Hobbies @ 4-ch

Do you do something enjoyable away from the computer from time to time? If it's a hobby, and it doesn't belong on another board, talk about it.
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Help me choose a new hobby (99)

1 Name: Maredsous : 2006-04-29 07:07 ID:Wl7genXi

I just started to look at this site and decided this place might be a good place to ask a serious question with anonymity. I have a small problem. I'm 23 and my two main interests, video games and anime/manga, are started to become boring to me. After so much exposure, more than enough for a lifetime even, I think I should truly move on and look for something new.

I talked with some of my friends and a couple ideas sparked my interest. Here's a short list of ideas I have that I've liked so far:
Target shooting w/rifles
Beer brewing

I've thrown out hobbies like photography and music(anything related) due to general apathy. I'd like something that would keep me somewhat active (why archery and boxing are there), but would like something that can be truly affected by changes that I can make (why rifles and beer brewing are there). I tend to like the idea of messing around with something to make it better, which is why I liked playing some cRPGs and some racing games with tuning. I like beer and wine, but I'm not exactly sure I'd want to suffer through the experimentation of making my own. Boxing sounds fun, but would be tough to find space for the stand and bag. Rifle shooting sounds like the best option, but I don't have the money for what I want yet (I liked the feel of the Ruger Mini-14 which is ~$600).

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90 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-06-30 03:19 ID:+gFHXmmL

Walk a lot.

91 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-09-14 15:56 ID:C79i5CWq


92 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-09-21 17:52 ID:cAxAQ9Zj

If you're looking for board games, I recommend chess:

  • High skill ceiling
  • There's almost always a chess club or tournament nearby
  • Great way to meet people
  • Free / Open Source chess websites (lichess)

I got into it a couple of months ago and am really enjoying it.

93 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-09-29 02:54 ID:8mLDtZ/r

olympic masterbation

94 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-23 07:33 ID:Pb1fRGvy

wonder if op ever found his new hobby?
perhaps he became a beer swilling target archer/boxer

95 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-24 11:55 ID:ZY9kfNMA

lol wondering the same. maybe when he gets sick of his new hobby he'll revisit this thread for another suggestion.

96 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-14 09:52 ID:DFGOQT6Y

HEMA (historical european martial arts).
It's just every kind of swordfighting grouped into one.
Longswords, rapiers, sabres, arming swords and more of all styles and eras. Try to find a local club. A (training) sword is $200 and the safety equipment is a few hundred, but you only need that once you move onto sparring.

97 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-04 15:32 ID:k46jLrzA

Hey OP. Definitely try archery! It's a very fun hobby. All you need is a target and now.

For a target, you can buy something like old hay bales and old rug (so the arrows don't go through and kill anyone) set against a fence or wall. But ideally, you can order a target off of Amazon or somewhere.

For a bow, you determine what kind you want. Modern? Traditional? Recurve? Then you find the size and what is called the weight. Search online for more info on this. I personally use traditional Korean horse bows, one from Kaya: https://horsebowshop.com/collections/kaya-korean-traditional-bows

It's hard at first and takes a while to learn how to properly shoot. You'll miss a lot. But in time you'll become the best archer in the land. You can also join an archery club at some point where you'll have access to a lot of targets to use and can get pro tips for shooting. Have fun if you decide to try it!

98 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-05-14 16:21 ID:BrZOY4R4

he dead bro

99 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-05-18 04:26 ID:5hoK6Pr+

Wonder how he died?
Maybe heroin became his hobby and that done him in.
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ITT: What food made you sick/stomach pain, but it was worth it? (16)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 22:38 ID:xPA06vhE

I ate the Cinnabon Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory, and it was definitely worth the thumbprint of shit that was in my underwear by the time I got home. The Fried Mac and Cheese was good too, but not enough to justify the pain on their own. I do have to say that it tasted more like regular cake than cheesecake, but cake tastes good, so there are no worries.

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-05-21 05:05 ID:CDBpVm72

Cinnamon toast & sweets

8 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-05-26 10:44 ID:2Z3gnKjK

Car engine

9 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-10-03 00:41 ID:A0Gv2v5t

i have a good stomach so i dont get tummy sick and no food is worth getting a tummy ache for however if i had to get sick o one food i would go with ice cream. chocolate strawberry coconut mango sherbert lemon etc.

