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  1. On 12/26/2019 at 9:50 AM, Reaper_Jon said:

    For anyone that had gotten a paint pokey at reapercon last year, if you bring it back next year we will replace it. 

    There were 200 hundred that were made with the wrong "T-Pin" in them, compared to all the one that have lasted a long long time. 

    so it was just a mis-understanding on the pins used and the placement in the mold. All should be fixed now! so just bring it to the booth at reapercon for a replacement!


    Very cool, and thanks! 

    But since I'm a local, is it possible to replace it at the Denton store? 

  2. On 10/29/2019 at 4:47 PM, haldir said:

    Just one of things from RCons of the Past, that I miss when going to RCon these days.


    Pepperidge farms remembers... ::D:



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  3. Thanks for the sympathies! We will someday recover and rebuild! :p
    I picked out this particular one because it had all of the T-pin's "handle" inside the metal skull. Compared to another T-pin I have, I can see it broke on the first bend.
    My DIY one still does the trick though, just not as fancy looking


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  4. 1 hour ago, TGP said:

    What is LifeRPG ?


    Is it an App?

    <<removed link in case it breaks some rule, but it is easily found if you search google for it>>

  5. I felt bad about using the VIP line for dropping off our entries. I didn't know that early on it basically cut in front of the non-VIP folks. I'd suggest have two completely separate lines that can work autonomously from each other. Maybe the camera light box is where they come together. 


    I'd love to see more things moved to the Reapercon website. I've been pushing RCon to all my gaming groups and FLGS but the lack of information on the main website was a challenge. It was harder to convince folks to buy an entry ticket to attend classes that won't be visible for several weeks.  Same for games. Also announcements made in the forums only help the initiated, but harder for newbies to find and keep on top of (I.E. The announcement for when classes ticket sales were released). Come to the forums to discuss and have Q&A, but Reapercon.com should be the main provisioning point for Reapercon info in my opinion.

    Similar to the "best of show" award, maybe have an award for all con attendees to vote/give kudos to their favorite instructor. This is just to recognize someone who really knocked it out of the park.


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  6. I had no problem with the mixed format during the auction. 


    I was a little confused on when the raffle drawings would happen over the course of the Con, so I threw them in just before the awards ceremony. If the raffle times were posted someplace, I must have missed it. 

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  7. 5 hours ago, Pegazus said:


    Take the unpainted one that you have, give it a quick tabletop job, then hand that one to the player. Keep the nicer competitive painted version for yourself. 


    Or, finish painting both to your best ability and keep whichever one you did the better job on. 

    Splitting hairs, but I am painting the one I own with the premise that when done I'd swap it out with his bare one. But if this medals I'm not sure how I'd feel about parting with it. So the risk is showing the current one as WIP and then deciding to give him the quick "table top" version later. So I'll just buy another one and paint it again. Won't be the first time I've painted the same thing twice (essentially)





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  8. On 6/29/2019 at 9:35 AM, Highlander said:

    It required the planning of a typical military campaign.  Only slightly less than D-Day.  Registration is definitely not intuitive and, probably, I was able to squeak into classes because others were still trying to figure out the process.  It was much easier than last year; however, it was significantly different than last year.  I hope we don't have to learn a new process year after year.


    Somehow the stars aligned for me too. I registered on my phone, while walking to a restaurant in a downtown area. I was sweating a failure, but none hath appeared!
    And ditto on it not changing again next year (unless it becomes a simple "amazon" like experience with 1. Browse, 2. Add to Cart 3. Checkout and done!)


  9. I think I will be ready for ReaperCon, but I messed up a little bit on what to submit to the MSP Open.

    It all started when I offered to paint the mini of another player in my weekly D&D game in my quest to eliminate monochrome minis. I don't charge a penny, but just do it for fun/practice/and maybe to sucker introduce others into the painting hobby. The problem is this mini is really coming out nicely (I might have jinxed my self on the remaining parts) and am leary in making sure I get it back in time and competition condition just before the con. It is certainly my top contender to submit to the MSP Open. 

    The good news is I own this mini already as I just happened to have the same model he is using in game. So he's not ever out of a mini and I'm not holding anything "hostage" ::D: I will likely just buy another mini and paint it again so I can make good on all accounts.

