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  1. 5 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:

    we'll always be coming home on Sunday unless we live in Dallas, so we'll always miss the forumite dinner


    Our class and work schedules had us leaving Sunday this year, ourselves. Year Two we flew out Monday evening and had time to tour Dallas that day and it was amazingly relaxing, though. If you can ever swing that, it helped me limit my travel stress a lot.

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  2. 1 minute ago, LittleBluberry said:


    Yup, too many people to meet everyone!  Probably didn't help that we showed up a little later than most people and left a little earlier.  It couldn't really be helped, but some day we'll try and do it differently.  


    One year you go Thursday to Sunday morning and say, "Man, I missed the Meet'n'Greet! We need to get there earlier next time!"


    The next year you go Wednesday to Sunday morning and say "Crap, I missed out on the forumite dinner!"


    Year Three has you staying until Sunday night. You hit the dinner and rush to get your plane and decide, "Eh, screw it, let's just stay until Monday."


    At some point I think you just move to Dallas.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Mocha said:

    I did one for ReaperCon 2016 that took a good bit 'o time but I think the pic is now a blue box with a [?] (possibly due to the forum update or a user error on my part). However, I worry that someone felt comfortable with their picture on there and asked for it to be removed (total speculation on my part though). If that's true, I'm hesitant to do another one since asking every forumite for individual permission to post their pic might not be realistic. 


    Otherwise, if I'm able to get the green light, I'm in at least one pic (Thurs night) and I'd be interested in mocking that one up :) 
    [edited to correct a subject-verb-agreement typo]


    It looks like Reaper may have also moved the forum behind Cloudflare... I've been seeing some weirdness with @ (username) references being blocked as a result.

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  4. 57 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

    My wife felt excluded this year too.. she brought out the pens and coloring books at the hotel and people pretty much avoided sitting at her table.. I don't know if they were afraid to disturb her or what... 


    That's sad! If she had done that at the convention she might have gotten FireElemental to come visit. We didn't hit up the HGI this year at all (not even for the fire pit!) so if that's where she was stationed we never had a shot to see her and hang out. :(

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  5. 1 minute ago, CorallineAlgae said:

    These look great for protecting them from dust while they wait. I won't be traveling with them so it's fine if they're a little heavy. Just don't want them to break. Sounds like these should be ideal. Backing for two at the moment. 


    Just as I'm talking you into getting these, I do want to sound a note of caution--there are a lot of holes in the cases. They probably won't do a great job at keeping out the dust without liberal applications of tape or something like it.

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  6. 37 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:

    I guess for us who don’t socialize outside the convention, having to pay for breakfast and pay more for the rooms isn’t worth it


    in the three ReaperCons I have gone to, I have never socialized at the fire pit, or outside the con at all


    indeed I hardly find room at tables of forumites to sit and chat with, so for me I guess actually Cons are more for the classes and art contest than socialization, because looking back at my convention history I barely socialize with anyone and can count on one hand the amount of conversations I had with people that last more than a quick ‘hi’


    That's exactly why my wife goes to Reapercon, for the classes and the contest. There's nothing wrong with that!


    Bet there would be a lot of people who would save you guys seats, though. :)

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  7. 20 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

    Considering a house Procrastinus ribbon for those who can tell me how many entries they intended to paint versus how many they actually painted


    2 planned, 0 executed. 0.00% completion. I win!


    15 minutes ago, Crowley said:

    Hmmm... House tabletop ribbons - enter a tabletop quality mini into the painting contest? Play a game with a mini you painted at the con?


    Didn't manage this this year, but it should hopefully be in the cards for next year. Hmmm.

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  8. 1 hour ago, hungerfan said:


    How advanced is it?  Alice loved taking Bob's basing class and may want something different next year if it is on a Sat and he would not mind her signing up.  Assuming her wishes of a sculpting class do not come true. :)


    Wappel's Reapercon 2015 basing class was pretty beginner-friendly. I would not want to walk into it wearing a shirt I cared about, though!

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  9. 8 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:


    I'm making a forum member ribbon that says LEGITIMATE, and I'm looking for someone to use my alternate:  THEM.  It's yours if you want it, to make people become "One of THEM."


    My other two planned ribbons are:


    BIZNESS: Blame me for something

    APOCALIPS:  Buy a mini in a Dark Heaven blister and show it to me


    Nothing for dropping old Grenadier in the melt bin?


    (Or rescuing it, I suppose.)

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  10. 7 minutes ago, Aryanun said:

    Also two brush blending that doesn't require bodily fluids. :zombie:


    Really, I don't lick my brush (anymore) and spitting into my palette is just gross. I've had a thing against it ever since my first husband spit into my ear. <_<:zombie:


    Special Effects in Basing: simulated rain, drool, water puddles, Spanish Moss hanging from branches, rusted/corroded metal, acid puddles, blood spatter, using LEDs, fire/lava effects...


    Ewww. I'd bonk somebody for that, and not in a good way.


