Happy Holidays


Gamegrene is taking some time off to enjoy the holidays. We hope everyone out there has a great holiday season, and that you get many, many gaming-related presents, be they under a tree, in a stocking, or otherwise. Be sure to post in this thread to let everyone know what great gaming gifts you got. We'll see you in 2007.

Post your gifts below! See you next year.

The big day is a Monday where I'm at, regular in all respects. Hope yours is more holiday-like.

Bah humbug!


Just kidding. Merry Monday! er, Christmas!

well...Hannuka is already over, and no gifts for me (it's mainly a kids' holiday here).
But I did get myself NWN2 to play with (having skipped Aeon's review in purpose).

Happy Chrismas, Hannukah or whatever!

The wife (Whutawoman) and I got eah other Mah Jongg sets. We were both completely clueless as to the others intent.

I managed to snag Civilization IV and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, if that counts for anything. I stayed up until about 2 am playing Zelda and having flashbacks and nostalgia from Ocarina of Time. Great stuff.

I also shuffled about three different copies of Terry Pratchett's "Going Postal". I gave one to my father, he gave one to me, and I also received one from a friend.

"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
-Terry Pratchett

'Tehanu' by Ursula Le Guin
'Complete Chronicles of Conan' by Robert E Howard (got most of these in paperback years ago, of course, but it's nice to have them all together in one volume)
'V for Vendetta' (the movie)
Some aftershave a, a T-shirt and some choccies.

Happy Christmas, all!

The closest thing I got to a gaming gift a Christmas was two years ago when one of my brothers got me Munchkin and all the expansions.

Amongst my gifts this year was the "Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collectors Edition (Three volumes). Are there any Calvin and Hobbes fans out there?

I go back to work tomorrow. What about you folk?

Oh, I did forget to mention that I got Munchkin: Impossible for Christmas also. (I already own Munchkin, Munchkin 2: Unnatural Axe, Star Munchkin, and Super Munchkin) Gil, have you tried combining them all into one massive game? It takes some killer shuffling, but the game itself is pretty intense.

I absolutely love Calvin and Hobbes.

As for work, no, but school doesn't start back up until the 3rd, I think.

"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
-Terry Pratchett

They are fun to combine, but then it is hard to get items or monsters to fit with the classes/races. I have the Core Munchkin, Unnatural Axe, Clerical Errors, Vampire, and Kung Fu ones.

It takes some killer shuffling, but the game itself is pretty intense.

FWIW those cheesy electric card shufflers make this much easier.

I *will* be getting Munchkin.

As I live in Japan, it will be a little while before my presents arrive, so for Christmas my family told me what they've sent.

Merry Christmas everyone! I just got back to work today from a week and a half off to find that the people that covered for me (two people doing one persons job) left me far more work than I left for them when I went away. Grrr....

Anyways, Christmas was awesome. I haven't been sleeping lately, as my fiance bought me Ptolus: City By The Spire as a gift. I think I've slept a total of 10 hours since unwrapping the book Sunday night. I barely even was sociable on xmas day as I couldn't get the glossy pages and the amazing artwork out of my mind. All I could think about was chapter after chapter of goodness. LOL.

I inserted the city into my stting years ago to run the Banewarrens...but after that I just left the place sitting there underdeveloped as I wasn't feeling like fleshing out someone elses city. LOL. Now I have almost 700 pages of Ptolus. Hands down the best RPG book I have ever read...it's now surpassed Book Of The Righteous as my favorite RPG product ever on the shelf. The best part of the book? Hard to say...but for now I'm going with the extensive cross-referencing in the margins.

Game designers take note...if your book is more than 196 pages, or if there is more than one book for the setting, CROSS REFERENCE!

Scott out...merry Christmas to all.

You will tell us what is so good about it when you're done, right?

It's the usability of the thing. I've had lots of great RPG books that are a good read, but fail on the "yeah, but can I use this in my game" department. I've read pretty much the whole thing cover to cover now and started using it in my current campaign. I guess I should write a review of it or something?

*scratches head, looks at watch, opens a bottle of wine and starts Word*