What can I say about me? I've been a gamer since high school in the late 1980's. I took some art classes in high school but wasn't real serious about it. I can draw, but I've not used that skill in over 20 years outside of just doodling. Gimp is a mystery to me. I can resize pictures, and that's about the limit of my skills with that program. The rest of it is so convoluted, I would probably need someone to show me hands-on before I got it.
I've been a Star Trek fan since I was 12, and have probably forgotten more than any average Star Trek fan ever knew. I cut my teeth on FASA's Star Trek the Roleplaying Game, and could once quote the lore almost verbatim. I also know the Star Wars D6 game system pretty well and have run countless games in that system. I've written a few supplements for Basic Fantasy Roleplaying Game, as well as a generic sci-fi adventure based on the X-Plorers RPG. I'm currently working on a science fantasy setting set in a pocket universe (if anyone would like to illustrate, I can grant them access to the file on Google Drive).
I'm a father of 3 boys, and I game with them. I use paper miniatures because it's just cheaper on my budget. I'm actually new to using miniatures, as most of the games I played in the past used "theatre of the mind". We simply didn't use miniatures for anything except Battletech, and it's its own thing.
I've actually been part of this forum for quite a few years, but have rarely posted anything until just recently. I would ultimately like to commission a figure for my Goliath Fighter that I play in the Thursday night D&D game with some friends. The only Goliath figures on the internet are Barbarians, while mine is a fighter in plate mail wielding a halberd and shield.
At any rate, that's me in all my glory.
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2017 7:46:27 GMT -9 by shadowmane
I never got very good at Gimp, until I decided to follow some of hackbarth 's tutorials. It's a very good start in using the system
Who summoned me by my unholy name!? Oh, it was just Vermin King, go on then...
Anyway, if you want to try GIMP, I'm editing images for use as cardboard minis almost since I entered the forum, drop me a DM for any questions you may have and I can point you to a tutorial or make one if it's something I can help you with.
Mind that GIMP is more for editing images, which is nice to me that can't draw anythingo more than stick figures. For drawing I recommend Krita, a free and open program that I wish I had the drawing skill to use.
cowboyleland: Putting on my pedantic hat: some of you are mis-using the term "begs the question." Some day I will make myself a paper pedantic hat.
Nov 14, 2019 6:02:10 GMT -9
Vermin King: I wouldn't hold my breath. He used to be very active on a French forum, so I asked him if he was going to be back there. no response yet
Nov 13, 2019 9:04:45 GMT -9
squirmydad: Crap. I hope he's able to recover and republish his work.
Nov 13, 2019 8:57:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: I sent Mauther an email. My guess is that it will be inaccessible while he is migrating things over to Blogger
Nov 13, 2019 7:45:54 GMT -9
wyvern: Today though, the Papermau blog is no longer accessible unless you have an invitation (and of course you can't get one unless you visit the blog, Catch 22). Anyone got any better news about it?
Nov 13, 2019 6:22:34 GMT -9
wyvern: I know Papermau's blog has been having problems because of virus infections lately - it's fired-up my antivirus system every time I've visited there for some weeks, though he did write and say the problem was resolved a while back (it wasn't).
Nov 13, 2019 6:21:08 GMT -9
Vermin King: I suppose it could have been worse. She could boost someone up in a positive uplifting supportive manner...
Nov 9, 2019 10:25:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: Okay ... double negatives are bad, but how about triple saying the same thing. I just heard someone on TV saying, 'I found we really boosted each other up in an uplifting supportive manner'. And that was probably meaningful to her. duh
Nov 9, 2019 10:11:48 GMT -9
Vermin King: Be careful what secrets you let out of the bag
Nov 5, 2019 12:33:45 GMT -9
oldschooldm: ... SO ... One of my players now has a cutter and has joined the forum. :-) For the first time I have to worry about WIP spoilers. :-) Just kidding! Welcome h0meralm1ghty!
Nov 5, 2019 7:40:19 GMT -9
woosh: I FINISHED THE M722 LRV AND I LOVE IT. will post pics when i get the chance
Nov 4, 2019 1:10:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: Back in my younger days, I tried to get 'Trick or Drink' running. We would go door to door in costume with our Halloween-themed rocks glasses in hand.
Nov 3, 2019 4:39:43 GMT -9
shep: On the other hand, Halloween is not that big for kids, here in Germany, anyways. It's more an excuse for teens and young adults to dress up and have a party... and for the latter ones to get drunk beyond speaking their native tongue...
Nov 3, 2019 1:44:29 GMT -9
shep: "A ninja, a mage, a knight, and a fish enter a tavern..." Wait this is no joke??!? Great costumes! The kids in my neighborhood were, as always, either too shy or too lazy to climb up into the third floor (40 steps, man, 40 steps!)...
Nov 3, 2019 1:42:29 GMT -9
forgedchaos: or to traslate
Nov 2, 2019 13:14:13 GMT -9
squirmydad: Every adventuring party needs a fish to guide them.
Nov 1, 2019 8:14:51 GMT -9
WackyAnne: This year's adventuring party - no sexy witch but fish!
Nov 1, 2019 1:07:18 GMT -9