The old posts have dropped off a lot lately. Here comes the tidal wave of excuses. Work, painting, gigs, movies, bowling and various other activities have distracted me as of late. But I do have a few things to talk about now in no particular.
Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes Bowl. Flipping heck! The only way to describe this show was SPECTACULAR!!! Yes in CAPS and triple exclamations. Hot Rats, Jimmy Eat World and Biffy Clyro all rocked their support slots hard but the Foos ripped the lid off of it (if the bowl had a lid that is). Seasick Steve, John Paul Jones and a few others join them on stage, and they finish their 3 hour set with Everlong as fireworks explode over head. I would’ve happily paid double for my ticket and still considered it value for money.
I’ve discovered a new game called Thunderstone from AEG. It is possibly one of my favourite new games (its been out for a while, but its new to me). I’ll review this in more detail another time.
Ross Noble at the West End Centre, Aldershot. Well, I never thought I’d get to see Mr Noble in my humble (read vile) hometown. We snapped up tickets as soon as I saw it posted on the Facebook group, and we got in early enough to get front row seats. In typical Ross fashion his introduction of the first act which was supposed to be 10 minutes long, drew out to 40 minutes. But the whole night was fantastic and I was even lucky enough to get a photo with him! Nice.
I am in the process of trying something interesting at my games club. I’ve dug out my Inquisitor rulebook with the intentions of running a story driven campaign. The Inquisitor rule set is actually a really nicely done book, even though it does require a few tweaks to make sense in places.
I won’t be running in its normal setting, I plan on using some of the character templates for players to make their own heroes. Instead of a couple of players using a few models, each player will have one character to control, with their own goals. Again, I’ll elaborate on this a lot more in future posts.
My band, Victorian Whore Dogs, finally got into the studio and we’ve got some recording done! This was quite a task, and excruciatingly hot weather did not help. Hopefully the fruits of our labour will be available for your delectation soon!
Enough prittling and prattling for now.
Hugs and Kisses