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  1. Here is the link to the official thread, which has the actual Hangout link: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69040-hang-out-and-paint-google-hangouts/ This is a just-for-fun thread, a place to put little snippets from Google Hangouts with forum members so that those who can't participate can still enjoy some of the fun. They need not make sense, but they DO still need to be family-friendly! This is also the place to put "Is anybody on right now?" type posts. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  2. Welcome to the Department of Acquisitions! This is a continuation of the thread wherein we share pictures and stories of all the awesome stuff we acquire. Go forth, and leave no bargain unexplored! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Paizocon highlights day 2: - We are totes pro painters, for realz - There is a Ringwraith roaming the con. No big deal - Why is there no silver paint? There is much puzzlement - OneBoot briefly larps as a Reaper employee (at the banquet they had the vendor types stand) - Stupid food prices are stupid - Sylverthorne's gorgeous gemstone Ma'al visits! There is so much dragon on the table now it's ridiculous - OneBoot totally misses an advertising opportunity. For shame - She partially redeems herself by explaining how to acquire a sales rack of Bones paints to a small game shop owner - The Paint and Take is very busy today! Huzzah! - Cosmo (Paizo employee) is killing people with clowns. Ronald McDonald and friends clowns. SecretWeaponBryan is notified and approves - A herd of balloon animals explode in a fiery cloud of death. Everyone dies. - OneBoot learns many things about the Pathfinder 2nd edition and is intrigued. Sylverthorne is reserving judgment - Germany has Real Food. Especially delicious unattainable food - Swag bag paint woo! - A PnT attendee is super excited about finishing her first mini ever and really really wants to do more! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    :O I think I know what my costume will be this year! I'll need to wait for a color picture before I can go dress shopping though. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Cousins, brother and nephew, yeah. I have the entire list saved and will pull it out from time to time for inspiration. For those that don't know: Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    PaizoCon highlights so far: - "Hold on, I need to get all of these kobolds out of my purse" - MrBoot opens a bag of oranges with a sword. Because that's what real men do - A one-eyed, one-horned, flying periwinkle people-eater wyvern is inflicted with a cursed crown of dancing by the party. A wyvern is not designed to wear hats. It is physically unable to remove it - Rock Hardabs, the most fightery fighter that ever fightered, makes his debut. I would have given him sword-chucks if it had been an option - Yay people like the Paint and Take! - Paint water shots are strongly discouraged. Despite how much the tiny cup of rinse water may resemble booze - I have been awarded the title of BossBoot - Marvel character clowns are happening. Ironman with a giant clown smile is never not unsettling - Sylverthorne and I take delight in explaining the Goblin Challenge to people and watching their eyes bug out - Many brand new painters have been shown the glory of drybrushing. All are in agreement that it is magic - The paladin is licking the boat to see if it tastes like grain. ...You had to be there - I am given an inquisitor character. He has a book for a weapon. I discover halfway through the game that it can be used as a ranged weapon. We encounter a gelatinous cube. I throw the book at it. - No, you can't make a diplomacy check against a gelatinous cube - We are being attacked by a goblin accountant with a magic coathanger - Come paint a mini! The first taste is free..... - Sleep is a thing?! - Serious discussion of shiny metallic paints. Because shiny is srs bsns. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  7. [MOD] General reminder to keep the discussion on comic books and their art styles, please. [/MOD]
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    ReaperCon 2017 pictures

    Post your pictures here! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    ReaperCon 2018 Hotel Booking Link

    Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  10. We all knew this day would come eventually. The day where OneBoot tosses the very few marbles she has left into the ocean and throws herself in after them. The blank 4th spot in my lovely Goblin Challenge signature badge has been glaring at me for several months now, and my personal circumstances have now aligned to allow me to attempt this, my final Challenge. For those of you unfamiliar with Goblin Painting Challenges, started by our very own @buglips*the*goblin, here is a link to his Kaladrax thread that started it all: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/51269-kaladrax-in-seven-days-buglips-is-crazy-wip/& The short version of the rules is that I will be painting up Dragons Don't Share - 2014 edition in 7 days, using no brushes larger than a size 