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  1. On 2/15/2022 at 7:04 PM, Brother Jim said:

    There is also a Giant Gecko from the Pathfinder Bestiary Unleashed set, but it is only on a 25mm/1 inch base.

    25 mm is a medium sized creature in Pathfinder, which is what he wanted.

  2. On 3/8/2021 at 6:08 PM, haldir said:


    When & what are these going to be?


    Tbh, I really don't mind the sculpts for the Unpainted lines. They are cheap, they are recognizable to their artwork & they work for the game table without any fiddling with.



    They have already one polystyrene figure out there, the Acererak included with the undead paint set was a multi-part figure on a sprue. 


    Though think more of current GW sprue design as opposed to Frostgrave. These minis will most likely be posed and probably not very customizable, at least not in the same way Frostgrave minis are.



  3. I have a lot of the clever paper stuff, and most of it is in scale, but compared to Reaper it may seem small. The bigger the base you like on your mini, the worse this is for you. My favorite is the castle wall kit, because it connects to other castle wall kits as well as the gatehouse, and it has a clever* way of making the walls so they can be straight or curved and back again, making it more organic looking and useable for more situations.

    Raging Owlbear has a review of them. https://ragingowlbear.blogspot.com/2019/05/dnd-cheap-village-terrain.html


    It is very relaxing to build these as you don't need tape, knives, nor glue, just the included toothpick to punch out hard to get slots.


    Though the ships do tend to be too small.



    *pun intended.

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  4. On ‎8‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 12:23 PM, YronimosW said:
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    The laws about defacing US coins and currency are definitely aimed at counterfeiters, and the old coin-clipping scheme that dates back to the Roman Empire and earlier, where the scammers basically trim small amounts of silver or gold off the edges of coins - collect enough of the trimmings, and a crook can steal a lot of money from the government and public.  It's why coins have those little regular notches around the edge, or have words and so on stamped into the edges - it's hard for coin-clippers to hide the damage to such designs.


    Of course, circulating US coins (and world coins in general) haven't been made from precious metals like silver and gold and even copper or nickel since the 1960s, so there really hasn't been as much incentive toward coin-clipping today as there used to be.  Thanks to inflation and debased currency, US coins have been forced into the cheapest possible metals (especially zinc) until the currency is worth less than the metal it's stamped into, and today you'd actually make more money melting down the zinc in US one-cent coins and selling it as scrap than you would if you were to use it as money - it's why there's a recurring effort to retire the penny and nickel which, to the frustration of the US government, meets resistance from a US public that just doesn't want to see those small coins disappear.


    Incidentally, that inflation represents a virtually silent and invisible theft by governments and central banks of wealth from the US public and anyone else holding US cents and dollars, a result of the US government spending money it doesn't have, and then just printing new money to pay off some of the bills, devaluing the money ordinary people spend every second of every day, constantly driving up prices for food and housing and everything else ordinary people spend their money on every day... nothing comes from the government for "free" - if you aren't paying for it in heavy taxes, then you're paying for it in inflation and/or debt to other countries.  (And, technically, all the new, unbacked US dollars and cents that have been produced since the 1960s are the result of a vast and furious amount of government counterfeiting.)


    I've heard of farmers using new US pennies as washers when building/roofing barns and so on, as washers manufactured for the purpose are typically made from the same thing as US pennies (zinc), the metal is soft enough to drive a nail through, and the one-cent penny can cost less than an actual washer.  Chances are, a penny is cheaper than a plastic base, too, and would appeal to miniatures hobbyists over zinc washers or plastic bases for similar reasons that the penny appeals to farmers.  (Reaper's 20mm bases work out to about 20 cents a base before shipping; some of the competition's bases work out to about 25 US cents a base with free shipping - thanks to inflation, a US penny is overvalued at 1 cent per base, and gets more so every day!)


    I agree about liking the flat, thin 20mm Wizkids bases better than the high, sloped bases that Reaper currently sells - I wish I could source a decent number of the Wizkids-style flat, thin plastic bases.  I might be able to have a bunch 3D-printed, I suppose:  I am a bit slow on jumping into that hobby....

    They are selling them in packs now.



  5. Why is the house itself so heavy? I think the new bones material is more denser, but they designed the house with the old material in mind and made it too thick.


    I'm thinking of opening the roof and dremeling out the excess plastic in order to reduce the weight.


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  6. On ‎4‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 9:21 AM, terminalmancer said:


    This. Doesn't have to be a thousand times this cheaper, but I just can't justify it at the current price point either, no matter how awesome it is.


    The thing is it isn't all I hoped it would be. The fore and aft-castle have removeable roofs, that are hard to remove, but the main deck doesn't come off to show a lower deck, like it hinted at in the preview. I do like the magnetized masts and cloth sails, but the rest is to bland and non functional.



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  7. In 1980 I was a 6th grader and an 8th grader was apparently bored on the bus ride home, so he started running me through a dungeon. I just told him what I wanted to do and he worked out all of the rules himself. I got the DMG and Otus starter set for Christmas upon request, not knowing or caring that they were 2 different games, and except for a brief stint in a punk rock band, have been playing and or reading games continuously.



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