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22 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

 

So what send Byran a sir forescale thing did I miss while I was away from the forums?

For the bi-weekly updates while waiting for Bones 3 fulfillment, Bryan put out a call for people to paint up Forscales to use in the pictures.  Everyone who sent in one receive Reaper store credit.  I painted the pumpkin knight.

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29 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

No, dire is next level over basic animal.  Because there is a Dire Wolf, which is worse than a regular Wolf.

But.... I gotta admit... I like the ring of that Dire Sabertooth thing...

 

Originally in 1e the Dire thing was refering to prehistoric version, i.e. the Dire Wolf, which is a real name for a real creature that did exist.

 

In later editions (2e, IIRC), some designer/ marketer decided they liked the term Dire and re-purposed it to mean, bigger, badder version of the original animal.  In an effort to show this, the artists started drawing them with spiky growths, and thus we have the birth of the modern gaming Dire animals.

 

One of my least favorite attempts to "dire-up: an animal, the 2e Dire Elk:

 

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Numbers Based on 0800-0900 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:     $4,553
Total Gain 24 Hours:     $22,999
Total to Next Goal:     $18,196
New Backers This Hour:     4
Gain in last Hour:     -$59
Current Average Pledge:     $113.05
Average Hourly Backers Today:     3.0
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours:     5.8
Average Hourly Pledges Today:     $506
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours:     $958
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour:     -306.7
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg:     19.0
    
Current Total Pledges:     $1,151,804
Current Total Backers:     10,188
Previous Hour Total Pledges:     $1,151,863
Previous Hour Total Backers:     10,184

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9 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Originally in 1e the Dire thing was refering to prehistoric version, i.e. the Dire Wolf, which is a real name for a real creature that did exist.

 

In later editions (2e, IIRC), some designer/ marketer decided they liked the term Dire and re-purposed it to mean, bigger, badder version of the original animal.  In an effort to show this, the artists started drawing them with spiky growths, and thus we have the birth of the modern gaming Dire animals.

 

One of my least favorite attempts to "dire-up: an animal, the 2e Dire Elk:

 

dire_elk.gif?1409112143

 

Does it have mange?

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40 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

For the bi-weekly updates while waiting for Bones 3 fulfillment, Bryan put out a call for people to paint up Forscales to use in the pictures.  Everyone who sent in one receive Reaper store credit.  I painted the pumpkin knight.

Here's the original thread in the painting contest section.

 

It was a fun little competition.

 

I keep hoping I get to see my Sir For$ale and Grand Surveyor pop up in an update one of these days.

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Sweet, we unlocked the next unlock before the KS even began!

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53 minutes ago, Grayfax said:

No, dire is next level over basic animal.  Because there is a Dire Wolf, which is worse than a regular Wolf.

But.... I gotta admit... I like the ring of that Dire Sabertooth thing...

But dire was described in one of the editions as dark, twisted throwbacks to some forgotten time. 3e monster manual I think. So the semi prehistoric thing is legit, just not the way they run with it since.

 

i got khanjira as a dire terrasque, so I can't really say anything. Lol

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You guys think we'll get a reveal or something from Reaper today to carry us through the weekend?

 

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

Does it have mange?

 

I think that it's just shedding now that winter is over.

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I think we might see another chibi unlock on FB maybe, and hopefully, some more backers from that.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, NecroMancer said:

You guys think we'll get a reveal or something from Reaper today to carry us through the weekend?

 

 

I think we could hit the next goal by midnight if we get a steady stream of new pledges each hour today and no more -$59  "gains" today.  But weekends are slow, and we're moving into the slow middle part of the project.  Maybe they will spam facebook  again. 

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I'm torn; I kinda want the tree of despair to be part of a really cool set/goal, but I also kinda want it to be a solo piece because I can foresee wanting several of them.

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3 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

I'm torn; I kinda want the tree of despair to be part of a really cool set/goal, but I also kinda want it to be a solo piece because I can foresee wanting several of them.

Same. I already have at least 3 projects in mind for the tree. Two at least if we don't get a cat dragon.

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You could make a pretty little jewelry tree out of that thing to hang necklaces and the likes over it.

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Numbers Based on 0900-1000 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:     $4,914
Total Gain 24 Hours:     $21,500
Total to Next Goal:     $17,835
New Backers This Hour:     6
Gain in last Hour:     $361
Current Average Pledge:     $113.02
Average Hourly Backers Today:     3.3
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours:     5.6
Average Hourly Pledges Today:     $491
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours:     $896
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour:     49.3
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg:     19.9
    
Current Total Pledges:     $1,152,165
Current Total Backers:     10,194
Previous Hour Total Pledges:     $1,151,804
Previous Hour Total Backers:     10,188

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