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  1. 13 minutes ago, aku-chan said:

    Hmm... Kickstarter recommended a nifty looking solo journaling RPG that I'm very tempted to throw some money at, but I'm not sure it's something I'd really be interested in doing.


    Going to have to give it some thought, and read up on what journaling RPG's actually are!



    Link please! (Or add to the relevant page...)

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  2. Just had power restored, Eunice blacked us out midday on Friday. No structural damage to the house, but the garden looks like a bomb-site and I think the ducks may need psycho-therapy.

    So no lights, heating or cooking, 2 days of tinned soup on our old camping stove.

    Tried to drive out of the farm to the next village today and was glad I'd brought the chainsaw with me:


    Trickiest thing of all? With absolutely no source of amusement once the sun went down, wife and I had to spend the evenings TALKING TO EACH OTHER!!

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  3. 6 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

    The complexity and price of Lego Sets appears to rise as a square function of the age of both the customer and the company.


    Who remembers Erector Sets where stuff was held together with nuts and bolts.

    None of this easy peasy snap together stuff.


    Same here with Meccano. It was a big push towards making me decide to be an engineer.

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  4. 13 hours ago, haldir said:

    February 14th Question of the Day:


    It's Valentine's Day, yah the "Day of Love", aka Made for Hallmark Channel Day, American Greetings Day etc etc. Will you celebrate the day with a significant other,  or by yourself?


    Yes, another happy day with my wonderful wife.


    Celebrated by butchering a lamb and having liver and bacon (with onion gravy, very thick) for dinner.

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  5. 18 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

    3D printing makes bribery a very effective means of recruiting players - an entire ten person crew is about one or two dollars to print.... (Join ussss! Join ussss! :devil: )


    Print Minis has some excellent packs to use with StarGrave....

    Megan found a... PG 13 model of a cryo chamber to go with this set.

    (Spoilered because nudity - even though it is already censored.)

      Reveal hidden contents







    I think that the fungi covered pod might be Patient Zero.


    The Auld Grump



    OK, no links, but PLEASE, who does the "Waking girl" pod?

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  6. 3 hours ago, haldir said:

    February 9th Question of the Day:


    Well, today is the day, the Embassy Suites hotel in Denton, TX, USA opens up for ReaperCon attendees to stay at the "where the Con is at" hotel. What is the best hotel you've ever stayed at & why?


    Let's flip it as well, what's the worst hotel you've stayed at & why?


    (BTW, you have little less then 30 mins for the window to open to get your registration in! Be fast!)


    As Inarah says, the best hotel experiences aren't the amenities, but what you do and see there.

    So, in no particular order:

    The hotel on the Ice, Hudson Bay and seeing Polar Bears

    A grass hut in the Selous Park, Tanzania, where in the middle of the night my wife begged me to stop snoring and I had to tell her that she was hearing an elephants digestive system as it was eating the thatch on the roof.

    A tent in Kahna Tiger park that was big enough for a four-poster bed and a gigantic bathtub. (And seeing plenty of tigers, of course!)


    Plenty of candidates for the worst too, but I shalln't forget joining a ship in Conakry, Guinea in a hurry. 2 nights in an airless hell-hole with hardly any food and not much sleep due to the rampant cockroaches. 

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  7. 17 hours ago, haldir said:

    February 8th Question of the Day:


    Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? And why?


     When I worked I felt I had pretty much the perfect job.

    I used to think about what would happen if an unexpected fortune just fell in my lap. Extra taxes, begging letters, loss of friends... 


    So all in all I would ask for the third option: Good health for all my allotted span.

    Hastily touching wood, I've done pretty well on that score so far too.

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  8. 9 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:


    Ah. You're the one I get to blame for this knee.


    ... I slipped and slammed (what felt like) my entire bodyweight into a concrete walk, knee-first.

    It's still pretty sore, and I am not speaking to the ice I slipped on.

    The knee functions. It's just really really not happy. I suspect I'll have a really fancy bruise tomorrow.


    I can still recommend Leavenworth as a good place to go in WA state; just... y'know.. watch where you're putting your feet. 



    .. Apparently, Monday isn't- *eyes clock* .. heck dangit. 


    Blame Iron Man


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  9. 4 hours ago, haldir said:

    Feb 3rd Question of the Day:

    (note this one was yesterday's but with it being Gh day here in the states, it got pushed a day...)


    Is there one or more songs that you know the words to in it's entirety?

    (inspired by the community board aka "Let's put up the morale!!" in our break room at work)


    Quite a few.

    Some of them are even the official "clean" ones.

    I can recite quite a lot of poetry too. 

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