A really fun item #Crafts #Hobbies

 

Funny thing, as much as I love fantasy and role playing, I have never really been into Halloween. At least not from the costume making part. I certainly did my share of running around in costume when I was younger. I also enjoyed Halloween in my drinking days, when I treated the day as an excuse for drinking. But I never really got into costume making.

As a parent, I have left most of the costume work to Kim. Not sure why; it is just who I am. I cannot bring my creativity to bear on that.

With all of this free time on my hands this year I have been thinking about it more. Perusing Pinterest for thoughts and ideas. In doing so I came across the description of a product. Polymorph pellets, plastic pellets that would turn soft and pliable when heated with water.

On a whim, I ordered some from Amazon. I received it and have spent a couple of days working with the product. In this case Polly Plastics. I am really pleased with this purchase. It is a great product.

I constructed a type of flying platform for my miniatures. Also, a cylinder that can also be used to mark flying figures in my games. I am working on some horns that I can use for a costume. I can see how I can use this to construct all manner of terrain items for my D&D games.

It is just a generally useful product as well. When we found a mask for Danny’s costume that has a really hard, sharp edge where the nose goes. I was able to quickly and easily mold a great nose piece for it. That makes the mask more comfortable and also fits better in general.

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I am really looking forward to what I can construct with this product. Useful tools for my games. As well as maybe useful things around the house as well.

 

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Jotting down some quick thoughts and developments

That was the first weekend free of gaming or major family events in quite a while. Boy did that suck! Well not really, but it is strange to sit down at the keyboard without having an adventure to share or recap. Not to say I did nothing game related (well sort of), just no official gaming. Thought I would jot down some thoughts here today.

  1. I did do some game related activity. I and the kids did some work in the basement rec room area. Cleaning, organizing a number of items. And now, after a couple of month break due to the rains and subsequent flooding, I am closer to my goal of a true gaming area. I have a table where I set up my paints and in progress projects. There is space for me to roll out the mat and terrain if I want to play some table top miniatures. And last, it will be easier for me to set things up for the boys campaign.
  2. I also took advantage of back to school supply shopping to pick up what should be my gaming binder. A place to keep character sheets. Rules and army lists for games printed from .pdf. I am looking forward to setting it all up.
  3. It’s becoming sadly clear that my local group with whom I enjoyed so many great years of gaming is past the point of no return for getting back together. I sent out an e-mail to them all about running a game, and only received one reply. Which is too bad, I really think this group could have fun with 5E or Star Wars. Honestly, it was more of a whim, between the boys game and the Denver game my gaming calendar is full. But still I would have made the time had I received a decent response.
  4. Re-reading the Wheel of Time lately, while waiting for a few other books to become available. Even knowing generally what will happen I am enjoying it. It really is a well written series of books, with some really interesting characters and a good story. Not exactly full of ideas that I haven’t already used, but there is still some potential there.

That is all for today.