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by Ben Wilson
Thu May 19, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night I seemed to be replaying the whole of the film Trainspotting in my mind, except it diverged a bit to a wedding between two of the characters, at which Andy Platt was the best man. In the absence of confetti, Andy started tearing up bits of sellotape and hurling them at the bride and gr...
by Ben Wilson
Tue May 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night. I'm hosting a COLIN event in which people aren't actually playing Countdown, but some bizarre Rugby World Cup sweepstakes game. I'm deeply engrossed in watching the Richard priest vs James Robinson game, despite the fact that all they're doing is naming countries who are playing games of...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So tonight's dream. I'm back at my old school either showing someone round or being awarded with something, when I randomly do something that earns me a merit point, and I need to find some way to redeem it. I decide to sneak into the sixth form common room to do that, running into zarte and Alan yo...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

One I had a couple of nights ago involved me hosting CoNot as part of a massive 3-day aptomarathon, the second day of which was a ridiculously huge assault course through a deserted office building and a hotel and involved booby traps, climbing ropes and all manner of stuff. I decide that rather tha...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3710

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

If you haven't seen it on Facebook... This year CoNot has a side competition, a way for the artistic amongst you to show off your talents. CoNot needs a logo, and because I can't be arsed to design it myself I'm offering discounted entry into next year's CoNot for whoever designs the best one! Simpl...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3710

Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Good evening everyone The Nottinghamness returns for a fifth time! The date is Saturday, 23rd July, the place- is different. Sadly, the Westdale Lane Community Centre- CoNot's home for the past four events- is no longer available, so we're now at the Brickyard community centre. This place. (Google w...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Consistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: Consistency

The rolling rating system has long since faded into irrelevance- Pro Ranks are the only real measure of skill that people care about. Not sure that's any help, but still.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 110053

Re: Ask Graeme?

Related to my question above, going by numbers of maxes achieved, what's been the biggest 'upset' in the history of the show? By which I mean, what's the biggest difference between the average number of maxes per game where the player with the lower average won.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Will Scramble 4 Food
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Will Scramble 4 Food

Johnny Canuck wrote:After a bit of research, it appears this may have been the tourney I was talking about with the vaguely Apter-ish scrambles. That was a while ago though.
Deliberately- that's always (or at least for the past few years) how I've done conundrums for COLIN/CoNot.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Also, I recently had a dream where I and Callum Todd were in the jungle either hunting or trying to escape from a thirty-foot tall six-legged elephant that had the face of Jon Corby. I'm not sure if there's any symbolism to this, and even if there is, I don't want to know about it.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Another f*cking weird one last night. It started with me taking my mate's kid (who is less than a year old so won't use names) to CoLin, which was still at the old venue for some reason. The kid then proceeds to win the entire thing, beating Dylan in the final getting a nine in every letters round,...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 110053

Re: Ask Graeme?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but going purely on the average number of maxes achieved by each contestant, which heat games have the highest aggregate average maxes between the two players? I'm particularly interested in a player's average maxes over their entire 'career' (if applicable)...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN stats following COLIN XII
Replies: 1
Views: 684

COLIN stats following COLIN XII

Because I had some spare time and put every game ever played at COLIN into a spreadsheet... 1445 games have been played at COLIN (62 of which were played against patzers so we don't count them for most statistical purposes- only for individual score/win records.). 29 of these games were won by a sol...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII Recaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: COLIN XII Recaps

Round 9: S E C E N S I G N Jon buzzes on 4 seconds to say INCESSING which is incorrect. Ryan buzzes on 29 seconds to say CENESSING which is incorrect. The answer was SENESCING. What happened here with Ryan's answer please? Did he pronounce CENESSING different to SENESCING? It looks like you'd prono...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Re: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.

Someone on the moderation team might correct me on this, but I believe one-word usernames get rejected automatically, because spambots like to register with usernames like ThunderSplat112358. So register your username as "John Smith" not "JohnSmith", for example. They're not automatically rejected ...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.

Welcome to the internet's #1 discussion board for all things related to the Channel 4 game show Countdown! This board has been open since January 2008 and we're always eager to welcome new members into our ranks, whether it's to discuss the most recent episode or shows from years gone past, or to ar...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 110053

Re: Ask Graeme?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but going purely on the average number of maxes achieved by each contestant, which heat games have the highest aggregate average maxes between the two players? I'm particularly interested in a player's average maxes over their entire 'career' (if applicable),...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

In last night's dream, I'm Darth Vader. Well, not so much 'Darth Vader' as 'sarcastic Darth Vader'. Same armour, same horrific injuries, but I solve my problems by making sarcastic remarks to people rather than telekinetically choking them. After disciplining a bunch of people, I head to the old ass...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII: the Hangover results
Replies: 1
Views: 689

COLIN XII: the Hangover results

...And that's the weekend done. 30 people showed up at South Hykeham for the third annual hangover event at times ranging from 10:30 to 11:45 (for an 11am start). And here's who won what... Two overachiever prizes were given out on the day (mugs, unsurprisingly) after the hangover's sticker game sor...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII results
Replies: 0
Views: 719

