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  1. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    Any step forward is a plus, when our Parliament tried to pass the legislation I remember they had some crazy 24 ish hour sitting while the opposition read every single letter in the document...

    Any step forward is a plus, when our Parliament tried to pass the legislation I remember they had some crazy 24 ish hour sitting while the opposition read every single letter in the document before it was approved.

    I've actually read in r/Melbourne people trying to argue that we are now only a step away from letting anyone and everyone "kill themselves because they are sad" thankfully those fools were few and far between, but it's still disappointing that people see it that way.

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  2. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    The fight to decriminalisation / legalise is still going down here, each time it's brought up things do move a bit closer. The most recent big news to happen in my state (Victoria) is that...

    The fight to decriminalisation / legalise is still going down here, each time it's brought up things do move a bit closer. The most recent big news to happen in my state (Victoria) is that assisted suicide has just been made legal and officially come in only about three weeks ago, it has been very interesting and I've been able to inform a lot of people on how safe guarded it really is.

    About a month before the date it was "live" an email went around at work with a fair amount of the prerequisites and such in it, I ended up printing it off and brought it home because I knew my mum would try to argue that only money hungry family members would try to use it trying to get inheritance.

    Hopefully someday Australia will catch up with the rest of the world and decriminalisation/ legalise weed. Not having it that way is just causing more harm.

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  3. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    Working on a car and bigger stuff like that wasn't offered until our final year, then was only offered at the high school that was more rural. Calling it rural is a stretch lol it's more an hour...

    Working on a car and bigger stuff like that wasn't offered until our final year, then was only offered at the high school that was more rural. Calling it rural is a stretch lol it's more an hour an change from the city, smaller town where it smells of weed because that's all the teenagers and most everyone else has to do ...

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  4. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    We had Home Ec as a core subject in year 7 and 8 (first two years of high school) then year 9 we got electives, Home Ec was on that list and unfortunately often got thrown to the side for metal...

    We had Home Ec as a core subject in year 7 and 8 (first two years of high school) then year 9 we got electives, Home Ec was on that list and unfortunately often got thrown to the side for metal working, wood working and glass work, while amazing fun I didn't learn anything that would be used in the world.

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  5. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    I'm only 35 and I remember when in highschool being a huge stigma about being a guy doing textiles. It sucked because I would have loved to do the class, it's something that should be done. Maybe...

    I'm only 35 and I remember when in highschool being a huge stigma about being a guy doing textiles. It sucked because I would have loved to do the class, it's something that should be done. Maybe it's not essential like you said but it's a skill that is hella useful.

    I watch the residents I care for at work knitting all the time, one lady makes her own cardigans! most of them make blankets that get donated to the maternity wards as gift packs for new mothers / neonatal ward or even the miscarriage births. (unfortunately we had experience with this)

    I found a few different patterns and How-to videos / posts I've been following, then made my own pattern. The first bags (the blue lot) were off my own head and now I've made the free standing jobs... I need to remake them of the boys.

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  6. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    My wife plans on making curtains for the kids room now that we can lol. I've gone a little nuts now I have the machine... made my first multi pocket bag, didn't come out exactly how I wanted but I...

    My wife plans on making curtains for the kids room now that we can lol.

    I've gone a little nuts now I have the machine... made my first multi pocket bag, didn't come out exactly how I wanted but I know where I went wrong so that's an easy fix. now I'm making free standing ones....

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  7. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    My wife ended up buying a machine lol she found one on sale from $300 down to $99 it's a simple deal but does what I need. the mini his daughter painted she did really well for a first timer. He...

    My wife ended up buying a machine lol she found one on sale from $300 down to $99 it's a simple deal but does what I need.

    the mini his daughter painted she did really well for a first timer. He ended up buying a box of figs all kinds for the rest of the family to get involved with it all. I am currently making a multi pocket bag and it's going ok... only really stressful lol

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  8. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    I just sent a message over for a photo, he isn't home currently but once he is I'll post up a photo :) As for the machine it's mum's and she is adamant it works... I'd honestly prefer to buy my...

    I just sent a message over for a photo, he isn't home currently but once he is I'll post up a photo :)

    As for the machine it's mum's and she is adamant it works... I'd honestly prefer to buy my wife a new one and ask her to teach me how to use it. And sewing by hand is more than just a PITA it's absolute torture! sure it starts off as kinda like a therapy, but that shine wears off real fast and it becomes a chore!

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  9. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    I can join the conversation this time! A few weeks back I thought about making a little dice bag for each of the guys I play D&D with, I've been trying to get one of them to join ~ for the longest...

    I can join the conversation this time! A few weeks back I thought about making a little dice bag for each of the guys I play D&D with, I've been trying to get one of them to join ~ for the longest time then just as I was going to post up the bags that were ready to be gifted, he joined... but no matter they are done now.

    I plan on making a free standing bag next because my girls are asking for a little bag for their treasures. I'm also going to try and tackle a multi pocket bag once I can work out why my wife's sewing machine isn't working.. I did the others all by hand and while it was enjoyable enough it also took far longer than it should have.

