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  1. I'm In! Dr Bob Forumpic Thur-Sun I'm the one in the top hat if anyone asks.
  2. The rooms were gone in a blink--same thing as the past few years. I was spam clicking every spot on the Reaper site to be sure I didn't miss the update and I still barely got in on a room (and not my first choice, but I got one...whew). For those that didn't get one--plans change, rooms open up--keep checking back and maybe sacrifice a chicken (or a block of tofu if you're a vegetarian) and hope. The Overflow hotels were pretty nice and really not that far from the Con, so grab one of those if not. I also wonder if the hotel booking site doesn't "reserve" available rooms that don't actually get booked during the reservation process--holds on rooms that don't finish booking. One Rite of Passage checked off the list. Now to figure out what I'm painting and submitting to the Open.
  3. Really hoping the Reapercon22 update happens before the noon open for the hotel reservations? If not, is there a Reapercon group code we can use in case to ensure we get a room within the block?
  4. I am a sucker for female figures in general--one thing I strongly like and appreciate about Reaper is that so many of their female character figures are depicted in a non-sexualized/non-chainmail bikini style--practical armor, practical outfits. I love that when we play, my girls can have figures representative of how they can see themselves rather than how the Patriarchy wants to see them. But in this case, it was too tempting to grab and paint a "non-Sophie" succubus. Thanks for the opportunity--I love finding old school figs like this. Man, that portal idea brought a memory back--there was an old adventure published in Dungeon magazine back in the mists of time--the Mystery of the Towers campaign. it involved a far spread out group of mysterious towers, each with a set of gates that linked them together; but being so old, some don't work the way they were supposed to, and the history and purpose are forgotten-- there are multiple towers, each with an adventure around them. http://www.devinlc.com/therrascentowers.htm Great use for the archways IMHO. I think I am going to throw this at my players...its a long play but will be fun to spin up over an extended period.
  5. Guindyloo Box has been sorted through, goodies taken, new goodies replaced and sent to next destination! This was a pretty good box this time; ordinarily (being a metalhead) I tend to pull metal figs--but this box had alot of printed stuff that quite frankly really sparked interest in me. I haven't had alot of experience with painting printed figs so I am looking forward to the new challenge and experience. Anyhoo--here is a pic of my haul; for which I am very grateful and appreciative of everyone else in the box chain for giving me the chance at! I am particularly happy with the fantasy prints of the Star Wars characters--Ahsoka as a Teifling/hellborn, Kenobi with a broadsword, Vader as an Anti-paladin and Artoo as a barrel golem are going to be a hoot to paint. I also love the scenics in this box--I love dressing up the table when we play, and I even scored some really good bits and pieces to mod with. And to whoever put in the Manos Hands of Fate doorhangers--BRAVO!!!
  6. Guindyloo box arrived 11/6 On it's way to Thoramel 11/10 ETA 11/15 (or sooner)
  7. Whoops, sorry if there was a disconnect! I've sent you my address again if that's what you were waiting on. I'll start my "packidge" watching!
  8. Good to see Trudy May went to a good home!!! Funny thing--been in enough boxes that I am starting to see stuff I put in circulating out more and more. Feels good.
  9. Happy Birthday! Congratulations for surviving another 365 days spinning around that huge fusion reaction in the sky, dodging hungry predators, pernicious microbes and annoying fellow hominids, all while finding sufficient shelter and sustenence to remain alive. Well done. Now get back to work and do it again.
  10. OneBoot (looking happy for the 1/2 price wine?) Hijinks in full swing Barty Party!!! the ghosts were annoying. Like cockroaches that kept popping up... @nakos Accidents happen...at least the carpet stayed clean. I was happy (and sad)to see this shrine to Mama-san. Gone but not forgotten. Ed's Infamous trebuchet. Sadly the swing arm is toast... Unbelievably awesome cosplay--Oswald for the win!! Riddle me this...Gorgeous colors... Ri Someone earning their "Lame Claim to Fame" ribbon. After hours Sophie Says. @Chaoswolf @Morihalda @Morihalda Mori seems to be embarrassed for some reason...? Unicorns for the win!! DrBob and @Ludo I really enjoyed helping at Hijinks this year as a volunteer. The Gauntlet machine was really hopping--I hope they bring this one back year after year. Capt Retch Sweeney aka "Cpt Jingle belly" Found Abacus hanging around in Dave's office between Reaperlive shows... Got Ribbons? I do... A Rare sighting of Justin--wearing pants... (Thanks for the Bronze Justin! Couldn't have done it without your inspiration!) Its rare that I come up the shortest in a group, but the Ribbons were strong with the Noobs this year... This made me very happy and proud--I'm on the Wall!! The lovely and talented Lauren. The costume contest she helped organize was a smash and she was everywhere at once helping and keeping things working at the Con. She had a different costume everyday of the Con, and this was my favorite. She is a real MVP.
