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  1. Finished him rather quickly because he was a breeze to paint. No assembly required is always welcome. Only complaint I might have is these reaper models with already sculpted thick bases that I have to try and work around to base the figure myself. Steals away some of the creativity and fun.
    23 points
  2. Painted him for a friend. Seems a bit too big for a dwarf and too small for a human...Not sure what to think of him. Took me a while with all the fur and beard.
    22 points
  3. Quick update: Rendering this one further. With the hair/fur texture on this one I wanted to keep it thinner and more elegant compared to the Satyr. From here I need to do a little more refining overall, add in some extra little touches and accessories. She'll have a bag with a more elaborate design and some more banding around the bracers. The evil cloud of allergens seems to have begun to dissipate so I'm hoping to have this one finished up tomorrow.
    16 points
  4. That's not a conversation. That's a "Before you start speaking, I told you right at the start that X, Y and Z. You knew what you were signing up for. What part of X, Y and Z did you think wasn't going to apply to you, especially when you built a character that went against every single last one of those points, without running it past me? This is either you creating a character to purposely disrupt my campaign by diverting all the attention away from the story and onto your character's contrariness, or just complete ignorance on your part. Either way, these are the effects of your choices and they have now come back to bite you on the < bleep >. Accept responsibility for your choices. Own it. Now, since the entire game isn't going to change to suit you, what are you going to do to resolve this situation so that you can enjoy the game?"
    15 points
  5. Maybe should've made this my first post, but I thought I'd deleted the pics. Anyway, midsummer this year I came back to the hobby after a 15 year absence. I picked the silver dragon as my first thing to paint to evaluate how much my skills had deteriorated, and to my surprise, not as much as I'd thought! Thanks to Reaper for keeping it fun and affordable.
    14 points
  6. I did this last year and was always to shy to post. Looking for constructive feedback.
    14 points
  7. is that based purely on weight and area or does it factor in the radioactive heat of an angry godzilla?
    12 points
  8. I am reminded of a sign I have seen "A lack of planning on your part does not make an emergency on mine." Hopefully she will realize she shafted herself.
    12 points
  9. I can't thank you enough for sharing this! It's hard to express how much it would mean to me to be able to have a cat (or cats) and not have to worry about it causing a lack of breathing on my part. I'll definitely be following the progress of this research with great interest! Huzzah! --OneBoot :D
    12 points
  10. Finished up the Farmer NPC from Bones 4 today, and I have to say he is the most peasanty looking peasant that ever peasanted, I bet he didn't even vote for the king. really happy how he turned out and was a fun paint
    11 points
  11. Megan's Eberron game is going to end with a world shattering explosion. Fortunately, not our world. The Kyton moved the massive orrery into their[/i] capitol city. We are going to open the smaller orrery inside of it, and then skedaddle! The Kyton capitol city is on the plane of shadow. We are opening to the positive material. In the battle between Light and Shadow... Shadow loses. We will not be looking back as we run, not walk, from the explosion and hopefully, hopefully manage to get out through a more typical Gate before the inevitable *BOOM! occurs. If I could think of a reliable method, I would try to lure Kalidrax to the festivities. Jon's good friend the beholder will be there, We will let Agent Blacke be the one that pushes the button, Seven will be there to carry him out if needed. All of us are wounded, though none below half HP - most of our healing magic has been used up. (We never did get a cleric in the group.) I have a wand of Cure Light Wounds with five charges. The bard has a wand of Cure Moderate Wounds with a few charges left. Next week is going to be fun. The Auld Grump
    11 points
  12. A sound I know well. As a child I often felt compelled to test whether frozen over puddles could support my weight. I got pretty good at judging the right thickness, but it was more fun when they cracked but didn't quite break. Breaking through was not so fun, rubber boots leach heat fast.
    10 points
  13. Hmm. Ever been in a long term relationship with a significant other? Sure, they may have been high maintenance and you spent more on them than you probably should, but you thought they were worth it and besides, you both seemed really happy in the relationship even though some of your friends and family may have thought you were being taking advantage of. You figured the two of you were going to be together forever. And then one day out of the blue, and with no warning, and with no reason given, they tell you that the relationship is over. They’re leaving you. And not not only are they leaving you, they’re going to act like the years you were together never happened. And you never hear from them again. Until one day a few years later you get a short text from them. ”I don’t know if you’re seeing anybody, and I’m not saying anything, I’m just suggesting you might want to check out my Facebook page in a couple of years.”
