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Hey there! It's been awhile. I've painted a few things recently, but it's been sporadic. I have plenty of minis to paint, but have been fighting sometimes to find the mood to or to find time.
Anyway! Personal crap aside, here is my rendition of the frost giant from the Nolzur's Marvelous Unpainted Miniatures line, which seems to be the same sculpt as the Harshnag from the Icons of the Realms series of pre painted minis.
Enough of my blabbering, on with the pics!
Unfortunately I didn't push the contrast a ton here. It's clear to see in hand, but it doesn't really show up in the photos all that well. Still good practice though. And he'll terrify my players all the same.
The Origins of the Lost Lands
For almost 20 years, glimpses into the world of the Lost Lands have been revealed in the publications of Frog God Games and Necromancer Games. The Lost Lands contain locations now legendary in the annals of roleplaying, from the depths of the massive dungeons of Rappan Athuk, to the city of Bard’s Gate, the Desolation of Tsar, the Blight, the demon-tainted Sundered Lands, the chaotic tumult of the Borderland Provinces, and the fabled Northlands. These publications offered hints of the sweeping scope, deep history, and epic grandeur of the Lost Lands. But only hints.
For well over a decade, a Lost Lands campaign world has been our customers' most requested project...
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The Primary Reward
Over 42 years in the making, this is the definitive guide to the world of the Lost Lands!
This massive volume includes the history of the Lost Lands, a wealth of detailed maps, cultural information about its nations and peoples, and a huge gazetteer containing descriptions of the world's countries, cities, waterways and geography. For the first time, readers can explore the length and breadth of the great continent of Akados, including regions never before described, and far Libynos, home of the Desert Kingdoms and many ancient cultures alien to the folk of Akados.
The book weighs in at approximately 700 pages in full color, with maps by award-winning cartographers and beautiful, original artwork to place you directly into the world itself in all its glory and terror.
Entirely system-neutral, the guide can be used with any game system you choose.
The Lost Lands are the setting for a tremendous array of over 150 individual adventures and sourcebooks already published by Frog God Games and Necromancer Games, many providing statistics in multiple game systems. All of this material is available to provide an almost inexhaustible resource of ready-made adventures and epic quests! Future Frog God Games products set in the Lost Lands will be built into the ever-growing canon finally revealed in this volume.
About 4000 example pages of Lost Lands Adventures Pictured Above A small sample of some of these already-existing adventures include Rappan Athuk, Sword of Air, Slumbering Tsar, Bard's Gate, Necropolis, Cyclopean Deeps, The Borderland Provinces, The Blight, and Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms.
Authors of adventures which have, over two decades, explored the Lost Lands include Clark Peterson, Ed Greenwood, Bill Webb, Gary Gygax, Matt Finch, Jim Ward, Morten Braten, Jeff Harkness, John Stater, Bill Kenower, Nate Paul, Dennis Sustare, and Alex Kammer.
The authors of the guide to the Lost Lands include Bill Webb, Greg Vaughan, Matt Finch, Vicki Potter, Pat Lawinger, Anthony Pryor, Rhiannon Louve, Mark Greenberg, Ken Spencer, Casey Christofferson, and Thom Wilson.
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The Lost Lands
Is there anyone who might be interested in a PBP 4e GURPS lite (rules light, no crazy math) portal horror/ mystery modern day adventure.
1) Gurps 4e is published by Steve Jackson Games, and the free "lite" version of the rules is available online here.
2) This world is adapted by me from the fiction of Ian Rogers with my own additions.
3) Character creation rules
NO MAGIC OR SUPER POWERS or cinematic skills/abilities
100 points available up to 50 points in disadvantages and 5 quirks as well. If your character concept is disabled, then there's leeway to go over this, but needs discussion with me first
If you have 4e books or the character creator app, feel free to go for it. Otherwise I will post a list of templates and where they're located that I've vetted to guide you beyond the lite rules.
A skill at 12/13 is considered professional quality. higher gets you a better ability to handle tough situations and improve chance at a critical. Really high skills might get notoriety (could be good or bad).
Useful guidance http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?p=369148
Also this free pdf condensing skills info should be useful
4) This is set in Toronto and Ontario Canada primarily. Your character doesn't need to be from there, you just need to have an idea of what you're doing there, and specifically to start, what you're doing in the PATH specifically (this will be how you are all introduced). After reading about the world basics, you will also need to think about any supernatural/ blacklands experience your character has had... if any, and if/how they were affected by it.
