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  1. Professor Rob

    Gemini Man

    I thought this thread was going to be about the 70s invisible man series starring Ben Murphy, so I’m somewhat disappointed.
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    What are you playing?

    We failed both attempts at May. It was a while ago, and for one reason and another, we haven't managed to get our regular participants back together to tackle June. Hopefully should manage to in the next few weeks. Looks like tons of stuff gets added at the beginning of June, so I'm looking forward to it.
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    Line of Duty (BBC)

    Definately. Edit: Damn you, bingoinferno.
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    What are you playing?

    It can depend on which of the minigames you play; some are much better than others. We've had some great times playing Fibbage, which is simply an online version of Balderdash. A lot of the others are somewhat forgettable.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    That's my drive home sorted.
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    How can you tell if you've got a counterfeit copy of Terraforming Mars? I'll get me coat.
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    They should make the recessed player boards available separately at retail. The game should have included them in the first place.
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    James Ernest has compiled all of the Cheapass games into one mammoth book: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cheapassgames/cheapass-games-in-black-and-white?ref=discovery&term=cheapass I’d have quite liked the hardback, but couldn’t really justify the cost, so I’ve gone for the e-book version.
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    Line of Duty (BBC)

    Edit: never mind.
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    The Beer Thread

    Favourites (at the moment, at least, and in no particular order): Rodenbach Grand Cru Alaskan Smoked Porter Timothy Taylor's Landlord Young's Waggledance Duyck Jenlain Pete's Wicked Summer Brew Duvel Budvar
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    Line of Duty (BBC)

    Yes, it’s definitely worth sticking with.
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    Line of Duty (BBC)

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    Bargain buys for everyone.

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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    As per this thread on BGG, Raiders of the North Sea and Shipwrights of the North Sea are £16.99 each at 365 Games: https://www.365games.co.uk/strategy-board-games/explorers-of-the-north-sea https://www.365games.co.uk/strategy-board-games/shipwrights-of-the-north-sea
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    Settlers of Catan

    Amazon are taking steps to reduce the number of counterfeit goods sold via their marketplace to zero: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/amazon-project-zero Like you, I tend to use dedicated games retailers (and I'll add Chaos Cards to your list), but I do use Amazon when decent games come up at unmissable prices. I haven't yet had a counterfeit copy of anything, as far as I can tell, but reading the threads on BGG, it does appear to be a growing problem (at last in the US).
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    What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

    Now You See Me.
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    Recommend Me A Whisky

    Cardhu's a decent one to try if you're just starting out, and the Gold Reserve bottling tends to always be on offer in one supermarket or another – usually about £25 (down from £42).
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    Nice one. I had planned on popping in on Saturday but didn't get chance in the end. Cheating Moth's not a bad little game – I got it (well, Mogel Motte) from a charity shop a while back.
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    Games Exchange

    Snowdonia please.
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    General chatter - discuss anything here

    Ooh - for some reason I thought it was later on in the year. I’d be up for it.
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    The Kickstarter Group Thread

    The Kickstarter for Aftershock, Alan Moon's new game being published by Stronghold, has been cancelled, and seems to have been a bit of a disaster. First off, it was brought to their attention that there's already another game called Aftershock, an educational game used to raise awareness of the humanitarian crises that invariably follow natural disasters. That's fair enough, but Stronghold started blocking anyone on Twitter who pointed this out to them, no matter how reasonably and politely they did so. Then people started grumbling about the eye-watering shipping to costs to anywhere outside of the US, and then to add that, the "deluxe" version components were considered a bit of a rip-off. Shipping: Some of those prices are astonishing. BGG threads: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2140791/aftershock-live-kickstarter/page/1 https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2141048/aftershock-name-confusion/page/1 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/strongholdgames/aftershock-deluxe-edition
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    Scary stories to tell in the dark

    Looks Creepshow-y.
  23. Professor Rob

    Netflix - Releases & Recommendations

    I was a fan when it first came out, but it's very much of its time. Being 28 at the time, I probably appreciated it more than would a six-year old. It was only later that I found out that he'd stolen his entire act from Bill Hicks. Shameful.
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