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  1. Yay! New stuff to read and paint! (Not that I am short of either, but still. . . .)
  2. I just won an auction for a bunch of Mr Potato Heads. I have plans to turn them into giant stompy robots. Should be fun. And I have enough that, if I mess up a couple learning how to scratch build, it's not a big deal.
  3. So, I saw an add for this and the associated minis earlier today. I enjoyed Traveller back in the day and have the KS version that Miller did a few years back. I'd like to play starship combat in that universe - has anyone tried the game? Is it any good?
  4. I won't get them for a couple of days, but I ordered Pathfinder and one of the adventure path modules, so I can run a game for the kids and a couple of their friends. I also have a few Judge Dredd minis on the way, and some new heads for my Orks (I want to do a pirate-themed army, and bought the specialty heads from Kromlech)
  5. So I haven't bit the bullet yet and bought a printer (though I am playing around with building things in TinkerCAD), but had a question about printers - I've heard that you need serious ventilation for resin printers, but not so much for filament models. My wife has asthma (generally well controlled), but would it be a good idea to get a decent air purifier at the same time as a printer?
  6. I'm bummed. I planned on dumping a lot of stuff in the Bitz trading, and then buying all new shineys. It's been a lousy last 12 months, and I really needed the convention to relax. It is what it is, and I'm not mad at the organizers, but I am not a happy gamer right now.
  7. Picked up two books the other day - Vol 8 of the Thieves World series (which is now complete), and Mediaeval Latin. (One of my goals for the year is to brush off my old Latin textbooks and get cracking on that again.) No gaming stuff yet though. I'm doing well - I haven't bought anything since last year!
  8. I did very poorly on my 2019 challenge, so my 2020 challenge is to simply play more board games - and more minis games - in general. We're redoing the basement next month, and hopefully, when all is said and done, I should have space and time to play games again. Over the holiday break, I expect to get in some games of various flavors of Pandemic, and maybe some Boss Monster, Settlers of Catan, and maybe Agricola.
  9. I just finished "How To" by Randall Munroe. It was pretty funny and educational, which is always kind of nice. I'm finishing up "The Toll" by Neal Shusterman, which is (at the moment) a reasonably solid third (and presumably final) installment in the Scythe series. After that, it's a quick reread of "War of the Wolf" by Cornwell, so that I can read "Sword of Kings". I have a couple others that I plan to read over the holiday season - I generally get some good reading time in, and I try to take advantage of it.
  10. I got mine the other day (before Thanksgiving), but haven't actually looked at it yet. I did go get the big Cthulhu out of storage though. I plan on unboxing it at an all-night charity event this weekend. . . . because 3 am is the perfect time to learn how to play a game, right?
  11. I didn't, but only because I am going in on the pledge with a small group - I just need to throw some money at them when the pledge manager goes live.
  12. Since I haven't been painting lately, and I have a huge pile of unpainted lead and plastic. I decided to add to it, and picked up a copy of the Carnevale starter. I did also pick up some more of the contrast paints and primer - I'm still on the fence about those. They aren't as nice as the Reaper triads, but they are soooo much faster, which is an issue when it comes to painting large armies. I think I will paint in the more traditional manner for characters and elite units, but cheat and contrast the masses.
  13. So, this image pretty much describes how most of my games go. I really want to find a hydra and convert one face to basically match this. Anyone know of a hydra that only has 3 heads? (I plan on using it in a 28mm army, so it can't be too big, but as long as it fits on a 120mm oval, I should be ok)
  14. Could go the whole franchise route. Keep Vin Diesel, recast everyone else, and go with The Fast and the Furriest. ETA - Vin, not Van. Silly autocowreck.
  15. Harvey, where the only non-Muppet is Harvey. . . .
  16. A game store was having a summer clearance style sale today, so I picked up some Song of Ice and Fire minis: the Free Folk starter, two boxes of giants, and box each of spearwives, cutthroats and berserkers. In the meanwhile, I haven't event started painting my KS pledge for that, though I have gotten to actually play the game. . . .
