The Real You!

spafe

Executive Officer in charge of Hats
Staff member
Necromunda Custodian
Yak Comp 2nd Place
Tribe Council
Feb 8, 2013
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I want to chip in here and thank you guys for keeping this very volatile topic well mannered... Been watching closely.

I will ask if we can move back to the original topic now though of introducing yourself beyond your avatar.
 

Denari

New Member
Sep 26, 2018
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I'm Den. 43 (how did that happen?) and living in South London but originally from Dorset. Just recently got back in to both 40K and Necromunda because apparently I hate having money. Have played a lot of GW games on and off since I was 12 as well as X-wing, Imperial Assault, Zombiecide, Warmachine and Hordes. I have various jobs and plates spinning but I'm mainly here to talk about games. No kids but two demanding cats.
 

Spenetrator

Ganger
Apr 2, 2018
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York, UK
So I'm a bit late to the party here - I'm Stewart (but Spen; from my surname Spencer, to virtually everyone) - I'm 36 and Live in North Yorkshire with my partner and our 1.5-year-old daughter who already enjoys playing with her dad's 'toys' on the occasion she sneaks into the man-cave while I'm hobbying.

My dad got me and my two siblings into wargaming through Heroquest, he had a 28mm Samurai army and a tolkien inspired Ork army too, bt it was the narrative aspect of 'Quest that got me hooked.

I got into 40K & Epic as a teen and lost interest as my friends drifted apart - until I came home from uni in 2004 and me and my brother got into specialist games in a big way - BFG, Necrommunda & Bloodbowl.

These days I tend to be a bit more widespread in my gaming preferences, rather than all GW all the time.
I'm into Battletech, Frostgrave, Firestorm Armada, Full thrust, Dragon Rampant, (Even tried a little Swordpoint and Infinity) and since N17 - GW have lured me back in.

I didn't have many current pics of me hanging around, but I had one from a couple of years ago. (Yes, I like a beverage - In my Youth I won a wager to drink 3 Gallons of ale in 6 hours, but these days I need a nap after a couple of pints.)


I also have the Privilege of being undefeated in the Tetbury wool-sack race (You should definitely google this) - as part of the Yorkshire Mavericks. (We won our heat 2 years running, but didn't qualify for the final so technically even though other teams were faster they never beat us in a race...)

With the little one I have less time for Hobbying - But am looking forward to running an N17 Dominion campaign largely standing on the shoulders of some of the great house rules I see floating around this community.

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Peace out!
Spen.
 
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Aulenback

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Mar 29, 2016
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Halifax, NS, Canada
Andrew here. Librarian, storyteller, museum heritage interpreter, and so on. Apparently, I have a lot of jobs. But they all relate each to the other well.

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That's me working at my wife's business, for example - we research and recreate historical tea blends. For those in the UK, the Dr. Johnson's House museum in London carries one of her blends.
 
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Space Truckin

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Dec 16, 2015
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Official hello's everyone. My name is Jon. I'm assuming like most here I'm not sure how I quite wandered to this part of the internet to settle down. Its quite a comfy little forum without all the typically war-gaming forum style bickering and arguing over who killed who...
Anyways back to the story. Techie, Terrible speller, occasional insomniac, father and self confessed old Grognard, I'm about 46 yet feels like I'm going on about 1000. Grew up in Georgia, went to Uni in North Carolina - family and friends spread out everywhere on the planet so I used to travel a good bit before our lil genestealer hatched. Used to work as a Mech Engineer in Fiber Optic Industry till the tech bubble burst in 08, no longer felt lucky to have a job I ( as I was covering 5 different positions at work due to mass layoffs) - got a stupid idea in my head and moved to the Caribbean to escape the downfall of western civilization.

This is how I feel at my current job - you primitive screw heads!
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I have carved out an existence here on this tiny island that is 8 miles long and 2 mile wide. Got my boat captains license, worked in the tourism industry a bit till someone told someone else I knew a thing or 2 about computers. After word got out - I was back behind a desk 9 - 10 hours a day o_O working for myself. So yeah got back to war gaming to get a break from staring at a screen all day.
I also am prone to brutal cases on insomnia from time to time - like now. Ummm errr. where was I?

