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Will it have VATS?

(Sorry, been spending too much time in the Skyrim thread.)

I love the card art. I'm a graphics whore for board games, so as shallow as it may sound, even if a game has great mechanics, if it looks like crap, I'm not interested (looking squarely at you, Killer Bunnies). This though, I'm liking the look of this, especially the two-colour thing, reminds me of 60s print advertising.

Ooh, that looks awesome Panda.

It's probably not for everybody, but I released an album a couple of months ago. I didn't see this thread till now.

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You can stream the whole album here as well.

Gravey wrote:

Will it have VATS?

(Sorry, been spending too much time in the Skyrim thread.)

I love the card art. I'm a graphics whore for board games, so as shallow as it may sound, even if a game has great mechanics, if it looks like crap, I'm not interested (looking squarely at you, Killer Bunnies). This though, I'm liking the look of this, especially the two-colour thing, reminds me of 60s print advertising.

Switchbreak wrote:

Ooh, that looks awesome Panda.

Thanks for the support. I will be needing play-testers soon.

The game has VATS-lite DND-lite in the sense of combat. Hopefully it proves fun. The goal was to introduce some of these CRPG kind of strategies and gameplay into a distilled fun-for-non-boardgame-players form. A lot of the work conceptually has been to eliminate parts of the game that aren't absolutely necessary and to limit the number of things you need to keep track of.

I love printing. It's probably my favorite kind of art. It also helps because a lot of my art skill has dwindled over the past 7 years or so and printing can take a much more constructive approach than going all out on a drawing with shading, etc. It's easier for some things. I like drawing astronauts and robots as well :). At this point, I'm not so great with hands and angles.

I'll keep you guys updated (but not swamped with updates). I've already begun some starting drawings for the next batch of 5 cards. After that is a set of 5 cards which will be the more difficult ones since they involve action. The final test is box art!

This will be sold at some point (I'm hoping), but I'm going to try and create PDFs of all the cards in an easy format so anyone here can print the cards themselves and give it a go. All you'll need is the cards, a d10, and a handful of markers (pennies are probably fine).

Nomad wrote:

It's probably not for everybody, but I released an album a couple of months ago. I didn't see this thread till now.
You can stream the whole album here as well.

Thanks for sharing. I gave it a short listen and it seemed very well put together. It's not really my type of music, but I wanted to congratulate you on getting something put together (in an very professional looking way) for a good cause. My favorite Cambodian is sitting right next to me now.

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I've been working on the card game. Should have a prototype created by the weekend and start testing. It's been fun so far. The above image is a mock-up of a players space. Each player has a character card and a pile of markers. The set of cards on the left represent the left hand action and the set on the right, the right hand action.

I have to write down the rule set too :).

I took a Precious Metal Clay workshop this weekend. PMC looks and acts like clay until fired in a kiln. Then the bits of fine silver in the clay solidify and the binding material in the clay burns away. You're left with a solid 99% fine silver piece that's only 10% smaller than pre-fired. Fun to play with!

Clay out of the package before molding:
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Textured and cut out pieces:
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With ruby stones embedded:
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Finished earring pieces:
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Textured, cut, and aqua stone embedded:
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Finished pendant:
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I want to play with that.

That's really cool.

So, the original plan calls for:
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After 12 hours (not including all the test cuts) I got:
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This was designed to use up bunch of my leftover construction lumber. All the horizontal pieces are scrap pieces left over from my workbench build. 4 outer legs were freshly cut from stud 2x4s. Everything is warped and twisted and crooked, so the build was designed to be fairly modular, allowing me to adjust and fit things as I go along. The table you see there is dry-fitted; no nails, screws, glue, or even dowel pins.

At the moment I'm stuck on the last piece of cutting I need to do. The outer legs need to be tapered from the bottom of the top shelf to the floor. I need an angled long straight cut, but I lack a table saw. I'm not feeling cheap plastic $100-150 saws, but I'm also not in the mood to spend $500 on a tool I currently need for 4 3' cuts. If anybody has any recommendations, I'd be very grateful.

I also figured out how to achieve the upturned ends of the top shelf, in theory (and on a 2x4). But my mitre saw doesn't give me the final angles I need (for my 9" top shelf). I'll have to improvise, but I don't think it'll be as elaborate as I have on my plans.

MoonDragon wrote:

At the moment I'm stuck on the last piece of cutting I need to do. The outer legs need to be tapered from the bottom of the top shelf to the floor. I need an angled long straight cut, but I lack a table saw. I'm not feeling cheap plastic $100-150 saws, but I'm also not in the mood to spend $500 on a tool I currently need for 4 3' cuts. If anybody has any recommendations, I'd be very grateful.

Seeing how you've also fitted the legs to the lower shelves, I'd recommend starting the taper from the bottom of the lower shelf. Personally, though, I'd bag the taper cuts and leave as-is. It looks great!