COLIN XII results

I've just come back from the traditional COLIN afterparty, which is in full swing at the Fox & Hounds (where else?), or would be if certain people didn't keep calling press conferences to announce their toilet breaks. Lots of prizes were given out on the day, including no fewer than fifteen mugs- bu...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

I think the apterous lexicon is pretty much up to date now. Going through some fairly recent conundrum attacks, it appears that a lot of words that used to be valid as conundrums are not anymore, due to some new alternatives. I'd advise you to check them Ben, or at least the ones that look like the...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Graeme Cole wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:Excellent- that brings my total (of gamea)
For a moment I thought this might now be a valid plural, but sadly not. We'll have to wait until the 29th century when the ODO introduces it with this post as the only usage example.
The more it gets quoted and requoted, the sooner it'll be added.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Ryan Taylor wrote:I'll bring a couple too as backup.
Excellent- that brings my total (of gamea) to 19 so unless my Paypal account gets dramatically excited over the next 3 days, we should be covered. :)
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Jack Worsley wrote:I can definitely provide a second board game now if you're still struggling.
That would be very much appreciated, thanks- hopefully I will have enough on the day depending on very very very last minute entries!
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

We could even do a fucking crawl If you're feeling particularly ambitious this takes in all four pubs mentioned so far plus the Lincoln Green, which served as COLIN afterparty host from 2007-2009. Not that I encourage such a thing at lunch time, but after the event, or better yet, the Friday before...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

The harrows aspires to be a dive, especially on Saturday evenings. Avoid. The plough's decent but very small- the whole pub's about the same size as the darts/pool area of the F&H. The centurion is the centurion. Avoid. F&H is still the best option, especially as it's on the way back to the travelod...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Stewart Gordon wrote:What are the lunch arrangements this time round?
The venue's directly opposite a chippy and very close to a co-op, so there'll be plenty of places to get lunch.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Don't think fake quotes count unless they're linked to a post like yours, though you never know, hence why I'm quoting myself when this is in fact brand new text. And the answer is 'fake quotes don't count', so thanks for your effort, but it was all for sod all. Ironically, I'll now get a notificat...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Don't think fake quotes count unless they're linked to a post like yours, though you never know, hence why I'm quoting myself when this is in fact brand new text. And the answer is 'fake quotes don't count', so thanks for your effort, but it was all for sod all. Ironically, I'll now get a notificat...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

I've just looked through that list, and I'm disappointed with a few absences. This isn't necessarily as exhaustive list, but these people are not on, and it's not on: Actually, before I do the list, you know if you quote someone, they get a notification. Well, does it have to be a genuine quote? Do...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

There's just one week to go, and my house is steadily piling up with COLIN-related stuff, the last of which (the puzzle mags) I should take delivery of on Monday. :) Richard's brought entry figures for COLIN XII up to a healthy 42 (with the promise of more still to come) so now's as good a time as a...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Nine days left! :D ...And nine entrants would tie me with the all-time co-event attendance record. Just saying. :) With tomorrow's CoC final and the Hangover, there'll be three thrilling, nail-biting finals in ten days- but here's a little factoid for you: no CoC winner has ever participated at COLI...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Heather Styles wrote:Can bring letters. And, under sufferance, numbers.
Excellent :-)
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Matt Morrison wrote:bit of a shot in the dark, but does this place have WiFi Ben?
'Fraid not. :( You may be able to nick it from the cafe over the road if you've got a very good receiver.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

I'm going to repeat my request for copies of the board game at this point, especially if numbers do hit that magical (and improbable) target of 51 entrants- I'll need at least another 8 people to bring along copies of the game, so anything you can do to help make COLIN XII the best COLIN ever would...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream for me saw me laid in bed on the morning of COLIN, only to have Mark Deeks and Graeme Cole burst through my bedroom door at about 7am and wish me a happy birthday, even though COLIN isn't anywhere near my birthday. If this actually happens on the morning of COLIN, I will be proper...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

12 days to go and numbers currently stand at 41, which means we need just another 7 to make it a COLIN attendance record and another 10 to make it an all-time co-event attendance record... Come on. You know you want to. Just read Heather's post above if you don't believe me. :) I'm going to repeat m...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many UK cities have you been to?
Replies: 40
Views: 2383

Re: How many UK cities have you been to?

Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Chester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Salford, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, St Davids, Belfast. That's a n...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

My dream last night saw me playing against Dylan at COLIN (although the venue looked more like a cafe than the real one) and it was a crucial conundrum. I was aware that Dylan had got one in stupidly quick time against me earlier in the tournament (at least there was something realistic about this ...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who would be the biggest deaths?
Replies: 236
Views: 12334

Re: Who would be the biggest deaths?

