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  1. So, I was at Origins this year but the tragic tale I am about to tell has left me broken hearted. Many of you have heard, or seen in person, my massive hammer made of Bubinga and Jatoba. I made it over 3 years ago and it has gone to every convention with us since. I have had MANY people offer me money for it. I believe the highest was around $1200. I could never bring myself to take any of them. At every con we would have con goers raise the mighty hammer above their heads and yell "Dog Might" as loud as they could. It brought a ton of energy and just the right amount of Dog Might-ness to our booth. Even the people at GAMA loved its presence. Little did I know that Origins 2018 would result in the mighty hammer's demise.

    A man with his wife and child walked into the booth. Upon seeing the mighty weapon, the man asked Cameron if he could hold it. Cameron said, "Go ahead, check it out." The dude picked up the hammer...pulled it back over his head and smashed it to the ground with a mighty swing. It was described to me as a full on weapon strike. The hammer burst into pieces and boomed loudly. Every other booth around ours went silent as everyone looked on in silence. Pieces of the hammer went everywhere. @Zoe found some as they packed up the booth.

    It was a sad day for DMG. The hammering person did offer to pay for it, but we declined. The hammer meant more to us than any amount of money. She will be missed.

    I shall make another, and it will be grand but won't hold the same place in my heart as the original. Please, take a moment of silence, at your leisure for my deceased Huge Ass Hammer.

    Feel free to relay your best con story in this thread. They all need not be of the tragic nature.

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  2. On ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 10:27 AM, Barb Bliss said:

    A new DMG stein is on its way to me.  Any special care instructions for using/washing the stein.  I'm pretty sure the dishwasher is out of the picture, but what about hot vs cold beverages?  Acidic beverages OK?  Inquiring minds want to know.

    This would be a good place for other instructions like for the cutting boards or cleaning up sculpts or maintenance for the coffee tables.

    Good thread. As far as the steins go, we have tested them with hot and cold beverages and they hold up well. Acidic bevs are fine as well. I would hand wash, no dishwasher. We test them all for leaks and have only one issue so far. Over time, they will become richer and warmer. As with all of our woods, except cherry, I would keep them out of direct sunlight.

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  3. 3 hours ago, Barb Bliss said:

    Yeah.  I know a woodworker, and I'm going to try and hire him to fix the UPS tattoo and put the legs on (turning the wrench really bugs my bad elbow).  The bottom of the table is actually pretty cool, but it had a bad spot on it.  I can see why they chose the other side to be the top side, but the live edge on the other side would have been awesome on the top side.

    We chose the top due to the heavy checking on the bottom and to give it a couple more inches of space.


  4. 12 hours ago, Barb Bliss said:

    @Konas, The table showed up at 5:50 pm.  The delivery guy scootched with the table in front of him and then he dropped it on the floor of the truck from about 8" in the air.  BAM!  Given the look of the box, he wasn't the only one.

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    I was hoping for the best because I was sure there would be a mountain of bubble wrap around it.  Getting the table top out of the box and getting the bubble wrap off the table reminded me of the time I helped a friend deliver a breech birth calf for an exhausted cow.

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    There was some damage.  The width side probably needs a solid piece of foam (not just on the corners.  Maybe double it up???  Maybe you can send me some dmg varnish and instructions to touch it up?

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    I asked DMG to sign the bottom side of the table as it's a work of art and I can be schmaltzy sometimes.  I recognize all the signatures except for the one under the "Gin More Gin".  Is that Cameron's  John Hancock?

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    Note: the live edge looks killer from the bottom side.

    Unbelievable. This is one of the reasons why I have always said we will never do tables. Damn UPS. Unbelievable.

    Barb, I will send you an email regarding this...after I make an angry phone call to UPS.

    Yes, that is Cameron's John Hancock.

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  5. 18 hours ago, RomyCat said:

    Dos DMG use much lacewood?  It was not a CoCo option. Have there been dice made of lacewood?

