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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Board games (21)

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.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-25 19:13 ID:4vGqnRDR

Go is awesome. I've only been playing for a few weeks, but I can easily see how it's the best game ever. It will take you 5 minutes to learn, and several lifetimes to master. All through the game you're making hard decisions, it's even more tense than something like Quake. I don't like the 13x13 board, only 19x19 or 9x9 if I don't have time for a full size game.

Learn the rules:

Learn some basic tactics and strategy so you don't get totally owned:

Play online:

Improve your tactical skill:

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13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-26 05:12 ID:WQHTphxj

Agreed. Go is the only board game that I can stand anymore.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-26 09:47 ID:ZHiQMLs1

Go is indeed wonderful. I don't play much, but I really like the game. I also like chess, though I think chess is a bit simpler than go.

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-09-24 17:08 ID:qXJLbHou

I play Carcassonne fairly often (maybe too often). I've played Mahjong a bit too.

I could do with starting to play Go. I know the basics and I have a cardboard goban, but it just requires playing it a lot.

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-09-24 18:14 ID:Heaven

One can never play Carcassonne too often ;) I used to really love that game, but I don't play it much nowadays... no one to play with.

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-22 12:56 ID:oWGaIxyi

I play quite a few boardgames, meeting with my local group weekly. My favourites currently include Caverna, Agricola, The 7th Continent and Hive. I recently got interested in Riichi Mahjong only to discover that bps is (or was) very active in the online english Riichi community.

18 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-22 14:58 ID:R9GFZK5z

If you sign up,
You can earn much money and travel for free.

19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:23 ID:KaJS2gAQ

People at the local game shop only like to play games about World War II or the occasional Lovecraft knock-off.

20 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-09-26 19:32 ID:zoaot1zf

I don't really like Monopoly as a "play seriously" game, because it depends too much on luck. And it's correct that deals and the psychological factor matter as well, but luck stands out too much sometimes. You can easily notice the 2-3 dice rolls that determine the outcome in about the mid to late phase, if you play some games with the same people.
It's still a fun game, though.

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-09-29 06:32 ID:Tr27CXyY

Smallworld is sorta fun

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urban exploretion & occult (6)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-03-20 07:14 ID:QKxtUKas

Please tell me who you are interested in.
I love the record of such an expedition.


I want to see a more realistic adventure recording than the made ghost videos and photos.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-04-21 01:56 ID:T9aRPRkF

it's not a video and it's not occult either, but you might be interested in action squad's website

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-09-15 20:10 ID:yb701FWW

>>2 ironic that last usable websites on the web are for the most part abandoned websites, like the actionsquad one or 4-ch. Cool stuff inside, btw

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-07-31 02:22 ID:9Rg8N0mV

In a similar spirit to Action Squad, here's the link to Forbidden-Places, another Urbex page from the late '90s that I would frequent some moons ago. http://www.forbidden-places.net/stats.php

Of particular interest = An in-depth photo documentary of the Australian sanitary sewers, reputed to be the largest sewer system on the entire Earth. http://www.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-australian-underground-drains

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-08-16 21:57 ID:MsDabRSz

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-09-03 09:06 ID:UoWcihdj

explore my anus

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POV sex/ cyber sex (9)

1 Name: netcafe69 : 2008-04-20 00:08 ID:DPYLfrKj

hu wants to cyber sex? is it good?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-20 22:45 ID:p4lvR0K6

it's good, but after I had real sex I didn't really care about it again.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-22 19:07 ID:VkApn2vk

buy a hooker they are better.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-24 16:14 ID:ydJkKAd9

Cyber sex is wanted by people who prefer the ultimate fantasy. But both parties must be decent writers and have good imagination or else its just uhh uhh oh yeah. Nonsense.

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-26 12:50 ID:YSiXgjUe

Plus fantasy is still only fantasy. You can do it alone.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-20 09:20 ID:Heaven

wrong board

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-07-26 11:44 ID:fItOYMvE

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-04-18 20:27 ID:ADBlFF0P

Having another person play the other part adds an element of unpredictability that you don't get solo, though.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-06-27 08:07 ID:GsgbQYDc

meet me on F-List

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Looking for a special hobby. D: (39)

1 Name: Desperate_Neet : 2008-12-03 20:20 ID:PXMd2fJB

(ó_ò) <--- is completely helpless
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So guys, I'm lookin' for something. But not just any hobby, I'm looking for something that

  1. I can do over the internet
  2. Something that others can benefit from and that I can make other people happy with.

Seriously, I've got so much free time, and I want to put it to good use, if I'm not able to do anything else.

