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  1. Best Version of DnD?

    Need some feedback about how deep in my mouth I'm planting my foot - this thread seems a decent place to find to find adult opinion. I'm getting some free time, and am planning to try and GM a game of Eclipse Phase. The bit I need opinion on is the last two paragraphs of the drafted post. EP is a game where you can swap bodies, called morphs. Furies are the best combat bodies that aren't robotic, but are female only.
  2. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Hey grumpy and bedlam, here's the legacy gangs: https://necromunda.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/11/ENG_Necromunda_Gangs_Of_Legend_Download.pdf Also, why can't I find the reply button?
  3. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/rules.html Here's another one, stargrunt. No point values, but vehicle rules included; token intensive. ----- Shadow war armageddon is a good skirmish rule-set, although the armies in the box aren't great for what it sounds like you're doing. Edit: I've got a friend who plays tyranids with it; his army is three tyranid warriors, and it has a very Alien-esque feel where the monster creeps up, pounces, and drags your poor guardsman away screaming. I played Harlequins, which is three or four psycho bouncy-snipers running back and forth between cover trying to whittle you down piece by piece. then 40k 8th came out, and shadow war came to a screeching stop, which is a shame.
  4. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    Two more options Scrappers, from osprey. I'm about halfway through the book, but it seems fairly solid. Really liking Osprey's build-your-own-force games. Warmachine is MagicPunk, but at the 0-25 point levels could count as skirmish. Unfortunately, tourney level is 75 points, which is an army, no two ways about it. The company of iron spinoff-game is based around trooper and hero models instead of the titular warmachines, and is smaller scale. Counts a sci-fi if you squint a lot.
  5. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    I've been trying to figure out how to build necromunda terrain. 3d Industrial is fairly easy, ladders are hard. Until I turned around in the hobby store and saw something I'm not usually interested in - scale train track. It's not quite proportioned right for 28mm ladders, but it's close enough that you can see what it's supposed to be.
  6. Sounds like they're made of the same material GW uses for their bases.
  7. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    Mantic does have starter rules on their site in PDF. Home -> free rules Tomorrow's war, by ambush alley. It doesn't have a point system, but does have vehicles. It's officially a 15mm system but there are 25mm optional rules.
  8. MSP Must Haves

    The flesh triads. Since I started using them, my minis skin looks like skin, and not diseased. (Although pale still gives me fits.)
  9. Best Version of DnD?

    Didn't say I agreed with him, or even have firsthand knowledge of the issues he was talking about, but he said that they'd had rules-lite social, intrigue, investigative and political scenarios; which got swapped out for rules-heavy dungeons to kick in the door of. Apparently part of the reason congress went after the comics industry in the 50s was that it was largely controlled by the mob. wouldn't surprise me if they got back in, or if she's just talking about them being a trust.
  10. Best Version of DnD?

    The mention of dragon and dungeon got me thinking about a guy I used to know. last saw him when D&D was 3.0. He had the entire runs for both mags He was OK with 3 as a system, but he ranted about what it did to the content of the magazines; claimed that content for the new system replaced the stuff he actually bought the magazines for, and that the magazines had been issuing some really good stuff for a few years before the changover.
  11. Newbie here, Do large miniatures exist?

    Is it 'most modern music is indirectly derived from Elvis' level, 'same pose, outfit, face and hair' level, or something in between?
  12. 77306: Translucent Slimes and Tamiya Clears

    They work great with an airbrush; so does the rest of the range. Make sure to thin them with isopropyl of 90% or greater. 70% makes them dry with a texture, in my experience. Get a half mask with organic vapor filters. A standard paper mask will not cut it with this stuff, and breathing the isopropyl will trash your liver over time. Also, consider getting a small fire extinguisher. I've never had a problem, and it's not much worse than spraying flammable hairspray, but it's bad enough. ----- I've always found them readily available in my part of Canada. I can think of five stores that carry them (or mr. hobby/mr colour, which is a lacquer version by the same people, Gunze) in my metro.
  13. CAV FM: TVP / Flexible / Bonus

    I like putting the speed mod on imperiators. Makes their assault equipment actually do something.
  14. Living in a magic rich society