    10 points
  14. I hope she's not just one of those players who likes to cause drama. Game drama is okay. Real life drama sucks.
    10 points
  15. This just in... Attn: @OneBoot A Veterinary Medical Research firm in Switzerland has invented a vaccine. This vaccine is given to cats. It prevents the cat from provoking an allergic response in humans. https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/vaccine-cat-allergies-developed-swiss-scientists/ HypoPet AG is the name of the firm. I just heard this on the TV news. #scienceisawesome? But perhaps you already know this and this is simply a cover identity for M.E.O.W’s super-secret-science-labs
    10 points
  16. The big wyvern from Bones 4. Enjoy !
    9 points
  17. It's fascinatingly circular to see people treating D&D like a tactical wargame, with real concerns about base sizes, the exact sizes of Elder Brains, heights of giants and the appearance or non-appearance of creatures in official tomes. I'm not criticising in any way: the way you want to play is the way you play, but as a 1983-era D&D initiate it is strange to me to be so proscriptive in an RPG - at my table a three headed troll mini (for example) would just be a troll with three heads, give it two extra bite attacks and roll for initiative, and a taller or shorter giant would be just that, adjust the HP total to either extreme as appropriate. A good-looking mini that doesn't match anything in the MM is an opportunity for a novel encounter!
    9 points
  18. So, I've been looking for something to have on in the background whilst painting AND I just found out that 4 seasons of Fraggle Rock are available on Amazon Prime. Coincidence? I think not!
    9 points
  19. Not a fun position to be in. Good luck! RE: my 'thin ice' picture---I posted it in good fun, but please be careful. I've fallen through ice into the water beneath (thankfully it was only about knee deep), and it's no fun. That mile plus walk home was absolutely miserable. Have a good Saturday!
    9 points
  20. Google says 36"+. At the low end is when the ice roads allegedly make the lovely noise like cracking glass.
    9 points
  21. The adapter was too short! It didn't fit into the HD case. So that left only one thing to do. YouTube! Per a helpful vid, I cracked open the enclosure and took the 3.5" drive out. Now the adapter fits, and I've got access to the files! Sort of. Every so often, the HD drops out and reconnects the USB. I think this is a good sign that I need to copy the files off of it and into something else pronto. It's just under 1TB of data, half of the capacity, so it looks like I can pick up an external hard drive the same size for $70. That'll hurt, but it also means the baby pictures and videos are safe for another half decade. And I will keep my eye out for another HD solution in the Black Friday sales. Figure I can do a manual RAID for what little I have to backup. I figure I'll just share out the hard drive rather than try to find a networked solution again.
    9 points
  22. My Secret Sophie order has arrived. I would tell you what was in it, but it's a secret.
    9 points
  23. Hello everyone, I was finally able to finish this Bones Mushroom King miniature today. Quite happy with the result so wanted to post some pictures here on the forum. Open for any comment and/or remarks! Have a nice weekend.
    8 points
  24. I know there are players of D&D who will complain if creatures don't use the "right" stats. Those players would be ... uncomfortable in any game I run. "But ghouls are medium creatures and have only 3 HD, so they can't be more than 27 HP! We've done 85 points of damage to that creature, and it's Small!" "The ghoul casts a fireball that gets your entire group. You've never seen a chartreuse fireball before. Take 34 points of damage or 17 if you save. Did I mention that it's a DC 19 Fort save?" "Ghouls can't do that! Nobody can do that!" "Huh .... So should I take that as you delaying your action or do you want to do something now?" Think of it as incentive to bring a painted mini, particularly a metal mini. If you're not an M&M, you're probably not going to be involved in the Great Munchening.