10 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-10-22 13:56 ID:5ZG1/ZF+

Everything gives me a stomachache. I have an ulcer disease

11 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-11-06 14:16 ID:aoqAvBwN

I don't get stomach aches.. my gut has over 5 kilos of bacteria.

12 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-04 16:08 ID:Heaven

13 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-03-05 03:16 ID:Heaven

Not a particular food, but if I eat too quickly my stomach starts to hurt

14 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-28 04:57 ID:yn2Vu9Rx

Once I went to Białystok and drank a whole bottle of buza (fermented bread drink, think kvass but sweet). I was not prepared for the gigafarts, but it was very tasty.

15 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-08 06:46 ID:EA7qZGTM

Heroin; It's worth it while you're doing it, but after when the stomach pain sets in, not so much...

16 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-04-05 11:30 ID:akj8D1Ul

ebony ass

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Any good birdwatching websites? (9)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-27 07:21 ID:wAgVWMYo

Hello. I apologise if this is misplaced, my first time on this forum. I like birdwatching and I was wondering if there were any sites that have tips for birdwatching and pictures. Thank you

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-28 07:06 ID:Heaven

I'm sure there is some info on various birds on wikipedia, and various channels about birds on youtube, plus many books on this subject. Or do you want something more specific?

I think birdwatching forum refers to forums that are very very slow, is this the joke you are going for?

3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-01-28 13:38 ID:wAgVWMYo

Through surface searches I find a few good channels, but I ask here to see if there’s any more obscure ones people would recommend. Or just good ones in general,I didn’t mean for the birdwatching forum joke, but that is kind of funny haha.
Searching for the underground birdwatching tips, if that is a thing that exists

4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-04-02 17:43 ID:FN6u7Rfl

I got my birdwatching badge at scouts, one thing I learned is that those guys can fly, so you've got to keep an eye on the sky as well on the ground and in the trees

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-05-26 16:53 ID:b4LEdiqD

My favorite birdwatching site is my windows 2022 in-home edition

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-06-20 19:21 ID:Heaven

i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-24 12:01 ID:gnNhsCyy

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9 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-03-07 11:40 ID:Y8TocyfZ

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Homebrew / DIY alcohol thread (8)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-12 17:22 ID:RXeKTtEz

This thread is for all "DIY alcohol" enthusiasts.

I recently moved to an Islamic country and I've turned to homebrewing as a means of satisfying my addiction tastes. r/prisonhooch ugh, I know, Reddit has been a pretty useful learning research, and it may for you too.

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-12 17:30 ID:RXeKTtEz

Brews I've attempted so far:

1. Apple juice + orange juice + water + sugar + bread yeast

> About 3 weeks in and it's ready to sample.
> The apple notes give a pleasant taste. Without a hydrometer, I estimate this brew to be ~10%. It would be very drinkable, but fermented orange juice (at this stage) adds an unmistakable vomit flavor to the brew. 6/10. It's getting me drunk on the cheap and tastes better than Steel Reserve.

2. Sticky rice + "rice wine starter"

> Those Orientals have a special ball you can acquire with the enzymes to convert rice starches to sugars, which yeast can readily turn to alcohol. Put warm (not HOT) cooked sticky rice in a jar, sprinkling in the magic powder, and seal the container; after enough time, delicious liquids will magically arise. No bubbles after about 2 weeks time. After extracting the liquid and refrigerating, it naturally separated into 2 layers. 8/10. The clear liquid on top was the superior beverage but both were tolerable with good flavor.
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3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-13 17:38 ID:sv04lcd1

I freezejacked >>2 drink #1 and mmm. That hits nice.

4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-02 13:55 ID:0ZEDabbK

Latest big batch of apple cider (roughly 8 liters) turned out well. After it was essentially done bubbling and the balloons deflated, they went in the fridge. Roughly 16% each. Adding a bit of cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and artificial sweetener and additional time in the fridge really helped with flavor. Used EC-1118 yeast.

2L of grape juice with no added sugars and bread yeast turned out fine, fermented to 6%. Fridge jacked it to boost it up to 14% or more. A lot better. Flavor more intense. The grape juice is a mix of red and white grape juice, which makes it pretty interesting.

My attempt to mix vanilla syrup with water didn't turn out so well. Maybe fermented to 4% before it refused to ferment any more.

