"'Tide" and tested
In my correct opinion, the four theme decks for the "Magic: The Gathering" collectible card game expansion "Morningtide" are the most evenly matched yet. Hours spent hunched over the coffee table, drinking Boag's Draught and eating beer nuts with a spoon (so as not to get the cards greasy :-)), conducting a solo round-robin tournament, produced the following results:
[Deck name/type/creature focus/matches won/games won/rank]
"Battalion"/UW weenie evasion/Kithkin + Soldiers/2/5/2nd
"Going Rogue"/BU weenies + discard + card drawing/Faeries + Rogues/0/3/4th
"Shamanism"/BGw tough critters + life gain/Treefolk + Shamen/2/4/3rd
"Warrior's Code"/GR big, fast creatures/Warriors/2/6/1st
* "Doctor Who: The Game" (2005) by Darin Henry. Big Finish audiobook #66, featuring the Fifth Doc and Nyssa (I myssa!) on a world devoted to a deathsport.
* "Fear Of A Blank Planet" (2007) - Porcupine Tree. Near-indescribable. Critics have labelled them "the new Pink Floyd", but that may be selling PT short. Seriously.
* "Faker" (2007-08). Vertigo graphic novel written by Mike Carey and drawn by Jock. US college housemates confront an existential dilemma. Too soon to tell...
For their annual ANZAC Day rugby league clash with the Dragons, the Roosters wore predominantly sky blue jerseys (instead of navy), just as they'd done during WW2 when there was a shortage of the darker dye. It looked weird (and they got deservedly flogged), but I applaud the historical reference.