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    Getting To Know You August

    Technically, there was a witness to this, but. . . Back in the early 2000s, I had a scut job that required me to be at work at 6 am. I got up one Sunday (I think) morning, and found that the 1" of snow we were supposed to get overnight was more like 6". So, I got out the door as quickly as possible, and made my way very slowly and carefully to work. I was halfway to work, driving less than 20 mph, and the light in front of me changed to yellow. So, I eased on the brakes, but since the streets were basically unplowed at this point, I had no traction and kept sliding forward. As the light turned red, I slid into the insection, now turning in a counter-clockwise direction. As I pass through 9 o'clock, I notice two things: 1) I am pointed directly at a car (which is fortunately not moving), and 2) it is a police officer. I barely register that, because I am now sliding backwards through the (otherwise empty - remember, it is before 6 am) intersection. I hit 3 o-clock about the end of the intersection, and wind up facing in the proper direction just beyond it, where I regain some semblance of control over the car, and continue on my way to work. I kept expecting to see lights from the officer behind me, but nothing. They rolled through the intersection like nothing happened, albeit a bit on the late side, what with me sliding through it and all. . . .
  2. My Gen Con haul this year was pretty light: Bad Doctor (from Mayday Games) and Red Dragon Inn were my only board game purchases. I picked up Kids on Bikes (new RPG), a Battlefoam bag, the entire release of the Helleniki faction for Arena Rex, and a Brewgrosh mini, shirt, mug and growler (from Privateer Press and the RAM). I think that was it. I also picked up what will eventually be a new scar, but is right now a nasty cut on a finger from trying to work on a mini while playing an RPG.
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    DrakenStone Magnetic Modular Castle Terrain

    It's an interesting idea, but I want to know more about how the magnets are embedded into the resin. I looked at some ways to do it, but could never make it work, myself.
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    A song of Ice and Fire - July

    Not yet. I'll have to take some when I unbox some of it, if no one beats me to it.
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    A song of Ice and Fire - July

    Got my copy of this today. Now a friend is trying to buy half of it from me already.
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    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    Ah, I missed that. I kept scrolling to the bottom, looking for it there. My interest is roused again.
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    Cthulhu: Death May Die

    Not anymore, there isn't. I was on the fence - basically, a yes, and I wanted the large Cthulhu, but I needed to sell some gaming stuff that I am not using to justify getting it. Without the giant Cthulhu, I can pass (though I will still be selling gaming stuff - GenCon is coming, and my wallet is already complaining about it).
  8. My daughter and I played Oregon Trail yesterday, and actually won, in that one of us - not me - actually made the journey. And here I was, hoping to use it to teach a lesson in how hard the original game was. . . .
  9. I keep buying more HS-3 rubber (from Alumilite) and Hot Wheels cars. Making molds for terrain and modding cars for Gaslands, even though I don't think I have played a game of anything in at least 2 months. But tomorrow, I have to be an adult, and buy a new lawn mower, because our current one has given up the ghost after only 4 or 5 years. (And no, I am not going to fix it. I have dumped enough into this season already fixing broken parts that I should have just bought a new one. It would have been cheaper.) I might get one of the old fashioned reel mowers - a lot fewer parts to break and need replacing is looking awfully good, even though it would mean mowing twice as often.
  10. I got a new toy yesterday. I guess I'll have to bike a few hundred miles (or more, really) this summer to justify having it.
  11. Saw Deadpool 2 tonight. If you liked the first, you should like the second.
  12. I'm rewatching Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (which has held up quite well, 80's references aside), and now I want to run a game campaign where the PCs are time travelers who are attempting to fix the disruptions in the timelines caused by someone's history report. . ..
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    I need to contact them about a missing Mule. But I should probably make sure that I have all the parts to my Hornet first, just in case.
  14. Working on a modular dungeon for RPGs. First test of the floor. Pieces interlock with small connecting pieces, to minimize shifting. Walls will attach using a similar slot and tab design. Each tile is 3" x 3".
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    Gencon: The Loomining

    Usually someone from our group manages to do ok in the hotel lottery. We're not in our favorite location, but we're still in one of the walking distance hotels. I managed most of my events, which is nice. I like GenCon, but if I had to miss it, I could. AdeptiCon has been my go-to con for the past 5 years or so - much smaller, much easier, and the vendor hall is much friendlier to my wallet.
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    MAY THE 4th Be With You!

    Stole this from somewhere, but I'm going to be posting it every year from now on.
  17. Finally got around to seeing Infinity War. Glad to see it, but the next year of waiting is going to be hard. Does help explain why a lot of the Disney/Marvel release schedule for the next few years is Untitled Marvel Film, Untitled Fox/Marvel Film, Untitled Avengers Film, Untitled Marvel Film, etc. Bet that, about this time next year, a lot of those movies suddenly gain titles.
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    2018 Board Game 10x10 Challenge

    A little bit of necro to bring this back. As I said in the Acquisitions thread, I picked up three new board games today. Got the kids sat down tonight and played through Ghosts Love Candy. They enjoyed it, though my son is mad that I made a candy swap at the end of the game that cost him his victory.
  19. Our town has a small toy store that is closing its doors. (Only temporarily - they are looking for a new location, and planning on reopening in early fall.) In the meantime, they are clearing out their inventory, rather than put it in storage. So, I took advantage of their sale and picked up three board games: Ghosts Love Candy VivaJave Fire & Axe I also picked up the Skitarii half of Forgebane yesterday. I really should be painting minis, not buying new ones. . .
  20. I started a "One project at a time" resolution a few months back. I think I'll make sure to include some of the really old stuff in the rotation - the projects that I started, but never finished. They'll actually get done, and it will help me keep my resolution.
  21. Osprey just released Gaslands, and since I have been a sucker for automobile combat games ever since I discovered Car Wars back in the 80s, I had to get it. I already had some cars (courtesy of Warlands) - now I just need to convert them and build some terrain. I knocked out the masters and molds of these yesterday, and now I have some resin terrain to put on the table.
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    Godtear - Steamforged Games

    They're doing some of the champions and followers as individual groups. I suspect that when it hits retail, you will see champion packs or something similar.
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    April 2018 Hobby Goals!(I'm Back Brushes!)

    When I got back from AdeptiCon, I looked at my painting desk. I had packed up a bunch of paints, brushes, minis, etc, and, while it was not clean (not by a long shot!), it actually looked like a usable space for a change. I looked at the desk, looked at the pile of new acquisitions, looked at the desk, looked at the pile, and decided that I was going to keep the desk fairly empty. (Well,. actually, I resolved to keep cleaning stuff off it, but. . . ) I am currently trying to limit myself to one project at a time - more specifically, one unit at a time. I will pick a unit from a game, work on it for up to 1 week, and then decide to keep working on it, or put it away and switch to something else. If I finish early, I get to choose something, but the same "1 at a time" applies. (The only exception is basing - I can do simple basing of stuff while waiting for washes to dry, so I am trying to clear a backlog of stuff that needs to be based before I go much further anyway). I finished up a test squad of Stormtroopers for Legion, and am now trying out some pico scale Soviets.
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    Gaslands terrain

    Decided I wanted 3D templates, and I'm working on some more terrain. Need to make another of these car piles, and maybe a couple small shacks to go with them, or some other flavor of scatter terrain.