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Guindyloo

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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The box sets will be available as part of the Reapercon VIP swag bag but only the cardboard boxes are LE - the paints themselves will be available as non-LE (don't want to say permanent...) in September. I saw Ron say so in a comment on facebook. *** ETA: I'm looking for his exact comment because I might be misremembering something he said about the Bones 4 paints not coming in a box. Hold please and I will edit in a screencap. Edit #2: I remembered correctly. See spoilered screencap below. Edit #3 Good god that was a huge picture. Resized. So you should be able to plan out further. Or, you know, immediately buy 15 copies as quickly as you can because life is short and everything dies.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I do mix my paints, constantly, and one of the things that I liked about the HD line was the ability to use them not only as their own standalone colours, but also to mix in to other colours to de-saturate them without turning the mix into murky muck. I use a good handful of them on a regular basis, I've been using a couple of them quite heavily on the project I'm currently working on. I understand if they weren't selling well then it makes business sense to discontinue them but like... the first two HD sets were the first paints I bought when I started painting in 2014. I've used them very regularly and in some cases heavily ever since. But like.....we paint miniatures, so we use very small amounts of paint at a time unless painting something truly huge, so I don't know how you can just give up on sales knowing that it takes a good while for people to need to repurchase. So....if I don't regularly repurchase paints that I don't need a refill of yet, they're in constant danger of being discontinued? That doesn't make me feel very confident about investing hundreds more dollars. I don't understand why something that's made in-house using stocked for other paints ingredients couldn't just be kept on low stock. Discontinue the sets if they take up too much warehouse space, but don't discontinue the paints themselves. (To be fair, I admit that I have never managed stock of a warehouse before and don't know exactly what goes into the paints to say with any certainty that keeping low stock wouldn't still be too much of a burden to be feasible. See the next paragraph.) I have well over 600 bottles of paint at this point, so when I say that I use a handful of paints from a certain line on a regular basis, that's kind of major. Those are go-to paints. So, yeah, I'm pretty disheartened by the decision to discontinue the line. Do I need to panic now about the other paints that I use regularly from the other lines? How many duplicates should I have to buy to feel comfortable that I'll have enough before it too is discontinued without warning? I don't mind Limited Edition paints, and I'll happily buy multiple bottles of LE paints that I really like, but in those cases I get told at the start that they're only available temporarily. When you make something a part of what's meant to be a permanent line, it's not unreasonable to think you can feel comfortable that it's not suddenly going to go away without prior notice. And really, it's the short notice that irks me the most. Tell us they're being phased out over the next 6 months with a schedule for what date 10 or so paints at a time will no longer be manufactured. That gives people time to decide if they want to stock up or not and plan a budget. With the poor timing of Reapercon, the Bones 4 pledge manager closing and the death of a paint line all within a matter of weeks, as much as I'd like to be, I'm not made of money and with the immediate "once they're gone, they're gone" I felt like I needed to pick up duplicate bottles of my most loved from the HD line before resellers catch wind that there's something OOP that they can boost the price on, so I zeroed out the final Bones 4 order I was going to put in and went and ordered a bunch of duplicate bottles from Miniature Market. So, yeah, I'm pretty bummed about this decision, the timing of it, the abruptness of it, the lack of explanation, everything.
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    Getting To Know You August

    So my father loves cats with little white feet. He especially loves to name them Boots. I am fairly certain that we still had the original Boots when we got Boots the Second, but she also came with a brother, who he promptly named Puss. (Puss and Boots, get it?) The boy cat quickly became mine but I hated his name. You just try as a preteen to tell the other kids at school that your cat's name is Puss. So one day I renamed him. His Majesty Sir Alfred Ignacious Fuzzy Face the First, Esq. It was on his vet records and everything. (Sure, his new name was perhaps more ridiculous than Puss, but better to have people laughing with you about how ridiculous your cat's name is than to be making crude comments that make you uncomfortable.) We said goodbye to him around 18 years ago, but he is still spoken of fondly, always referred to as His Majesty.
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    Getting To Know You August

