From what I could make out, she was droning on and on about a relationship being over. Whether it was with Slink or someone else, I dunno, but Slink was hanging on her every word and saying nothing in return. Apologies for the lack of punctuation and spacing, but this is exactly what it sounded like: "That'sitit'soverbetweenusitsallovertheresnogoingbackIcantdothisanymoreI'vehadenoughmuttermumblemumbleandthedrugsandnomoreofthatmuttermumblemumblebeingdrunkallthetimewiththedrugsmuttermumble." The gal at the post office counter and I share a look - we have no idea what the hell is going on, but we try not to laugh - it's just surreal. She keeps droning, relentlessly. Slink just stares, slack-jawed, nodding dutifully when he thinks it's appropriate. Now, they're apparently there to visit the Subway sandwich bar, which shares the building with the Post Office (the place is a BP gas station, but the shop is owned by Spar Supermarkets with an installed branch of Royal Mail - the same staff man the shop, take care of gas station customers, and man the post office when they need to. The Subway, however, has its own staff.) Mumbles starts ordering something but was very vague with her requirements, so the gal manning the counter has to list through all the available sandwich options. "Do you want cheese?" she asks, while Mumbles keeps droning on to Slink about this terminal relationship, "Olives? Lettuce? Chilli sauce? Thousand Island dressing? Chipotle? Mushrooms? A Drink? Large? A packet of crisps for an extra 30p? A cookie? A brownie?" Mumbles does reply, quickly swinging her head from left to right as she addresses Subway gal and Slink in turn, barely stopping to breathe as she alternates between the two conversations. Turns out she really doesn't want much at all: "It'soverbetweenusI'mnotdoingthisanymore -nothankyou- that'sitmuttermumbleI'mnevergoingback -nothankyou- sinceallthedrugsmuttermumblemumble -nothankyou- mumblemumblejustdrinkingallthetime -nothankyou- muttermumblesoitsdefinitelyover -nothankyou- mumblemumbleI'mtellingyouthat'sitnomore -nothankyou- muttermumble -nothankyou." Subway gal tallies up the order after finally assembling Mumbles' 6inch sub, "That's £5.30, please" "I already gave you it." replies Mumbles, abruptly, now speaking in sentences. "No, you didn't." "Yeah, I did." "No, you didn't - that's £5.30 please." "I don't have any money" Mumbles reveals. She immediately turns to Slink saying, "Givemesomemoney.". Slink shrugs. Mumbles turns back to Subway gal, says "Sorry," then about turns and marches out the door with Slink in tow. Post Office gal says, "I am so glad my shift is ending..."
  5. I fire up World of Tanks for the first time in a few weeks and I see they're shilling a tank from another game; Valkyria Chronicles. Costs 19,000 gold to get this tank. By the looks of it, that's over £50 I'd have to spend to get it. Fucking hell, I'd have reservations over spending £50 on an entire *game* never mind a new skin with higher numbers. 0_o
  6. Spotted a sad WtF today... I was driving home and when stopped at the traffic lights on a busy junction, I look to my right and see a woman driving a BMW 3-series with what I assume was her daughter in the passenger seat. The lights are just starting to turn green for her lanes and she gets ready to pull away. Unfortunately, she fucked up and stalled. I could see what she did wrong, too - she put down too much gas and disengaged the clutch far too quickly, resulting in the tyres giving a brief screech and the whole car abruptly lurched forwards before shutting off. "Whoops!" I think, "Just calm down a bit and you'll be fine." Her car rolls back slightly before she tries again, to the alarm of the guy immediately behind her in the queue. She then stalls again in the exact same manner - car lurching forward and shutting off. I'm thinking, "Wow. Ok... 0_o" She rolls back and tries again. Again, she stalls in the exact same manner. By this point, her daughter has her hand up, covering her face to save any embarrassment. I watch her try again and again, all with the same result, and she never manages to get much further than half a car-length over the line. 6 times she does this, rolling back slightly before the car pounces at the line, until the lights turn red again and she's forced to take a breather. At least the folks behind her were quite forgiving - none of hem beeped. Now, I know the insurance for a BMW is pretty darn high, and if that was a typical example of her driving capabilities, I'd hate too see what her payments must be like. I couldn't help but feel that, perhaps, that type of car just isn't for her.
  7. And that's the list updated! New Highlanders included. I put your name next to the Riot Grrl, but which Moderator did you want in particular? I got the male one, anyways.
