Dan Goodchild

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About Dan Goodchild

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  • Birthday 10/15/75

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    Niagara Falls, ON CANADA
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    Gaming, IT and business. Partner in DMG Designs and sole proprietor of Your IT Dept.

    Currently playing: Start-a-new-business. It's a LARP; very realistic. Seriously, I'm spending all of my time playing it.

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  1. As I mentioned in another thread, Michelle and I made a VERY impromptu visit to Origins Wednesday/Thursday. I got caught up on my 25th Anniversary minis from Jan - Apr.
  2. Pre-launch

    So, this week Michelle and I made a very last-minute decision to take a short road-trip to Origins. We decided on Tuesday afternoon to go for Wednesday/Thursday to check out the convention for the first time. We caught up with the Reaper crew, played some new games and were really glad we went. The Origins program book held a couple of… interesting tidbits. The first and most obvious was this full-page ad by Reaper: But the second is arguably more interesting. Julie Guthrie was one of the convention's guests of honour and her description in the program book included this interesting photo (enhancement by me): Now, it might just be the angle, or my memory failing me, but that looks like a new, giant dragon by my favourite dragon sculptor. Thoughts? Feeling? Wild speculation? Go.
  3. fulfilling

    That's why Michelle and I usually get two of the big and/or unique pieces. It's just easier that way. Well, that and we're running a sanctuary for endangered monsters so having mated pairs is a good thing.
  4. fulfilling

    After completing our Inventory and test fitting I am pleased to report a near-perfect shipment. Nothing missing, nothing additional. The one-and-only flaw in the whole thing was a single miscast piece. I'm only pointing it out for information sake, in case there's an issue with the mold that causes this to become a frequent occurrence. The piece is 77481 - Gwyddis, Dwarf Valkyrie and the flaw is an air bubble where her left eye should be. I may not even ask for a replacement as this could be a fun one to paint as-is: ETA: Yup, definitely going to paint this one as-is. Just as I posted a name came to mind: Madeye Gwyddis. ETA (again): Ooh… or Gwyddis of Borg… decisions, decisions.
  5. fulfilling

    After receiving the tracking update that my shipment was delivered on Wednesday, I went over to my US P.O. Box to pick them up yesterday. UPS deliveries to the USPS sometimes take a day or so before USPS processes it and makes it available so I always wait a couple of extra days. Plus, yesterday was @Thrym's Finger Lakes Paint and Games day so I grabbed a Canadian friend and we spent the day in a truly beautiful region of New York with some American friends, then came home with a huge Box O' Bones. To top it all off, upon our return, I got a very kind and friendly customs agent. She smiled and laughed when in response to the standard question "Did you buy or receive anything" I replied "yes, I got a boatload of tiny plastic monsters". She asked me a bit about them so I described them and told her about the hobby aspect of painting them (and that painting them was why we had gone to the Finger Lakes region that day). I declared the true value of the box (almost $600 USD) fully expecting to pay my fair share of tax on them but she sent us on our way without charging us Yesterday was a good day. My wife and I are about to begin the inventory process but here's the initial report: Shipping box: Signed by Bryan - Thanks Bryan! (It's those little personal touches that set Reaper apart from other companies). Art of Bones (Izzy's art book) - unsigned (I'd have been happy either way, I'll ask her to sign it the next time I get to ReaperCon). 2x Ma'al Drakar - Both in retail boxes! OMG she's huge.
  6. Try reading again. I can provide some really dry technical documents if that would help.
  7. I tried that once; it didn't work. I mean, I hit the button and everything on the site got marked as though it had been read, but the part where the computer reads everything and downloads it into my brain didn't seem to happen. Maybe I wasn't using the right wireless protocol…
  8. Best of luck Darsc. At least when I lost my last job we all knew we were all going (bankruptcy). It must be even worse wondering. Never be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted. So, basically instead of having two people doing the work of three they now have one person (Jack) doing the work of three. Yeah, that sounds about right for "management logic". Scott Adams would be proud.
  9. You know… they have to get those Shipwreck Golems somehow…
  10. Upper management needs to learn to better communicate their intentions.
  11. Fulfilling

    How's this for a flurry of activity on the last day… Location Date Local Time Activity NIAGARA FALLS, NY, US 06/07/2017 10:59 Delivered 06/07/2017 6:31 Out for Delivery 06/07/2017 5:19 Arrival Scan Buffalo, NY, United States 06/07/2017 4:42 Departure Scan 06/07/2017 4:22 Arrival Scan East Syracuse, NY, United States 06/07/2017 1:45 Departure Scan East Syracuse, NY, United States 06/06/2017 10:08 Arrival Scan Ft Worth, TX, United States 06/02/2017 2:25 Departure Scan Ft Worth, TX, United States 06/01/2017 19:54 Origin Scan United States 05/31/2017 16:09 (ET) Order Processed: Ready for UPS
  12. From the Bones 3 thread: Yes, we know. You're a great and terrible monster who breathes radiation and is intent on demolishing Tokyo Denton. You thought we forgot, but we didn't.
  13. Fulfilling

    Aaannnddd… My delivery has been rescheduled to Wednesday . Which means I probably won't be able to pick them up until Thursday (at the earliest) or Friday (most probable). It takes the post office a day or two to process the delivery and make it available for pickup.
  14. Fulfilling

    We both love the dragons and most of our order is dragons. We've got two of most of them, including Mal.
  15. Fulfilling

    Why? Isn't any of that for her? Half of the stuff coming in my box o' Bones is for my wife.