Category: Celebrations

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Free RPG Day with Whitehack

Whitehack proved to be quite an entertaining choice of game to run for Free RPG Day. Really, it provided a framework primarily for my GM style of largely ignoring the rules and forgetting the dice. However, what aspects of the game I did use ran well for me. I like the positive and negative rolls.…
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June 23, 2014 0

Diet, Willpower and Achievement

This weekend my weight dipped down to 11 stone 13 lbs. Admittedly I weighed myself in the morning, after exercising and before breakfast. I almost definitely weighed more by the end of the morning. However, I have always weighed myself at this sort of point in the week/day, so I do aim for consistency. Having…
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January 9, 2012 0

Booked Up

Christmas provides a wealth of reading material this year, as ever. I actually like a good book, so it helps. I got a book of 20th century poetry, an almanac of historic customs, a book on Chris Morris, and one on horrible jobs through history. All excellent stuff, now piled by my bed, with a…
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December 25, 2010 0

Same Difference

Once a year, my house gets invaded. I understand this might be the last time it happens. My wife likes to keep in touch with her friends. She has friends with a common interest, and they get invited round once a year for chin-wagging, story-swapping, drinks, food and fun. In this same timeframe, the kids…
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October 23, 2010 0

Tapas and Tribulations

Sometimes you have to wonder how the heck life gets quite as strange as it does. On Saturday, we had a tapas party with friends. Everyone brings round something appropriately nibbly (and some beer), and by early evening we have a table growning with goodies. Simple. Very little organisation or cooking involved, but enough to…
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September 25, 2008 0

Which Will You Be?

When I was 12 years old, I had already played ‘Warlock of Firetop Mountain‘ and the other first half dozen Fighting Fantasy books. A year later I would be clutching the purplish box of ‘Middle Earth Role Playing‘ having thoroughly enjoyed several months of D&Ding at school. In that moment, in 1984, I discovered something…
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August 5, 2008 0

A Cereal in 111 Parts

Congratulations to Kellogg’s Cornflakes on their 111th birthday. I love days like this, because they give me the opportunity to learn something new. I mean, I didn’t know that while John Kellogg created the cornflake, it was his brother, William, who added sugar to them and marketed them as a breakfast food. John and William…
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March 7, 2008 0