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So I got a corner rounding punch to make my clipped counters even more spiffy, and after testing it out on a single counter sheet game (Germantown), I set out to clip the newest monster in my stable (The Finnish Trilogy 1939-1945: Winter War 1939-1940 (Vol. 1).

I'm through most of the informational counters, and most of the smaller participants. I still have Sweden to go, and then the big two.

However, progress has slowed due to blisters from the added effort of the new punch vs nail clippers. This is going to take a while... they look *great* thbough.

I guess the title should really be first board wargaming injury. I've gotten plenty in minatures gaming from x-acto knife and super glue incidents to stepping on some spearmen on the floor in bare feet, and so on.
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I had the same problem, if you take an old rag/cloth and wrap the handles in it then the blister problem goes away.

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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
I had the same problem, if you take an old rag/cloth and wrap the handles in it then the blister problem goes away.


LOL. I guess that's what comes from me having soft programmer hands. At least during the winter. They'll toughen back up once the weather is nice enough to be active outside again. For now, I'm just treating it like playing the guitar. If I don't abuse them too badly, a callus or two will solve the problem.
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Be glad you don't have a parrot that flings pointy bits of nut shell on the floor. Those are might rough on bare feet. soblue
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isaacc wrote:


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I am beginning to doubt the validity of this thread.
Seriously, haven't most of us got our first wargame injury from flying Risk pieces? I'll never forget those Roman Numeral pieces coming straight for my head!
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catosulla wrote:
I am beginning to doubt the validity of this thread.
Seriously, haven't most of us got our first wargame injury from flying Risk pieces? I'll never forget those Roman Numeral pieces coming straight for my head!


I'm more shocked that I don't have any Diplomacy related injuries beyond the obvious psychological ones. Man it's been a while since I've played in a good diplomacy game, need to figure out where all the cool kids play Diplomacy online nowadays.
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RSI caused by putting the stickers on all the blocks of Commands & Colors: Ancients is a fairly common injury.

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I once pricked my finger on a tiny wood splinter at the edge of the table while playing L'Armée du Nord, and smeared a very tiny drop of my blood 11 hexes west of Mont St Jean.
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catosulla wrote:
I am beginning to doubt the validity of this thread.
Seriously, haven't most of us got our first wargame injury from flying Risk pieces? I'll never forget those Roman Numeral pieces coming straight for my head!



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My first wargame injury was stepping on a die with bare feet.

At least it wasn't a d4.
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My FLWGS has pretty high shelves, and sometimes things are "firmly" packed. I pulled down two copies of Andean Abyss when I was expecting one and copped the extra on the head. It hurt enough that I felt cheated when there was barely a bruise.
Does Nuclear War count? I think I got a sore finger after overenthusiasticly flicking the Death-o-meter spinner.
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anarchy wrote:
My first wargame injury was stepping on a die with bare feet.

At least it wasn't a d4.


I think you just triggered a new gamer vanity plate:
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No need to get clever. Just switch hands from time to time.
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delp1871 wrote:
No need to get clever. Just switch hands from time to time.


I tried that. worked OK. Could never really get a rhythm going using the "wrong" hands. It's not like a few quite small blisters is really stopping me.

I also had to oil the pins holding the cutter together, it was starting to squeak something terrible. Would rather have used graphite or the like but didn't have any handy, so I had to be very careful while applying the oil to make sure it wasn't anywhere it would get on the counters.
 
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I've recently been rebasing my 15mm miniatures. I've gotten a couple of Xacto knife wounds.
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Michael Dorosh wrote:
catosulla wrote:
I am beginning to doubt the validity of this thread.
Seriously, haven't most of us got our first wargame injury from flying Risk pieces? I'll never forget those Roman Numeral pieces coming straight for my head!


I had Intellivision Thumb from playing Armor Battle


Yeah those Intellivision controllers definitely left their mark.
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My dad always told be if you get a blister, pop it and rub your hands with sandgulp
Of course he was a carpenter, not a wargamer
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kentreuber wrote:
I've recently been rebasing my 15mm miniatures. I've gotten a couple of Xacto knife wounds.



Yeah. Miniatures games have caused a decent share of pain. Xacto knife slices are common enough. I also dropped a Khador warjack (the old metal ones of coures) off of a 6 foot shelf and directly onto my little toe while barefoot. Much swearing ensued, though at least some of that was due to the mini now in need of repair.
 
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The Grinch wrote:
Be glad you don't have a parrot that flings pointy bits of nut shell on the floor. Those are might rough on bare feet. soblue


I like birds well enough, but they definitely fall into the, "I'm glad they live in someone else's house" category. Much like children.

Our neighbor has a cockatoo that rides around on my dog's head. Never managed to get a good picture of it though.
 
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LargeMike wrote:
My dad always told be if you get a blister, pop it and rub your hands with sandgulp
Of course he was a carpenter, not a wargamer



You gotta toughen your hands up earlier though.

Latin American sugar cutters piss on their hands to toughen them.
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LargeMike wrote:
My dad always told be if you get a blister, pop it and rub your hands with sandgulp
Of course he was a carpenter, not a wargamer

As a carpenter and gamer I take offense at the implied dichotomy!

No, not really.
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Rockhopper01 wrote:


Hey you're in Minnesota! Toughen those hands up with some snow shoveling!


Not near as much snow to shovel hear as in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where I lived for ~20 years. More cold, less snow here. Definitely plenty of cold though, particularly this winter.
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Michael Dorosh wrote:
catosulla wrote:
I am beginning to doubt the validity of this thread.
Seriously, haven't most of us got our first wargame injury from flying Risk pieces? I'll never forget those Roman Numeral pieces coming straight for my head!


I had Intellivision Thumb from playing Armor Battle


B-17 Bomber for me.

From tabletop wargames? A cardboard cut while cutting up counters for a pocketbox edition of Ogre.
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