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  1. Book time! Stina's fourth publication is now out, The Tacomancer and the Cursed Blood Knife! Site can be found in the first post of this thread.


    And for those who follow Jennifer Brozek's work, she's also getting a story published in the upcoming anthology 99 Tiny Terrors.

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  2. On 2/13/2021 at 5:45 PM, Pochi said:

    From facebook, someone said they stumbled across "weaselmancers" while reading the Reaper FAQ. I do believe we need weaselmancers! I picture a devious looking weasel wearing wizard robes in a mid-casting a spell pose. So cute!


    I picture a regular wizard, but their entire spell repertoire revolves around summoning weasels of varying sizes, numbers, intelligences, and dispositions.

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  3. Is it possible to order a replacement part from a Bones figure? I took a look at my as-yet-unassembled Sophie the Sage, and her pile of books seems to be gone. It's not a case of mispackaging, I know it was there when I bought her and that this is 100% a case of me losing the part. I don't feel up to sculpting some new stuff to go there, and while ordering a new one with all the parts wouldn't be particularly expensive, that would still leave me with at least one book-less Sophie.

  4. 5 hours ago, TGP said:

    Inquiry, the 27th of September:

    Fake, recorded crowd noise during ***NFL games: Hate it? Dig it? Creepsational? Don’t care?


    Truly don't care, but if it acts like a security blanket for the players and crew who otherwise might be weirded out and thrown off their game, then go for it.


    4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


    Without sounds such a thing might become a bit dull.

    On the other hand, if it sounds too fake it will only be annoying.

    So do it, but do it well!


    Either do it well, or do it blatantly unrealistic. Let's see what it sounds like when Godzilla is a fan of one team, and Mothra the other!

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  5. Can anyone recommend a good ruleset for ancient galley wargaming? I'm talking about from the Greco-Persian Wars up through the Roman Republic and Empire, possibly beyond. Looking for something that can handle squadrons or MAYBE small fleets, and is either gridless, or has most ships occupying two hexes, as I'm using 1/600 minis that are roughly 4" long to a base, and the map available to me has 2" hexes. I've tried the free version of Corvus 2, and while I rather enjoyed it, my opponent was hoping for a bit more detail than that.


    On a side note, I've heard that if the bulk of your fleet consists of Roman Seas models printed at half scale, that many of the ships produced by Xyston or Skytrex turn out extremely small by comparison. Can anyone give any advice as to any of those ships that work well alongside Roman Seas?



  6. 11 hours ago, TGP said:

    Inquiry, the 19th O’ September: 

    What do that flag, BBQ sauce, and Hispaniola have to do one with another? Aaaaarrh! PIRATES is what. 


    This Court of Inquiry (Which shall carry on through the twentieth...) is convened to discover: How many buccaneer figures have ye? Have ye managed slather  paint on any of ‘em? Do they have any hulls to command? Or do you at least have a ship on order? Do ye own a proper pirate outfit?  And above all! By Neptune’s Slimy Beard, can ye at least Talk Like a Pirate??


     (For today is that day...!)


    1: I be holdin' one pirate lass, and in my chests there rest many pirate mechs, including 2 Buccaneers, 1 Brigand, and many, MANY Marauders.


    2: Several, mostly Marauders.




    As examples, here be a pair of fine ships that sailed under the flag of the Republic of Texas. After winning a great battle against the Mexican Navy (the ONLY time in history sails beat steam), President Houston denounced them, declaring them pirates. As befits both pirates and revolutionaries, this official announcement was largely ignored.




    4: Well, I'm currently finishing up a handful of Roman warships patterned on pirate vessels of the day, and I do own a bedsheet, so...yes!


    5: Caesar interficiam. Da mihi pecuniam!

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  7. On 9/17/2020 at 8:15 AM, TGP said:

    Query for Sept. 17th:
    Tomorrow (the 18th)  is national (**US?) cheeseburger day, how do you like yours?



    Cheese: Real, not that plastic 'American' broccoli. Past that, I'll try anything.


    Someday, I really wanna try a brie burger.


    Meat: Mammalian. Cooked, but unburned. If there's ANY black, it must be thrown back.


    Overall: the ratio of cheese to meat most be equal to the cheese/meat ratio in the spelling of the word "cheeseburger". None of this one-slice-and-call-it-good laziness.

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  8. Assembling triremes at this scale is a rather fiddly process, enough so that for Greek fleets, I think I might try to just save up for a decent number of ships from Skytrex. Smaller vessels are actually easier because they lack the tiny thin outrigger pieces, and larger vessels are also easier because their outriggers are larger and thus easier to work with. I haven't tried to do any accessories like a corvus or missile tower, and at this size, I'm kinda scared to. I really want to get the Mark Antony set. Those bigger ships would also be useful for Diadochi fleets, and the Deceres sounds fun!

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  9. I wish I had some Greek ones, to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of Salamis, but I'm having to make to with Roman, geared mostly toward the Republic era. They're paper ships from Roman Seas, and I'm printing them out at 1/600.



    1 minute ago, ShadowRaven said:

    I haven't been over there in years.. Shame youdon't have time to get the old shipyards up and running thanks to gainful employment


    Yeah, between the eternal choice of money for ships vs time for ships, I had to choose money. Because my wife is much happier when I can also buy her things like food and dice.

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