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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Gaming Environments
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Gaming Environments

I've found with boardgaming, in particular, I tend to play in a range of different environments. Sometimes it will be a small-ish group at a person's house or there will be a bunch of us meeting at a games store, often with other people also there. I do tend to prefer the former, but sometimes the l...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: E3 Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: E3 Discussion

E3 2019 recently concluded, and there were a few highlights for me. I'm especially excited to see Final Fantasy VII get a remake. Though it's the only Final Fantasy title I've played in its entirety, I still have fond memories of playing it and, in fact, got my hands on the movie linked to it. I was...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Tracking Gameplays
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Tracking Gameplays

Several people in my boardgames group track their plays through the BG Stats app, and recently I started doing the same. For me, the main motivation is having a better idea of how many unique games I've played. Though individual scores or wins can be interesting information and I'll generally track ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Ink Splatters Overview
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Re: Ink Splatters Overview

Remember that you have until the end of June to submit to our prompts and the Graphics Garden in order to earn the Ink Splatters award for this school year. You need to participate seven times to qualify (visit the Prompts Index for more details). This is a list of people who have participated so fa...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Vanessa!
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Happy Birthday, Vanessa!

Happy Birthday, Nessa!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 43
Views: 2076

Re: Quick Quotes

Our first prompt for June is: A wondrous invention From Archenemies by Marissa Meyer: Think about it. These symbols, they’re just lines on paper. But someone, at some point, had the idea to assign them a meaning. And not just that, but then to teach those meanings to other people! To envision a way ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat May 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Sports Talk
Topic: Parkrun
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Parkrun

After months of hearing about parkrun on social media, I finally decided to participate in my very first one this morning. I loved the ambience and how friendly people were, and, in fact, joined an older couple who were also attending their first event. It was great seeing people of all ages and fit...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Game Design
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Game Design

As a boardgame enthusiast, I've harboured ambitions about designing my own game or two. I already have a prototype for one game idea using a theme that's very "me" and some of my favourite mechanics such as worker placement and set collection. Unfortunately though, I only seem to be able to work on ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: Need to be validated on The Sett
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Need to be validated on The Sett

According to my records, Annabella's account was validated on the main site 10 days ago. Unfortunately there is sometimes a backlog of member accounts to get through (especially lately), but I'm working to try get that sorted. If you do feel a specific HOL account is taking longer than usual to get ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Ask a Prefect
Topic: help
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: help

Just to add what Gail said, from the main website, if you click on "Forums" in the navigation, you'll find links for all the Common Rooms. From the HOL forum, if you click on the "Quick Links" (the icon with the 3 horizontal lines), those links will also be there.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 43
Views: 2076

Re: Quick Quotes

The Prompt at the End of the Month is...

An unexpected discovery

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams:
the sea was exactly the wrong shade of pink
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Admin Office
Topic: Database Clean-up
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Database Clean-up

Hi everyone, Please read this post carefully and please don't be concerned: we simply want to make you aware of a decision that shouldn't impact you but which you might notice. You don't need to worry or take any action. In the years HOL has been open, there have been over 20,000 people who signed u...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 43
Views: 2076

Re: Quick Quotes

I clearly didn't take my own advice last week when I strayed into the path of a fairly large dragon. I've only just now managed to get to relative safety to post this week's prompt: A reason for going on a quest From The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan: the exhilaration of ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Prof. Amy Lupin!
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Happy Birthday, Prof. Amy Lupin!

Thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a lovely day. :wub:
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 43
Views: 2076

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is:

Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron:
stay out of the way of bigger dragons
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: Prompt: Magical Merchandise
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Prompt: Magical Merchandise

Dervish and Banges, Sinclair's and The Nowhere Emporium all have something in common: a wide assortment of wonders to behold. This month we'd like you to design an advert for something you might have come across during one of your visits to a shop in a book. Be sure to include important details such...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Professor Ryan Granger!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Happy Birthday Professor Ryan Granger!!!

Happy Birthday, Ryan!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cody!!
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Happy Birthday, Cody!!

Happy Birthday, Cody!

Hope you managed to get a game or two in. ;)
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 43
Views: 2076

Re: Quick Quotes

Our first prompt for March is:

Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting

From Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks:
Magic kingdom for sale
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: March Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 208

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: March Book Discussion

This month we'll be reading The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine and joining Sophie as she embarks on her new adventure in the lap of luxury that is Sinclair's Department Store. It's far from plain sailing though as danger and dishonesty are gathering beneath the gloss of high-...

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