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Monday, February 1, 2016

To the Strongest Hard copy, explosion graphic resources, track and malaise

Hi All

  Sorry for the wordy title, I've got a lot on my mind.

  My hard copy of To the Strongest came in over the weekend. Simon Miller had a special and threw in some laser cut chits. I've had the PDF's for awhile, but have been sitting on this game for too long. What I envision doing with it is playing out a War of the Roses campaign using the old Avalon Hill board game Kingmaker as a campaign map. My dream was to make it a play by blog, but I don't have period specific figures or recognizable personalities painted up. I'm also not sure if it would be better to try and have participants play on their own and report back or try to live play via video conference. I'm not sure if that would even appeal to people.

  Over on face book people were talking about ipad apps for putting muzzle flashes and explosions into their 40K battle report pictures. I don't own an ipad, but have done a fair bit of photo manipulating for my comic reports in both GIMP and Comic Life 3. Following is a list of resources from deviant art:










I felt like FrostBo in particular had a lot of good resources on his profile. Lots of useful Photoshop and GIMP brushes that I didn't list here.

The boy ran his first races of the season on Saturday. 3:10 800m and 6:29 1500m just about dead on his average for both races last season.

I've been even more quiet than usual on the bloggisphere as I'm feeling a tad nihilistic at the moment. I'm just trying to soldier on and not let the amount of work undone paralyze me. Right now I've lost my mojo for the painting challenge. I'll try to get it back but I think I'm done with trying to put out bulk units. It was never my forte and the thought of it right now is putting me off painting altogether.

Bye for now.


10 comments:

  1. We all feel that malaise every now and again or even more than that!

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    1. Thanks Fran, sorry if I bummed you out.

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  2. Hey Sean, thanks for the links. I guess I know how it feels... from time to time I lose interest in playing and/or posting too.

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    1. Hi Ricardo. You're welcome and thanks. I'll get it back, just feeling harried right now.

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  3. Keep it up!
    I have been overwhelmed by work these past month. I found out that trying hard to get back is not enjoyable, but once it comes back, it feels good.

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    1. Will do Cedric. I painted a little yesterday. It felt okay.

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  4. Mojo comes, mojo goes. Don't worry about it; the wheel will turn again in its own good time!

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    1. Thanks Hugh, I know it will but it doesn't hurt to hear it from someone else.

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  5. Hang in there Sean. Let it go, and let it come back. I get that feeling occasionally where I feel the hobby is pointless, but then it comes back after a few months. Bad place to be but there is light.

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    1. Thanks Shaun. I find that sometimes just acknowledging the blockage helps to bring that moment of clarity. Also everyone's comments have helped me to regain some focus.

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