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2 hours 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:

 

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Doug posted something in the Random Thread about distilling Mercury. It sounded unwatchable; so I didn't. But that led to this video:

 

 

What Happens If We Throw an Elephant off a Skyscraper? (A science video about Size and Scale of creatures...)

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32 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

Where are you lot seeing a gallows?

That was Bones 3. So it should be in retail sometime in the next year.

2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

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

 

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I think Dire Elk are also a real thing. And have crazy horns. And are prehistoric. At least I took pictures of horns in a museum that do the job. Doesn't that just drive you mental?

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I don't have Facebook so I am hoping those of you who do are sharing like crazy!

 

I have changed my mind about the chibis and I think I will paint them in the likeness of my children.  I have 4 kids so I need you guys to get at least that many unlocked.

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I don't care about the chibi folks...I still shared, because I know there are those who do care, and I can exploit them later by selling my chibis to them....err, I shared to be a good community member.

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1 minute ago, LordJosh said:

I don't care about the chibi folks...I still shared, because I know there are those who do care, and I can exploit them later by selling my chibis to them....err, I shared to be a good community member.

They just uploaded that this morning... and you already shared?  Are you sure you're in the right house?

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And 500 shares. That was quick.

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Just now, tidtil said:

And 500 shares. That was quick.

 

They will step it up each goal, while trying to keep them reachable I'm sure. 

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Has the purple feline of one foot wear recovered yet? We needs our summaries...

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Numbers Based on 1100-1200 Reaper time today:     
Total Gain Today:     $7,472
Total Gain 24 Hours:     $21,268
Total to Next Goal:     $15,277
New Backers This Hour:     13
Gain in last Hour:     $1,623
Current Average Pledge:     $113.03
Average Hourly Backers Today:     4.6
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours:     5.8
Average Hourly Pledges Today:     $623
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours:     $886
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour:     9.4
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg:     17.2
    
Current Total Pledges:     $1,154,723
Current Total Backers:     10,216
Previous Hour Total Pledges:     $1,153,100
Previous Hour Total Backers:     10,203

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It's a bit slow today..luckily we have 22 more days.

 

I will be going on vacation upcoming wednesday for 8 days..no Internet during that time..

I'm curious about what will be unlocked by that time.

 

 

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I can't find it on FB anywhere and there is no link to it in the update.  How do I get to it?

 

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 https://www.facebook.com/ReaperMini/

 

" It's a bit slow today..luckily we have 22 more days. "

 Actually, due to the FB thing the "new backers" number has taken a jump...

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9 minutes ago, Inarah said:

 https://www.facebook.com/ReaperMini/

 

" It's a bit slow today..luckily we have 22 more days. "

 Actually, due to the FB thing the "new backers" number has taken a jump...

 

That's cool!.

I was more referring to the money...slow progress.

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8 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

That's cool!.

I was more referring to the money...slow progress.

 

I think if we have the backer count, they money will come in the end.  We KNOW there are more exciting reveals coming as they have given us previews that have not shown up yet.  And I am sure there are plenty more where those come from.

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