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  1. Welcome to the home of the Fabuland Builders Guild, henceforth referred to as the FBG (by me). Here, we will discuss Fabuland creations, provide helpful tips and hints, present works in progress, and even take your questions and comments about the theme and the parts that it includes. If you're a fan, or would like to become one, this is the place to be. To see the Index of the Fabuland Builders Guild, which contains MOCs, comics, decals, set reviews and other useful links, please visit The Index Thread. Inspiration, Information, Innovation
  2. This began in another thread and it quickly became obvious that saving these stories in one place would be better than posting them randomly in other places, so here we go. To add your own contribution to this effort, you can either post here, and I'll add it to the first post, pending confirmation, or pm me either the text or a picture of the text (preferred) and I'll do the rest. Set: 6270 - Forbidden Island Status: Complete and confirmed Source: imperialshadows Set: 6271 - Imperial Flagship Status: Complete, Confirmed Source: Dreamweb Set: 6273 - Rock Island Refuge Status: Complete and confirmed Source: natelite Set: 6274 - Caribbean Clipper Status: Complete, Confirmed Source: Dreamweb / Piranha Set: 6276 - Eldorado Fortress Status: Incomplete. That section of the pic was unreadable. If I can find my original flap, I'll finish it, but someone out there must have it handy. Source: imperialshadows Set: 6278 - Enchanted Island Status: Complete and Confirmed Source: natelite / imperialshadows Set: 6280 - Armada Flagship Status: Complete and Confirmed (English, Can't read others clearly) Source: natelite Set: 6285 - Black Seas Barricuda Status: Complete and Confirmed Source: natelite Set: 6286 - Skull's Eye Schooner Status: Complete and Confirmed Source: SkaForHire / natelite Set: 6267 - Lagoon Lock-up Status: Complete, unconfirmed Source: TalonCard Note: The formatting of these stories follows the original layout on the boxes as well as I can represent it during the conversion to text.
  3. Realising the need for a more complete colour chart, I made one. Much like most of what I do, it's a bit excessive. It also serves as a guide to the colour names as used by Bricklink, Peeron, and LEGO, which makes it useful when looking things up on those sites. I know I've been stumped by some of the names that LEGO calls things, not even referring to standard green as green. They're funny like that. I hope it serves you well in your customizing needs. Remember: These are the official LEGO colours as are used for parts. They may use more or different ones when producing patterns on pieces, and some would be difficult to replicate, such as the metallics and pearl effects. These colours are only a guide and should not be considered a limitation to what can be used. They simple serve to provide some uniformity to designs and help your designs to the pieces you would apply them to. Try to remember that some pieces are more readily available in certain colours and take that into account while designing. It isn't realistic to make a torso decal that requires a colour in which one has never been made, for example. If you use a different chart, please feel free to post it in this thread as well.
  4. Welcome to the LEGO Action Forum Here you will find all the exciting action themes in one place, including: Adventurers Agents Alpha Team Aquazone Dino 2010 / Dino Attack Power Miners Rock Raiders Time Cruisers Action Index Adventurers Index —The world of Johnny Thunder reviewed! Agents 2.0 —Pictures of the 2009 Agents sets!! Brickster's Wild West, Adventure, and Mystery Topics —Wild West, Trains, Adventure, Mysteries, & Other Great Topics
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    BRICKYWOOD - Conclusion

