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  1. Congratulations, you have found the thread for posting your completed Random Rainbow Dragon!! The original quest can be seen here: Please provide a link to your Show Off Thread (which should include the model # you chose in its tags), a link to the Work in Progress thread, a brief statement of what colors you rolled, a statement of what dragon you painted (for search purposes), and photos of your lovely dragon. The Mods may make grumpy faces and remove chatter-posts from this thread. For chatter, please go to the original quest thread. You receive +5000 experience, +3 to skill Crafting (Mini Painting), and over 9000 Internet Points (redeemable whenever, wherever, for bragging rights on the internet) for completing this quest. Thank you for your participation. May our flock of dragons fly together forever in the pixels of this thread!
  2. I will be painting Kryphrixis and the colors I rolled were: 9029 earth brown 9077 marine teal 9227 brilliant green
  3. My dragon arrived! Deathsleet for me! The Ebonwrath is for my BF. I rolled a 15, 9, and 3. Ooooh boy. This is going to get funky. Mint green primary. Heather blue secondary. Lava orange miscellaneous. I am going for the base unstarred challenge because this roll is scary and the last dragon I did was like... my 3rd figure ever, over a decade ago unless you count the fairy familiar dragon. Including previous dragon in pictures. Must have been early because it is unlabeled on bottom for number (I labeled soon after beginning to track progress). So yeah. The mint and the blue aren't so bad. The orange?! Uh oh!! My dragon is going to need some work on the base to put the plastic in place better. Thinking of connecting the foot bases instead of two spots on the ground. I have the blue, will buy the orange and green on Saturday. Scheme? I got some time to ponder that!
  4. First off, I'm a complete sucker for rolling d20s. Second, I've been in a painting slump and can't be bothered to drag all my paints out to paint and/or I'm too intimidated to work on my other projects. Third, my hubby (a.k.a. Wise Kraken) has a conference coming up and is going to be out of town for the last week of September. I'm hoping that I can get my confidence and enthusiasm back if I do a silly project that doesn't require a lot of set-up or over-thinking. So here's the link to the rules post, I'll probably accidentally break some of them because I'm just not planning on stressing about this. (Which, I think, is the point, right??) http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/76666-the-seers-and-a-wizard-present-a-random-rainbow-dragon-challenge/ And here are my pictures: So the dragon is Kryphrixis , and my rolls were 4, 17 & 10. Which is Orange Brown, Marine Teal and Imperial Purple. It's... actually really close to doing a colorful version of a bronze dragon. I didn't cheat, honest!! I'm short the Orange Brown, ironically, but it will probably take as long to order the paint as I'll take to prep the dragon. I haven't decided whether I want to take on one of the extra challenges, it might depend on how I feel or how well the colors mix. It's super tempting to shade with other colors from the same triads, mainly since I've already got them. Wish me luck, and feel free to gently prod me to work on this guy. EDIT: Deleted duplicate image of die rolls.
  5. Congratulations, by opening this forum post, you have received a quest! This quest is a challenge created by the combined forces of @Sirithiliel the Queen Tiamacrab, a Wizard Most Wild @Pezler the Polychromatic, and myself – @Cyradis the Questgiver. The challenge is this! Paint a small dragon, letting the dice control the colors! The Rules: Post in the WIP Forums “_Your Pseudonym_ is taking the random rainbow dragon challenge!” or “_Your Pseudonym_ has accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!” something to that extent. Select a figure from one of the following: Stormwing (from Bones III), Kryphrixis (from Bones III), Deathsleet (77110), or Ebonwrath (77102). You must select the dragon BEFORE rolling for colors. Take a photo with the figure and a clock as proof of order of operations. Roll for colors! Use a d20 and a photo, or an online dice roller with a screenshot as proof of rolling. Or have a fellow forum dweller vouch for your rolls. Use the Color Chart below to determine what the color is that you rolled. There are three rolls. Below is an online dice roller. Most keyboards have a PRT SCRN button that can take a screenshot for you. Then you can paste the photo into Paint to save. I'm sure there are better methods, but that works for me. https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm The first roll determines what your primary base color is. That must be the dominant color on the figure. The second roll determines your secondary color. It should be the second color that catches the eye, and second most prevalent color on the figure. The third roll determines your miscellaneous color. This should be most of the accent colors that you use, and third most prevalent color on the figure. You might need to order paint or go to the FLGS after rolling if you don’t have a given bottle – we’ll be patient and wait for you. If you can’t get a bottle of one of these colors, here is a spreadsheet with equivalent colors from different brands. If you really can't get them, use the closest thing you got to your rolls (let us know what they are please). https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xl-x9eW3bLw5eqDeNUG2JUwn2EZwn34TDKfNIg5uul4/edit#gid=5 Number Reaper # Color Name Color Description 1 9004 Fire Red Bright red 2 9134 Clotted Red Dull red 3 9218 Lava Orange Volcanic orange 4 9201 Orange Brown Dull orange 5 9009 Lemon Yellow Bright yellow 6 9227 Brilliant green Bright green 7 9035 Olive Green Olive dull green 8 9017 True Blue Bright blue 9 9231 Heather Blue Dull light blue 10 9023 Imperial Purple Deep purple 11 9026 Violet Red A very misnamed color; somewhere between burgundy and magenta. Not violet. 