The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Even More Codex

My friend and I have gone back to playing Codex, and we still manage to make a bunch of errors regarding the game rules. I believe we’ve got them figured out now — for real, this time. I got rolled last week, but this time managed to pull through. Our game ran a lot longer […]

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New Fight Notes Format

I didn’t end up going as far as I wanted, but I changed up the format for my Fight Notes article series (link). Basically, it’s going to be summaries of each part of the fight card (early prelims, prelims and main card) and will still include the results. I will revisit the changes in a month […]

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Casual FNM – 2019-03-08

I managed to continue my losing streak from my Wednesday night board games at this FNM. I had some really fun games, but just could not muster the same good fortune I had last week. I was the last to die in each of the games, but that’s not much of a consolation. My deck […]

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SNC-Lavalin

I’ve largely ignored this issue, waiting for more details to emerge. We only seem to have scratched the surface, but it appears that Justin Trudeau’s government has shot itself in the foot at the most inopportune time — with the next federal election to be held later this year. The TL;DR is that the Prime […]

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RIP Luke Perry And Keith Flint

Today was a bit of a rough day for anyone really attached to the 90s. I can’t say I really count myself among the ranks of the decade’s fans, but I did grow up in that time, and it’s a little weird to see a pair of huge stars of that era dead already. I […]

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UFC 235

This was certainly a big improvement over the last pay-per-view, UFC 234, but I still felt a little underwhelmed after the show was over. I’d give the show, as a whole, the grade of “strong B.” The co-main was a one-sided drubbing that still managed to be unexciting; the main event was decent, but after […]

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Casual FNM – 2019-03-01

After not playing for the whole month of February, I finally got a chance to get some games of Commander in this week. We were 5, so we only had time for 2 games but I managed to win both of them so I have zero complaints. The first game was won by my black-white […]

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Arnold Classic

In addition to its annual namesake bodybuilding competition, the Arnold Classic is also host to the Arnold Strongman competition, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed matched for the past few years. Both events are split over 2 days, and I’m curious to see the results of both. At the end of the first day, Hafthor Bjornsson […]

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Aeon’s End: Legacy – Part 5

Our suspicions that our campaign characters were too overpowered held true. We did a test battle against the Fungal Mesh, to reclaim some dignity after our frustrating losses to that particular nemesis during the campaign. We easily demolished the Fungal Mesh, ending the battle with practically all of our hit points and Gravehold nearly maxed […]

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New Deafheaven Single

In addition to posting some cryptic photos of themselves back in the studio, Deafheaven dropped a new single today titled “Black Brick.” As noted on the Bandcamp page for the single, this track is a B-side from the recording sessions for the band’s most recent full-length album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (review) that was deemed ‘too heavy’ to […]

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