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  1. Main problem with higher quality miniatures is that boardgamers won't pay for them, and, as an entirity, have more money than miniature enthusiasts. However, of course, that doesn't mean you can't buy high quality miniatures separately from their rulesets, or find a company that offers both. Slumbering Oblivion has both miniatures and an upcoming game, but the miniatures are $12+ apiece, far more than a boardgamer will pay. Call of Cthulhu RPG and Strange Aeons miniature skirmish games let you supply your own miniatures. But Cthulhu Wars with resin Fenris miniatures? I don't want to know how much that would cost!
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    Julia on BGG posted: The spreadsheet notes no project management experience or blind playtesting by reviewers. As for translation, for the gamers, yes, you want a correct translation. For the Conan boardgame, several cards made sense in the original French, but, when translated to English, had ambiguities and needed a FAQ (and were not corrected in later versions, iirc). That means you need a translator who understands your game system *and* additional "blind" playtesting by speakers of the translated language to see if there are still any issues with the cards.
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    Big Daddio on BGG did some googling and... "I was reviewing the project's KS page more thoroughly, and I don't know why but the shipping section sounded familiar. So I googled the first paragraph of it. It is word-for-word copied from another project (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1996974421/wander-the-cult-of-barnacle-bay)." https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2012493/sell-me
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    Overturn Rising Sands

    I just sent them a message asking for more information about themselves. Click on the creator's name, scroll down, and you'll find their Contact Me button. Send them a message asking for their project management experience and/or link them to this thread!
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    Legends of Signum

    Thanks to the Confrontation KS, SD now has a large sum of money that they can do *anything* with, KS TOS notwithstanding. A BGG'er did a back-of-the-envelope calculation, and speculated that Valley Games didn't settle with another party who gave them a personal loan until an amount spent about as much as they made on their KS campaign(s) was spent. As for losing money, I'm noticing that other miniature and boardgames with miniatures KS have recently been having this problem (eg. Godslayer, EXO, Terminator: Genesis), as well as Solomon Kane.
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    MenhirGames: 28mm plastic set "Dark Age Outpost"

    Basically, all the molds (1-6) have been done, except for the bits and keep (two molds). "The factory in Argentina has finally replied. As expected their tone implies a "we did nothing wrong" attitude. Nevertheless negotiations are underway. Might have to skip finishing the last 2 molds in order to at least get you guys something... This is not final but it's looking like that, unless I wanted to send down ANOTHER $10,000 for the last 2" molds.... " "The Keep was a whole mold by it self and the "bits" were these parts: https://idyllwildgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/bits.jpg" https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nickryan/dark-age-outpost-28mm-terrain-and-miniature-set/posts/2214095
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    Cigar Box Battle Mats

    Where else can I get good prices on battlemaps? Thanks!
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    Kickstarter in French??? huh wha??

    Not sure why it happens, but scroll down to the bottom. There should be a dropdown for which language you use, and which currency to see in. Good luck!
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    Secret Weapon - Tablescapes Dungeons: Mines

    Copypasta from about six days ago... Malice RPG Dropped Items Accessories: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3127947/sam-and-max Malice RPG Treasure Accessories: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3078246/sam-and-max https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3078247/sam-and-max https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3078248/sam-and-max https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3078249/sam-and-max Ironsides Objective Markers: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3127948/sam-and-max Stone wash "before and after" on grey-painted game tiles: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3084198/sam-and-max C on May 25 SWM Sewer Water wash used as a pre-ink on the Malice RPG Treasure Accessories treasure sacks, and Ironsides Objective Markers. Dark Sepia wash used as a final wash over Reaper paints. https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3069701/sam-and-max https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3069713/sam-and-max
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    Beginner Tips: Look at All These Brushes

    The Craft has a Beginner's article: http://www.reapermini.com/TheCraft/32 As a lazy advanced tabletop painter, I recommend: * Cheap natural hair brushes: Walmart or wherever. Use these for washes, drybrushing, and basecoats when you can. Basically, if you're new and make mistakes with your brushcare, you might as well destroy these brushes first! I minimize wear on the hobby brushes by using the cheap ones. * Raphael 8404, Winsor and Newton Series 7, and Rosemary and Co. Round brush, watercolor. Not miniature brushes, which are for painting. The tip is more important than the size. Myself, I use 00 and 0 for highlights most often, but others recommend size 2 for basecoating, highlighting, etc. * Pink Soap: Michael's. Others recommend Master's Brush Soap, but Pink Soap is also a conditioner, and easier to use if you're lazy. Unscrew the cap, dip the brush into the liquid, let the brush dry. Done!
  11. Some bases from my pound bag! (:
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    Received the Tavern set and am painting up the set! The butcher's cutting board needed a little blood... :D
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    Confrontation: Classic

    With the other IP issues, I wonder if they weren't pursued further because the IP holders were satisfying the law or their lawyers, more than to shut down competition. I have the impression that Cadwallon / Signum and Stellar / Sans-Detour don't get along with each other (iirc, Sans-Detour suggested Cadwallon was bad-mouthing the Confrontation project), so Stellar may go farther. The LoS IP dispute may have more in common with the Hex dispute, in which WotC went after Cryptozoic. https://news.softpedia.com/news/Hex-Shards-of-Fate-TCG-Maker-Cryptozoic-Responds-to-Lawsuit-by-WotC-442953.shtml https://www.engadget.com/2014/05/20/wizards-of-the-coast-sues-cryptozoic-over-hex-tcg/
  14. If you're new to washes: * Army Painter brown Strong Tone: All-purpose brown wash for monsters and wood terrain. * Secret Weapon Miniatures Stone Wash: For underground stone terrain. * Army Painter black Dark Tone: Excellent pre-wash on white primed miniatures that shouldn't use brown wash (eg. adventurers). AP Quickshade Ink Set includes Strong and Dark, although I don't use the other colors as often. SWM overview: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1129305/how-select-wash-secret-weapon-washes-link-review-s AP brown: SWM Stone: AP dark on white-primed miniature:
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    Secret Weapon - Tablescapes Dungeons: Mines

    I have it. It's durable, although I still wouldn't drop it. Pieces are nice and chunky, so won't break unless manhandled. Pick up the SWM Stone wash as well! Great for underground stone! I used SWM Concrete for the skull pattern on the stone in the second picture. You don't need to paint the red stuff, but I used Tamiya Red. Skull is from another KS. Lava runes are Reaper's Marigold yellow. "Charred" rune outline is a brush-tipped pen. From my imgur: https://imgur.com/a/ynuvsAi