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Bob’s Christmas Gift Table

Bob’s Christmas Gift Table (2d6):
2Cash (1-3) or a gift card (4-6) to an establishment of interest. A BattleCorps subscription would also do here.
3White teddy bear in Ghost Bear dress (1-3) or field (4-6) uniform.
4A Dragon. Any kind of dragon will do.
(IWM has a line of them, but plush dragons and dragons from other sources are also good.)
5Battletech Minis (see subtable 5.)
6Full Thrust Minis (see subtable 3.)
7Aerotech Warship Minis (see subtable 1.)
8Aerotech Fighter Minis (see subtable 2.)
9Gaming Manual (see subtable 4.)
10World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
11Fuzzy dice.
12Roll twice and take both results.
subtable 1: Aerotech Minis[Warships!](1d6):
1Black Lion Battlecruiser
2Leviathan II
3Volga Transport
4Fredasa Corvette
5Inazuma Corvette
6Kirishima Cruiser
subtable 2: Aerotech Minis[Fighters!](1d6):
1Clan Aerospace Fighters – Set 1
2Clan Aerospace Fighters – Set 2
3Clan Aerospace Fighters – Set 3
4Aerospace Fighters – Set 1
5Aerospace Fighters – Set 2
6Aerospace Fighters – Set 3
subtable 3: Full Thrust Minis[More Warships!](1d6):
1Konstantin class ATTACK CARRIER
2Tsiolkovsky class LIGHT CARRIER
3Affondatore class Strike Carrier
4Von Tegetthoff class SUPERDREADNOUGHT
5Der Theuerdank class FIGHTER CARRIER
subtable 4: Gaming Manuals(1d6):
1Classic Battletech Technical Readout: 3039
2Classic BattleTech Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade
3Classic Battletech TechManual
4Jihad Hot Spots: 3072
5Classic Battletech Technical Readout: 3075
6Mekton Zeta and Mekton Zeta Plus
subtable 5: Battletech Minis(1d6):
3Griffen IIC (Reseen)

Some of these items are fairly inexpensive. If you just feel like you want to give me MORE, feel free to roll more than once. In the likely event that you can’t procure what you rolled for whatever reason, feel free to re-roll, or just get something totally unexpected. I understand if you need more time to procure an item, I quite understand. I was rather late posting this and deserve to be punished.



At least one of you is eagerly anticipating Bob’s Christmas Gift Table. I assure you it’s coming. I apologise for my tardiness on this, I really should have posted it around November 25th, but (and for no very good reason) it’s not done yet. I’ll post it when it is (hopefully tomorrow?) Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

I’ve been a little fragile for the last couple months and getting yelled at over having an opinion kinda shut me down for a while (there. Are you proud of yourselves?) So I “decided” to “take a vacation” from blogging, and since I’m not getting paid for this and noone had a gun to my head, I guess I get to fill in the details for you now.

And there’s not much happening, actually. I think I may be advancing on the primary front, but I’ve thought that before. Meanwhile, I have some prospects for a job, though at the moment they’re all tied to a vaguely defined programming project (“build a portfolio.”) This isn’t ideal (vaguely defined projects are harder to do,) but it has given me a clear incentive to start coding again. Sadly, because of how long it’s been that’s going to mean re-learning a lot, and learning a bit in a fairly poorly-documented area.

Fortunately, the key skill in programming isn’t actually coding. It’s learning how to code, and that one at least has stuck with me. Now if I could start managing my time a little, I’d be golden. I think the depression isn’t helping a lot here. Dr. Coker has been threatening to prescribe me some antidepressants. Well, if you can’t fix the underlying cause, maybe treating the symptom will help? Still undecided on this one.

Alison actually got back into EVE after a four-year break. I’m actually not sure if this is a good sign or not, but it’s been fun so far. She’s kind of a super-noob. Her character has skills, but she’s fogotten a lot of what she knew how to do, a lot of which isn’t even relevant anymore.

I’ve been listening to Flogging Molly a lot lately (something about celtic punk just works with playing World of Warcraft.) Random thought for the day: Who would name their kid Delilah? I mean, sure, it sounds pretty to anglophone ears, but it means something like “betrayer” in hebrew, and it’s most famously the name of a biblical whore. What’s the thought process that goes into bestowing a name like that on an innocent girl-child?