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Unhappy or Frustrated With Miniature Painting? How to Be More Satisfied

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Do you find yourself unhappy with your miniature painting? There are many reasons you may not be satisfied with your paintings. Maybe you’re unhappy with how the colors turned out, or thinking you used the wrong paint scheme. It could be that they made a mistake and now their piece couldn’t be used for its …

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How Tabletop Gaming Can Help with PTSD

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People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a hard time finding ways to cope, and drugs are often not the best answer. Tabletop wargaming is becoming an increasingly popular way for those suffering from PTSD to take care of themselves without feeling like they’re neglecting their needs. It’s also a form of therapy that’s not …

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5 Destressor Tips for a Miniature Painter’s “Day Off”

You’ve been painting your new Warhammer 40k army for weeks in preparation for an upcoming convention or a new rules edition. Thankfully, you’re now at the point where you can stop and feel accomplished. But, what do you do to avoid thinking about your project, or burning out from delving too deep into the hobby? …

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9 Natural Ways to Improve Your “Miniature Painting Endurance”

9 ways to improve your miniature painting endurance - boost your energy with these 9 tips for painting miniatures - need more energy to paint miniatures and models - improve your miniature and model painting endurance and enjoy the hobby more. Check out these tips!

Are you always too tired to paint your miniatures? Do you lack the energy to slay the unpainted “gray horde“? If you have a lot of miniatures and models in your collection, but can’t seem to find the physical energy to tackle them, consider improving your general health. Painting miniatures is a poor way to …

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“Spoon Theory”: Are You Often Exhausted by Tabletop Gaming?

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Do you ever get tired of playing tabletop games? Not bored, tired and exhausted. “Spoon theory” describes the energy depletion you may feel due to underlying chronic illness or other underlying issues. But, spoon theory may also be a useful way to describe why intense gaming situations may drain a player’s ability to perform over …

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Trouble Sleeping? Your Miniature Hobby May Be Killing You

Trouble Sleeping? Your Miniature Hobby May Be Killing You

Can’t sleep? Insomnia troubling you? I have trouble sleeping (and this was before I had kids). As someone who paints miniatures at horrendous hours of the night (between 11-3am), sleep has always evaded me. And, little did I know my trouble sleeping was killing me, and my miniature hobbies were a part of this problem. …

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