    They toned it down for 5th edition, but the 3.5 Phantom Steed would be an absolute game-changer for a pre-tech society. Fast travel, decent cargo capacity, and the mage doesn't have to come along? Nevermind that at higher levels it lets you travel over water without a boat, making rivers effectively highways. (Just be careful of the duration) Last tame I played a sorcerer with this spell, it was easily the 3rd level spell I cast most, above even the classic blasters (Fireball, lighting bolt) or haste. I even named the steeds each member of the party got; I rode Harley, the thief rode Honda, bard Kawasaki, and you can probably guess the rest.
  15. FLGS Confusion Over Pewter

    It's worse in Canada. After the second (maybe even first) kickstarter, the distributors, in typical Canadian distributor fashion, threw a collective hissy-fit and stopped carrying reaper. As near as I can tell, the only people the stores here can get reaper stuff from is RAFM Canada, and at least one local store has had issues dealing with them. I've had a couple special orders fail, which is not usual for the store.
  16. Best Version of DnD?

    Sure, in our history, swords are pure mankillers. However, your average D&D world has rats the size of medium dogs in your trash, and entire sapient species that may be effectively psychopathic (Goblins, orcs, bugbears, drow, giants.) It's effectively a deathworld; being armed with a serious weapon makes sense in a way it wouldn't outside of maybe an area of serious civil unrest in our world. The 'wild' west was actually pretty tame, outside some admittedly notable incidents and individuals. Second, let me draw a parallel between having a bane weapon and poisoning your weapon. Both make it fare more lethal than it would otherwise be, in the 'scratch and you're dead' range. if somebody is improperly transporting a hunting rifle, airsoft gun or even a replica, they need to be talked to, for safety's sake if nothing else. If somebody is found to have brasshead bullets, they need to be interrogated about what (who) they were planning to shoot with them. ----- Look at Shadowrun. AK-97's and SMGs everywhere. Justified by the fact that there are devil rats (And later in the timeline, demon rats) ghouls, Shedem, bug spirits, and who knows what else IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT, and not well under control. In that context, a full-auto rifle could be considered a legitimate self-defense weapon.
  17. Best Version of DnD?

    3 and 3.5 suffered a bit from late 90's 'wall of text' syndrome. There was a relative lack of fluff mixed in, outside the examples.
  18. Best Version of DnD?

    Not quite that bad (usually), but the guys did detect an aura of evil magic off you; if the local lawman braces you off the bat for radiating evil, all sorts of rumors can happen, for example. Look at it this way, a sword is treated the way a hunting rifle is, and a bane VS X sword is treated the way a full-auto capable rifle, or armor piercing ammo, is; explicitly a man-killing weapon.
  19. Put a goblin warchanter in a ziplock bag with 99% isopropol for a couple of weeks, pulled it out, then boiled it to get its ankle in the right spot. Definitely helped, no apparent damage, no loss of re-posability.
  20. Best Version of DnD?

    These were called Bane weapons in 3.5 - +2d6 damage, +2 to hit. My old GM had them count as evil for if someone of the bane targeted group used it or detected for it, so no bane VS human unless you wanted to become paladin bait.
  21. Does anyone know how many bits this mini comes in? specificlly, I'm wondering if her sidesaddle/legs come as part of the horse, or separately. Conversion project I'm considering.
  22. Good I'm trying to make seekers of slaanash that aren't a) expensive and b)ugly. The hard part is getting female cavalry legs, as I don't have the skill to model them, or even significantly modify them. The one place high-heels might actually make sense on a combat miniature, and reaper doesn't seem to have any other obviously female cavalry legs. The best I've found is for maidenhead miniatures, and something by dust studios that doesn't exist anymore. also Morvahna from privateer press
  23. Best Version of DnD?

    I know (Knew?) a guy who says D&D movie 2 was better (Low Bar), and 3 is pretty good. I've seen neither, but I'll pass on his recommendation If you're looking for D&D game sessions on disk, the Slayers anime fits that; possibly too well, at times.
  24. Rockabilly Girl Bust???

    Getting harder to not do; Lots of companies migrating their unofficial or official communications there or other social media. I try to get by with dummy accounts to at least cloud the trail.
  25. Best Version of DnD?

    Have you ever heard about Ars Magica's Troupe options? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troupe_system