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Messages - gurnard

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Games / Re: Cursed Earth Card Game by Osprey - House Rules?
« on: 22 November, 2021, 01:41:52 PM »
Yeah I increased everything for all users and still could not win.
No I have never won.

But yeah it is a lovely game. :-)

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Website and Forum / Re: Webshop in USD?
« on: 29 June, 2021, 12:36:30 PM »
I am in Belgium and I get Euros on the site

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Off Topic / Re: Spot the Difference
« on: 03 June, 2021, 02:18:32 PM »
fantastic thanks for doing that

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Off Topic / Re: Conspiracy Theory Debate
« on: 08 March, 2021, 03:22:37 PM »
It can't have been. They didn't have Photoshop back then.

Photoshop was originally based on real world techniques. The first time I used photoshop in 1993 it really was just a digital version of the darkroom. I used dodge and burn a load, no layers and that but paths. The masking and editing that it has become famous for was in that too and it was damn cool. But it only copied what could be achieved with editing photos together and negative re-touching. Whether it was as good/seamless as it is today with photoshop I don't know but I dabbled in the 80's with prints and negatives in my teens adding a deceased member to a family portrait and it was pretty decent for someone with little experience. So maybe not photoshop but the potential to manipulate, quite convincingly I'll say, pictures can be manipulated.

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Books & Comics / Re: Gutsville
« on: 27 November, 2020, 01:42:16 PM »
wow cool.. never thought this would happen but I am delighted if it does.

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News / Re: Among The Living GN - Dredd exclusive version available
« on: 24 November, 2020, 02:02:24 PM »
I am interested fan of the album. But I don't think I have ever read a good comic about a band or involving a band.  So I am a little weary to fork out on it.. not sure of the shipping to EU also.

So what do you reckon?  Will it be any good?

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Books & Comics / Re: Comic shops in your area
« on: 08 September, 2020, 01:49:03 PM »
If you are ever in Gent (Ghent if your english) in Belgium swing by Worlds End Comics.
Loads of stuff mainly US but also some European and Manga.
Not much on the Rebellion or 2thou front though it really is not that known over here.

Also you can drink beer in the shop and table top game if you so wish. Is in a cellar by the canal so very atmospheric too.

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Creative Common / Re: Pixel Rogue Trooper
« on: 10 August, 2020, 12:51:36 PM »
fantastic

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Suggestions / Re: COVID Face Masks
« on: 28 July, 2020, 12:46:39 PM »
The virussss cannot kill what doesss not live!



Not exactly how I thought it would look, but not bad for a five minute scan-and-order

That looks fantastic. Have you got a link to the service that you mention?

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Music / Re: Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine
« on: 19 May, 2020, 12:38:06 PM »
YEah I checked it on spotify a couple of months ago. Certainly interesting and some real high points did not capture me enough to put it in my collection. But might give it another go as it is praised highly here.

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Books & Comics / Re: Elephantmen?
« on: 28 April, 2020, 01:45:21 PM »
This was on my pull list from after the first trade. I prefer the older stuff it got a bit crazy for me later on. There was a mini 3 issue series which focused on their origins War Toys which was great. And a follow up called Yvette. It is an interesting concept, great ideas and has some lovely art and the story was strong at the start but it waned for me. I dropped it when it went to only digital. An entertaining read for certain.

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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 31 March, 2020, 04:15:15 PM »
Atomic Bitch Wax, their first self titled album, Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different album.

Also streaming a bit of Screaming Headless Torsos
And as always checking in on Skull Funk Radio from the fantastic artist Jim Mahfood.

https://skullfunkradio.fireside.fm

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General / Re: Towards the Singularity: Help with digital thrillpower
« on: 31 March, 2020, 04:11:59 PM »
I have also been thinking about this. I was looking at Heavy Metal and they use Comixology which appears to be part of Amazon. I have not ventured yet but can I use another reader with stuff bought on Comixology?
Is their reader any good they have a follow mechanism or something I noticed when looking briefly. Any experience good/bad?

As for vinyl I have the 150 or so that I bought as a youth through the 80s and 90s. They are lovely things but overpriced these days. I like the CDs now just for convenience of space but it is nice to have the physicality of them to browse through.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 18 March, 2020, 12:04:38 PM »
Close schools - starve 1 in 3 kids

This should not be on the list in a civilized nation.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 16 March, 2020, 04:22:12 PM »
I live in Belgium, British immigrant. My folks are in the UK and most of my friends.  I am sadly not suprised how little the UK gov seems to be doing. Here the schools closed today. All shops apart from food and pharmacy are closed at the weekends. All concerts have been postponed, bars and restaurants are closed but you can go get a takeaway.
Anyone who can work from home are advised to the office is open but the boss sent an email saying work from home. Shops are open in the week but I think they are changing that now to be just essentials.  If you have symptoms you call the doctor and they come to your home. There are daily updates from the state. There are also concessions for mortgage payments and the tax returns can go in a month or so later this year.

All of this makes me feel happy that the gov is taking actions to limit the spread and reduce the death toll. I wish the UK would do something similar. It is not a complete lock down but sensible precautions.

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