I don't always succeed in exercising self control, but somehow I managed to wait until Christmas morning to unwrap my gift!
Thank you very much for my copy of Concept. I thought it looked interesting when it came out last year, and I know we'll have a lot of fun with it.
A mysterious package with no return address arrived at our Post Office box late this week! How exciting!
In the absence of any instructions, I decided to open the box right away. Inside I discovered a beautiful gift wrapped in pretty Christmassy paper, complete with a card and bow. I asked Ozludo to read the card (just in case it mentioned what the gift was), and he tells me that I'm to wait until Christmas day before I unwrap it.
So Santa, thank you very much for my present! I have no idea what it is yet, but it looks gorgeous!
Dear Santa, I'm sure
Between you and your bro,
You'll know what to choose
He'll know just where to go.
To find something special,
The right type of giftie.
A Euro perhaps?
Or something else nifty.
I know I've been good,
So I've nothing to fear.
There won't be more coal
In my stocking this year.
Thanks for your message! It's great to hear from you, and to know you're on the case.
My mailing address is
PO Box 3044
Murrumbeena VIC 3163
Sorry about that - I don't know what happened there.
Is your brother a gamer too? If he is happy to bring a little something from Germany for me when he visits you, I can be patient and wait until January to receive my gift.
Dear AU/NZ Secret Santa,
Thank you for signing up to participate!
My wishlist is quite long, but I use it throughout the year to keep track of games I want to look into later. To help you out, I have marked the games I'm particularly interested in as "Love to have", with a note reading "AU/NZ Secret Santa".
Many of the titles I'm most excited about are either difficult to get or are recent releases, so I'm sorry about that. Fortunately I can be patient when I need to be, and I'd be happy to receive my gift after Christmas if necessary.
Best wishes for the holiday season,
I'm Erin, and I live in Melbourne, Australia with my partner Rob.
I played the usual games such as Snap, Uno, Old Maid, Ludo, Sorry, Snakes and Ladders, Cluedo and Monopoly as a child, and Santa Claus often brought my brother and I a board game to share. The earliest "real game" I remember playing was my Dad's old copy of Sleuth when I was in my teens.
As an adult, the board gaming bug hit hard several years ago, when Rob asked if I minded him inviting a few friends over on the weekend to play some board games. Since then we haven't looked back, and we now have over 500 games in our combined collections. Storage is beginning to become a pressing issue!
In addition to board gaming, I love mystery/suspense novels. At the moment I'm enjoying anything by Sarah Rayne, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jeffery Deaver, Karen Rose, Val McDermid, Faye Kellerman, Nicci French. I also like Jodi Picoult, and have recently been working my way through Phillippa Gregory's Tudor series.
I also watch too much television. At the moment my favourite television shows include Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, Suits, Lost, Glee, Winners and Losers, The Mentalist, Castle, Dexter, Homeland, and The Amazing Race.
I don't listen to music very often, but my favourite artists include Bryan Adams, Simply Red, The Beach Boys and Savage Garden. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I don't mind being Rick-rolled every once in a while too!
I Am A: True Neutral Elf Sorcerer (3rd Level)
True Neutral. A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he's not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.
Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.Class:
Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?