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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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I’m starting a multi-player game of this in the club in a couple of weeks. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Fixed the images thanks
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2019 on What is it with watches? at Remembering PRESTAGS
This is the last time I comment on a post on watches that have no hexes. Basta!
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No maps! No hexes! No counters or the week, or counters of any kind! Just fading memories and half forgotten glories. I imagine the time when we are sitting in the warm chair of the retirement village rocking back and forwards saying "I really must go and get those games... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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Spetz' last post has me thinking. I throw out obsolete stuff with great abandon. However, I do not believe I have ever thrown out a watch. As John Michael Young would say: ' the great thing about Napoleon at Waterloo is that you can set it up in 10 minutes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
More pathetic backdrops for your photos. It was as if John Michael Young never lived! All my old calculators are long gone. As is my Encyclopaedia Britannica, which Margo periodically reminds me costed $1000. I do have some old watches though...
Troglodyte! If the watch is so good, why have sooo many in your sock drawers. Why own a car in Sydney when you could own a 4wd monster that can deal with all terrain? Because you do not need it! It represents waste of resource better spent on GAS and MKATs! I acknowledge that when the Chinese invade to give us progressive communist government, I will be borrowing one of your G-Shocks to take to the hill;s, and leave my elegant, Teenies tech, in a safe house. But that is a while off yet. And the background on these photos is pathetic!
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It does not even tell time! (https://www.prestags.com/2019/06/fabulous-1980s-tech.html) This is a watch! I sometimes wonder that if the Amish did not exist, Spetz would found them, with 1980's tech (enough to have Empire playing on a Mac Classic) and 1950's theology (only Catholics need apply). Just because the tech is old,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
If the Amish did not exist, you would found them on 1980s technology and 1950s theology. No Tamagotchi's need apply.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2019 on Fabulous 1980s Tech at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I undertook a New Year's Resolution to write in this blog once a week. My resolution is clearly in tatters, but am I a quitter? If I fail, do I throw my hands in the air and curl into a ball? No!!! That is for the likes of Puti and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I am having a Roman Total War revival this Autumn (with the astonishing lack of turns, including from friends who surrender early in ATG, like on the first turn!) Playing on Very Hard makes it a challenging game. I am enjoying my Phalanxes again as they just push everything else... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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When John Michael Young heard with words of Simon and Garfunkel, did he realise that he to was writing games that no one ever plays. PRESTAGS are great, but if the site that rejoices in its greatness, goes for years without an AAR, or even showing a set up game,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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Whenever one of us falls on their sword, they must suggestion specifically how the next game will differ from the last. Which options will you change? Why? Do you expect it to make it harder or easier for the AI? You must also specify how hard you want the AI... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I realise I need this. I hope you do to: It is time We need to discuss conspiracy theories Spetz missed the most important discussion in the last weekend We need to share more single malt! We deserve to have some fun We have becoming less free The coming recession... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Worked it out! This blog is as dead as a Dodo
Toggle Commented May 31, 2019 on PRESTAGS Quiz at Remembering PRESTAGS
Hmmm. Not sure: 1) It is not a Passenger Pigeon (but as that label is in the case too, the title of the case must be "Extinct Vertebrates") 2) There is a pretty woman standing next to you wearing a white shirt with thin, blue, horizontal stripes and a long, thin strapped handbag: #FAKENEWSS
Toggle Commented May 28, 2019 on PRESTAGS Quiz at Remembering PRESTAGS
People with that much facial hair should not expect to be kissed, except by another with similar facial hair. And What is with the guy in a dress carrying water?
Have you an Carl slept in one yet?
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2019 on Coleman Lakeside 4 at Remembering PRESTAGS
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I am bemused by the look of St Peter Julian's church in Haymarket. I am a bit of a regular there as sitting staring at a screen rarely improves you dignity, but balancing your life does. I have never seen anything quite so overt for the Chinese New Year. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2019 at Remembering PRESTAGS
I love that wharf. Whenever I see it, I know that my first pre-Triv beer is 180 seconds away!
I am feasting with my TWC mates wondering if Spetz's prized Hors D'Ovres will ever show up.
How does it go photographing MI22?
Perhaps apposite; I found myself in a Marian Church yesterday. I realize that I am not big on statuary in churches. They had their role when illiteracy was the norm, but they now feel like clutter to me.
I noticed it being advertised. I used to set up the game pre my parenting life. I do intend to set it up on our table tennis table at a time when the house is quiet. From memory, the units look identical - unseasoned and seasoned system the same. The combat system was frightful. Almost every result has one side completely eliminated with all leaders and the other side taking some damage. I found this completely ahistorical. Caesar lost at Dyrrhachium a matter of weeks before he won at Pharsalus - and even then had to race to Alexandria to stop Pompey raising a new army. If Al has not fixed that, no banana. I'll read the rules after dignity.
I can never get enough cricket in summer!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2019 on Hello Handsome at Remembering PRESTAGS