Patchwork is a 2-Player tile-laying Board Game. It consists of a game track with counters, two 9-by-9 grids (one for each player) and different shaped tiles or ‘patches’ that players must place within their grid to create their ‘patchwork.’ There’s a small jigsaw element in that players can only place tiles that will fit, and there is a bonus for being the first to create a perfectly filled 7-by-7 square. There are also Buttons which are the currency and each player starts with five; these are used to buy patches. Each patch costs buttons and ‘time’ – how far forward the player must advance on the game track. The game ends when both players are at the end of the track. Some patches have buttons attached which makes them very valuable because they pay out that amount of buttons each time the player passes a button symbol on the game track – and whoever has the most buttons wins! ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Last nights Lunar Eclipse was Epic! It was a supermoon – which is when the full moon is closest to the planet so appears biggest and brightest in the sky, and a Bloodmoon because when light is filtered through the earth’s atmosphere during a lunar eclipse it leaves only the red spectrum, thus Super Bloodmoon!
These are my photos taken from my back garden in Oxford. As the light got low the long exposure times made it tricky not to get a blurry shot, plus the cold night are made my camera lens keep fogging up. If I ever do this again a steadier tripod and lens wipes are in order!
My first ever Let’s Play video (be gentle with me) Letts Plays Mass Effect (because this is me playing Mass Effect and my name is Letts).
In this video I create my custom Female Shepard (femshep) Renegade (chaotic evil-ish?) character and play the Intro section on the spaceship, The Normandy. A lot of key characters are introduced: Joker, Kaidan, Captain Anderson, Navigator Pressly, Jenkins, Doctor Chakwas and Nihlus.
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I have to eat my words here. In my review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (which I loved) I said I didn’t care how much they milked the Lord of the Rings franchise. Well I take it back! You’ve milked enough! No more milk for you – I’m cutting you off.
It’s difficult being the middle child in a film trilogy, and Desolation for me felt like a really long set up for Battle of Five Armies. It doesn’t resolve anything by the end, saving it for the next movie, which left me feeling unsatisfied. I have read the book so I feel they could have reached a resolution here whilst still having a cliffhanger and plenty of conflict left for the finale. This would have made it feel more like a complete and satisfying movie in and of itself.
Epic Fail now has it’s own Pizza thanks to Dominoes Pizza’s Legendary Pizza Creator! Dominoes kindly let me create my own Epic Fail Pizza for free (thanks). this is what I made:
This is a large ten slice pizza with maxed out toppings. It is truely epic – perfect for gaming night. Here are the ingredients: Large Domino’s Stuffed Crust® Cheese & Sauce: 2x Mozzarella Cheese, Sundried Tomato and Garlic Sauce Toppings: 1x Red Onions, 1x Sweetcorn, 1x Mushrooms, 1x Tuna, 1x Domino’s Herbs, 2x Baby Spinach.
It tasted great particularly the stuffed crust and sundried tomatoes. You can order your own with a 30% Discount by following this link (and also watch a cool animation). Or you could make your own Pizza Legend. Also check out the Pizza Legends Hall of Fame where you can vote for all the best Pizzas.