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Dr.Bedlam last won the day on July 23 2019

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About Dr.Bedlam

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  • Birthday October 6

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    his top secret Lab-Matory hidden under the gift shop at Buffalo Bill's gravesite
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    Miniatures painting and modifications, general gaming, psychology, education, medieval metaphysics. My greatest joy in life is knowing that somewhere out there, I have made someone snark their drink all over the monitor.

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  1. A grand and glorious birthday to you!
  2. NOW I leave the buggers in the blisters until I'm ready to paint them. Dark Horse did a BUNCH of licensed minis, as well as some weirdities; I still have a blister with three toddler skeletons on tricycles brandishing revolvers. They are still in the blister because even now, thirty years later, I have no idea what I am going to do with them.
  3. It is indeed better than the render on the package. Nice work!
  4. A real blast from the past, there, with a FINE paint job. I've got this guy, but your paint job is better. Somewhere in the hobby room, I have the four-set of Groo, Chakaal, Minstrel and Sage from Dark Horse miniatures. Bought them years ago. Opened the blister, stashed the figs, forgot about them for a decade. Now I wish I'd left them in the blister. The moral of the story: always snag the licensed minis FAST, because licenses expire, and then they'll cost a fortune on eBay....
  5. Y'know, for the first time ever, one of my students bought me a birthday present. A WotC/Wizkids wyvern. Because he thought it looked cool. He wasn't wrong. I had to work at not gettin' snuffly.
  6. I'm far enough that I'm not in danger, but a few days ago, the wind shifted, and my whole neighborhood smelled like an ashtray. The air was thick enough that it looked like fog. Gave us some bad moments before we determined that it was literally just smoke from the forest fires. Best wishes to everyone who has to deal with worse.
  7. I've never seen the card in question, but the trivia's from Wookieepedia. Supposedly, Zahn needed hair extensions to complete the look....
  8. Author Timothy Zahn, creator of Admiral Thrawn (one of the greatest Star Wars villains) tells a story about how, when he was a young author hot off a few early successes, he was engaged to write some Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. Zahn freely admitted that while he had seen the movies, he wasn't really a massive fanboy, and did they have a story bible or something? Lucasfilm sent him a box of West End Games Star Wars D6 sourcebooks. And Zahn read them, and that's what he used for background when he wrote his books. Zahn's books are generally credited with kicking off the whole Expanded Universe literature boom, and Admiral Thrawn eventually made his way into modern canon by appearing in the animated Star Wars Rebels show. Unrelated note: The SW collectible card game included his character Talon Karrde, the rakish rogue and criminal. Zahn was the model for the illustration.
  9. I'm a big fan of the Dresden Files novels, so when the RPG came out, I was certainly interested. But I didn't want to pay $100 for two hardback books for a system I might never play. Yesterday, I went to 2nd and Charles, a local used bookstore. They have a "Free Bin" out front; anything they don't think they can sell goes in that bin. It's usually old automotive manuals, ancient college textbooks, and so forth. Still, I like to dig through it; you do find treasures on occasion. And yesterday, I found: *Both Dresden Files RPG core books *Pathfinder's "Hook Mountain" adventure *Pathfinder's "Skull and Shackles" map pack For free. Slight water damage, which was enough to make the store think, "Ehh, no one will want this," and they tossed it in the free bin. Whoever you are out there who had a slight flood in his house? Thank you.
  10. Lovecraft Country and Tigtone, pretty much.
  11. Well, yeah. Among the other drawers are: *Insect Swarms *Angry Vegetables *Daleks *Modern Zombies *Islamic Jihad *Cartoon People The list goes on and on.
  12. I have begun running a D&D game for the kids I teach, and had to hunt up the minis necessary for the adventure in the D&D Essentials Kit. And so in the evening's cool breeze, out on the deck, I commented to She Who Dances With Mouselings that I'd had to go out in the garage to dig out some orcs. She did not ask if I had enough orcs. She simply asked if I'd been able to lay hands on them. I said, "Yeah, I just dug a handful out of the Orc Drawer." She did not laugh. But her smile was somehow worse. Other husbands have the Bolt Drawers, the Screw Drawers, the Nail Drawers, the Washer Drawers... I have the Orc Drawer, and its companions, the Skeleton Drawer, the Goblin Drawer, the Gnoll Drawer.....
  13. I wonder about that sometimes. I have a great many old Grenadier minis that I started out with more than forty years ago, and others I've bought to replace my losses. I have cats, so I collect plastic buckets that cat litter came in; they're handy waterproof stackable storage containers. I have several large plastic buckets of HeroClix, HorrorClix, Mage Knight, and other minis I've gone on kicks of. Got a hefty box of World of Warcraft collectible minis. At least two buckets of D&D prepaints. At least one bucket of 54mm figures I'll get around to someday, or blow a child's mind with at some point. The Reapers and DarkSwords and Magnificent Egos and Hasslefrees and Copplestones and Twisted Dice and Northumberland Tin Soldiers fill a number of display cases and shadow boxes scattered around my home, as well as several shelves. The top of my workbench is loaded with the ones I've finished painting. And I'm far from finished. Hell, I'm still trying to finish my original Vampire Box from the first Reaper kickstarter. And that's not even counting a number of boardgames I bought mainly for the miniatures. When I cross the Rainbow Bridge, some local gaming group is going to find themselves faced with an utter bonanza. Still say it's a better vice than opiates or strong drink.
  14. You never risked your neck in the pursuit of fun when you were thirteen? Plainly, your work ethic shames mine. I never poisoned myself at work. I only did THAT on WEEKENDS.
  15. I will admit to making some remarkable mistakes in my time, but as a rule, mine tended to be more in pursuit of fun, as opposed to in the process of cleaning something....
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