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  1. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

    Kom Link
    Last week I finished binge watching The Tick, this week they have cancelled it. I did notice season 2 of White Gold just got released so I'll dive into that this week.

    Last week I finished binge watching The Tick, this week they have cancelled it.

    I did notice season 2 of White Gold just got released so I'll dive into that this week.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    Geez. well if they are happy doing it then why not I guess, I admit I can see the appeal just personally couldn't justify the cost. I've looked into a RC that I can just have beat about the place...

    Geez. well if they are happy doing it then why not I guess, I admit I can see the appeal just personally couldn't justify the cost.

    I've looked into a RC that I can just have beat about the place but the ones in Kmart and the other chain stores are not worth the money or stress since they break with a stiff wind

    1 vote
  3. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    It was such a wonderful thing to watch them paint the minis, miss 7 says "Dad. I need purple. you don't have purple" so I mixed it up for her only for the smallest part on the mini to be painted...

    It was such a wonderful thing to watch them paint the minis, miss 7 says "Dad. I need purple. you don't have purple" so I mixed it up for her only for the smallest part on the mini to be painted purple lol Miss 5 came in after and used the whole damn thing on hers so at least it didn't go all to waste.

    50k??? for a model? good lord that is crazy I'd be paranoid I would crash the thing, I'll tell my wife my hobbies could be all the more costly lol

    1 vote
  4. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    I hope to get them both into playing at some point, they are 7 and 5 so might be a tiny bit young still. I'm still willing to try though! Miss 7 will paint hers once we have it in hand, I gave...

    I hope to get them both into playing at some point, they are 7 and 5 so might be a tiny bit young still. I'm still willing to try though! Miss 7 will paint hers once we have it in hand, I gave them both a mini each and they painted them all the colours. all of them. I absolutely love them, they are the most fantastic Rogues that have ever tried to hide in the shadow's.

    Haha exactly! once the first lump is down it's not that bad really. One of our other players (also one of my oldest friends) is into endurance mountain biking / racing, he got so good a few years back he started to compete at his height he was spending 20k a year in flights, bikes and all the other stuff that came with it. so mini painting is definitely not that bad.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Australia election results discussion in ~talk

    Kom Link Parent
    I'm a fellow Aussie and try to follow politics as much as I can, I am glad this thread was made as I read far more than I comment on mostly because others have said what I would just far better...

    I'm a fellow Aussie and try to follow politics as much as I can, I am glad this thread was made as I read far more than I comment on mostly because others have said what I would just far better than I could.

  6. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    Haha like I wouldn't share! It's mostly his horns that need some work, I've repainted him a bit lighter in the beard and gone with blue over his armour, also the shield I got a scalpel to a bit to...

    Haha like I wouldn't share! It's mostly his horns that need some work, I've repainted him a bit lighter in the beard and gone with blue over his armour, also the shield I got a scalpel to a bit to give the beaten look and took a few cuts out of it.

    The custom mini will definitely happen even if I don't get to use him in the game. My girls also made their own minis that I'll have to get printed, my eldest went all out and we have even started a backstory for her.

    Most welcome 😀 it's such a fantastic hobby and really isn't that painful on the wallet compared to some things lol

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    Not to worry, once the time rolls around it will be worth the wait! I am planning on doing a few touch ups on my Dwarf since he is being used this week, I've also got a custom one made up on...

    Not to worry, once the time rolls around it will be worth the wait! I am planning on doing a few touch ups on my Dwarf since he is being used this week, I've also got a custom one made up on Heroforge that I need to get printed but work is being a bit poo at the moment and I'm getting next to no shifts.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    I honestly thought it was odd I didn't get a reply... I am a goose. Our soon to be new DM sent a message to us all last night saying he has got the start of the campaign ready to go. I was working...

    I honestly thought it was odd I didn't get a reply... I am a goose.

