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Jacobo Blanco
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I'm not too much in a fighting mood, but a voice inside me is yelling "Where is your god now, and why didn't it help the kid?"
 
First child exoskeleton for spinal muscular atrophy.

Weighing 12 kilos, the apparatus is made of aluminium and titanium, and is designed to help patients walk—in some cases, for the first time. The exoskeleton is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 14. With five motors in each leg (each requiring its own space to function), the minimum possible length of each leg is restricted. Furthermore, the unpredictability of the involuntary body movements of children under three have forced researchers to set a lower age limit for the device. In other pathologies, which don't restrict any joint movement and so require fewer motors, it would be possible to build a smaller frame..

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+Mike T that was my first choice of words, actually, and, yes, it does indeed!
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Phase one! Couple of layers into this mini. And it's quite fun! It's always a worry working with metal worrying about mould lines you might have missed but I spent a long time cleaning. At this stage I'm still working out the highlight and shadow. Trying to avoid any white or black at this stage. 
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Today my son and I got to play our Ruddy Vikings deck from kickstarter. Super fun and quick to play.

We played the basic deck but we have the hero deck and turn cards to try as well.
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Learning Mage Knight tonight. Very hard to try first game, but great instruction and manual. The game of the Games, we think. 
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Hi everyone! I have a question about Mierce miniatures. These models are... beautiful at least in the pictures, I've never seen one in person, but before I heavily interest in these mini's I was wondering has anyone here ever worked with Mierce models? The reason I ask is because these figs are so awesome and gorgeous, yet I have never seen them in person, in batreps, or painting tutorials, nothing. So just in case people know something I don't about maybe the quality of the resin or that the figs builds are actually off and real pain in the ass to build to the point it isn't worth there cost because these models are pricey. Would you please educate me on your struggles or even how these were a blast to work with and stoke the flames of my burning pockets. If you want to check out Mierce Miniatures for yourself here is a link http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=cat&cre=tpf
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Spent much of the day playing Triumph and Tragedy, a game of 1930's power politics. It's a made-for-three player game about the balance of power between the West (Britain, France, and later, the US), the Fascists (Germany and Italy), and the USSR.

There are no set alliances, and war need never break out (though it did for us).

If your faction isn't at war, you get a "peace dividend" chit, worth 0-2 points, so it can pay to stay peaceful. If you get to 25 points (your production level scores you points on a one-to-one basis) at the start of a year, you win.

You also get 1 point for each of four levels of atomic research you complete. Indeed, if you research all four levels and can show that you can get a bomber in range of one of the other players' capitals, you can win. Should you conquer... either one or both major capitals, you can win. Otherwise, whomever has the highest score at the end of 1945 wins.

I was shooting for an atomic victory, but never got beyond the first level of research. Because of the money I dumped into research, though, I got lots of other high tech stuff that made my army more effective.

I had 21 points when the West player for bored and attacked me. Unprepared for my high-tech army, he couldn't make any headway and so I was able to invade France. This is when the US stepped in on their side and saved Paris.

My Fascists had the resources to beat the West, but when the Communists attacked me, that was it. They rolled through eastern Europe, and ended up conquering Rome. Berlin survived unconquered to the end.

To ensure their victory, the USSR declared war on the West and conquered the parts of Germany that they occupied, as well as a bit of France. This gave them just enough points to win.

Intense game. I want to play again.
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I'm unreasonably excited about this. I hope it's good! 
Yep, you read that right. Coming this summer, River Horse will be releasing a board game based on Jim Henson's Labyrinth. Created in partnership with The Ji
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Board Games That Are Super Fun to Play Solo
There’s something about the sound of dice rolling, the feeling of moving pieces around a board, and the feel of cards in your hand that make board games so magical. If you can’t get enough of that experience, or can’t get a group together to play, these games are great to play on your own, whenever you want.
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Here's the final pics of Hobby Products; Metal Magic: Spacelords. Again, I believe these fellas are out of print. I'm pleased with how the Wasteland texture came out. I'm also pretty happy with the wasteland rubble themed custom basing. Checkerout!


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Aegis Studios has released our first ALL AGES game supplement! Armory1 is a collection of Equipment and Items released under the Hero Kids Compatibility License! Get YOUR copy TODAY!
Armory 1 - Armory 1 is a supplement created under the Hero Kids Compatibility License. Inside you will find six new Equipment cards
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Defenders of the Realms,

Today we have some great news. The molds for the 12 Realms: Bedtime Story are complete, and the first tests are now on process in order to be sure that the minis will look fine at the end. Here we post some pictures from the test and you can see that the details are perfectly visible, good for us :)

Yes there is delay, at least based on what we had in our mind, but we want to deliver a perfect game and we want to believe that each time we do it better. We really hope what you see here. NOTE: Do not pay attention to the material. This is sample so we can see if the molds have a problem or not. We keep produce the minis with the same pvc material we do so far and is quite good.

All miniatures will be assembled as always as well as each miniature has its own base. Is really cool when you see them all together spread all over the realms. The mass production starts this month and will be completed at in 35-40 days. The paint work takes usually 40-50 days. So next month, we will start the print of the board game. We must deliver the minis to the board game manufacturer when the last one will complete the printing, like a chain. We could start the print earlier but the factory cannot give us space until the minis are ready due to the many customers they have, so they  have no much space.

We also received some news from the studio that finalizes some graphics and in the next days we will received photos from the Foams Box, Companions box etc. We will post update as soon we have the material. Since we have received many questions so far about the whole 12 realms project here are some news. Bedtime Story is pretty much the last expansion we do, the last expansion. But what about the future? What will happen?

We plan 2 things and for the moment we can speak about the first one. Is called: 12 Realms: Candyland. Yes the basic mechanic will be the same but this will be a standalone game, with Candy monsters and fairytales, with several scenarios but this time we will use some cool ideas we had about this game a long time now. This is for the future after we deliver Bedtime Story. We just wanted to share these news, since from the previous campaign but also in this one too, people ask us, if we plan something for the future, so the answer is yes. 12 Realms is one of our favorite games and we really want to keep working on this. So many heroes and villains and fairytales are unknown out there and we would like to bring them to life...or we should say to bring them on your table :)
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After many weeks ... it's finally here ! 
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    Biology, 1989 - 1995
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Went with our son to get stitches in three deep wounds in fingers, and after stitching him, a very painful and traumatic experience for him (and for us, his parents, having to hold him while he screamed) he felt asleep with exhaustion, and his mother had to carry him. The nurse at reception ignored the three of us for half an hour, refusing to let us pay for the treatment, even though it was our turn, and we were standing in front of her and staring while she was doing paperwork, reading a magazine and chatting with other nurses. The lack of empathy and heart from that woman, in front of the suffering of a child (did I say he is less than 4 years old?) is shameful for the entire nursing profession, and for any human being, actually. Not the first time in that ER, and every single time we felt that the staff has no respect for the patients, and no concerns about the peoples' suffering. Shame on them all.
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