12 9262 Blush Pink Very pink 13 9029 Earth Brown Generic brown 14 9122 Terran Khaki Light brown 15 9263 Mint Green Bright pastel green 16 9089 Cloudy Grey Generic grey 17 9077 Marine Teal Teal, blueish 18 9074 Palomino Gold Earthy gold yellow 19 9037 Pure Black Super black. Critical threat! 20 9039 Pure White Super white. Critical threat! You are allowed to use whatever colors to shade and highlight that you want, as long as the rolled colors are obvious visually.* Example: you can shade a red dragon with purple, brown, or black, but it must always appear as a red dragon. A white dragon shaded with grey must appear as a white dragon, not a grey dragon. You are allowed to use colors outside the ones that you rolled, but they must not take up more visual surface area than any of the others.** Example: your pink, green, and gray dragon is allowed to have bone-beige teeth. The proportions of color on the figure can be however you want, as long as the 1st roll is dominant, 2nd is less, 3rd is less, and anything else smaller. Example: 70% pink, 15% green, 10% gray, and 5% anything else. Or it could be 50% pink, 25% green, 15% grey, and 10% anything else. The tidbit colors are fine wherever, as long as they are minor. Paint your dragon according to the rolls plus your tidbits. Even if it is outrageous. The goal is to make the dragon look as awesome as possible without the benefit of planning color themes. You can add spots, stripes, eye-spots like moths have, or nothing. This is the base challenge. Star 1* You may decide after your initial three rolls to limit your shading colors to your rolled colors mixed with pure black and white. You may still use tidbit colors. Declare this if you go for a Star 1 challenge! Star 2** You may decide after your initial three rolls to not use colors outside of your rolled ones and shading colors (so no tidbits like beige teeth, only 3 visual colors shaded however you want). Declare this if you go for a Star 2 challenge! Star 3*** You may decide to do both the Star 1 and Star 2 challenges, using absolutely nothing but your three rolled colors, plus black and white for shading. If you do this, you are allowed to use the white for areas like teeth and eyes that could be really weird otherwise (or not - up to you). Effectively, you have 5 colors to work with only, and three of them must be the majority (in decreasing order of prevalence). You gotta be nuts! There is no time limit on this. However, if the WIP photos stop showing up at a normal rate and there’s never a Show Off thread, the forum dwellers may gently poke fun at you for adding this to your Shelf of Shame. Post to the Show Off forums with a “_Your Pseudonym_ has completed the random rainbow dragon challenge!” sort of title upon completion. Brag about your awesome (or hilarious) dragon. Win all the internet-points. Receive experience and praise. Thus shall end the quest. Once the first Random Rainbow Dragon has been completed, we will start up a group Show Off thread to compile all of the dragons in a great flock of rainbowy goodness. Current WIP List (started thanks to @Evilhalfling.) Little Bluberry Sylverthorne Glitterwolf Cyradis Corporea Sirithiliel Morihalda Evilhalfling Guindyloo Maledrakh Eldamir pcktInt Talae nakos Kate midshipmaneasy Paradoxical Mouse Darsc Zacal vegascat Cranky Dog Auberon robinh Ulfheathen Phoenix Rising NebulousMissy Edsterdoom Ironhammer Thes Hunter Invisible Thumb arouark OneBoot Gadgetman Eldamir v2 Ludo midshipmaneasy v2 HornedTurtle Sophie was taken Crazyscribble Sanwah
  6. cute take on a d20 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497057119/crit-or-shoot-d20
  7. Orcs! [d20]

    ORCS! The settlement of Unity lays quiet below you. Asleep. Unsuspecting. The humans who lay there hold a relic, and have no idea that it is the key to saving this world. Instead, the humans just keep moving south, away from the growing ice. They just keep raping the land for its magic, crowding out the Elder Races. That ends now. Your warband moves silently down the hill in the dark. Creeping up to the fence that these humans call a wall is no challenge. There's hardly a sentry to be seen. Even if there was, their torches only shed so much light, and the shadows are your allies. Up and over you go, into Unity. Your noses wrinkle at the stench. The sickly sweet smell of humans. The docile, domestic, weak smell of them disgusts you. It's nothing like the wild, strong, clean smells of an Orc camp. This is smell of an animal caught in a trap, knowing death is coming yet still fearing it. The sounds of animals catch your keen ears. Cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, dogs. All of them have had the wildness taken out of them. They sound diseased, sick with humanity. Most of the windows are dark, a few still have candles or lamps burning in them, but those are easily avoided. The road you want is dark, not even the moon touches it this night. These human settlements are all the same, the road is straight, with no obstacles. It leads right to the back of their church. These humans and their One God. It makes you vomit in your mouth a little just thinking about it. Silently, you open the shuttered window, and slide into the dark opening. One by one, the warband enters the wooden structure. It is dark, even to your eyes, but you can see the star. It's in a glass case on a wooden table...maybe an altar. Removing the glass case is as easy as it looks, and the star goes into a pouch. Out the way you came seems the easiest way. And so you go. Out through the opened window, into the darkened street. Into the waiting arms of a guard patrol. They stand, sneering at you with drawn blades. The cold steel reflects the light of their torches. They cautiously advance, eyes never leaving your hands. They'll kill you if they can.
