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Who else has played Munchkin Panic? It's based off of Castle Panic with a Munchkin-y twist of being able to negatively affect your play partners as well as decides who wins (if you manage to actually kill all of the monsters in the first place).
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My group liked it, but we failed horribly the first time we played it. It's definitely a good break from playing the game, even though we have and swap between almost all of the flavors of Munchkin. 
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Ran across this app for Android and iOS devices - Practiscore. Anyone else using this? It looks pretty good, especially considering it's free, and would be great to track everything all at once across the whole range (one device per firing order, and then gather them all up at the end). Looking for some feedback from actual users so I can convince the locals to give it a try.
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Another great thing is pre-registration. You can sign up early and squad early. I just registered about an hour ago for 3 different matches at 3 different ranges using this. 
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I just don't understand it. I've got a bunch of my paintball gear up for sale (I'm quitting... my hoarding ways and paring the collection down to the bare essentials) (it was funny the first time in my head, okay?) and I get an offer this weekend, if I combine this and that would I take such and such, 3/4 of what I was asking for originally between the two pieces. Okay, I'd like to sell the items, but three quarters, really? I do my research before posting, and while there is always wiggle room, my prices are generally not that far off of where the market is at. And they're not outrageous in this case, but what the hell, he is combining, I automatically adjust fire on the shipping cost anyway, and I'm willing to do a bit of a discount on top of it, not quite what he was asking but only 10% more.

What response did I get? So far, crickets, and I know he's been on and read my reply, so I'm pretty sure that's the last I'll hear from him. Yep, a grand total of $15 more was just too much to ask him to accept a mere good deal instead of his hoped for steal of the month. Oh well. Like I said, I'd like to sell off my excess paintball gear, but I don't have to sell it off. I'm willing to deal, but since I don't have to make any sales to make my electric bill or mortgage payment this month, I'm not willing to deal that far down. 
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It's mostly the "Frame Trader" thread on the hangar that sticks out in my mind.
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I know, all has been quiet on the western front. No excuses except life. So enjoy a comparison of the pit stops in WRL and ChumpCar, filmed by one of the local teams out St Louis way. Got to watch them at last year's Gateway ChumpCar race, and they did pretty good for themselves.
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A month or so back, I shared a snapshot of a picture hanging in the halls of my workplace, one of a M18 Hellcat tank from just a few short years after the end of WW2. The M18 Hellcat was one hell (pun intended) of a tank destroyer of the time, fast, powerful, reliable, and inexpensive.

A couple of days ago, I had to go to the ID card office next to the Missouri Museum of Military History, and stopped to take some pics after I was done in the office. The first tank I snapped I had been admiring from afar - with that large bore cannon, I figured for sure that it was a M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M728_Combat_Engineer_Vehicle), but as I got up to it, I realized how small it really was. The CEV was built on a MBT platform, and this is small enough to be a light tank, but we haven't built those in a very long time. What could it be? The M24 Chaffee? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M24_Chaffee) Nope, close, but not quite right, this is a slack track and the Chaffees are bogie wheel returns. Well, obviously, it's gotta be a M41 Walker Bulldog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M41_Walker_Bulldog), that's the only other post-WW2 light tank worth talking about. Again, close, but no cigar - they never put a gun this big on a Bulldog, nor are the drivers hatches right, not to mention the turret.

So what's left? Well, how about the tank that wasn't designated a tank when it was built, the M551 Sheridan? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M551_Sheridan) Yep, that's it. {ugh} Arguably one of the worst designed and performing tanks in the US arsenal, ever - steel turret, but aluminum hull, meaning most machineguns could penetrate it, not to mention any explosive mine or rocket; and a crappy gun that, while an impressively large caliber (152mm!), was so slow that it only fired 2 shots a minute and the ammo was so fragile that it often broke apart and caused the tanks to burn and melt to the ground. Not to mention the gun was so overpowered that it lifted up to the 3rd road wheel off the ground when firing Seriously, the US Army used them longer to carry enemy tank dummy silhouettes around our training sites than they did using it for its built purpose. Now, admittedly, the cannon was very large so that they could fire missiles out of it (I cannot make this up, they fired missiles out of the cannon - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MGM-51_Shillelagh), and that missile was the predecessor to the very capable and still in use today TOW (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BGM-71_TOW) missile. And the tank was an excellent little handler. But combat? Best to go with something else.

But still, a cool looking tank. That turret has some excellent curves to it. And the M4A2 Sherman (with the 76mm gun - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Sherman), the most built US tank from WW2, sitting on the other side of the lot (plus the F15 and Cobra helicopter) make for a very nice display of what the Missouri Army National Guard has been doing for the past couple of decades.
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My office has, like many others, a pool for the NCAA March Madness tournament. If you've listened to me rant in the past (and I really can't blame you if you've tuned me out, I can be pedantic at times) you know I have no interest in college sports, whatsoever. Come on, when someone asks you "what's your favorite college?" in this country, they're not asking you what institution of higher learning has the best art history program, they're asking you what your favorite college-tied sports team is. And people wonder what's wrong with this country.

