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Getting to Know Each Other --- August Edition

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For August the Format will be a question a day including weekends.

 

 

Rules as they have evolved

 

1. Every day, or so (unless I am out or ill or something) I will post a question.
2. You each have a 24 hours span to answer that question before the next question is posted.
3. After I post the next question, you can answer one or two previous questions.
4. Only the Questioner may post questions, but you may (and are encouraged to) submit questions to be posted via a PM.
5. You do not have to answer every question,their is no penalty for skipping one. Either simply wait for the next question or post that you decline to answer (why would be nice).

6. Questions will run each day as I have plenty of material.

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7. "New" for August: In the spirit of summer re-runs some questions will be labeled RVQ for ReVisited Question. These will sometimes a be new take on previous question topics. and not necessarily questions repeated verbatim.

 

8, On all RVQ questions there are three implied bonus questions: what did you answer previously, has that answer changed and can you find a link to the relevant post in the old and now locked question thread.

 

9. There will be some questions this month that use pictures.

 

 

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions in the July thread. Question 1 is a follow-on from July 30 and also an RVQ.

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Question the 1st of August:  What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

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Question the 1st of August: What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

Army painter inks (Dried up in less than a year)

Vallejo Game Air color set. Dries like a vinyl material.

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Items never received: CSM Kickstarter that went bankrupt.

 

Items received: Probably one of the boardgames on my shelf that have only seen play once.

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Question the 1st of August: What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

My very first one. A comic store had a wall of old pro paints and the guy was just going to throw them out but offered them to me at a dollar each. I didn't know what I was looking at. I hadn't understood their value then. I picked up the necessities of color and a couple metallics. About 10 out of the 20 I bought were useless because the paint had solidified.

 

Had I known what I do now, I would selected much wiser and went dumpster diving for those paints.

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It's hard to narrow it down to one.

 

I find stuff has a tendency to look cooler on the Internet, plus I get caught up in 'collecting all the things' very easily, so I get buyers remorse quite often.

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Question the 1st of August:  What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

Hard to say, I don't have a ton of excess money so I'm usually pretty careful where it goes. There are a few possibilities, though:

1) A 3/3.5 ed second party Boxed campaign set for D&D. It sounded a lot lore interesting on the package than it turned out to be upon reading it. In a closet somewhere waiting for 'the purge'.

2)Some of the GW stuff I purchased towards the end of my involvement in playing their games. Not a huge disappointment; I can stull use it for other stuff.

3) Some very cool resin bases from a company that has since gone out of business. Again, not a huge disappointment, I can still use the ones I've got, but I had a plan that called for about 3x the number of bases I've actually got.

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Question the 1st of August:  What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

 

Pathfinder core rulebook. I remembered enjoying 3/3.5, and was planning to start up a new campaign, so I bought Pathfinder since my players (all new to playing RPGs) would be able to get it. If I'd been smart, I'd have actually read my 3/3.5 rulebooks and remembered why we stopped playing that edition... For the way I play and run games, 3E and especially Pathfinder turns into a very clunky, painful tactical warfare game with some role-playing awkwardly bolted on. Not interested in starting an edition war - just saying that 3/3.5/Pathfinder doesn't work well for us, and if I'd been smart I'd have remembered that before tossing money at it that could have been used elsewhere.

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Question the 1st of August: What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

I'm not sure if I answered this last time around but, the answer is likely the same if I did. defiance miniatures space germans.

 

There was something very wrong with the resin used on my batch. Even after trying to scrub the hell out of it with dish soap, then rubbing alcohol, then simple green I couldn't get super glue or any primer to adhere properly. Eventually I just gave up and trashed them.

 

Too bad they were fairly nice sculpts, but utterly useless.

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 I don't know that I actually regret any of my hobby purchases, but there have probably been a couple that I was less than thrilled with.

 

I got in on the Impact! Chibis KS and got all the old D&D cartoon minis and a couple other things. Aside from the fact that the damn things are almost literally all giant heads, with these ridiculously small 15mm bodies the size of familiars, about half of them were broken when they showed up.

 

I'm also currently vaguely annoyed with the second FairyTales Games Battle Royal miniatures-only KS - aside from how long it's taken them to get their < expletive > together, they were supposed to ship part of their stuff from both kickstarters at the same time, but I still haven't recieved the two box sets from the original "Sacred 40" minis I was supposed to get... I should probably email them to see what's going on, since a number people got theirs a couple months ago..

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Wow, that's a tough one. I wouldn't say I regret the decision, but the one I was thoroughly disappointed in was the entirety of 4th edition D&D. I had bought the 3 core rulebooks (won an Adam Rex painting in the process) and my group and i switched from our 3.5e campaign to try it. After playing it for a few sessions we all agreed on something: it was simple, fast-paced, easy to learn........... and had absolutely no soul whatsoever. It really was like playing a video game where powers were all variations on a theme, but there was no dedicated roleplaying to the system, it seemed more like an MMO. The amount of powers were extremely limited even at high levels, and you know it's a bad sign when you have to start making house rules just to get some options. We all switched back to 3.5e after that, and never regretted the decision. Of course, I still managed to buy nearly every book they had, hoping that I would see something new that would add something meaningful to the system but that never materialized. It died out years before it ever should have, and yet it didn't happen soon enough for 4e. I think WOTC finally came around and started getting feedback on their flaws to craft 5e, it appears to be a much better system.

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Question the 1st of August: What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

I REGRET NOTHING! NOTHING!
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Question the 1st of August:  What is the hobby related purchase you most regret making?

I once bought a boxed set of Grenadier Dwarves that were miscast.  Pretty bad actually.  Downright awful.  I use 'em to provide ballast/counterweight for unbalanced display pieces.  I also ordered a pack of The Armory skeletons that sucked as well. Tiny and poorly sculpted.  That was over 20 years ago. Since then though, I haven't really gotten burned on any of my purchases.

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The only one I have is vaguely hobby related:

 

Now, I love the Hero System. Champions. Fantasy Hero. All that. So when the Champions MMO came out I was pretty excited...

 

I regret the money and what little time I spent on that game.

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