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    Post Hello from Minnesota

    Oh yeah, you know its really cold, you betcha. (Or that is what I would say in northern minnesota. In Minneapolis, not so much of the finlander acccent. But is still zero F as I type. In fact on Saturday, it was 25 degrees and we commented to one another how balmy it felt.)

    I'm in my late thirties, been playing DnD for 25 years or so. (red box, anyone?)

    I've been lurking for a bit, working on map or two. I started my computer-generated map-making with Fractint under DOS, where you could make pretty landscapes based on fractals, but had no control to speak up. I've used Fractal Mapper by NBOS.

    I am using gimp, and I've learned a great deal by making my first map, under RobA's tutorial. It is a million times better that what I started in with Fractal Mapper.

    Thanks, btw, to the people who have led the way and assembled the tutorials...

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    Still got my red box and the others. Welcome and have fun.
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    Indeed welcome, the more folks learning how to do things and sharing what they find and overcome the faster folks like myself learn.

    I've been using Gimp for what...I think a little over a week now and have learned tons from this site.
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    Ahhh... another Minnesota boy.

    Course it sounds like you're from Southern Minnesota. Thats not quite hardcore enough for me. Not until you've lived on the frozen tundra of the Red River Valley in the Great White North will you be truely Hardcore ;-)

    Hah! Just kidding

    Welcome to you, sir!

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    Hardcore?!

    "No you're not hardcore! Unless you live hardcore!" - Dewey Finn

    You snow bunnies ought to come out here to the desert where I live, in summer it's like 125 degrees! You can put on more clothes when you are cold but you can only get so naked ya know? Then again bikini season is kind of nice.

    I was working outside last summer and I almost passed out. I had chills and got dizzy. That's just too flippin hot! Now that's hardcore.

    And in case my kidding tone failed to translate - I do have to say, while I love to ski in the snow, I think after living here my blood is now ultra thin. I could not take the level of cold you guys have back there. Plus, my wife hates the cold so you won't catch me there anytime soon.
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    Cold? South of the border and you say you know Cold?!?

    '80 and I was in a V8 Cougar that froze up on the highway.
    Was on an Exercise when we had to start our Coleman stoves under our vehicles and let them run for a half hour before starting the engine. When you checked the oil it was like pulling Toffee.

    All Kidding aside, Welcome to the Guild asdel
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    Welcome mate!

    Speaking of cold, we were the second coldest place on the planet just last week (-47 degrees C with a -59 windchill). We got beat out by some place in siberia that was only a degree or two colder :/

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