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  1. I have offered to be DM for a narrative campaign in a week or so, which is great! The downside is I've never done this before and it's feeling a bit stressy. Any tips on how to run one?


    The plan so far (since yesterday):


    Players: 5

    Number of overall events in campaign 4

    Escalating series of games starting at 250 points and doubling each time to a grand finale of 2000 points.

    Have a flow chart style thing involving missions with these sorts of themes:

    • Patrol
    • Ambush
    • Breakout and regroup
    • Seize or destroy comms tower
    • Hold at all costs
    • Reinforce and destroy
    • Escape the planet

    The potential forces are as follows:

    Chaos: Iron Warriors, Thousand Sons, Death Guard,

    Eldar, Blood Angels, Ravenwing, Imperial Guard, Space Wolves

    Tyranid, Genestealer cults


    I want to start with a chaos/imperial theme and then have a surprise genestealer attack forcing a withdrawl (getting an item to da choppa)


    How do we handle victory/defeat - I want to things to be meaningful so that everyone is striving for the win. Do dead characters stay dead? Do units wiped out skip a game?


    I want to have non character hero's that will start with the 250 game, so like a guardsman similar low ranked unit that will get a buff if they survive each game. The buff would be something like +1 to stats from a list (they would roll a dice to determine).



  2. I think Frozen, when viewed first time is a great film. The problem is that if you have kids, you've watched so many god damn times it loses all meaning. Then you leave the house and the soundtrack is in the car. Then you get to the kids party and it's Frozen themed.


    We really liked Tangled, 'mother knows best' is a very catchy tune.

  3. 9 hours ago, Cras said:


    Ahem...three of us.


    We went full texan - just salt and pepper for the rub, oak for the smoke, and played country music.




    Which shelf did you have it on? I did ribs on the lowest but I think next time I will put them on the middle. 

  4. Kids: 6 and 19 month old:


    • Fish fingers/Fish cakes
    • Mashed potato in various forms 
    • Sausages
    • Quorn chicken bit things
    • Sushi
    • Pasta in any form
    • Scrambled eggs
    • Breakfast for dinner (porridge and stuff) 
    • Home made soup - pan fry 4 decent sized carrots, one suede, one onion, couple garlic cloves, tomato puree, canned chopped tomatoes and then blitz to high heaven
    • Rice and things
    • Noodles and things
    • Cheese on toast
    • Pizzas (home made normally)
    • Roasted X and veggies
    • Boiled Chicken
    • BBQ stuff



  5. Had a couple of games with my daughter yesterday - the first was escape the poxwalkers, where my librarian had to reach an escape hatch or be eaten alive. Close run thing but a good smite roll helped fend back the tide of walking dead.


    The second was a heavy weight one on one slug fest between my redemptor dreadnaught and her daemon prince of nurgle. She beasted me as soon as the prince got in to close combat, having softened me up with a cheeky smite before hand. Luckily I had reduced her wounds that when died, i rolled a 6 to explode and then a 5 on the mortal wounds delivered so we both died in the catastrophic plasma explosion that ensued.


    Thing of beauty it was.

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  6. 4 hours ago, Jonny5 said:

    Which pellets are you using? The hickory ones seem to be the “strongest”, the others all seem very mild. 


    Traegers hickory pellets - what are some better ones to use? Has @Shimmyhill have you combined two different types before?


    The cook was 75c for 3 hours on super smoke - 2 hours at 105c and then up to 185c for the finish.

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