0. Here's the long version of the rules: You are all invited to join me in my descent into further madness! But only if you bring chocolate and gummy worms. On a personal note, out of all 4 Goblin Challenges, this is actually the one I've been the most nervous about all along (yes, even more so than Ma'al Drakar). Those adventurers are likely to prove to be 5 lovely little time sinks for me, and I'll have to concentrate very hard not to get caught up in all those beautiful details on them! But who knows, maybe it'll end up being the terrain that eats all my time and sanity; we get to find out together! My general plan is as follows: The first couple of days will focus on brown linering and basecoating ALL THE THINGS, while also putting on faces and eyes while my hands are still fairly steady. I will work primarily on the adventurers the first few days, but will take 'breaks' to work on the terrain and the dragon in between to let my eyes and hands relax a bit from the tiny work. My aim is to finish the adventurers by the end of Day 4, or at least get them to "good enough" status; fun fiddly detail bits can be added after this point if I have time, but even without those the figures could be declared done. My final day will likely be focused on finishing up the terrain, and possibly the dragon's wings. Not sure about that yet, but that's what I anticipate. Started: April 3rd 2018, 4:00pm PDT Finished: April 10th 2018, 8:17am PDT Show-off thread: Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There are now tiny cheeping noises coming from the bushy tree outside our front door! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    My dad did the same things! :) I still remember that one year, the car (not ours) that consistently won was literally just a triangle of wood. It looked like a doorstop, but it was completely legal and just kept winning! That same year, they had a "family" race where non-boy scouts could enter, and the frog-themed car me and my sister entered ended up winning. I insisted it was due to the gorgeous sparkly deep green paint we'd used, lol. True story. I recall a campaign where I played as a tibbet (a halfling-sized werecat person) rogue. During one encounter, while in house cat form, I rolled a max damage critical sneak attack, and with my claw/claw/bite attack, I took an orc from full health to dead in a single round. My group was extremely impressed, and MrBoot thoroughly enjoyed describing the scene. In fact, he showed more than described, by reenacting the chestburster scene from Alien, using one of my cat plushies. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  13. Bear in mind that it will likely be more expensive, since if I recall correctly, you will be charged by the package size and weight rather than the USPS Flat rate price (fedex has their own internal flat rate box system). I ran into this when I shipped a few Small flat-rate boxes from a fedex place during ReaperCon last year and I had to pay almost double what I was expecting. I'd recommend calling and asking before you drive over to find out what their policy is regarding USPS flat rate boxes. Just trying to save you some money. :) Instead, would it be possible to ask a friend or family member to drop it off at the post office for you, then pay them back, or send them with some cash? Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    FTFY [purple] Dude, that sounds like a really rough work assignment; you have my sympathies. [/purple] Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I love that you call your chickens poofers! I've started mentally substituting that word whenever I see one now. They really are quite poofy! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  16. Ahaha so yeah, this took me significantly longer than a week to get back to, mostly because every time I looked at him I went "Eeeeeeehhhhh I don't feel like working on him more right now," then going back to trying to pretend he didn't exist (which was a bit difficult to do, since the whole diorama lives sprawled all over my computer desk, right below my monitor ). But I've found motivation again, because I want to bring the whole thing with me to Reaper's Paint and Take booth at Paizocon, where it will look pretty and serve as a talking point so I can gush at people about how awesome painting things is. And I want it to look finished before I leave, so Wednesday night is my deadline! Whee! So, without further ado, Welcome to Round 2: The Finishing! