Posts posted by Dai-Mongar
10 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:
Hmmm, a one of the guys at work is doing something to get rid of his child support payments... he is remarrying the woman that he divorced.
She, for her part, is looking forward to having someone to take over some of the responsibility... on both sides, it sounds like they are going in with their eyes open, this time, and with more reasonable expectations.
A whole lot less 'We're in loooove! ' and a whole lot more 'We can make this work!'
The Auld Grump
There's a sort-of-workmate of mine (same organisation, different restaurant) who has started dating her eight-year-old son's father whom she had broken up with before she knew she was pregnant. Similarly, it's more of them getting to know each other again and approaching the relationship with a more mature attitude.
Life takes funny turns sometimes.
6 hours ago, TGP said:
June 27: How many hammers do you own?
I have a lot of dwarfs.
20 hours ago, Morihalda said:
June 23 and 24: What is a mini technique or style you would like to learn? Will you be able to find time to try it this weekend?
I'd like to try and create lighting effects. Not necessarily OSL, but also, uh... atmospheric lighting? Is that a thing? Painting a mini to look like it's in a certain environment.
Not much chance for it this weekend. It's Sunday already and I'm working til 7, I'll be lucky to get any painting done at all and I should really be focusing on just getting stuff completed.
18 hours ago, Morihalda said:
June 22: Are there any content creators (videos, blogs, etc) that you follow online?
Tabletop Minions - Uncle Atom's perspective on the hobby is similar to my own, except that he seems to be far more successful in applying himself.
In any case, I usually look forward to his videos and I support the channel on Patreon.
2+ Tough - Doug is just... such a nice dude. He's got a real passion for introducing people to Age of Sigmar's Mortal Realms, and his videos really changed my mind on the background of the game. Also decided to support him on Patreon after realising that I'd viewed almost every video he'd produced.
Warhammer TV - Let's face it, "New GW" have a great sense of humour, and regardless of how you feel about their products or prices they're definitely engaging with their fans. The new AoS "how to play" videos are very well done, too.
9 hours ago, Unruly said:
Although, truthfully, I don't know how New Zealand Marmite tastes, because they don't use the same recipe. Supposedly it's sweeter, which I can see as an issue for something that's a very savory, salty flavor. I'd be willing to give it a shot, though.
Also, and I'm not saying you do this, I've found that there's a large number of people who dislike Marmite because in their first and only experience they treated it like jam or something and just slathered it on. That just results in a super-intense, super-salty flavor pile that just overloads everything and is super nasty. Even as a fan of the stuff I can't do that. Very, very thin layers are how it's done. Or adding it to soups and stews to bolster the flavor. It really is one of those things where you can honestly use the phrase "a little dab will do ya."
It's actually not bad with something else to go with it, like on crackers with avocado or in a chip sandwich. But on its own... yeah, nah.
1 hour ago, Unruly said:
That's not Marmite! It's an imposter! REAL Marmite comes in jars like this - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Marmite.jpg
Whatever jar it comes in, it's vile. Wife's the one who eats it in our house.
YASS KICK SOME BALLS!
3 hours ago, Morihalda said:
June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?
A place, a show, a song?
My chief inspiration for mini painting is wargaming. I find it very hard to get into painting something unless I have a gaming purpose in mind.
Otherwise, I'm inspired to paint certain genres by TV shows, movies, comics and video games.
19 hours ago, Morihalda said:
June 11: What do you consider to be hidden gems in Reaper's catalog?
Thanks, Xiwo Xerase!
Ben Siens lizardmen. I picked up a whole army's worth from the factory bins at ReaperCon when I went a couple of years back, still need to get them started.
Not a podcast exactly, but I enjoy having the Tabletop Minions "Every Other Sunday" live stream playing while I potter around. I never catch it live because it's on at 2am on Monday morning here.
Quietly glad I bailed on this one.
39 minutes ago, paintybeard said:
Let us know what you think of Dracula's America. I'm very tempted by some of the figures, (Undead Confederates!) But I would like to know if the rules are fun before commiting myself to ANOTHER rule set.
Seems to come pretty highly recommended. I know Froggy has played it a fair bit of you want to pick his brain.
One thing that stands out to me from what I've read is that to really get a sense of immersion in the game, you need to have appropriate miniatures and terrain. To that end I've snagged a set of cardboard western buildings from eBay for cheap until I can afford to buy a bunch of 4Ground ones.
4 hours ago, Lostbug said:
$1.78 NZD per figure for me. And, just starting out in painting, roughly 8 months to figure out where to put a paint station, since I doubt FLGS is going to let me keep painting there when I show up with as many minis as they carry.....
Battle Kiwi have some nice MDF vertical paint racks that might help save on space, plus a portable paint station.
4 hours ago, Morihalda said:
June 9 and 10: What's your favorite way to treat yourself?
Are you thinking about doing that this weekend or soon?
New minis, terrain, or a wargame rulebook.
Recently cashed in some brownie points with wifey to buy a new 3'x3' neoprene gaming mat. I'm looking at getting a couple of new rulebooks soon as well (Dracula's America and Gaslands), and possibly some post-apocalyptic shanties from Fogou models (I've accumulated a lot of brownie points).
Could be a fun idea for a one-shot adventure, though. For a convention or something like that.
Yay for paint!
Sounds like Lucy's got some 'splainin' to do.
I dig the giantesses. Still happy to get them; I just wanted more Frost Giants anyway.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - never pledge for a miniature in a Kickstarter based solely on concept art.
7 hours ago, Morihalda said:
June 5: What's your favorite season? What do you like about it?
Summer, I think.
Work gets relatively quiet with all the students going home for the holidays, the days are longer, there's barbecues and beach trips, we can leave a window open at night for the cats to go in and out so that we don't have to get up...
Plus there's Christmas as well! Which I'm really looking forward to this year because the little one will be able to understand and anticipate it a bit more.
7 hours ago, Pochi said:
There are skeletons of past captives in the cells.
I initially read that as they are skeletons. Potentially a great idea for another game.
I think the BBEG being the stranger is a little predictable. You could add a little twist and make it the coach driver who's really pulling the strings. Then he could be a lich, for example, and avoid scrutiny because people think he's just a scummy old manservant.
23 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:
Did this ever make it to retail?
The boxed game, minion booster, and the scenery packs did.
I bought the minions booster for NZ$20 on sale, the minis seem pretty good quality. Good price for two to three Rogue Stars squads.
That's an absolutely awful choice of background for showcasing greens.
I'm also wondering how shells stand up to the casting process...
RIP Steve Ditko
in Off-Topic Rampancy
Hell of a legacy to leave behind, though.