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Prog / Re: Prog 1883 Severe Head Trauma
« on: 28 May, 2014, 01:43:06 PM »
What a great start to the new Dredd story. Can't wait to see how this one pans out.

Other Reviews / Re: 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2014
« on: 28 May, 2014, 06:48:48 AM »
Is this coming to digital or do I need to hunt down a paper copy?

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 26 May, 2014, 07:11:14 AM »
Cool!  Timothy - is that tin reasonably robust, and roughly how big is it?  Where did you get yours from, Otter, and roughly how much?

I'm afraid I can't help there; it's the iOS version that I play. Cheaper and easier to set up. From what I've heard though the tin's pretty good.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 25 May, 2014, 09:31:46 PM »
Forbidden Island

I have this in the post on the way to me. Your thoughts?

I think it's a great game. It can be very hard on the higher difficulties, but it's a fun game, and one which kids can pick up very easily.

Games / Re: Marvel Dice Masters - X Men vs Avengers
« on: 22 May, 2014, 09:53:57 PM »
Hmmm. Comics theme = good. Dice = bad in my book. My euro stylee tastes don't favour the randomness they bring. If I lose, which I usually do, I like to blame myself rather than the roll of the dice. Still, I may be wrong and will await your report with interest.

Prog / Re: Prog 1882 - Chop Chop!
« on: 21 May, 2014, 09:19:17 AM »
I've only recently started reading the prog again, after a gap of some years. Given limited space in the house I've gone digital, which is usually fine. This week though, I'm unable to appreciate that wraparound cover on my idevice. Stupid bloody technology.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 20 May, 2014, 04:56:21 PM »
...it's quite expensive and I don't think I'd get much opportunity to play it.

That's always the equation alright: I don't mind taking a punt on something cheap with the possibility that I won't get to play it more than once, but when you're looking at the higher price stuff I need to know that I'm going to be playing it at least several times a year, for a few years at least.  Otherwise it just becomes embarrassing, a big box sitting there on the shelf reminding you of your foolishness.

That said, on Saturday I saw copies of Carcassonne and Catan in a regular toy shop  - I've heard of such things in other lands, but never here.  Got to be good news, set against the tide of tablet-and-phone-based games.
I find that tablet and phone games have really boosted my interest in boardgaming. There are some great conversions out there at a fraction of the price of their cardboard equivalents. I've often used ios conversions to test the water with an unknown game before buying the "proper" set for the family.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 17 May, 2014, 11:13:25 PM »
Hearthstone is taking over my life at the moment. The daily challenges and the arena mean that I've little time for my other board game loves of agricola and carcassonne.

Prog / Re: Prog 1882 - Chop Chop!
« on: 17 May, 2014, 03:23:52 PM »
I hope that giant washed his hands after last week's shenanigans.

Classifieds / Re: Large 2000ad stash plus extra bits
« on: 09 September, 2013, 03:28:45 PM »
Happy reading! I picked up Mazeworld on your reccommendation today and shall get stuck into that tonight.

Classifieds / Re: Large 2000ad stash plus extra bits
« on: 13 August, 2013, 10:02:55 AM »
Drum roll please......

Sorry for the delay in posting - I wanted to leave it as late as possible and then I got drunk and fell asleep.
For being a knight in shining armour to a stranded lady, and for his enthusiastic excitement too, the winner is

Thanks all. Dodsy, I'll send you a pm later today.

Classifieds / Large 2000ad stash plus extra bits
« on: 24 July, 2013, 03:18:15 PM »
Adult family life has finally caught up with me and I've found/been told that there's no room for all my old comics and my sons really aren't interested. As a consequence I've got a lot to get rid of.

This is the list -
2000ad progs 356 to 947 (374, 506 and 519 missing)
A bundle of sci-fi and winter specials covering the same period
Crisis 1 to 59 (57 missing)
Deadline 1 to 67 (19 and 23 missing)
Revolver - all including Romance and Halloween specials

These are the rules -
1. This is a job lot; I'm not splitting.
2. Winner must collect. I'm Leeds based.
3. I've really enjoyed these comics and I want someone else to too. Because of this I do not want any money Instead, what I want is for the lot to go to someone nice.
4. Post on here why you should get the comics. Please do not email me as it's only fair that anyone else interested sees what they're up against.
5. Niceness might be demonstrated by a good story, an offer to donate an amount to charity (the more the charity appeals to me the more likely it is to sway me), something that makes me laugh, anything really. I reserve the right to be capricious.
6.I'll decide the winner on Monday 12th of August and post on here.

Good luck.

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