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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:06 am 
 

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When I was a kid my best friend and I would always call eachother on Christmas morning - he only lived across the street - and ask, "What did you get for Christmas?" We would then somehow sneak out of the house on Christmas day and play with our new toys.

So to carry on the tradition as far as game collecting... I got a 70th Anniversary Monopoly Set:

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and one of my Dungeons & Dragons posters framed:

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I cooked a goose on Christmas Day using a traditional 18th Century recipe with onion sauce and stuffing made from turnips, potatoes, onions, goose liver, fresh chopped sage and parsely. My wife made brandied cranberries, cottage bread, and my mother-in-law brought some homemade applesauce and made some brussel sprouts too. Quite the feast!

Hope all had a Merry Christmas.


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:53 am 
 

I got the mono version of D1, D2, D3, T1, S1, & S2. I also got a 7 sided die, a set of jade dice, an electronic 6d, a set of dice with elvish runes on them (black die with red numbers/letters), and an odd shaped 6d. I also got the D20 module "Mysteries of the Drow" and the city book "Sheoloth". W00t!

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:19 am 
 

Wow, nice poster, Paul!  And that Monopoly is a beaut.

My kids gave me the Star Wars chess set and a box of retro football cards.  Many hours of enjoyment in those, I tell you.

Merry (post-) Christmas to all!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:58 pm 
 

Hey, I also cooked a goose for Christmas. We grew up with that tradition so I started last year. My wife's family came over and thought it was "nice."  8O   We still had ham and pasta (wife's family is off-the-boat Italian).

Funny how age old traditions like Xmas Goose are looked upon as strange these days.

I like the idea of the framed poster.  I think something like that will make it to my list next year...

I got the old standard of some new shirts and the like. But my better half also got me some prime fly fishing gear! :D  Now I only have to wait five damn months to use it. 8O


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:53 pm 
 

Lordy that's a big Monopoly board!



I had a pretty good Xmas haul this year.   My girlfriend got me exactly what I wanted.  I got a monster bean-bag lounge chair: http://www.beanbags.com/bean-bags/extra ... &key=MR038

And a Complete Calvin & Hobbes collection: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/074074 ... e&n=283155



Some other interesting stuff I got:

Salt Pig http://www.kitchen-classics.com/salt_pig.htm

Monty Python's Holy Ale http://www.beerlabels.com/labels/labels ... l-ale.html

And a case of Iron City Beer in aluminum bottles http://pittsburgh.about.com/b/a/107762.htm



Go figure....I hardly ever drink.  :D  Guess I'll have to have a party.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:00 pm 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:I cooked a goose on Christmas Day using a traditional 18th Century recipe with onion sauce and stuffing made from turnips, potatoes, onions, goose liver, fresh chopped sage and parsely. My wife made brandied cranberries, cottage bread, and my mother-in-law brought some homemade applesauce and made some brussel sprouts too. Quite the feast!


That's ironic Paul, as the group of gamer friends here in Orlando (12+ people) decided that next year we're doing a "Dickens Christmas" for the group.  You have any good recipes to sling our way?? :)


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:05 am 
 

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afoolandhis$ wrote:Wow, nice poster, Paul! And that Monopoly is a beaut.

My kids gave me the Star Wars chess set and a box of retro football cards. Many hours of enjoyment in those, I tell you.


The poster was great, I plan to hang it in my collection room with my other posters and paintings.

The Monopoly set just blew me away. Wood case, metal board, 12 individually cast unique hotel styles, 4 unique house styles, oversized metal figures, antiqued cards, and two velvet tray lined drawers to hold the components. Just beautiful.

My kids saw it at the store and told their mom, "Dad would love that!" I love to play, although my only strategy is to get Boardwalk and Park Place and crush the other players without mercy. :twisted:

We leave games out for days as we play through them. The last game, I collected $1,400 rent for my youngest daughter landing on Boardwalk. I ruined her and I got all of her property. She just smiled and said, "O.K. I'm going to eat a candy cane now!" Off she went.