1KG of sticky rice produced ~1.5L or so of rice wine. It's starting to separate in the fridge between cloudy and clear rice wine. Historically, clear rice wine was for nobles and the cloudy stuff was for peasants, or so the story goes. Definitely more labor intensive

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-03 08:02 ID:ZXeXU3oB


> I recently moved to an Islamic country

Why? Seems like a dumb thing to do if your alcoholic

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-15 09:51 ID:NHv3Lp6y

>I recently moved to an Islamic country
Then just substitute it with hashish or heroin or opium or which is usually accepted in Islamic countries

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-20 18:51 ID:Heaven

citation needed

8 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-21 12:41 ID:F0QE0g/u

Results of my latest brandy distillation (from 20 liters of apple juice, 10%):

jar 1 - 68%
jar 2 - 65%
jar 3 - 62%
jar 4 - 60%
jar 5 - 54%
jar 6 - 48%
jar 7 - not tested

The jars near the beginning and end are not completely full. I was regularly tasting the stuff coming out to know when to separate heads, hearts, and tails. After they evaporate more and I dilute and mix cuts, I predict getting a yield a bit over 3 liters. Unused heads/tails will be recycled into future runs.

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Please help! I don't want to be an otaku anymore! (159)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-23 03:04 ID:aNop5aV6

I will be entering college this September, and as much as I like anime and manga, I don't want to be an otaku anymore. It is not like I don't enjoy them--of course I do, but I don't want to be known as a nerd anymore, and being a freshman in college, starting anew, will give me the opportunity.

It will be too painful if I just throw away/give away my collection at once, so I want to do it slowly. I don't know how I am going to manage doing that though... it seems like such a waste!

Anyway, I hope you guys can shed some light and opinion into how I can do it in a less painful manner. There is only a month more before I head to college, so I should start doing it now!

150 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-06-17 17:20 ID:jPcHVMQw

Anime has always been boring. It's the same ~15 stories retold and retold because Japanese hate change and anime is made by retarded hikikomori otaku rather than artists and people with life experience.

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152 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-08-31 05:37 ID:0L9SU1h2

>It's the same ~15 stories retold and retold

That pretty much applies to all fiction though.

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154 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-08-16 04:31 ID:+67BSBsE

Man, what a ride. It's hard to believe that lame-ass threads like these were a commonality just 11 years ago.

155 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-09-14 01:28 ID:kpM1C1j3


I kinda feel like an archaeologist going to dead places like this. pretty neat that we can still post here.

156 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-08 07:04 ID:xV1lb6ca


That's always been one of my favorite things about browsing text BBS's since I started in 2010. I would be happy to see textboards make a comeback and become a little more active, instead of one or two posts a month though.

157 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-09 06:50 ID:Heaven

>I don’t wanna be an otaku anymore

I went through that phase then I realized I’m too dysfunctional to exist normal society thanks to all the anime rotting my brain

I use this place pretty often just threaten your friends and family into using it too

158 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-09 09:08 ID:7GQITopD

Who the fuck wants their family visiting the same boards that they do? Are you actually retarded or something?

159 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-16 15:16 ID:gDNRLdu1

>It will be too painful if I just throw away/give away my collection at once, so I want to do it slowly. I don't know how I am going to manage doing that though... it seems like such a waste!

I don't understand why anybody would do this. If you want to be seen as normal, just do a mixture of activities instead of being fixated on one.

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Go/Baduk/Weiqi (12)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-26 00:25 ID:Mh74mbzz

Does anyone here play? I've recently started playing, and it's really addictive.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-06 13:00 ID:HePOjmtG

I've used to play it actively for ~2 years. I still play once or twice a month, but I'm not as into it as I used to be.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-10 08:47 ID:v1tPNVbi

I spend a couple weeks learning to play it. Too hard for me to become good at it, I should have started young.

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-10 10:09 ID:HePOjmtG

A friend of mine, well over 30, used to work at an insurance company. He wouldn't have it however, and decided to become a go professional. He would spend his free time from work in go clubs, learning from people better than him and look up professional games on the internet. Eventually, he made it.

Sure, there's something to be said about talent, and it's most certainly better to start early but it's not impossible to get good at something if you're willing to put in the effort.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-12-01 14:15 ID:2qDyn0Lw

I have made it my goal to learn Japanese just so I can understand 2ch's go board.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-01-13 22:51 ID:J6M4pIQp

I play every now and then online. I brought a board and stones 3-4 years ago. Sadly, no one in my area even knows about the game, so i use the board to plan out moves and study games.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-02-24 02:22 ID:Si3TG9Qx

I've been trying to get gud by studing games and playing against GNUGo, I like playing, but I'm at the stage where I am not thinking about my game enough and get beat everytime

what are some good resources and things I might do to up my game.

