Monday, 15 August 2016

Christmas comes early!

hi all

The post title says it all really, Christmas has come early for da Gobbo! This weekend i've been on night shifts, which are always busy and always a real pain - this time literally as I'm currently suffering with some low back pain.  So I wake up Saturday afternoon after grabbing a few hours sleep in between shifts and come downstairs to a lovely surprise - two brown boxes through the mail. 

The first was an act of such generosity as to leave me quite humbled, those rather amazing gamers from across the Irish Sea at the Gamers Cupboard (if you love this hobby at all you need to check these guys out Here, the passion with which all of the contributors of this blog - Steve, Hils, Tarot and of course the undead King Bryan, exhibit toward gaming is palpable) sent me a copy of "All Things Zombie" the board game.  Knowing that I play the ATZ miniatures game and love me some solo gaming as well as involving my family in Zed boardgaming, they sent me a copy!  I haven't unboxed it properly as I'm still on nights at the time of writing this post (and still will be when I post it on Monday)  That unboxing will likely form a post all of its own as will my first solo game.  But to say i'm grateful is a massive understatement. Thank you Steve and Hils, you guys absolutely ROCK!!




The second box held some goodies that I had ordered for the Nerd Herd when we go to shows and soon to be going to tournaments.  A little design work and finding the right image, which may be a bit familiar now and I came up with these T-shirts...


Each of us - Rich, Chris, Damon and myself have one, with our names and gaming nicknames printed on them to individualise them properly. I can't wait to get some use out it!!

I think they've come out really well!  yes that's me styling it out with my self satisfied, it must be Christmas smile...

that's it for now, hope you enjoy
dGG








29 comments:

  1. ATZ boardgame! Great stuff... nice T-shirt!

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    1. I'm very much looking forward to playing it HW, ATZ is my go to zombie game so cannot wait to get going with this!

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  2. Having been the recipient of our Irish friends' generosity on a number of occasions I can say they are among the best of the best. What a lovely surprise present to receive, especially as you love ATZ so much. Nice looking T-shirt. They should help you stand out at a gaming convention.

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    1. A generous bunch of folks indeed, just marvellous! Hopefully it will encourage that shy breed "the gaming blogger" to introduce themselves as well, I missed everyone at Salute this year so I don't want to miss them again!

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  3. Splendid stuff Andy. This is precisely why I enjoy this hobby and blogging; and may I say you have added to its fun enormously with both this blog and your comments on mine :-) Well deserved, my friend, very well deserved.

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    1. It's brilliant isn't it, I must admit that I look forward to reading everyone's blogs and seeing what they come up with within the hobby and I'm delighted at the spirit of the community as well as the generosity of the inhabitants of this dark corner of t'internet. Honestly it makes me glad to have stumbled across such a great and generous folk Simon, from Bryan with his vast experience and generosity (don't worry B you'll see some of those fab newspapers when I receive my Skirmish Ragers KS), to Jez who scratch built me a terrain piece which is full of character, to the fantastic Steve, Hils and Tarot who have been so lovely to me since I was introduced to the Gamers Cupboard, to your good self Simon with your eclectic collection of minis on display to us each week and inspiring and ingenious use of rules to fit whatever theme is currently bubbling away in your imagination!

      Brilliant

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    2. Brilliantly said Simon. Andy, your amazing blog is an inspiration to ALL... I know all of us here look forward to each instalment you bring us each week.

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    1. Sorry Martin, I'm mid night shifts when I took the pic, not my brightest idea or best look.....lol

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    1. My words exactly Clint, just brilliant

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  6. Excellent stuff! Not realised that there was an ATZ board game, off to have a look now.

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  7. I'll let you know how it plays out Michael ;-)

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  8. Awesome enjoy ATZ and the T shirts looks the biz!

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    1. Thanks dude, looking forward to unboxing the game

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  9. Love the T-shirt and hope you'll give a review of the game too.

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    1. I will do Joe, there will be an unboxing, a review and a batrep!!

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  10. I l--o--v--e the T shirt(s) dude.

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    1. Thanks bro, I like them a lot. Thanks again for ATZ you guys are just amazing :-)

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  11. Ooo he`s quite handsome isn't he.

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  12. mmmhmmm now go take a shower dear, plenty of COLD water *shakes head woefully* Oh the energy of youth.

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    1. Hahaha {{the energy of youth}} it should be bottled and let the rest of us have another go, who said that youth is wasted on the young? Lol x

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  13. You lucky boy Andy, what a great gift, but well deserved for all the cracking post you share with the rest of us.

    Oh and cool shirt, but next time perhaps you should cut the head off? ;-)

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, that's v kind for the most part ;-) true for the last part though haha

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