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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 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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    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    Hurray! I was waiting for this post (and once again almost missed it, but thankfully decided to check your user profile). Those dice bags turned out great, and that is super thoughtful of you to...

    Hurray! I was waiting for this post (and once again almost missed it, but thankfully decided to check your user profile). Those dice bags turned out great, and that is super thoughtful of you to do that for your group.

    What's the new Monk's backstory? Does your former rogue player have an explanation for why the new character has the same name as the old, or are you all just meant to ignore that fact? :P

    p.s. After you reminded me of Heroforge existing, I created my latest D&D char (Finna Älvmyrkdóttir) on it, too. And after sharing it on my D&D group's Discord, the rest of the group have all been in the process of making theirs too (e.g. Ragnhar). So thanks for that. And maybe some time in the future, if I ever find time, I can order figs of all those and paint them for my group as gifts too. :)

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      Kom Link Parent
      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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        cfabbro Link Parent
        Yeah, I would definitely appreciate the @ next time, for sure... just don't do it in the topic text itself, since mentions aren't working in there yet. :P Aw, that's sad but also really sweet. Got...

        Yeah, I would definitely appreciate the @ next time, for sure... just don't do it in the topic text itself, since mentions aren't working in there yet. :P

        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

        Aw, that's sad but also really sweet. Got any pics of the fig, by any chance?

        I'm actually going to try a multi pocket bag once I have the mental strength to attempt it.. again by hand lol

        LOL, why not just get the sewing machine fixed? Sewing by hand is so time consuming, and such a PITA. Even my ancient, hand-me-down Singer from the 60s does a better job, too.

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          Kom Link Parent
          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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            cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
            Cool, can't wait to see it! And if you're going to get a sewing machine I would definitely recommend looking for a second hand one rather than buying brand new. The older ones may not have all the...

            Cool, can't wait to see it! And if you're going to get a sewing machine I would definitely recommend looking for a second hand one rather than buying brand new. The older ones may not have all the latest features (e.g. CAD embroidery), but you can get them pretty cheap at charity shops or if you hunt around on craigslist/ebay/etc, and they generally still do just as good a job on the actual sewing part as the newer ones IMO.

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              Kom Link Parent
              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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                cfabbro Link Parent
                Ah, nice! That should definitely save you some time (and frustration) in the future for your projects, and $99 is a pretty good price. Sewing machines come in handy surprisingly often too, so it's...

                Ah, nice! That should definitely save you some time (and frustration) in the future for your projects, and $99 is a pretty good price. Sewing machines come in handy surprisingly often too, so it's always good to have one readily available to you.

                That minifig is great! And agreed, it's an especially good job for a first timer. It's certainly better than my first attempts oh-so-many years ago. :P

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                  Kom Link Parent
                  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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                    cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
                    LOL, yeah, sewing machines are one of those devices that once you own one you start to realize how many things you can do with it, and suddenly projects spring up pretty regularly if you open...

                    LOL, yeah, sewing machines are one of those devices that once you own one you start to realize how many things you can do with it, and suddenly projects spring up pretty regularly if you open yourself to the idea. It's one of the reasons it's a real shame that home economics has disappeared from school curriculums, IMO. Knowing how to sew may not be an "essential" skill anymore, but it's still incredibly useful and can even save you a decent amount of money over time.

                    p.s. Are you using a pre-made sewing pattern for your dice bags or just winging it yourself?

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                      Kom Link Parent
                      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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                        cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
                        I'm only a bit older than you, but when I was in middle school / junior high, "Home Ec." and "Shop" classes were both mandatory for every student here in Ontario (Canada), so there wasn't really...

                        I'm only a bit older than you, but when I was in middle school / junior high, "Home Ec." and "Shop" classes were both mandatory for every student here in Ontario (Canada), so there wasn't really any gender stigma attached to them or what they taught. It doesn't surprise me that the stigma exists elsewhere where that isn't the case though. And yeah, that is a bit sad, especially since Home Ec. taught me significantly more important, practical and daily-use life skills than Shop class did.

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                          Kom Link Parent
                          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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                            cfabbro Link Parent
                            The only things I learned in Shop class that have ever come in handy again was how to change the oil on a car, how to properly stain wood, and how to use a soldering iron. So it wasn’t entirely...

                            The only things I learned in Shop class that have ever come in handy again was how to change the oil on a car, how to properly stain wood, and how to use a soldering iron. So it wasn’t entirely useless, but not exactly worth all the time spent in that class either, IMO.

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                              Kom Link Parent
                              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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                                cfabbro Link Parent
                                Heh. That is a smell I am intimately familiar with, and rather fond of. ;) Recreational weed is legal in all of Canada now too, so it's a smell that is becoming increasingly prevalent here. I was...

                                Heh. That is a smell I am intimately familiar with, and rather fond of. ;) Recreational weed is legal in all of Canada now too, so it's a smell that is becoming increasingly prevalent here. I was even out in my backyard a few hours ago and caught a whiff. 🍁💨💖

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                                  Kom Link Parent
                                  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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                                    cfabbro Link Parent
                                    Assisted suicide was just legalized recently here in Canada as well. And yeah, all the same strawman and nonsensical arguments were used against it here too... but unfortunately as a result the...

                                    Assisted suicide was just legalized recently here in Canada as well. And yeah, all the same strawman and nonsensical arguments were used against it here too... but unfortunately as a result the legislation was pretty heavily watered down in the end. But c'est la vie. Baby steps.

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                                    1. 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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