On this episode of the Lair of secrets, David reports out on his productive stay-cation, while Ken hikes, runs, swims, and bikes his way along the final stretch of the trail to Philmont (and he could really use a nap)
Back in the Printerium
- David’s new printer arrived – Prusa i3 – MK3S+
- He printed a D20 wall medallion
- DIY stream deck, will we stream our show live in the future?
- Multipass vaccination card holder
Dyson Fall update
- Community building
- Playtest group running well
- Definitely more Kipo and the Wonderbeasts than character churning 1st and 2nd edition *Gamma World, it still retains the same exploration fun.
- David’ s getting a New battery for the Nissan Leaf
The Chamber of Turnings
- Woodworking and pen turningTurned several pens for a friend Natalie, who also did our logo!
- Turned several seam rippers
Trail to Philmont
- Ken’s on the final stretch.
- The crew went on their last shakedown hike:
- 17 miles over two days on the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey.
- Cold and rainy the whole time.
- We learned a lot. Like NeutronLad needs better rain gear, my rain gear is too loose, we need waterproof compression sacks for a sleeping bag, I may need a thermal sleeping bag liner, Philmont food will be hard on the stomach, and oh yeah, my boots aren’t nearly broken in enough. Next up:
- 6 a.m. swim times with NeutronLad.
- Eating bad food now to prepare our stomachs for later.
Wilderness First Aid training
- How to treat someone for an injury when you’re miles from anywhere (or more than a few levels deep in the lair…)
- Practical skills that you will hopefully will never use.
- Two 9-hour days that include training and role-playing (but no dice)
The Back Nine
- Ken wants to get back to Disc Golf
- Throwing discs at metal baskets.
- He started playing disc golf in 2015 during a massive website redesign project.
- He stuck with it (though didn’t get much better)
- Ken’s got some great courses nearby – Hackett Park in Easton, South Mountain in Bethlehem, Lake Nockamixon in Bucks County
- One of the things that fell by the wayside with the pandemic.
- Hoping to get back to it now that folks are getting vaccinated.
The Archive of Games Video
- Ken’s playing Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- Mastered versions of the 3 games.
- Does not come with any time to play it.
- Looks great, though it does meander a bit.
- Took Ken a while to get his Shepherd back.
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Cover art for Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. Credit: Electronic Arts