Juggling. Used to do it all the time 25-30 years ago. Went semi-pro even. Circus. Could go 5 minutes with 5 balls and throw in a bunch of tricks. Records: 80 throws with 6 balls, 21 throws with 7. Now I juggle about 3 times a year, only when I'm asked to do something in a local show, or occasionally a math of juggling talk.
Today my main hobbies are guitar and puzzle making. Bit of poetry and writing.
I used to crochet about 20 years ago. I still have some scarves.
I miss gaming. I created the Wayfarers rpg in 2008, and released a second edition in 2012. The second edition was distributed by Mongoose Publishing, who never paid me. In free time I used to work on the third and final edition.
I'll finish it someday, but I don't have that kind of time atm.
I want to start gaming again too. There isn't anything like a good tabletop rpg session.
Aw shucks. Wayfarers originated from a skill system derivation of 1E and 2E that our group played for about 12 years across several campaigns. Most feedback is that it has the spirit of 2E but the flexibility of a skill system.
The first edition of Wayfarers was a bit too tight in terms of variance, and it’s a total pc killer. It also has a couple oddities that were simplified in the second print.
One of my favorite mechanics is proficiency checks. They are graded I to IV, and You roll 1d20 for each grade you have and keep the highest roll. Non-proficient checks roll 2d20 and keep the lowest. Keeping the 1-20 range reduces target number creep and bonus bloat.
I’ll send you PDFs. If anyone else wants them, let me know.
When I woke up at 5am to prepare my shool work in middle shool, I usually ended up writing a rpg . It was mostly a medieval plagiarism of Bushido a rpg I was loving, but never managed to find players for it.
I'm pretty impress, because I'm sure I read about Wayfarers before
To procratinate from studying for my exam in 2nd year of university, I teach myself knitting. Since my mom had a knitting set. I knit 1 blue scarf, and 2 or 3 red wool thong for my gf. I praise myself to be the only one thinking of knitting thong ever... I wish to no one to wear them
Gaming, lasercutting, subway map design, model trains at some point, gliding, kyokushin karate, tennis, running. Learned something valuable from all of them. Turned a few hobbies into work like programming and mapmaking.
I replaced coding with electric guitar in the 10th grade when my older brother tried to kick my ass. All he did all day was brag about how much money he was making. I declared war on the capitalist system and started smoking weed.
Oh yeah, I wrote a ridiculous number of programs in basically every language. Games, designing a website, web tools like in PHP. I could login to my site and make blog posts on my own interface. I started writing a platform game for Android but never finished it. Also that same thing on Nintendo DS homebrew. ;)
My magnum opus at the time was some massive "escape from the desert island" text adventure game. It went very in-depth and was very object-oriented. There was some scene where you could press the big red button and accidentally destroy the world. Plus I hacked Club Penguin.
Fuck I wish I had other people that shared my passion for coding when I was a kid. I was the only one.
Fair. I should have clarified I didn't actually "hack" anything. I just made my penguin extra big client-side. Actual hacking is illegal and not okay.
I am getting back into it. I was doing web design again recently and am trying to write web apps in Python instead of PHP this time. Also got Android stuff so maybe I'll write a game and make a soundtrack too.