    It was interesting to watch, would have enjoyed more time to play but I'm pretty much guaranteed a night one investigation, which means that if I'm scum and not the godfather, I can't survive long past the first night. *shakes fist at metagaming Fangy* It was the most unfortunate set of events possible with regards to your mistake, I had been contacted by a tracker/watcher (jluck) and he knew I had investigated, so I had no other role claim option. That would have been fine, if the person I had investigated wasn't supposed to be the actual town cop. I had investigated Brickie, thinking it would be funny if the game had a police dog. Sadly, he wasn't the actual town cop, but the wrong info meant that I believed he was, so when Fangy popped up to point the finger at me, I thought that Brickie had investigated me and couldn't try to build a quick alliance with him behind the scenes. Since I had every reason to believe that Fangy had been given the info and wasn't the actual cop, I even sent him a PM warning him not to trust whoever was giving him that info, not knowing that it was his own role. I wish I had gotten any other wrong result, I could have tried to take out Fangy and delay my own death, which would have possibly speeded things along later, though I was pretty much destined to die in the first few days no matter what. I can guarantee it would have been a lot more fun for one of us if I'd had the chance to put up a proper fight. Whatever the case, it all worked out in the end. Kudos to Lord Duvors for playing the ending very smoothly. It would have been easy to mess that up, but you managed it in a very tough situation. Thanks to the hosts for putting this together. That said, if I was looking to give any specific future hosting advice, I'd just say to keep it really simple. You think you tried to incorporate a few things that were a little contradictory and it seemed to cause unnecessary confusion for the players. On the plus side, that made me suspect a hidden neutral, so at least that kept it exciting.
  6. Shadows Presents: How to Make a Poll A Step by Step Guide Note: While the board version has been upgraded since this tutorial was written and the user interface has changed, the procedure of creating a poll and the various options are roughly the same. Just keep in mind that things may look a bit different now. Eventually we hope to update this tutorial with the current graphics! So, you've just become a Knight and now you want to take advantage of that new rank by creating your first poll, but you don't know how to do it. Aren't you glad I came along? Creating a poll is simple, I'll create one with you, picture by picture! First, create a new topic. If you don't know how to do this already, I'm not sure how you ever made Knight. Type a title and a message. You do not need to include "POLL" in the title, the forum will do that for you automatically once you add one. Now press the circled link which reads, "Click Here to Manage This Topic's Poll". Presto, a new section opens, the section to create a poll. The first thing to add is a title for the poll. In this case, I'm making a fake poll about equally fake 2010 Licensed Theme sets. Then press the circled link to "Add Poll Question". Type your first question in the circled box. Now press "Add Poll Choice" to begin giving people their choices. Then fill in your first option. What kind of poll only has one option? Click "Add Poll Choice" again to add another. Continue doing that until you've added all your choices. Now you have to decide the kind of poll you want, single choice or multiple choice. This box determines that. A checkmark in the box creates a multiple choice poll. Single choice poll: Everyone gets one choice per question. Multiple choice poll: Voters can select several choices. In the sample poll, this is the kind we want. Now it's time to finish up, or add another question. To add another question, click "Add Poll Question". If you find that one of your choices needs to be deleted, press the red X that appears next to that choice. If you're done with this poll, click "Close Poll Form". And that's it, everything returns to normal, but now you have a poll. Submit the topic and wait for the votes to start coming in. Now you've joined the wonderful world of polls, but remember, not everything needs one, so only use it when appropriate. Enjoy!
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    When I came to this town, I knew I could make my fortune here, and I did. Then Burpamount came along and started eating away at it. I was furious. I vowed to stop them before they could destroy us all. I went out last night to do just that, had some reasonable success, then ended up with the surprise of my life. I came home and found an envelope of pictures. So many pictures. Memories of good times that we don't need to get too specific about. I knew what it meant, I knew what I was about to become. I sat down with my last bottle of whiskey and drank myself to sleep. When I woke up, the pictures were gone, and in their place, a note. It was from them. I knew it would be. "You work for us now." I laughed at how foolish they had been. You don't convert me on night 1, everyone knows I'm going to be investigated and discovered immediately. I am the most worthless night 1 conversion possible. They blew their best shot out of stupidity. They gave up a kill to make the most amateur move possible. If they had waited one night, they would have inherited a power role with connections to another, it would have been a disaster for the town. I wasn't particularly surprised when the votes started coming in, nor was I going to try to stop it, I had no means to do so, they had screwed things up royally. You can't come back from that. I hadn't done anything suspicious on day 1 or during the night, I had nothing to defend, and no way to contradict a result that was absolutely true. I'm going to finish this whiskey now and wait for my fate. When they make the movie of my life, be kind, I never asked for this.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    Claiming just means the scum would kill me instead, there's not much point in that. If we're going to kill ourselves, we might as well just do it, at least something might be gained by it. And no, I'm not a vig, but I am something helpful to the town and was witnessed doing it successfully, which means I can't be a killer or anything negative or they would have found a way to get that info out. Instead, for the sake of the town, I do not want that person coming forward to try to stop this, or we just lose 2 roles when the town still decides that "killing anyone is a move forward" as they already have. It's still funny that 2 of the main instigators of this bandwagon have admitted privately that they don't believe in it, but hey, we're getting things done, right, town? Always a brilliant plan to take the word of someone with one "result" and no way to verify it, or the people they are claiming it to. Makes perfect sense. Carry on.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    Ah, a magical "source" who would have no reason to trust you, and you would have no reason to trust, just in time to save you from people wondering about your incredible illogical behaviour today. Good timing? Bad scum. I will tell you without question that if you even have a source and they aren't scum, they're wrong. Either way, you'll die for it tomorrow, which is kind of a shame if you're just being deceived. When that time comes and they're proven wrong, name your source and at least give the town a little help after this disaster you're bringing us. Vote: Glenn Clutch (WhiteFang) The only person who could counter this would be the real cop, and they would be a fool to step forward. That's probably the whole point of this gambit.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    You want to hear from "the night action people?" Really? That's your idea of a town strategy, to get the people with the power killed early. I must admit, that's almost enough to get my vote, if nothing else comes along, it's certainly the scummiest thing I've seen so far. Well, plus supporting a vote you mock earlier in the same post. Oh, and the idea that somehow lynching a townie will give us some forward movement or stop "a kill tonight, or a conversion, or whatever." You're really missing on all points... So let's see, what amazing defense can I make against no actual charges? I used to be the biggest agent in this town, people lined up at my door hoping to be the next big thing. Then those Burpamount bastards came along and started stealing the best actors and parts for themselves. If I ever want to get back to my former glory, and the style to which I have become accustomed to living in, I need to help stop them. It's going to be hard to do that if I'm dead, but at this point, what can anyone say to prove what side they are on. How about you? Tell us about your contribution to all of this. Let's all take turns and make our case, at least people would be talking, maybe we'll get lucky.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    The problem with "putting someone under the fire" is that you need an actual fire. Confident of a vote that you call "purely conjecture?" I'm still left with nothing to comment on except how silly your logic is. No, wait, you say there is "no logic" to it either. So it's just a "get a reaction" vote, as opposed to "sitting around to wait." I understand that, but the way you've done it, the only thing I have to react to is how silly the vote is, so I'm not sure what can be gained from it. I'm certainly not going to respond as some would with a vote for you, I have no idea if you're town or not, so I can't tell if this is a sincere (but poor) effort to start discussion, or a blatant distraction.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    Man I hate this version of IPB, it makes replying to posts like this a hassle... I'm fine with lynching the inactive when it's all we have to go on, especially when he was here and could have replied multiple times, and someone even went so far as to message him to try to get him to do so. Are you saying that being silent would be a good way for scum to stay safe on day one? I think that would be a dangerous precedent. As for the second part, all this babbling, especially about what the scum may or may not be able to do, is fluff, designed to look helpful when it really isn't. I fully encourage poking and prodding people, but am not going to reward idle speculation as if it is helpful, that's pretty much a scum tactic right there. Claiming that my view has changed in any way, when it hasn't, is another fairly scummy tactic, isn't it?
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    I highly doubt he had any suspicions or thoughts on other players, given that he didn't bother participating. That said, I find it a little suspicious that you point out the people who concerned you in his vote, but that doesn't include the ones who changed their votes to make the lynch happen, 3 of the last 4 votes. Just one more thing to consider. Sadly, I'm not sure this whole discussion is really getting us anywhere, all it basically confirms is that we still need to consider everyone a suspect. At the same time, speculating on what the scum can or can't do is equally pointless, we came out of a night where it looks like nothing happened (which is clearly impossible), so we're left to hope that there are some town power roles taking action behind the scenes.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    Mr. Fosstud had the whole day to defend himself and was seen in the area during that time. He chose not to participate. Voting for him should have triggered him to say something, anything, and then we would have had the opportunity to evaluate what he said. He didn't give us that chance and suffered the consequences. It was the most logical vote for the day, and certainly better than "he voted for me" and other petty squabbles.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 2

