Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dinosaur Delivery

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I haven’t had the time to write much lately due to the end-of-semester-stress, but I have received some lovely mail that I’d like to show you guys:

from DeniseThis awesome envelope is from my dear friend Denise in Canada. Just look at those Dinosaur stamps! <3

from Annie IrelandI also received a letter and some super nice Irish postcards from Annie in Ireland! Makes me wish I had the money to plan a trip to the green island.

from Anny SabineAnny in Sweden sent me this awesome card of a cathedral she visited in Iran! It’s gorgeous! She knows I have a thing for churches :D Big thank you!

 


LinCon 2015

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I haven’t blogged in over two weeks, mostly due to my thesis writing that soon is coming to an end. But I have also spent four days on a game convention in my old home town. You can read about the convention here (Swedish). We try to go there every year because of the awesomeness of doing nothing but playing tabletop games for a few days! :) This year I played 17 games, most of which I had never tried before. I thought I’d show some of them here:

Kingsport FestivalKingsport Festival. A H. P. Lovecraftian game where you play as cultists who worship Ancient Ones. I really liked this! (But it’s not as awesome as my favorite game Arkham Horror). And it’s pretty too :)

greedy kingdomsGreedy Kingdoms. This was possibly my favourite game that I tried during this convention! It’s a Japanese game for two players where you try to prevent the opposite player’s moves by guessing what cards he/she will play. Super fun! But apparently out of print and hard to get. Otherwise we’d buy it!

meleeMelee. A “nasty, brutish and short” strategy game for 2-4 players. It has different game boards depending on the number of players, which meant that it worked really well on only two players! Usually I find that games for 2-4 players are best for 3-4, even if they kind of work for only 2. The boyfriend and I decided to buy this to have a good two-player game at home :)

shadows over camelotShadows over Camelot. Cooperative game where you have to solve quests to win. You can also play with a traitor in the group, which makes things trickier.

TikalTikal. And ‘archaeology’ game where you have to plunder as much as possible to win :) We didn’t have time to finish our game, but I liked it.

sheep & thiefSheep and Thief. Another Japanese game. I was not a big fan of it, mostly because of the flimsy game boards, but it’s kind of cute with the little white balls representing sheep :) The rules are super easy and would work well to play with kids.

game auctionApart from all the piles of games you could try out on the convention there were also shops, and the annual game auction! 350 objects were sold in about 2 hours, and on the tables in the background you can see some of the games that went up for sale. Super fun!

call of cthuluWe also managed to cram in some roleplaying with our favourite Game Master and friend Tom! :D He arranged roleplaying sessions  for the convention visitors, and we decided that we needed to play his Call of Cthulu scenario for old times’ sake. Some of us survived an attack of Mi-Gos, while others died heroic deaths involving dynamite and hysteria.

spelAnd this is my and my boyfriend’s combined pile of new additions to our game collection! Some were bought at the auction, a couple of (mail themed! :O) games were given to me by super generous friends, and others were bought in the convention’s shops :) I look forward to the upcoming game nights!

Potholders in the mail

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I have recently discovered the joy of crocheting potholders! I had some lovely thick cotton yarn that was perfect for this purpose, and I ended up with more potholders than I needed. What to do? Send them to family and friends! Everybody enjoys surprise mail, right?farmor och farfar till mormorThese two little packages went to my grandparents. The potholders are made in Tunisian crochet, a technique that I recently learned :) I only know a few basic stitches, but it’s all you need for potholders! I did of course have to order Tunisia crocheting hooks on ebay, and will later I’ll try to make a shawl for myself :) Ordinary crocheting hooks works for potholders though. (Unless you use those weird ones with plastic handle thingies…)

till mopHere is one that has traveled to my parents.

till ceciliaAnd the last one is for my friend Cecilia. It should have arrived today, but I know that she doesn’t check her mail regularly because of… reasons? So this post may be a spoiler.