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10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-04-18 06:27 ID:4Zbz1WSH

i used to play online, although i just solve problems once in a while, since i've not been able to get stronger through play in the past. what i really need is a real person to play against, although no one in my area does this either.

11 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-29 04:45 ID:ROmuBkz4

war is good man

war is good

espcially if you always win

lets play

12 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-16 02:01 ID:afLki5XP

I'm stuck as an eternal 18 kyu, it hurts.
Of course if I were playing regularly I could have gotten to at least 16k already. But after a few games when I get the floor wiped with my ass I feel very discouraged at my lack of progress, and stop playing altogether. It doesn't help that every time I play I end up mentally exhausted.
I'm considering doing some tsumego, see if I can get the ball rolling again, maybe this time stick to it enough to get past the plateau.

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HAM Radio questions (6)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 22:42 ID:IbFKFCB9

Hello, I just started getting into HAM Radio, and I wanted to know what would be a good radio to start off with. Should I just stay with a relatively low-powered handheld until I get at least General class certifications, or should I save myself the trouble of replacing the radio for a suitable one later and get one that can access Extra-class level frequencies now?
Tell me your thoughts.

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-12 17:30 ID:W9Jin/tr

Get a baofeng, look up local repeaters, learn how offsets work, and steal FCC callsigns from public databases if you're in the US. Worked for me for >5 years without issue.

3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-08 06:38 ID:C2tGkadA

Bumping for interest.

I am 100% new when it comes to ham radio. What would one suggest to someone like me that's just now starting to get into the hobby?? I think there is a club around here, but the types of people there are probably boomers.

4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-11 13:45 ID:Heaven

>the types of people there are probably boomers.

Improve the world by removing your prejudice

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-02-23 05:35 ID:Heaven

You clearly have either never met HAM radio boomers, or are one yourself. Every single HAM radio hobbyist I've ever met has been an atrocious person. Maybe it's better in other parts of the world, but here it is not worth it.

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-03-10 20:08 ID:Heaven

>>5 Even so, open your heart to strangers and try not to make assumptions before you get to know people :)

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8 Steps To Becoming A Weaboo (19)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-08-24 00:52 ID:DxCpqidw

Hello. My name is Jonathan Rail. I have a website at http://johnrealgamer.com/ Anyway, in all my years, I have seen a resurgence in Japanophilia, and many don't know where to start. I have compiled 8 items that will help YOU become a social reject.

  1. Addu the letter u to the endu of random wordsu.
  2. Use ランダムな Japanese adjectives in the middle of sentences, because people will know what you're talking about. It's just so kawaii!
  4. Use your mother's heart medication to get poorly made costumes for cosplaying.
  5. Eat with chopsticks.
  6. Reprace arr instances of l with r.
  7. Claim to be a Tru™ otaku, without knowing what an otaku really is.
  8. Correct ANYONE who mispronounces Japanese words, even though they usually mispronounce anime.

Check out my webpage if you enjoyed this! Happy Japanesing!

10 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-11-22 23:19 ID:Heaven

s-sugoiiiiiii... (^^)V

11 Name: Jonathan Rail in 2021 : 2021-12-06 05:34 ID:KG5dvIIY

Hello. My name is Jonathan Rail. I have a website at http://johnrealgamer.com/ Anyway, in all my years I have seen a resurgence in Japanophilia and many don't know where to start. I have compiled 8 items that will help YOU become a social reject.

1. Use an anime profile picture on every internet account you have access to.
2. Change your internet account names to something Japanese-like. If you don't feel like copying random Japenese text, simply add -kun to the end of your name.
3. Keep a text file on you at all times containing kawaii emoticons. If you lose your text file you can always resort to simple emoticons like uwu.
4. Always periodically say uwu and other related kawaii sentences on your internet accounts. Do this even if you interrupt someone.
5. Make yourself only interested to Japanese women. If you are gay (you probably are) then only be interested in Japanese men.
6. Start purchasing random crap from Japan. Be sure to have more items from Japan than your own country where you reside.
7. Always praise and worship anything Japanese. If you think your peers (if you have any to begin with) have forgotten about how good Japan was, be sure to remind them again!
8. Always replace more activities with the Japanese alternatives. If you liked watching tv or movies, then only watch Japanese produced tv or movies.
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12 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-12-06 13:57 ID:QdneU0UM


Good post!

