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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    HOLY CRAP. That is something of a "repair job".



    *edit* is the "power sword" thing a WH40K reference?
    Ignores armour saves. A thing to fear when wielded by the howling banshees in particular...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Ignores armour saves. A thing to fear when wielded by the howling banshees in particular...
    I'm not saying I am a huge nerd, but back in high school I parked a loaded Land Raider Crusader next to a squad of Necrons and had to roll 32d6. I scrounged the house for every one and rolled them all at once on the floor, just to revel in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    I'm not saying I am a huge nerd, but back in high school I parked a loaded Land Raider Crusader next to a squad of Necrons and had to roll 32d6. I scrounged the house for every one and rolled them all at once on the floor, just to revel in it.
    A real nerd wouldn't have to scrounge for 32d6. They'd all be piled up right next to his Shadowrun books.

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    OMG...

    About the knife... Very nice. What were the before and after masses? I'm just asking because I felt like I thinned the bejeezus out of a blade recently and it lost 10% of the total mass...without the handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    What were the before and after masses? I'm just asking because I felt like I thinned the bejeezus out of a blade recently and it lost 10% of the total mass...without the handle.
    I never took a before weight so I couldn't give you precise numbers. It's just a feel by hand which, while prone to error, feels "about right" after holding something so long.

    I can say though that it lost about 5mm of height at the heel and 8mm on the edge (262mm length now) in addition to the weight lost bringing it to a narrower tip, and that the balance point was moved up onto the handle. The choil shots speak for the volume of metal that it lost though.

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    Much improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    A real nerd wouldn't have to scrounge for 32d6. They'd all be piled up right next to his Shadowrun books.
    Psh. We played 3rd Ed D&D, stripped-down D20, and V:TM. Had more d20s and d8s than anything else before tabletop gaming started. Plus we had all those Spindown d20s for playing Magic.

    Rolled so many dice in high school that I worked a Craps table at a graduation lock in and made my buddy $120, $5 at a time, because the lady running it didn't require we bounce the dice off the end of the table.

    DMing was the only thing I remember ever being really good at.

    Now I'm just getting nostalgic...makes me want to put on Return of the King on mute, crank some Cannibal Corpse and make an army list or fill a town with NPCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    Plus we had all those Spindown d20s for playing Magic.
    My crowing achievement in the Kingdom of Nerd is tied between winning a WotC sanctioned Ice Age sealed deck tournament (the last expansion I played, though I think I have a few decks still kicking around if you ever want a match with a champ--you gotta let me play my beta cards though), and when my friends and I were brought up in a City Council meeting to discuss their handling of our V:tM LARPING at the beach after midnight.

    We were acting scary in our trenchcoats long before those asshats at Columbine made it a crime. Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    My crowing achievement in the Kingdom of Nerd is tied between winning a WotC sanctioned Ice Age sealed deck tournament (the last expansion I played, though I think I have a few decks still kicking around if you ever want a match with a champ--you gotta let me play my beta cards though), and when my friends and I were brought up in a City Council meeting to discuss their handling of our V:tM LARPING at the beach after midnight.

    We were acting scary in our trenchcoats long before those asshats at Columbine made it a crime. Just sayin'.
    If you were a real nerd necrons wouldn't have been around yet, and your harlequins would have messed up the space marines big time in their Rhino. Necrons. Pfft.

    Nice. An Ice Age champ... i still have half a box of fallen empires sitting around in a cupboard somewhere unopened...

    And 9 pages filled with nether shadows, and a page of vesuvian dopplegangers. It was a thing. I quit the day that someone stole my two long boxes of uncommons from my bag. Sighs. Only have my rares and my commons... a big blow to a poor teenager. Didn't want to be part of that community if they resorted to theft.

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    I don't understand anything in the last page and a half. Thanks for the pics, Jack. At least I get them....

    Nice looking blade!!!
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