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  1. Doug Sundseth

    Getting To Know You August

    Approximately. But not necessarily in Base-10.
  2. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I know what you mean. Back in the day (1980) I went to the Black Sabbath/Blue Oyster Cult/Molly Hatchet concert at Aloha Stadium. During Sabbath's show, I was about 20 feet from one of the speaker banks (they were each about 25' high and 40 feet wide, so I couldn't have been that close to two at the same time). The thing I remember most about the sound was my pants vibrating against my legs.
  3. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    So you're getting a snare drum after all?
  4. Doug Sundseth

    Secret Weapon - Tablescapes Dungeons: Mines

    I'm not priming them. I'm really trying not to obsess with quality -- they're terrain, not competition entries. Instead, I'm just washing and then using a big brush (5/8" filbert) to slather on a base coat of undiluted craft paint. Sticks pretty well and gives me a good-enough coat. And as others have noted, both DF tiles and SW tiles are PVC (as are Bones). They don't have the same amounts of plasticizer (which we think is the problem with spray primers), but it's the same plastic.
  5. Doug Sundseth

    Getting To Know You August

    A Victorinox Swisstool. (I'm a high-level editor, so I have a decent drop). And you would know that I'm dead, because that's the only way you're getting it from me.
  6. Doug Sundseth

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I finished the freehand on my entry (which is to say that I finished the first pass on the freehand but haven't yet started to shade it and highlight it. And it really needs to be cleaned up more. So I'm at about 30% finished on my freehand. Then I just have the rest of the figure to do. It's a good thing we still have weeks before the con. (Two is plural.)
  7. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    FWIW, the German equivalent of bagpipes is "bagpipes" ("Dudelsack" in German). They have historically been pretty common in Germany and Austria. http://www.desy.de/~stoye/fg/sackpfeifen/deutschsack/dudel1e.htm Though it must be said that an accordion is more like bagpipes than an oboe is. Or a snare drum.
  8. Doug Sundseth

    Getting To Know You August

    Carrying around a sliderule for no reason but fashion is pretty silly. Being able to use it was useful, but there was definitely silly at the core.
  9. Doug Sundseth

    Getting To Know You August

    Acing a Chemistry test after my calculator died using a slide rule.
  10. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Aftermath was originally published by Phoenix Games (as was Bushido, which was excellent for its time) and was taken over by FGU (which has an ... interesting history and relationship with the people who wrote their games). My copy of Aftermath has an FGU sticker pasted over the original Phoenix logo. The games had similar systems and worked quite well. Space Opera character creation is particularly complex. Example: Stardrive Engineering, which one would assume would be useful in a space game, has prerequisites of Physics/10, Math/7, Nuclear Physics/7, Hyperdimensional Physics/6, Chemistry/3, and Metallurgy/3. Hyperdimensional Physics has an additional requirement of "equivalent expertise in ... Force Field Physics". This is not unique. When I was 19, I thought all of those games were the pinnacle of game design (see also: Chivalry and Sorcery). I do not agree with 19-y.o. me.
  11. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I think the funniest thing about that story is how, after reporting the story, the BBC proceeded to explain how squirrels were actually dangerous.
  12. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    If you don't get the answer and treatment you know to be right, demand a second opinion. And possibly a different doctor for future visits. Doctors are not infallible and shouldn't be treated as if they are.
  13. Doug Sundseth

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The Wikipedia article on Great White Sharks addresses some of these size claims. They report that according to the available evidence, there might be a few Great Whites up to about 7m long, but that anything longer is probably a misreported shark of a different species or "Dude! It was totally 10m long! At least!!" The extinct Megalodon (fossils can be found in several museums, including the Denver Museum of Science and Nature) was up to 18m long, though. Scary, indeed. The linked article has a photo of a megalodon tooth next to the teeth of a Great White.
  14. Doug Sundseth

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    Pretty good, though it skips a few things and gets some others wrong: France had been coming over to Germany's house and holding Fight Club for a really long time and Germany was kind of tired of that. Austria had been stealing Italy's beer every night for about the same amount of time. England called in its whole gang, told Australia and New Zealand to go mug Turkey in the restroom and got Canada, South Africa, and India to hold Germany so England could hit him better. The US and Mexico were actually just tending bar and trying to sell beer to whoever would buy, but England and Germany were both trying to keep everyone else from spending any money. Then Germany dropped a note on the bar to try to convince Mexico to punch the US, and England said, "Dude, Germany is totally trying to get Mexico to punch you in the face. You should punch Germany first." Well after the fight was over, France came back in, kicked the still-unconscious Germany in the head, and stole his pants as well. And even today, England is still complaining about how long it took the US to get into the bar fight that all the customers had started.
  15. Doug Sundseth

    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    My stuff is supposed to arrive Monday. Like @gmpathfinder, it's pretty much just pieces to add to the absurd quantity of other DF stuff (including seven(?) boxes of resin pieces; I've been buying their stuff for a long time) I already own. I'm not much attracted to their encounter/room-style packs; too specific. I like much more generic tiles. Between the late arrival of this set, the high prices of the new things, and the encounter focus, I'm probably sitting out DF6.
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