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    Getting to Know You, October 2019

    UUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHH! *facepalm-and-slow-drag* For a real planet, I'd love to see us colonize Venus, because I think a real-life Bespin would be pretty sweet. For fiction, I love the rediscovery of tech in the later PERN series, plus I want a pseudodragon familiar. But it's a toss up between that and Arrakis. I want to walk without rhythm and ride a worm!
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    So, who else has used the Prismacolor markers? They're fairly new to me, and I like that they've got brush tips... For outlining things, I love them and I like the variable line weights the brush gives me. But for fill? I kinda just feel like a kindergartner, and I wish I could get a smoother fill with fewer strokes visible. I assume my paper might be part of the problem... Everything I've done this month has been on 60lb "sketch" paper from Dick Blick...it feels fairly smooth, but the markers just suck right didn't into it. This is where my almost complete lack of formal training fails me: I'd like to experiment, but I have little clue which direction to start.
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    08: "Whale Shark+Selkie" Prismacolor markers, per usual.
  4. They also get sent to premiere Wizards retailers (i.e., stores that run lots of Magic). I used to run a "Christmas in July" tournament with the holiday card as first prize; they're unusable in tournaments, but usually reasonably valuable to collectors.
  5. Sure, I'd also say you could spin a mini (or popsicle stick) in strands of hot glue. I was more remarking that the cocoons are the only non-terrain thing from the encounter that Reaper doesn't already have in their catalog. Halflings and spiders, yes...weburritos, not so much. So if anything were likely to show up separately, it'd be those. But I don't expect it. No worries on my part; I'll consider getting two spider encounters before the PM closes, then try to modify one so I have a left and right ruin.
  6. The web-husks aren't really available elsewhere, so they're the only thing that I could see Reaper potentially making separately. But if I were to place bets on it, I would guess Inarah is correct about this.
  7. In your HE-EAD, in your HE-EE-EH-EAD, arachnids, arachnids, arach-NIDS, NIDS, NIDS! *With apologies to Dolores O'Riordan, and the forums in general.
  8. The add-one drive pledge increases (as you say), which helps prevent the mid-campaign slump (re: "mid-campaign" being any day other than first or last). I don't know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet the SGs that took days to reach in prior campaigns were mostly additions to the core set. Keeping the expansions, encounters and other add-ons coming is a good way to stave off the doldrums. "Stave it off, 1 2 3" Though to be clear, I'm also eagerly awaiting the next additions to core!
  9. 14 bucks for the ruined shrine is a no-brainer for me. Wait, there are spider victims and a halfling included? I don't need the spiders, but I'm not sad about them. MOAR ENCOUNTERS PLEASE!
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    I liked the two lists from which I'm pulling prompts, couldn't decide which I liked more, and decided I liked the narrow focus that using both provided. So that's where I am.
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    Lesser Demons: Warbands of the Dark Beyond

    These are great! The osl is really good, but I especially love the metals. The one with the single big chopper above his head is my favorite.
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    Brush Issue

    I got several WNS7 brushes about 12 years ago and still use one of them. There were several years, starting maybe six years ago through maybe a year or two ago, that kolinsky sable was very difficult to get (trade and politics, afaik, not a lack of weasels); the WNS7 brushes I picked up during that time were terrible, many times over. I picked up two about six months ago, and they're working nicely.
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    Linework for tonight is done; I'll put color in sometime... Looking forward to come on this one! "Octopus + Pitchfork;" a Trident is like a Pitchfork, right? And who hasn't ever thought, "man, I need a cephalopod retiarius in my life?"
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    You're not wrong. Hyperbolic, maybe, but not wrong. I'd still love to have one, maybe a foot tall.
  15. In the past (and today's live stream bears this out), only the core set has been broken into chunks in the PM. Expansions are packaged as they are, and have not been broken apart in the PM. Nothing has been confirmed on this front for Bones V, but the live stream today said it was likely to be the same as in years past.
  16. If we do wind up with the Ed/Ron/Justin giant, I'm wondering if there don't be a "fan favorites" at the end, as those models are being added as backer goals.
  17. Is anyone else hoping for ten or so more columns to round out the entire (mainstream/commonly known) pantheon? I'm really hoping for columns of Athena, Apollo, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, etc...
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    Digital D&D player's handbook