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  10. Comment on D&D and things I made in ~games

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    Haha next time I'll @ you so the post isn't missed, Those are both fantastic! Our Rogue did change names, new backstory, the whole bit. He has Kennedys disease, it's a motor neurone deal and...

    Haha next time I'll @ you so the post isn't missed, Those are both fantastic!

    Our Rogue did change names, new backstory, the whole bit. He has Kennedys disease, it's a motor neurone deal and unfortunately is rather advanced for his age so had his daughter paint the mini for him, he had it stashed away and refused to show us until his character was brought into the game. A female Elf who is a Monk with a name I can't remember how to spell by memory (I'll edit this when I get my hands on the PHB) I had asked earlier in the week for an initial at the very least but since he wouldn't tell me, he got the unicorn and much like the joke mini I painted for him absolutely loved it lol I've known him for about 20ish years now so we always pull shit like that on each other.

    The whole group loved the little bags, they had no idea when was going on as I whipped each one across the table at them I wish the sewing machine worked because it would have taken about an hour tops from cutting to ironing but unfortunately it didn't so all was done by hand. I'm actually going to try a multi pocket bag once I have the mental strength to attempt it.. again by hand lol

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  11. D&D and things I made

    Hey folks, we had our 3rd meet for the current campaign last night all went really well. Last time our Rogue upset everyone he met, stole everything that wasn't and was nailed down, including the...

    Hey folks, we had our 3rd meet for the current campaign last night all went really well. Last time our Rogue upset everyone he met, stole everything that wasn't and was nailed down, including the nails. Then managed to get killed by an NPC that we were helping, it was amazing.

    Now I wanted to get a little more creative with my character and since level 3 for Paladin is the oath level I went with Vengeance and wrote an Oath. I posted it in my last thread but will post again if anyone is interested.

    Now I also wanted to have a go at making a dice bag, the first one is reversible but was too long so I made a few smaller ones. Then had the thought of making each of the guys a small bag with their names on them, each has a name longer than my leg so that failed before it started. I ended up with the initial of their first names, the Rogue wouldn't give up the name or initial so I did something different for his. The guys all loved the gifts especially the Rogue (now a Monk) these are the bags I made next thing I try will be a multi compartment job. All was done by hand because I couldn't get the sewing machine to work ...

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  12. Comment on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Launch Trailer - Worldwide launch starting June 21 in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    It's been released here in Australia for a few weeks (maybe a touch longer) Houses are in the game and from what little I've played with it they seem to be more based around buffs and things like...

    It's been released here in Australia for a few weeks (maybe a touch longer) Houses are in the game and from what little I've played with it they seem to be more based around buffs and things like that, I played it semi regular for about two weeks then it died off.

    I'm not sure if things have changed since but the two big things that turned me off is the battery saver wasn't there, the turn the phone upside down thing, and then the adventure sync. Admittedly that wasn't as big of an issue as the battery saver but since it's the same company as PoGo I felt it should have been included day one.

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  13. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

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    The story took a backseat this evening, for something else I had planned and tried tonight. Damn thing took all evening, I'll have to DM you about that one now he finally made an account since...

    The story took a backseat this evening, for something else I had planned and tried tonight. Damn thing took all evening, I'll have to DM you about that one now he finally made an account since it's a surprise for all the guys we meet with.

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  14. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

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    I was surprised when she made the mini, it took a good hour before she was done and willing to show it off. The story so far is just a few lines but is a good start, I'll ask her tonight after...

    I was surprised when she made the mini, it took a good hour before she was done and willing to show it off. The story so far is just a few lines but is a good start, I'll ask her tonight after school if she feels up to trying to write a bit more :)

    I put the damn reply in the wrong spot...

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  15. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

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    That was one of the first fantasy series I ever read, I feel it still does and I've got it loaded on my Kindle ready to re read along with all the others I keep adding. Definitely is, this is what...

    That was one of the first fantasy series I ever read, I feel it still does and I've got it loaded on my Kindle ready to re read along with all the others I keep adding.

    Definitely is, this is what she made it is one of the more outrageous minis I have seen and it looks amazing, she had the position in more of a low stance and it looked menacing as all get out. Unfortunately that wasn't realistic in a painting way so I changed the stance and copped the ire of an 8 year old ...

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  16. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

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    That's the book! well the world it was from, I think it was book 3, I remember the Goblin ? no that's not right.. anyway the one of legend was from that. Only the tattoo thing came from my...

    That's the book! well the world it was from, I think it was book 3, I remember the Goblin ? no that's not right.. anyway the one of legend was from that. Only the tattoo thing came from my favourite books The night Angel trilogy, the Vir, is what I had in mind when I wrote that part only the tattoos don't wriggle like the Vir does.

    I've been working on a backstory with my eldest daughter for a character she made, who has been dubbed "The demon of Doom" I've asked her a few open questions about what she would like and sounds cool to her, I'll try to get a bit more done tomorrow night and post it as well.

