I did pick up a Reaper Bones 'Police Call Box' that I can paint as a Tardis. It looks a bit small compared to regular figures but should be fine with the Doctor Who Micro Universe figures.
Police Call Box – 1
Mar figures bought -1, figures painted – 0
Running total 2016 – figures bought 3, figures painted 0
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Lately, we’ve been going over to a friend’s house for supper and games. We take turns doing the meal and dessert, and I’ve been bringing over some games that we hadn’t played yet to try out. The selection is a bit tricky as there is usually 6 of us, as well as the kids. The last time we were over it was our turn so we brought our Hateful Eight casserole. Truly, it’s a seven layer casserole with an extra layer added because I wanted to be able to turn it into the Hateful Eight version below. The recipe is simple, and easy to modify. It doesn’t have exact measurements so much as it has directions. The original recipe is: In a 9” casserole dish 1. Place 1” layer of raw potatoes sliced thin 2. Layer of onion sliced thin (1 large onion) 3. 1” layer of sliced carrots 4. ¼ cup of raw rice 5. 1 tin peas (drained) or 12 oz. frozen peas 6. Layer of pork sausages (1 ½ lbs) or hamburger 7. 1 can tomato soup diluted with 1 tin of water Bake at 350 degrees F for 2 hours, covered for the first hour. Tip from Mom – I usually make this in a casserole dish and cover with foil wrap for the first hour – hour and a half and then uncover for the last ½ hour. I have made this is a small roaster as well with a lid and uncovered for the last half hour. I have also used frozen peas and carrots or mixed vegetables instead of the layer of carrots and the layer of peas. Our modifications - My wife doesn’t like the onions so she was skimpy on the onion layer. For a dish this size, we added more rice – about a cup. She also doesn’t drain the peas, but we did add a canned corn that we mostly drained. We used a bit over two cans of soup for the topping. We covered it in foil wrap. It did require a bit longer cooking (I don’t believe they preheated the oven) to cook the rice properly.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Off the top of my head, after a bit of time, I have the following as my Top 100 Games. Next I have to work through BGG a bit closer to see what else I have missed. Looking at my plays alone, I already see some that will be slotting into here. Top 1 - Space Hulk 2 - Circus Imperium 3 - Family Business 4 - Diplomacy 5 - Warhammer 40,000 6 - Assault on Hoth 7 - Illuminati 8 - Icebergs 9 - Bosworth 10 - OGRE Designer’s Edition Upper 11 - Walk The Plank 12 - Risk 13 - Survive: Escape from Atlantis 14 - Cash ‘n’ Guns – second edition 15 - Sushi Go 16 - Bang: The Dice Game 17 - Monty Python Fluxx 18 - Groo: The Game 19 - Race Day 20 - Highlander:The Card Game 21 - Crimson Skies 22 - Car Wars 23 - Scoville 24 - Heroclix 25 - Blood Bowl 3rd 26 - Fortress America 27 - Go 28 - Star Wars: The Queen’s Gambit 29 - Conquest of the Empire 30 - Battle Masters 31- Tsuro 32 - Battleship Galaxies 33 - Daytona 500 34 - Rocketville 35 - Car Wars Card Game 36 - Camel Cup 37 - Horrorclix 38 - Pandemic 39 - Cardline – Animals 40 - Fluxx Mid 41 - Shogun (Ikusa) 42 - Aliens 43 - Search for the Emperor’s Treasure 44 - Canvas Eagles 45 - Dragon Dice 46 - Pente 47 - Chess 48 - Girl Genius: The Works 49 - INWO 50 - Monsters Menace America 51 - Unexploded Cow 52 - Junta 53 - Toss Up! 54 - Star Warriors 55 - Yetisburg 56 - Risk: Battlefield 57 - Hive 58 - Chill: Black Manor Morn 59 - Timeline – Music & Cinema 60 - Filthy Rich 61 - Roll For It! 62 - Monopoly 63 - Resistance 64 - Canasta 65 - Wits and Wagers Family 66 - Iota 67 - Empire Builder 68 - Colt Express 69 - Word Thief 70 - Qwirkle 71 - Blood Royale 72 - Bejeweled Frenzy 73 - Stack 74 - The x-files Card Game 75 - Nuclear War 76 - Scrabble 77 - Michigan Rummy 78 - Takenoko 79 - Eurorails 80 - Express 81 - Attack of the Mutants! 82 - Battle for Moscow 83 - Fairy Meat 84 - Young Jedi CCG 85 - Payday 86 - Awful Green Things from Outer Space 87 - Space Crusade 88 - Double Solitaire 89 - G’nerts 90 - No Thanks 91 - Get Lucky 92 - Heroquest 93 - Exago 94 - Devil Bunny Needs a Ham 95 - Dixit! 96 - Castellan 97 - Battle Cry – 150 Anniversary 98 - Straw 99 - Cribbage 100 - Revolution