    Oooh, I would totally take a class focused on water effects! Given the time it takes most of them to set I'm not sure you could do it in one 2-hour slot though. Maybe one session on Thursday morning and a follow-up session on Saturday or Sunday morning?

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  11. 2 minutes ago, MissMelons said:

    Every year I'm always tempted take wappels basing class again but I dont because others need to experience that awesomeness. So just know, I'm super jealous if you guys that get to take it every year. :)


    A true texture, stippling class can go a long way for textures lessons.


    I try to take a Wappel class every year, but I've mostly gotten different ones each time. The man's a mad genius. This year I got into Tanks for the Memories and learned a lot, but we'll see how much I can apply to my work. The significant other doesn't want me playing with stuff that's too toxic without proper venting, and the only venting this old house ever does involves funneling cat smells from the basement to the first floor!

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  12. On 10/23/2017 at 7:49 AM, Thes Hunter said:


    Got free breakfast at the Towneplace suites.




    (there was a second betoom just like ours.)


    Those're some pretty sweet digs.


    We Fairfield'ed it this year. FireElemental is quite happy with the waffles so the free breakfast works okay for us. (I was disappointed the bacon was replaced with sausage from Friday on, but I'm not a sausage person.)

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  13. 26 minutes ago, Crowley said:

    I haven't, but I'll keep it in mind for next year, though I'm thinking more larger gaming pieces, like ruined buildings, elevated walkways, and other Finn things for skirmish type games.


    Oh! I hear "cheap basing for tabletop gaming" I think tabletop RPGs like Pathfinder and it sounds like that's not really what you were looking for.


    Might still be worth chasing Wappel down if you don't get your class; he does some terrain too.

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  14. 2 hours ago, knarthex said:

    So having an after con withdrawal....

    Glad as Hades I have today off from work....


    I am waiting for a contractor to show up... would much rather be waiting for a food truck.


    1 hour ago, Pingo said:

    One year ago today this thread was launched.


    ... But it looks like my nascent “So, who is excited about Reapercon 2018?” thread has been folded into this one. :down:  


    I was confused by that one the merge. :(

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  15. I've taken some beginning and some advanced classes and there's How Not to Suck, usually a bunch of stuff on glazing, on blending, on painting specific colors, But one thing I feel like I've never really gotten a ton of instruction on is the basic mechanics--how to hold a brush, how to clean a brush, how to control paint, etc. My avenue for taking art classes got closed down when a new director for the local art museum decided that art classes were a waste of time, and I hadn't gotten to painting yet. (Truth be told, I probably should have taken the drawing course a few more times before looking at paint. I am no 2-ish D artist by any stretch.) So I have gotten a vague impression that there are, if not rules, then at least guidelines for a lot of very basic stuff that I simply haven't found my way to yet. Maybe these exist in other courses and I just haven't known to take them?


    There was a... I want to say it was a Wren course a few Reapercons ago just on brushstrokes that I wish I had taken. It seems like that would help fill in some of what I think I might not be good at. I have definitely adopted a style, or at least a set of habits, as far as using brushes--but heck if I know if they're any good for what I use them for. Maybe I take it and realize I've figured it all out... or maybe I take it and learn I've been making my life way more difficult than it needs to be.


    Another class I saw once that I wish I had taken was the ergonomics of painting, and how not to hurt yourself while doing it. After a nasty bout of tennis elbow a few years back I've found that I can't paint for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time without some pain, and I'm sure there's something I could be doing to prevent that. Might be useful for those of you who hope to make your millions in miniature painting, too? :upside: I think it could have been a seminar, though, back when that was a category of class. So depending on what the venue is next year, maybe it could work, maybe it couldn't.


    4 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Quick, Cheap, & Easy Terrain Building for Table Top Games


    Have you taken Wappel's basing class? Maybe it isn't what you're looking for, but that's the vibe I got when I took it a couple years ago. 

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  16. 21 minutes ago, jsalyers said:

    @arouark and I stayed an extra day and went to the Dallas zoo and then drove home afterwards. It was a pleasant 4 hour drive. We're home safe and sound. Now she needs to start her D20 Rainbow challenge post.


    I didn't get to meet many people but that is on me more than anything else.


    I did match a face with @pcktlnt, @Dilvish the Deliverer, @knarthex, @Mr Melons, @MissMelons.


    I met other people but only have about 8k of free memory... :)


    Looking forward to next year.



    That's a good way to do it! A couple years ago we did that, only we visited the botanical gardens. It was really cool and the extra day gave us the chance to do the forum dinner and stuff.

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  17. FireElemental made it through the enhanced security without a problem and we got home around 12:30 AM this morning. Or so. Passed out and slept until about noon. All is well here, except for any hope of keeping the dining room organized!


    I had a blast. Miss you guys too.


    And those were some mean pinball machines! I'm going to have to spend some time figuring out what their tricks are. Just in time for a completely different amusement to be provided next year, I'm sure!


    (In other words, I was a fan, I just wasn't very good.)

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