When my eldest daughter landed on Park Place for $2,000 it was curtains for her too. She threw a fit because she didn't get to build a single house. So I just took part of her properties and cash, gave her a monopoly and enough money to buy houses for it. My wife shouted to her from the kitchen, "Honey, you are making a deal with the devil!" She didn't care. So the game went on. :twisted:

My wife ended the evening of play saying, "Honey, I know you are enjoying trouncing us all, but don't you think it is time for bed?" I said, "What fun is this game if after you have been humiliated by your womenfolk for having all of your properties in mortgage just to pay rent to them if you can't come back and grind them to dust?" She actually kicked me in the butt for that. 8O


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:17 am 
 

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bbarsh wrote:Hey, I also cooked a goose for Christmas. We grew up with that tradition so I started last year. My wife's family came over and thought it was "nice." 8O  We still had ham and pasta (wife's family is off-the-boat Italian).

Funny how age old traditions like Xmas Goose are looked upon as strange these days.


Yes, my kids all pinched their little noses in disgust at the rich smells of roasting goose! I thought, some kid in the 18th century would be playing with his wooden blocks and savoring the smells of the roast goose, eager for the feast, "Mummy, the roast goose smells positively delightful!"

My kids ate, Kraft macaroni and cheese that night!

My mother-in-law was so delighted to have a Christmas Goose that she acted like she was eight years old again. She was positively giddy with delight at the feast.

bbarsh wrote:I like the idea of the framed poster. I think something like that will make it to my list next year...


It was quite easy, except for the part where I had to give the poster over to my wife. It made me nervous to have it gone for so long!

bbarsh wrote:I got the old standard of some new shirts and the like. But my better half also got me some prime fly fishing gear! :D Now I only have to wait five damn months to use it. 8O


Ah, winter dreams of spring casting...


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:22 am 
 

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KingOfPain wrote:Lordy that's a big Monopoly board!


It is solid wood and metal and weighs about 25 pounds! When I picked up the package I knew it was something special. My wife gave me that look she gives when she knows a little secret that I don't. Oh and my kids were jumping up and down chanting, "Open this one Daddy!" "Open this one!" :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:31 am 
 

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MrFilthyIke wrote:
The Collector's Trove wrote:I cooked a goose on Christmas Day using a traditional 18th Century recipe with onion sauce and stuffing made from turnips, potatoes, onions, goose liver, fresh chopped sage and parsely. My wife made brandied cranberries, cottage bread, and my mother-in-law brought some homemade applesauce and made some brussel sprouts too. Quite the feast!


That's ironic Paul, as the group of gamer friends here in Orlando (12+ people) decided that next year we're doing a "Dickens Christmas" for the group. You have any good recipes to sling our way?? :)


Here is a link to a number of good recipes, ours was the Michaelmas Goose:

http://www.recipezaar.com/r/q=goose

I thought the onion sauce would be awful but it turned out to be wonderful. My Mother in law couldn't decide whether to accompany her bites of goose with the brandied cranberries, homemade applesauce, or onion sauce, they were all so delicious!

PS Don't forget to start thawing your goose well in advance! We left ours out for 6 hours and then three days in the refrigerator. Also, remove the stuffing ASAP don't let it cool inside the goose lest ye get uncle sam and aunt ella to visit (samonella).


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:54 pm 
 

The Collector's Trove wrote:Here is a link to a number of good recipes, ours was the Michaelmas Goose:

http://www.recipezaar.com/r/q=goose

I thought the onion sauce would be awful but it turned out to be wonderful. My Mother in law couldn't decide whether to accompany her bites of goose with the brandied cranberries, homemade applesauce, or onion sauce, they were all so delicious!


Excellent link! Sounds good.

You had a rockin' christmas from the sounds of it. :)


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:36 am 
 

All I got was a Bi-Level 3 bedroom house and a 30 year mortgage...I have a feeling this is going to impact my collecting a bit.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:38 am 
 

I got a rock.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:47 am 
 

i got a toaster off my sister that does bagels *yum yum*, i got a sketched picture of the kids off the kids - fantastic drawing, well impressed...off my folks i got various little bits, none of which were that useful, tho i am thankful for what i got :)

and from mand, i got a poker set, complete with a metal case! man it totally rocks and cant wait to try it out :)



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:01 am 
 

For Christmas I got from my old AD&D pal some pix of us as kids with our hockey armor,  bokens and broom-handle staffs. Many broken fingers and bruised arms were the results of these battles. Also some pix of us fighting with boffa weapons. These pix were 5 years later. Yes, it took us that long to figure out non-padded weapons were a bad idea.

Anyway, the present is great!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:45 pm 
 

Minis, minis, and more minis.  The oldest sone got a new set of dice, and the youngest got a plush grimreaper from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (he thought it was Grimmy from the Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy on Cartoon Network).



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