  8. Shadows of Eldolan

    Hey all. I've decided to try my hand at running a pbp here using the 13th Age system. I'm not sure how many of you have actually played it, but hopefully some of you will be willing to give it a try. If you happen to be a 3E/Pathfinder fanatic, Jonathan Tweet explains why you should set his old system aside for a moment and try his new one. The good news: If you don't own the core book, the publisher has made the rules available as a free pdf here. The bad news: They don't want the free edition to be so nice that you don't buy the book. Not only have all the pretties been removed, so has some of the formatting. It reads like an old netbook (but with hyperlinking). It also does not include the six classes from 13 True Ways. Of course I can help clear up any confusion and you can always acquire the full edition (legally from the publisher of course). Players: 4-6 Classes: All* Races: All* Alignment: No evil Stats: Standard point buy (28) Level: 1st Dice: Polyhedral * No 3rd party, just Fire Opal. Legal: 13th Age 1st edition c 2013 Fire Opal Media; published by Pelgrane Press Ltd. Now for the fun stuff. “A short distance down the coast from the mighty city of Horizon, the town of Eldolan has its own problems. Students of the town’s three rival wizard schools constantly feud and create trouble for the town guard, the Silver Shields, who must clean up the wizards’ messes. The Council of Mages—who truly rule the town—involve themselves with stints of political one-upmanship that keeps any true political progress from moving forward. And rumors of people going missing have been on the rise, keeping the common folk close to the magically lighted streets when they go out at night. But a darkness has been growing in Eldolan, and those who seek old power have set plans in motion to remind everyone what true fear is. “ Shadows of Eldolan is an introductory adventure that features investigation, roleplaying, and a good chunk of combat. It is an entirely urban adventure, so any talent/spell/feat that is only useful in the wilderness is better not taken. This in no way precludes rangers and such; you just want to avoid certain options If we end up with more than 6 applicants, I'll do the usual and create a queue. Potential Players: SparksMurphy - Kadu Evilhalfling - Rizzel Kangaroorex - Ruth Blubbernaught (?)
  9. I had an idle thought recently: could we come up with a DC roll and modifiers to predict the likelihood of a Kickstarter project delivering during a given month starting on the expected month? The modifiers would be based on various aspects of the company and the Kickstarter project like size of the company, # of backers, and what is shown in the project proposal. The Difficulty Class would be based on the subjective complexity of the project: Easy is 10 Medium is 15 Hard is 20 Then you’d add modifiers to your roll against the DC. Miss the roll on a given month, you get to roll again the next month. And, you can still roll a 1 even if your total of modifiers seems to be greater than the DC. Here are some modifiers that I threw together somewhat randomly. Company Modifiers New company: -5 Company been around > 2 years: +2 History of late projects: -5 Size of group working on fulfillment 1: -5 10-20: +2 21-50: + 5 51+: + 10 First Kickstarter: -5 Every Kickstarter after first: +2 Each currently unfulfilled Kickstarter: -3 Manufacturing overseas: -5 Frequent updates during campaign: +1 Professional video: +2 Concept art only: -1 Masters shown for 25-50% of minis: +2 Masters shown for > 50% of minis: +5 Production complete: +10 # of Backers: 200-500: -2 Each 500 above 500: -2 Frequency of updates after funding concludes: < 1 every 6 months: -10 < 1 every 3 months: -5 < 1 a month: -2 >1 every week: +2 Every month after the first month: +1 (limited to +5 total) Anyway, just some idle thoughts that came to me while away from home. Ron
  10. Endless Blue Kickstarter

    One of my long time friends and D&D campaign members, William Cuffe, is running a Kickstarter campaign for his aquatic world project called Endless Blue. I've been following his work on Elqua (the name of the world) on Wordpress for quite some time, and I'm excited to see this project reach fruition. Please consider pledging! ~v
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