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    Dungeon Tiles: Bones Edition

    I absolutely love my set of Stones tiles from Frontline's Kickstarter. I really like that they don't have walls, meaning I don't need as many to lay out dungeons. The double-sidedness makes them even more versatile. And given they are basically the same Bones material in black, they paint up just as easy, and are just as durable as the Bones minis. I currently carry my entire collection of Stones in a Chessex Large case (without the foam), and they've been more than enough for me to do a multitude of dungeons, especially when combined with a case of Reaper Bones terrain. At some point I will be using CC3+ and its Dioramas add on to make myself some cardstock walls I can slip in between the tiles to give a more 3d effect.
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    Best Version of DnD?

    Well, I'm right there with you in the pig pen...
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    Getting To Know You August

    Not quite the same, but a memory some what related. Back when I was still in the single digits for age, I used to come home from school and watch Jeopardy with my mom, because it was on right before Star Trek reruns. I distinctly remember one episode of "kids jeopardy" that had a bunch of 12-13 year old boys on it, wearing suits, and otherwise looking all adulty and being really smart. At some point during this, I turned to my mom and asked he if I would have to dress like that, and give up my toys when I turned 12. I do not recall what her answer was, only that I asked the question. Since I'm now several decades older, rarely wear suits and still have a lot of toys, I'm assuming her answer was "No, you won't have to"
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Getting annoyed with UPS today, as they're making it really difficult to plan my schedule for today and tomorrow. Customer sent a package to me that was supposed to arrive by 10:30am this morning for a same day repair and return, so they can have their equipment back up and running for the weekend. But here's what tracking says: LOCATION DATE LOCAL TIME ACTIVITY Des Moines, IA, United States 08/16/2018 9:49 A.M. Departure Scan 08/16/2018 8:36 A.M. Arrival Scan 08/16/2018 7:17 A.M. Severe weather conditions have delayed delivery. Louisville, KY, United States 08/16/2018 6:59 A.M. Departure Scan Louisville, KY, United States 08/15/2018 11:53 P.M. Arrival Scan The UPS hub in Des Moines is about 35 minutes from here - but the hub that handles our town is in Creston, which is about 35 minutes from here in the opposite direction. So the package is literally being driven past our town to that hub before they'll update the estimated delivery time. It should have arrived in Creston 15 minutes ago, so now I'm just playing the waiting game of how long it will take them to unload the truck and decide if the package is being delivered to me today or not.
  5. I like the combination of Reaper's RPG Bases and Bones. Because they have vertical edges you can use them right side up or upside down. What I do is flip the base upside down, and glue the figure into the bottom of the base (sometimes I will use thin sheets of plasticard to raise it up to make the feet level with the edge of the base. I then fill the rest of the cavity in with putty - I typically use Pro-create or Magic Sculpt, but I don't think there is any reason that an air dry clay wouldn't work either. Here's some examples of finished pieces: http://chris.heismann.net/minis/IMG_2096.JPG Sorry I don't have any pictures of ones in progress. All of those guys stil have all or most of their integrated base, it's just glued inside of the RPG base. The only one of those that was hard to do was the captain (the guy with two swords), because he was metal. I don't recall if I trimmed down his base to fit inside the base, or if I removed his integrated base entirely, and used the RPG base right side up. It's real easy with most Bones figures, because even if the integrated base is slightly too big, it's generally easy enough to snip them to size to fit within the cavity of the upside down base. End result is a "standard sized" base, and often without a lot of work. Sometimes I'll get fancy, and use putty or other items to extend a pattern or design already on the integrated base - for example, on 77387: Lanelle, Half-elf Rogue, I extended out the rubble she's standing on using putty and rocks. On another model, I extended out the brickwork on the base into the putty.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I got myself some t-shirts with my avatar on them.
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    Getting To Know You August

