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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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 512
Views: 68273

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: 10380

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: 1998

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: 512
Views: 68273

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: 10457

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: 10380

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: 305
Views: 26839

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: 10380

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: 40
Views: 2574

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: 10380

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: 1259
Views: 99617

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: 569

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 10380

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: 512
Views: 68273

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: 18
Views: 3176

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: 18
Views: 3176

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: 1965

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: 10380

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: 18
Views: 3176

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: 5349

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: 512
Views: 68273

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...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

Just two months to go, and already both events are up to 18 players! :D This makes the hangover half-full, so if you're planning on doing the double this year, you'll need to get your entry to me (and payment to the Travelodge as well, apparently) pretty quick. I'll repeat my earlier request for puz...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68273

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's was particularly unusual even by my standards. I started in my bedroom, only I was remodelling it to try to fit more stuff in. I'm also waiting for deliveries, which eventually arrive and I hand out to three siblings I never knew I had (I may or may not have been myself in this dream). ...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 215
Views: 14343

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I've watched a couple of episodes of series 6 of Red Dwarf that I stumbled upon on Dave. The first six series were all very good in my opinion. But it jumped the shark in series 7. And series 8 was just a bad joke. Definitely. Series 1-3 were very, very good (especially Polymorph, which remains my ...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

We're up to 16 now- enough to start to get me more than a little excited! As always, there'll be a puzzle magazine given out free at COLIN, and as always, I'll happily accept any contributions for the magazine from anyone wanting to contribute a quiz or a puzzle. But not a crossword- Lee Fisher's go...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68273

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

The previous night, I had another epic dream, the end of which involved two Graemes, one of whom was riding on the bus with me whilst the other was driving his own car, which was a fully wooden version of the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust only much better engineered and with a giant model of Buzz Lighty...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68273

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I've been having a lot of epic crossover dreams lately, of which last night's was only the latest. It started with me joining the cast of Red Dwarf assisting Rimmer in fighting Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, who has switched from making drugs into making a transforming ray and installing it into the ...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68273

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So then, last night. I start in a high-speed car chase, only instead of a car chase, it turns out to be a car race (with lap times and distance to the car behind flashing up on screen). And instead of a cars, it turns out we're racing hovercraft like from the old videogame Wipeout, even though there...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Interesting-looking puzzle blog
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Interesting-looking puzzle blog

http://mathgrant.blogspot.co.uk/

Just stumbled across this and it looks pretty amazing. Certainly got me to up my game for the upcoming COLIN puzzle mag. :)
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

Got a whole bunch of these in the post today. Pretty impressive as I only ordered them on Thursday night. :) These will be one of the freebies given out on the day. They're A3 size but they will roll up. Or fold, if you have a personal grudge against me.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How do I know if my word is valid?
Replies: 29
Views: 6275

Re: How do I know if my word is valid?

The dictionary is shit. What's happening at COLIN this year regarding word validation? Probably the apterous dictionary, as with last year. Was there an electronic terminal for electronically checking the validity of words electronically? I don't recall. I had an app on my phone and iPad that did i...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How do I know if my word is valid?
Replies: 29
Views: 6275

Re: How do I know if my word is valid?

Jon Corby wrote:The dictionary is shit. What's happening at COLIN this year regarding word validation?
Probably the apterous dictionary, as with last year.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68273

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jack Worsley wrote:Last night, I dreamt that I had to miss CO:NOT because I was called up for jury service. I don't think I was even needed either, so it was a complete waste of time. Sorry, Ben!
No refund.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: It has officially been a year...
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: It has officially been a year...

The always-awesome Graeme Cole has kindly offered to host the podcasts on his website, so here they are- http://greem.co.uk/aptopodcasts/

Listen away (if you dare)! :)
by Ben Wilson
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: It has officially been a year...
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: It has officially been a year...

I expect I'd be embarrassed by them now, but would definitely be curious to hear them again anyway. I can probably host them somewhere if you can get them to me. Cool- some of them are fairly large (episode 1 is over 60MB) so temporary ftp access may be the quickest way of doing this, or I can try ...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

Mark Mills wrote:Mark and Tracey Mills payments sent for both days Ben...
Yep- bringing COLIN XII to double figures with 3 and a bit months to go. :)
by Ben Wilson
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

I should point out you can't claim victory in the 'got Travelodge the cheapest' unless you actually Paypal me your entry fee as well. And COLIN XII itself won't have any sales. :p Might have a few extra freebies if people get their entries in early enough, though. Actually, you know what, let's set...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

I should point out you can't claim victory in the 'got Travelodge the cheapest' unless you actually Paypal me your entry fee as well. And COLIN XII itself won't have any sales. :p

Might have a few extra freebies if people get their entries in early enough, though.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: It has officially been a year...
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: It has officially been a year...

Matty Artell wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:I still have all of them, might be able to upload them somewhere.
Please do!!! ^_^
Depends on whether or not Jono or Charlie would object- it's their work, after all, I wouldn't want to tread on their toes.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

I've ordered twelve of these which will be given out to the top 6 at COLIN XII, the top 3 at the hangover, the top two overachievers at COLIN and the top overachiever at the hangover. :) What if some of those are the same people? I'll ask Jack if he wants to take two home, if not, I'll do a charity...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10380

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

Three and a half months to go to COLIN and number have reached eight for the main event and seven for the hangover... And I had a fairly exciting delivery a couple of days ago. :) Normally at COLIN, my prizes either come from car boot sales or one of the eternal sales they seem to be having at The W...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: It has officially been a year...
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: It has officially been a year...

I still have all of them, might be able to upload them somewhere. I still say new ones are needed. I nominate zarte and Graeme to host them. :p
by Ben Wilson
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 46
Views: 4152

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Could it be a thing to extend this to CO-events too, i.e. if you've played someone in an official event, it counts as the same as playing someone in a TV appearance? I don't even know if there's a consistent set of records for all the events (although I know Ben has detailed results at least). Or d...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 5349

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I've found a lot of the time that the tense and prolonged effort to find a working emulator and actual ROM for some game I loved as a child has (perhaps unsurprisingly) never been quite justified by the actual playing of said game fifteen or so years down the line. Do you emulate games you used to ...