    Yeah, well, good luck trapping him on that coin. You'll never catch him, he's very slippery. You don't want to know why.
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    Getting To Know You August

    That's really awesome, I hope your sons appreciated your care. "Being a nurturing person is a fine career." is a beautiful sentiment, I love that.
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    Getting To Know You August

    Yeah, some people just aren't career driven. Bless people who are, but some of us only work outside of the home because we have to.
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    Getting To Know You August

    House wife. That's not a joke. I know it's been stigmatized forever, it shouldn't be.
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    Yeah I grabbed an early bird. I'll consider add-ons down the road, but for now I'm happy with just getting the core. ETA: Happy as in really thrilled that so far this kickstarter isn't forcing me to spend an arm and a leg to get really awesome figures.
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    Getting To Know You August

    This -> @buglips*the*goblin I rolled a highlighter. It fell onto the floor. I'm so sorry, everyone; I'm pretty sure this is the first sign of the apocalypse. Or that my desk tilts a bit. One of the two. I think the only logical thing to do either way is to panic.
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    2018 ReaperCon Forumite Bingo Signup

    1. Guindyloo 2. I have no intention of changing my forum pic, so it’s good to go. 3. Wednesday through Sunday. I’ll pm you a pic of me and Buglips, I’m sure he’ll sign up as well. Thanks for doing this again.
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    Getting To Know You July

    Alien, Aliens & Pretty in Pink I mean, I don't know what celebrity situations involve that sort of entry, but I don't much pay attention to celebrities anymore. If I were a musical artist, I presume that my entry music would be whatever song I'm opening the set with. In which case I'd want it to be an original song, definitely one of my hit singles, but not my biggest hit single because you want to do that either as the final song or in the encore so the audience sits there anticipating it the whole time. But that doesn't really tell you what song soooooooo....I'll make it the title track of my multi-platinum certified album Can't Get Out of Your Chest. So assuming I'm a non-music related celebrity then, I don't know what context a song entry is used for. They do that on talk shows, don't they? I think they do on Graham Norton. So I'll go with that. In that case, I would like for them to play David Bowie's Moonage Daydream. The only other context I know of is for wrestlers, so assuming that I've been signed up for some intergalactic cage match, in that case I would like my intro song to be Marilyn Manson's Get Your Gunn. That opening guitar riff gets me pumped.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I just mean in general, that's the sort of vibe I get from it.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    On the subject of the Spirit Beast, is that based on something that I'm not familiar with? It looks like it stepped out of a Studio Ghibli movie.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    So not Big Bird, then? Man, I'm shocked.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    That we're all going to excitedly discuss how much wonderful character Bobby Jackson put into those gnomes? How delightful the texture that Bob Ridolfi put on those fungi is? How absolutely gorgeous and elegant that Spirit Beast Julie Guthrie sculpted is? How much we want to paint 20 copies of the rogue that Gene Van Horne gave such beautiful detail and depth to that even just primed her face has the most delightful mischievous badelf look to it? Or are we all just going to endlessly gush over what beautiful paint jobs Michael Proctor did, especially on Baba Yaga's hut? Or maybe just wildly speculate about what exactly we're looking at in that last picture? Because to me, it looks like Big Bird being eaten alive by worms. I mean, probably it's something that was included in the campaign, but there's a tremendous amount of stuff on offer, who knows, I might've missed something.
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    Limbo: Eternal War - June 2018