If anyone has any suggestions, that'd be great.

Arigatou. :3

30 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-11-17 09:00 ID:oOOrKzO3

Take up yoyoing. Proceed to blow minds with your mad skillz.


31 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:16 ID:np4cqJOX


Is it 1998 again?

32 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-09-14 01:20 ID:mg0N1M/9


dude. that post is almost 8 years old. weird huh?

33 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-10-20 11:07 ID:tt/LLoXv

books (not the garbage ones), programming, web developing, graphic designing are the hobbies that can be fun and are productive as well.

34 Name: Madd : 2018-12-02 13:38 ID:RFsrZ/B7

Well considering the post is now ten years old and probably the OP has become a parent by now, do you guys recommend beatboxing as a hobby?

35 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-02-04 00:27 ID:rlGabWnQ

Not if you are white. That would be cultural appropriation.

36 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-03-12 10:50 ID:Ee+p7RGf

What about urban exploretion etc?

37 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-07 18:35 ID:dKABGyys

>I can do over the internet
>Something that others can benefit from and that I can make other people happy with.

Archiving things.

38 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-21 00:31 ID:1Yc0pdIS

I like looking at poop. Please take pictures of your poop and any you find in the wild for me.

39 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-27 16:31 ID:oObKgxmg

Good answer.

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Tabletop RPG & Homebrew Worldbuilding (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-06 21:48 ID:1jngmYxr

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-15 18:59 ID:BXmA6cr3

Neat resources, thanks anon.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-18 05:48 ID:Heaven

thanks. I haven't had the time to read through all of them, but if I ever find something problematic or a good way to use them I will be sure to catalog it here.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-11-16 04:31 ID:8IPRkPjd

Does anyone know any good rpgs to play on your own?

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-12-23 02:53 ID:zIi2YQ8o


>Kyawaii RPG #0: Hikikomori

This is a solo RPG thing I did as a 24-hour RPG back in June of 2006. You play by yourself, rolling dice and making decisions, and the role-playing part is basically you writing an in-character journal about what happens. You’ll need some ten-sided dice to play.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2016-04-14 15:56 ID:Heaven

Great resources. Thanks!

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:17 ID:zghIo53x

Isn't that called daydreaming? Or writing?

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-03-15 18:31 ID:aWSf98Kk

I know Call of Cthulhu has some solo adventures so that you can learn the rules by yourself in a play environment. Never tried them.

For those of us who use fantasy systems other than D&D 5E or Pathfinder, what are they and why did you choose them?

For me, I run Lamentations of the Flame Princess and I love the investment systems built in. Lets my players do something with all the gold they get showered with at the end of a dungeon (assuming they survive of course. Had 2 players go through 3 characters within the first floor of the first dungeon. Yes that sounds cheap but I was running the module as is.).

13 Name: infowars.com : 2019-08-20 00:26 ID:0d18yjuk

fuck you

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-24 20:46 ID:n8KzOsEV

Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf were essentially CYOA books + a light RPG/dice rolling system. Whether you consider them good is up for debate, but they had (have, but I think it's kind of one of those "retro"/"nostalgic" things) a following. There are newer things cut from the same cloth as well, though they're understandably not super common.

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Otaku? (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-07 22:42 ID:oBQwmhXD

i know otaku is someone who likes the japanese culture, but at the same time, i am just not so sure about the exact definition/ criteria of being called an otaku. just how obsessed you have to be to be called an otaku?

5 Name: Just Another Otaku : 2007-09-23 03:30 ID:kDrK+uuF

Otaku actually expresses your love or fetish (non sexual) for a certain thing. So you can be an anime otaku, movie otaku, metal otaku, sport otaku, cook otaku etc. Though it has taken a bad meaning through the years because of the kind of people that have those obsessive love about things, so it can be considered bad in japan as bad as if you called someone a geek or nerd in US. Look here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku

I agree with the person in post #2. You have to decide yourself if you are an otaku or not. But be careful it's not too flattering to have that name on you. Not only because of what other people will think but also for yourself. I mean that if you just decide to call yourself an otaku you may start subconciously doing things that will affect your everyday life, sometimes to the worse.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-26 05:15 ID:CHu0ei/6


Is it Otaku if it's a useful skill or hobby? I mean, cooking for example. Maybe being a gourmet can be an otaku, like being able to distinguish different types of rice by taste alone, that's pretty weird and obsessive. But if you're a passionate chef, and make a living off of it, does that make you otaku? I always felt that in order for it to be otaku, it not only has to be passionate and extreme, but also, useless.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-26 12:00 ID:MYvTbVlN


It just has to be passionate. If you can also make it useful then even better.

