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  1. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Congratulations on the Good News. Hopefully the anxiety and stress levels will soon return to their accustomed levels. GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    OK - It's been over 4 hours and no remarks on the box contents. Are we still waiting for the Grumpy One or did the thing blow the house and all of it's occupants into next Saturday? GEM
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    Disaster with the Flat Coat sealer

    >purple on< That's a very fishy story. >purple off< On a more serious note, either mud spatter, or, as suggested, try a clear coat from a different source, preferably tried on the least conspicuous part of the tank possible. If a spray on is selected you can do a test spot by spraying some [just enough for a few drops as a sample] of the clear coat in a cup [mind the blowback] and use a brush to apply a bit of paint from the cup to the test spot. If that works OK you should be good to go for a full coat. YMMV GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    And a high quality fire extinguisher. GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It's all a figment of your gut, overpowering your imagination. GEM Who actually does sympathize with your food allergy. Edit: Nice Case. Do you have a Cat Meow for a ring tone or something based on the sound output of a Theremin?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So I'm sorta stuck in a hotel room halfway between home and the kids house. This has happened because Mama has a convention this week before we go see the kids. I planned for the week by digging out my Dragons of Ashardalon game, with the intentioin being to prep and paint all the game pieces. Somehow I didn't pack my stack case with all my modeling tools necessary for prepping minis. Not to be detered I found a local Harbor Freight, where I acquired a cheap set of hobby knives [$3.99], a similar set of needle files [$3.99], and a pack of assorted grit sandpapers [$3.99]. I also threw in a couple of $0.49 snap blade knives because they are handy for multiple jobs. So for less than $15 I was back in business. The "interesting" problem has being prepping the WoTC plastic minis for priming and painting. The combination of mold releases and the plastic used have made it necessary to use a multi step cleaning process, starting with Simple Green and a toothbrush and ending with lighter fluid and a toothbrush. This has got me to the point where Stynlrez will stick but not provide complete coverage without a second priming coat. The second coat gets me to the point where I have a suitable surface for a base coat. I have paper bowls full of minis all over the room, with Ashardalon keeping watch over the entire room from a place next to the TV [which is Comcast and has only served to depress my already low opinion of their company]. Fortunately the internet is reliable with a decent wifi signal in our room so I can have music and videos thru my tablet, as well as communication with the real world of these forums. Now to convince the wife that we must have Italian for dinner. GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Since the Lasagna is a fail for you that means More For The Rest of Us. GEM
  8. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Let us celebrate with a Huge Plate of Lasagna! GEM
  9. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The market will remain untapped only until the marketing campaign to take full advantage of this concept ismin place. GEM
  10. Green Eyed Monster

    Thoughts?

    I'd work some of the same range of purple used on the slashes as an intermediary with the lightest color that you are using for the highlight as the highlight to pick out just the highest points on the armor. Using a color wheel triad you could add some orange [not a lot, just as a contrasting element] as a complimentary color. GEM
  11. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Oh The Humanity! What am I goona do to get my Cat Video Fix? GEM
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    Thoughts?

