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PythonMagus
Croydon NSW
Old man with illusions of grandeur
Interests: War gaming, Arguing with Paul, Eating Cinese Food, Cooking, Programming computers
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After what I am going to serve you on the PWWW, you will never see these are more than a marsh sprite.
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With the heat this week, the sliding fence on my property would not open - a plank had warped so much the gate would no longer slide behind the gate. My first thought was to sell the house. Unfortunately, I'd still be expected to remove my car from the property... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Photos a must at the PWWW
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2019 on Boxing Day jumper at Remembering PRESTAGS
After what I am going to serve you on the PWWW, you will never see these are more than a marsh sprite.
Nice. Mostly chaos in my house with a bare tree and a single wreath. The presepio is up though.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on Advent at Remembering PRESTAGS
Who amongst you would bring a solitaire game to an FMW?
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Constantinople arrived in my mail box a couple of months ago in the traditional large Manila envelope with the "Do Not Bend" label that means "YES"! I was busy with dignity at the time so only had time to read the articles. (Good articles on the Thirty Year War and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
I acknowledge there are some things that this blog may discuss a part from PRESTAGS. Has anyone opened their SPARTAN box since the quiz started? Perhaps the byline should be changed to "Inane ramblings by the decrepit and directionless"
When Hisoshima happens, I can tell you where you PRESTAGS will be. Has Spetz also parked his game counters and his passion for the work of John Michael Young? Perhaps he no longer wish to touch maps and counters.
People who do not have their SPARTAN box next to their computers do not belong in this blog! You can remember something if you have already forgotten it.
That would end the game in my view, but I welcome discussion of other punishments.
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One of the disadvantages of ATG is that you cannot stack the city count in one player's favour (like in EDEE) so it makes for a competitive 2 on 1. Our last two attempts at 2 on 1 stopped early and with some frustration by the players. The Chardonnay swilling,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Where is MI21? Or some other John Michael Young tribute?
Nice terrain
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2019 on Molongolo Gorge at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I have long loved the simplicity of PRESTAGS: learn one - play them all - but have hated the way quality equates to stacking levels. it is so hard for a side to win when stacking levels are against them. Marathon is an exception - while the Greeks have superior... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
We should go there next time Tobias is in Canberra.
John Michael Young must be squirming in his grave over the trivial self-documentation we flood this memory with. We should be doing this on facebook!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2019 on Grilled Cheese on Muffins at Remembering PRESTAGS
One of the few times I have been approached by a woman not selling anything!
Why no egg? Why no bacon? Why to tomato sauce? Why bother getting up in the morning at all?
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2019 on Simple But Effective at Remembering PRESTAGS
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Sitting Python says (while standing), earn your brownie points, verify your clothes fit, choose your 12 best lens to bring, and prepare mentally (for the questions you will ask to probably test your brother). Don't wait until the last minute to ask your boss and partner for Monday off. 52... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I restarted the scenario with my new learnings of what to do and what to avoid. This time I got quite close to a historical result - the Persians were largely driven off and the Western Empire is in shambles. This was not the result of any game balance -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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Painting the nude was always considered the great challenge. Medieval artists preferred St Sebastian whereas from the Enlightenment onwards, girls and women were preferred. In the age of photography, making the art is easy. Escaping the censors is the challenge. I expect you all to enjoy this post censorship photo... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
This was a P500 from GMT: https://www.gmtgames.com/p-624-ancient-civilizations-of-the-inner-sea.aspx. I ordered last year for the March FMW that never happened.