The reason why you think it should be useless is because otaku in order to do what they are passionate for, they tend to a little, eccentric, weird, strange and to neglect things that "normal" people do. e.x. not study in order to play mmorpg all night. Of course that doesn't apply to all otaku but it's a fact. Otaku also tend to know so many things about what they like and loose the knowledge of other useful things.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-27 01:27 ID:Akh4y59B

"Otaku" = life failure

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10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2017-11-06 21:13 ID:BF6SFRgD

dicks out for Harambe

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-01-18 07:51 ID:zbyl6Pck

It's become a sub part of your whole life. I would say it's more of a lifestyle that prolongs just your adolescence and well into your adulthood. Something you're not going to grow out of.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-15 14:53 ID:wLHZXjyS

Otaku = Nerd
Weaboo = Anyone who is obsessed with the Japanese culture to the point where they become annoying as heck!

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-08-16 03:51 ID:RQeRrpa/

I've never gotten this, I figure it must be one of those forced memes that have stuck around in society for decades. Normal people DO NOT study! If you study, you're a weirdo!

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-10-05 20:17 ID:vBdTBfmN

Otaku doesn't have to pertain to anime, although it's the most comon. In japan there are many types of otaku, they differentiate between anime otaku, millitary otaku, sports otaku etc. Otaku just means obsessive.
Weaboo means really into (a caricature of) all japanese culture, not just anime and manga. Generally people who wish they were japanese and may put on an air of knowing a lot about japanese culture, but in reality only know about the basic idea of what japan is like, not what it's actually like.

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Please help! I don't want to be an otaku anymore! (155)

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!

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147 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-05-17 13:27 ID:uNPI43OC

this is cool. I am rex and I enjoy noodles and robot figures from japan.

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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.

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Anyone else keep beetles as a pet? (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-24 19:40 ID:VOdJcSe0

I know beetles are primarily a Japanese pet, but I just ordered some Blue Death Feigning Beetles (which are from the American southwest) and was curious what you guys think of the subject.

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3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-28 09:49 ID:y2XOlvFp

I'm from Texas and millipedes are everywhere. Took one as a pet.
Same thing right?

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-07-01 01:37 ID:YNzAvzzg

I didn't know this was a thing, seems pretty low maintenance. What do beetles even eat?

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-07-27 16:59 ID:NyMxe6Ci

What kind of beetles do you own?

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Help me choose a new hobby (86)

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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77 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-01 12:11 ID:X73cypuz

78 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-06-10 14:19 ID:VleX++Nh

Target shooting w/o rifles (handguns)

79 Name: san : 2012-06-15 09:07 ID:+KDPIpNq

80 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-06 19:35 ID:eP8TvyaR

you could try cycling, you can explore your local area and enjoy nature trails
You could also get into solving puzzles or reading because you can take those with you on your rides. Reading can expand your thoughts and experience, but only if you read the right books, ones that make you think and not only long fantasy series that are "good vs. bad".

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83 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-08 14:25 ID:K3IUOWRz

dis nigga replyed to a 9 yo post

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85 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:20 ID:ZaFFgD/7

Become a micronationalist and start your own country. It will teach you how government works and give you a false sense of power to inflate your ego.

86 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 14:19 ID:Heaven

Cool things I've dabbled in that I wish people had told me about earlier:

-Learning a language: not as hard as people say. Even if you only learn a little, it's guaranteed to come in super useful unless you're learning a dead language like Scottish or something. But that's cool too.

-Rhythm Games: a once-popular but now recovering field. There's a growing network of Dance machines in America and Europe and other Rhythm Games like beatmania or maimai are starting to make appearances too. A low entry barrier, high learning curve hobby with a lot of fantastic music to discover, though it helps if you are already into Japan or Korea.

-Board Games: not much to say here other than if you haven't closely examined boardgames before, there's a lot more to offer here than monopoly or cards against humanity. Look for a board game meet near your home and try out some nice tabletop games with a complexity designed for adults. A great way to pass the time.

-Blockchain: regardless of whether you believe in cryptocurrencies, there's a lot of cool solutions offered by blockchain technologies. Though part of my interest may be due to the fact it's still an emerging field as of this post.

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I think of all the dead boards on this site... (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-04-23 06:25 ID:13sM/8wf

The deadness of this one is the most saddening. Where my otaku at? and I don't just mean culture. Train otakus where you at?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-15 14:09 ID:B3MuynlZ

Either hiding or have moved on :P

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