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  1. animesensei

    Adventurescapes

    Still no shipping notice here... mostly unpainted with docks. Some small pieces painted.
  2. animesensei

    Zombicide: Green Horde

    Got my shipping notice exactly one week AFTER my order arrived. LOL
  3. animesensei

    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    Got my encounters 1-6. I like it all with the exception of two things. Glitter on the walls of force that sheds, and the pieces seem to be more rubbery than past dwarvenite runs. It reminds me more of bonesium in this batch. Makes me a little more worried about warping of floors.
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    Dwarven Forge KS6 Return to the Caverns

    They did a game at Origins that had a lot of prototype pieces. You can see it on Twitch. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/273560873?t=06h48m15s
  5. animesensei

    Dwarven Forge KS6 Return to the Caverns

    True, but you do get free shipping with the kickstarter and about 10-20% off retail prices to boot. Shipping for a large set of terrain can quickly become expensive; I think this is an expense most people don't really think of when looking at the kickstarter prices.
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    Dwarven Forge KS6 Return to the Caverns

    They do seem pricey upfront, but really if you use them a lot, their cost per use is low. Much lower than most minis, unless you're continually fighting the same monsters. I also like the DF is really good at holding its value. Even if you try it and don't like it, you can typically sell it for the same or more than you bought it for. With the exception of limited run minis, that's rare for our hobby unless you want to wait a long period of time for dwindling supplies causing increased demand (and prices). EDIT: For instance, the last kickstarter (Dungeon of Doom) was $1.87 per piece for the Dungeon of Doom pledge (almost one of everything). At the lower end of the price tier, a pledge of just encounter level 1 was $1.86 per piece (the first one was a pretty good deal). Let's say you buy a random mini from the Bones line here on Reaper for $2.79. Or let's look at a piece of Reaper Bones terrain (something versatile) like the Graveyard Fenceposts at $3.29 for two, or about $1.65 each. Dwarven Forge really ISN'T that much more expensive. It's just you can't buy them piecemeal; you have to buy a set. It's like buying a $100 reaper pledge in my opinion; you pay a lot but get a lot. Now, getting back to usage, let's say you get your Dwarven Forge and only use the pieces three times. The price per use is $0.62 per use. It's really not that bad, you could even argue it's cheaper in the end than 3D printed terrain due to the sheer number of prints you'd need to have to eventually pay for the 3D printer. I really think the perception of DF being expensive is all in the up-front cost. In reality, the price per piece is actually really good if you can get them from the kickstarter. Now, if you are trying to get an out-of-print set on ebay, the prices can get insane, but direct from the DF kickstarter it's actually pretty good. Not as good of a deal as Reaper's kickstarters in price per piece, but when compared to retail prices of other gaming items, it's not that bad. Lastly, if you decide you just don't use the pieces enough, they sell really fast and for at least the same cost you spent on them usually. Ebay is always full of Dwarven Forge sets that sell with plenty of bids for a good amount of money. The monetary risk is minimal.
  7. Me either. No response to my email. Not happy at the moment with the lack of communication.
  8. animesensei

    Rappan Athik 5th ed!

    This ends in about a day if anyone is on the fence.
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    Dwarven Forge KS6 Return to the Caverns

    The new one is also in Dwarvenite instead of Dwarvenite-G.
  10. animesensei

    Bertrand & Lorielle Repaints

    Very nice! I like the elf's eyes and hair. How did you do them exactly?
  11. I like DF better. Visually and from a materials perspective.
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    Dwarven Forge KS5 Back to the dungeon

    Latest KS update had a bunch of factory pieces in it. I personally am pretty excited about the puzzle floor; I hope it looks as good in real life as it does in the photos.
  13. animesensei

    Fantasy RPG Pre-Painted Miniatures

    Yeah, it's a relaunch. I find many of the poses kind of stiff...
  14. animesensei

    Ice Caverns : Gaming Terrain - Round 2!

    These do seem a little pricey. DF's unpainted dwarvenite ice cavern is $65 for 23 pieces ($2.82/piece) with a lot more variety, while this kickstarter is $114 for 31 pieces ($3.68/piece) of only 3 varieties. I already have a bunch of DF's ice caverns, so I'll pass.
  15. animesensei

    Beholder

    What wash did you use exactly? Did you drybrush highlights afterwards?
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