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  1. I really like where the course labeling idea is going. As a first time attendee this year, signing up for courses was a little bit overwhelming. Whether it's in the text description or in the title, some way to communicate expectations would be helpful. I'm quoting my friend @Paradoxical Mouse because she draws out a really great point: Few of us are equally good at everything. While a 300-level course in one area might be appropriate for me, a 100-level is no doubt appropriate in another. If there was a class on fixing really dumb mistakes, I'd call myself advanced! :) :) So while I would call myself an intermediate painter (at least in most crowds, hah), one of the courses I signed up for this year was actually borderline beyond my capability. Did I have a good time? Yes! But I am not in a position to capitalize on the knowledge yet, and I know it.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Our box of supplies arrived today! I am out of excuses for beginning to design my diorama!
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    ReaperCon 2018 Review

    What game would you run? I woke up this morning thinking about how best to package and transport a copy of Shadows of Brimstone. The trouble is that my particular "copy" has been merged with oodles and oodles of expansions and bringing the whole thing would be a mess. I'd almost need to buy (and paint) a duplicate copy of one of the core sets. (Not that I don't have other mini games I could bring, but... I've been itching to play SoB in a 'con environment).
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    ReaperCon 2018 Review

    I actually agree that names shouldn't be publicly visible, but not for the reason cited. Pictures get taken of minis and put everywhere. The vibe at RCon is cool and accepting, but the internet as a whole is a toxic place and I can see scenarios where someone's work - with their name attached - could get ripped apart by unthinking trolls. I'm picturing a scenario where I log into a large Discord feed and stumble upon a group of goons picking apart my work against a picture that I didn't post, with a name that they can trace to FB or wherever. However, I think the judges NEED to see the names (i.e. on their own reference sheet) so they can do the right thing and bow out of judging a mini if there's a conflict of interest. It's too much to expect that they'll know every mini that every one of their friends submitted, and at the awards ceremony when that friend is walking across the stage is too late to realize you judged something you shouldn't have.
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    Hobby Hijinks Events Post Con Thoughts

    Carnage Red, perhaps? I used it in both of my Sophie Says sessions and really loved it. I basecoated first in the brown liner, and if you had any parts that weren't quite dry, the Carnage Red mixed with it and made a really nice shadow. If you applied it over bright white bones, it was super white. I must have a bottle next time I order. (Although I also use HD Rusty Red a lot - which has more orange in it - the Carnage Red is similar but just a little redder).
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    Home Sweet Home/Post Con Report

    We are home and all loot and dirty laundry is packed in. 15 hours door to door with traffic, driver swaps, and 2 lengthy breaks for lunch and dinner. We got caught in some really silly traffic west of St. Louis, but otherwise did okay. Truly not looking forward to the office tomorrow, but I should sleep well tonight.
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    Reaper Con 2018 photo thread

    Yup! @OneBoot said she'd upload when able. @Green Eyed Monster was running a camera at dinner (And throughout the wkend) but wouldn't be able to access the results until he was safely home.
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    Home Sweet Home/Post Con Report

    Driver swap #3 at Springfield MO. Finally starting to pick up some traffic after a very serene morning of driving across OK.
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    Home Sweet Home/Post Con Report

    We have about 30 mins to our next driver swap. Currently chugging along on i44 and coming up on Tulsa. It's pretty flat and there are a lot of cows. I was afraid we'd get into morning rush at Oklahoma City, but when we got there I reminded myself it was a holiday! We just missed you... twice. Checked out at 4:40ish and went to Whataburger for coffee and I checked my emailed receipt. Was back in the lobby to inquire about the amount by 5. I'd paid for an upgraded room but when I saw the "total total" I had sticker shock. The young man there walked me thru it and I think all is well.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    First driver swap, so instead of a nap, I grab the phone and Google "mouseling" to start planning for next year.
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    So... who's ready for ReaperCon 2019?

    Frozen Ninja is about to kickstart a couple of larger scale sci-fi old west models. I bought their cowgirl model in ~30mm this weekend to proxy into shadows of brimstone (board game). And yes... while this was our first RC, we are planning next yr already.
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    Home Sweet Home/Post Con Report

    I am awake! Yes, really! (If I keep saying it, it might even become true). Stuff is packed and ready to haul to the elevator. The beds here finally did me in, and I didn't sleep much last night (frozen shoulder). But will be on the road shortly!
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Was good to sit with you and chat a little bit. Be safe on your drive home!
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    Reaper Con 2018 photo thread

    Mrs. Zoxe and I pooled our funds and won a Badger Krome airbrush.
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    Reaper Con 2018 photo thread

    Home sweet home. View from the window. I suspect this will be filled in before next year. Facility map. Our first class, Aaron Lovejoys NMM and Lighting.
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