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#5581
New set up with 5 levels 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Trying to get some of the basics of strat and tact going and then we will try harder games.

Harder than chess?

;) Sorry, had to call you out on that one.....

L


Hi L

Chess is boring to me. The permutations within the game are limited compared to games in which pieces can actively defend themselves.

Frankly, I dislike the game and prefer Jetan to it, which I do not really like all that much either (16 pieces and 64 squares to 20 pieces and 100 squares). I like games where the pieces can defend.

I hope you had fun with the chess comment L. Everyone needs some amusement in life. I just cannot really find any today. Maybe tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!
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#5582
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Holy cow Tom, we need a few more off angle shots just to see how the whole melange fits together. Very nice work.*

here is one photo
all is on DF boxes and planks
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#5583
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#5584
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Comme toujours, grand pics, Tom! Absolutement, très imaginatif. J'ai toujours de grandes idées de vous ! (bien, je copie vos idées, quoi qu'il en soit)

I hope you had fun with the chess comment L. Everyone needs some amusement in life. I just cannot really find any today. Maybe tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!


I honestly have no idea what this means. It strikes me as a bit of an overstatement to say I had fun with it -- I was just noticing the irony of your implication that chess was not hard, or at least less difficult than other games. And I hope you did find some amusement this weekend, you sound a tad depressed here.

I've played Jetan once, and Go a few times, as well as some other variants of chess. To be honest, I'm not a zealot about any of them. I did want to point out, though, as a teacher of critical thinking, that your reply was somewhat of a tangent. Pointing out that chess doesn't interest you, or that the rules of movement in chess are too restrictive for your taste, says nothing about how difficult chess is. (As for the permutations of chess being limited, that's just empirically wrong -- it is a 5000 year-old game, after all. I believe you meant to say that the available moves are limited, and that is quite true -- it is notorious for the way its complexity arises from incredible simplicity)

For the record, in the interest of Equal Time, I have a masters in English literature and a doctorate in philosophy, I teach ancient philosophy, symbolic logic, critical thinking, and I've published a translation of Kant's "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics," and I do watch a little television now and again. It doesn't HAVE to rot one's brain. I don't want anyone out there who does enjoy a little TV to feel too bad about themselves! I follow the advice of Aristotle -- moderation in all things.

Anyhoo, you have a good weekend too, RF, or whatever's left of it.

Back in the realm of DF, I've ordered that great undead ooze from Reaper, I'm going to try something new with it -- once I've painted it, I'm going to brush on some clear resin to see if I can make it blend in with the excellent well piece from the Fantasy Floor set. *crosses fingers*

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#5585
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Well Tom...
compliments to that...
Thats one hell of a dungeon (did I say dungeon? fantasy microcosmos is more what I wanted to type...)
If I just had your imagination and all you DF products to do the same ;-)



... and yes - I also feel some "bad vibes" coming from RF...
you have to calm down a little more man... everything you write sounds so... aggressive. Sometimes we make just jokes... then we add a nice little ;) on it...
as L did
See? No harm done... all is good - no enemies here, just friends...
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#5586
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I hope you had fun with the chess comment L. Everyone needs some amusement in life. I just cannot really find any today. Maybe tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!


I honestly have no idea what this means. It strikes me as a bit of an overstatement to say I had fun with it -- I was just noticing the irony of your implication that chess was not hard, or at least less difficult than other games. And I hope you did find some amusement this weekend, you sound a tad depressed here.

Your comment felt like it could have been a dig at a low level at the time. Some people here feel they need to take a shot at me for whatever their internal needs are concerning the matter. All I originally did was stand for truth and justice against falsehoods and slander in a forthright manner. Then calumny was heaped upon me by others along with the person who was guilty of the offense. Why? Because of their own internal needs of whatever variety. Some had to go so far as to stretch the truth to the point it broke and became lie, but then they claimed that it did not. Others claimed I did this for self-aggrandizement (granted, not in that vocab) while I see it as a simple stand against the shadow in too many of us. It is the duty of all good people to do so. Otherwise, what is the point of good?

A perfect example of the calumny for no reason is over on the mapmaker branch. I pointed out an easy way, a truly simplistic way, to transfer set-ups you have made at home to the con table. Quite simply as easy as using a coloring book actually. Then Otherworld turns it into a bash session. What fun being the target of someone's lacks in who-knows-what. Once you make the commitment to stand up for the right, you have to get used to getting knocked around. Otherworld's tyrade out of the blue was just a bit tiring is all.

Simply tired "L". Injuries suffered in the service in one's god and country just have to be lived with at times. Life cannot be a carni all of the time. I am back at full power after my Sabbath Day observances and the attentions of a good woman - my wife.

