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Mad Jack

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  1. Chaoswolf box has finally been shipped out as of Mon. 5/20
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    If I live to be 200, I may not survive to adulthood, lol... Sometimes I almost feel sorry for my mother back when I was a baby - they tell me that as soon as I could manage to crawl I was all over the place, and as soon as I became ambulatory, I immediately began hiding under or inside everything. They used to have to search for me for hours, and I apparently went from crawling to walking to climbing in a ridiculously short period of time that almost had the doctors worried. I'm told my pediatrician watched me successfully scale her bookshelf at an age when most of my contemporaries were still falling on their butts if they ran too fast. And as soon as I could drag over something that was tall enough to let me reach the doorknob, I was outdoors... Usually without any clothes on.
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    What's on TV?

    Just caught the first episode of The Doom Patrol on youtube... It was very weird, pretty much a self-aware subversion of the genre, heavy on the snark and the dark comedy. A lot of good stuff there (Brendan Fraser and Matt Bomer doing some pretty good voicework), but then some stuff wasn't so good - they seemed rushed and half-explained, clearly waiting for the next couple episodes to actually get to the point... Not sure if it's going to be good or not. But I don't watch tv anymore so I won't be following it anyway.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Was that on the old WotC D&D forum? Sounds familiar... In other news, I was fairly irritated today to find out that my copy of season 4 of GoT has a bad disc - the one containing ep.'s 5 and 6 will play the piracy warning and the HBO logo, but then just keeps spinning away, processing and processing without ever moving on to the main menu. Hopefully the other copy that the Game Exchange had is still there. I hate having to order things online and then wait for them to show up in the mail.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Light vs Dark... Depends entirely on the group. I've had campaigns that started off at a tavern with the PCs being the ones in the dark hoods sent to burn the place down and kill any survivors. I also had one campaign where one of the major running gags was that literally every session started off with the party finding itself in the middle of a tavern on fire (often trying to figure how they'd gotten there since they were somewhere else at the end of the last game)...
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    Dragon Elder by Ral Partha for TSR

    Ral Partha Dark Sun 11-712 Dragon King... Interesting that you're making him the mentor of the good guys since the Dragon Kings are the Big Bad rulers of the Dark Sun world, lol.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Found this at the Goodwill today... Highlander: The Raven Complete Series box set. Not sure which is stranger, finding one in such good condition or someone actually having bought the damn thing in the first place, lol.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    One of us! One of us! One of us! Bad joke of the day... Q. What do you call the restroom at an internet cafe? A.
  9. Mad Jack

    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    The inventor of the screw thread is generally considered to be Archytas of Tarentum, around 400 BC - however, modern manufactured screws date back to 1770, when English instrument-maker Jesse Ramsden invented the first satisfactory screw-cutting lathe.
  10. Brain weasels and Life (life weasels?) have been conspiring against me for awhile now, and the corpses are piled high and deep... I will be repacking the BoG tonight and tomorrow, and hopefully get it sent out immediately thereafter.
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    Help request for making putty seamless

    It really is all about the constant smoothing and blending over and over and over and over and over again, lol... This is one of those cases where it's absolutely essential to keep your tools well-lubricated at all times, so that the really thin edges won't catch on the tool and stretch or tear. It's one of those things that takes a lot of practice to get consistently good at.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I can pretty much guarantee it's not still the '90's - if it was, I'd have a lot more hair.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    What have you got against it? It's the fact that I did not choose to have Chrome open itself up without my permission. I hate it when people or programs try to tell me how I should be doing things on my own damn computer - I absolutely loathe the fact that my puter doesn't leave me the option of just dumping a bunch of files into a folder and organizing them in the way I want them instead of all by name, date and file type. It pisses me off that the manufacturer assumes I want everything optimized for social media and synced up so that every last damn thing I do is autoposted to everywhere in the universe. It's completely bass ackwards to the way I want to do things, and almost enough to make me toss the damn computer if THEY would let me live my life without it. But these days, I apparently don't exist unless I have a Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter... I bought something at Best Buy the other day and told the cashier I didn't give out my email - she had to stop and think about which buttons to push to proceed with the checkout without giving up my email address.
  14. As far as unpackaging figures, what I do is put them in an individual baggie large enough to hold the figure, and then clip off the top of the backing card to fold up and place in with it - just enough for the person looking to tell the manufacturer and the model number. Most of the time that'll easily fit inside a small mini-sized baggie, especially if folded in half. Also, you can conserve major space by packing the minis carefully rather than just dumping them in a bag. Stack them so that the figures lay naturally flat against one another, and point bendy weapons in toward the middle whenever possible. A figure with bat/dragon wings, for example, is going to have empty space inside the folds of the wings that you can use to house protruding bits of other figures. As the bases are usually one of the widest parts, stagger them and try to fit them in the spaces between other figures.... Think of it like a three-dimensional game of Tetris. Lay the bags flat in the box, and use smaller bags to fill in space around the larger ones.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    For the alien... Sure. In other news, I am highly un-amused... Somehow Google Chrome found its way onto my puter yesterday. I certainly didn't invite it in.