    A surprisingly quiet night, that could be a good sign, but I'm not putting a lot of faith in it. We're going to have to do a better job today, though I'm not sure how we're going to do that with nothing to go on from last night. Don't be so modest, Brickald, you're pretty high up there, too. Hell, if you went into politics ... nah, that's ridiculous.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 1

    We really have nothing to go on and have spent the day throwing around worthless accusations and idle speculation. Another day at the office. I see no real reason to suspect anyone over anyone else based on what they've said, but ultimately non-participation means a lack of interest in helping us deal with these Burpamount thugs, so I'll go in that direction to satisfy the voting requirement. Vote: Bob Fostudd (PatRat) You never said a word, despite opportunity to do so. You're either scum and scared to reveal yourself by speaking, or don't care enough to help. Either way, that doesn't do us any good, so you need to go.
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    BRICKYWOOD - Day 1

    Stuck here with the rest of you. Dumb as a box or rocks. If she wasn't pretty... Come along, dear, your trailer is over here by the portable toilets. Hope the wind doesn't shift.
  18. There's always the Special Edition.
  19. Seriously. That last guy didn't even make it out of ... training.
  20. I appreciate that, even the talentless hacks have to eat and pay to maintain all that hair they swish around. I kind of wish they wouldn't flirt with dogs, though, not exactly a scandal I want to deal with.
  21. I didn't even know we did those kinds of movies here... Good dog! This is why you get paid the big bucks. The only thing worse than studio executives are critics.
  22. You all know me, Ari Nougat, Agent to the Stars™ (and you third rate wannabes). Enough the pleasantries, I need to get back to lunch work keeping you people gainfully employed while you're still attractive enough for anyone to hire you.
  23. *tap tap tap* Is this thing on? This thing better be on, dammit, I'm only making this announcement once. Someone make sure this thing is on! What? Oh, it is. Well, good. So, I'm here. I'm not answering questions. What do you think this is, a senate hearing? *chuckles* What? Oh, right, I forgot that we're not supposed to mention that. Whatever, you didn't hear it from me. I don't know how much this gig pays, but I could use a few bucks, so sign me up and make those checks payable to cash, we're between banks.
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    Star Wars LEGO Unboxing

    I think we're not your advertising platform to get views on Youtube. If you want to share actual content, do it here, don't just drag people off to a pointless video.