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If Gaming Wasn't Your Hobby...?

payn

Legend
I am the epitome of jack of all trades, master of none. I have way too many hobbies that it wouldn't make much difference if I stopped gaming. I do often wish I had the discipline to sit down and practice something to a high degree of proficiency. Most of my time is spent reading about my hobbies and building a large knowledge base about them, while only doing them enough to be average.
 

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GuyBoy

Adventurer
I remember showing up to a Saturday afternoon D&D game in around 1980, following a particularly intense morning rugby match for the school. I had a swiftly blackening eye, a split cheek and a compression bandaged knee.
My DM took one look and said, “ looks like you’re down a few hit points.”

It remains the best ever juxtaposition of my two hobbies!
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I go through phases, where I switch hobbies every 6 months or so, so if gaming wasn't around, I'd still be doing those things I do now:

woodworking
leatherworking
drawing
writing
gardening
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
I go through phases, where I switch hobbies every 6 months or so, so if gaming wasn't around, I'd still be doing those things I do now:

woodworking
leatherworking
drawing
writing
gardening

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Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
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I grew up on a farm before the internet. If you wanted something, you made it. Buying it wasn't an option because there were no stores around lol. I guess that stayed with me. if I had more time, you can bet blacksmithing and welding would also be on that list ;) I did build my house myself (everything but the foundation), but I really don't want to do that again. It was hard :ROFLMAO:
 

payn

Legend
I grew up on a farm before the internet. If you wanted something, you made it. Buying it wasn't an option because there were no stores around lol. I guess that stayed with me. if I had more time, you can bet blacksmithing and welding would also be on that list ;) I did build my house myself (everything but the foundation), but I really don't want to do that again. It was hard :ROFLMAO:
I'm going to need a new roof in the next 5 years and im really debating doing it myself or paying much much more to have someone else do it...
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I'm going to need a new roof in the next 5 years and im really debating doing it myself or paying much much more to have someone else do it...

It is only paying much, much more if you know what you are doing, and don't fall off the roof. Leaks cost you in damage, and broken bones cost you in medical bills.
 


payn

Legend
It is only paying much, much more if you know what you are doing, and don't fall off the roof. Leaks cost you in damage, and broken bones cost you in medical bills.
I know what I'm doing, I just don't want to bust my ass doing it. Its been 15 years at least since the last time. I was a lot more nimble then.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I know what I'm doing, I just don't want to bust my ass doing it. Its been 15 years at least since the last time. I was a lot more nimble then.

And shingle bundles weigh 80 lbs each, and each one has to be hauled up that ladder...
 


Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
Oh...I know. There is also the cutting for vents and edges. Its not bad if you have a team, but I dont know if I can muster one up. People get busy real fast when you ask for roofing help lol.
The last time I did my own roof, I was in my late 30s. I do not recommend doing it after that. If you have basic skills, it's not difficult, just time consuming. But as we age, your body won't take kindly the abuse you'll be in when you do it unless you're used to it.
 

GuyBoy

Adventurer
It is only paying much, much more if you know what you are doing, and don't fall off the roof. Leaks cost you in damage, and broken bones cost you in medical bills.
Not keen to fall off a roof, but at least we have the NHS over here for the medical bills part of the problem.
We don’t pay for our cure serious wounds spell.
 

ART!

Hero
For me to not have gotten into gaming ever, I would have to be a fairly different person, but assuming some alternate universe in which they never existed, I would have invented them! ;)

But seriously: I discovered D&D when I was 12 or so, so I guess i would have spent even more time as a youngster making stop-motion movies, building models, blowing up models with firecrackers, reading, reading comics, drawing, and drawing comics.

Now, much older, I guess I'd be reading more?
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Not keen to fall off a roof, but at least we have the NHS over here for the medical bills part of the problem.

Sure. I'm speaking from an American perspective.

But, you know, if your healthcare is so good that this is a meaningful point... by all means, go and seriously damage your body all you want - broken bones, lifelong arthritis and a limp. Have at it, feel free!
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest (he/him)
And shingle bundles weigh 80 lbs each, and each one has to be hauled up that ladder...
That’s why you use some kind of conveyor or other lift. When I worked on my parents’ shingles, they used a variation on a hay bale elevator to deliver to the rooftop. We didn’t carry the bundles up on ladders.
 

payn

Legend
That’s why you use some kind of conveyor or other lift. When I worked on my parents’ shingles, they used a variation on a hay bale elevator to deliver to the rooftop. We didn’t carry the bundles up on ladders.
Carrying them up a ladder is how I always did it. Though, I have never done a two story home before and that might change my mind.
 


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