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RPG a Day: part 3

Continuing with David F. Chapman's RPG a Day. Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here. I've also talked about these at greater length in the latest episode of Improvised Radio Theatre with Dice, a role-playing podcast which you should be listening to.

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3 comments. Tags: rpg a day, rpgs. 1st September 2014

SpringCon 30 August 2014

Yesterday was my first visit to this small quarterly boardgames convention in Watford.

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2 comments. Tags: boardgaming. 31st August 2014

Bookmonth, July 2014

Here's what I've read in July. This entry has been cut, click to read on.

Tags: bookmonth, reading, reviews. 30th August 2014

To Love and Be Wise, Josephine Tey

Classic detective fiction; fourth, roughly, of Tey's novels of Inspector Alan Grant. An unreasonably beautiful young man visiting from America goes to the country to stay with casual acquaintances in a village that's been Discovered by writers and artists, causes social ructions, then disappears. What happened, and was it murder?

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Tags: mystery, reading, reviews. 30th August 2014

The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

First of a projected seven-book fantasy series. In a decaying imperial city, a thief and con-man just wants to be left alone to get on with his business. But people keep interfering.

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1 comment. Tags: fantasy, reading, reviews. 29th August 2014

Red Kites perching

I was watching some magpies squabbling, in a tree half-way down the road, when something amazing happened. Large image follows: cc-by-sa on everything.

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Tags: photography, real life. 28th August 2014

Reading Boardgames Social 26 August 2014

I've missed a few Reading sessions lately (with holidays and such). This time, with just three of us present, we played Dead of Winter.

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Tags: boardgaming, dead of winter. 27th August 2014

The Shooting in the Shop, Simon Brett

Eleventh in Brett's Fethering Mysteries series (amateur sleuthing). A local bric-a-brac shop is burned down, but the body found inside it was shot first. Carole Seddon and Jude investigate again.

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Tags: mystery, reading, reviews. 26th August 2014

Uxbridge Boardgames 24 August 2014

First meeting I've got to for a while, inspired by the bank holiday.

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Tags: boardgaming, dead of winter. 25th August 2014

Mekakucity Actors

2014, 12 episodes: AniDB

Young people with superpowers in modern Tokyo? Well, that seems to be the premise at first. It soon gets much stranger.

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Tags: anime, anime 2014 spring, contemporary, powers, reviews. 24th August 2014

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