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  1. Hello to everyone, this is my first time posting here. Recently I've painted some of Reaper Bones minis. I'm sure most of you know these minis very well. I hope you'll like it.
    19 points
  2. You kids and your video games and computers. This: was my first computer. GIT OFFA MAH LAWN!!
    16 points
  3. I'll have you know, there are few things more majestic than watching the wild herds of tumbleweeds roaming our hills. Brings a tear to the eye, it does. Incidentally, my only really exciting encounter with a tumbleweed was when I saw a conglomerate of them rolling very slowly alongside the highway; it was nearly as big as our small car. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    14 points
  4. Hey guys! Okay, so I wrapped up this Orc Doxie today. When all the big construction decisions and head are already finalized the only thing left to do is render. This is a time consuming process but a lot of the hard part is over. I don't have a lot of WIP pics to share but I will share my thoughts on this step of the process.I I really like to work from the top to the bottom when rendering. Idk why, it's not better or worse necessarily but it makes my OCD completionist side happy to watch the final image come together in a scanner type way. Bonus is that I got to start with rende
    14 points
  5. One of my goals for 2020 is to get at least one unit of figures painted each month. This month's unit is some XairBots (Bones Black 49012, 49013 & 49014) that I painted up for the Nordic Weasel Game Renagade Scout. These are speed paints that took a couple nights from start to finish.
    12 points
  6. Yes, many. I've been gaming since 1974; probably the majority of friends I've made over the years have been associated with gaming/painting. Yes (with many of them). The longest continuing relationship has been for more than 40 years*. But I have many friends in all aspects of the hobby. Heck, one of the people I used to play RPGs with in the mid-80s showed up on the comments thread in the Reaper Twitch stream. Hi, @Bob Hazlewood! * I went to high school with Norman, then lost track of him. 15 years later, my then boss came back from a convention saying that h
    11 points
  7. Actually I think nearly all my friends were made through one aspect or another of this hobby. And some of them still talk to me!
    11 points
  8. I decided to do some retail therapy at Fantization using some of my Christmas bonus: Swashbuckler, Female Human Unfettered - Ral Partha Classics (x1 fig) Avarius Conjuring Male Wizard - Ral Partha Classics (x1 fig) Sprytes - Fairies, Sprites, Pixies, Familiars - Ral Partha Classics (x2 figs) Mojh Iron Witch, Lizardman Wizard - Ral Partha Classics (x1 fig) Elf Archers, Female - Sidhe (x3 figs) Fomorian Sirens II (x3 figs) Inshon w/ Extra Eyes, Frog Demon w/ Sword - Arcana Evolved (x1 fig) Scout w/ Hammer and Torch - Adiken (x1 fig) Crewmen Box
    11 points
  9. They were simple but durable. The Electronics Service Technician in me wants to trying working on restoring one of them.
    11 points
  10. We did our internetting at night when sane people were asleep. We kept our doors closed to cover the sound of the modem screeching like a chorus of tiny metal banshees. We upgraded our stuff in the living room while our dads glared from the kitchen with the spoken and unspoken expectation of our failure. And when we did fail we fixed it ourselves because the "I told you so" would have come with the removal of the computer from our use. We... used DOS
    11 points
  11. Holiday gifted acquistions: Bunches of different kitchen toys; including new bigger crockpot, multitool can opener <3, nice set of really good knives, and cast iron pan. On the hobby front I got the Army painter quickshade wash boxset that I can't wait to try out and hubby got a dragon (deathsleet) for me to paint up so he can try to kill us players with it.
    10 points
  12. For wherever reason Amiga computers were just not popular in my neighborhood. The usual was a Vic20 or Commodore 64. A few people had 8086 machines and the rest of us had Apple IIs of one variety or another. We were one of the first in the town to have an acoustic coupler (a 300 baud modem that had sockets for the speaker and mouthpiece of a corded phone) because my Dad worked for Reuters news service tech division and Had to test software. I also remember our very first game: Dungeon Quest. It loaded theough a tape drive and was a great adventure exploring and figuring a vast catacombs.
    10 points
  13. This this has changed a lot over the years. When I joined the forums it would have been anything to do with Reapercon followed by anything discussing the new mini materials Reaper was thinking of trying, which turned out to be the Bones plastic. Then for a longtime it was the kickstarter threads. I like discussions of old school minis and games that I’m familiar with, but I also like hearing about recent acquisitions and releases and what’s upcoming. General hobby industry news is something that interests me. Theres always been certain forumites
    10 points
  14. Penzey's makes a curry blend that is /very good/ in mac and cheese. I think they call it the 'Now!' curry, or something. I'unno. Only that it is tasty. It can cause box-mac to become FOOD. Or at least, taste like food; we don't do that very often, but a hefty shot of curry blend and rather a lot of chunked up chicken thighs make a fast meal.
