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  1. I haven't painted anything for about a year.

     

    I moved one year ago. Since then I've painted a handful of Skorne models, before giving up on Warmachine (slowly lost interest, then BOOM mk3. I play Skorne.. Long way to the nearest players).

     

    And suddenly I don't paint.

     

    Got a big desk to paint on and all. No painting.

     

    And I have pounds of bones to do! :/

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  2. I am trying to do NaNo this year! :D

     

    My project is abut a traditional scandinavian "Tomte", or "Fjøsnisse". His farm is replaced with two modern city blocks, but he's still there. No outline or plan, but I figure that doing something is better than doing nothing ;)

     

     

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  3. This is so weird. I was super hyped last KS, this time around I feel a lot more balanced!

     

    Since last time I have both gotten into Warmachine/Hordes and gotten a large box of bones in the mail  :devil:

     

    That dragon + rider sure looks sweet tho!

     

    More terrain looks promising. Stone circles doesn't really do it for me, those are the easiest things to make yourself..

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  4. I have been thinking about other fantasy races a lot lately (started with elves, see spoiler). And making my own head canon :)

     

     

     

    Elves level like humans, live insanely long and have equisite magical weapons. Why aren't they all level 20?

     

    In my world: they are fickle. We human beings can drift from project to project, or loose concentration, but that is nothing compared to the elves. That level 10 fighter elf when the campaign is over? He suddenly wants to study carpentry, and over the next 30 years he forgets all his warknowledge. A human would hang on to his skills and knowledge, we value them, the elves simply do not. I can't understand that choice, but why would I? I'm no elf.

     

    This explains their aptness to magic - magical training permanently improves the ability to bend your mind to magic. Even 200 years after, those same pathways is not lost. When the elf in the party suddenly multiclasses wizard, he isn't breaking new ground in his mind, it is probably not the first time he studies magic.

     

    This also explains the single artefacts of wonder, an elven master artisan would simply loose interest in making more once he made his masterpiece. What would be the point, anyway? It explains their forests: they don't have the tenacity to farm. It explains the "the elves helped us in the war against the worst thing ever, but never again". The worst ting ever was needed for the elves to actually concentrate for five minutes straight.

     

    Also, I like to imagine elves as sort of half fey (like dragonborn are part dragon). The fey are, luckily, mostly in their own plane.

     

     

     

    I think a dwarf would be horrified over the idea of "planned obsolence". An item should last for the ages, it should practical and preferrably (in a very dwarven way) pretty. Some wear and tear is always inevitable, but should be easily repaired. The dwarves easily firing up the forges in the lonely mountain makes perfec sense - that durability is what they are made for. Expendable items (like bilbos plates and knives) are not sought after - they are going to break or blunt, what is the difference between today and tomorrow? Proper dwarven cutlery would neither bend nor break should they fall on the floor.

    I think a dwarf that has to use the field of economics to be able to produce his life essentials fast enough - is a very unhappy dwarf. "Mumblemumble, working with unfinished crap all day long, no time to build a proper <insert stuff here>". On the flip side, their work ethic makes most economics superflous. Their economy just works  and grows because everything that is done is done to great quality and will last. It is slow growing, inflexible and inefficient. But that is how a dwarf will behave if he is left to himself - doing anything else is alien to them. Just as their way of building in stone for the ages is to me :)

     

    The mass produced hardware that humans make, and the puny cobbled together stuff of Kobolds look very similar to a dwarf that doesn't pay attention.

     

    I don't think a dwarf would like bones figurines..

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  5. My favorite (US) gun fact, is that gun suicides outnumber gun homicides. The victim is thus, more often than not, the one firing the gun. 

     

    Interesting with the post-apocalypse society. My main gripe has often been "how come there are still so many people left", when we see survivors killing each otherwhen they meet. but still meet others often.

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  6. When I DM, we usually have this main rule about rule discussions: right there and then we don't spend alot of time hunting down rules, we play it by ear. Intricate rules discussions are something we do outside the play time. The big exception is if I may risk killing of a PC by mistake ;).

     

    We are pretty good at checking out rules between sessions and encounters, tho. And pay it right the next time :)

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  7. I haven't given it much thought, really. I have however been reading a lot of Discworld lately, so Go beards I guess! ;)

     

    I do like how it marks dwarfs as completely different from humans in some aspect.

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