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 on: 17 September 2020, 21:45:02 
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Community Support Required for Starport Conversions

*Pilots Federation ALERT: For the attention of all Commanders*

Trading commodities required in Nagasairu and Tenche systems.

Two construction companies have requested materials to convert refinery outposts into starports, to assist owners of fleet carriers who use large vessels for tritium refuelling.

Susannah Haynes, CEO of Kavanagh Spaceframes Ltd, stated:

"With the galactic community's help, we can upgrade a maximum of five outposts into Orbis starports. Our intermediaries, Tenche Universal Holdings, will accept deliveries of building fabricators, power generators and thermal cooling units at Blaauw Hub in the Tenche system."

There were similar requests from Dean Bradigan, director of Steel Castle Inc:

"For travellers who find the familiar sight of Coriolis stations welcoming, here's a chance to build up to five more. We ask for shipments of bauxite, gallite and rutile to be delivered to CQC Holdings at Teng-hui Station in the Nagasairu system."

The number of starports will depend on the amount of materials delivered. The target systems in order of priority are Fjorgyn, HR 4979, Wolf 294, Lambda-2 Tucanae, Potriti, LHS 4058, Chakpa, Gally Bese, Eta Cephei and Ninabin. If successful, upgrading will be done for the start of October.

Both initiatives begin on 17th September 3306 and will run for one week. If the final targets for a campaign are met earlier than planned, it will end immediately.
Source: Community Support Required for Starport Conversions

 on: 17 September 2020, 14:45:02 
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Death of a Duval

Imperial news sources have confirmed that Prince Harold Duval was assassinated by NMLA terrorists while travelling incognito to the Cemiess system.

Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval broadcast this address:

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Prince Harold. A state funeral at the Hall of Martyrs is being arranged and there will be a period of mourning, as is customary for esteemed members of the Imperial Family. There will be opportunities for all citizens to honour Harold's memory in an appropriate manner."

Princess Aisling Duval, Harold's daughter, appeared uncharacteristically distressed when she gave a brief statement to the media:

"It's a huge loss to us all that… I'm sorry… I can't believe this has happened. He can't be gone! I used to have some sympathy for the Marlinists, but now they… they took him from us. They took my daddy."

The NMLA also attacked starports in the Cemiess, Gabjaujis, LHS 4031 and Rabh systems.

The Empire is now on heightened alert, and the Senate has approved new counter-terrorism initiatives proposed by Senator Denton Patreus.
Source: Death of a Duval

 on: 15 September 2020, 18:45:03 
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Arkham Horror Third Edition: Under Dark Waves Expansion

Terror from the Depths!The decrepit village of Innsmouth creaks under the weight of growing corruption. The mist-shrouded streets of seaside Kingsport hide ancient mysteries. The tide is rising...Under Dark Waves brings your investigation to Innsmouth and Kingsport with new neighbourhoods, scenarios, investigators, monsters, and equipment for Arkham Horror. Stave off encroaching terror, trespass in Devil Reef or the Strange High House, and test your fortune against the tyrants of the deep!Contents:2 Map Tiles9 Endcaps8 Investigators4 Scenarios352 Cards31 TokensRequires Arkham Horror the Board Game to play.
Source: Arkham Horror Third Edition: Under Dark Waves Expansion

 on: 15 September 2020, 18:45:03 
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Ocean is a strategy game where you create a vibrant web of marine life through millions of years of evolution. It depicts the boundary between the known world near the ocean's surface, and the unknown mysteries lurking in the deep.The Known WorldEnter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of tentacles, sharp teeth, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt.But this is just the surface there's more when you're ready to dive deeper...The UnknownLurking deep below the surface lie mysteries so bizarre they hardly seem natural. The Deep is a deck of 89 unique cards you'll discover over the course of many games. These powerful traits represent the unknown: the undiscovered wonders of the deep ocean.Venture into the deep at your own risk!Contents:120 Surface cards89 Deep cards200 Fish tokens25 Scenario cards24 Species boards1 Reef board1 Ocean board4 Player screens4 Bonus tokens1 Cambrian Explosion card
Source: Oceans

 on: 15 September 2020, 18:45:03 
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Tekhenu: City of the Obelisk

Four millennia ago, on the eastern bank of the Nile river a foundation for what was to become the Temple or Amun-Ra was laid. Over the course of two thousand years, the temple complex was gradually expanded, until it became the largest religious building in the world. Today, the site is known as Karnak.Travel back in time and join the ancient Pharaohs in creating one of the most impressive sites the world has seen. Witness and influence two thousand years of history, building, strategizing, and honouring the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth and Osiris. Manage and balance your actions carefully, as when the reckoning by the goddess Maat comes, your heart will be weighed, and a judgment of your deeds will determine your fate.Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun is a strategy game of building, planning, clever strategy, and impeccable balance. Each turn, players draft dice from the base of the Obelisk.Game components:1 Rulebook1 Large Obelisk1 Game Board4 Player Boards4 Player Aid Sheets26 Dice88 Cards40 Buildings32 Pillars24 Statues16 Cubes8 Discs8 Meeples200+ Cardboard Tokens
Source: Tekhenu: City of the Obelisk

 on: 15 September 2020, 15:45:02 
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A Witcher's Journal

Take a glimpse into the Golden Age of Witchers, when monsters roamed the world and you could hardly travel to the next town without running into a cyclops or a foglet! Through the journal of the founder of the Griffin School of Witchers, Erland if Larvik, you'll encounter many new monsters; some of which haven't been seen in generations.A Witcher's Journal is a supplement for the Witcher Pen & Paper RPG which gives you a number of new monsters and intriguing plot hooks to use in your game as well as new lore and an in-depth investigation system.Featuring:33 New Monsters:Terrorize the countryside with all manner of creatures from deadly archespores to gruesome vendigo!2 Exceptional Monsters:Create unique higher vampires and true dragons to populate the dark corners and high peaks of the Continent!An In-depth Investigation System:Learn how to write out a mystery for your players to uncover as the game progresses or write up a murder mystery for a session of fun!All New Lore:Learn the history of the Order of Witchers and the story of Erland of Larvik, the First Griffin!
Source: A Witcher's Journal

 on: 14 September 2020, 17:45:04 
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Prince Harold Duval Assassinated

Prince Harold Duval is dead after a targeted assassination attempt by the Neo-Marlinist Liberation Army.

