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Coffee and Creativity: How Caffeine Can Help Your Artistic Side

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When it comes to coffee and creativity, there’s a longstanding relationship. Countless artists, writers, and musicians have sworn by the drink’s ability to boost their productivity and creativity. And while there’s no scientific evidence to support the claim that coffee makes you more creative, there is some research that suggests caffeine can improve your focus …

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Why Should You Play Warmachine and Hordes?

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Why play Warmachine and Hordes, a tabletop miniatures game? The reason to play is simple: Warmachine/Hordes is a simple game with emergent gameplay (e.g., game complexity arises from many simple elements). There are many warmachine and horde factions rivaling each other within the Iron Kingdom Universe–where the game takes place. Within this context, the game …

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Lastar Hobby Floor Lamp Review (Compact Miniature Painting Light)

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Floor lamps aren’t my first choice for lighting up a hobby space. They are often large, cumbersome to set up, and don’t provide the flexibility to move the light where you need it. But, I have a few floor lamps that I use to add more ambiance to my workspace. Importantly, I’ve discovered ways to …

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Ikea Lamp for Miniature Painting? (and Other Hobby Floor Lamps)

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Are you looking for a good quality and affordable Ikea lamp for painting miniatures? Ikea is a great place to find affordable furniture and home decor, and their lamps are no exception. Of course, Ikea isn’t the only place for buying accessories for your hobbies and art. Maybe, you’re looking for cheaper alternatives to Ikea …

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Psychological Reasons to Use Good Hobby Lighting: Motivation and Focus

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Did you know that good hobby lighting can help improve your motivation and focus? There’s a scientific reason for how and why this works. If you’re like me, then you love spending hours in your hobby room working on different projects. But, one downside to this is that it can be easy to lose focus …

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How to Paint the “Pheromancer” Conquest Miniature (Low Stress Method)

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Looking for a low stress method for painting miniatures? The best miniatures to paint without getting bogged down in details are those with broad, open spaces and organic textures. This is because they’re easier to paint in a way that looks good when you use acrylic paint washes. In this article, I share my process …

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Tips to Writing Compelling Tabletop RPG Stories

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Do you want to know how to write a campaign? Looking for tips for writing a D&D adventure? If you’re playing Dungeons and Dragons (DND) or other tabletop RPG game, you can be sure that there’s more than just rolling dice and slaying monsters. Here I’ll discuss some tips for creating compelling stories that will …

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