The World Basics
I'm hoping to be able to do a few posts a week, but because I'm new to this, and have limited availability it might be slower than I want. I'm unsure about the number of players - this could work with only a few.
More later. Feel free to ask questions or express interest.
If you have and use a skill that will allow you to obtain info/ achieve goal to advance plot, that will happen. I won't make people roll until something happens or things end.
This site seems to have a decent character generator. There`s step-by-step at the top of the page, and it auto-calculates. Please print to pdf or printscreen or recopy. so I can review. If you need a template, please let me know. Please set point maximum to 100 (it defaulted to 300 for me).
Current Characters list:
1)Magnus Albertson @Dilvish the Deliverer
3) Sam Travis @Corsair
5) Raoul @Colonel Kane
6) Morgan Faustus @Kangaroorex
There will be a hard cap at 6 players. And maybe only 5 total. We're closing in on being able to start things.
If any of you are like me, you received a package stating you were naughty.
For the life of me, I don't know why Reaper would consider me Naughty. I spend money on the Halloween and Christmas promotions.
I have backed 3 of the 4 Bones Kickstarters...
Wait, maybe I'm being punished for not backing Bones KS 2? I'll need to think on that some more.
I have been toying with the idea of painting this...thing. Whatever it is. In order to do so, I needed to get a closer look.
Here it is. I have heard rumors of what it is. Some people say it is Bonesium without any hardener. Some say it is some sort of silicone eraser.
But, I think I puzzled it out.
It must be a miniature. The only problem is, which one.
It is like no miniature I have ever seen. I scoured the Reaper web store for days on end. After several pots of coffee, I came to a conclusion.
It is painted black, so it must be part of the Legendary Encounters line. But for the life of me, I cannot find a model with a matching image or any evidence that this "lump of coal" has a SKU.
The more I stared at it, the more it showed me it's true colors!
See that subtle face sculpted into the mini?
I decided that to punish us for not backing ALL of the Kickstarters, Reaper sent us a model sculpted by an anonymous sculptor who managed to really soften the details.
To add insult to injury, they sent us the main body without the whole sprue of facial and limb features. Talk about punishing the "Naughty!" Reaper, you have stooped too low.
I think I narrowed down which creature this is supposed to be. I remembered an old monster from the first Monstrous Compendium I ever owned (TSR D&D 2nd Ed.). The humble Galeb Duhr.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who sees the resemblance.
Now, I am the first to admit that my sculpting and Green Stuff skills are amateurish and unrefined.
But I can't stand the thought of an incomplete miniature.
And, although Reaper usually has AWESOME customer service for replacing missing parts, for this particular model I fear no replacements would be forthcoming for so naughty a Forumite as myself.
Alas, I need to do it myself. But, if this material is silicone, I fear green stuff may not stick to it.
So, I needed a framework:
I drilled some holes into the model at key locations. I superglued in some paperclip bits. It seemed sturdy enough.
I then proceeded to do my best to emulate a Galeb Duhr.
However, due to IP, I'm sure Reaper calls this a Coal Golem.
I gave him the name Coalie, as you'll read why in the Show Off post later...
Now, to paint this model.
Black Brush On Primer
2:1 Coal Black:Highland Moss
For the base, I wanted simple stone scree like you would find littering the floor of a dwarven mine.
This is the Stone Grey Triad.
1:1 Coal Black:Highland Moss
1:2 Coal Black:Highland Moss
I ended up going a little higher by adding some Frosty Blue into the mix a few times.
Then I got to work on the eyes. I imagined the coal golem should have glowing lumps of fiery coal for eyes...
Pure White, then some lines of Golden Yellow
Added lines of Hearth Fire
Then stippled in some Fire Red. I like the effect.
Crude OSL with Golden Yellow mixed with Hearth Fire. The left eye came out better, in my opinion.
I hope Reaper will think twice in the future about tossing misshapen, incomplete models our way as "free promos" and labeling us as Naughty.
I'm sorry for not backing all the Kickstarters, OK! Are you happy now?
Well, I'll link to the Showoff Thread Here.
I hope you liked this idea.
Let me know what you think!
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