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Yu-Gi-Oh! Decks built thus far out of old collection and some new pulls:

Main Dragon Deck (Blue Sleeves)
Nephew's Deck (White Sleeves)
Blue-Eyes Dragon
Water
Fire
Dark
Exodia
Low Level
Insect
Machine

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Love/hate 12 T.I.M.E Stories Under the Mask *spoiler-tastic*

I played the Ra priest who could lock an automatic success the whole way through and Ger played the soldier dude; Dave played the scribe and changed on one run while Donal played the healer and changed many times.

We scoped out the boat and acquired the transfer device, allowing us to change characters mid-game. There are two characters here but we opted to press on, leaving the boat behind for this run.

I think we went to the streets first, then the military barracks followed by the temple. We scoped out the dyer's market later. A villa was revealed on the map and led to a number of encounters.

Our second run was equally good for revealing more locations but much like the first run we had nowhere near enough time to complete it. We more or less found everything you possibly could and occupied all but one or two vessels (the priestess, the soldier and the other version of the servant girl).

The third and final run was the quickest, at about an hour or less. We chose a slightly less op…

March update

2 exams at start of May, better study for those soon. Course was very good on balance.

Theo almost 5. Will be a nice weekend at end of month.

Currently playing: nothing, no time for vidya. Played a few emulators.

Itzacon soon maybe hopefully. Will probably do Saturday only. Warhammer probably wrapping up soon.

Finally acquired employment, 5 mins from house. That's it!

Got back into Yu-Gi-Oh! cards a bit and the Abridged series a lot. Stopped watching it years ago (2011?) glad to see only 20 episodes have been released since then. What's next, watching Zexal?

Wrestlemania: nice to see Jim Cornette will be presenting part of the HoF and also Kurt Freaking Angle being inducted; might even tune in to the event itself somehow and catch the Goldberg/Shane-AJ/Undertaker/JeriKO matches.

Fleetwood Mac doing farewell tour 2018? Will have to go when and if they're in Dublin.

Love/hate 11 Final Fantasy IX spoilerish

Super fun entry in the series, cutesy look but dark at times story line, probably more so than VIII, X and XII. VII could be pretty dark at times but this one is surprisingly more adult at times. I took a ton more screenshots this time around compared to the FFVIII review.

Plot
Like VIII in that it has a super tight plot in disc one which is superlinear and then it unravels a bit and the pace falls away after that. The war on the Mist continent is done quite well but after going away to the Outer Continent things slow down a bit in some ways. I did not even realise I had advanced into a new disc as it is all one big game on Steam. I’m used to changing the discs after certain epic scenes.
I loved all the characters in the FF games I have played so this is no exception. Zidane is a great main character, cheery and an apparent ladies man, a refreshing change from the others. The supporting cast all mix together well and have their various goals and get a good bit of screen time, though as u…

Brief January post

Warpcon was fine, the one RPG I played was what it was and the game design panel on Saturday was great. I really need to write a game, I think my only block isn't so much the idea or the the writing itself but the need to entertain 3-6 strangers for 3 hours. It would have to be a sufficiently engaging RPG system, sheets and some handouts hopefully with a few good NPCs and a plot that doesn't stink and action that is brief and exciting. Also not too much dice rolling to bypass roleplay and situations. I love investigation and puzzles in games so Call of Cthulhu might be on the menu, or just good old fashioned GURPS.

Cork was even better, I was lucky to have great accommodation and company in the form of the Royce. Much drinking, eating, catching up and watching good TV was had. Torchwood is pretty good (watched 4/5 of the Children series). Hacksaw Ridge was pretty entertaining as a war flick and a good return for Mel.

Trump is an idiot and his cabinet are monstrous. Here's …

2016 retrospective

2016 was actually a good year for me, despite everything that has happened. Lots of running and lifting and plenty of time to focus on what's good. Also started a new college course on a whim in October and it's been working out pretty well so far.

Lots of shocking things - too many stars died this year, the ones that hit me the most were probably AA Gill & Prince recently enough and George Michael and Carrie Fisher at the end. At least David Bowie got his swan song out, what a way to go. Bowie was the big one that got everyone going that and the shite election and Brexit.

Brexit has probably shocked me more and is genuinely history in the making. I obviously didn't want it to happen but I am curious - is it the thing that will re-invigorate the European Union? Will the UK be humbled but continue to truck along it's own path? I have a few friends and family in London and Scotland so I hope it works out well for all of us.

Trump vs. Clinton, worst election ever. Fir…