    Very Vera Ellen-ish. For those who aren't familiar with the reference: Vera Ellen was a dancer/actress in the1940s-to mid 1950s, probably best remembered for her role in White Christmas with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. She was know at the time for having the smallest waist in Hollywood. Her diminutive waistline was due in part to her ongoing problems with a chronic eating disorder, a malady that severely shortened her career. I like the color scheme, it compliments the sculpt [which is elegant] very well. GEM
  13. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It only gets worse as you get older. I was blessed with a sound mechanical grounding by my Master Millwright father and the same foundation in electronics by the US Navy. I grew up in the Analog World with my intorduction to the Digital World occuring in the course sylabus sub-titled "Magic Rocks". simple integrated circuits with no micro-processors, those still being something in the developmetal/laboratory phase. I've tried to keep up over the years but it gets more difficult as the level of technology keeps adding ever more layers of even more essoteric concepts. If you seriously want to try to keep up subscribe to one or more of the "lighter" tech blogs. I personally am somewhat of a fan of "The Register" [known as "El Reg" among the subscribers] a British Blog with a vibe somewhat similar to that of these forums. It provides an overview of what's happening in the tech world with a lot of lighthearted banter, but when it gets into some of the more technical discussions I just can't keep up. Sort of like here when it gets into the more arcane aspects of miniature modeling/painting. Another way to keep up is to "hang out" with people who are younger than your chronological age. {OK, my cover is blown} Their brains are still more ductile and it will force your own brain to retain a greater level of flexibility and resiliency. GEM That or play the part of the terminally technically inept who can't wrap their brain around bitcoin or how to acquire them. GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    E-mail them back and ask them "what's a bitcoin?". This particular scam is going around, once again. The response e-mail about bitcoins is usually full of the sort of syntax and grammar errors that point to Russian Hackers being the source of the scam. They are reportedly using a shotgun approach to sending out these demands. GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The synergisic effects of Chocolate and Peanut Butter are often overlooked by those who are not proficient at Candymancy. As for Cats. They work more efficiently than Dogs, which is why they always appear to be sleeping 20 hours a day. Since much of what they deal with is of a non-material plane, with only the effects of their evil machinations manifesting on our material plane, what loooks to most humans like sleep is actually a state of mediation that transcends the mortal plane and allows them to stalk and remove their prey on the non-material planes. This is the reason why Cats have been revered in societies from Ancient Times forward. With all the technological trappings of "modern" society we are less attuned to these non-material emanations, which makes the role of the "common" House Cat even more important. GEM
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    I have purchased the hardcover of the playtest and from ther discovered that the same material is available at no cost as a PDF from the Paizo website. I've personally found it difficult to develop any positive emotion about this iteration, particularly with the PC Lecture in the introduction implying that everybody should be conducting their own playing group , whether at a public venue like a game store or in a more private setting, according to their idea of what should and should not be socially acceptable. Those who run games where children are involved will most easily recognize that there are certain aspects of RPGs that, while suitable areas for adult play, are not appropriate for a game where minors are participants. There are also certain socially sensitive [at this time and place] areas that need to be avoided if an enjoyable gaming experience is to be cultivated, particularly areas that may lead to questions that parents and guardians are not ready to hold discussions about. I have in mind the hysterical reaction within certain religious communities to D&D that occured when the game first became popular that spurred a long running and often acrimonious public debate. I feel that Paizo is opening a "can of worms" that they aren't really equipped to deal with by even touching on some of these areas in the introductory materials for what is supposed to be a whole new itteration of an existing and popular game. If they wish to publish guidelines for policy vis a vis public games this should be done through lines of communication between Paizo, its distribution network, and its retailers, not as part of the introductory materials that will be read by young people who only have a vague grasp of some of the concepts being touched on. As far as the actual game play, I am finding the same "difficulties" as most others have commented upon here. The character creation process is way to long, particularly for those just starting into RPGs. The entire process needs to be boiled down to the basics with many of the things that are currently an integral part of the character creation process needing to be introduced as the character gains experience so that the attributes that make the "character" construct more fully formed don't have to be worked on, a considerable investment in time, for a character that then gets "squished" before it even reaches third level. GEM
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    Happy Birthday Sandra Garrity!

    Happy Birthday! GEM
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    Happy Birthday OneBoot

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Found one of two links: https://fossbytes.com/icann-global-internet-outage-over-next-48-hours/ The other one seens to suffering some sort of outage. GEM
  20. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It was from an article on a site that Drudge linked earlier today. I'm on my laptop now and I read the article while sitting at my desk earlier today. I'll see if I can get the link from here but - no promises. GEM
  21. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So it seems that some long delayed updating to the foundations of the Internet Address system are going to occur this weekend. According to the article I was reading there may be disruptions and outages across the internet for as much as 48 hours from ISPs not having done the work necessary to implement this update smoothly. Don't Panic and keep pressing F5 GEM
  22. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This looks to me like a 6 barrel T-Shirt Cannon. You can wrap a T-Shirt around all sorts of "interesting" items, if you catch my drift. Also, this could be the basis for a "Red Ambrosia's Revenge" " Blue Water" launcher. GEM
  23. Green Eyed Monster

    Universal Monsters (WIP)

    For Halloween Music look up Dr. Demento. He has hat least one compilation of Halloween Themed Music. GEM
  24. Green Eyed Monster

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Any possibility fo contacting UPS ahead of time and discussing delivery arrangements that are mutually agreeable? GEM
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ok, so we change the launch mechanism to a Navy Surplus Steam Catapult. The steam plant for the catapult will have no problem providing the necessary oomph for the Calliope. GEM So sorry for you. GEM The shoulder dragon has whispered the name Feather Foot in my ear. GEM
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