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  1. I watched the FAQ video, and read the comments under it. It wasn't clear whether or not you could add more $$ to the pledge -- just switch around what you wanted and trade a Sophie for $25 of other stuff. The comment in the video was more about "you should pledge now to unlock more stuff" rather than "you *have* to give us your final tally now". To clarify, I'm already well into the $$$ range, so adding maybe $$ wouldn't affect the overall total much at this stage.
  2. There's a chance I may not see whatever add-ons get added on Saturday. If that happens, is it possible to adjust the $$$ amount after the official close, perhaps by PayPal, to account for "dang, I wanted that"?
  3. Having played 4E for a bit, we dropped out of a campaign. It was sooo shallow. All the character classes ended up feeling pretty much the same at the table. Each combat round, you looked at your list of powers, tapped one, it maybe did damage, then the next person tapped one of their powers, and it similarly did damage...often in the same general way: not realistically, but like a super-power. And then the monsters with a single hit point were incapacitating party members...yech. If you like some of the powers/options in 4E, but find it feels more like Supers and Dragons or Dungeon Heroes, check out Monte Cook's Books of Experimental Might. I suspect the 4E crew borrowed a fair bit from Monte's ideas. The BOXM rachets up the power level of the original character classes to be more on a par with classes from later books. Also nice is getting a feat every level. This enables some of those cool character concepts that you just couldn't do with the base 3.5 system 'cause you'd never be able to get the feats to make it work before epic levels. Fighters get more oomph from feats when they're taken as fighter bonus feats, and they have fighting styles, too. Playing a fighter is fun again.
  4. * Draconic-looking humanoids, 2.5' tall in scale (like d20 kobolds). * Draconic-looking humanoids with wings, 2.5' tall in scale (like d20 dragonwrought kobolds). The kobolds should be about 2.5' tall with legs bent the way they usually stand. If their legs are all stretched out, they can get to 3.5' to 4', but normal stance has them 2'-2.75'. Most draconic kobold minis I see are too freaking big.
  5. I've been liking Julie Guthrie sculpts since forever. Been away from doing minis for a while... glad to see she's doing more for Reaper. I'll be adding the ranger to my collection. And the half-dragon absolutely rocks.
  6. FYI, aspiring 3D software modelers: DAZ Studios is doing a sale on their 3D stuff. They've been putting different stuff on sale each day. Today they've got Carrara 3D Express for $2. Evidently it usually retails for ~$100. They've got several massive collections of 3D models on sale, too. The uber-expensive dragon package -- the one we never thought would make it off the wish list -- is also $2. You may need to be a member of their monthly graphics club to get these specials. My husband's been a member for a while, and we've found it quite worth it if you want to do anything with 3D models.
  7. Stories like some of those above are why I use PayPal *only* with a credit card. When you have problems, you can talk to the credit card people if PayPal is non-responsive. When said credit card is with the bank where you've had an account for years (in my husband's case, for a lot of years), the bank won't want to lose you as a customer.
  8. Chalk me up as another one who really wanted to do the con this year but just can't... @Jen -- got featherdusters? copepods? stomatellas? :D
  9. There are also calibration devices that can be used to make sure that what you see on screen matches the output from your printer. They're generally pretty expensive, last time I looked (years ago). Also, what you get on the printout is influenced by what kind of paper you're using, which inks you're using, and what kind of varnish you put on the finished cover, if you're doing varnishes... different papers and esp. varishes have different levels of light reflectance/transmittance, which affect what you see vs. what you thought you were going to see! When I temped for a print company, one customer rejected a proof because what they saw in print didn't match what they wanted. Turned out they hadn't calibrated their monitor recently... and they had their program set to RGB rather than CMYK... the company sent someone over with the Pantone book, found out exactly which colors they wanted, and came back and edited the file... when they got the file back, they complained that it "didn't look right" on screen!
  10. Yup. I tried the Photoshop thing, and was coming up with most colors having one or more of the CMYK values in the single digits. The margin of error with this technique is really an unknown.... There's also the issue of displaying CMYK on an RGB monitor. When you switch from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop, there's a definitely noticable color change.
  11. Yeah, I noticed the "everything has meat" menu on the Sonic web site... how far from Reaper is the nearest veg-friendly food joint?
  12. Ah, that explains the platform shoes and high heels... He should sculpt & sell levitation platforms for some of these models.
  13. If you do this, you should also be prepared to take out several other Eastern-influenced things as well, if you want to maintain consistency: the monk and all of its associated Eastern-style weapons (kama, nunchaku, sai, shuriken, and siangham) plus other non-Western weapons like the kukri (Nepalese), scimitar (Arabic/Indian/Persian), and repeating crossbow (Chinese)... and I'm not even gonna touch the orc double-axe!
  14. I've got a bunch of Amazon gift certs, and would like to be able to use them on Reaper stuff...but no joy. Any thoughts on the possibility of seeing Reaper stuff on Amazon in the future?
  15. Look for the color temperature on the package. A good daylight bulb should be 5500K-6500K. You can find decent 6500K bulbs at Walmart and other places. The self-ballasted (read: large base) compact fluorescents should be fine for most people. If you really want to go with the more expensive ott-lite bulbs, JoAnn Fabrics has them on sale at times, too... check their web site for their online and in-store specials, though you'll need to sign up for their flyer (email or snail mail) to get the best coupons.
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