Showing posts with label rant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rant. Show all posts

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Gaming Forums

Hi there. You've probably come here from Frothers. Enjoy this old post, which contains the word 'arse'. Then please have a look around at some of the fine, gaming-related, posts that this blog has to offer. Thanks.
Yesterday I discovered that, earlier this year, some kind soul had gifted me a year's membership on The Miniatures Page. I have no idea who you are, but I'm quite touched. Thank you.

Unfortunately I discovered this as I was in the process of eliminating my account from that site, on the grounds that I could no longer stand being associated with a place that seemed to revel in unmoderated racism, misogyny, homophobia, right-wing wankery and Argentinian spam. I'm gone. The Editor can stick the site up his arse which would serve the double purpose of not only being very amusing but also of blocking the flow of his editorial decisions.

The fact that the place is down for two hours every day at the kind of time I might want to use it, so that the hamsters which work the treadmill that runs it can be fed, doesn't help.

The question is, what other sites are worth hanging about on. Once you got past the stuff I listed above, there were some good discussions and sources of information on TMP. Is there anywhere I can go to get the same level of information, but without having to have a shower afterwards?


Update: I see (indirectly) that this has become a thread on TMP. I'm guessing that I probably don't want to look at it.

Update: Comments Closed.

Update: The rest of the blog's nothing like this post. You may or may not regard that as a good thing.

Monday, 2 December 2013

My Dice Rant

Dice with pictures on one of the faces. Why? It might look pretty, but it makes the dice far less functional that it should be and, in some cases, creates unnecessary confusion. How so? Because some manufacturers put the picture on the six, and others put it on the one. Sure, after a few goes you remember what the picture means, but in the heat of a game it's annoying to constantly have to do the translation ("Little flag means six").

I mean - here are four dice with pictures or images in place of the one or the six. In three cases it's the one. In one it's the six. But which is which?

Spots or numbers, please. Anything else just isn't required.

These are sensible dice.

(Note: I have picture dice in my collection, mostly from shows or tournaments where they were given out as freebies. I never use them.)
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