Sorry. See, told I get pedantic. Anyway, me and my section coworker, who is of a like mind about college basketball, decided to enter into the pool. How did we do this, since we know exactly nothing about college basketball? He pointed somewhere randomly on the tree, and without knowing who he was even looking at, I told him top or bottom, and that's the team he wrote down for that bracket. Exactly. We could have gotten the same results by flipping a coin.

So how are we doing on day 2? We're tied for 3 with a bunch of others in the office. That's the only part of this that has me paying attention past the first 15 seconds of any announcement of which team has beaten who this week, not so much that I give a damn of how well any of these teams are doing, but just that the totally random picks we made are doing just as well as everyone else's "informed" decisions are. I think for next year's tournament, I'm investing in a dart board, just to make my point that much more visual.
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Actual conversation with a coworker.

Is the coffee set up?
Well, kinda.
Okay, what do I have to do?
You have to put coffee in it.
Why didn't you do that? (I don't drink coffee, btw)
Because oxygen is bad for coffee, you don't put it in the open until you're ready to brew.
... You know they're getting Folger's, right?
Trust me, it tastes better this way.
Okay fine, gotta put coffee in it, how much water do I have to put in?
Oh, I already did that, it lets the chlorine settle out more if you leave it set overnight.
... Okay, fine. How many scoops of coffee do I put in?
I don't know exactly, coffee is an art, I add grounds until it feels right.
Make a guess on what will feel right tomorrow morning.
About a third of the filter.
Right, got it. You know you're insane, don't you?


Cannot make this shit up.
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In the latest chapter of the ongoing saga of my gaming laptop woes, found out last night that Dell doesn't support my hardware anymore. Not even if I paid them. Remember, I bought this laptop in February of '12, a mere 3 years ago, and they don't support it anymore. It's a 64-bit system, it's not like there's been a major architectural breakthrough in the last 3 years and my laptop has become so obsolete they just don't make the parts anymore. 

I think the saddest part about this is that there is an entire industry that has sprung up due to Dell's lack of support. Seriously, search for "alienware laptop repair" or "dell laptop repair" and see how many of them have the disclaimer "Not Affiliated with Dell Inc" at the bottom. 

{sigh} Already working on contacting one of the aforementioned non-affiliates, just gotta try to get it up and running for a little bit longer. And the next system? Tower, and I'm building it myself. {feh} Tired of this BS.
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I think Gaijin needs to drop WarThunder and go for Dust Tactics (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/dust-tactics/) the MMO.
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How the mighty have fallen. You may remember in my last post how I crowed about being tied for 3rd in my office's March Madness pool, well, that is no longer the case. After the weekend's contest, me and my coworker, who helped me randomly pick our tree, fell all the way to last place.

Do I care? No. I didn't care when we basically flipped a coin and made our picks anyway, but it does interest me the wailing and gnashing of teeth our picks caused our competitors. How dare we sully their March Madness?! With our flippant ways and care nothing attitudes, we cheapen the game for everyone!

To which I find myself replying - what does it matter to you, who wins or loses?
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Saw this on a YouTube advert this morning. If nothing else, they have gotten so many pledges ($1.2 million as I type this, out of a measly $100K asked for) that the freebies are almost as much as what you're pledging to buy from them. 


And sorry if someone else shared this earlier and I missed it, couldn't help but share what I thought was a good deal.
Dwarven Forge is raising funds for Dwarven Forge's City Builder Terrain System on Kickstarter! Build the miniature city of your dreams! Dwarven Forge, makers of fine gamer and dungeon terrain, present our new City Builder System.
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I'm selling off a bunch of paintball gear, I call it my I'M QUITTING (my hoarding ways) Sale. My goal is 2 main markers apiece for the wife and I, some other random markers for their sentimental value or cheapness (who wants to buy a used JT ER2 when you can get them new at WalMart for $30?), and just enough gear to keep us playing. Nothing else. I've got way too much stuff... which is sad considering that not all that long ago, I easily had 3 times as much stuff and sold down to this "too much stuff" level.

The first two pieces to go, I was kind of wondering why they were so popular, as the guy I got them from off of MCB still looked to be selling them. Turns out he was... back in 2012, but no longer. Man, I should have asked for more money on those! Oh well, people will get use out of them, I'm getting what I put into them back, and stuff gets out of the collection.

Go check it out! More to come - KP pumps, Tipmmann Pro/Carb, tons of bits and bobs and extra pieces.
That's right, the IronRabbit (or the Soggy Test-tube, if you fling paint in the KC area) is quitting.... his hoarding ways and getting rid of stuff.
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Thank you for that. 
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Human resources clerk in the Missouri Army Guard, avid paintball player, former medieval recreator with the Society for Creative Anachronism, and generally friendly guy.
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