    My wallet's going to be in limbo after this kickstarter.
  17. As always, I apologize for him, Derek. And I promise not to bring him to class with me. She's gorgeous! Her hair is my favourite part - the highlight across the back is just
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    I'm not saying this project is a scam, I'm just saying that if this project were an email, I would not be clicking on any links and would be looking for whose suspicious email department to forward it to.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I saw this post on the sidebar, so only halfway read it and thought "Yep, sounds about right for a Monday at every job I've ever had" before realizing that this was about mice.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Really appreciate y'all taking the time to explain things and answer questions. Technical issues aside, (these things happen.) it was a great stream. I look forward to seeing pictures of Nyarlathotep, he looked awesome!
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    @NecroMancer You forgot to remind me to remind you, but this is your reminder that the livestream is in about 30 minutes.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    PSA: I received an email this morning that appeared to be from Paypal - and I mean, it absolutely looked like it was from Paypal. It didn't help that I was checking my email on my phone while sitting at a very long red light so I didn't have the time to look it overly carefully and so it caused an immediate gut reaction of "I didn't make any Paypal transactions " which is exactly what its intent was. To panic you so that you don't look into it further and just start clicking on links and typing in your password and whatnot. Fortunately, what I did instead, was wait until I got to the office and was able to look at the email more carefully. Let me reiterate again - this email looked legit. The name was right, the graphics were right, the format was right and it wasn't just a standard receipt - "Thanks for using Paypal. Your transaction is being reviewed because our system detected that you are using an unknown device. If the transaction was not made by you Login here and cancel it in order to get full refund. It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account." Now that's truly evil because they're playing on your fear that your account has been compromised and your instinct to fix the situation ASAP. I think a lot of people would click on the "Login here" link in a panic and then god only knows what that link leads to. If you haven't done so already, look into all the security features that Paypal has for you to secure your account. They have a lot of them. Take advantage of all layers of security offered to you. Unless you are physically sitting there ordering something from a site and can confirm that it's legit beyond a shadow of a doubt, don't ever take any email from Paypal at face value. If you have those layers of security in place as you should, Paypal would have warned you long before someone was actually able to make a transaction. Don't click on links in emails. Just don't do it. It's not safe. Even if you get an email from your best friend, if they're not sitting there telling you they're sending you a link to something, don't trust it. Send them a text and ask them if they actually sent it to you or not. Whenever possible, type the website address directly into your browser. It's just safer. If you receive an email like I did, DON'T PANIC! If someone already has access to your account, you do want to take care of it as quickly as possible, but that doesn't mean you should lose your head. Calm down, DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINKS, type the website address directly into your browser and login from there, check your account activity. If the website tracks login attempts, check that as well. There are often little tells in phishing emails, for instance when I really read the statement that I quoted above, I realized that there was a typo/poor grammar. The email of the merchant that it claimed to be for (which a quick Google search proved that it was a real merchant, just not one that I'd heard of before) was "Customer.Services" when the real email for that website was "Customer.Service". As well as other very minor inconsistencies. Do not, however, assume that just because you can't find an inconsistency that it means the email is legit. Better safe than sorry - if you are at all suspicious of an email that you receive, type the website address directly into your browser and look into their suspected fraud/spoof/phishing procedure. Paypal, for instance, asks that you forward any suspicious emails to their "Spoof" account so they can look into it. Change your passwords often and use strong ones; you're all familiar with the characters and whatnot that help to make a strong password, but also don't use numbers, names or objects that could easily be associated with you. Pet names, for instance, are a terrible idea, because you almost certainly mention your pet's name somewhere on social media. For the love of god if you are one of the people who still uses "password" or "123456" or any of the really stupid passwords that are on the list of most common passwords, please knock it off and properly secure your accounts. Thank you and have a nice day of not clicking on any links in emails.
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    Critical Role official miniatures from Steamforged Games

    Our understanding of each other passed by like two ships in the night. I'm obviously still in the right and I suppose I'll forgive you.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I can only do this if someone posts a reminder to remind me to remind you.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Information Thread

    I obviously can't answer whether they'll upload to youtube or not, but Twitch archives livestreams. Just go to their profile page and the tab Videos will have the archived videos. @ladystorm There's a chunk of "%C2%A0" code at the end of your twitch link that is making it 404.
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