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Dungeon World
Dungeon World

5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure awaits, 26 April 2017
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If you're old enough to have fond memories of pen and paper role playing games and you want to get back into it or if you're a youngster who fancies an old school analogue experience away from the Play Station then you're going to love this! The rules are great and easy to learn and perfect for budding adventurers everywhere.


Sentik Two Function Rechargeable 18 LED Motion Sensor Night Light and Torch
Sentik Two Function Rechargeable 18 LED Motion Sensor Night Light and Torch
Offered by UK Home & Garden Store Ltd
Price: £17.32

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Dec. 2015
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This is a great gadget, it works really well.


Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch
Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars ... a work of fiction it would still be a great read, but the fact it’s true takes it ..., 26 Oct. 2015
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If this book was a work of fiction it would still be a great read, but the fact it’s true takes it to a whole other level. As another reviewer put it you may think you know about the hacking scandal but you don’t, read this book it’s amazing. For exposing this scandal Nick Davies should receive a knighthood for services to journalism although knowing how the establishment’s treated him over the years there’s slim chance of that!


DVSA Official Theory Test Kit 2015
DVSA Official Theory Test Kit 2015
Offered by Book-Emporium
Price: £16.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fail, 15 Aug. 2015
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Don’t buy the DVD ROMs don’t work!


A Song of Ice & Fire RPG: A Game of Thrones Edition (Song of Fire & Ice Role Pg)
A Song of Ice & Fire RPG: A Game of Thrones Edition (Song of Fire & Ice Role Pg)
by Robert J. Schwalb
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Winter is Coming!, 1 Feb. 2013
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I feel a bit hard giving the Song of Ice and Fire RPG just four stars. The book is a thing of beauty, fabulous artwork, nice layout, quality paper. It's obviously been made by people who have a real passion for the books and have worked long and hard to capture the spirit of R R Martin's Game of Thrones in an RPG, and they've succeeded! But be warned if you're new to pen and paper roleplaying this would be a very hard game to pick up and play. For the more experienced gamer there's much to like and no shortage of innovation - Character generation allows you create everything from a scullery maid to the lord of a castle, making your own house and lands is awesome, and the intrigue rules give a framework to play out the noncombat confrontations and backstabbing that give Martin's world it's hard edge. However the combat system, skills, and experience rules seem a bit clunky and not thought through. An experienced Games Master could of course ditch these and use there own favourite house system, it wouldn't be easy without unpicking the quite good character generation but it would be possible it's just a shame it's necessary. Would the person responsible please take the Black?


Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite (5th generation), 6" High Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Awesome!, 26 Oct. 2012
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This is a big improvement over my trusty old Kindle Keyboard. It's better in every way, lighter, slimmer, has a long battery life, and a much more intuitive operating system. Plus it has a built in light for those occasions when you want to read in difficult lighting conditions. Now there has been a lot of discussion about shadows caused by the LEDs at the very bottom of the screen, I don't think it's a big issue, unless you're in the habit of reading in the dark with the brightness fully up it not something you really notice and even then it's hardly distracting. So if you're thinking of buying a Kindle I'd really recommend the Paperwhite.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Fit's like a glove!, 24 Oct. 2012
I love these trainers, they're the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned, and I find them perfect for general gym use. They did take a bit of getting used to on the running machine but now I can't imagine going back to conventional trainers. The only downside is they are a bit flimsy, and they're not cheap but I'm very happy with my purchase and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a barefoot style trainer. Martial artists take note they are particularly good for stretching as you can bend and move your feet in all sorts of ways that is impossible in normal shoes.


Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan
Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan
by Frank Ledwidge
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty as Charged, 24 Nov. 2011
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Former lawyer Frank Ledwidge puts Britain's military top brass in the dock for their p*ss poor performance in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's well written, well researched, and he makes a compelling case. But be warned there is a lot of repetition and it's not the most accessible of books. Which is a shame because what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan is a national disgrace and the subjects covered in this book deserve the widest possible audience. So please Frank do us all a favour, get in touch with Andy McNab's ghost writer and bring out a Squaddies edition of Losing Small Wars, so the next time I'm down the pub I can have a proper discussion about the issues you've raised.
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Transcend 32GB Compact Flash Memory Card
Transcend 32GB Compact Flash Memory Card
Price: £36.27

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works a treat, 7 Mar. 2009
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I have a Sony HDV Z7E Camcorder, which can record on mini DVcam tape and/or compact flash in either SD or HDV. The problem is the card it comes with is just 8gb, which limits the compact flash recording time to 32mins. So I've been looking for something bigger and after hearing good things about this card on the broadcast forums I opted for the 32gb Transend and I haven't been disappointed.

Now with a single 32gb card I can get 142 minutes of footage and with two cards I can cover most jobs. The DVraw files have worked faultlessly and the best thing is they load onto my Mac faster than real time.

Great price, great product, I can't recommend it enough.


Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook: Roleplaying Game Core Rules
Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook: Roleplaying Game Core Rules
by Rob Heinsoo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's the Roleplaying Stupid!, 19 Jan. 2009
Like a number of the reviewers, I've got to admit I've been playing roleplaying games for a few years now. The original set of D&D rules I owned stopped at level three, there was only four character classes - fighter, cleric, thief, and magic user. And if you were brave enough to go for the magic user, at level one you got just one spell to cast, just once during the course of an adventure. But it was great; we were hooked and desperate for more rules. A year latter our patience was rewarded with the awesome first edition AD&D. It many look dated now, but to us, it was Sgt. Pepper, the thing that changed everything.

Back then it seemed that more was better, more classes, more races, more rules, and so we spent many happy hours playing AD&D. But all that changed around 1982 when our group was introduced to Rune Quest (2nd Edition). Where AD&D was sprawling and full of irrational rules, RQ was a thing of beauty, simple, logical, and concise. We never played AD&D again and although it's been twenty-five years and I've played many different roleplaying systems since, I believe the same basic truth still holds true, the game mechanics are there to encourage roleplaying not to get in the way. The best roleplaying games and the best roleplaying groups focus on the game play not the mechanics.

Which brings us to Dungeons and Dragons Players Guide (4th Edition) on the plus side it looks good, it's well made and...and that's about it. From a pen and paper point of view it's a disaster, and I'm sure if you were looking to start roleplaying any previous edition of D&D would be a better bet.

Sadly the 4th edition rules just come across as a poor imitation of World of Warcraft. Which oddly might be this editions saving grace, because although it's not a rule set that'll appeal to a die-hard roleplaying audience, to anyone brought up on WoW much of what they find will be very familiar. And once you start considering the plans to computerise D&D (D&D insider) this all start to make sense. I believe this edition hasn't been designed for the p n p brigade. It's been designed to pull in PC gamers who are looking for more than the likes of WoW can offer. And there's a lot to be said for a hybrid game, where you can hide much of the clunky game mechanics within a computer program and just concentrate on the game play.

I'm just sad they haven't been more faithful to the original rules and concepts rather than producing something that at first glance at least appears to be little more a pale imitation of WoW.
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