There is a hobby history post some where on here in the how did you fall thread. So yeah Hobby stuff at night / beach and family stuff during day on weekends. Not so bad I suppose looking back on things. Some fairly interesting life stories I feel like i've lived 100 lifetimes and if I kicked the bucket tomorrow - I'd say I've lived a full life even though I never got all my shit painted. :mad:

Fast forward a bit going off the rails there a bit :D - currently working as a consultant with a non-profit - sort of being shifted into an operations role ongoing hurricane recovery efforts. Current projects include fixing homes for seniors to building a series of bunkers around island for temp. storm shelters. So that's it pretty much - try to squeeze in some hobby time between repairing our own home, keeping our cars working ( those machine spirits are more lazy down here ) and playing with the 2 year old that insists on waking up at 5am.

Not being one big on photos of oneself - here's me at OT a few years ago.
Still follow football but maybe a little less since the 'class of 92' has retired and maybe a little more since Ole took over. :barefoot:
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Space Truckin

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Dec 16, 2015
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Captain Ron! Fantastic movie!

Hiw do you know we are almost to San Juan? Beacause we barely had enough fuel to get there and we just ran out!

Yes the forum sucks me back into staring at a screen! It starts with those work breaks then you get sucked in. Also Lost my man cave recently and tried clipping sprues at night in bed. That didn't go down well! :D
 

CaptainDangerous

Chaotic-good 2nd Company Captain
Yak Comp 3rd Place
Tribe Council
Oct 30, 2016
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2000th post special:
CaptainDangerous, Intergalactic Man of Mystery aka Peter
In a sentence: While everyone was swapping premier league football stickers, I was collecting Thunderbird cards.

Back when I was fresh from imperial danger school and a test pilot for Stingray...
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when I first joined the tribe...
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Hailing from a backwater former mining community, I had a pretty awesome childhood. My days were filled with 80s Cartoons, Lego and an overexposure to violent sci-fi and war movies! I was always behind with computers, but have some great memories of the ZX Spectrum (Daily Thompson super challenge anyone?)
Somewhere along the line, my friend introduced me to his older brothers toy soldier collection (beaky marines) and I was hooked. We finished our game of mortal combat, I went home, and I saved up three weeks pocket money to buy my first white dwarf!
The following years were abit of a brightly painted blur as my brother ( @Biggle_Bear ) and I tried our hardest to collect all of GWs £5 plastic boxed sets, and Santa was right on board with my change in toy preference! Glorious days!
Then as time moved on, my attentions moved over to PC gaming. Tomb Raider and Cats were my first purchases, but Iv wasted quite abit of my precious youth playing Doom, Red Alert and Age of Empires. The original Fallouts changed my life and brought about the end of my adolescent years.

As I approached the latter half of my teens, I swapped my weekend rugby games for weekends of drinking. And after failing Art at college, failing at joining the army (twice), and failing at several jobs, including subways sandwich artist and freelance toastie maker, and a brief second hobby wind with the re-release of Munda, I settled on being a cleaner when my son was born a month after my 20th birthday.
I’d like to say they were happy times but truthfully Iv only just recovered from it. I love my son dearly and I wouldn’t change a thing about him, but let’s just say I now know why grown men would invade parliament dressed as batman.

Coming up to the present, I spent several years fitting tyres and to this day working in the family run pub, Iv served my time behind the bar and have now returned to my roots as a glorified cleaner.
My life only truly changed for the better when I met Mrs Dangerous!
I managed to find my confidence again and got out the old brushes and bought some new plastic! By this point I had given my collection to my son and sold my bitsbox on eBay (with the exception of Necromunda, blood bowl and a box of codex and rulebooks), feeling a little older and a little wiser, I started again with perry Miniatures historicals.
I spent a couple of years grinding eBay with my massed ranks, never sparing a thought for GW, but after afew random google searches, I came across Imperial sector tiles, Dark vengeance cultists and most importantly Yaktribe!
It took me ages to muster up the courage to even sign up, but the awesome work of Ned noodle and trollmeat in Yakcomp gave me the will to give it a go!
Except for a small blip early on (f**k you Shadow Wars:Armageddon) I look forward to signing in every day since!

....I have a Yorkshire terrier called Snuffkin.

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Favorite movies:
Conan the Barbarian, mad max 2, terminator 2, Aliens, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Akira, Star Wars (the proper ones), full metal jacket, blade runner, Robin Hood (Errol Flynn), the vikings (Kurt Douglas), scary movie 2, watership down, Flash Gordon, highlander, anything Mel Brooks.

Favorite music:
All Queen, All System of a down, All Incubus, Most Rammstein, Doom16 OST,

Favorite Disney Princess:
Pocahontas (it used to be belle until I realised she was such a gold digger!)

