What do you mean I haven’t posted in over two months?

Yeah, this.

I’m sorry. I don’t know why really. Maybe lack of interesting things to say to you all. Now I get the joy of writing you up a huge post with EVERYTHING that’s happened in my life. Are you excited? I know I am.

So so much has gone on. Wow. I played Settlers Of Catan for the first time. How awesome is it?…Very. There were seven of us so we joined two boards together. Colour wise we had one person play their settlements and cities right way and one play them on their sides. Surprisingly it wasn’t as confusing as it could have been.Image

Cards wise we split into two teams, myself and everyone on my left used one set. Everyone on my right (I just happened to be sat in the middle) used the other set.

Conclusion: It is amazing, but I never had Wood for Sheep as I wasn’t near any trees.

So what else…

Well, I’ve been car boot raiding again (nothing illegal, I promise) and picked up a couple of cool bits. I bought another Monopoly Set. I don’t need it. I haven’t even played with the other set I bought. I think I was just interested as this is the same edition as my mother has and I grew up playing (although her set has Mr Men stickers and writing on the box *whistles innocently* and much more “loved” cards). It is very nice though. Might be time to admit I have a problem with games….ImageAs I bought an old Kerplunk set as well. This really isn’t worth anything, infact I think I maybe paid to much at £3.50. However the tower bit is much taller than I remember it being and the box is cool. It was a complete pain in the bum to carry home but very worth it.ImageAnd last, but by no means least (and I promise its not another game, I really do) , I managed to pick up, what looks like a brand new hard back copy of THUD! by Terry Pratchett. It made me very happy as Commander Vimes is possibly my favourite fictional character, but being a poor, broke person of the arty persuasion, books are low on my list of monetary priorities. Look at it, its awesome…Image

In other news, I got to play my first proper evil character in DnD. A Dragon-born supposedly names Grugg, which I felt was inappropriate so I renamed her Petunia. The adventure was a short one of my friend Nicks own devise. All the characters were pre-set with certain skills and personalities, but were able to be played as the team saw fit…oh and the only snag was, they all HAD to be evil.

Having never played as Dragon-born before, and having had very little time to properly look over the character sheets (the only action on there I’d seen before was cleave), Petunia did some fairly questionable things, like ripping a Goblins head clean off their body whilst trying to ping them like the Dungeons and Dragons equivalent of an elastic band. Also for the first time, we played without a set board and only had a couple of hand drawing sketches to go on. I felt both these things worked really well, as all of us stopped worrying so much about exactly where the characters were and the pre-set skills they had, and started actually using our imaginations and kind of bringing the characters to life (now I know what really role-playing feels like *wink* ). Anyway’s I get back to playing my super-wolfy shifter tomorrow, and I say super-wolfy as she is essentially another characters pet, also why would I play her as a human like character, they don’t get away with humping table legs (I’ve never made her do this, kinda).

I think I’ll call it quits here though. I have a lot more I could rant on about, also I have some new bits for the shop, but I think I’ll save those for another time.

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Also quickly, I am super super hookeg on Guild Wars II right now. Moved outside my comfort zone a bit and am playing as an Asura Mesmer. Which I must admit is a little strange but fairly awesome. If anyone’s interest in running about and doing stuff with me (which if you’ve made it this far you no doubt won’t be, as my over hyper-ness gets annoying very quickly), I’m sapharie.8423, just make sure to send me a message saying something like D20 blog when you add me so I know what’s going on.

I actually do have to run now, towards the kettle, for a cuppa….toodle pip for now

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Wedding Plans vs Gaming Time

So yes, weddings plans. Something that has occupied much of my time over the past two weeks. At least we have it narrowed down to a city, some folk and our cake topper (yes that is a VERY important detail, almost more important than my dress).

Unfortunately, this has led to very little time for games, once a week DnD is still on, and possibly all that’s going to keep me sane. All I’ve managed to do is shoe-horn about two hours of Minecraft in around everything (even if it meant playing one handed, whilst on the phone).

Crochet has however proved a little easier and I’ve even managed to list a few new dice bags in the Etsy shop. However, the bigger bags and phone cases are sitting pretty in my ‘things I need to list’pile as I’ve not had the time. Also, for the past week I’ve been wanting to attempt this crochet stitch, but haven’t had the time yet. Just think how awesome the bags would be.

 

Kirst x

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Vintage Board Game Finds

Wow, today has been so productive and all round its gone pretty well.  Not only have I finally got a lot of listing photos taken (and a new listing up on Etsy), I started off two new projects and got some awesome new (old) games at the local car boot sale. Just check out how awesome the copy of Risk I stumbled upon is…

A quick google search has lead me to believe its the 1968 edition and was a total steal at £1.50. The art is just amazing and the leather  bound board is in amazing nick.

This ship and the compass are my two favourites.

Lined up next to my other set, its just so much more charming. Yeah ok, I had a set already and didnt need this one, but when I saw it I NEEDED it

I’m now using the board from my new (the old) set as the base for listing photo’s. The colours work really well.

This wasn’t the only awesome thing I got at the boot sale (like the UK version of a yard sale, but where everyone hauls their stuff, in their car boots, to a field somewhere and sells it out their car boots). I got yet another vintage board game, although I didn’t take several photo’s of the other. Its pretty much the same as newer sets, except 1960’s and more charming. 

The last thing we picked up, which I don’t have a photo of, is a Tolkien Bestiary which is in very very good condition. My other half wanted it for monster inspiration, as it wont be long till its his turn to DM again, and he’s always looking for strange and awesome monsters (his owl-bears are bears the size of owls, so in fact bear-owls) to mess with us, his “owl-bears” required serenading. My rendition of Creep has a less than soothing response though.

In other news, I just found out DnD is back on this week. Which means I might just about get through this week at work without yelling profanity at the multiple printers I have to use. Also I’ve just realised you can see my socks in that photo. Bad photos 1: Kirst’s photography skills 0.

Roll Me Perception

Hello all and welcome to my new blog.

So yeah, anyway I’m Kirst. *waves*

I do this and tweet about it here.

I also have a Facebook page, but I’m not on there much. Maybe I should set up a Google + page, I’m just not there yet though.

So, anyways…

I’ve been playing DnD for maybe just under a year now, and its awesome. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner.  It’s great.  I can’t explain it, it just is, trust me. It wasn’t all that long ago I made my first dice bag. It was born from my need of a safe place to store my dice, and some cute scrap fabric I had lying around. I love it.

And on that note, I call this introduction, over

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