    10 points
  15. Eating them, or just drowning them for funnsies. One of the things I actually liked about Disney's On Stranger Tides. Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid was a whole 'nother kettle of fish than the Disney version - her sisters killed people for fun. Tangled is kind of a guilty pleasure, and may have served as inspiration for my fey knight's good steed, boon companion, and hero in his own right Goodheart. (My fey knight is a trifle pompous. ) Baby: I eated it! *EDIT* You know you are a daddy when you waggle your fing
    10 points
  16. Be careful! They can smell water. And in the desert, even tears can cause an attack.
    10 points
  17. This is a model by Schlossbauer on Thingiverse, printed by me on my Ender 3. It's the first fantasy figure I've painted in quite a while; I've been distracted by 15mm WWII stuff. It's a Hezrou, which used to be called a Type II Demon back in the ancient AD&D days. It stands about 45mm tall. I ended up having to slice its base off and print it lying at 45° on its back; I've been having issues with the nozzle knocking into tree supports recently, which is a bit of a pain. It's now based on a 33mm fender washer, which I prefer in any case, as it adds a bit of weight to the plastic model
    9 points
  18. One more thing, for those of you who haven't used it much: the nozzle tips screw on, and they tend to come off with the cap. They are not like the Reaper nozzles which snap in place in the neck of the bottle. I already lost half a bottle by accident, taking the top off and turning it upside down without paying attention. Anyway, I made a quick sample chart with a handful of colors to show you what it really looks like.
    9 points
  19. Yes, and there's a pretty good chance that some of them reading this. Also yes. I'm not the best at keeping in touch with people, but I try to do the best I can.
    9 points
  20. Yes, I've made a number of pretty good friends over the years from rpgs, minis and ccgs. There are a number I still keep in touch with, including both the owners of the game store from my college town, even though one is now in Montreal working in IT and the other is in northern Alberta teaching. While most of my gaming group, who are all good friends, I met by other means (one was from college, 2 were from work, one I met playing Magic), we are all friends because of D&D. The some of the friends I keep in touch with (I'm terrible at keeping in touch with people btw)
    9 points
  21. Lets do both days as a single shot. I had quite a few close friends from my historical war gaming day who I haven't seen in a great many years & have totally lost contact with other than Cap'n John that is. John & I have been friends now for better than forty years. The folks I knew from my AD&D games proved to be less than friends. I lost contact with them when I lost the last of my hearing...they are not missed.
    9 points
  22. Yes, yes, and 20+ years. We don't game any more, living in different parts of the country, but we keep in touch. Some of them we will see at Reapercon. Used to meet up at GenCon, but those days are over.
    9 points
  23. That's the beastie. And 'big files' meant something altogether different than what a 'big file' is today. The 'Toilet paper special' - and there was always someone that would get the n008 to do it, because it was 'funny'. The days when there would be a printed ASCII image of Spock on one wall, and a printed ASCII nude of Nichelle Nichols on another. (And who can forget the old Core Wars, were computer labs would compete to crash each other's systems.) But, gods above and below, I loved Amiga Basic. The way the company died sti
    9 points
  24. For those of you who have never had to use "dial-up" or have forgotten the joys of connecting via an old fashioned dial-up modem: http://soundbible.com/136-Dial-Up-Modem.html And then there was the heartbreak of hearing the phone ring as an incoming call kicked you offline. GEM Tell him that I said "Faster speeds are one of the privileges of Adulting." "When he's ready to do Adulting he will then be ready to pay for his own faster connection." "In the meantime "deal with it".". GEM Growing up we didn't have internet. Hell, we didn't even have
    9 points
  25. Mortgage for the new home is approved. Now hoping the same will apply to the buyer or our home. Things are getting real...
    9 points
  26. Haven’t gamed in a while so to curb my withdrawals I make set ups
    8 points
  27. I carried a slide rule when I was in college. (Obscure geek cred, mostly. ) But like any other tool, you shouldn't carry it unless you can use it. Saved my life in a Chemistry test, once. My calculator battery ran out about half an hour into the semester final, but I was able to finish the test without too much problem. Took me about 1¾ hours rather than my usual time, but I still got an A.
