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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:54 am 
 

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Given how international the game has become, how would an amateur team choose replacements for its "foreign" players?


That is a problem. In my city we have a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team called the Wildcats with mainly Canadian players but we have two Americans (one from San Jose and another from Toledo). But in past seasons we have had players from Europe also.

As of last October the Wildcats has had 15 of their past players sign contracts with various NHL teams.  :D


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:32 pm 
 

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Azhag2000 wrote:What are all these other sports you speak of?  I recognize some of them as to be little things that hinder my enjoyment of God's Gift to Mankind, American Football.

GO RAVENS!!!!  Jamal, don't let the door hit you an the @$$ on the way out....although it probably will as you stand there tapdancing at the line.


hmmm yes that again. football that is played with the hands....


...yes, I have seen it shown on late night television sometimes - looks a bit strange, like rugby in fancy dress, and with lots of rest periods to stop and catch your breath.  But very colourful and noisy.  Still it would be dull, if every country played football - good that some places still have their own local games.  :wink:

By the way, speaking of rugby, good luck against France mate - hope your lot squish them.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:23 pm 
 

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...yes, I have seen it shown on late night television sometimes - looks a bit strange, like rugby in fancy dress, and with lots of rest periods to stop and catch your breath.  But very colourful and noisy.  Still it would be dull, if every country played football - good that some places still have their own local games.  :wink:

By the way, speaking of rugby, good luck against France mate - hope your lot squish them.


Not just to catch your breath....to re-wire your brain back into working order.  Getting unhorsed in jousting probably felt similar to line play in football.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:44 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:By the way, speaking of rugby, good luck against France mate - hope your lot squish them.


i aint gonna hold me breath - think we will end up on the back end of a trouncing myself, but you never can tell, maybe we will actually give a good account of outselves....

mind you, st helens v warrington starts in 15 mins - rugby league that is....a proper mans game, not like all these other imitations :D

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:57 pm 
 

Not a collecting question, but i've been trying to find the rules for Bookworms, and can't remember where they are.  Monstrous Manual doesn't give much.  Anyone know where the bookworm vs Spellbook rules are hidden?


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:33 pm 
 

Monster Manual II p21

By the way - I always thought that MMII was a great book.  Although I am patriotic enough to cheer for the Fiend Folio - MMII was better.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:40 pm 
 

thanks, that's been driving me crazy. ;)


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:23 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Monster Manual II p21

By the way - I always thought that MMII was a great book.  Although I am patriotic enough to cheer for the Fiend Folio - MMII was better.


Monster Manual II was a solid book that added a great deal to the game.

I know that I have been critical of the Fiend Folio on these forums.  I actually do like the book.  Sometimes, wierd is good...and some of the creatures in the Fiend Folio were homeruns right from the start.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:31 pm 
 

its funny that though, as i always thought MMII was a pile of pants....

but hey whatever floats your boat :)

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:35 am 
 

Both MMII and FF have their share of good and bad creatures.  Reason I prefer MMII is the art (inside and out) is nicer.  Nothing more sophisticated than that I am afraid  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:27 pm 
 

well folks its that time of the year again....

here i go off on one of my bizarre crusades again....

back to the sahara for the 2007 Marathon Des Sables :)

bar for having tendonitis in my left foot for the last week for doing a 26 mile walk in horrendous condition....and having appendix removed last october, i havent been injured in a year and i have trained really hard and feel quite optimistic, so who knows :)

well it should be fun anyway (yeeeeeeah right)... :)

am just getting the details together if you wanna contact me while i am there. will let you know shortly!!!

as BtB would say "once more unto the breach dear friends!!" :)

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:29 pm 
 

Good luck this time - wahey!!


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:34 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Good luck this time - wahey!!


well yes i feel much better prepared tho i wont know til the time of course, but hey i just wont give in.

passed my ECG today so its all go now!

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:27 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
as BtB would say "once more unto the breach dear friends!!" :)

Al


Careful, Al!  The rest of that line from Henry V reads:

".....once more, or fill the wall up with our English dead."    8O

Good luck on trying the Sahara race again.   That takes some guts, for sure.  8)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:34 am 
 

Shadowrun player arrested for robbery, claims his character actually did it ... and, no, I'm not making it up:

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Xaxaxe wrote:Shadowrun player arrested for robbery, claims his character actually did it ... and, no, I'm not making it up:

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The RPG Defense.

Some TSR staff members used to spend time testifying in court cases...for the prosecution.

Every teenager who commited a crime from 1977 to 1990 claimed that D&D made him do it.

The TSR staffer (often James Ward) would testify about the game in order to blow up the idea that it convinces people to commit murder, arson, etc...

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:29 am 
 

oh this is sooooo cool!

you have so gotta check this out and other references too - it is hilarious!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=muppet

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:49 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Shadowrun player arrested for robbery, claims his character actually did it ... and, no, I'm not making it up:

BBC story


I had a player from my early D&D campaigns (1980-1982) who flipped out and ended up institutionalized for some time. He had developed two distinct personalitites separate from his own. Very sad. I often wondered if my D&D campaign based on the Cthulhu mythos pushed him along...

Lost track of him for many years but did see him again once when he was in his early 30's back in the mid 90's. Him and his girlfriend were walking down the main street, both dressed in long black cloaks and him with a six foot staff. Very....odd.  :roll:


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