Moggy wrote:

Seeing how you've also fitted the legs to the lower shelves, I'd recommend starting the taper from the bottom of the lower shelf. Personally, though, I'd bag the taper cuts and leave as-is. It looks great!

First of all, thanks for the encouragement. This is my first "real" project so it's a litmus test on whether I should continue down this path or not.

When it comes to taper, I'm quite married to it. I really think it adds something to the overall piece (as can be seen in the concept drawing). Legs and the lower shelf are attached with a simple dado joint--the leg has a through dado cut on the inner side. So, if I taper the side of the leg, the dado will not be affected, other than to be shorter, as the leg gets narrower. The shelf will still slide in there at a 15 degree angle as it does now.

For a first project, I'd say you're well on your way!

If you think you'll be making more projects and want to taper the legs then get thee a tablesaw!

I have one of these:

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A "RIDGID R4510 10 in. 15 Amp Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand" and it rocks! I use it all the time in my studio.

Linky to Home Depot.

Keep an eye on Craigslist too. I got this Jet contractor saw for $80! The mobile base and the gold fence system I added, but the saw came with a decent Biesemeyer-style fence to begin with.

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Man, I'd love one, but sadly no place to put it.

LiquidMantis wrote:

Keep an eye on Craigslist too. I got this Jet contractor saw for $80! The mobile base and the gold fence system I added, but the saw came with a decent Biesemeyer-style fence to begin with.

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PSHAW, get yourself a real table saw. Of course, I don't want to tell you how much mine cost. I do see 2 things in there I'd like as accessories to my saw. The feed table and the mobile base. For the base, I have the hardware already, I just have to put it together and draft 2 other guys to lift the saw.

Spoiler:

I envy the projects I've seen you post and the fact that you have a lathe

THE table saw is, of course, the SawStop

Moggy wrote:

For a first project, I'd say you're well on your way!

If you think you'll be making more projects and want to taper the legs then get thee a tablesaw!

I have one of these:

IMAGE(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/e9/e9baed31-5bbe-496d-812a-cbb5be335395_300.jpg)

A "RIDGID R4510 10 in. 15 Amp Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand" and it rocks! I use it all the time in my studio.

Linky to Home Depot.

Yeah, it seems I really should bite the bullet. Went down to the local Home Depot and had a chat with a sales guy there. If it would fit in my car, I'd have walked out of there with:

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I guess it's a bit smaller version of what you posted above. And a $300 price tag.

Cross-posted from the Forza 4 thread, for here is something I created: the GWJ logo for all to download and enjoy in FM4. Here it is, emblazoned on a proudly GWJ car (pics link to my FM4 gallery page for 1280x720 versions):

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The "Certis is Awesome" on the rear bumper is a nice touch.

Holy crap. Great job!

Like Elysium needed any more incentive to keep playing Forza.
Then again, the Certis is Awesome sticker would probably put him off using it.

I suspect it's only a matter of time before some Goodjer with far too much disposable income does this to their ride. Of course, it will probably be on an 18-year-old minivan or wood-paneled station wagon.

Obviously GWJ needs about 15 more sponsors!

Awesome.

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I present to you El Duderino home-made coffee liqueur, this year's holiday gift for family & friends.

Can you send me a bottle? Please?

Finally got around to setting these marbles that I cut a while back. Just in time for my arts festival this weekend!

Large deep blue faceted marble pendant:
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Rainbow faceted marble pendant:
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Teal with yellow swirl faceted marble ring:
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Pale blue faceted marble ring:
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Mmm, mead.

Just finished bottling my first batch of mead (edit: well, there was a previous batch, but it was small, and not very good.)
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I haven't made up labels for it yet, but I'm probably going to call it Leonard's HoneyMoon Mead, In honor of my friends who left for their honeymoon the day before I started the whole thing. I'll end up giving them a bottle once it's aged properly. Maybe I can convince them to drink it on their anniversary.
I wound up with one bottle (and a bit) more than I anticipated, and had to snag and sterilize the grolsch bottle there in the picture. I had initially wanted to use clear bottles anyways, to better show off the color, but all the brewer supply store had in stock was green.
Tomorrow, if I can get up off my ass, I'll start brewing some Scottish Ale I picked up when I got the bottles.
And for those curious. I sampled a bit of the mead the other night, and while it still needs to age, it's already got a ninja kick to sobriety. Don't know the actual ABV, I need to pick up a hydrometer and do the calculation, but yeah. Gave me a fuzzy head and a flush face after one glass.

Cyranix wrote:

I made a vertical herb garden in a pallet based on the instructions here. It turned out pretty well, though I can't seem to find a picture of it in a vertical state -- here's a pic from the horizontal state while the roots were taking hold.

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Fixed that for you (broken link)

Also
can you measure alcohol content on Mead with a simple hydrometer?