13 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-07 07:10 ID:4NXV+YVi

You forgot
9. Defend and support Japan's activities during WW2 despite the fact your probably a white American.

14 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-07 09:36 ID:ksW0BbzH

Other than the kawaii-emoticons I've been this way for a long time. I stopped posting ^_^ and T_T a long time ago. Yes that includes rule number 9 added by >>13

15 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-21 19:22 ID:xC2or03d

I sometimes deliberately misuse kaomojis to annoy my co workers and have put up a bunch of random underage anime girls up as profile picture on work accounts. I’m beginning to use random Japanese words in my emails and have made public comments praising Pearl Harbor attacks and 9/11. I purchase random crap from Taiwan and pretend it’s Japanese. I’ve considered putting up a picture of Bin Laden on my desk and some giant mecha anime toys but they’ve yet to arrive in the mail.

16 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-23 08:27 ID:ydQ7hrZw

I hope this isn't a troll post. What kind of job is it?

18 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-30 06:05 ID:YCm+Awhu

Oh I work as a technician at a regular shitty office, nothing special. I’m desperate to get out of this fucking contract though, so I’m trying everything to get them to fire me without actually breaking any rules. So now I have lolis plastered all over my desk and online profiles and I’m looking for a nice fitting frame for my Bin Laden portrait which is really kawaii. Thankfully, my bastard team mates have stopped talking to me already and there’s talk of complaints to HR. Well fuck em.

19 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-01-30 07:23 ID:WA2JWTj9

I don't know who the fuck you are, yet I still inspire to be just like you at my next enslavement facility.

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Board games (33)

1 Name: Enthusiast : 2005-12-17 04:44 ID:nKmdLBba

When I was a kid, I played the standards like Monopoly(does anyone ever read all the mortgaging rules?), chess/checkers, or battleship. Then I got a PC and largely ignored them for a long time. I recently learned about Go and Settlers of Catan, and have had a lot of fun playing online. It's piqued my interest in board games again, and I've found several that look interesting but it's so hard to find someone to play with, especially for the quirky games like the ones from Cheapass Games.

24 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-21 07:47 ID:evx9+2GA

Remember to use games with a hexagon board.

25 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-31 09:00 ID:24j/2Qur

Hexagon > Square

26 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-12 00:36 ID:tNvFbzc2


27 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-12 08:49 ID:Heaven

covid delayed all my board game kickstarters from 2019-2020 and now they're all arriving at once and I don't have shelf space

28 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-06-27 14:09 ID:TB3ln55V

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       ____.____    |       I have no friends!
     |        |        |   | .__  I don't need
     |        | ∧_∧ |   | |\_\ these boardgames
     |        |( ´∀`)つ ミ | |\|._| any more!
     |        |/ ⊃  ノ |   | .\|_.|
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29 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-10-13 09:46 ID:Heaven

Lockdown killed my mahjong club and it never really recovered

30 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-14 09:05 ID:BBCjaMbD

I play riichi mahjong in person with a few friends on a weekly basis, and that started BECAUSE of lockdown. I think that while it does take a while to learn, it always feels fresh to play.

Other games I enjoy are History of the World, Hanamikoji and Galaxy trucker. I love tabletop RPGs, but we only ever really play d&d 5e and 3.5e. I want to try cyberpunk at some point.

31 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-15 14:33 ID:UxGypzRv

I've only played riichi by myself with computer in PC-98 games and I still don't know how to play despite beating a few opponents. The best I could do was count.

32 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-15 17:20 ID:Heaven

Not knowing how to play mahjong is a good thing. Knowing why you shouldn't play mahjong is a better thing. Real mahjong is usually played by 4 people, and you can never know if the 3 people playing with you agreed to prioritize you. Even without actually cheating they can "rob" you.

33 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-21 15:52 ID:Mf/1Lm8i

>>32 it's pretty difficult to engage in a coordinated attack in mahjong without agreeing on it beforehand. There's a 1/27 chance that every player deliberately targets you if they are choosing randomly.

