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27 August 2001 @ 04:49 pm
Yesterday was vegetable day ;) I pottered around, tidied up all my papers and binned all the chapter drafts. In the process I found the scanner and the other dining room table hidden beneath the strata! So after that I didn't really do much of anything. I was going to go to the co-op and do a bit of food shopping, but then it rained and thundered and lightninged so I didn't. I played a bit of GT3 which was cool (and I only idled off SP once in the process ;) ). But mostly I spodded and did laundry and read LJ. Just as I was starting to contemplate the important question of dinner J rang to ask if I wanted fish and chips. Which I did (daft question really ;) ). So more vegetating went on after that.

Today I got up when J did and went off with him to watch the last session of his karate thing - it was nice and sunny and I sat and read my book whilst other people did lots of exercise. There's something very nice about that ;)

We then went into town and did a little shopping and had some lunch. We bought Icewind Dale and the expansion pack for it, so I'll be playing a bit of that later on I imagine :) Also bought the new Slipknot album - agonised about that for a bit, we're not sure if we'll listen to it much coz we don't often listen to the other one. But in the end decided to buy it anyway - it's not like one extra CD is gonna break the bank, and there're plenty of other ones we've bought then not listened to very much.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Slipknot "Iowa"
mrisley on August 27th, 2001 09:11 am (UTC)
Icewind Dale is pretty good, but not nearly as good as Baulder's Gate and BG II. Save your game and try out your spells before trying them in combat. There are many changes to simple things from BG like the area of effect and it would be bad to find this out in combat.
Margaretpling on August 27th, 2001 10:36 am (UTC)
I've not actually played Baulder's Gate ... I've vaguely been meaning to get an RPG for ages now, and this bundled version was fairly cheap (for both bits together) so I picked it up. But thanks for the advice :)
mrisley on August 27th, 2001 11:47 am (UTC)
Not quite advice, though I have plenty if you need some later. If you like Icewind Dale at all, I would deffinitly suggest getting Baulder's Gate. If we were on the same side of the pond, I would give you my copy, but one ocean and 5 time zones makes that a little hard. You could skip BG I and go straight for BG II with out loosing much understanding of what happened. It may also help, since you don't find yourself picking up the same computer chars that helped you in BG I that aren't necessarily who you need in BG II.
Ruheruhe on August 27th, 2001 03:35 pm (UTC)

If you brought a live goat into the store on saturday you could have gotten it for free. Seriously :)
Andrewsagima on August 28th, 2001 03:03 am (UTC)
Finished Icewind Dale last week and Heart of Winter on sunday. I would recommend downloading the Trial of the Luremaster add-on from the official site - it adds a good few hours to an otherwise fairly simple expansion pack (it also gives you a cats chance in hell of winning with more than one charater being left alive :) )
Onto Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal now which is running insanely slowly even when i tell it i'm running a 400Mhz computer and in 640x480(is that right) resolution (which i might add looks insane on a 21" monitor). I could so eat some fish in batter right about now - wonder if i should go get some for lunch.