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A nice little restaurant in 6mm

People are starting to make some great models with Shapeways.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/1601412/dragon-restaurant.html
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It's Been 25 years...
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Come on, NBC! What the hell else are you doing?
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Star League Cache

Trying to track these down...
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I'd never heard of these before today, but now I must have them.  ;)
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Yeah, I know... Again with this...

But I think this is important and a lot of people are sharing that comic today. This is a good explanation of why XKCD gets it wrong.
 
XKCD doesn't understand free speech—or the difference between legal and moral rights
The cartoon Its mouseover text: "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is tha...
The cartoon Its mouseover text: "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing...
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I disagree

I think we're past the point where further debate would be helpful.
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Technical Readout 3039

I wonder how many people getting back into Battletech stick with the 3039 and earlier stuff, versus the Clan invasion and later stuff? When I was a kid I liked the 3050 upgrades, but looking at them now I don't really. I like seeing new Mechs - but only if they are from the Star League era or built using "normal" construction rules.
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Yeah, the post-Clan (i.e. Jihad stuff) went WAY off the ranch.  I used to play Battletech, read the books, even write a little bit for the company.  I knew that game inside and out.  The first time I sat down and played a Jihad game, I honestly had no idea what I was looking at.  I seriously couldn't identify 2/3 of the stuff on my sheet.

When you progress any game, there are a couple of ways to go...

1. add depth
2. add diversity
3. add absurdity
4. add power creep

Everything I saw from Jihad was #2 at best, #3 and #4 at worst.  I didn't see anything I was willing to put under #1.
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CamoSpecs.com is a great website for looking up paint schemes for Battletech miniatures.
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+Moe Tousignant I've noticed that as well. Although more recently I've noticed that the people making the nice looking terrain seem to put more effort into their painting as well.
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Ordered a new mech for Battletech...
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Just need a partially constructed sea-platform and a typhoon to handle that. (And of course by 'handle' I mean 'send on an uncontrollable rampage'.)
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After thinking about using Japanese Gashapon figures for the unseen mechs in Battletech, that got me thinking about using other scale robot miniatures as well. I was never a fan of the designs for many of the mechs from the mid-90s onward -- so why not swap them for some mecha with designs that look better?
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This is great!
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A History of Comics Censorship

Free Speech issues for comics creators and readers from comic book burnings, the arrival of the Comics Code, to modern legal issues, bans, and prosecution of readers.

http://cbldf.org/history-of-comics-censorship/
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Wow.
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I'm ordering decals for my miniatures from http://www.fightingpirannhagraphics.com

Does anyone know any other companies that sell decals suitable for Battletech? Things like safety stripes (black and yellow) or other military markings.
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I was into House Steiner, although they went turncoat on House Davion. I found, later on, House Marik mechs more suited my playstyle.
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