    8 points
  28. I met my last two relationships in the hobby, in 2003. One was my ex-fiance who I elfed off from for my own safety. That was... awhile ago now The other is my current partner of 11 years
    8 points
  29. Ah, I remember those days when I was first starting to do image manipulation, and had to hunt around on the Usenet boards for pictures that I could actually download in a "reasonable" amount of time - like less than two hours. Sometimes I used to just start downloading a bunch of stuff before bedtime and then wake up in the morning to see if it had worked or not. The Amiga was our first real computer, not counting the word-processor-that-played-games that was the Colecovision Adam...
    8 points
  30. *snips* I still keep a book next to my computer desk. For just such an occasion.
    8 points
  31. My high school BASIC programming class was initially done on Teletypes connecting to the school district main frame. We had 3 units with 120 baud modems, and one with a 300 baud modem. Guess which unit was in high demand! We were ecstatic when one of my classmate's grandfathers gifted the school a couple of C64s. I'm lucky in that I can get my client to pay for 80% of phone/internet needs. So thanks to some rather lengthy internet outages last summer, I now have 2 internet connections, and my cost is about $30 month. One is a 10Mbps DSL connection that has no download/upload limits b
    8 points
  32. Haven't seen @OneBoot around much recently. I suspect this: https://kimatv.com/news/local/drivers-along-highway-near-richland-trapped-bytumbleweed is the reason.
    8 points
  33. Started new meds yesterday. They knocked me on my butt. I'm still tired today but not like "I need 3 naps today" tired. I got my D&D character made, might paint up a new copy of the mini I picked out for it since I have an extra. I should have a Reaper package in the mail currently, hopefully my paints are okay.
    8 points
  34. So THIS is why Paizo has the option of breaking down the downloads for their core PDFs as individual chapters? That makes sense.
    7 points
  35. This was also my first computer. My second computer was a Heathkit computational kit and I wish i could have kept it because i could have sold it for a fortune to the steam punk crowd. between the breadboards and the wiring and the glowing incandesent light bulbs and the added sound board that had actual tubes, the beast would have made an areonaut drool...
    7 points
  36. Since it requires actually meeting them, sadly no. There was someone I'd met before, who I then found out was into 40k, but back then I hadn't discovered how it was pretty much the only thing they were into, or talked about... And wouldn't shut up about. He now works for Games Workshop, which I guess is a good thing for him, given that, well, he's practically in love with that company. I'd probably have made friends with some of the local Infinity community but way too many of them are only on Facebook, and are rather insistent about how Facebook is their main area for the leagu
    7 points
  37. Our first hard drive was 5MB! It cost around 800 and it was the size of the apple II+ We also spent a lot of time cracking hex code on the various games for Apple. It was sort of an after school activity. I've probably forgotten more assembly language than I knew at that time!
    7 points
  38. I don't know, but it WOULDN'T be water. If you don't drink water( or get enough from whatever you're eating ), you DIE.
    7 points
  39. AHHH! good memories of the old days. I had the ADAM computer with dual tape drives and picked up a third to play with. I n addition I worked on a IBM mainframe, HP3000 mini computer for Canadian National Railways and did programming on an 8086 at home as a consultant for the apparel industry (my own side company). I used the money I earned to purchase my first Hard DRIVE (64 meg, it was gigantic at the time). I also used to crack the security features of a number of computer games so I could copy them from my friends and play on either the ADAM or the PC.
    7 points
  40. This one and acquisitions. Show-off and Kickstarter I tend to look at rather than participate, unless I back a project. Formerly WIP, but it just can't hold my interest since they changed the rules. Water, because it is needed to make all the others.
    7 points
  41. On Thursday and Friday they showed off a 3d print of the Yog-Sogoth elder god miniature. I'm a little concerned by Ed's statement on Thursday that they expect to cast this in classic Bones. If that is the case, this thing is going to sag badly. Hopefully they have the foresight to cast the pillar section and the base in Bones Black, and the tentacled bits in classic bones (to prevent them from breaking easily). But I don't know if they've ever done a mini in a combination to two types of plastic before (I doubt it). The 3d print was impressive and spinning; I tried to get a sho
    7 points
  42. Don't know about Maine, but it is certainly available in New Jersey and New York as far north as Albany.
    7 points
  43. 7 points
  44. Congrats on the new meds. And we need [grovel, grovel] pics of the new mini when done!
    7 points
  45. Ginger ale. I have a mild addiction to Coca Cola, but could give that up. Ginger ale, however, always seems to calm my stomach when ill or have a rumbly tummy.
    7 points
  46. The first internet I remember was Roadrunner. When it started up Mum's computer would go BEEP BEEP! I would start it up, just to hear the Roadrunner!
    7 points
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