    I'm lucky as I'm a late adopter of new editions. I never played any fifth edition until about eight months ago, so I owned zero books when I first met DDB. There's no way in all nine hells that I would pick up DDB for third edition at this point, given the money I've already some into physical books, so I totally get where you're coming from.
  19. Greek expansion is AMAZING and I love it already. Can't wait for parts 2 and 3!
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    So, @TaleSpinner said this in response to me saying I'd love to see some monsters from the mythological Greek Titanomachy in Bones. I'm not exactly a "talented concept artist," but I'm going to give it a go, just for funsies. I thought this thread might be full of like-minded (or at least similarly-minded) folk, so here's my supplemental challenge for inktober, for any who care to join me: To be posted on 31 October (or later, let this be fun instead of under-deadline), provide a sketch that could be used by a sculptor to create a miniature of Campe, one of the dragons of the Titanomachy. Here is a description of the creature, translated from the original ancient Greek of Nonnus' "Dionysiaca:" "Zeus ruling in the heights destroyed highheaded Kampe (Campe) with a thunderbolt, for all the many crooked shapes of her whole body. A thousand crawlers from her viperish feet, spitting poison afar, were fanning Enyo to a flame, a mass of misshapen coils. Round her neck flowered fifty various heads of wild beasts : some roared with lion's heads like the grim face of the riddling Sphinx; others were spluttering foam from the tusks of wild boars; her countenance was the very image of Skylla (Scylla) with a marshalled regiment of thronging dog's heads. Doubleshaped, she appeared a woman to the middle of her body, with clusters of poison-spitting serpents for hair. Her giant form, from the chest to the parting-point of the thighs, was covered all over with a bastard shape of hard sea-monsters' scales. The claws of her wide-scattering hands were curved like a crooktalon sickle. From her neck over her terrible shoulders, with tail raised high over her throat, a scorpion with an icy sting sharp-whetted crawled and coiled upon itself. Such was manifoldshaped Kampe as she rose writhing, and flew roaming about earth and air and briny deep, and flapping a couple of dusky wings, rousing tempests and arming gales, that blackwinged Nymphe of Tartaros: from her eyelids a flickering flame belched out far-travelling sparks. Yet heavenly Zeus . . . killed that great monster "
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    Digital D&D player's handbook

    I really would recommend taking a look at D&D Beyond; I use it for the fifth edition game I play in, and I'll upgrade my account when I finally move the game I run to fifth edition. The character sheets are really easy to navigate from a smart phone or tablet*, and you can print the sheets if you need a physical copy. You can also email electronic copy to your DM if they want a copy but don't have DDB. Building a character is super easy and running it digitally is very intuitive. Buying books through DDB is a little annoying, since you have to buy them through DDB (if you already purchased a physical book, you need to purchase it again for the digital DDB copy), but if your table chips in on a subscription for the DM, you can share all the books held in everyone's accounts. And once you have the book, as @haldir mentioned, you can navigate it independently of viewing/building a character. *I actually use my smart phone for almost everything I do in DDB; the only exception is inputting house rules for creatures or character options.
  22. Speaking of which: where is Fatso Dragon and his Chodling minions?! Still sad those never got made. That's basically a description of an early Gully Dwarf encounter in the Dragonlance Chronicles modules.
  23. Wait, what?! When did THOSE happen?! I have no use for those, but I love them! How have I not seen them before..? ... Harpies are great mid-level "for a bad time call" encounters. And I really love the proper hag-with-wings quality of the ones for Bones V. Looking forward to them!
  24. I'm looking forward to the Greek stuff, no doubt. And although a hekatoncheries would be cool, I'd really love to see someone make a really terrifying creature: the she-dragon, Campe. A snake-haired scorpion-for-a-head, winged giant woman with many-headed snakes for legs, a chest adorned with the baying heads of fifty beasts, and the armor of sea monsters. Her eyes were fire, the snakes of her feet spat venom and her wings could create typhoons. I mean, that sounds terrifying, right? Lovecraft got nuthin' on the titanomachy.
  25. Nah. Just one multisnek.