Even if they did agree to target you, if you are playing "real" mahjong like hong kong old style people don't have much control over the flow of the game. In Riichi, which is the main ruleset played by enthusiasts on the internet nowadays, defensive choices like Beatori are your friend if you are paranoid - there's almost no way to deliberately target players (why we have rules like headbump, temporary furiten, kuikae, etc).

Cheating is also very difficult if you have a somewhat decent play environment (and practically nonexistent if playing online). In fact, if you're worried about players acting maliciously at all, I would recommend finding new people to play against.

But what this all really means, though, is that you, >>32, should just stick with Rummikub.

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Easy, Simple Yet Useful Recipees [n00bs] (44)

1 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg : 2006-06-08 15:25 ID:QwnnJsgU This thread was merged from the former /food/ board. You can view the archive here

ITT simple recipees! Try to keep everything as simple and non-regional as possible. All manner of clarifications and explanations are welcome.

35 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-02-13 04:45 ID:PN/oobPh

I like to make Kraft-style mac n cheese at home with my own resources. It comes out much better than Kraft, Annie's, etc. imo, and you can control my serving sizes much easier than with boxed mac n cheese. I use red lentil rotini (any pasta is fine but red lentil pasta's delicious, try it), dried cheddar cheese powder (I use whatever I can get on Amazon with government gibs, usually - Hoosier Hill is good, Anthony's is bland but not bad), salt and protein powder.

Cook 1 serving of your preferred pasta. While it's cooking, mix about 14~15g of cheese powder with an equal weight of protein powder (you will need a scale.) 1 or 2 grams of table salt depending on your taste. Add a little bit of filtered water and stir it up into a paste - a little water goes a long way, but I've never bothered to measure how much I use. If the mixture's thick but well-mixed, that's about what you should aim for, but if it's a little thin it won't hurt anything.

Once the pasta's done, drain it, turn off your stove, return pasta to pot and stir in the cheese sauce. Be careful about applying further heat to it, because heat can ruin the protein powder.

Another easy recipe I love making is carnitas. If you have a slow cooker, just take a fatty piece of pork, rub it down with your choice of seasonings, and throw that shit in the slow cooker for 8-12 hours depending on the weight of the pork. If you take it out when it's shreddable, it's almost impossible to screw up. After that just shred the pork and broil it until it's crispy enough for your liking. I like to make tacos with guacamole, lime juice, sour cream and green onions.

36 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-03-03 17:45 ID:Heaven

Recipes without photos of result feel so wasteful.

37 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-05-26 12:14 ID:Heaven

>>36 not everyone has a camera, mr web 2.0!

38 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-07-02 16:18 ID:o7IPGL3P


39 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-07-17 22:40 ID:JRRyS48R

Making sandwiches is also cooking!

You'll need:
2 slices of whole bread
2 tomato slices
Semi-hard salty cheese
1-3 mint leaves
(Optional) Some black pepper, if you prefer your sandwiches slightly spicy

Put them together like this:

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40 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-07-24 18:24 ID:nJG4ZwXr

I just found out lettuce goes really nicely with chicken :)

41 Name: Parker : 2022-08-27 17:43 ID:40FTKf/Z

⊂二二二( ^ω^)二⊃

42 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-09-04 13:37 ID:VzzvMxiC

I just wanted to share a little cooking tip with you. If you get a tin of soup (this works with any kind of soup) and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes (based on 800W microwave - you may have to adjust the time if your microwave is more or less powerful), take it out and sprinkle in some ground black pepper. Give it a stir then put it in the microwave again for 1 minute. Then let it settle for a minute or two before eating. The black pepper really gives it a nice little extra kick!

>>41 Please stay on-topic when posting in threads.

43 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-09-26 20:06 ID:6mEiUgMk

Special goyslop recipie
Take meat, it can be chicken, sausage, pork, or tuna
Make a bowl of rice fresh like always
Fry your meat in a pan with some korean barbeque sauce and sesame oil
Put the meat into the rice
Add some kewpie mayonaise and okonomiyaki sauce
Mix it all together and optionally add a fried egg to the top

it will look gross but taste great

44 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2022-11-14 09:57 ID:aVJhyvtm

This is a recipe for "Belgium cake", which as far as I know was made by my great-grandmother. It's a soft, sticky and sweet fruit cake. No, I don't know what it has to do with Belgium.


  • 1/2 lb mixed soft fruit (dates, apricots, raisins etc.)
  • 1/4 lb caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 lb unsalted butter
  • 1/2 lb self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg


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