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April 23

Good Legacy Game for a non-hardcore gamer

I've never played a legacy board game. I'd like to fix that. But I have some specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog at 2:55 AM - 19 answers

April 22

What is the most portable form of crafting?

I am looking for the most portable type of crafting that I can take everywhere and whip out as soon as my anxiety/sensory stuff gets out of hand, or when the conversation of People I Can't Avoid Forever And Their Upsetting Topics becomes distressing to me. [more inside]
posted by windykites at 1:14 PM - 49 answers

Where to submit an engineering challenge, for biggest returns?

I have been agonizing over an simple engineering dilemma for several years now, and I think I would like to submit it to maybe a junior-high-level or better engineering class to see if they can figure out something. What or how is the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher at 1:04 PM - 8 answers

Maritime Provinces Summer Road Trip

We have seven to ten days for a family vacation in July. We have never been to any of the Maritime Provinces so we're taking a road trip north. Please recommend beaches, restaurants, and things to do in any of the provinces so we can eventually hammer out a plan. [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 12:47 PM - 16 answers

Sock knitting question + can you identify this yarn from Poland?

I need a sock pattern (requirements below) and want to know if I can use this yarn (pics: 1, 2, 3) that I bought in Poland to make it. Or if you wouldn't recommend making socks with this yarn, what else would you do with it? [more inside]
posted by 2 cats in the yard at 5:26 AM - 10 answers

April 19

What sort of things would a new mom enjoy knitting?

I have a friend's birthday coming up: She's pregnant with her 2nd child and is a knitter. I have an idea to put together a knitting kit for her so she'll have a project to work on while she's off work with the new baby. I'd buy the pattern, yarn, & materials and package it all up nice as a birthday gift; now all I need is ideas! [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy at 1:58 PM - 12 answers

April 18

Planning a group fishing trip

I'm planning a one day fishing trip for 3-4 guys. Originally wanted to try a guided fly fishing tour, but with the learning curve and cost ($200-300 per person) it doesn't seem worth it. Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast at 1:15 PM - 6 answers

Help me understand guitar and ukulele sizes, please

So I am a very, very amateur guitarist with tiny hands and in the market for the smallest guitar possible. Details within! [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved at 2:10 AM - 12 answers

April 17

How to Sell My Rubber Stamps & Stamp Accessories

About 10 years ago, I was really into making greeting cards, and I bought oodles (several big boxes full) of stamps, cardstock, ink, and all of the accessories from Stampin' Up. I haven't touched them in years, and I'm feeling like it's time to get this stuff out of my house. The boxes have always been stored inside, so it's all still in great condition. [more inside]
posted by allison00 at 6:46 AM - 9 answers

April 15

They're asking me to DM! Help! Need a starter adventure.

Me: A longtime nerd with some mild D&D experience. Have been through a few campaigns but don't really know the rules by heart. Game designer by trade, however, and like the ins and outs. I own the PHB, but not the DMG or the Monster. Manual. Them: A group of of curious board game enthusiasts and friends who wanna try this D&D thing. And are looking at me to help! [more inside]
posted by GilloD at 10:56 PM - 9 answers

What should we get to manage jigsaw puzzles?

We want to work on puzzles and sometimes "pause" them and put them away for a while. [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew at 3:35 PM - 9 answers

From cube rube to speedcuber

How can I best go from being a beginner to being more advanced at solving the rubik’s cube? [more inside]
posted by umbú at 11:51 AM - 5 answers

April 13

Interesting archery equipment?

I'm in the market for a field quiver. Everything I see is either the usual Easton ones with the huge logos or, on Etsy, leather ones for LARPers. What's out there for archers who are more into Marimekko? Or dorky pop culture? Or... anything else, really. What else is out there? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:49 PM - 4 answers

D&D 5e

Advice for first time* D&D player? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 8:13 AM - 5 answers

April 12

What roof racks to carry a kayak on a 2003 BMW X3?

What roof racks would one need to carry a kayak on a 2003 BMW X3? [more inside]
posted by saladin at 9:54 AM - 10 answers

Searching for minimal bike bag that looks super hot

Please recommend a minimal bag to wear while I ride my bike that looks super cool and gives me access to my stuff. I have a few criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by rebent at 6:48 AM - 15 answers

April 11

Wrong gauge, how do I math? (knitting follow-up)

The yarn I got to redo a sweater that fell apart (originally Eco Cloud, now Plymouth Merino Worsted) knits up at the wrong gauge and I'm wondering if I have to find a new pattern or if I can adjust. [more inside]
posted by Smearcase at 10:10 AM - 7 answers

dreamy cyberpunk tabletop adventures forever, plz!

How do you find a tabletop gaming group in a new (small) city? Specifically one that is inclusive and includes queer women and nonbinary folks? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish at 9:09 AM - 3 answers

Indy-style tabletop RPG

I've never played or GMed in an Indiana Jones-style tabletop RPG campaign, in any system. But it has always seemed like excellent fun to me, and right now I'm preparing to run a banditry-themed D&D campaign which I'm beginning to suspect I could adapt to that style/feel. Those of you who HAVE participated in such a game: what worked? What didn't? Was it as rollicking as it seemed like it would be? Tell me your stories: the highlights AND the lowlights. And feel free to suggest other resources for my research. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 5:28 AM - 6 answers

April 9

Help me do RAGBRAI right?

I'll be doing RAGBRAI this year; what is your gear-specific, clothing-specific, and miscellaneous advice for how to have the best time? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 at 12:54 PM - 5 answers

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