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    Best Version of DnD?

    Sounds really cool, I'll have to pick it up when I can.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Possibly. The Magic-User definitely had enough starting bling to hire some men-at-arms... He just didn't.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Yeah but I only had two players and most of the "session" was spent building one character per player... Then I asked if they wanted to try their characters against goblins and they said sure. The halfling was in chainmail. She was armed with a handaxe and a sling with 30 bullets (best she could do with 70 gold after buying adventuring essentials). The magic-user was obviously unarmored, with a dagger, a sling and 30 bullets and basically wasted the rest of his 160 gold on extravagances.
  4. I guess we'll see.. With shipping, this amounted to 112$, but with the amount of minis I think it still comes at less than 1$ a mini. The seller assured me he's being really careful with packaging. (He was originally cautioning me "I'm using a lot of soft paper and bubble wrap here, so this might be annoying to open." "Oh good! I was hoping you'd do that, some of that stuff can get brittle!") Certainly look forward to getting them... And the Handful Of Heroes.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Huh, well... I only had two players show up to my 5E session today so not enough to run the game, and basically all the rest were last-minute flake-outs (the earliest notice was LAST NIGHT) so I couldn't well run a one-shot..... So we decided to go over the Rules Cyclopedia and make characters. It was an interesting experience, I'd flipped through that book prior but never really went through the full process of creating characters and running an encounter. They made a halfling (painfully average except the roll of 17, which they put in DEX) and a magic-user (very good set of rolls, did a trade-off to increase INT to 16). Two hit points on the halfling, a very beefy four hit points on the wizard. I tried em against goblins, rolling 4 on the "number appearing"... Set it up that a local was murdered by goblins who stole his possessions, so there's a reward for goblin ears and also a better reward for recovering the pilfered goods. So the goblins hid in the thick brush around the road where the bloodstains still laid, the adventurers never really bothered with any kind of check against ambushes, so one goblin got off a free javelin shot (missed), then we used individual initiative, so the wizard went first... hid in the bushes on the other side of the road where other goblins hid... so the first goblin on initiative went, beaned the wizard over the head with his mace, doing exactly the amount of damage needed to drop him. So the halfling ran away, as it was her turn on initiative. Fun times. (next time, use kobolds first)
  6. Are they that in demand? I just wanted the D&D stuff so all the Star Frontiers, Indiana Jones, Marvel, Gangbusters and Top Secret stuff will just be passed on once I get em.
  7. Deadpan argument that Marvel's Radioactive Man predates The Simpsons's by a number of years, likely followed by a Thermian claim that the Radioactive Man comics Bart Simpsons reads have been around since at least the 50s.
  8. UPDATE: won all the buggers for $79. Shipping not included. Just.... No way I was going to let all those hours spent getting them all identified without something to show for it.
  9. That's a game setting I wouldn't mind trying out if I could. Especially the new Pulp Cthulhu variant that's come out. I'm definitely more the type to want action in his RPGs.
  10. UPDATE: He just dunked the whole lot of TSR minis: AD&D, Star Frontiers, Top Secret, Gangbusters, Marvel Superheroes, Indiana Jones; all in one big batch for auction on his FB page (couldn't even give me early dibs on some stuff despite the hours I spent identifying them all for him). Currently I'm high bidder at $77 but I'm spite-bidding at that point and there's still two days to go. If I win, hopefully re-selling the Indy and Marvel stuff helps me recoup.
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    Who's on the good team???

    I don't get it, the only time Zangief was ever a bad guy was in the live-action movie and even then he turned face by the end.
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    Miniature Scale

    Yeah, I have a handful of Ral Partha minis, they are definitely tiny compared to Reaper's stuff.
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    Tyranny of Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen

    "It's by the will of the gods we weren't spotted... What now? We've rescued these people but they are still under siege...."
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    Warduke

    IMO he still needs at least one red "gem" on his helmet to break it up a bit, but that's just me. Otherwise, near-perfection.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Reading this old blog entry from Matt Colville about playing OD&D for the first time with old schooler Jim Murphy was interesting, apparently many who played the old whitebox... didn't have Chainmail. Thus houserules were born.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    That sucks. I use fumbles but they're usually minor hindrances for the players. NPC foes can suffer harder consequences. I think the worst I did was damage a +1 handaxe after a relentless amount of botches happened with that weapon. The player was cool with it though, he was like "Sweet I get a sidequest to get that fixed!" and I ended up using it as a hook for a sewer crawl I wanted to run.
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    Pathfinder Version 2

    Wait you mean you don't have spells backfire with crit fails?
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    Warduke

    Remember, he's left-handed. Shield goes on the bare arm, sword goes with the chainmail arm. Don't make the same mistake WOTC did. ;)
  19. I hate that you're probably right because since posting my last post... A Facebook friend threw a whoooooooooooooole lotta TSR miniatures from D&D and their other self-published minis lines for help identifying and while I was identifying I was like... "I sure wouldn't mind all the D&D stuff even the broken ones". And then that same friend posted an auction for some Marvel figurines including some fantasy-worthy Handful Of Heroes and I've been bidding on that too. EDIT: I won the Handful Of Heroes.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    In regards to Hoard/Rise... it's not very well received and from all I hear it's not all that fun. It's just a bunch of places you're ferried around to. A bunch of faction quests, a quick train tour of the sword coast, nothing terribly thematic, unique... Kiel Chenier discussed it as being the opposite of a fun "playset" dungeon/adventure. https://twitter.com/KielChenier/status/1020045103862185984
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    Best Version of DnD?

    The Starter Set with Lost Mines of Phandelver, while lacking any guidelines on character creation, is usually the go-to "starter adventure"... runs levels 1-5. I dunno if it's a good starting point for a campaign as you kind of end up with a lot of powerful magic items right off the bat, but it's good for teaching beginner DMs and players.
  22. Latest stuff that arrived in the past few weeks. Reaper Bones Eldritch Demon and Shoggoth Reaper Bones Kobold Command and Kobolds (who are minuscule, lordy!) Reaper Snakemen and Brand the Barbarian (one of the few left-handed heroes in the store, hoping to do a conversion to make him more of a Fighter than a Barbarian) The July Dungeon Dwellers freebie orc, a gorgeous mini. Two sets of CastleCraft minis from Tehnolog.... which I feel cheated on because they auctions said 28mm but look how teeny they are! Never trust the Russians... Didn't even bother assembling the mini-keeps because of how tiny they are. (at least the orcish types scale up well) A bunch of SCS Direct Monsters from their horror/monster counterpart to the previously acquired fantasy tube.... I lucked out and found someone who was looking to keep a choice few and was unloading the stuff that worked as Large creatures for D&D, soo... Giant mummies Tiny Godzillas Devils or Demons Giant sea men Tiny Cyclopes Giant moths Giant spiders Also got some Reaper primers so I can get more work done. Which I think yeah... I think this'll be my last minis purchases until I get a LOOOOOT of em painted up.
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