    8 points
  25. You kill it, you eat it. You don't kill it, you drool. Old school, baby.
    8 points
  26. Online, from a certain market of miniatures, I found some "Kaosball" team expansion packs on clearance (for a better price than what they're listed at now, as of this writing). Each pack contains 13 32mm-scale minis in 2 poses (6 of one pose on 25mm square bases, and 7 of an alt pose on 25mm round bases), a "bust" that represents the "team coach," and a game-specific 12-sided die (which I suppose isn't much use for anything, unless I actually wanted to play the game). Anyway, this worked out to being under $1 a figure, and the sculpts looked interesting, so I got a few packs. (I find it hilarious, though, that while most of the packs are marked down, the "Felinia Hellcats" -- scantily-clad gun-toting cat-girls -- are specifically marked as "[CLEARANCE]" and yet they're priced at about 3x the asking price for each of the other teams.) I originally picked these guys up (the "Samaria Barbarians") with a vague intent that "someday" I would run a Savage Worlds convention one-shot scenario heavily inspired by the "Brütal Legend" video game ... but it occurred to me that few if any of my players would have heard of that game, and I'm no particular "expert" on anything rock-and-roll-related, so maybe I'm not the best person to GM such a setting. However, I could always use a few more post-apocalyptic wastelanders. The "big hair" style here doesn't necessarily look like it would fit the current Fallout aesthetic as established in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, but I think these guys wouldn't look terribly out of place in the original Fallout 1 & 2 (what with all the "Mad Max" and "Fist of the North Star" wannabes wandering about in those games). I removed the figures from their bases, putty-and-texture-stamped the 25mm round bases, putty-and-texture-stamped some plastic 25mm rounds for the remaining figures, and did a few hand swaps and bit-add-ons to give a few of the figures visible ranged weaponry. (I figured that would give me a little more buy-in if I were to field a gang of these guys for an encounter and then they start FIRING on the PCs, versus what pushback I might get if they *appeared* to only be armed with axes.) I used some paper printed license plates to add some "junk armor" elements to further reinforce the "post-apocalyptic" vibe. Each team pack also comes with a "bust" to represent the team coach. I went with a bronze-and-verdigris scheme for each.
    7 points
  27. I also run adventure paths. I run them because I'm lazy and don't want to have to write a story. So I treat a lot of APs as outlines instead of exact step by step instructions. I toss in odd things all the time. Have to, I have players that couldn't follow a railroad to save their lives, or more their PCs lives
    7 points
  28. And kids' rubber boots aren't stream waders. The tops are never high enough. He says from painful experience.
    7 points
  29. I loved that movie when I was a kid. Haven't seen it in decades. I wonder if it holds up... MOAR COFFEE... then off to the clothing drop off. Got in a bit of painting. My 4 werewolves are all done, just need to flock the bases, and repaint 2 eyes that I messed up.
    7 points
  30. I don’t understand this lack of love for the dragon-wolf. What happened to the fine tradition of inventing creatures to throw at your player characters?
    7 points
  31. I was also wondering this. I figured just one breath weapon discharge and all bets are off. It would have to be in between the Silverado and the AT/AT. Maybe 25-36 inches of ice?
    7 points
  32. Or, you could just make her the "center of attention" for every bigot within hailing distance until she finds herself the "guest of honor" at the local Night-riders Social [private, invitation only, dress code will be observed]. GEM Inquiring Minds Need To Know: Where do Ice Road Truckers fall on this scale? GEM
    7 points
  33. These are 15mm figures I plan to use as robot rodents in place of giant rats for a sci-fi version of Rangers of Shadow Deep.
    6 points
  34. 6 points
  35. "Your character realized they weren't going to get paid because your employer was kidnapped. You left in disgust and created a catering company selling exotic roast meats. Your first clients are drunken third sons looking to shock their peers but then their moms get involved and realize you provide a quality and interesting service at half the cost of the standard caterers. Your business takes off from there." That is an option I'll offer after our Conversation.
    6 points
  36. I think this would lead to a more heated discussion & probably not a solution. I never have liked killing a character off when the player couldn't make it. Now maybe if it was multiple sessions, but a single session, nah not worth it.
    6 points
  37. Several of the Fat Little Birds have reached a state of almost perfect roundness. Like feathery orbs. I'm resisting the urge to line them up in an unused egg carton and bring them indoors.
    6 points
  38. I do get that, but then I don't really paint minis specifically for RPGs, even though I use my painted minis for RPGs. I'm simply not (and never have been) a fast enough painter to say, "Next Friday's game needs 8 town guards, 6 Drow and a Drider, and 2 Hill Giants" and have them ready. (Heck, I'm more likely to say, "Wait, a hill giant? I have a great hill giant model! I should paint that. Soon™." ) For RPGs I use markers, which might be D&D Miniatures prepaints, disks with labels, proxies that aren't too obnoxious, scraps of paper, whatever. Or miniatures I've previously painted that work. For whatever reason, I almost never use unpainted minis as markers. So for me, I'm interested in figures more as pieces of art, for which those succubi will work great. And when there's a mini that turns out interestingly, I'm willing to build NPCs to suit miniatures, too.
