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TFA: FFG Style - Part 2
Not sure where I want to go with this weeks blog. I'm kinda all over the place creatively. This week, I finally busted open the writer's block I had solidly formed in my brain concerning one of the modules I wanted to write for GamerNationCon 2016, down in ...
Not sure where I want to go with this weeks blog. I'm kinda all over the place creatively. This week, I finally busted open the writer's block I had solidly formed in my brain concerning one of the modules I wanted to writ...
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I just finished reading a 13 page report using wind models and pressure distribution graphs on nerf darts. The tests were done to see if that single hole on the side of nerf darts truly is the reason stock Nerf darts perform so unreliably. This guy states that the issue is that Nerf darts are so poorly engineered that their Center of Pressure is the issue, not the single hole in the side of each dart causing some instability in flight.

Ultimately, it was useless to my interests thanks to one sentence, "I tested at only one velocity, and it was outside of the normal range of blasters that fire elite darts."

If you only test it at one velocity, and not at all the possible velocities a dart goes through during it's flight, how is that an accurate test?

More importantly, why did I spend fifteen minutes reading a report on dart engineering?

http://www.bayareanerf.com/2013/12/dart-holes-solidworks-simulation.html?m=1


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That's because G+ is a desolate wasteland of random thoughts. It's the New Abandoned LJ.
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BEHOLD; a thing!

DGM Arms is now open and accepting a limited number of commissions for painted Nerf blasters. Five Four spaces are open at this time, first come; first served.

More spaces will open up as I get practice with this endeavor and figure out how much time I have to devote.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3t9yBcxLMZsTlB4VTBiZlRxMzQ/view?usp=sharing
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And Now For Something Completely Different...Mostly...Sorta...
I write a lot of Star Wars games... ...I mean, A LOT of Star Wars games... I think I technically have three games going right now; both Another Longshot campaigns (same story, 2 teams) and I'll be starting up a new Wednesday night game shortly tentatively c...
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Welcome to 2016
Happy New Year and welcome back to Fragments from the Rim ! It's been a long year. I haven't really posted anything of consequence since Gamer Nation Con.  After that, it was a whirlwind trip to Celebration Anaheim, a very long couple of months dealing with...
Happy New Year and welcome back to Fragments from the Rim! It's been a long year. I haven't really posted anything of consequence since Gamer Nation Con. After that, it was a whirlwind trip to Celebration Anaheim, a very lon...
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"...and the PCs get to deal with the backlash from it in the Hagen Sector."

Well that is ominous!  Mental note, glue lightsaber to hand.
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Writing Pause - A Break in the Narrative
So, one of the things that's keeping me from continuing my "Force Awakens" re-writes is the amount of writing for other things I'm finding myself doing for the later half of January. Last weekend I had my Group Besh run for Another Longshot , which went ove...
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TFA; FFG Style - Part One
After a couple weeks of utter "fluff posts" where I reintroduce myself to my own blog, it's time to get back into the nitty gritty of what I was born to do; geek out about Role Playing Games. This week specifically will be an uninvited retort of a post by a...
After a couple weeks of utter "fluff posts" where I reintroduce myself to my own blog, it's time to get back into the nitty gritty of what I was born to do; geek out about Role Playing Games. This week specifically will be an...
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Just a few more photos to take and DGM Arms will be open and taking commissions.

Aside from the blasters I'm painting for Crossover Staff, I've already got a few interested folks. And with supplies for my airbrush coming, I should be able to play around and have some fun while funding my hobbies on the side.
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This is me, being giddy.
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Cheap Chinese knockoff Nerf 12-round clips bought off eBay are, in fact, cheap.

It took me 5 minutes with a box knife and bouncing a small piece of plastic off the center of my eyeball, but the catch-notch has been sufficiently enlarged to allow the clip to actually catch in the Nerf blasters I own, instead of falling out the moment I tried to prime the next dart.

Plus, the first time someone accidentally steps on it in combat, it's going to splinter and crack. Pretty sure none of my other clips will do that unless they're on concrete when someone stumbles onto it.

Oh, and it actually only holds 11 darts. Not 12.

But hey, what do you expect for $3.00?
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This gets shared...credit to +Brett Bowen

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(...this is also when I realize they're both happening on the same weekend...)

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Mac, here's my idea for the first module I want to run. I get a group of PCs and we go to earth in search of a movie theater... :-)
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