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Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 6:21 p.m. PST

Now, with social isolation, there is a new fever to be aware of: [feel free to add to these…]

I knew I had cabin fever when…

I started labeling my Pajamas 9am and 9pm PJs.

I got so bored I put the Christmas Tree back up.

I arranged my daughter's stuffed animals in order of who I wanted to be friends with first.

After the first week of home schooling, one kid is suspended, one expelled and one teacher fired for drinking on the job.

I started braiding cooked pasta.

I was checking on math homework & I asked my daughter how she only got 3 out of 25 right? "Mom, that's the date."

I started a bar crawl by putting beers in every room of the house.

The Wargamers' "I knew I had cabin fever when…"

I found two CRTs from different rules in the pocket of my bathrobe.

My wife complained that I had three board and two miniature games half-finished occupying all the flat surfaces throughout the house and garage.

I began painting the same figures over for the third time.

My cat started winning our wargames.

I had named every miniature soldier in my collection.

I had to be reminded that two or more people can play games on the tabletop.

I forced my cat lay down on the game table to create a chance event.

I began rewriting the rules to Risk and Stratego.

I realized that dustcovered pile of lead had all been painted and based.

I'd played every computer game I possess, even my son's Pokemon Classic.

I called up all my gamer pals to ‘just talk.'

Wackmole929 Mar 2020 6:52 p.m. PST

When my toy soldiers begin to complaint about their paint job and how I have commanded them in the past.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 3:30 a.m. PST

When I counted the days until I would go grocery shopping again, because there would be people in the grocery, and debated a drive-through meal because there would be someone to talk to at the window.

Wargaming? The troops aren't complaining yet. They know if they do, they go to the back of what is still a very long line to the painting table. Given paint and brushes hold out, I think I could paint into next year. But I am starting to try solo gaming again--always a bad sign with me.

Stryderg30 Mar 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

when I start visiting TMP four or five times a day. No, wait, that's normal.

Choctaw30 Mar 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

I painted a Vietnam era marine last night and was actually happy it turned out poorly so that I can repaint it today.

von Schwartz30 Mar 2020 5:53 p.m. PST

But I am starting to try solo gaming again--always a bad sign with me.

Let me know which period and rules you prefer, I need to find some good solo SYW rule sets.

Uparmored30 Mar 2020 10:28 p.m. PST

Working more than ever right now. Wish I had some quarantine to finish my Marine Recon conversions and even paint em up.

I basically never go out anyway except to the grocery store so quarantine would be a cinch for me

von Schwartz07 Apr 2020 7:23 a.m. PST

I knew I had cabin when….

SWMBO and I started doing polkas in our living room.

Watching Swiss Family Robinson and when Dorothy McQuire started playing the organ we both got Happy Feet.

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