In music, Paul McCartney and Elton John would probably get the biggest press reaction (the only ones I can see getting as big a reaction as Bowie), but the biggest overall will almost certainly be the Queen, closely followed by Prince Phil.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

19 days to go and we're at 38 paid up for the main event and 31 for the hangover, leaving just five free spaces for the hangover so if you haven't entered yet and you want in, don't delay in getting your entry fee to me! If you're hesitant about entering COLIN- or indeed, any co-event- you really ne...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 315
Views: 36658

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Spookily similar to me that picture. Unfortunately I still haven't ran a parkrun in 2016. My first one will probably be Lincoln. Hopefully this will happen. I think you mentioned that there's a bus that goes there, but hopefully someone with a car is going! The 26 bus goes from Pennell's Garden Cen...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

24 days to go and entry numbers currently stand at 38 (which is already the 4th highest ever for COLIN). That means we passed 37 by 6pm this evening, which means that I have twelve more of these winging their way to me, which means I'll have a whopping 24 to give away over the course of the weekend....
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 57
Views: 5615

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

I'm curious, who is WSHEIWDSBA meant to be directed at?
by Ben Wilson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

One month to go until COLIN on the 30th, and today we got our 30th entrant (to the main event, anyway) in the shape of Stewart Gordon. Seven more, and we get more mugs... Twenty-one more, and I get my record back! :) Though I am, of course, too mature to worry about such things...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 110053

Re: Ask Graeme?

We're not comparing like with like though. Apterous games are being measured at 30 seconds per round (so 4.5 minutes for a 9-round game or 7.5 minutes for 15), whereas TV games are being measured at 30 and 45 minutes. So on that note, if we divide up the apterous play time figures into units of 30 ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning foreign languages
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Learning foreign languages

Did French for 3 years at school, German for 2 years, Russian for 3 (including GCSE). regret not taking French or German further, but in my defence my teachers were bloody awful. From work I've managed to absorb a little Polish through osmosis, and from various other interests a little Japanese (spo...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Tom 'Star Wars-like moratorium on spoilers' Carey brings us to 27 for the main event and the mug-meeting target of 24 for the hangover. Entries for the hangover will be capped at 36, so if you want to do both nights, you'll need to get your entries in quick! Incidentally, COLIN XII already has more ...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

We're now at 26 for the main event and 23 for the hangover so numbers are looking good! 'Good-enough-for-a-second-batch-of-mugs' good? ...Might take some doing. Though I've found out recently that I'm not always getting the email alerts from paypal payments because BT is apparently self aware and ha...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Two more members of Team Ireland bring us up to 25 entries for the main event and 22 for the Hangover! There's still plenty of time to make the biggest- and obviously, the best- COLIN ever. I certainly can't do this by myself- COLIN is and always has been about the people, rather than things like th...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Actually, you know what, let's set a challenge. 40 paid up entries for COLIN XII and 24 for the hangover by December 31st means I'll buy another dozen mugs- all of which (save one that I'll keep for my morning tea) will be given out at COLIN or the Hangover. Bunp. I'll pay tomorrow or something whi...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night I was walking around Norwich (for some reason), only instead of walking around normally, I was navigating via the medium of Google Earth, occasionally popping in and out of Street View and wondering how they got the car up to the top of Norwich Cathedral. My navigating gets curtailed w...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Done gone done made a quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 5100

Re: Done gone done made a quiz

Gavin Chipper wrote:I've sorted out my .docx deficiency now.
You'll have a pdf and you'll damn well like it.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Done gone done made a quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 5100

Re: Done gone done made a quiz

As promised, here is the 2015 Christmas quiz, already pdf'ed for everyone's Gevining delight!

www.nebagram.co.uk/quiz.pdf

Please keep answers to yourself until after Christmas, but feel free to check answers with me if you're desperate. :)
by Ben Wilson
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

I read the title 'GCHQ Christmas Puzzle', saw that Gevin was the most recent poster and expected a puzzle from him himself. I'm now disappointed to see bloody Picross. :-(
by Ben Wilson
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 11349

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Kirk Bevins wrote:I regret to inform that this will be the first year I have to miss out on COLIN. I hope you all get absolutely battered on me and Corby and O'Neill get it ooooon.
:(
by Ben Wilson
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Done gone done made a quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 5100

Re: Done gone done made a quiz

I'm doing another one for for 2015. The 2014 one is still available for anyone wanting to give it a crack. :)
by Ben Wilson
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 5849

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

A game I want to play with other c4capterites is Worms, specifically Worms Armageddon (still the best in the series). It's currently 85% off in the steam sale so if you pick it up, I'll be happy to play a game at any time. Steam username is (predictably) 'nebagram'.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 548
Views: 88444

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Two more recent ones. One (that I didn't take that many detailed notes on) saw me returning from the first ever Countdown in Tokyo event (in Ireland, rather than Japan, for some reason) and am at a combined hotel/airport thing. I buy a bag of crisps and an edible Christmas tree decoration (effective...