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05 February 2012 @ 02:48 pm

So, here are some things I am thinking of doing.

You may recall that some months ago I was wondering if people would be interested in coming to a repeat of my Cthulhu and Archaeology talk. I was thinking of booking a room, say the upstairs room of the Emperor pub on Hills Rd, and doing it. There might be a tip/"suggested donation" jar. I think people might enjoy it.

Similarly, I have decided to write up that talk and send it off to Public Archaeology which I promised to do in ... erm ... 2007 or so.

Speaking of which, I have another talk at Treadwell's coming up in late April. Watch this space for more information.

I continue to work on the Trash Bash, and have found an awesome container to be my starting piece. Photos to follow.

I continue to look for jobs. It is hard to define what I'm good at, beyond 'being clever'.

I continue to paint Vikings, even though I know that at the moment there is just no way to justify spending £25 on a set of rules I'm hardly likely to use often. Not even counting the special dice.

I am pondering the idea of starting some kind of regular tabletop gaming club, though -- there used to be one in Cambridge, but if they still exist I have not heard from them. I feel like having a scheduled thing would motivate me to be more disciplined about stuff, and also pooling resources would make me not feel like if I want to play a new game I'm likely to have to paint up all the figures and make all the terrain. Alternatively, I could look at the games shop. The thing is that I don't play commercial games like Warmachine or Malifaux or whatever, so it would hardly be bringing them extra business. Mind you, I suppose I do buy paints and brushes and things there. And I have some Malifaux figures. There's nothing stopping me playing it.

That went on longer than I thought it would.
JenM: Pandorabadgersandjam on February 5th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
You might want to contact the CUTT folk; they probably have tt sessions as well.

And I hear you re: jobs. I actually found myself at the Job Centre saying apologetically, "Apart from the PhD, I don't actually have any qualifications."
Jon Leawhollyrandom on February 5th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Talk: yes.
Treadwells talk: interesting.
Regular gaming club: go for it!
Possibility of going to Inner Sanctum: also interesting, particularly if we can co-ordinate.
Jon Leawhollyrandom on February 5th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
... would buy Malifaux figures on minimal provocation.
Tedmerovingian on February 7th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
I never thought I'd get into miniatures gaming (as I'm sure you'll recall) but I have gone FULL CRAZY WHOLE HOG into Malifaux with kind of a psychotically scary obsession.

(Megan got me into it and now I am hooked.)

What Masters do you have?
Jamesjholloway on February 7th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
I haven't read the rules, so I'm not exactly sure what a Master is, although I assume it's sort of like a warcaster in Warmachine. In which case I think the only one I have is the old lady with the voodoo dolls (Zoraida?) -- I got the box with her, her swamp monster, and some fishmen for my birthday, as well as the big evil teddy bear.
Tedmerovingian on February 7th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I don't know Warmachine at all. Malifaux is the only wargaming miniatures game I've ever played or even watched much.

Masters are kind of the central figure of each Crew. They're usually the most powerful figures on the board, but also they sort of determine what other figures you can hire and what the overall play for a Crew is going to be like.

Zoraida is super fun, yeah! She's fascinating and powerful and a creepy swamp witch. And she has the most flexible hiring abilities - she can hire any Neverborn and work well with them, and she can also hire anyone else who is low-willpower from any faction.