I've played Jetan once, and Go a few times, as well as some other variants of chess. To be honest, I'm not a zealot about any of them. I did want to point out, though, as a teacher of critical thinking, that your reply was somewhat of a tangent. Pointing out that chess doesn't interest you, or that the rules of movement in chess are too restrictive for your taste, says nothing about how difficult chess is. (As for the permutations of chess being limited, that's just empirically wrong -- it is a 5000 year-old game, after all. I believe you meant to say that the available moves are limited, and that is quite true -- it is notorious for the way its complexity arises from incredible simplicity)

You have played Jetan actually?!? My compliments! Most people just get a weird look on their face and usually do not have the gumption to ask what I am talking about. ERB would be proud of you. Did you enjoy his stories of Barsoom?

Go is NOT a variant of chess. The Japanese see chess as a variant of Go. Chess as we know it is only from the Eleventh Century AD. Some try to say it is older, but last I looked that was it. Have you read something newer? If yes, from which source?

Chess has always been easy for me. I started playing at age five and was consistently beating the adults I was playing by time I was seven. Since then I have only been beaten in four matches, one of which was with someone that started competing in the game. Chess clubs in school soon became boring because of the lack of challenge so I searched out games of greater challenge back in the 70s. I found it with Avalon Hill and creating my own Second World War rules to use with Airfix figures and Airfix, Hasagawa and Bandai vehicles. I just find chess to be a really boring game that does not stretch my faculties.

My younger son is already showing signs of my chess problem since I first introduced the game to him last Summer. My elder is not so quick so it may be a game he will play for a while. He does complain about "pieces just sitting there and taking it" so I see some hope for him as well.

For the record, in the interest of Equal Time, I have a masters in English literature and a doctorate in philosophy, I teach ancient philosophy, symbolic logic, critical thinking, and I've published a translation of Kant's "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics," and I do watch a little television now and again. It doesn't HAVE to rot one's brain. I don't want anyone out there who does enjoy a little TV to feel too bad about themselves! I follow the advice of Aristotle -- moderation in all things.

Our moderation is seeing the little bit we do elsewhere. It is not as if my sons are clamoring to watch the "one-eyed monster" at all. Growing up myself, out of ~19 years at home, we only had a TV maybe eight, and it was always a little B&W. I just do not have the constant or even regular need for such "entertain me with no effort on my part" devices.

We read, we play games, we work together, we talk - I feel that is a healthy lifestyle. Some folks say it is not, but that is a different strokes for different folks issue, I guess.

Anyhoo, you have a good weekend too, RF, or whatever's left of it.

L


You too "L". Mine finished off fine.
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#5587
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... and yes - I also feel some "bad vibes" coming from RF...

Just a very long week Badgermayham; thank you for your expression.

you have to calm down a little more man... everything you write sounds so... aggressive. Sometimes we make just jokes... then we add a nice little ;) on it...
as L did


What some define as "aggressive", I see simply as forthright and honest. There is no point to dance around when it comes to the truth. Once you start dancing with it, it becomes corrupted and is no longer the truth.

I know some folks joke here, but some others do not. They really believe the lies they post here Badgermayham. That is the sad part.

See? No harm done... all is good - no enemies here, just friends...

Some do not behave that way here Badgermayham and you know it. They get very upset when someone pulls the "mask" off of their lies and laziness.

Thank you agin for your expression. Hope that your weekend was rewarding for you. Have a great day!
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#5588
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Tom,

Nicely Done. (Again <Grin> ), Overall I Really Dig the Depth of perspective going "Up" in this Layout. I have Mixed Feelings about the Various DF Floors and the like being used to Cover up the Boxes, I think that were it my own Creation I might simply use Cloth, or maybe Printout some "Stone" themed Images on my printer. In any event, You deserve to get Marks for Originality. Good Job!
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#5589
New set up with 5 levels 9 Years, 3 Months ago  
That is an excellent set up Tom, Formidable mon ami!

The vertical passage piece has inspired me to build some kind of elevator next time.

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#5590
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That is an excellent set up Tom, Formidable mon ami!

The vertical passage piece has inspired me to build some kind of elevator next time.

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Yes Vertical Movement has Kinda Been a Question off and On Around here before as well... Let Us Know what you Come Up With?
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#5591
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That is an excellent set up Tom, Formidable mon ami!

The vertical passage piece has inspired me to build some kind of elevator next time.

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You must play Necromunda.
At least that is the only game I can remember that had rules for elevators.
Are there any others?
The elevator idea will be easier to work once the 6" SF passageway comes out.

Anyone have guesses as to when this Fall SF Beta will come out?
My guess is the neighborhood of 21 October; this is to tap into the near beginning of Christmas sales where most of the money has not been comitted yet.
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#5592
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I missed this set up. Really nice work Tom!
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