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  1. 1 hour ago, Thomas Browne said:

    Do it! :D

    I love Gloomhaven. My sister and I have logged 27 games, I think. We have been wanting to get it out and play again soon. The issue with owning too many games. So many I want to play...but time is limited. Also another reason to buy less games. 

    I've only back 3 Kickstarters this year, and only 1 was a game.  So far, I've only bought 6 new games and one expansion this year. Two where cheap ones using a gift card. Another was half price at Dirt Cheap. And yet another was a cheap used one from a friend. 

    I'm still tracking everything at: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/248934/item/6599422#item6599422

    Overall, I'm doing very well, far better than the last few years.

  2. 3 hours ago, Zoxe said:

    Today's "THE DROP" on miniature market is Gloomhaven. Will drop 7% per day.

    https://www.miniaturemarket.com/cph0204.html

    Wow, that is the lowest I have ever seen the game. Good thing I already own it or I would be tempted to grab it.  

    A few days ago I say an link on BGG to "pre-order" Wingspan for $55 on Amazon. I ordered it. Within an hour the price was back up to $80 plus $16 shipping. I have been watching it price jump back and forth form month. Decided to get it while it was briefly an its base price.

  3. On 6/10/2019 at 9:34 PM, Barb Bliss said:

    This happened to one of my sister's friend.  She died later in the day from bleeding in her brain.  She was only 15.  Very sad.

    That is so sad. I'm sorry about your friend's sister.  Over the years as a teacher, my school has experienced the lost of several teens due to various incidents. One of my students died in a 4-wheel accident. While he was jumping a hill, he lost control and the four wheeler landed on him, breaking his neck. Another one was on a dock at a pond. He knew he couldn't swim, but he climbed over the railing and was handing onto the other side. His friends didn't notice when he accidentally slipped into the water and disappeared until it was too late. One of my students in my graphic design class made a mural in honor of him which stayed as a wall paper on the computer all year.

  4. 12 hours ago, Zoe said:

    Haha, yeah! Probably wouldn't happen now. Then again, awareness of the seriousness of concussions is much higher now, too. I know there was some rising debate as a result of some research as to whether or not we should as a species keep playing football, lol... or at least that we should re-consider letting really young kids play, or what have you.

    I saw that movie about it with Will Smith. After watching it, there is no way I would play football. But then again, I have never played it or plan to. Being a girl automatically prevents you from playing at most schools. 

    Many years ago I did teach a stocky girl who was determined to play at the jr. high where I taught. She tried to enter the try-outs but the coaches strongly discouraged her from it. I don't think they gave her a straight "no" but a mostly no.  She was disappointed. Personally, I think she had the fire and muscle for being a great player. 

  5. 12 hours ago, Konas said:

    I had a bad one in fifth grade while playing tackle football. Took a quiz directly after and my writing was chicken scratch ( I thought it was funny that, despite being a good student, my teacher actually graded a quiz where every word I wrote was literally nonsense). I knew I was in trouble when I couldn't figure out how to ride my bike home.  Got home and went right to bed. Next thing I know, I awoke about 30 hours later in the hospital. Evidently, I was sped in an ambulance, threw punches at my dad and older brothers, then let out a 20 minute burst of profanity at the doctors and nurses. Felt fine a couple of days later.

    Got back to school and every kid was concerned that we would get in trouble for playing tackle. I didn't snitch. Also, got the 'F' I received for my quiz expunged.😁

    Glad your teacher was merciful about your grade. Last year of my students got an concussion from falling off the back of a moving vehicle.  She thought she was fine, but she began acting a bit strangely and had headaches so her parents took her to the hospital. She was out of school a few days and then was fine. 

  6. Wish I had a 3D printer. The prices have dropped over the years. Maybe in a few more years it will affordable for me. I have brought a few 3D printed miniatures. I have noticed none of them are completely smooth on the sides, but have faint streaks. I was warned about this on the product pages before I brought them. With a good paint job, my 30 tombstones I brought cheap look good.  It would be nice if the streaks could be removed from 3D printing...or perhaps it depends on the printer and material used. I don't know enough about 3D printers yet.

  7. I twice got concussions and didn't realize it until many days later. Both times I had no memory of when the injury happened, but after looking at the clues, I am very certain one happened at night when I was sleepy got up and the 2nd time I may have hit my head on the back of my keyboard tray at my desk. I now keep bottles of water by my bed at night to cut down on sleep walking. 

    The first time it happened, I noticed I was strangely feeling dizzy at work for several days. I developed a terrible headache /neckache. I searched online for possible causes. Saw concussion come up in the Google search and I promptly dismissed it.  If I had been physical injured surely I would know it. Neck and head pain become worst. Should I go to the doctor? Back to the internet I went while at work. I finally read about concussions. Saw that it is actually normal to not have a memory of the impact. I finally put the clues together. I had lately noticed I had a chipped tooth. Didn't know why. It just suddenly showed up. And my cheek had been cut from the inside. When I put all the dates together, and read that the head pain may not start until several days after the impact, I finally understood what happened. I searched my goggle memories of being half asleep and heading to the bathroom. 

    My best guest of what happened based on the clues was that I was walking towards the bathroom. Maybe tripped over a cat or was just clumsy and lost my balance. My head hit a table, chipping a tooth and the tooth cutting into my cheek. I don't remember hitting a table, but I have the faintest of memories of my hand roughly grabbing a table and my finger hurting (at least I think its a real memory. I'm not 100% sure).  It's totally weird to be injured and not remember how it happened. I felt like a detective trying to investigate clues to put the whole picture together. 