Because I know you are all wondering how I got my physique!...
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BY CROM ...I HAVE THE POWER!!!

Thank you to all my Yak friends here on the tribe! (...you all know who you are!)
Here’s to another 1000 posts and many more happy times!
FOR MALO! FOR THE TRIBE!
 
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Biggle_Bear

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Nov 1, 2017
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2000th post special:
CaptainDangerous, Intergalactic Man of Mystery aka Peter
In a sentence: While everyone was swapping premier league football stickers, I was collecting Thunderbird cards.

Back when I was fresh from imperial danger school and a test pilot for Stingray...
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when I first joined the tribe...
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Hailing from a backwater former mining community, I had a pretty awesome childhood. My days were filled with 80s Cartoons, Lego and an overexposure to violent sci-fi and war movies! I was always behind with computers, but have some great memories of the ZX Spectrum (Daily Thompson super challenge anyone?)
Somewhere along the line, my friend introduced me to his older brothers toy soldier collection (beaky marines) and I was hooked. We finished our game of mortal combat, I went home, and I saved up three weeks pocket money to buy my first white dwarf!
The following years were abit of a brightly painted blur as my brother ( @Biggle_Bear ) and I tried our hardest to collect all of GWs £5 plastic boxed sets, and Santa was right on board with my change in toy preference! Glorious days!
Then as time moved on, my attentions moved over to PC gaming. Tomb Raider and Cats were my first purchases, but Iv wasted quite abit of my precious youth playing Doom, Red Alert and Age of Empires. The original Fallouts changed my life and brought about the end of my adolescent years.

As I approached the latter half of my teens, I swapped my weekend rugby games for weekends of drinking. And after failing Art at college, failing at joining the army (twice), and failing at several jobs, including subways sandwich artist and freelance toastie maker, and a brief second hobby wind with the re-release of Munda, I settled on being a cleaner when my son was born a month after my 20th birthday.
I’d like to say they were happy times but truthfully Iv only just recovered from it. I love my son dearly and I wouldn’t change a thing about him, but let’s just say I now know why grown men would invade parliament dressed as batman.

Coming up to the present, I spent several years fitting tyres and to this day working in the family run pub, Iv served my time behind the bar and have now returned to my roots as a glorified cleaner.
My life only truly changed for the better when I met Mrs Dangerous!
I managed to find my confidence again and got out the old brushes and bought some new plastic! By this point I had given my collection to my son and sold my bitsbox on eBay (with the exception of Necromunda, blood bowl and a box of codex and rulebooks), feeling a little older and a little wiser, I started again with perry Miniatures historicals.
I spent a couple of years grinding eBay with my massed ranks, never sparing a thought for GW, but after afew random google searches, I came across Imperial sector tiles, Dark vengeance cultists and most importantly Yaktribe!
It took me ages to muster up the courage to even sign up, but the awesome work of Ned noodle and trollmeat in Yakcomp gave me the will to give it a go!
Except for a small blip early on (f**k you Shadow Wars:Armageddon) I look forward to signing in every day since!

....I have a Yorkshire terrier called Snuffkin.


Favorite movies:
Conan the Barbarian, mad max 2, terminator 2, Aliens, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Akira, Star Wars (the proper ones), full metal jacket, blade runner, Robin Hood (Errol Flynn), the vikings (Kurt Douglas), scary movie 2, watership down, Flash Gordon, highlander, anything Mel Brooks.

Favorite music:
All Queen, All System of a down, All Incubus, Most Rammstein, Doom16 OST,

Favorite Disney Princess:
Pocahontas (it used to be belle until I realised she was such a gold digger!)

Because I know you are all wondering how I got my physique!...
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BY CROM ...I HAVE THE POWER!!!

Thank you to all my Yak friends here on the tribe! (...you all know who you are!)
Here’s to another 1000 posts and many more happy times!
FOR MALO! FOR THE TRIBE!
That song is the cover for that anime with the shy girl who becomes Internet god, right? That takes me back to anime nights in the play room.

Edit: the anime is called Lain
 
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CaptainDangerous

Chaotic-good 2nd Company Captain
Yak Comp 3rd Place
Tribe Council
Oct 30, 2016
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Durham, uk
That song is the cover for that anime with the shy girl who becomes Internet god, right? That takes me back to anime nights in the play room.

Edit: the anime is called Lain
#dramaticeffect
I still watch it, I just don’t like when people say they love so and so a band when in actuality they just like one or two tracks from that one album!

