Chronocide Lexicon-Team

  • from 345 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Member since Nov 15th 2019
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About Me
About Me
How old are you?
34. Probably more next year.

Where are you from and where do you live right now?
USA, Oregon, Portland Metro Area.

What do you do for living?
I've noticed that if I keep eating and drinking, I keep living, probably related. I do not work for a living, but I get by. I like to think I live by the kindness of others, God's grace, and luck. My life makes very little sense if thought of as a career path. Not sure what else to say, I'm thankful for my life and it is what it is.

Since when are you in the Hobby?
Maybe 12. Maybe younger. It's been so long I kind fear life without my hobby. I just don't know what I'd be without the hobby.

For clarity, "the Hobby," is a mix of games and art. Modeling is one part of the hobby, as the hobby is very all-encompassing. The skills of one thing overlap into another thing and become another piece of the hobby. I've found that many skills acquired for use with models have applications out of modeling, and skills outside of modeling often have value within modeling.

How did you get into the Hobby and what have you done since then?
I bought some models. It's all trial and error after that. I've made a lot of things, destroyed a lot of things while trying to make other things, wasted lots of money, met so many people, learned social skills, made friends, and really had fun. I honestly think think that without the hobby I would have been lost along a dark path and thanks to the hobby I've found a way to exist as a semi-acceptable person.

Which armies do you play?
Presently working on Daemon Legions. I tend to dabble though, and many of my projects "mutate" into other projects.

For example, my Daemon Legions started as a small component of my Warhammer 40,000 (another game made by GW) Chaos Space Marine army. I changed my entire army's paint scheme 2 times in a year because I wasn't happy with it and eventually burnt out. I then, keeping the final paint scheme, started making models for a local Pathfinder RPG group (Paizo makes that game). I started really enjoying those models in the fantasy setting and it became an Age of Sigmar army (another game by GW). That game switched editions which meant buying more books, and while I was enjoying the models, I wasn't enjoying the game enough to justify buying more books. So stopped playing and subsequently lost enthusism for these models. They got shelved. More recently, found myself into T9A and was able to put these models back to use. Not everything survived storage and not everything fits with my DL army, but I've kept the paint scheme and am having fun with it.

Collectively I call every army with this paint scheme, my Smiling Skulls Warband, even the different armies across other games. For T9A purposes, the Smiling Skulls Warband includes DL, WDG, and BH (with possible ID and DE inclusion). Further armies will not be included in my Smilings Skulls Warband, but may become part a different, personally created multi-faction with shared paint scheme.

I prefer the social and hobby aspects of this game, with winning the game being an afterthought. I like playing the game, but I don't need to win to get my value out of it. That doesn't mean I try to lose. The best games are very close, featuring good conversation and cool models.

Why do you support the 9th Age project?
In truth? Boredom. That's how these things start. I was bored, decided the out of date lexicons were annoying. Spent some some time updating them as a whim over Christmas break. Found I enjoyed it. I like being able to help others in ways that are noticed, but I also don't really want to be center stage on a personal level - lexicon updating seems to be a good fit for me, as I kinda stay in the shadows while helping in a way that the public benefits from.

What is your personal role in the 9th Age project team?

I'm presently in charge of updating the Lexicons. That's what they call the "links" that appear when you post and use words related to this forum. Updating the lexicons is a matter of slow and steady effort. It's not a difficult task, but there's a lot to do and it will take time. I'm hoping to have all the armybooks updated to the 2.0 ruleset by the end of 2020, but that goal may be too ambitious. We'll see.

Personal Details
345 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214
Dark Wanderer
Life, Miniatures, Overthinking...