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My Bio
Greetings, Mortals to my humble page.

Who am I
I'm a successful conservative Libertarian, egoist millionaire, and aloof recluse living in the City of Bozeman in the south-east hills 5 minutes from Downtown. My wife and I went from $10K in pocket to where we are now in 10yrs, God bless the American Dream!

I'm a pious Catholic artist (and horror artist) of German/Irish decent and I've been with my amazing wife since 89. I'm a diabetic, and my mood moves with my blood sugar. We don't attend church, but maintain a home chapel.

We have no children, as we both are too selfish and codependent with each-other that we realized a child would just be a distraction to us. We dealt with children as children, why deal with them now?

We are madly in love and best friends and just prefer the company of each-other.

My wife and I own our own company and own a few of pieces of property in Bozeman where we live. Our store can be found on Main Street and we live a humble yet opulent life in our dream house, Arkham Mansion.

I'm an artist and a gamer and look to soon publish some RPG supplements (Mostly based on Lovecraft under my side company Arkham Antiquities). Currently we are concentrating on getting our Hyborian Collection, of functional prop weapons, and gear from our home foundry and smithy up.

I make a very good living running an unconnected corporation so making a profit in the publishing/propmaking industry is unimportant, it's more of a labor of love than anything else. I expect to make money....but profits are just gravy to my primary income.

What is Arkham Antiquities
It will be a publisher of Lovecraftian RPG weapons, props, adventures and supplements for ANY game based on H.P. Lovecrafts writing and works in common as well as those of R.E. Howard.

A prop house and art house of Cthuliana and esoteric art.

Much much more...

Style
I'm developed my own style I'll get a drawing to where I basically want, make copies and experiment adding on so as not to destroy my progress, scanning and re-scanning as I add layers. It adds depth and eases my nerves.

I see art as a way of life, I sculpt and carve stone,plaster,clay,wood and whatever can be worked. I draw and paint. Most of my painting is using medieval methods with egg tempera paints that I make.

I carve soapstone molds to cast pewter jewelry, buckles, pilgrims badges and other medieval and RPG themed items. I work bone from dinosaur to human, and ivory from narwhal to mammoth.

I'm a carpenter and woodworker, I make furniture and can pretty much build anything given the time. That said I'd rather hire others as it gives me more time to spend with the wife.

Other
I own a large collection of Firearms, from Broomhandled Mauser to Tommygun to AK47 to AR15s and an AR10. I collect militaria, antique books and anything related to Call of Cthulhu or R.E. Howard.

I hate noise, and thus the suburbs as many in the suburbs show little class in controlling barking dogs, or worse their yelling idiotic children. (Parasites who only raise property taxes by spawning more, lol) .

I hate the suburbs, the culture or lack of it as it debases the soul and brings a crudeness to my life. This is why I moved from the Suburbs to the Hills in true roman use of the word.

Other men can be stacked as cord wood in the city or suburbs drowning in the mire of clamor, a septic tank containing the din of the masses...but I'm an Artist and need spacious and broad vistas. When I need the toile...city it's just 5 minutes away. With zero backups.

Favorite Designer</b.
Sven Raphael Schneider
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Favourite Visual Artist
Albrecht Dürer/Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Frazetta
Favourite Movies
Spartacus, Bladerunner, Alien
Favourite TV Shows
I dislike television.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pink Floyd/Iron Maiden/Yes/Led Zeppelin/Retro 20s-40s/80's Metal, Classic Rock
Favourite Books
The Bible, Call of Cthulhu stories (varied)
Favourite Writers
HP. Lovecraft, R.E. Howard, CAS, St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Favourite Games
GURPS, Call of Cthulhu, AD&D, Original D&D
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS4 but I prefer pen & paper
Tools of the Trade
A machete and a roll of duct tape....
Other Interests
Firearms, Role-playing, Painting, Sculpture, Pewtercasting, Carpentry, costuming, armoring...

Back into boardgames!

Back into boardgames!

My wife is outstanding, as my 50th birthday looms near is being a tad hampered by the pandemic we decided to invest in some games and a few hundred miniatures. Conan the boardgame (Picts are a bit racist, neanderthal/Native American parodies.) Cthulhu Death may Die, season one and two boxed sets. (Again odd racist neanderthal/Asian parodies for Tcho-Tchos instead of pygmies, I'll use them for cavemen and 3d print new tcho-tchos. Dungeon Saga, and a few expansion boxes, return to Valendor and the dwarf kings quest. She also got me the companion rules expansion for cooperative play and random dungeons. Kings of War (Shadows of the north starter set) + the add on rules as pdfs including the RPG. Medieval playing cards for Rangers of the North (and all the PDFs) Founders of Gloomhaven And yes...Gloomhaven, the expansions, sticker sets, and the kickstarter solo adventures and cards. The Conan and Cthulhu miniatures work great together as they share a universe as does the Dungeon Saga and
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Thriving in Crisis

Thriving in Crisis

I've always been an opportunist with a plan, but the pandemic caught me off guard. I freely admit I panicked as my plan was disrupted...but I forgot all the opportunities that the ensuing chaos would bring. I thrive in chaos as order favors the simple...I'd simply cut out all overhead, reduce individual paychecks and spend less. I've been sitting back watching my competition go out of business with their hundreds of employees and brick and mortar expenses! I'm now the top dog and last man standing in my industry. Between the government aid reshuffling of our competition we are in a better place now than before. We can now buy out their overstock for pennies on the dollar...the little company that could now eats the big boys. I'm embarrassed that I worried...but we all thought the pandemic would be worse. I swear it feels like magic knowing whatever happens it will turn out better, knowing I'm protected from the burdens and stress normal to most people. I trust God like my own
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Always assume the best

Always assume the best

Character is displayed by our actions and assuming the best intentions to others should be our default. Why be a ass when you assume the worst? It only hurts others and distances you from reality. I try assume the best intentions to others, this way I'm never in the wrong. It's a simple way to always be right...for even when folks fail you, they will know, as will you, that your right. Politics and family does not mix well, as every dynamic has a omega that blames the world for whatever ill's them and assumes everyone is nasty as them. They believe the sad way they see life is how others see it. Sorry I can't relate to that, perhaps it's my generation but lifes been good to me, the universe is kind and overall life is simple and easy. Simple and easy? Yup. Be moral, be honest, and be dignified. Don't ever do anything you would not be proud to tell your children. Life will throw hardballs but they will bounce off and life gets better as we age and refine. If we lead a moral and
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MistgodHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave vonmeer!  It has been a long time!  How are you doing?
Do you still review the REH Conan entires as they have been waiting approval for a while.  TY
vonmeer General Artist
Sorry just got to it.
Sweet TY, was hoping it was not dead as I love REH.  Good Work.
AnneHijmeStudent General Artist
Thank you for fave-ing
arenhausProfessional General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! :)
alimuseHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite on Wine Cellar!