    Our soon to be new DM sent a message to us all last night saying he has got the start of the campaign ready to go. I was working with him earlier in the day and he said he had a massive essay due in two weeks now he is back from placement, so it's good to see he is focused on the right things lol

    Have you had a chance to start painting again?

    1 vote
  9. Comment on The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz screen, three cameras, and costs $669 in ~tech

    Kom Link Parent
    I tried making that argument a few years back, well before Instagram and all the others were as big as they are now and boy did I upset people. I was told "people can't just buy a camera....

    I tried making that argument a few years back, well before Instagram and all the others were as big as they are now and boy did I upset people. I was told "people can't just buy a camera. especially when a phone does the job and what if the phone was a gift from someone who recently upgraded?"

    I didn't bother responding that if it was a gift then to stop being so petty and be thankful. but that not what I was originally saying... I completely agree if photos are that important a small pocket sized camera will do the job and some over a phone, the convenience has become such a normal part of life it seems to be forgotten. I personally bring my camera when going on day trips or out with my kids, the phone does an ok job but if I want anything that needs to be zoomed its useless.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    I think it's the starter module? getting up to the big bad guy was amazing, the big bad at the end was a bit of a wet fart honestly. I'm not sure if that is because we are a bigger than normal...

    I think it's the starter module? getting up to the big bad guy was amazing, the big bad at the end was a bit of a wet fart honestly. I'm not sure if that is because we are a bigger than normal group.

    The one shot thing was great fun and difficult because if we screwed up in anyway that was our turn over and had to wait again before giving it a shot again and had to repeat what worked then puzzle out what stopped us the last time. Things got a bit easier each time someone from the party joined us so that added an extra bit to it all.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link
    Cfabbro!! it was you I had in mind when I took these photos, our next DM has said he won't be doing this level of stuff lol The roll20 game went really well, he plans on doing it again soon I...

    Cfabbro!! it was you I had in mind when I took these photos, our next DM has said he won't be doing this level of stuff lol

    The roll20 game went really well, he plans on doing it again soon I think once life settles a bit. He is one of those people that runs for fun, he recently did a 20km run after work because "I didn't feel like stopping after doing 10" he also has been doing a few competitive ones so a bit of training has been going on.

    I'll definitely let you know if he would like any help, I might try to get him on to ~

    1 vote
  12. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    Yep! already set the date for our new campaign, it's a series of one shots where each session is a level. So no more sharing a tiny bit of XP between all of us, just moving forward into a harder...

    Yep! already set the date for our new campaign, it's a series of one shots where each session is a level. So no more sharing a tiny bit of XP between all of us, just moving forward into a harder and harder session each time we meet.

    I honestly don't have the creativity to DM I wish I did because it looks like a ton of fun. I know I would struggle with the on the fly changing the story.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on The end of our first campaign in ~games

    Kom Link Parent
    We were playing the lost mines of phandelver with a bit of his own flair added in, it started as just 4 of us then grew to the huge group you see in the photos. When we encountered Droop we...

    We were playing the lost mines of phandelver with a bit of his own flair added in, it started as just 4 of us then grew to the huge group you see in the photos. When we encountered Droop we adopted him for a bit, when our wizard joined (the dude laying on the map) we were two people down so rather than have them miss out on a huge part of the story our DM asked us to really expand our backstory, he then wrote a one shot for us all, it was the part where you encounter the nothic, rather than have us all press on deeper into the campaign we stopped in an empty room to rest for the night but as we all started to doze the nothic came and watched as we did.
    Then each of us relived the worst day of our life as a nightmare, the only way out was to change something about it to make things 'right' once that happened that person would end up in the next dream where they would get the chance to help. Once we all had finished the final nightmare was of a wizard who was fighting a necromancer and was cursed to become the nothic once he defeated him.

    He also added a haunted skull named Chuck who my PC adopted for a while, Chuck would often help me when I rolled a Nat 20 or then screw things up when I rolled a 1.

