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    Stag beetle

    Quick little 'paint' job with craft metallics over permanent marker on a cheap toy. Mostly done for some practice. 120mm x 95mm* MDF oval base. Classic DOOM imp shown for scale. *Found out AFTER custom ordering a bunch of these ovals that I was 1 MM off of the size I wanted... 120mm x 94mm oval, the base for enormous 40K monsters.
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    Not sure if it changes if the PM was unread, but I still have PM's from 2003.
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    Dragon Magazine- Issues 34-112

    At the time some folks felt the the law allowed for electronic archival without compensation. A State Supreme Court agreed with the notion. Two US Supreme Court Justices even agreed, Heck the text of the ruling seemed to indicate a PDF distribution might actually have BEEN close enough to §201© since that IS in the original context. But that would have taken ANOTHER court case setting to the Supreme Court. Bolding mine.
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    Red Dragon like you've never seen.

    One closed for $40 recently. $200 is way high.
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    Red Dragon like you've never seen.

    Screamin' Red Dragon of Krynn. Good work
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    Dragon Magazine- Issues 34-112

    What happened was the New York Times company vs. Tasini case, where it was decided "in licensing back issues of the newspaper for inclusion in electronic databases such as LexisNexis, could not license the works of free-lance journalists contained in the newspapers." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Times_Co._v._Tasini This was also why many Scholarly article datbases lost huge swaths of content as the ones running the databases would rather just remove the articles rather than track down and pay the original authors. This case was WHY WotC and Kenzer had an 'Amicable Agreement' that let Kenzer publish Hackmaster 4E as a humourous reprint of AD&D along with Preferential treatment for the Kingdoms of Kalamor line. Here's an old bit of intel... From what I saw, Wotc announced and released the original dragon cd-rom AFTER the original state cases OKed the use of electronic reproductions without compensation and before the overturnings of that decision. http://www.darkwood.org/sj/misc/sjml...v1999.n009.txt some discusion
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    Kingdom Death Kickstarter

    https://www.facebook...ingdomdeathgame http://blog.pinsofwa...eath-interview/ Have not dug up too much info yet, but since KD's baroque imagery reminds me of Demons Souls / Dark Souls & WIzardry: Dimguil, I doubt I'll be able to pass this up. http://www.reapermini.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/ohmy.png My poor wallet.. .
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    Bow Strings

    I hear cat whiskers make convincing strings, but some vocal animal lovers make a stink about the suggestion.
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    Largest Dracolich from Reaper?

    Yeah, Kaladrax is so enormous due to somebody misreading or mislabeling the dimensions the model was supposed to be. By the time the mistake was noticed, the mold was made.
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    Conan: Rise of Monsters 7-31

    Well, it will be interesting to see how well this fares. I do wonder if this being closer in size to current gaming minis can help it avoid being Clearance bait like Arcane Legions.
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    77025: Giant Spider

    Niiiice. What is that stamp's name? (just the name please, don't link to it.)
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Well, I'd say the campaign did pretty well, especially considering this campaign was pretty much saying "Give us your Gencon Monies" with it's timing. $120-150 is our estimates. The more are pre-ordered via KS the cheaper we can get the unit cost and we can make it at retail. THANKS for that insight! That actually ties in nicely with the Minimum Order issues when dealing with Chinese manufacturing. Make one from popsicle sticks and micro pumpkins from fall decor that will be in stores soon.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Probably not, but Bones minis generally assemble FAR batter than metal and resin miniatures. Fits are almost always L-tab to L-slot, T-tab to T-slot. that should easy hold with just a drop of super glue.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    Better to know where the money is going than have it burning a hole in your pocket. Maybe they are going Best Foot Forward. This way the last hours of the campaign don't have to be ultra frantic with many folks having already spent their paychecks..
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    Tiamat WIP!

    IIRC the person who was selling a painted one of these on ebay last year customed the heads.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    I know Reaper is a smart company, but I really hope they 'release' the the five headed dragon with more time to spare so there is enough time for word to spread around the web. And so the KS servers don't crash, as there are a LOT of people waiting on that model.
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    Bones Kickstarter #3 Discussion

    I kinda hope not, I have too many halloween bats in large size as it is. Yeah, the delay to retail for the benefit of Distributors has put a new angle on things.
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    Reaper Miniatures Bones 3, Launches July 7th

    While I personally wouldn't get any dinosaurs, I won't object to them being in Bones 3, because I'm guessing there are enough people who would snap them up - and that helps drive stretch goals. Only if they mind the base sizes and keep the poses dynamic. There is a ridiculous selection of dinosaurs available, but far fewer that are designed to fit into a specified area AND look dynamically active at the same time. I'd also prefer the dinos to look more fantastic, like how the Kong Movie had the crocodilian V-rex rather than the historical T-rex, but that actually might hurt sales since those buying the dinos might desire more RL accuracy.
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    Tacky base coat, now what to do?

    STRIP IT. SImple green should work.
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    Reaper Miniatures Bones 3, Launches July 7th

    Well, after seeing the delays the figs will now go through to GET to retail, that is much less of a desirable option. I've been getting everything I wanted except those bundled in the expansion packs since those had only a few figs I really wanted each and had too much overlap with minis I already have.
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    Zombicide: Black Plague

    BTW did the company make any promises to make sure the wolves are actually attached to their bases? Those pegs the dogz were on are ugly.
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    Zombicide: Black Plague

    More survivors add replayability as players will rarely have to play the same character. Just as long as the extra survivors don't have grossly overpowered starting abilities. (I think the +1 damage abilities at start were pretty egregious IIRC)
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    Zombicide: Black Plague

    The base box has 'enough', provided players actively work to keep numbers down. Now what happen if you run a SPECIFIC type of zombie miniature is out is all zombies of that type get an extra activation IIRC when that type of zombie should be spawned. This can be very detrimental when there are a ton of walkers or runners near the Players whose plans were counting on the zombies NOT getting to them for another round. But on the other hand, many times it would be easier on the players for an abomination to get one more activation rather than a SECOND abomination to be placed. If players sit and siphon the search deck or waste time in other ways, having bottomless supplies of zombies means in game plans are harder for the "AI" to disrupt. Also more zombies mean it's easier for players to get more XP. While XP is a double edged sword, those late game abilities are FUUUN.
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    Reaper Miniatures Bones 3, Launches July 7th

    54 figures... I hope some will be big ones.
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    January 30 Update Discussion

    OK, thanks, that certainly change my opinion then.