    Most likely I'd be some repair guy who had to fix the collateral damage done when Super heroes and Super villains fight each other.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I assumed she was referring to the Disney film "Escape from Witch Mountain."
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'll leave that to your imagination...
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Make up a small bag of Reese Pieces, M&Ms and Skittles. At some point, the party comes to a door that says "there are three paths through this doorway - nutty, fruity or chocolaty - choose one." At that point, as each PC goes through the door, each player has to blindly pick a candy from the bag. On the other side of the doorway, the PCs find themselves separated into groups based on what candy they chose. On the other side of the door there is a room containing a golem they have to fight. For the ones that picked a Reese's Piece, it's a Peanut Butter Golem. For the M&M, a Chocolate Golem, etc. Once all three golems are defeated, the rooms merge together, and the group can leave. What they don't know is that they are all in the same room, fighting the same golem - they're just perceiving it differently.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    probably shouldn't publicly admit this, but today I was so frustrated with a customer I was doing training phone support for that I unplugged my router to make the VOIP and Teamviewer connections I was using drop out. I then stayed offline for a bit while I collected myself before calling him back and resuming the training. The gist of it was "well, that's not the way my old system worked. Why can't this work like my old system?" Um, because it's not your old system? If you wanted it to work like your old system, why did you buy a new system from a different manufacturer? Oh yeah, because your old system was 20 years old and no longer supported by it's manufacturer! And even their new system doesn't work like their old one. <sigh> That felt good to rant about...
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    ReaperCon Gaming Submissions Now Open

    Seconded. My son's ticket was purchased along with mine on my account long before game submissions went up.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I'm sure most people here have way too many unpainted minis themselves...like 20 or so.
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    Getting To Know You August

    I would be most likely to drop unpainted minis.
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    Gangfight Skirmish Game System

    Dangit! Failed my will save. I'm in for an EB, for the moment. Big question for @Gangfight - will the rules ever include vehicles?
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    Getting To Know You August

    My latest completed creative endeavor. Whatever it is.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I don't know if I'm going to get my diorama entry finished in the next 17 days I'm still sculpting the base, and waiting on a paint order.
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    Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    And a few years later, still pissed off at it's wallet being rifled through, Germany walks back into the bar, flips off Britain, and proceeds to punch Poland, starting another bar fight.
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    Ittie Bittie Kitties...Again

    This. So much this. It doesn't look like MY kitty, but but it definitely looks feline.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    When they first came out, I used to laugh at Miatas. I was looking at Civics to eventually modify for autocross, then my ex-wife wanted to test drive a Miata "just to see what they were like." I was hooked. Perfect balance of acceleration, cornering, braking and cost. Especially cost. Thanks to working for a guy who collected all sorts of exotic cars, I've had the chance to drive some cars (Ferrari, Lotus & Porsche) that can blow the Miata away, but not for anywhere near an affordable price. Fast forward two years after my ex "made" me test drive it, I finally bought one, and started autocrossing it in Street Prep. Did it for three years before a divorce and life got in the way. Always meant to get back into it which is why I held onto the car, but finally realized that it wasn't going to happen for a few years. Tempted to see if I could use my wife's RAV4 - not great at cornering because of the height, but dang that V6 has power.
  21. So will we get to see any preview figures at CavCon/RCon?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I loved my Miata for Autocrossing. Especially when the course was laid out by a Corvette driver. Sadly, after owning it for 19 years, I had to let it go last year. Wife says that after our current car is paid off, and our son moves out (in about 2 years), I can get a new one.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Bummer. When I travel for business, I have to travel with a bunch of tools, which can quickly overwhelm the weight limit on my checked luggage. Most of the time it's cheaper to ship some items to my hotel and then back home than it is to pay the fee for a second checked bag. I will preprint my shipping labels for the return trip, and pack them in the box itself, along with a small roll of packing tape. Never had a problem finding a place to drop the package off on the way back, and I've been to some small towns while on a tight schedule. Anyway, point is, don't rule that out as an option.
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    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Got my ribbons today. Now I just need to figure out what it's going to take to get one...
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