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Last Night’s Game

We’re still in Egypt, and still making slow, slow progress. A load of good quotes of which I can only remember two.

Following from John’s simplifying of a plan I’d had to persuade certain people to give us information (give them a good time and if that doesn’t work, blackmail them):

Me: Hang on a minute! You’ve taken my idea of a wild bacchanalian orgy of alcohol and prostitutes and downgraded it to a talk at the university?

John: It’s cheaper.

And an exchange caused by my desire to have one of those black-light things that shows up hidden stains but won’t be invented for another sixty years or so (it’s currently 1926):

John: Why do you want that?

Me: To see if they left any blood stains behind.

John: But we’ll be able to see blood stains.

Me: Not if they cleaned them.

John: Oh I see! We’re not just dealing with mad, psychotic, occult-worshipping cultists! We’re dealing with mad, psychotic, occult-worshipping cultists with OCD!

Last Night’s Game…

After a hiatus caused by my lack of broadband before, over and through Christmas and New Year, we resumed gaming last week. It’s still going pretty well, albeit it with the occasional interesting visual effect.

This wasn’t actually the best one; the best one – which I missed with the camera – was when General Tangent appeared to morph into some kind of green, dragon-like monster rearing up above the table.

Our characters have now made it to Egypt. Best exchange of the night?

Me: We should check out the pyramids first. Didn’t we figure out last week that they aren’t actually very far from Cairo? Perhaps we should hire a car?

General Tangent: There’s a tram line that goes there. [Consults book]. The number [something] tram on the Pyramids line goes there.

TAFKAC: I’m not taking a tram! If we end up being chased by a bunch of cultists trying to kill us I don’t want to end up waiting for a tram to get away from them!

We agreed we wouldn’t take the tram.

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