Posts in Category: Play

Getting Started With Minecraft Mods

Domenico and I will be hosting a Google Hangout today at 3 to teach our friends how to install Minecraft mods. Join us live over at

What Is A Mod?

Most mods add content to the game to alter gameplay, change the creative feel, or give the player more options in how they interact with the Minecraft world. Most people who mod Minecraft (known as modders) use Minecraft Coder Pack and either ModLoader or Minecraft Forge to do so.

Types Of Mods

  • Client-based
  • Server Based
  • Mod Packs

for more info on what all of this means go to

Download Multi MC

Download these client-based mods

Create A New 1.7.10 Instance In Multi MC

  1. click new instance icon
  2. name it something useful or fun
  3. select minecraft version “1.7.10”
  4. click OK
  5. right-click on your new instance and select “edit instance”
  6. click the Install Forge button
  7. select the version of forge with a star and click OK
  8. add the folder mods…click loader mods, click view folder, move unzipped mob spawner and mo creatures folders there
  9. add the jar mod…click version, click add jar mod click “i understand”, browse to mr crayfish jar mod, click open or ok, click close.
  10. double-click your instance and have fun!


Domenico and I had a chance to participate in the first ever TinyCon at the always awesome Round Hill Arts Center in Round Hill, Virginia. The appropriately named convention may have been small in size but was jam-packed with fun activities, panels, vendors and folks in cool costumes. We handed out goodies from Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn, Virginia and taught folks how to play Magic: The Gathering.


Borka Kegslayer and Pyg Keg Carrier (Unfinished)

These two are my first metal models. The detail superior to plastic. I’m back on board with the wet palette painting method, applying thinner coats in an effort to avoid paint blobs.

The Pyg Keg Carrier was a blast to paint. I borked up Borka’s elbow when assembling him.

Christmas Borka?

Borka Is Mad About Christmas

I will update this post with more pics as I progress.

First Game

Here is a pic from my first game of Hordes. I shot this two turns before killing my opponent’s caster.


Dire Troll Mauler, Blue Blanka-Style

Here is my second mini painting project…a Trollbloods Dire Troll Mauler. I’ll post up another pic when the beast is complete.

Update: Added two more pics of the completed mauler.




Trollbloods Battlegroup

After 41 years of being a geek I finally painted some miniatures. I’m happy with how they turned out.






This Is Happening

I picked up the Trollbloods Battlegroup from Huzzah Hobbies a while ago. I took my time to carefully remove the flash and mold lines, then did some pinning and assembly and now have everything primed. I’ve decided to do some of the painting before completing assembly. Next up: painting!


Daft Punk, Beck

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Daft Punk, Beck
by Domenico

Hastily Altered Magic The Gathering Cards

Hastily Altered Magic The Gathering Cards
January 2014
Whatnot: Sloppy disgusting paint markers scribble-scrabbled onto cards

Just Do It

I had the honor of playing Just Dance 2 with Bella today. As I was moving and shaking to the mostly terrible pop songs it dawned on me that┬áI have much weight to dance off. Some of the excess can be attributed to holiday consumption, most however can be blamed on a mix of overindulgence and lack of exercise. ┬áRather than formulate an elaborate plan for losing weight I’m going to take a simpler approach in which I am present, mindful and moving.

Feb 20 2014 Update: Added cover art to make this post even more embarrassing.