I have now been back in my home town of Sydney for one week. I'm only just fighting off the last of the jet-lag (9 hour time difference to the UK) although I'm still waking up at 5-6am. This is probably the worst jet-lag I've experienced in my various travels, but then again maybe I'm just getting old.
The flight over was OK as 27 hour economy flights go... However I didn't get a chance to do any of the things I thought I would. Meal trolley interruptions and falling asleep put the kibosh on most of my plans.
I did manage to read a pdf copy of "The Department" on my iPad though, and I must say I'm extremely impressed. The rules are very clean and the campaign system is excellent. On top of that it's heavily geared toward solo/co-op play in a way that other Goalsystem games are not. I was going to write a glowing review of the book, but I think I should play a game or two first before I do that.
Arriving here after a 7 year absence is a very strange experience. I feel like I'm in a time travel movie where life has leapt forward 7 years but I haven't. Besides that it's been great catching up with family and a few friends between sorting out bank account, driver's license, sorting internet in the new office, trying to stay awake etc.
I bought my best friend's bike to replace my Night Rod, which was hard to say goodbye to. The new beast has made Sydney flat-hunting almost bearable... It's an awesome machine and has gone a long way to stopping me feeling like a stranded tourist in a parallel dimension.
I'm going to my parent's place for a family lunch today, but am considering shooting into the city after that to visit Hobbyco (ah, memories!) and GW to grab an emergency painting kit...
Theres a postpack of GZG goodness that made it into my luggage taunting me, and I have some unfinished Khurasan business on it's way that will probably arrive before my belongings do. I don't have any bases, but EM-4 is mailing me a pack now from the UK. I think the postage cost almost as much as the order.. But hey, they got me hooked on 20mm slotta bases and now I'm locked in!
-Playing Throwdown (writing up missions and trying to finalize the rulebook text)
-Playing the Department
-Trying Red Sand, Black Moon, which I just downloaded. I think I'll pick up some lego minifigs for this.
Sorry about the lack of miniatures content in this post, thanks for bearing with TSS in this transition period!