    Not really. It is really expensive compared to leopardwood so we chose to go with Leopard only. If we sold more of the Leopardwood, we would probably add on some Lacewood.


  6. 6 minutes ago, Adam said:

    Good that you're keeping your KS followers in mind too. I will always look at projects backed by the people I follow and a lot of times that sways my decisions. And of course there's always those times @Barb Bliss gets on your shoulder and shouts out the good angel telling you to stay away 😄

    I like that you've imagined @Barb Bliss as a good angel, but that she is shouting at you.

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  7. 2 hours ago, RomyCat said:

    Perhaps I need to set out a series of rules and force myself to keep to those rules. That may help.

    I was just imagining what an intervention for my addiction would be like. All my friends and family gathered around telling me I needed to stop buying games, stay away from Kickstarter. After the meeting was over, then I invite them to play games from my collection. Next six hours we have a blast, including playing games I originally got on Kickstarter. That will really help me see the evils of Kickstarter.

    If you have an intervention, let me know and we will do our part by banning you from our Kickstarter pages, our site, and these forums! 😏

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  8. 2 hours ago, Adam said:

    I've been trying to stay away from looking on KS. Fortunately, things between life and work have been so busy it's been easy to stay away. I just looked at my backed list and I have 10 games that I am awaiting delivery of. I'm not going to fool myself and pretend that I won't back anything, but I am being more discerning on what I back now. It really has to be something special to get my backing. 

    I used to back a lot of games via our business account. Most were new start up wood guys. We want to keep tabs on the new businesses. (BTW, there is some rough stuff being made out there). I used to back a lot of games as well through the business. But now its a little different. First, we have sooooooo many. You get to a point where you know you will never ever play them all. It's hard to get a group together and when we do, we want to play something we know we will all like. Getting into LCGs has helped a bit. It's only about 15 bucks a month to stay current and there's plenty to do (make decks, improve existing ones, read forums) that still feel engaging when you can't play and without further expenditures. And they are fun as hell. I really like to delve deep into a game and get better at it and those give me that satisfaction.

    Also, DMG has about 1500 followers on KS so I need to make sure I back a project keeping the view of the company in mind. 


  9. 4 hours ago, Barb Bliss said:

    My table splurge has bit into my game budget significantly. 😢  Though, I did splurge $14 for the Infected expansion.

    We have a tray on there. Not my personal favorite design but that is what he wanted! We are trying to be EVERYWHERE!


  10. On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 5:59 PM, RomyCat said:

    Looks cool, but my dad is not a serious gamer. He likes are limited to Carassonne, Catan, and Ticket to Ride. Now I would LOVE a mug like that. Teacher appreciation was two weeks ago....  👩

     

    My question is how well does wood hold liquids?   I presume the varnishing you are using is non-toxic and safe for food.

    We will be using our catalyzed lacquer. It is food safe, as is any wood finish product sold in the US. It is one of the shady secrets of the woodworking world that companies sell "food safe" finishes for wood at a higher price when, in fact, every finish sold is legally required to be so.

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  11. We played DnD at the shop for the crew with a guest GM from DnD Adventurer's League. He was amazing. At home we played Arkham Horror LCG. Love that game although we are deciding if it is too hard or if it just because we are beginners. Anyone play it out there?

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  12. 12 hours ago, LuckyIke said:

    Finally got Castell out at the FLGS yesterday.  The theme and presentation are certainly unique on this one: you are a team of castellers in Catalonia traveling around to local competitions making human towers, training, and recruiting more people to your team.  It is quite puzzle-y, and there is a high amount of replayability due to the variable set ups and draws.  It is a bit point-salady, but with a good balance (yes, pun intended).  Also the draw bag is the most giant draw bag in the history of draw bags.  It’s velvet, loud and takes charge of the room!

    Inaugural game set up:

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    Here are some real-world examples:

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    We Castell at the shop every Thursday...around 3pm. With beers.

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