  17. I'm setting up a game for a charity event this fall, and I want to run a WWII tank game. My criteria for the game are: 1 model = 1 vehicle Scale is either micro armor (1/285) or pico (1/600). We want to play on a 4' x 8' surface, and have a decent number of tanks on the board at once. Emphasis on tanks/vehicles. Infantry and air would be nice, but I can paint tanks quicker. Range, coherency, movement should all "look right". (Anyone who has seen the parking lot deployment of Soviet tanks in Team Yankee knows what I mean) Simple enough to teach quickly and be played at 3 am (all-night event) Any suggestions?
  18. Not mine. My son thought it would be a neat idea to rig it for lighting, and have a bunch of them along the driveway, like little evil garden gnomes. Can't say that I disapprove of that idea.
  19. I ordered this sometime last year, and while the game has yet to actually ship, the final boss "miniature" (and I use the term loosely) has done so, and arrived on my doorstep earlier this week. (It's the Cthulhu model from a CMON KS. I honestly don't know how to paint something like this. . . )
  20. I got a whole box of stuff the other day, but unfortunately, most of it is for my biz, and not personal use. I did get a copy of SAGA: Age of Magic for myself, as well as a copy of Horizon Wars (because one can never have too many big stompy robot games). Today I picked up a copy of Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food card game and several months worth of comics (Spideys, Star Wars, and KoTD), and a new long box to replace the one that is falling apart.
  21. So, my quick, back of the envelope calculation has probably only about 1000 books still in the house, but (1) I've been paring down, in the face of a likely impending move; and (2) there are already some boxes of books in the storage unit. (I also ignore all gaming books). Of those, there are some that I have yet to read (mainly reference books for historic wargaming), but there are probably in excess of a hundred that I have read, and reread at least once every couple of years. (Hell, if I ever get around to picking up the last couple of books I am missing from the Discworld series, that's about 40 books right there that I will gladly reread. Add in Harry Potter, Niven's Known Space, Heinlein, and a couple other authors, and I'm easily at 100 that I hit every few years. But her thing is also about what brings joy. I just got rid of a series - I read them once, have read the first couple again, but don't really think that they need to be on my bookshelf, let alone moved across the country. So, they can go. And it just makes room for other books - I have been meaning for finish getting the Sector General novels, and I am missing a couple Castle Perilous, and (I think) 4 of the Thieve's World. . . . all of which will bring me more happiness in reading and rereading than this other series currently does.
  22. I wasn't planning on buying anything today, but I got a really good deal on a couple of Star Wars Legion mats, plus the Wookie box and some dice. I also signed up for a 4 week league, so I suppose I need to learn how to play and actually paint some minis in the next week for it.
  23. I've spent the last month trying to get things assembled and at least primed for a 24-hour charity event this weekend. Once it is over and done, I will probably set everything aside for a few days, and then spend the rest of the month trying to finish off all of my Adeptus Titanicus models. Once those are out of the way (and they are actually mostly tabletop ready at the moment), I need to start working on a couple different armies for SAGA. And my Greek for Arena Rex. I won't actually finish either of those, but I want to make a good start before hanging my brushes up for the holidays about the 22nd or so.
  24. I usually miss the Black Friday sale at my FLGS (because I am gone with family most of the weekend), but this year they extended it through Sunday. So, since the used miniatures were 50% off, I picked up (all assembled, most primed) A screaming bell 120 various skaven 3 jezzail crews 2 engineers 1 skaven hero model of some type 2 skaven artillery pieces of some type All told, it's a solid start to a Ratkin army for Kings of War. I also picked up an old Marauder Dragon Ogre, 12 old school GW halflings (seriously old school - most have the metal pegs for shields on their arms), and a bunch of packs of figures from Fortress Figures. I have no idea what I am going to do with approximately 120 Russian dwarves with blunderbusses, but I am sure that I can think of something.
  25. For the past couple of months, I have been tracking my time (in 10 minute increments) across 30 different minis projects. (Not armies - both my 15mm ACW armies were lumped as one project, as were 28mm Nappies, all my Blood & Plunder, etc). But, this month is different. In early December, my FLGS does a 24-hour charity lock-in, where we collect donations for Toys 4 Tots (or similar charities, but along the same idea). So, this month, I am only working on a few things - the games I plan on taking to play, and then a couple that are big spectacle games, designed for people to drop in, play for a bit, and leave, and that look really impressive for the casual visitor. So, I tasked a friend to prime a bunch of my CAV models, and I am going to try to get all my N scale terrain together and painted, and then I have a microarmor game to prep and some Nappies to get beyond the primed stage.
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