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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2016, 05:58:29 AM »
Great job JT

I am up to 128.  A dragonite spawned nearby last night and neither my wife nor I caught him after 30 yellow balls.  Very frustrating.

Anyway,  how did you play in other regions?  I thought if I went to Europe I would have to luck out and find a Mr. Mime that just happened to spawn somewhere with free wifi.  I thought data roaming cost a fortune.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2016, 06:08:07 AM »
Gotta catch 'em all!

What do you do with them once you've caught them though? You just keep them in those balls until they die? It seems pretty cruel to treat a living creature that way, even if it's only a pretend augmented reality living creature. :'(

You should be ashamed of yourselves! C:-)
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2016, 06:17:15 AM »
Dan,

The pokemon that you catch, but don't want to keep go to the nefarious Professor Willow who uses them for "research".  The ones you do keep can be used to fight other pokemon.  So the game is digital dog fighting with a horrific animal testing while at the same time  hunting various species into extinction.   What are we teaching our kids?

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2016, 06:24:20 AM »
"Hi! :(y) Sorry about capturing you in this tiny capsule thing and taking away your freedom etc... ::) However, I'm a reasonable guy so I wanted to give you the choice to decide what happens to you next. O:-) So, firstly I can let you go. Not back to the freedom that I took you out of, :)) but to go to an evil professor who sounds like he'll probably torture you in extreme ways before eventually killing you. >:D If you don't like the sound of this, you can stay with me but may be asked to participate in occasional fights to the death at my will. :'( So it's up to you really. What do you fancy? ;)"

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2016, 07:08:48 AM »
I may not be on the site much these days, but I sure enjoying reading this thread.

Very festive indeed kettlefish, looks like you are in full swing for the season. I wish I had artistic talents. I have to be satisfied admiring what other people create. :)

stalcupojoy that is amazing. Music is such a large part of my life; alas I gave up trying to make music, but I sure enjoy listening to it. You must find that to be a very rewarding pursuit. Music can sooth the soul.



You all have inspired me to post about my hobby pursuits, so here is a rambling list...

(1) I love Premium Craft Beer. I have tried many styles and types of beer. I log all of my beer exploits using the UNTAPPD app:
https://untappd.com/user/Bixby

(2) Boardgames are still the #1 hobby of course. I assist SaskGames.com with social media and hobby outreach by posting pictures on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/bixbycanada/

(3) I have been running a Texas Hold'em Poker League for about 12 years. I won the league in 2014 and again this year so that helps to keep me motivated. :)



(4) We go on an annual canoe trip to Northern Saskatchewan. It is a soul charging adventure and a wonderful trip with friends:




(5) I like to build Inuksuks on my travels. Something very zen like when you are stacking rocks on the shore:




(6) Fundraising to help the Homeless.
My wife and I host a lot of gatherings at our house. Many of them our boardgame functions, some are focused on other things. We try to have a lot of fun and use these as opportunities to raise money for the homeless. This is done with under our Play with Your Food team - "Game for a Change". Here is some information about that pursuit here:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1655280/local-boardgame-charity-event-raises-over-42000

Here are some pictures of the functions we have held:

BixCON Summer Sizzle Lobster Boil:



Scotchy Scotch Scotch - Scotch Tasting:



Annual Darts Tournament:


(7) We occasionally go on a backpacking trip. Great to get away from it all:



( 8 ) I used to do some trail riding on my Mountain Bike. Need to do more of this:



(9) We try to get out snowshoeing a few times each winter when there is enough snow:



(10) And finally, I am trying to plan my first large event next year. I love planning events so it only makes sense that I try my hands at something bigger than gatherings at our house.


Okay, that list turned out longer than I thought it would. That is what happens when I ramble.

I hope everyone is fine and is prepared for a peaceful Christmas season of games with family and friends.
Cheers,
Matt
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2016, 09:46:43 AM »
Bixby,

I added you in Untapped.  You definitely have me beat in beers.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2016, 01:05:23 PM »
A merit to Bixby for sharing his many passions with us. It looks like you've had some very fun times. I'm learning to play darts at the moment...I'm not very good and it takes me a good 5-10 minutes to warm up.  Good luck with your convention next year. Please share some photos with us :)

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #52 on: December 02, 2016, 03:01:56 PM »
Bixby,

I added you in Untapped.  You definitely have me beat in beers.

Added you too. Cheers. :)

A merit to Bixby for sharing his many passions with us. It looks like you've had some very fun times. I'm learning to play darts at the moment...I'm not very good and it takes me a good 5-10 minutes to warm up.  Good luck with your convention next year. Please share some photos with us :)

Thanks Decar. I certainly will share some photos.
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2016, 03:40:52 PM »
Anyway,  how did you play in other regions?  I thought if I went to Europe I would have to luck out and find a Mr. Mime that just happened to spawn somewhere with free wifi.  I thought data roaming cost a fortune.

I caught Farfetch'd in Hong Kong, Tauros in New York and Kangaskhan in Melbourne. I just bought a data package in the other regions, it wasn't too expensive on my contract.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2016, 01:17:06 AM »
Bixby,
your creativ stone stacking is great, it remembers me for meeple stacking:

          :blue-meeple:
       :yellow-meeple: :yellow-meeple:
    :green-meeple: :green-meeple: :green-meeple:
 :red-meeple: :red-meeple: :red-meeple: :red-meeple:

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
Here is one more of my works for crochet.

I've bought some mini christmas balls. I've done the chochet with a silver sewing thread. That you can see how small the work is - I've put a pencil and the crochet hook and some figures like a meeple, wagon, builder and pig together with the christmas balls.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2017, 02:33:41 AM »
Those are incredibly intricate crochet patterns kettlefish - wonderful to see - thanks for sharing!

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2017, 08:00:31 AM »
Thanks Decar,
I need a magnifying glass for this crochet work.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2017, 12:18:03 PM »
Those ornaments are beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2017, 12:29:49 PM »
Here is my CatTower.
I am buiding this tower since years - I've started with it around 4 years ago. And now it is almost finished - the wall is almost full - the cats don't sleep there today evening.
They have found some other nice places to sleep.


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