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This has been a good week as far gaming goes thanks to the wonders of spare tax money and a little bit of extra cash from mandatory overtime at work.

Saturday I picked up MM2 and Faiths and Pantheons along with a present for [ profile] taranos.

Sunday [ profile] hamner, [ profile] satharn and I went to Bookmans and after a bit of discussion about the possibility of /maybe/, someday, playing the game I picked up the player's guide for Rifts (I already had the first Atlantis and the Deities and Pantheons supplements from years ago.) Granted, I nearly died in our D&D campaign later that night as my Shadowdancing Rogue found out why it's never a good idea to get too close to a dracolitch, but I /didn't/ die so it's all good....

Monday I hit up Reaper Minis and Iron Winds Metals and picked up 20 minis for only $55 total counting shipping (discontinued minis are a great buy if you can get a hold of them at all!)

Wednesday I was back at Hat's and got a smoking deal on the Rifts GMG because someone had handled it with messy hands and the cover was a little damaged and picked up the England supplement as well. I also got to meet the manager of the Tucson Mall's Game Days as he came in to play L5R with Hat. Nice guy. I did mention I gamed with the "Dice Chicks" which he found amusing.... He wants to see the t-shirts. I wish he ran the Park Place Mall store.... I might actually enter the mall for something other than the movies if he was closer. I also got a sample deck for the new BSG collectible card game that will be coming out next month..... That should be a fun game once I get a chance to figure out the rules.

Today my Reaper order came in (Reaper is out of TX while Iron Winds is out of OH, I figure with ground shipping I'll get the other minis on Monday.) That gives me 13 of the 20 minis I bought. I also read this Pallidium Press release via [ profile] filkertom and decided to pop by Hat's again a pick up a few more Rifts books since I couldn't justify to myself $50 for a art print, but I could justify a few more Rifts books since Hat has said he'll be doing an order on Monday to replace the books I've bought and Kevin would still get some money. (I've met Kevin Siembieda several times at Cons. He's always been a very nice gentleman, unlike so many of the other gaming folks I've met (don't get me started on Gary Gygax) and I would hate to see him loose the Robotech licence even if I'm probably never going to play the game again.)

But all in all it's been a good week and I've gotten a lot of neat stuff for less than $120. I'm definitely happy with this week's purchases.
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April Fool
avilinapaints your car orange.
cibervulffsells your cat on Ebay.
corwinblackwellshaves your head.
dandelionreportTPs your elderly relatives.
gfishtrims your hedge into a replica of the Venus de Milo.
nicodeamossmiles. All the time.
sarahtoalaskabuys you a Russian Bride.
satharnlegally changes your name to MoonBeam Cappa.
syberghosthas a hundred large anchovy pizzas and a diet coke delivered to your door.
taranoseggs your house.
Prank Me
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What type of Fae are you?
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Ganked from [ profile] swordmage...

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"I was chasing ghosts."

Mad Maudlin- Mercedes Lackey
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You scored as Darius. You are Darius. And you rock my socks off. Following in Cyrus' wonderful footsteps, you continued to follow policies of complete religious and cultural tolerance. This way, the diverse peoples you ruled were able to live together under your Achaemenid empire. You did this with good organization, which further increased your success. Your empire was by far the greatest the world had ever seen during the 5th century BC.

To learn more about Darius, click here: Darius






Chandragupta Maurya


Han Wudi


Liu Bang


Wang Mang


Sargon of Akkad


Yu of China


Ashoka Maurya


Alexander the Great






Qin Shihuangdi




What leader of ancient/classical history are you?
created with
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This may have several of my friends quite upset with me, but I think it is a rather humourous take on the Star Wars universe from the point of view of the sceptic.