  11. Speak for yourself (and me)--I love finding old metal. Partly nostalgia, partly increasing scarcity.
  12. Always in. DrBob Austin TX No International (unless you need one more for a quorum) No Starter (this time)
  13. PICK ME!!! PICK ME!!! Here's hoping that there's still time to get in. Dr Bob My Profile pic (Skull with Hat) I'll be there Friday-Sun.
  14. I have to say this is a REALLY good post. I love this kind of thing. Too much negative current events cloud our days; the occasional reminisce of the past is a beautiful thing. Also--Factoid: Heyerdahl's raft was built almost entirely from balsa wood logs. So the same stuff Ed used to built a trebuchet to throw stuff 6 feet across the room carried 6 men over 4000 miles across the emptiest span of water in the world.
  15. Okay, now all I can think about is BABY...SHARK! dodo dodo dododoo!
  16. I am definitely in that same boat--I am a relentless hobbyist and collector; it's just in my DNA. My wife, not so much. However, I am incredibly fortunate that not only does she appreciate that this is part of my Happiness, and therefore gives me time to do this (and that, and some more of that, and I need to buy this other thing now) but gives me room to store all of it too. She won't pick up a brush if there was money wrapped around it--but she's all for letting me paint whenever I need to--and to encourage our daughters to do so too. However, I have to admit that it is disappointing to not be able to share an aspect of my life that I love so much directly and cooperatively with someone I love even more. But I think it's all about the partnership you have and how you work together to bridge those divergent interests.
  17. @Rat13 Box is on it's way home after a short (requested) delay! Bon Voyage, you wonderful crate of new possibilities, orphans and misfit minis!
  18. Rat13 Box received 3/6. Let the rummaging begin...!
  19. This concept kind of reminds me of the eccentric Mad Hermit from B2 Keep on the Borderlands; its a great chance to really role-play. Good supporting roles like that make the game so much more memorable. You could throw Captain Trips into a myconid section of an adventure too; throw in Zuggtmoy (she seems to be behind everything--I think someone at WoTC had a black mold problem and is projecting) and you've got a serious quest going.
  20. NEVER--Taste the Rainbow! The Weasel must be licked! But seriously, I think my mask is going to get poked once or twice before I realize not to. And here's betting I will not be alone in this. I think that for those that might chafe at the cost (not that much really...) and more importantly the class size restrictions to in-person, that this is the best argument. In person you get to have a level of interaction that online simply can't compare with. I consider it paying for the privilege. But then I don't know how social distancing will work in those tiny class spaces. I understand that last year that RCon would have gotten hold of even more conference room space from the hotel, so here's hoping there'll be fewer 10x15' rooms for 12+ people again.
  21. But how will I lick my brushes?
  22. Thinking of Real Genius--"Why are you wearing that ridiculous thing on your head?" "Because if I wear it anywhere else, it chafes..." Yes--Be well first. Heaven knows if anyone is reading this, its a surety that they already have too many (or not enough, I keep getting those confused?) miniatures to paint already. Besides, wiping everything in the box down with hand sanitizer might make things harder to prime.
  23. The guy with the axe wearing a myconid mushroom hat can now no longer be unseen...
  24. I think we should ask on the next ReaperLive! if they are going to be putting random "I got a rock.." in orders again. Was it clear whether it was for "every $40", or just "every $40 and up" order gets a Ghoulie? And finally we should put a bug in Ron's ear early enough in the season to be sure he remembers to get a stock of Coal for December. It gets cold in Denton after all, and Mean Miser Dave only allows him one piece of coal at a time to keep warm in the big drafty rooms of the Ron Hawkins Memorial Office Complex... Bravo on the screen captures; this is crazy good work for those not able to tune in to the broadcasts... We Needs It, My Precious! All your Paints are belong to us!
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