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About Gargs

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    Proof That Rock's Not Dead
  • Birthday 01/06/1977

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    Perched on a corner . . . watching you paint.
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    Painting, role playing games, Warmahordes

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  1. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    What is this "working on" thing? ;)
  2. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Depends. As long as its good Scotch, then yes. :)
  3. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Pretty much anything with chocolate. If it also has peanut butter, even better.
  4. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    I have to be in court almost every day, so yeah, I try not to torque off the judges. :)
  5. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Like many one hit wonders I'm surprised he even had that one hit.
  6. Dreadmere Begins...

    Looking really good!
  7. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    https://youtu.be/L2VZjE6JdHg Because . . . well it fits. :p
  8. Thanks for the suggestions! I think I definitely tend not to go far enough with my shades and highlights, and the idea of the inks is a great one! Will definitely look into to doing that! Dirtying up the tires is a great idea! I had considered it initially but then wasn't sure how I was going to do the base. So going back and adding in some dirt is a great idea. May have to work on the color a bit since the base was done with one of GWs tech paints, not sure they'd work for the tires and stuff tho. But seriously, thanks for the suggestions, these are really going to help, can't wait to try them out!
  9. Vacaroja's New Year's Resolution

    Do you plan to paint the cat too? :) Seriously though, good on you to post the resolution and best of luck, you can do eeeeet!
  10. Eberron Game! No Auld Grumpies Allowed!

    This thread is giving me all the GM feels. :) Rather than quoting everything, I'll try to simply answer/respond best I can. First off: Having too much material just means you've become a GM! :) Heck, I have entire campaign settings I've fleshed out that I've never gotten a chance to play in because of life getting in the way (something about having to actually spend much of the week away from home and gaming friends in order to put food and the table and a roof over me head). That said, one of the things you can do with all these extra ideas is rather than simply eliminate them, plant the seeds of many of them into your campaign and let the players decide which ones to pursue. Perhaps they are more interested in tracking down Eberron's version of Jack the Ripper than going on a wild goose chase to recover the Macguffin. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. The only thing you do as a GM is continue to progress the story lines in the background. So if they don't pursue the killer, more bodies continue to drop, maybe even including someone whose death is going to complicate things for the PCs. Likewise, the BBEG doesn't just sit around and wait for the PCs to decide to try to stop her agenda, rather she continues to progress along it, etc. What this does is allow you to have each of those ideas (or at least a number of them) spread out in your campaign, but doesn't require you to fully flesh them all out ahead of time. Rather, a mere outline should work -- and keep in mind even the outline needs to be flexible. Drake Argent is a perfect name for a dragon disguising herself as a human, elf, whatever. Also, nothing wrong with having the players encounter the dragon early on -- it just might be that said dragon is in human form and not interested in fighting (the PCs are not worth her time -- yet). So if the PCs do suspect something is up with the "dragon", if they attempt to confront her, the dragon merely waves and activates some form of magic to get away. Think Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter movies when he shapeshifted into a mouse to get away. The players still won't know she's a dragon, but will see that there's more to her than meets the eye. If you are concerned with say a paladin constantly detecting evil, there are a couple of options available. One, as someone mentioned, a dragon would certainly have access to non-detection items/spells so it simply doesn't trigger when the pally uses detect evil. Secondly, you can discourage over use of this ability by pointing out that a lot of people in the world are really just in it for themselves and as a result may well detect as evil, even if they don't have designs to take over the world. Your local tavern for instance is likely to have a number of patrons that detect as "evil". Plus, keep in mind that if you ask an alignment question of 10 people, you'll likely get 15 answers. :) As for your flashback, I love it! Are you sure you're new to GM'ing? :) I love that you have the PC group going in to pick up the pieces of the first group, the handler, etc. It sounds like a great way to kick off a campaign. One idea that crossed my mind though: for the flashback scene, have your players play as the first group. This lets you kill them without mercy and doesn't cause issues if one of the "PC's" dies in the flashback. In fact, you don't even need to make it fair since its a flashback. They are supposed to die! Instead, you can have the last survivor, as he or she is fading into unconsciousness, see the PCs coming in the distance, and manages to hold out just long enough to get the image of each of the PCs arriving before he or she dies. The nightmares of the PCs then become the horrors and destruction that they witnessed upon arriving. You can even then cue the monologue and describe how the PCs were able to fight off whatever caused the death of the first group -- maybe even causing some of their Class abilities to start to manifest. The only real downside to this approach is that it likely requires you to create the character sheets for the first group and then hand them out to the players, but since you don't need fully fledged PCs, they can be created pretty quickly. That's just an idea though, obviously nothing wrong with what you had set out either.
  11. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Oh I usually knew the words, its just that when I "sing" it sounds something like fifty cats trying to strangle each other as they drown.
  12. 89033 The Horned Hunter

    Nice job, and I love this mini, so really love seeing everyone's take on it!
  13. Yoon - 60200

    You know honestly, the more I've started going down this hobby rabbit hole, the more I like basing in large part because of what you said right there. It doesn't often take much to really make the mini standout. I might spend a few weeks (mainly because I don't paint every day) working on a mini and it looks decent (for me) but then can whip out a base in less than an evening (once its been primed) and suddenly it looks loads better. One of my goals for this year is to start expanding my basing options more just to provide more flavor to my minis.
  14. Getting to Know You, Jan 2018

    Closest I've ever done to karaoke is Rock Band, and there the standing rule is I can only sing 2, maybe 3, songs at a time. :)
  15. Yoon - 60200

    Excellent job and I agree the basing is wonderful!