Stolen from [ profile] syberghost
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What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Going out to eat I know I can make most meals cheaper than I can buy them out, but just not having to cook is enough to have me eating out at least once a week, even when the budget says we really shouldn't.
Literary: Mercedes Lackey She's pure mind candy- No real substance at all. The closest in fact I came to reading young adult. But I have almost every one of her books.
Audiovisual: The History/Discovery channels I watch very little TV, but I'll sometimes turn one of these on for background noise and then get sucked whatever is on.
Musical: Girl Scout camp songs Most are silly and childish (though not all!) but I'll catch myself humming or singing them more times than I want to count!
Celebrity: Deforest Kelly I came the closest I ever have to FanGirl SQUEEE when I met him in an elevator not long before he died. But while I managed not to pester him, I never got an autograph.

Now I tag:-

[ profile] avilina [ profile] cibervulff [ profile] dev3k [ profile] fergiebaby and [ profile] sarahtoalaska

to complete this same Quiz, Its HERE.

I wish!

Mar. 2nd, 2006 11:44 am
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You Should Weigh 165

If you weigh less than this, you either have a fast metabolism or are about to gain weight.
If you weigh more than this, you may be losing a few pounds soon!

Seriously, while this is the weight that most people guess when looking at me in Mundanes (my SCA clothes have enough layers that I look closer to my true weight); I am about 40 pounds heavier than this meme thinks I am and my medications are not likely to allow me to drop more than 10 pounds anytime soon. :grynne:
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Stolen from [ profile] qob

I saw this and imediately thought of you, [ profile] great_cthulhu!
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Grin, This one actually does surprise me a little. I don't tend to play the mage (Isaac excepted) as much as the fighter or psyonic.

Mystic Theurge
40% Combativeness, 40% Sneakiness, 94% Intellect, 55% Spirituality
Brilliant and spiritual! You are a Mystic Theurge!
Score! You have a prestige class. A prestige class can only be taken after you’ve fulfilled certain requirements. This may mean that you’re an exceptionally talented person, but it probably doesn't.
The Mystic Theurge is a combination of a cleric and a mage. They can cast both arcane and divine spells, and are good at both, making them pretty terrifying on the battlefield. They have more raw spellpower than just about any other class.
You're both intelligent and faithful, but not violent or deceitful. I guess that makes you a pretty good person.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 20% on Combativeness

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You scored higher than 52% on Sneakiness

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You scored higher than 94% on Intellect

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You scored higher than 66% on Spirituality
Link: The RPG Class Test written by MFlowers on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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Stolen from [ profile] beadslut

I thought [ profile] angelapwade and [ profile] avilina especially would get a kick out of this for different reasons. Link.
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This is a rather humourous take on all the recent LJ troubles.....
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You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 9 out of 10 correct!
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What Mythical Creature are YOU

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/This/ is a surprise... Not )
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For those of you who were not part of the panicked "Help, the battery's dead!" and subsequent failed attempt at jumping, The van just decided "I have no juice. I'm not going to start. Period." [ profile] hamner was kind enough to come out from clear across town to try to jump her, but to no avail.

Today [ profile] nicodeamos gave me a list of things to try before he and [ profile] domnall came over tommorow at an ungodly hour to try to fix her. One of them was clean the connectors. Which I probably still need to do....but when I was trying to tug off the black connector, having foolishly left my wench set in the house, the light under the hood came back on. Sure enough, she started right up. New battery cables are a /hell/ of a lot cheaper than some of the problems I was seeing and might be something that [ profile] nicodeamos and I can install on our own verus taking the car to Arrows. And this looks to be a hairline break that only disconnects when the cable is at the wrong angle.... Meaning I can get to work tonight on my own.... YAY....
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The Companion
The Faithful Companion - You are the epitome of
loyalty. You're a guardian, a comforter, and a
source of strength to your friend.You can't
help but feel like you are taken for granted
sometimes. Take heart! You are more important
to your friend than you may know!

What Type of Storybook Character Are You?
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I found this via [ profile] cflute and immediatly thought of the Sunday Games group. This is a very Nicole-style review of the Goblet of Fire. Don't click on it if you are offended by slash.
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