Lets see, worst possible descriptions of my D&D characters? Gonna add a few from other games, too.
- Murderous icicle with elf ears and badly dated tattoos.
- lawful tired Paladin of 'make that greenskin joke again, I dare you'.
- halfling Henry Winkler
- disaster bisexual Jason Bourne stunt extra.

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re: Weeb nonsense 

* I say theoretical because technically Gaia Gear is set in the distant future of the UC reality, and Turn A is supposed to unite all Gundam timelines in some vague, quantum fluctuation bullshit sort of way. I don't really care for either suggestion myself.

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Weeb nonsense 

I'm always conflicted on whether or not I should recommend Victory Gundam to anyone, even though it is the theoretical endcap to the Universal Century storyline*. It's just so fucking _dire_ and frustrating. Worst of all it basically insinuates that all of the struggling and drama of earlier chapters ended in ruin - Earth is fucked, humanity is fucked, and the "happy" ending we're given is essentially survivors in a post apoc wasteland.

Has anyone here played Shadespire? Its been the better part of a decade since I last played anything made by Games Workshop but some of these small unit games that GW is putting out right now seem appealing. I'm not a fan of the Age of Sigmar setting but I could probably ignore it for Shadespire, which looks a bit like a cross between Mordheim and Warhammer Quest.

@Tyson_NW - Generally. I've found that, especially with younger generations of players who are now more accustomed to organized play, making sure that it's known that the game is going to be original material is pretty important.

Thanks for all the miniatures suggestions today, everyone. I've got a lot of browsing to do.

Since it's fresh in my mind - does anyone have any suggestions for a source of really unique fantasy miniatures? I've pretty much scoured through Warstore and Noble Knight, and I've seen most of the wargaming lines available in the US, so I'm looking for something else. The less old school the style, the better.

I don't think I've mentioned it, but I really appreciate the little arrow button in the toot windows that condense each message. None of the other instances I'm on have them and I immediately miss having them when I note their absence.

Character ideas, body trauma, prosthesis 

D&D character idea I'm sure someone else has already done somewhere: a warforged that is actually a magitech cyborg body of a (demi)human survivor of some major disaster. Not sure if they'd just be a brain in the body or if they'd be partially flesh and blood but with a substantial portion of their anatomy replaced with warforged bits.

At the rate I'm creating new characters that are waiting for D&D games to be used in, I'll have a full cast for a short story or novella by the end of the month.

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First Game Question, long post 

For a quiet young nerd, this was ambrosia - tales of space travel and distant planets, bewildering technobabble and knee deep piles of record sheets. I literally wore through three copies of the first Technical Readout book I bought, reading it over and over until the bindings disintegrated.

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First Game Question, long post 

Robots were safe - there was no magic, no monsters. I shrugged off the disappointment and went home with the Battletech box, and spent the next three weeks trying to figure out what any of stuff in the box was supposed to be. Eventually it all clicked, and I was utterly hooked.

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First Game Question, long post 

Unfortunately, my mom was still influenced by the last dregs of the ol' Satanic Panic and returned it to the store literally the next day, telling me to pick something that wasn't going to turn me into a murderer or something. I was devastated.
But the store had another game sitting on the shelf, one that had intrigued me almost as much as the D&D one - a simple black box with a picture of a fearsome robot stomping across a wasteland.

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First Game Question, long post 

For me, it was Battletech.

Back when I was a tiny pre-gamer, I remember stumbling across a copy of the Dungeons and Dragons board game from the late eighties and being utterly entranced by the huge swooping dragon on the cover; I had eagerly thumbed through copies of Dragon magazine at libraries before then, but I didn't understand what any of it was at the time. I pestered my parents about it until they relented and let me get it as an early holiday present.

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Alright, it feels like I've been a bit too grumpy with my posts here so let's flip things around a bit. It's question time!

What was your starter game? That would be the first game you experienced that really hooked you, and is outside of the usual array of childhood board games or traditional playing card games. Heck, if one of those made enough of an impression then say so!

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