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  17. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

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    It's the race of his character, I'll get the more known name once he wakes in the morning. It's close to midnight here and he gets up at the arse crack of dawn. The Icewind came up with just the...

    It's the race of his character, I'll get the more known name once he wakes in the morning. It's close to midnight here and he gets up at the arse crack of dawn.

    The Icewind came up with just the backstory, it was an easy way for our characters to have met. From memory his character was from there.

    Have you read Magician? parts of the backstory were taken from those books :)

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  18. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    I can share that for sure! I'm not the best at creative writing.. I've taken bits from my favourite books and used ideas from those to get things going when I come up with it. This is what I wrote...

    I can share that for sure! I'm not the best at creative writing.. I've taken bits from my favourite books and used ideas from those to get things going when I come up with it. This is what I wrote for the Paladin, the character Tibourn is another PC, we wrote them together so it would make things easier on the DM.

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    Adrik of clan Battlehammer was a strong fighter in his days in the military, always at the front line fighting for glory and honour for his brothers and sisters in arms and above all, his clan.

    The Orcs had been beaten back time and time again, the rumours of the chosen Orc had been passed down from generation to generation, it had become more a story older siblings would tell to frighten their younger siblings. Much like the humans “boogeyman” the “Chosen Orc” was just a story. Adrik had hoped in secret such an Orc would come along someday that may give a true challenge worthy of his skills.

    The day Adrik was called to the front was like all other raids the Orcs had tried in the past, they fought without thought slamming themselves upon the dwarves shields, only to Adrik something seemed off.
    Today the Orcs giving directions were not in sight, when the days battle had been won and the dwarves were feasting over their latest victory, Adrik was not with them, something still didn’t sit right the day was won too easily just as Adrik tried to raise the alarm a green fireball flew over his head and into the camp. The sorcerer who conquered the spell could now be seen, all around him were other sorcerers all in awe of the power they just witnessed, the roar from the Orcs camp was thunderous and shook the very ground. Adrik knew then this was the Orc from the stories passed from generation to generation, he stood a full two foot taller than the largest Orc, his eyes had an evil otherworldly glow, his torso was bare with glowing tattoos, each began to glow brighter then as they were almost blinding to look directly at he unleashed another volley of destruction. This spell was not like the one before, this was going to wipe out the whole camp.
    As Adrik lay dying about to take his last breath, a vision came before him, it was the goddess Athena standing before him. Athena spoke “Adrik, I will spare your life if you serve me as a Paladin of Vengeance, your clan has been wiped from the world. You will be alone. Your new clan will be with my followers”
    Adrik accepted his new fate, he would serve Athena and grow in strength to avenge the loss of his clan.
    Athena does not give things so easily, first he would have to prove his worth, stripped of all weapons Adrik was sent to Icewind Dale, if he could survive, then he would be worthy to serve Athena.
    After many months in the frozen mountains Adrik was known well by the local Gol-Ag, one young Gol-Ag he had become very fond of, Tibourn is his name. When they first met Tibourn had spoken of glory and his destiny to slay a Wrym who had ravaged his clan for many years. Youth often talk of glory and destiny with such bravado but never back their words, this one is different, if he so asks I would lend my hammer and battle axe to his cause and help bring glory!

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  19. Comment on Tabletop RPGs with kids in ~games

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    I've only recently (the last year) gotten into playing D&D my girls 8 and 5 have painted a mini of their own and made models on Heroforge that they keep asking to have made up, so I've been trying...

    I've only recently (the last year) gotten into playing D&D my girls 8 and 5 have painted a mini of their own and made models on Heroforge that they keep asking to have made up, so I've been trying to think on how I could get them to play a game as well. The older one has even given ideas about a backstory for her character, I helped a good amount but its mostly her creation.

    sorry I'm not all that much help, I am looking forward to any other comments about this because I am a bit lost on how to get it all started with them as well.

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  20. Comment on D&D our new campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    Going to throw this up as a different reply, I had my 2 year old niece jumping on me earlier then had to get ready for work.. been a busy day. Anyways what I was going to say, my new character is...

    Going to throw this up as a different reply, I had my 2 year old niece jumping on me earlier then had to get ready for work.. been a busy day.

    Anyways what I was going to say, my new character is a Paladin, I'll be taking the Vengeance Oath because it fits best with the backstory I came up with. Now I'm not yet level 3 but have a little RP planned for when it happens (I'm hoping it happens mid game and not between like last time) since I can't tell the others yet and I'm busting to tell anyone that would get it (my wife humours me but doesn't understand) I've come up with an Oath to speak. I am open to tweaking it if anything comes to mind.

    " My goddess Athena. Today I swear my Oath to you, I will be the shield before the defenseless, the weapon against those who do evil.
    I am vengeance for all who have been harmed, I will only show mercy to those I believe deserve it.

    After the shame of losing my clan to the Orc of legend I will win back my honour. In darkness I was broken, In your light I have been made whole once more.

    I am vengeance. "

    I've got no idea how this will be received, I'm hoping it doesn't go down like a lead fart.

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