The Empire has imposed a media blackout on these events, and no official statement has been made. However, independent journalist Gwendolyn Nash published this on-the-scene report for Vox Galactica:

"From interviewing multiple sources, we gather that a single assassin managed to infiltrate Harold Duval's personal transport. He was killed by shipboard guards but not before shooting the Prince at close range."

"The NMLA claimed responsibility for this attack in its latest propaganda broadcast, which referred to the Duval family as 'imperialist parasites'. The extremist group also demanded that 'Marlinists everywhere must rise up and demand a democratic Republic'."

"Harold Duval was famously declared unfit for the throne by Emperor Hengist, and has been out of the public eye ever since. He rarely left Capitol but was making an unpublicised journey to visit his daughter Aisling Duval, presumably in response to the recent terrorist attack in the Cemiess system."

"It remains unknown how the NMLA knew of the Prince's itinerary, or managed to breach security on his ship."
Source: Prince Harold Duval Assassinated

 on: 12 September 2020, 17:45:05 
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Inquiry into Starship One's Destruction Concludes

An independent inquiry by the Federal Attorney's Office into the destruction of presidential vessel Starship One has produced a final report.

Senior Attorney Milandu Okoro made this statement:

"The loss of presidential vessel Starship One in May 3301, along with hundreds of lives, was a great tragedy. Despite suspicion that this was an attempt to eliminate then-President Jasmina Halsey, initial investigations concluded that a catastrophic malfunction of its drive systems was the likely cause."

"A new inquiry was opened when fresh evidence came to light, including testimonies from several members of the Federal Navy. Our final report states that there is sufficient reason to believe Starship One was destroyed by deliberate sabotage."

"A grand jury has determined that criminal charges should be made. We have shared our findings with the Federal Intelligence Agency, and understand that an arrest will take place shortly."

The inquiry report is not yet in the public domain, but is thought to allege that illegal modifications were made to the Frame Shift Drive system of Starship One in advance of its destruction during flight through hyperspace.
Source: Inquiry into Starship One's Destruction Concludes

 on: 12 September 2020, 17:45:05 
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Terror Attacks Used Thargoid-Derived Explosives

The Imperial Internal Security Service has transmitted another urgent bulletin regarding terrorist attacks on starports in the Empire.

"There have been indications that the four starports came under attack by Thargoids. We can confirm that this is not the case, and there is no evidence of Thargoid vessels in the vicinity."

"Observers reported that some of the damage inflicted on the stations' infrastructure closely resembled the effect of Thargoid weaponry. This was registered by internal sensor systems, resulting in automatic emergency broadcasts designed to summon aid during a Thargoid incursion."

"Preliminary investigations suggest the use of customised explosive devices that incorporated elements of Thargoid technology. This suggests that the perpetrators have access to unusually sophisticated resources as well as xenological materials."

"As yet there is no reason to doubt that the Neo-Marlinist Liberation Army (NMLA) is responsible for these attacks. We have received reports of jubilant scenes from some Imperial fringe systems, in territories where Marlinism remains popular."

Help with rescue operations is still being requested from the four Imperial starports: Mackenzie Relay in the Cemiess system, Tsiolkovsky Terminal in the Gabjaujis system, Garrido Market in the LHS 4031 system, and Muller Terminal in the Rabh system.
Source: Terror Attacks Used Thargoid-Derived Explosives

 on: 12 September 2020, 13:44:12 
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With involvement in the games industry going back to the Seventies, we are to many people dinosaurian, and while we share some characteristics, we do not intend to become extinct just yet.
And as I head towards the dotage for which I have been so obviously practising, young Sally has made it clear that I need to be looking after her, not vice versa, so I have to keep the brain functional.

With costs ever rising and market share falling, it was apparent pre-covid that something had to give, and the lock-down helped to clarify the situation. Until a couple of years ago we seemed to have found a niche offering help and advice amidst the bewildering display of new games, but recently more and more people have been just going for the latest on-line sensation, ignoring the shop. Competition for on-line sales has massively increased, though strangely, our on-line sales have held up well. Loyal customers around the world have stuck with us, while local customers have increasingly gone elsewhere, or are simply broke, or have already bought so many games from us that they really, really dont need any more. Some have done their absolute best to support us throughout, and they have my heartfelt thanks.

The upshot of this mail order will continue as normal, and we will continue to have a local presence, albeit at arms length, which is alas the way of things these days anyway. Until 14th November the shop will operate relatively normally, still on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday while we prepare for the move on the days in between, and from 22nd November collections can be arranged by phone (usual number) or e-mail, from Webbes Self Storage, Wharf Road, Burton, from our house nearby, or from a convenient pub, assuming some have survived by then. We are all waiting to see what is possible in 2021 perhaps a mini Beer & Pretzels eventually? Until then, keep in touch, and stay lucky.

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