I need a hobby (in Off-topic)


Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 23 2009 8:18 PM EDT

One that I can actually do with my hands (you know... besides a mouse and keyboard).
I was thinking miniatures. I like the whole Warhammer 40k universe, but it seems a bit... expensive.
So, I could fund that hobby with birthday and Christmas money, but before I make the leap, are there other good miniature games out there? Preferably SF. ;)

TheCakeIsTheTruth August 23 2009 8:21 PM EDT

I've been making hip hop instrumentals as a hobby. I'm having a blast and so far I've had positive feedback. It's a better hobby then getting into a game. Make some kind of art. New Skills > Games. I know I'm on a game, so don't criticize me.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 23 2009 8:25 PM EDT

Well, perhaps. But I like writing stories, and inventing worlds. Games appeal to me more.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 23 2009 8:27 PM EDT

One of my favorite hobbies is playing Role Playing Games.. You could run your own RPG, either online or offline. If online, I'm sure you could find a number of people here in CB even that would be willing to try it out.

Short of that, I suggest video games.. Fallout 3, Oblivion, stuff like that. There's puzzle games also.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 23 2009 8:29 PM EDT

Why not find a way to make some money off it. Pay for your miniatures by painting and selling them (assuming that still actually works).

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 23 2009 8:30 PM EDT

Hehe, I do enough of that as it is (RPG-wise). I was looking for more in the way of actually making things. (Props, if you will.)
I've wrote (read: thought of) a few RPG rulesets actually.
Again, though, I'm mainly looking for miniatures.

And I really should get Fallout 3, but I hear lots of people say it isn't actually any fun.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 23 2009 8:55 PM EDT

RE: Fallout 3
There's also a lot of people who hate video games, does that make them right? My point is.. it's a great game.

TheCakeIsTheTruth August 23 2009 8:55 PM EDT

On the Fallout 3 topic.

I never liked it either. You either love it or hate it. Just give it a test run and find out.
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