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    BattleSystems - Fantasy Terrain 2

    Maybe somebody that is following this thread knows the answer to this: What is the history / ins and outs of the use of Battlesystem as a brand and trademark in the tabletop gaming field? I’m not fussed/upset about it; just genuinely curious.
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    So no change from last month then Pezler?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Spoilers Doc! Spoilers... Don't you just hate it when somebody ruins a 25 year old show for you. I don’t remember what season that quote was from... ...so maybe @redambrosia is past that one. I saw the show years ago. So I’m not fussed about it for myself. One of my favorite mashup, crossover character names is Garribaldrick. I think it was From Black Bladderlon V
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but: Streaming has undoubtedly brought in new viewers, and maybe sparked the recent spate of references, but the show dates from the mid-90's. Red confirmed this a few posts later...she is in season 2 at last report...so no spoilers ! My devices will do Cherokee. But I don’t think the Forum will display it. [cherokee] ᏯᏝᏓᏌᏆᎾᏔᎷᎣᎦ ᎥᎣᎳᏔ [/cherokee] Not seeing a cunieiform option. Spoilers Doc! Spoilers...
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    As long as we are making stuff up... A Gold Griffin. Same powers as a gold dragon, less food needed, but flying, shapeshifting, long-lived, magical...this way I might live long enough to paint most of my Miniatures. If it’s gotta be something that is real, and is not extinct, a Red Panda. Everyone likes red pandas.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They managed to reset it in a few minutes.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Did you see the one about Apollo 8? Speaking of making computers go kaflooey... One of the programmers on Apollo 8 let her daughter “play astronaut” on a DSKY navigation computer in her office. The kid found a way to make it go Poof! Together they figured out the sequence of key commands. (It was P zero one.) The programmer warned everybody that would listen that this could be a problem. They decided these astronauts are PROs, former test pilots, they just won’t hit those keys... Flying back from the moon, I think it was Lovell who crashed the Nav computer by unintentionally hitting P zero one.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Something interesting happened 50 years! ago, I can’t believe I am the first to mention it? I can’t believe it’s been fifty years. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190716.html
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    Find out if my wrist is broken.... Rainstar It took all day to remember that. The Why is unrecoverable. It was a spaceship. ...in a drawing.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Um....is this something on TV? (I don't watch much TV...) Londo Mollari, Babylon V, a streaming TV thing ...is my best guess. It almost seems like it'd be easier to just be able top do it tomorrow and get it out of the way. I think @Unruly got the One Trial option, from a one/day-or-one/trial Jury Duty System awhile back. Can’t remember exactly. Been too long.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Things you might have tried... ”Do you also have a problem with Y?” “Be glad you don’t have a problem with Y...” ”Who do think caused the problem with X?” “How many people have noticed the problem with X ?” ”Can you carry on working in spite of the problem with X ?” “We have a special office that deals with problem X, when they are free I will transfer your call to them...standby.” ( Then you transfer the problem X call to the co-worker you detest the most. )
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Provide her (the child) with paper and permanent markers. Whatever she draws ask her to ‘sign it’ and then tape it up proudly on these work bench doors.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Hmmmmmm... I hope this outfit in Dallas is not one of yours... https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/07/15/jims-car-wash-owner-fight-orders-shut-down-business-hearing/ ( The Police are so tired of repeatedly responding to the site the city is trying to eradicate the business. The most recent shoot-out where someone was killed doesn’t help at all. )
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    I went and looked in the Apiary gardens and did not find such a thread. And I guess my memory is poor or I missed some or all of these posts before they were dealt with.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    That has happened to me! I have been there!! It also proves that you are much nicer than I am — also, more patient. There is to this day a circular hole in a ceiling I theoretically own. A hole shaped like a smoke detector with wires dangling out of it. It turns out they will cease making obnoxious noises, (in fact any noises at all), if someone snarls like an enraged bear, clamps onto the thing with a bear-like human paw, and rips them straight down, right off the ceiling. Best not to ask how I know.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Very much hoping she is now in some better place. Condolences.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Did you figure out search terms that will work? Where does this set ^ of arms fall on the lean versus bulbous scale for your purposes? I hate when those happen.
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    I don’t have Kings of War on my list. But I have the Rules and assorted Oldhammer minis that would work for it. Maybe I should add it. ?? I once had the (now OOP) TSR Battlesystem Rules for mass combat (not to be confused with the Battlesystem clip together terrain product) but at the time I had no Miniatures armies. Instead, the cardboard counters that came with the game were used. So, that one didn’t make the lists either. I think I have a copy of the Skirmish** Battlesystem*** rules but no miniatures of mine have ever tried them. **Real generals and field marshalls think of battles between 400 or so on each side as a Skirmish but! tabletop gamers would think of that as a massive, mass battle. ***I am confused by the re-use of Battlesystem as a trademarked product name within the tabletop gaming field. I would have expected it to be locked up tightly by Hasbro/WotC or somebody. Maybe they sold off the name?
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    A pole fishing spear with 3 points is a Trident. The interwebz sez a similar spear with 5 points is a Quindent.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    What fair? The Whut? (There are way too many searchable events with that phrase in the official title...)
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    A question very much like this was asked by @Glitterwolf last month June 20th. But, hey, new games have been published, new armies may have been acquired since then... Yes. But oddly enough, this has never included D&D or any of its descendant RPGs. Oops...this gives me the excuse to revise and extend my lists. You asked. Listed In: The Order I Was Able To Remember Them Frostgrave Warlord Oldhammer CAV Dystopian Wars BattleTech Armies of Arcana Victorian Science Fiction Naval ACW Hordes of the Things Sky Galleons of Mars Flames of War Chainmail Mordheim Naval Victorian Era Horizon Wars Naval Ancient Galleys Listed In: Reverse Alphabetical Order Victorian Science Fiction Warlord Sky Galleons of Mars Oldhammer Naval ACW Naval Ancient Galleys Naval Victorian Era Mordheim Hordes of the Things Horizon Wars Frostgrave Flames of War Dystopian Wars Chainmail CAV BattleTech Armies of Arcana Listed By Length of Title: Longest to Shortest Victorian Science Fiction Naval Ancient Galleys Sky Galleons of Mars Hordes of the Things Naval Victorian Era Armies of Arcana Dystopian Wars Flames of War Horizon Wars Oldhammer Naval ACW Frostgrave BattleTech Mordheim Chainmail Warlord CAV  Listed In: Order of Appearance, On My Personal Timeline Chainmail Naval Ancient Galleys Naval Victorian Era Naval ACW Sky Galleons of Mars CAV BattleTech Oldhammer Hordes of the Things Victorian Science Fiction Mordheim Warlord Flames of War Armies of Arcana Dystopian Wars Frostgrave Horizon Wars I do love a good list. (Or set of lists!) They provide a delightful false sense of organization.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Assuming you get power back at some point. What’s a coop shift? Co-Op? Or have you taken up pidgeonkeeping?
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    Getting to Know You July 2019

    I cannot think of anything ... I have not visited such a thing in many moons.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    He’d need a battery powered device; connecting to an internet hookup operating on generator backup; which in turn would need to find Comcast or some ISP also up and running on something other than ConEd power... ...just to answer.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    What would.... what now? *blinks confuzzledly* World Wide Miniatures Day July 13th. Today... (for a value of July 13th that lasts until Midway Island is done with Saturday...so sez I). There is a thread (click here) around here somewhere started by @maxstyles
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