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Rainmaykr

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  1. Did we ever get a pic of your collection?
  2. I've been close to doing the HDMI mod on my N64, but pricing to have it done is on the bonkers side and doing it yourself requires some very fine solder work that I just do not have the confidence for. Hoooooowever, HDMI'ing my Dreamcast - well, that just speaks to my soul on a whole other level. That might motivate me enough to actually do it. HDMI and GDEMU? Psssh.
  3. The next big publish of Fantasy Grounds, Fantasy Grounds Unity, releasing later this year, will allow the user to add weather effects and animated objects to their collection of 2D maps. So you can launch a 2D city street map and click to add a layer of rain, with thunder light effects and sound, right on top - what a time to be alive.
  4. I have a Surface Book that'll stay connected, which should make running the sound board super easy with the touch display, and a 3rd monitor as the main screen (so 3 displays total, including the play field). The TV will have a sound bar attached to the underside with native control for volume and power, for ambient music, sounds, and effects. I'll start with piping in tabletopaudio.com, which has great ambient tracks and customizable sound boards, but Syrinscape has more external support, which can be integrated with Fantasy Grounds directly, and apps. I may explore that route if I find Tabletop Audio lacking. Syrinscape is subscription based so I tabletopaudio.com would have to be SIGNIFICANTLY lacking.
  5. Thanks! Yeah, the screen is going to be for map projections. It's 42" so there's a very large area to work with. Going to be using Fantasy Grounds to manage the projections and it has built in map scaler so I can keep everything to the 1" grid standard without any real effort. Gonna use Dungeon Painter Studio to create my own maps, too. Right now I'll DM family D&D with the official modules/campaigns, starting with Lost Mine of Phandelver, natch, which includes all the maps for this purpose right out of the box. Gotta start these kids off right. (It's an Ultimate license, too, so I can host games with friends if I can convince them to move over to digital local or remote play. Once they see it in action I don't think that'll be hard.) Similar to the sample below, but mine won't have a lip or bezel around the screen and it'll be covered with tempered glass set flush along the greater play field, so dropping down a physical board for any other game won't be an issue either. Everything can the covered with leaves to make a flat table for puzzles or what have you. Should level-up the gaming around here. Side note: check this map out.
  6. Building a proper gaming table by remixing just a touch some internet plans. It's coming along pretty well so far. Waiting for the tempered glass tv cover to arrive, then I can start applying the leatherette playfield and led lights. It's currently waiting for the staining to dry, then the clear satin finish over it - going for a medieval heirloom look and feel. Anyone here have a dedicated gaming table? Anything you'd change about it?
  7. His channel, Last Gamer, is one of my favorite rabbit hole starters.
  8. Any of you guys use Fantasy Grounds or Roll20 for some remote, or even F2F, gaming? Have a preference?
  9. I got my copy of Nintendo Quest signed by the creators at the last Retro Game Convention in Austin. Super cool guys who loved talking about this stuff. It was the first DVD I purchased in about a decade and the last one since. (I was not all that into the movie, however. That "villain" though. Painful. Haha)
  10. Shame. I liked that song. EDIT: Just finished watching it. Such a great episode.
  11. I run two Netgear Nighthawk X6S Mesh Extenders off a Nighthawk X10 router (I like systems). The X6 Extenders are based on Orbi mainboards and I've had zero problems with them. Coverage has been great and latency has been minimal. I'm probably going to die of brain cancer. #noragrets
  12. Same. I still have the Nintendo Power Dragon Warrior guide that came stapled in the middle. It's bagged up with the rest of my "vintage" mags (like Turbo Force and Mega Play, Holla!). Same! It just showed up and immediately dominated my life for about a month.
  13. So the littlest one wanted to record himself playing a game on the Oculus. I thought what would be better than Arizona Sunshine, because as a parent it is my job to make sure my guys are prepared for any and all upcoming zombie apocalypses. Little dude doesn't teleport like I have to, he just runs around like it's supposed to be normal. If I did this I would be throwing up all over the place, projectile style. He's clearly the more evolved gamer than I.
  14. Final Fantasy VII is up for pre-order. Do I need a 5th version of this game? Maybe.
  15. Here's Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic The Hedgehog, playing the new A1U Space Invaders with his son. No big deal. (Side note, the Sega building he worked at is about to be demolished so he took his son to see it before it was no more. They stopped by this game store on the way home.)
  16. Nintendo NES Game Box Protector Case - 10 Pack by Malko https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MY0PFUC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_nnXCCb40BG5GR
  17. 25, 10, and 3 packs?! Kids today will never know the struggle...
  18. And the cases only come in bulks of 100 and quality paper cutters aren't cheap. This project has so many things going for it! Labor of love, bro.
  19. If you're looking for motivation to get you started, don't forget you have to dremel the insides on each case so the NES carts can fit. It's all worth it though.
  20. To put a bow on the Virtual Boy collecting, everything cased up nice and pretty like. I don't think I'm missing anything within reason (Jack Bros is not within reason, obv.) and besides, the Flashboy is there to fill in the gaps. On to the next terrible quality-of-enjoyment vs money-spent ratio'd purchase that is retro game collecting in the modern age.
  21. No one realized how right Lucas was.
  22. Right outside the frame is an E-Reader, a Wii U, and a complete set of every online endeavor Nintendo has ever endeavored. I like collecting themes.
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