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Lars Porsenna

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About Lars Porsenna

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  • Birthday 05/19/1977

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    Historical Wargames, History in general, fantasy & SF RPGs and literature, space sciences, model building, and monkeying around...

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  1. Lars Porsenna

    Sci fi game universe

    Also consider cultural reasons too! Perhaps the aliens evolved from burrowing animals, & have a cultural preference for underground structures! The base environment the aliens evolved for before uplift to full sentience is going to have a big impact on their cultural & behavioral outlook. Damon.
  2. Lars Porsenna

    Sci fi game universe

    I think one thing to think about is why are these ruins or dungeons here, what purpose did they serve, & why are our adventurers exploring? Also this is SF so sometimes it pays to think BIG! I had a Fading Suns campaign many years ago. If you're not familiar with it, its sort of like The Middle Ages meets Dune in Space. With Lovecraftian complications. Its great! I ran an adventure in which the party had to explore some pre-contact alien ruins. I called it the Mega-sewers of Saiwhun. I sort of got the idea from a David Brin book about the Mulch Spider, a bio-artificial construct dedicated to "recycling" planets. I wanted a more dungeon thing going on, so I thought: what sort of massive planetary scale recycling system would an advanced (but gone) alien race develop to be caretakers of their world? In the novel, the Mulch Spider (IIRC) achieved this by sending materials into the mantle of the planet. In my adventure I did the same: pollutants & other materials that could not be easily (or worthwile) recycled would be shunted through a massive complex of tubes, tunnels & the like directly into the mantle of the planet for recycling, but on the scale of millions of years rather than weeks, months or decades. This created a huge complex that could be explored, filled with mysterious tech, cultural artifacts. And oh yeah, dinosaurs, because I fluffed that there was a big game park on the planet with genetically re-created dinosaurs, who got loose into the sewers, just because... Damon.
  3. Lars Porsenna

    Bones Black Questions

    I went ahead & primed my Bones Black owlbear. So far so good, but I'm giving it a few days/week to see how it goes. The old formula bones could take a couple days before going "tacky." Damon.
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    Bones Black Questions

    Any word on what sort of media these things can be primed with? I got the owlbear & it looks good. The plastic feels different from the original bones or the more "solid" grey bones material, so I'm wondering if these can be primed with the more normal spray primers, like Krylon? Damon.
  5. Lars Porsenna

    Azer minis?

    I have several of the old WotC metal Azer. They're great! Damon.
  6. Lars Porsenna

    Learning a new language!

    Here's one for the collective wisdom of the forum. I have the potential of dating a woman from Ecuador. She pushes a lot of right buttons for me: attractive, smart, interesting, etc. English is her second language. Spanish obviously is her first. This may lead to an actual relationship, so I want to start looking into things in case that develops in that direction... Is there any good sources, tools, methods to learn a foreign language, in this case Spanish? I think it would be a cool aspect to a relationship to be able to talk & relate to her in her own native language. I don't expect it to happen overnight, but I would like to look into it... Damon.
  7. Lars Porsenna

    Identify The Dragon

    Yes, its called Big Box stores... Damon.
  8. Lars Porsenna

    D&D books?

    Still waiting for Greyhawk to get some time in the light. Best we got was a softcover supporting Living Greyhawk back in 3e. Damon.
  9. Lars Porsenna

    Star Wars Legion

    Just looked & the Bandai at-st in 1/48 is half the price. Of course you don't get all the extras, but I'll bet its a better model FWIW... Started painting rebel troops tonight. Not super impressed with the details so far. Kind of soft. Damon.
  10. Lars Porsenna

    Star Wars Legion

    Thought I saw something about Rebel snowtroopers too. For your Hoth themed battles! I'm hoping we get Rogue One style rebel troopers. Like those much much better than the Endor style ones we got... Now that the Imperial Army may be a thing, wondering if we'll get a set of those someday? Damon.
  11. Lars Porsenna

    Star Wars Legion

    Detail of course looks a whole lot better! I wonder what the actual scale of the Imperial Assault AT-ST is? The information is out there... Also wondering how the Legion walker compares to the Bandai kit, which is 1/48 scale. Damon.
  12. Lars Porsenna

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARS PORSENNA.

    Thank you everyone. It was OK, but it was also the 3 month anniversary since the end of my previous relationship. Damon.
  13. Lars Porsenna

    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    Well you can't have it both ways. Back in 3rd with their "pamphlet" Codicies a common complaint I saw was that they were too light on fluff. So GW releases more comprehensive books and now the complaint is that they are too expensive. Can't win! Personally I feel GW wastes a lot of space in their books on fluff that is not topical or to-the-point, & would be better served with more information dense fluff. I look at the 3e Necrons codex as a good example. Something that size, & that quality of fluff (maybe a little more by cutting out the hobby pagecount) would be a good place for GW's Codicies. That being said, I DO enjoy hardbacks MUCH more, are more handy when writing lists for me (I don't break the spine of my softback books, and feel aghast about people that do, or abuse their books to the point pages are falling out...). and to be fair GW has dropped the price on most of the books with the current edition ($40 as opposed to $50 for most, except Space Marines), so at least there is a trend going here... Damon.
  14. Lars Porsenna

    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    Personally I'm convinced if they separated army lists from the fluff, the fluff books will just sit, or not sell in enough numbers to justify widespread availability. Damon.
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    GW Announces WH40K 8th edition

    Apparently in one of the promo photos there were some never-before-seen ork models. I couldn't tell personally, but if that's true that bodes well for the greenskins... Damon.
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