    Once I finally figured out I was dealing with an concussion, I was able to relax, at least mentally. I didn't go to the doctor, but spent a lot of time in bed the next few days relaxing (and watching TV). And I keep a water bottle by my bed.

     

  8. On 12/17/2018 at 7:37 AM, marsniper_27 said:

    Did a little airbrushing still need to do some painting ting on the mask and the base

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    Love his pose. I'm reminded of a few teenagers I teach. I could not help but notice your reflection in the background. 

  9. On 5/29/2019 at 8:07 AM, Konas said:

    So, I have been messing around with making some terrain out of polystyrene. Love to hear your thoughts. I really dig it. It feels so much less risky than painting a mini. Its great filler painting.

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    Your terrain looks great. Perfect for a game.

  10. I kept wandering where the link for this RPG was. For some reason I kept overlooking these threads, but found the link to Vampire Masquerade which I have watched all the way up to Season 2, ep 7.

    Now I need to watch this series after I finish VM.  Want to see ya'll in your RPG element. 😎

  11. June  Kickstarter List:

    Got a several Kickstarters in recently. 

    • Welcome to...  --My sister and I LOVE this one and have played it a lot since in came in during April
    • Welcome To Dino World--we have not played this one yet, but it looks cool. Hope to do so soon.
    • Neta-Tanka--wow, this is not your typical Euro. A very cool game. Blew my mind at times as I had to learn to balance progress chains and time itself. If you want smoke meat, another character (which could be yours or another player) must prepare the meat. But if no one went hunting this time, there will be no meat to cook. Both my sister and I had several wasted meeples the first time we played, as we figured things out. Love how you can create links between your meeples if they are working near each other which gives you bonus items. 

    Kickstarters I am still waiting on:

    2019

    • Roam (plus Haven)

    2018

    • Awkward Guest
    • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice (due 2020)
    • Zoo-ography
    • Expedition: the Future
    • Skulk Hollow 
    • D6: Dungeons, Dudes, Dames, Danger, Dice & Dragons!
    • Tiny Epic Mechs
    • Bargain Quest & Black Market
    • Incoming Transmission
    • Snowdonia
    • Tang Garden
    • Skull Tales: Full Sail!

    2016

    • Whelps to Wyrims (Printed but developer ran out of money to ship them. They are sitting in a warehouse somewhere in Canada.)
  12. My second wave expansions came in today for 7th Continent. My sister and I had a blast opening and sorting everything. After seeing how often the adventure deck is shuffled and handled, I had ordered sleeves for it (but not for the rest of the 1000+ cards). Love the minis which came with several of the expansions. And the cool bonus mini which relates to an animal I use to raise. The perfect bonus to me. 

    After we finished sorting and sleeving cards, we played the intro curse "Crystal Song" which is short. As we played the weird floating plants showed up a few times. Creepy and cool. I sooo want to paint those minis soon. Have not run into the devours yet, but I'm sure they will show up when doing the next curse. And with so many new curses added, I don't even know where to start. My sister and I are very excited about the new content.

    Logged: 
    12 hours = Voracious Goddess curse
    10 hours = An Offering to the Guardians curse
    14 hours = Dark Chest of the Damned (had to kill my beloved goat to survive the last challenge)
    1 hour = Crystal Song (It's meant to be an intro curse. Short and sweet.)

  13. 9 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

    More cat art @RomyCat.  Gold fish of harmony.  LOL

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    I just read that post on Kickstarter. Awesome artwork. Can't wait to paint those minis. I've been painting a lot lately. Hopefully will have pictures up in the next few days of some of my pieces. 

  14. I'm eager for the rest of my The 7th Continent items to come in. Shipping has begun but I have not gotten my notice yet. While waiting, my sister and I finished our third curse  which came with the base game. 

    Here is our logged totals:

    Logged: 
    12 hours = Voracious Goddess curse
    10 hours = An Offering to the Guardians curse
    14 hours = Dark Chest of the Damned (had to kill my beloved goat to survive the last challenge)

  15. It reminds me a lot of Tang Garden, which I'm eagerly waiting for. I really like Eduardo Baraf who runs Pencil First company. I've backed several of his games and watched a lot of his video reviews. I like that he gives shout-out to lots of other games, not just the ones from his company. He is also good friends with Keith Matejk who designed Roll Player. They worked on the game Skull Hollow together, which I am also waiting on delivery for. 

    As Tang Garden has the same theme as this one, I might skip it. Mainly because I'm forcing myself to limit how many games I back on Kickstarter this year. I've done really, really good so far. I've only backed 1 game and 2 game-related projects. (Thanks to Barb, I'm getting Animal Adventures: Tales of Cats and Catacombs)

  16. Thanks, @Adam, I'm reading the articles now. I have been wanting Wingspan and trying to keep an eye on when the next shipment hits. Wow, sounds like Jamey has let power get to him. I've really liked him and own many of his games. It does reminder me what Nintendo did several decades ago forcing companies to see their games at the price they set. If a retail company gave a discount, Nintendo cut down a lot on the products they sent. Nintendo was sued and lost.  

    Jamey needs to be careful how he treats retailers. 

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