    6 points
  39. I more or less agree with the above few comments. I started with 2nd Edition D&D and for the first 10 or so years I played, if we did use physical aids at all, it was things like bottle tops, coins and erasers. And that was a lot of fun. But I must say I do like how visual and “board gamey” D&D has since become with the emphasis on miniatures and maps and scenery and stuff. I find the eye-pleasing, tactile nature of modern D&D enhances my theatre of the mind rather than detracts from it. And since I like the lore of D&D, and there are so many options for visually accurate miniatures to choose from, I say “Why not use them?” I’m not bothered by things like slight size issues or minor physical discrepancies though. I just figure that since there’s a lot of variations within species’ in the real world, why wouldn’t there be in a fantasy world too?
    6 points
  40. I dunno if it holds up, but it certainly still tickles the nostalgia. And D2 is still just as fun and dumb as it was when I was a kid, or at least my nostalgia-tinted self thinks it is. The Flying V is such a stupid hockey play, and I loved when it just got crushed in D2. And the Knuckle Puck is even dumber...
    6 points
  41. COFFEE!! Ate too much yesterday, didn't sleep all that well, and not hungry this morning. Think I'll just hold off on eating till I'm actually hungry. Going to visit Mrs. Hamster's family in LI today, and I've got a book to read on the train. Really looking forward to the read.
    6 points
  42. My Anno domini KS add ons arrived.. I got the Antonio Banderas mini, the peter dinklage mini, the jafar mini and there's a witch/druidess type
    6 points
  43. I take it more of GW telling it’s former fans they might want to stop buying from other mini and game companies that have tried to step up and fill the void left by the demise of Warhammer cause, hey look, we may be doing something in a few years that you might be more interested in. But of course because we’re GW all you’re getting now is a tease with no real info. Honestly. They could teach ReaperRon a thing or two about noncommittal teasing.
    6 points
  44. Okay! Spent part of this afternoon doing the quick one first. This is what you get from me in an hour. Started off with blocking out base colors. Then a variety of washes and dry brushing with a bit of detailing with all these colors included - And that's Pale Red Violet, Leather Brown and a mystery metallic (ooooold bottle and I don't remember what it is) with faded labels in the back.
    6 points
  45. Sometimes my brain outdoes itself when it comes to outlandish dreams. In this one I'm being yelled at/ charged with a quest by the ghost of President Kennedy, who is highly irritated that someone removed his coffee table and replaced it with an IKEA one. Apparently he'd had some kind of apt that had it's rent paid perpetually, but the landlord lost the building somehow, the new owner figured out who the owner of the apt was, and proceeded to start ebaying the contents of it. However since the apt and it's contents were Kennedy's link to the physical world, each sale weakens him further. Exactly why he's trying to stick around and just what it is he's doing and why me, are questions that were expertly dodged, as my whole involvement is simply to " get rid of this cardboard monstrostity and get my coffee table back". We find it on ebay, it's 90 grand, I tell him I don't have 90 grand, and to help me get in touch with his relatives who have the funding for this. He refuses, for reasons that again are not explained to me, but instead tells me the possible locations of moonshine stashes that his father hid in various places, so for the rest of the dream, I'm trying to find a way to Upper Michigan where the largest stash might still be, trying to find out if there is a market for almost hundred year old moonshine, (which I'm sure there is, finding it is the problem), and solving the problem of just how am I going to transport several hundred gallons of it without a drivers license or a moving truck and do all of this before someone hits "Buy it Now". I think there might be a one season show in this one.
    6 points
  46. Dragons, lots of dragons in this KS and its hard to choose which ones to have! So, going to ask for some assistance to narrow it down :) If you were only only to choose just TWO dragons from the addons, which would you choose: Valfuryx Aganzarax Shavynra Krateryx Ildraedis Kalanzar Any opinions warmly welcomed. ps - New to Reaper and Bones so I have nothing from previous KS etc. I can't find it now, but somewhere during the Kickstarter a picture of Shavynra from the front was posted. In an update or somewhere on Reaper Live, I don't know. She's got these claws on the tips of her wings, and I love the posing of them from the front. Very intimidating. Other than that, I would go for Valfuryx or Aganzarax. They're the most unique from this KS. Kalanzar is impressive, but most existing Reaper dragons work fine for a red, including T'Raukzul which is about the same size. I agree that Ilraedis' stance is a bit plain. I also want to try mounting an LED in Krateryx, but otherwise I'm not fond of the crouched pose. So if I had to pick two, we'll say Shavynra and Aganzarax.
    5 points
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