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  1. I already have one container with drawers, adding two more will give me enough room to sort everything neatly. The one I got is quite nice: cheap, sturdy enough for the cats to jump on it and with lots of little drawers for my painted minis to stand in and not waste a terrible amout of space. Will be getting the options with bigger drawers for storage though. Not terribly pretty, but eh.
  2. I feel like we need an inspirational web series or blog from you on getting things done ^^ I'm also really looking forward to my pledge arriving. My group will be back to the Underdark and that Darkreach expansion will come in handy. Silly me thought we would have finished the campaign by now
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    A big difference for me is level of effort. As I improve, I often find it very hard to “turn off” my competition brain. Even when trying to paint 10 similar models for a unit, who will never be seen individually or looked at from closer than 18” away, I’m still in there blending and playing with “advanced” techniques. I could produce the elf army I painted 20 years ago in half the time than I did the first time, except that it would be hard to keep from aiming for double the quality instead. It's a common problem I think. I'm also killing myself trying to fix every miniature I touch, even the ones who will only be used once for a D&D fight and then vanish into the correct drawer until I need them again. I have a friend who sometimes helps me paint, and I envy her in that regard. She will just pick up a skeleton, paint it in like an hour, put it down and be done with it. No "oh, let me just fix that little thing" no "let's try something crazy today" no "ugh, that looks rougher than I had in mind". Just paint and seal and put it away for good. And it's great. How else would anyone ever paint to mountain of Bones coming my way this spring?
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    Unicorn Dice Kickstarter

    Yep, a lot of dice with similar colors can be bought already. And the Kraken KS was not so long ago, and was really succesful.
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    The Skyless Realms -3D Printable Tabletop Models

    I would love some of this stuff, as I'm currently running an Underdark campaign. I have no 3D printer and no space for it though.
  6. One or two episodes back (the one with Rhonda Bender) they also announced a "artist's favorite" kind of set. 6 or 8 colors in a set, with each of the Reaper painters choosing the colors they use the most and a short explanation on how and why. Really interested to see those, if not to buy them, then at least to take a look. A lot of "thematic" paint sets have a few colors I use and others I rarely touch, and new paint lines need to cover all the basics first (I'm sure that's probably gonna be the case with the Pathfinder colors), so choosing colors of a set based on personal use sounds like an interesting concept.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    While I read pretty much everything someone put in front of me from 6-16, three series stick out: - Bartimäus Sequence, about a kid summoning an ancient demon to do his bidding. The demon isn't really happy about that. A lot of the story is written from the point of view of the demon, including footnotes. Quite hilarious. - The Chrestomanci books by Dianna Wyne Jones. About parallel worlds and magic. Great thing is, you don't have to read them in order, as they are no typical book series, more a collection of stories set in the same universe, sometimes with character overlap. - Temeraire series. Fantasy history, set in the Napolean wars, but every nation has dragons as their air force. Dragons vary in size, with the larger ones having ship like crews. And the dragons talk. And who doesn't like dragons? If it's about the pre-reading age, I really liked Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. World of Warcraft trade chat. Whoever is familiar with the game, will probably agree how difficult it is to find quality players with that thing, never mind friends or a partner. We were a fairly new guild, needed 10 players to play, one just vanished over night, so we spammed that chat for a hunter. My now SO answered and was pretty good (too good for us at that time) and we persuaded him to stay. He quit WoW not that long after that, but stuck around on the Voice Chat server. Became pretty good friends, three years later I told him I was about to break up with my then-bf (who was quite a douche, but I was too stubborn to admit that after all my family had said so before ) and he suggested we could give it a try.
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    Too many players (RPG)

    Lots of good tipps from Sanael regarding combat. We just have a tracker (little papers with names on them draped over my DM screen) and that already helps a lot. The caller also sounds like a good idea. I already try to call out the people that usually take a while to get ready before their turn, but sometimes I forget. Also, sometimes I forget status effects and concentration. I might steel that for my game. I also like the idea of timing the whole group, instead of individual players, since the amount one needs really varys between classes. I have no problem if the druid needs a moment until he got his own turn and that of his creatures in order. I also don't have a problem if the cleric needs clarification on a spell she rarely uses. I do have a problem if the player just starts opening their book or folder thumbing through 20 spells and 30 animal forms when I called their turn though. In my experience, combat suffers the most under a big group. No idea how much my D&D experience compares to Beagle's CoC though. Other systems might be better suited with faster paced combat.
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    Too many players (RPG)

