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I just remembered artimis fowl.

That series would have been way better if artimis was a girl.

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Like, around a hundred unpainted minis.

We will need about 15 to start. We played a practice round today, to get acquainted with the rules.

Next time, we'll start an actual campaign according to the campaign rules so that we can chart our progress and have some friendly competition.

I'm going to draw up some character sheets and laminate them, and make some rules cards to streamline play.

I'll share before our next playthrough.

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You ever think about how we attribute more agency to people than they actually have? (For example, we talk about people "choosing" to go out in a snowstorm, discounting the fact that to refuse to go to work is to risk unemployment and starvation.)

Also, how do I make menu text in wine apps not be eye strain inducing?

Alright, so where are the cool comics chat nerds hanging out?

I don't want to just join a random IRC server and spam them with comics chat gibberish along side every post, you know?

I guess I should figure out what (if any) configurations are needed server side to support comic chat too...

Don't mind me, I'm just installing wine and MSChat 2.5 (AKA comic chat)

Anyway, that's a lot of rambling about a toy playset, but I'm excited about it.

This is the Tom Corbett, Space Cadet playset that corresponds with the TV show I've been posting to peertube: peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

I'm already planning out some kind of big old honkin' display for the set, so that I can leave it up all the time.

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I'll be on the lookout for a replacement car, too. There's a nearly identical, but earlier, car up on ebay right now.

It's in slightly the wrong color and missing some small flourishes. (This is pretty typical of Marx, they re-used designs over and over again). I *almost* bought it, but it would cost twice what I've paid for all these other items *together* and it's not the right car anyway, so I'm holding for now.

I have some spare rockets in GA to replace these broken rockets, so that takes care of that.

I'm not interested in replacing the missing ladder (borring!), and I won't go out of my way to get the rest of the rocket chair, but I'd like the computer/view screen/rocket control unit and the rest of the radar unit.

I've seen each for sale individually in the past, but I haven't seen them recently.

So that's a pretty good catalog of what I don't have, what I do have:

12 (undamaged figures) in 10 unique poses, the complete academy/school furniture set, most of the other accessories, some damaged rockets (with working launchers) the "pom-pom" gun, the gate and walls (complete set) and I'll soon have the tower building.

So that's ~50% of the unique figures, 90% of the minor accessories, and all of the major accessories except the car.

Oh, and my UFO launcher is damaged, I'm not sure if I mentioned that.

But I've never seen a UFO launcher that wasn't damaged, from any set (even the cape Canaveral reissue sets they did in the 90s. These things just break easily.)

I also don't have the box.

I have the headquarters building but it's ... it's bad enough that I'll probably just throw it away. Rusted, dented, BB holes on one side, torn (with pliers?) on the other.

I have a replacement for the building on the way, though.

I might order some replacement helmets, and I'm on the lookout for the figures I'm missing.

Eventually, I'd like to have the figures from the Space Patrol and the Rex Mars sets, too, but I want to complete this set first.