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I decided to start with the wings, since that's what I least want to work on right now, but is the most visually important. True story: this is legitimately the very first time I've painted dragon wings using normal paint (the only other few times I've done so, it's been with metallics), so blending is gonna be crazy important. I'm, eh, not great at blending. But! I'm not going to let that stop me from trying! First, I tried to remove the wings to make it easier to work on them. They...wouldn't come off. I pushed and pulled on them quite firmly for awhile, but of course the one time I wanted something I'd glued to come apart, it doesn't. Figures. Then, I poked around through the various purples I'd used previously on Caraxis, and decided to go with a light wash of Violet Light to start the shading process. You can see where I'd barely started blocking things in on the right, and where it's more blocked in on the left: Oh, and here's the paintbrush I'm using for this (on the right), compared to my usual Size 0: SIZE 8 MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA! (no this Challenge didn't drive me insane I don't know what you're talking about) The stark line between where I'd washed and where I hadn't was making me nervous, so I, uh, just kinda smudged the edges around and did a few gentle dabs to soften it, pretending like I have some clue about what I'm doing: I'll go back and do more shading than that, but for a starting blocked-in step, I'm okay with it. It'll help me better visualize where I'll want the highlighting and where I'll want the deeper shadows to be. In theory. That's all for right now, but stay tuned for more! (note to Future Self: neglect not the webbing at the tops of the wings) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  17. The Bones 4 Kickstarter chatter thread. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  18. I just read an article 'showcasing' the 40 worst Liefeld drawings (in the author's opinion), and now I feel like my brain just threw up all over the inside of my skull. Huzzah? --OneBoot :D
  19. Posts about bizarre comic book character art styles have been relocated here for further discussion: (that picture is so weird, yet oddly fascinating... ) Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    Oh absolutely; our Pathfinder group clubbed LOTS of people last night! We also met people too, some of whom didn't want to kill us.... Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Bleh. I made the mistake last night of writing down all of the things on my mental to-do list in an attempt to clear my brain for sleep. Usually this is pretty effective; however, this time it backfired on me and had the opposite effect, since my list stretched over 3 sides and part of a fourth of the 4" paper squares I use for notes. Which only served to underscore the fact that wow, I actually DO have as much stuff to do as I thought I did (including several things that were mired in the back of my mind and were dredged up by the exercise). Soooo...I'm only just now getting to bed after taking care of a few of the easier things, then playing ESO for a couple of hours in a vain attwmpt to unwind. It's 9:30am. Simply ridiculous. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    ReaperCon 2018 Admission Tickets Available Now!

    Are game submissions open yet? If so, how do I submit one? The "Submit a game" button on the Reapercon site takes me to the game policies page, but doesn't have a form to fill out or a further button to click. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
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    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Oh absolutely, I love punny names! In our current campaign alone there's the NPC Rock Hardabs, the most manliest fighter you ever did see (just ask him; he wrestled 5 bears at once and won!), the Dewey Cheatum and Howe law firm (though I stole that one from Three Stooges), Louis Torus aka Big Louie the minotaur crime boss, and Obnox the Belligerent (a most ornery goblin, named by MrBoot). Another one is the name I used variations of for my character in every Quest for Glory game growing up. There was Fred B. Nimble the thief, Fred B. Wise the wizard, and Fred B. Strong the fighter. 8-year-old me was pretty proud of that name, lol. In a Paziocon celebrity gaming panel, one of the players had Garamond the Bold, a wizard whose spells were all called by different fonts. The only one I remember is Comic Sans, which was really Hideous Laughter. I've wanted to use this concept at some point, but the opportunity hasn't come up yet. Related is a campaign I was in several years ago that started with just me and one other player, with MrBoot GMing. Both of us kept forgetting all of the place names, so one night we pulled out the map and a sheet of paper and asked him to describe each of the places. We then proceeded to give them all names we could remember, like Narnia, Transylvania, Mordor, Viking Land, Lake Enchilada, etc. This was both surprisingly effective and highly entertaining, and over time began bleeding over into people names too. I recall one session where we were slapping a prisoner around and demanding he tell us what he knew about Sriracha (I don't remember what the original name of the bad guy was). Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
  24. [MOD] Based on that, I will be unpinning this thread soon, since once the paid-only thing kicks in, the current map will become locked after 100 views. If anyone else wishes to create a new map using a different service, feel free to do so, and please inform a mod directly so we can pin the new thread. [/MOD]
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Mine will be submitted tonight; life got crazy on me. EDIT: Done! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D