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Introduction
Hi everyone,

After a coma so long it's amazing Robin Williams hasn't turned up to try some kind of miracle cure on it, Critical Miss is back. Like the parrot, it was indeed, not dead, but merely sleeping.

A lot's changed since the first issue of Critical Miss back in the 20th century's 1998. Back then, the fastest a civilian airliner could do was Mach two and the largest number of astronauts that could be lifted into space by a single spacecraft was seven. In addition, we had experienced the end of history, the stock markets were booming, and we were looking ahead to an era of peace and prosperity.

Yeah.

In my own life, in the five and a half years since Issue 10, I've written a novel, moved to Brighton (and yes, I might have just a few too many books!), become a bus spotter, bollocked my mother for denying me my own chance to experience, even second-hand, genuine space exploration, ranted about being shafted by my web hosters, ranted about being shafted by my cable company, spotted a dream home that never was, won a prize for roleplaying, had a previous Critical Miss article go viral, got trapped in my own bathroom, tried my hand at Star Trek fan fiction, lost loved ones, reviewed suitcases, avenged 2005's failure by successfully climbing Arthur's Seat (some crap pictures, some better pictures), and found a crashed Victorian spaceship in Pall Mall that led to a giant, mechanical, walking elephant, with people on board. As you do.

Anyway, here's Issue 11. Hope it was worth the wait.

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Jonny\'s early years in role-playing.

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It's Me, Dave!
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A fun and simple, albeit mildly sociopathic, game of bluff, bullshit and social manipulation.

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Game Night
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Six gods sit down to spend an evening roleplaying. Really badly.

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The Night I Broke Monopoly
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Reminiscing of some house rules he added to Monopoly in his younger years.

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Yes I Sank Your Fucking Barge
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A fun and quick, Battleships-like, family game for up to four players.

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Me Voici en Fran├žais
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The Elfish Gene
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Review of Mark Barrowcliffe\'s 2007 roleplaying memoir \"The Elfish Gene\".

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Grabbing Chekhov's Gun
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Applying Chekhov\'s literary technique to roleplayers.

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Blockbuster - Cop Show Meets The Norfolk Broads
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Review of James Wallis\' unpublished \"Cop Show\" RPG.

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The Ghosts of Magic Past
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Strategies for Magic: The Gathering affecting a game of RoboRally.

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Jukebox Musical - A Game of Plots and Writing
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A game for those into creative writing.

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You Utter Munchkin!
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Session report of playing Munchkin! with his fiancée.

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Troops
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Spotlight on the 1997 fanfilm \"Troops\".

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GenCon 2008
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Trip report on GenCon 2008.

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