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Prof. Will Lestrange

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  1. One of the things I want to do with GOBstones is to discuss specific games in detail. People will be free to discuss their thoughts on the game in question, as well as various strategic aspects of the game (i.e. how to win the game). With that in mind, the first game we will discuss will be Stratego. The game begins with a resource management phase: each of the 2 opposing players has 40 squares to place 40 pieces in this phase. The pieces include soldiers ranked from 1 at the bottom ("Spy") to 10 at the top ("Marshal") with higher ranks generally being better, as well as a flag
  2. A new month means it's time for another new game - and it's time for possibly the most Muggle game we've done yet: it features both Muggle transportation and Muggle weapons. The game of choice this month will be Spy Hunter! Spy Hunter was made by Bally Midway in 1983 to be played in arcades. The game was inspired by a number of Muggle moving pictures starring the suave hero "James Bond". In this game, you control a Muggle car called a "G-6155 Interceptor" and are on the run from various enemies. Fortunately you have various ways to deal with the enemies at your disposal: you can sho
  3. FINAL STANDINGS FOR FEBRUARY 2021 1st place: Maeve Madden - 28610 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd place: Prof. Will Lestrange - 24110 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd place: Mia Fountain - 10460 points (Bronze Joystick)
  4. I'm not sure about this... definitely I wouldn't use the method the goblins did of essentially trapping the dragon in an uncomfortable place and forcing the dragon to do their bidding! I don't think dragons need to necessarily be in their own territory to be able to guard things, but the environment has to be similar enough... with an agreeable climate, opportunities to fly and feed appropriately... in order to do things properly!
  5. I think it's important to point out that even though Bellatrix had access to the vault once she married into the family, the vault was - and remains - the Lestrange vault and therefore is not just her vault. So I think I should know what's in the vault as much as anyone else - especially since I've come of age and graduated from Hogwarts! But you're probably not interested in what I've put in and taken out of the vault (or the trust vault, for that matter)... or even what any other Lestrange put into the vault - but rather what Bellatrix put into the vault. This includes plenty of weapo
  6. thanks for making the third winter fling even better than the first two were!
  7. One of the things I want to do in GOBstones is to feature various games as topics of discussion. I already have an idea for the first game to feature, but are there any games that any of you would like to see the club focus on? Let me know here!
  8. [OUT OF CHARACTER] Although you wouldn't associate a tropical fruit like avocadoes with somewhere as far north as Finland, avocado soup (or "avokadokeitto" in Finnish) brings back memories of the time I worked in Finland. The smooth, creamy texture and warmth of the soup is exactly what I wanted in winter (or in spring months which are as cold as winter months elsewhere) to make me feel better! Avocado soup is usually made by mashing avocadoes and adding ingredients such as lime juice, onions, spices and herbs such as cilantro or cumin, and maybe some liquids such as soup stock, coconut
  9. that I could remember exactly how to deal with Nundus. But before long...
  10. I heard a sound I had last heard seven years ago. The sound immediately reminded me of...
  11. turned my gaze towards the direction of the smell. I did not see actual catnip, but rather...
  12. a large tree, so I shifted my gaze in a different direction. There, I found...
  13. haunted, or so my inner eye said. I therefore decided to walk down...
  14. Might as well put in my own thoughts as well: if a game involves skill in any meaningful way (as opposed to being a game whose rules are clearly luck-based), I really do not find losing such a game to be fun at all. In fact, it would take something extraordinary, such as interestingly hilarious card text, for me to want to play such a game if I knew ahead of time that I was very unlikely to win the game! So - with that in mind, playing competitive games against friends isn't exactly a great bonding activity for me... cooperating alongside my friends in a game (whether or not we're compe
  15. It's almost always more fun to be winning a game than losing it... but can you still enjoy playing a game even if you know you're likely to lose? How much more fun is a game when you're winning - and how much does winning or losing affect your game playing experience?
  16. Definitely not the Resurrection Stone: it seems to perform worse than advertised because it only brings back shades of people, not their entire selves! I could imagine using the Elder Wand, but... people tend to have a habit of coming to a bad end with it - both in the associated Tale of Beedle the Bard and in wizarding history in general (the only way to be safe with it is to hide it). That really leaves the Invisibility Cloak as the right option...
  17. Club Name: GOBstones Club Club Description: A club for the enjoyment of Games On Boards (very broadly defined), as well as the strategy of how to win such games Sponsor: Prof. Will Lestrange Signatures: Aurelia West Emily Spencer February Fortescue
  18. Welcome to the second running of the GOBstones Club! In the words of the club's original founder, Cody Lewis: The GOBstones Club is a place for people to celebrate their love for Games On Boards. But don’t let that discourage you from sharing your favorite card game, all tabletop games are allowed! GOBstones Club is open to all houses and meeples of all colors! Membership is not required, so feel free to stop by and join in on our discussions at any time! The activities of this club will depend on popular demand, but we plan on focusing on not only the fun of playing game
  19. Looking outside my window, I see a lot of snow outside on the ground. So it's time to move from robots to snowmen in the underrated classic game... Snow Bros: Nick and Tom! Snow Bros: Nick and Tom was made by Toaplan in 1990 for arcade use. If you played Bubble Bobble with the Arcade Club in late 2018, you will likely find the gameplay very familiar, but somehow colder and more challenging. You play as one of two snowmen (Nick or Tom); your ultimate goal is to rescue the captured princesses Puripuri and Puchipuchi. But before you have a chance to do this, you need to defeat the enemi
  20. FINAL STANDINGS FOR JANUARY 2021 1st place: Prof. Will Lestrange - 73750 points (Gold Joystick) 2nd place: Mia Fountain - 73375 points (Silver Joystick) 3rd place: Aurelia West - 16025 points (Bronze Joystick) But you still have a chance to compete against these scores at the Living High Score Board!
  21. Looking at the changes made to the snowman, Will realized he had put his outer layer of defence around the snowman just in time: had he not put in the crude defensive barrier, Tarma's snowball would probably have knocked down the entire snowman instead of just that snowball! He smiled as he realized February had added a bit of broken wand (which seemed to still have some magical essence in it) as a nose, so he could easily establish a magical connection between his real wand and the broken wand. Clutching his wand's snakeskin handle, he used that connection to produce a Shield Charm from th
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