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The Night (Goblin) Before Christmas

December, what a time to be alive, eh? Dates on the calendar rush towards us faster than Skaeth’s Javelin, days remaining in the year disappear quicker than the Grymwatch get through their objective deck, retailers repeatedly play Daylight Robbery on our bank accounts and we’re about to consume more food than a Squig under the influence of Madcap Mushrooms. Also, there’s been some elections, some impeachments and some parts of Australia aren’t on fire!*

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This one has been quite literally close to home. A 3,000 hectare blaze about 20km away from our house has only just been brought under control about midnight last night. That sounds like a lot, but when a fire can travel that distance in about 15 min, it’s really not.





Anyway, I thought I’d wrap things up for the year with a look forward for what I’d like to see for the new year, as usual selflessly appointing myself as Gitz Spokesman. 
2020 will be the year of... 
1.... A world free of Temporary Victory.
Dear GW, Ban it. Just do it. I…

That's a LOT of glory...

It’s been a while in coming, but it’s time for the inaugural No Gitz, No Glory Tournament Report!

Yesterday my long-time gaming buddy Alex and I drove down to a small tournament held by Spieledelxue, in Melbourne, Victoria.





Spieledeluxe is a boutique board games shop in North Melbourne. Unfortunately, they’re *too* boutique to hold the tournament in-house, so instead the venue was the Royal Mail Hotel on Spencer St, which was very easy to get to from out-of-towners, being a single “Is it this exit? I think its exit, OH GOD I HOPE IT’S THIS EXIT!” from the freeway. Also, it’s a pub, which makes it very easy to get beer. The bar manager, David, was very friendly, and brought over jugs of water for us, and offered to cook us food before the kitchen opened in the evening. 


Steve Radcliffe was the TO, and this was his first time in that role, which I wouldn’t have guessed, as he kept things moving on, gave a few gentle reminders about time remaining, and generally ran a pretty organised s…