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  10. Don't overload on classes. You can physically register for 5 classes in a day, but will it register with your brain afterwards? Spread them out if you can. 


    Bring hand sanitizer, battery power source to recharge stuff, portable light if you have it, glasses/magnification, brushes, and a notebook. Basic wet palletes should be readily available. 


    Take lots of notes. I've always kick myself for not writing down paint colors or technique steps when I try to replicate stuff I learned 1 month after the Con.


    Take lots of pictures of the mini's in the contest area. Lots of awesome talent there to draw inspiration from. Class instructors typically don't mind, but ask them first before taking photos of their examples. 


    The factory tour is cool, but involves a bit of travel. Watch how it overlaps with your class/game schedule.

    If you have a car with you, the hotel is 1 mile (or so) from a very busy street with tons of food and retail options. I live 1 hour away from the con, so as a local I can recommend the following places to eat.

    Seven Mile Cafe (Vegan and American Breakfast   & Lunch), Boca 31 (Latin street food), Cracker Barrel (Comfort food like grandma would make),  Torchy's Tacos (unique tacos with secret menu), McCalisers / Panera bread (Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and bread), El Pollo Loco (Mexican chicken faire), Taco Casa (No chicken, but the Best Iced tea!), , Firehouse SUbs (subs), Chick-fil-a (chicken sandwiches), Raising Cain's (chicken fingers and fries),




    And most importantly choose the Maggotcrown faction. They have the best parties and all other factions pale in comparison.  (kidding, or am I?:;,;:)

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  11. So what do I get out of registering? Seems like it's just a reminder not to register for two classes at the same time, but it'll still be a bum rush to buy the actual class tickets whenever they get released. 

    Also what channel/ method will the official ticket purchase date/time be announced? I want to make sure I'm not caught off guard when the time comes.

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  12. When purchasing goes live, what page do we have to be at to actually purchase the class tickets? I'm hoping it something like:

    1. Login, if not already done so. 

    2. Click on your name in top right corner and select "My Schedules"

    3. Click on "View Schedule" for your short list of classes registered/bookmarked.

    4. (being hopeful here) Click the "purchase ticket" button next to each class with tickets still available.

    5. Go to a cart and checkout. 



    Also, how will we be notified when registration is open? I heard VIPs get 1 day earlier, but will the announcement be e-mail, facebook, twitch stream or forums?

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  13. Last year there were tons of games being played, which is awesome! I would like to see some variety though. D&D is always great, but give me some Paranoia, Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, and other less often seen games. I also hope to run a Ghostbusters game.

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  14. On android their app has 1k downloads, was last updated on 4/3/2018, and has a 1.4 star rating. So I consider that defunct and recommend just sticking with a web browser (on phone or computer) :)


    @TripleH, Hopefully you have smart phone and decent data service coverage at your work so you can try  the Growtix site from your phone's web browser. I did it just now and it works fine. I can even still see my class purchases from last year.

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  15. Oh I get the logistics of manufacturing. Nothing is free, but we're not talking rocket science here. Surely there will be development, new mold development, testing, trouble shooting, etc etc. but 3 years from now everyone in the industry would know Reaper has the gold standard in clog prevention.

    I'll admit it may not actually pay off as intended. 5/8ths of an inch of plastic with a slight taper sounds like it would help clogs, but I can't say that a slight air pressure build up when inserting it would be a problem. Or alignment issues. But hey, great things can start with a simple sentence "wouldn't it be nice if...."

    With trusty paperclips in my hand, I'd still pay an extra quarter or 50 cents for it a bottle cap that prevents clogs. Economy of scale would probably show much less cost. But we're all just spit-balling here.

  16. 6 minutes ago, HolkDiggity said:

    I tried buying passes twice. My card was declined both times, but my orders still show up under my profile. However, when I click on them to see more, it just takes me back to the main GrowTix page. I'm afraid to do anything else because I don't want to be charged multiple times for something that I don't know if I have.


    I know its early, and I'm sure that the bugs will be worked out, but I hate GrowTix.

    Just a thought, but did you enter in the CVV code for your credit card? It was pretty easy to miss on the form, but it's there. 

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