And umm, ‘the playroom’ is what our mother called it, I always think of it as the converted garage mancave :confused::oops::LOL:
 
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Kitcar

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Jan 3, 2017
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Playroom is what me and the yakwife have. :) The cavern into which I was stuffed as a child was actually a parochial school managed by the Inquisition. Then when I met my first yakwife my area of banishment was the furnace room, where I spit wood for the fireplace insert (yes, in the house), tied fishing lures, communed with the spirit of Willie Nelson, and painted my "little men", as they were known. Turns out my first yakwife was a follower of Tzeench. :D :) :D :) :sick:
 
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Kommissar Shriken

Gang Hero
Yak Comp 1st Place
Nov 21, 2016
983
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Regensburg
Hello yakkers,

inspired by the nice introduction of @CaptainDangerous i now also want to tell you who i am...
if i would wait for my 2.000 post, i think this would be in the year 2050 ... so i give it a try today....

My name is Shriken the glorious but officialy lost primarch of the "Sons of Shriken" space marine chapter... oh no wait.. thats my actually feeling here on yaktribe when i join the fight against the orange invasion in necromunda...

...i start again...

my name is Toni. I'm born in the year 1983. I'm from bavaria, have a lovely wife and a 2,5 years old son...

i had the luck to grow up with superhero comics, "brutal" cartoons like X-Men, Galaxy Rangers and more.... and i also loved the action figures to. from he-man to batman, i had it all.

In my later youth i spent the important school-years (for getting a good school graduation) with playing counter-strike computer game in the esl championship. but my clan was just in the middle of the rankinglist and i just won some little pokals on events in bavaria.... nothing really impressive things for a great "future" in gaming...

... in this time i also discovered that near my school was a little shop who sold "cool looking" modeling miniatures... so after some failed tries with modelling tanks from revel i bought my first box...
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i loved this miniatures... never saw something like this before.. so i bought my first white dwarf just a few days later... and i was totaly suprised that this cool looking guys are part of atabletop strategic game...

some month later and after reading a lot of older whitedwarfs in the shop ("hey boy!!! i said you have to buy the whitedwarf when you want to read it!!!") one day i bought a whitedwarf magazin with a miniature attached... it was the release of gorkamorka in 97'... with my first gorkamorka miniature... and this was ...
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because i had a lot of "distraction" in my school-time, i worked more hard a lot of years to get back to real life...

today I'm the head of department in a waste management company and I'm responsible for the IT, digitization, data privacy and marketing.

so while most of my staff members think, that I am a responsible and serious guy ... I'am dreaming of forgoten "black&white" chaos gods and underhive-excursions! ... so i hope they never find my picture in the world-wide-web :D

in the picture you can see me in my office at work. i'm holding one of my first gorkamorka miniatures in my hand. the orc is a memory for my god old youth-years and a lucky charm. he stands normaly under my screen.. and i think most of my coworkers think that its a toy from a suprise egg.

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The registry on yaktribe was one of the best ideas i ever had... i lost a lot of my friends over time.. they moved to other countries, other states and other "far far away" cities... so i never played a tabletopgame since more than 10 years, but i still love to build, convert and paint minis and share them with the yaktribe-community. @CaptainDangerous and your feedback are the only reason why i'm still doing this hobby.... so i have to say thank you! (y)

working and my family occupy most of my time, but i am also a big fan of paintball and if i find the time i still play games (actually vermintide2)... some years ago, i had a excursion to the greatest hobby in the world...
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.. but thats not a hobby with family, so i had to stop it :cry:.


last year i bought a house for my family, since this time my piggy bank is empty and i started with molding a lot, to safe some pocketmoney for myself :LOL:

Oh and if a yak-member from arround the city "regensburg" reads this and is thinking "oh, i would play with you a tabletop-game!" - pls contact me ! ;)
 
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Kommissar Shriken

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Yak Comp 1st Place
Nov 21, 2016
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What kind of Horses Power in dat ting? I like the Ork cage to keep the gits from bailing when it gets rough!
you wouldn't believe but this car is one of the slowest i ever drove, but also one of the funniest. it just had 180 hp. the harmonization of the parts where perfect. no abs, a drift optimized coilover-suspension, strut brace, drift-rims and some more little details, made this car really great to go sideways.
i rent this car for some drift-trainings on the "Sachsenring" racetrack. (never use your own car for drifting)
i also tested some other cars with a lot of more horsepower, but without a drift-optimization its always not perfect for going sideways. its like you would compare a tau hammerhead with a rhino.
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