    I did put my foot down when we last shrunk to six to stick with that. Before that, similar story to yours: was afraid I wouldn't get enough players, got to 4, started, players told their friends and brought them to the game, we grew. Question is: is this actually as big of a problem to your players as it is to you? We have two players in our six person group who don't participate as much as the others, especially in RP. I saw that as a big problem, and something I had to solve, but talking to them showed, that they enjoy being more of a spectator and don't want to be put on the spot to get them to RP more. Not something I can understand from personal experience, as I like to talk a lot in RP, but we're all different. No idea if all of your players are engaged equally, and if not, if the less-engaged ones are so by choice or by necessity. Besides that, well-gelling groups of adults might prefer to play with all their friends, even if it means less spotlight on them. One really impressive thing about Critical Role is, that they constantly are at least 6 players, and they still have very good character moments, without other players pushing to the foreground. If there is a storyline/NPC/situation tailored to one character, then the other players support or shut up. So players might be okay with the compromise of not getting to be as "important" as they would have been with just 4 characters involved, if that means playing with everyone. Just make sure they understand they sometimes have to take the back seat. No idea how big a part combat is to CoC, but implementing turn limits really got my players to think about their turn before it was their turn. Having players take over hosting and/or organizing, including snacks and drinks, can really take a load of the DM as well.
  10. Always great to watch those Reaper Live episodes and see "my" Bones models on the turn table. They are real! People are touching them! I'm not trying to be difficult or anything, but with Brexit looming at the end of march, it's scary to think what happens if there won't be a deal being made. I know from reading the last time around that Bones III took quite some time to arrive in the UK, and then shipment from there, ofc, also took some time. In theory, there is supposed to be a grace period until 2020, but noone can tell you right now if there won't be a hard Brexit. In that case the stuff would be taxed from the US to the UK hub, and then again to the EU countries. In my case, that would be 19% taxes + x% duty (depending on what "type" the customs officer places those Bones in), which would be a lot of money.
  11. Thanks, I can't quote out of that picture, but the sentence "... will receive pulled orders on pallets and ship the boxes from their location" doesn't say to me if the orders will arrived boxed or if the EU hub will do the boxing. Might be my lack of English. Also, how long did the boat take last time? I remember a rather long wait between US fulfillment and EU fulfillment, but I might be remembering the lost container with Beagel's stuff, which took quite a bit longer, iirc.
  12. Will the EU boxes travel by boat to their UK fulfillment hub? How long did that take last time approxiamitely? And will the EU orders be pulled and packaged in the US and will just receive postage over here, or will the EU center get a bunch of containers and pull them themselves?
  13. I'm quite happy with how the EU orders are planned to happen. Yes, paying VAT up front hurt, it was roughly 20% iirc, but if everything actually arrives at my door without extra charge I will be quite happy. Paying upfront in smaller incriments feels better than having your fulfillment joy dampened by a sudden large fee.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I think whether something is considered a hobby or not is highly individual. For example, I like to play with Legos, but I only do so on occasion when visiting someone. I also sometimes play boardgames, especially when visiting my mom. I would neither consider a hobby of mine. But for someone who collects a lot of Lego, knows all the stuff about all the releases, neatly organises them, etc, it would very much be a hobby. In the same way, my boyfriend's hobby definetly isn't cooking. He is able to cook, so he won't starve, and he doesn't hate it. I, on the other hand, love to cook and bake. I collect cookbooks. I try to experiment with food all the time. I talk to the other more involved cooks in the family, and even though we all live in different cities, we're interested in what the others are cooking. I stood in the kitchen for two days to make the dessert for Christmas dinner with the family. It's part of my identity, people know me as the person who cooks and bakes (also who won't be able to resist to DM for anyone who asks, and the person who paints miniatures). And I love doing it. So yes, I would define cooking as my hobby.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    D&D, kinda perma-DM, so lots of work WoW, Guild/Raidleading, so again, lots of work (even though less than it used to be, we're a more casual guild now) baking/cooking, but especially baking. I've conquered the dessert niche in a family of people who all love to cook. my cats, and making food for them mermaiding (swimming with a monofin and costume tail)