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On 12/31/2020 at 11:20 PM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 1st:

Happy New Year! Forget the resolutions, which are usually what you are going to START or STOP doing. Tell us, what are you going to KEEP doing from last year (hobby-related or not, your choice)?

 

Sculpting and 3D printing and making jewelry for Haiti.

 

 

On 1/1/2021 at 11:12 PM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 2nd:

What piece of hobby equipment did you use most last year? (A brush does count if you are so inclined.)

 

PC and my Cintiq for sculpting

 

 

On 1/2/2021 at 11:01 PM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 3rd:

One final query about last year, then we're putting that behind us! What's one mini/bust/box-set from your stash that you wish you had painted last year, but didn't get around to doing? Pics are welcome, but not mandatory.

 

T-Rakuzul.  About 1/2 done.

 

 

On 1/3/2021 at 11:08 PM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 4th:

Cold weather/winter means baked goods in my household. What is your go-to baked treat/good when it gets cold?

 

Bread, preferably home-made and dipped in a nice Irish stew.

 

 

On 1/5/2021 at 11:19 PM, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 6th:

Have you ever been to a school reunion? Is it awkward seeing all the people you graduated with again? If you are from outside the US, do they do these reunions or anything similar in your country?

 

The awkward part was the steady stream of my old bullies apologizing and look for forgiveness.  It was weird being confronted with something I'd put behind me 20+ years ago.  I mean, what does one even say to such a thing?

 

 

9 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

 

Apparently "The Halls of Knowledge and the Arcane" as that is the name of the school in my gaming world.

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9 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

 

magic4all.net would of course be your free to learn intro web site to get them hooked.  It would have constant ads for magic4all.com of course, the monetized site that "get's you to that new level" and "unlocks your full potential".

(yes, both of those domains are currently available.  Yes I checked.  Yes, I'm a geek.....

 

9 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Bob's Donair Emporium.

 

Because it would confused sooooo many.

If it was Alberta donairs it would certainly keep people away ::D:

Out here they'd give up teaching and use their powers to make a 5 lb donair that is the size of a 1 lb donair.....and then retire with the near infinite wealth that would produce.....

 

And now I want a donair.....

 

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

 

I have only ever heard of One of those ^ names.

 

You, dear sir, need to read more fiction!... or watch more TV...

  • Aretuza - magic academy from The Witcher novels (and now Netflix series)
  • Scholomance - fabled school of black magic located in Transylvania, according to folklore. And was a source of inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. (also the name of a dungeon in original World of Warcraft inspired by the folklore).
  • Brakebills - from The Magicians novels by Lev Grossman, more recently made mainstream due to the SyFy channel's adaptation of the books.
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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

Cranky's Cantrip Campus!

 

It's more of a community center type of school.

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11 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

 

I'll give you some examples from my games. I've got two magical schools in my worlds. For one of our high fantasy games you go to the Esoteric Initiates of the Eastern Illuminated Order (EIEIO) if you want to learn something new or rare. And in our Shadowrun-ish games it's Honest Bob's Back Alley School of Magic and Alchemy. It meets in a warehouse every other Saturday and Sunday. Just past the taco trucks and the swap meet. Lots to learn and more to lose in the learning. One character went there to learn a high level spell that permanently deletes a single memory from someone and the cost to learn it was that the teacher got to eliminate a single skill from the pupil. They lost their explosives skill... but none of their actual explosives. That was pretty fun at a later session. 

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4 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

 

The awkward part was the steady stream of my old bullies apologizing and look for forgiveness.  It was weird being confronted with something I'd put behind me 20+ years ago.  I mean, what does one even say to such a thing?

 

 

Well:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjcIq6c4MGQ

 

Or maybe even:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_xHIqp0ZwU

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16 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Honestly, I have done my best to forgive them, and frankly now, I think I should actually thank them, as they made me who I am and I really like who I am.  They were the fire that made me into the blade I am today.

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11 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Honestly, I have done my best to forgive them, and frankly now, I think I should actually thank them, as they made me who I am and I really likely who I am.  They were the fire that made me into the blade I am today.

 

That's good to hear.

It's just that I also know a few people who have been hurt so bad they really have issues that lasts their whole life.

So yeah, I'm not so friendly with bullies.

 

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16 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

Sorry, I'm drawing a blank on this one.

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17 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

 

I've gone with Loc Vrăjitor for my own campaign world. I tend to search other languages for inspiration, piecing together words until I get something that sounds decent. I took the word for place, loc, and wizard, vrăjitor, from Romanian and placed them together (I own an English/Romanian dictionary); no clue if it actually translates well, I only have Google translate to verify a rough translation of "wizarding place."

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17 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?


I've used the "Academy of Arcane Arts" in some of my games.  Not the most original name, but it gets the point across and I like alliteration.

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18 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Question for January 7th:

Hogwarts, Aretuza, Scholomance, Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy: all are names of some well-known magic schools in fiction. What name would you give to a school for magical study?

 

The Unseen University is the only one that I have any familiarity with...never read the Potter books.

In games I was involved with way back when,  spell slingers were apprenticed to a Master Wizard to learn the trade.

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57 minutes ago, malefactus said:

never read the Potter books

 

I never read them either, but heard enough about it from others that I practically have. Somehow I escaped that aspect of my generation. Saw a few of the movies though.

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4 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Honestly, I have done my best to forgive them, and frankly now, I think I should actually thank them, as they made me who I am and I really likely who I am.  They were the fire that made me into the blade I am today.

Your post made me think of the bullying I endured in school, and while I remember that I was, and generally some of the insults, I honestly don't even remember the faces or names of the perpetrators.  I suppose the best revenge is realizing that they were insignificant  enough people to not even remember.

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41 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

 

I never read them either, but heard enough about it from others that I practically have. Somehow I escaped that aspect of my generation. Saw a few of the movies though.

 

The movies are terrible. The whole time I was like, "Somebody cast light! It's a zero level spell! What are you doing here if you can't even cast cantrips!" I had to read the first book as part of Children's Lit in University. The night I read it, someone set off fireworks illegally next door and tried to burn our house down. My other neighbour managed to put it out. So Harry Potter=bad juju. 

 

I don't know what I'd name a wizarding school. You can buy a diploma from Miskatonic University in Salem, so we know what an education from there is worth. I was actually going to put it on a resume and see if anyone picked it out. 

 

Honestly, I was thinking today that real magicians would make excellent spies. They can misdirect like no one's business and escape from things and are unnaturally observant.  

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