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  •  It's hard to make big bangs w/ NI3 (1+ / 0-)
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    as soon as it dries out, it goes snap (or maybe SNAP), and throws a bunch of the (damp) rest around. It's too unstable for more than small amounts to go off at once.

    I had a lot of little purple stains on the bottoms of my shoes at various times.

    I never made more than an ounce (if that) of gunpowder or similar explosives, yet managed to do a lot more damage with it. (Mostly losing eyebrows and the like.)

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