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About kristof65

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    Captain of the Sky Pirates
  • Birthday 03/12/1965

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    Winterset, IA
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    Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, most Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Wargaming, RPGs, racing.

    Right now I'm keen on starting a regular mini's gaming group.

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  1. Rottweiler Grav Tank for my IMEF

    Finally got a chance to take a picture of the finished print:
  2. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    The part about rolls of scratch tickets implies Christies is a convenience store. But in the areas I've lived in/am aware of, Christies is either a high end auction house or a XXX store...
  3. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    So I've never tried to participate on Hangouts before, but I decided that if I was going to go to ReaperCon this year, I should start getting better acquainted with my fellow forumites now. Opened Hangouts to see what I would get, and all I get is a "You're the only one here." I supposed that's marginally better than the stanky goblin that said he'd be there . Anyway, how do you guys typically use it? Full video/audio? Audio only? Text?
  4. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Ugh... Just went and tentatively booked a room at my preferred hotel chain. Many of the hotels belonging to that chain in the area are already sold out that weekend. I'll wait and see if the con rate at the con hotel(s) are cheaper than what I've got booked.
  5. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    I think this is a key thing. Playing scenarios instead of just a fight helps a lot, too. When I played it with the kids the first time, I had hastily scribbled lists for each of them, and ran a free for all scenario. When we tried Galleys & Galleons two weeks later (similar system for ships, also by Andrea), I had taken the time to make nice little cards for each of their ships, and had a scenario game in place to play. As a result, the kids all said they liked Galleys & Galleons better. The very smart (broccoli) autistic son of my friend pointed out that I should have done the cards and scenario for SoBH, too, because they were almost the same game. In the end, they liked both games, once I did cards up for their forces. We were using both games as part of a 5e D&D campaign where the PCs were all pirate ship captains.
  6. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    hmmm. Totally didn't expect a Labor Day weekend date. I can certainly see how that could affect other people's plans, but it might make it easier for me.
  7. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    That was part of my motivation as well.
  8. Song of Blades and Heroes?

    I haven't played it very many times, but it's quick to learn and easy to play. I taught it to several people, including some kids aged 7-12 without any problems. Sure, it doesn't have some of the complexities as other games, but it's got enough that keep it fun. For the most part, it will probably be my default fantasy game rules from now on. A large part of that is how simple it is to play/learn, how few minis it really needs to be fun, and how inexpensive the books are - all qualities I will be using to sucker recruit new mini games players in my small town.
  9. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    Never noticed that before, though I'm not surprised I didn't notice. It was quite the drama at the base, and we were all told not to talk about it because anyone of us could have been called as a witness. I didn't even know the guy - it was friend who said "Hey, one guys at (whatever department he worked in) is going to start a D&D campaign. Want to play?" To which I said "Sure" and was told they'd let me know when it was starting. It never started. I didn't even realize Elmore was the DM until a few weeks had passed and I asked what was going on with the D&D game, and I was told it was him. I had assumed that the campaign had been postponed because of all the time spent by base personnel searching for his wife - at first hoping she was alive, then later looking for her body. Never even crossed my mind he was going to be the DM. I transferred not too long after that.
  10. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    I once had a campaign cancelled because the DM's wife went missing, was then presumed dead, and he was later arrested for her murder... https://www.upi.com/Archives/1988/07/30/Court-martial-of-US-sailor-adjourns/8214586238400/
  11. Star Wars: What's going on? (SPOILERS)

    Me too. I just haven't decided if I liked it more than Empire Strikes Back, which has been my favorite so far. Something I've noticed as a trend ever since Episode 1 was released - people complaining that the latest movie "wasn't Star Wars" or that "it wasn't very good." IMO, if you really want to criticize Star Wars, the original movies aren't that good either. They can just as easily be nitpicked apart as the newer movies. I think a lot of older fans forget that, because all they're remembering is the awe of the special effects, and that everything about Jedi and the Force was shiny and new back then. Just remember - all of these sentences are valid in one way or another: - the Best thing to happen to Star Wars was George Lucas - the Worst thing to happen to Star Wars was George Lucas - the Best thing to happen to Star Wars was Disney - the Worst thing to happen to Star Wars was Disney - the Best things to happen to Star Wars are its fans - the Worst things to happen to Star Wars are its fans
  12. New DM is throwing up too many red flags!

    The stories in my mind usually become even more amazing because the PCs don't do what I expect. Rat13 - Aww, we have to wait now, too? Boo! Hiss!
  13. Rottweiler Grav Tank for my IMEF

    7 hours in to the print. Just a couple hours left.
  14. Rottweiler Grav Tank for my IMEF

    Finally getting back to this, but probably won't get it finished before I have to leave on a week long business trip. Side sponsons and gun rail options printed. I will be using the rail option. I'm cutting the sniper gun off the figure and mounting it to the rail: The front hull is on the printer. I'm just over an hour in to what is supposed to be a 9 hour print.