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Hey dudes and dudettes! I'm not sure if you guys have a topic like this but this is something that's pretty popular on another forum I frequent. You basically just post what's on your mind sometimes that can lead to other conversations within the thread. I think it's a good way to not only say what's on your mind out there to the open, but to also get to know some of the other entrepreneurial game developers!

Since I started the topic I'll start.

I commissioned my brother to do some arts for the prototype of a card game that I'm working on and his drawings were WAY BETTER than I had expected. I offered him a full-time position to draw for me and he declined saying he had his own shit to work on ???

On the plus side though -- I just found out iron fist is finally out on netflix so beer and bed for me for the rest of the evening ??
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I guess no one likes to share the current happenings of their lives? lol..

I got my girlfriend into walking dead so now I have someone to stress with on sundays
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Space.

(More seriously, please note that
1. posting "just to post" is against the rules of the forum.
2. You waited 3 hours before posting your followup. This forum doesn't move that fast.
3. We have a Discord chat server if you want to hang out in a more informal setting than the forums.) Edited by Oberon_Command
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Space.(More seriously, please note that1. posting "just to post" is against the rules of the forum.2. You waited 3 hours before posting your followup. This forum doesn't move that fast.3. We have a Discord chat server if you want to hang out in a more informal setting than the forums.)


1. "just to post" meaning stuff like what's on your mind? So this thread is against the rules?

2. I actually waited 27ish hours!

3. I don't have a pc or laptop. I post all my posts from my phone.. but good to know!
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