    The cost of this thing was insane, we all put in for this. No way was be paying for that alone lol

    2 votes
  14. Ive been playing D&D for the last year with life and stuff happening it's taken us a full year to finish the campaign, something that should not have taken as long as it did but honestly it's been...

    Ive been playing D&D for the last year with life and stuff happening it's taken us a full year to finish the campaign, something that should not have taken as long as it did but honestly it's been an absolute blast. I've met new friends, gotten to know a co-worker better and picked up a new hobby (mini painting) our DM has gone all out over the last few months, he started off by making 3D maps for us to play on he made tiny little styrofoam blocks and made house's, towers and all that fun stuff.

    The biggest thing be did was have a map printed, he was going to draw it all out on a king single bed sheet, got five minutes into drawing it and his wife asked "can't you find someplace to have that printed?" and this is what he came up with when we got together again.

    This thing is ridiculous in size. I've thrown in a few other photos from the night and have a small adult and cat for scale.

    21 votes
  15. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

    Kom Link
    After dropping my wife at work our girls and I are going shopping since it's Mother's Day here in Australia tomorrow, we will pick up a few craft things so we can make something awesome for her....

    After dropping my wife at work our girls and I are going shopping since it's Mother's Day here in Australia tomorrow, we will pick up a few craft things so we can make something awesome for her.

    Then later tonight I'm off to play D&D where we will hopefully be finally finishing this campaign. It's been a year to the day today since we had our first meet up it's a little saddening that its ending but I'm also really excited to put that character away for a bit and play something new.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

    Kom Link
    This weekend the plans are to fold washing at some point and hopefully take the kids to the park if the rain stops. My wife has gone interstate with her mum, aunt and sister for her mum's 60th. I...

    This weekend the plans are to fold washing at some point and hopefully take the kids to the park if the rain stops. My wife has gone interstate with her mum, aunt and sister for her mum's 60th.
    I might touch up my latest mini fig I painted, I'm not all the way happy with it just yet, its close but just needs something.. and between all that I'll watch The Tick season 2.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (May 2019 edition) in ~creative

    Kom Link
    I'v been painting a few mini figs, as @cfabbro mentioned, I recently painted up a Dwarf for an old friend who has just joined our D&D games and it was his birthday between games so that was his...

    I'v been painting a few mini figs, as @cfabbro mentioned, I recently painted up a Dwarf for an old friend who has just joined our D&D games and it was his birthday between games so that was his gift. I put my all into it, I haven't been painting all that long I think his was my 4th or 5th one.
    After seeing how well it came up I had to re-do one of my own, the result is in this album I added in two photos of the map our DM made. He has been going all out with this, its been great.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (May 2019 edition) in ~creative

    Kom Link Parent
    I can't wait to see what you paint up!

    I can't wait to see what you paint up!

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Mini painting in ~hobbies

    Kom Link Parent
    That is fantastic! we are meeting up on Saturday next week (not this one coming) I will take a photo of all the custom minis and the giant map that was printed to finish out the campaign. I'm...

    That is fantastic! we are meeting up on Saturday next week (not this one coming) I will take a photo of all the custom minis and the giant map that was printed to finish out the campaign.

    I'm currently repainting a Dwarf I did not long back because of the mini I did for my friend, I am far happier with how it is now. Just need to work on the horns on his helm a little bit, they aren't quite there yet. I might touch up the boots as well..

  20. Comment on Mini painting in ~hobbies

    Kom Link Parent
    I'll pass that along to him, I might wait until we meet since he is on clinical placement at the moment and I've gotten a few texts saying it's been rough lol I don't miss being the student nurse!...

    I'll pass that along to him, I might wait until we meet since he is on clinical placement at the moment and I've gotten a few texts saying it's been rough lol I don't miss being the student nurse!

    The ones that's gone all out hopes to open a table top gaming store within the next year or so, I guess he plans on using these in the store ? hell if it was me I would. Then this is the same man who made his own chainmail for his wedding.. they got married at the registry office then had a family and friends ceremony it was really cool and fit their personality perfect

    1 vote