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  1. Hmm, I shall investigate that! Likewise any more game suggestions to my (very niche!) set of circumstances are most welcome! As is anyone who might wanna buy Carcassonne Big Box off me
  2. As an update to this thread (more for my own reference!) I ended up plumping for Kingdomino as a new which has thankfully gone down extremely well. In fact a little too well, she's beaten me in all 3 games we've played She really didn't like Betrayal at House on the Hill though for whatever reason. I think I've narrowed down a little more why - basically any game over 45 minutes and I've lost her. Carccassone she struggled with because she didn't enjoy the theme or the prettyness of it all (which is half of the pleasure imo). So next games I want to try on her are Patchwork and maybe Azul (although the latter is quite pricey and also a bit concerned it's too similar to Patchwork?). I have also heard good things about the Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle which might be another potential.
  3. Jamin


    After a two month hiatus because LIFE, our group got back in the groove this Thursday with a semi-epic 3 hour session. No spoilers, but a main-story leading villain was put to the sword, and it felt goooood. Every room in the dungeon was crawling with Cultists, who did their unpleasant "spawn an Living Bones" ability, at least half the time. We are wise to them a little now, and immediately prioritised them above the rest of the mobs. One of our party is pretty super powerful at this point, and was giving out much of the hurt having nearly reached Level 8. Apparently just by sods law but his retirement requirements just haven't come around yet. Towards the end of the missions I expertly (or riskily, depending on who you listened to ) left my three fellow heroes to finish the rapidly dwindling boss off, popping my flying ability and YOLO'd into an adjacent room to smash and grab the sweet sweet chest therein. Last turn chest swag! Love that you can go off and do stuff like this. I got an excellent cursed axe for my troubles, which probably doesn't fit with my playstyle tbh (again, no spoilers, but my character is insect-borne), so I might flog it when I'm back in town and upgrade a card with a +1 instead. Such a great game, never known a co-op game like this 'grab' you so much as this one does. It was calculated that our party, who started back in November, and usually play every week/fortnight, have now completed 18 scenarios. We estimated we're only about a 1/4 of the way through (taking into account quests that get left behind due to choices). Crazy amounts of gameplay, even with the price tag! And that's without mentioning the incoming expansion...
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    No Man's Sky

    So would it be a case of just finding a habitable building, then reconstructing a base computer (I assume?), and then claiming it? Happy to guinea pig it, though my old base will literally gift me back the 4 planks of wood I built at the time anyway so I have nothing to lose In terms of combat btw, which weapon do you guys favour? I'm using the javelin at the moment, with a few mods, which is great at one-shotting the lowest level sentinals as long as they haven't registered my presence but my non-upgraded scatter blaster seems better at one shotting the whispering egg creatures so I haven't found anything consistent. Also nothing I have seems adept at killing sentinels at wanted level 3 or above... Also in terms of jetpack upgrades, if, like me, you've stupidly not alligned all the upgrades next to each other for sweet sweet stacking bonuses, is it worth deconstructing and reconstructing them together? I guess this Q applies to all upgrades, I'm unsure how valuable the boost is.
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    No Man's Sky

    A couple of noobish questions: - I set up "base" (by that I mean I built a computer and 3/4 of a room, then left ) on another planet in my home solar system, but the planet itself wasn't great at all. I'm now about 4 warps down the road and I'd like to move base to an awesome new planet that I found last night. How do I do this? I see people mentioning hydroponics, wormholes, teleports, frigates and freighters and I haven't encountered or have access to any of these. In the main story I'm just up to meeting an alien and his pilot in an anamoly who have asked I come back in 2 hours. Does this stuff open up to me naturally, then I can move base, or can I technically do it now? If so, how? In animal news I encountered an amazing mega-wolf like creature last night which really made me think of Sif from Dark Souls. The way he moved and held himself was uncannily Sif-like. He even started pouncing and killing these little bouncing crab dudes, much how he attacks in Dark Souls. Will get pics tonight.
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    No Man's Sky

    I rebought this last Sunday. So far I've put in 14 hours, absolutely insane for me, it's really got its hooks in. Really enjoying it, I just upgraded to a mega 23 slot A-grade multi-tool (from my 8 slot B-grade one) and it feels good man. I've around 5 hours away from surpassing my day one save which I apparently got up to 19 hours on. Last night I kept encountering the same annoying bug involving Sentinels where the "wanted" level would randomly shoot up to 5* once the mission is completed (i.e. once you've bust through the door, or once you've raided a facility). Then it became a race to find a save point before getting murderised and having to reload your save to then remove the fake wanted level. Anyone else had this? Jus strange it only started happening last night, on three separate occasions. I do appreciate the changes they've made regards to suit slot upgrades - specifically the myriad of things you need to unlock one. Makes it find like a proper mission. I always keep a spare antimatter with me just solely for pod discovery. One big annoyance is that I came across two different pods on the same world (one I stumbled across, one I used data to find) but neither remained on my map despite me tagging both. I refound one by sheer chance but the other is lost forever, which is bloody annoying when it costs a shit load to buy those specific pod data nodes. Anyone know how I could have prevented this from happening? I've noticed sometimes "tagged" locations will just disappear even in the time it takes to turn around and get in your ship.
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    Sauerkraut and other fermented food

    Cheers, that vid looks very useful so I might go for that. I've universally read that kimchi smells pretty bad during the fermentation stage? I guess sticking it in a cupboard or the like might fix it.
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    Sauerkraut and other fermented food

    I've always been tempted to make some kimchi - was thinking of following this guide - does this look decent enough? And current rllmuk kimchi makes - how do you get around the smell issues?
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    Alien: Isolation

    @Keiths_Dad stick with it. The game opens up very soon. It is a single-player masterpiece in my opinion, I really enjoyed it on standard difficulty, then replayed and fell in love with it on Nightmare difficulty.
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    World Cup 2018 Sweepstake!

    Y'all should have your winnings, cheers for taking part and see yas all in a couple of years for the Euros
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    World Cup 2018 Sweepstake!

    Congrats to Joffy! Commiserations to Steely. First post all updated, will send PMs out to the last few folks tonight.
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    Where to buy blue drink?

    What about Blue WKD? Every supermarket sells it.
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    Nintendo DS Appreciation Thread

    This weekend I picked up Phantom Hourglass, Elite Beat Agents, Professor Layton: Spectre's Call and Sonic Rush. Not played any of 'em before. All set for holibobs. P.S. Has anyone played Phantom Hourglass with the d-pad control hack? Is it easy to do/worth it? I popped in PH last night to check it worked and have a strong feeling the stylus controls might do my head in.
  14. ^ 100% this. My gf who usually doesn't dig documentary style things is absolutely obsessed with it, we binged 4 episodes in between World Cup matches yesterday.
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    World Cup 2018 Sweepstake!

    Winners! It's The Taking Part That Counts Biggest Loss in the Group Stages: £10 (£5 each to Saudi Arabia - @carlospie, Panama - @Rocafella) Definitely Not England First team to win a penalty shoot-out: £10 (Russia, @Theholyhogg) That's all the bonus prizes claimed, just awards for 1st / 2nd / 3rd and the golden boot winner left! Will send out all prizes after the Final, for ease of adminness.

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