  8. Ok, i reckon all the above can be done! I've been shipping a lot today, but progress has been slow due to having Shae-Konnit Dog at work :/ Looks like i'll need to put in some homework to update the list, and store stock. Aside from that, I've got prices on the components of Highlanders N3: Volunteer Medic £4.50 Volunteer + rifle (male) £5 Volunteer + rifle (fem) £5 9th Wulver + T2 rifle £5.50 Grey + T2 rifle £5 Mormaer + T2 rifle £6 Some of these have been claimed in advance, so I'll post the remainder plus a full box's worth on the list!
  9. Right, now that I'm back at work it's time to put an end to all this Commie Talk about democracy! While away on vacation in Mallorca (Spanish island), we saw some incredible sights - walking down a street one morning we spotted a family parked firmly at a table at Murphy's Irish Pub. A couple of hours later we pass the same family again, this time firmly parked across the street... in O'Hara's Irish Pub. It's incredibly how many folks will travel to places like this, then immediately seek out a British store that does Bisto gravy, HP sauce etc (we spotted such a store - just round the corner from Murphy's), then barricade themselves in their hotel room and only slink out to go to Irish theme pubs or ones that have TVs with continuous loops of Only Fools and Horses. Another WtF was when we were out at a restaurant one night and got a taxi back. On the journey we could hear the radio chatter with folks calling for taxis. Control are doing their best to speak 3 languages at once. We hear this English woman call up asking for Michael. "Hallow, we're looking for Michael." (Moi-kal) "You want taxi for Michael?" replies Control "We want Michael." "Sorry, who is Michael?" "He picked us ap last night - Michael!" "I don't know A Michael! We have too many Michaels!" Us, the taxi driver - we all burst out laughing. Then driver says, "Yes, that one Michael for whole island!" Talking to the driver, he says he came to Mallorca from the Spanish mainland and since arriving he gets calls like that all the time. The worst are when people ask him to take them back to their villa and he asks, "Ok, what street is that?" "Uhm..." they reply, "I don't know."
  10. Ok, vacation is over and it's back to work! I'll get through the PMs, update the list and take care of requests as soon as I can.
  11. I've played DnD 5th once a few months back. I wasn't that impressed with it. I've played board games that were more immersive. I do prefer games that don't have a "class" system as such, where you can spend XP as you see fit depending on the situation or character development. That's usually how I run my games; over the course of the story the characters may end up very different from how they started, as a result of their experiences.
  12. I sold Wild West but I'm glad I kept W:tA. I forgot I did also have Shapechangers of the East, but I am kinda glad I sold that one. It's one of those games I intend to play at some point, along with Wraith: The Oblivion. Ironically, Vamp: The Masq is the one I have the most sourcebooks/clanbooks for but it's also the one I have the least inclination to play. Overall, I can't be bothered with the court politics etc, so if I ever did run it it would likely be something like Vampire: A Mafia Story. Or maybe one day I'll actually study the court proceedings etc. Shit, it's not as if I don't have enough games I intend to play :/
  13. Hi and thanks for checking out my topic! I'll need to see about the Acon. Regulars, I think I should be able to provide them but I need to check the pile of Akali Hackers to see if it's getting too big. CommTech is certainly possible! Will be another week before I can action this, though. Excellent, glad to hear it! Finally sorted! In other news I'll be off on vacation all of next week (as advertised on the front page of SKG) so I won't be able to action anything until I return. I might be able to send messages etc while I'm away, but I won't know until we get there. There is a good chance i'll be in a comms blackspot, however. The new releases are up for pre-order on SKG though, so I can still gather the numbers and order everything when I return! http://www.shaekonnitgames.com/
  14. I've had a hankering for some older RTS games lately, where you just keep building as much shit as you like and don't need to hold any god-damn points! To that end, I reinstalled Command & Conquer 3. It took a bit of getting used to after Dawn of War and the likes, but I'm really enjoying it. It's great to use all the old tactics again, like stealing enemy buildings and having vehicles than can actually run over enemy infantry. One I wouldn't mind trying again is Universe At War; Earth Assault. Back when it first appeared I managed to complete the first chapter of the single player campaign before it crashed and erased all my progress. After that it was a year or so before I bothered to try it again, and by that point I had to reinstall but it wouldn't launch :/
  15. I'm hoping this shall be remedied when we eventually get a sectorial that gives Zhanshi a link team!