I spent this morning reading through Tales of the Crescent City, and while I tend to feel a little out of my element with Hastur-centric scenarios (of which this book contains two), overall I like what I'm seeing with this book, I'm looking forward to adding the New York companion, Tales of the Sleepless City, to my collection as well.
In other news, my parents have been in England for the past two weeks, visiting London, Leeds and York. My mother requested some information about game stores and miniatures I was interested in for the purposes of Christmas shopping. She has proceeded to stop at every miniatures and hobby shop she sees in the UK and send me photos from them. She's apparently become fascinated by my hobby and how widespread it seems to be in the UK. To quote one of her emails, "The Brits sure love their miniatures. There must be a whole industry of just making and painting these."
Mom was really impressed by the painting contest this store in York is having, and frankly, I am too - I may suggest something similar to Matt at Just Games for next year.