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  1. I am probably the only real interest in black seas but I do hope you being along a starter set. Would love to play a few rounds and see if I'm missing anything. Also, I wanted to ask about the possibility of clipper ships and potential rules for them. I would also like to see the tireme and galleys in play. But I'm willing to give the other systems a try as well.
  2. Well Phooey. my company has been promising me an assistant and apprentice for years. Then they discover someone who they want to retain and all the barriers fall aways, then the person decides to take another job. I just hope that since the position now exists officially they will let me continue to recruit for it. I could use someone to help out and it would be nice to go on vacation for more than 1 day without spending 2-3 hours on the phone with work.
  3. Appreciate it! I have the Wizkids White gargantuan dragon and I have been dragging my heels over how to paint that one. I like your idea and will probably steal it. Have a great weekend!
  4. Very nice. also thank you for tackling my nemesis the white dragon in a new way. (blacks and whites, they are so difficult for me to do well!) What are you using to outline the scales? the bone chest scales look like they are sepia but I cant place the color for the recess around the scales themselves. its a nice contrast without losing the white tone of the dragon.
  5. very Cute. Love the eyes on all the creatures! very good job with this. This looks like it was all kinds of fun to paint
  6. lack of a multimarital and complicated relationship system often results in the accidental death of one or more partners followed by many, many siblings. bullets and a high class ticket to the other side of the galaxy are usually a lot cheaper than a divorce. take your time, I'm in no rush
  7. i really wish they would provide wiring diagrams for the ones that have lighting. some of the crystal caverns are pretty but i have lights that dont work in them. I dont want the bother of sending them back to DF but if they could provide diagrams as to how they are wired, i could fix loose connections and replace bad bulbs. a few of the crystal caverns pieces have two circuits in them with some common wiring. it makes diagnosis difficult and getting DF to admit to even sending a bad battery or telling you what indicates a low battery (the piece flickers red and will not respond to the remote, if anyone is interested...) is very difficult I have always loved their stuff and have bought quite a bit of the dwarvenite (the first forest stuff they did was just out of this world. I love it and use it almost constantly as either gaming or display background. But, in all honesty, it has become too expensive for met to justify getting more. Not everyone shares my view but, until either the kickstart prices or the list price drops, i have all of their stuff that i am going to get.
  8. N-never really had a problem. W-with t-that, I sit and if s-someone t-tells me to m-move I st-tare at them until t-they go away. It w-works b-but doesn't make me many friends with the st-taff' He says with a lopsided grin. 'Wrench, if your not busy, a pan galactic gargle blaster would be appreciated' if we're going t-to the end of t-the universe, I may as well arrive in style!'
  9. Very w-well, your wish is my command! He look at the barbot: Something to c-cwlebrate? S-something for a human p-palette?
  10. truthfully that was the point. I wanted to go dive into a game where i can forget the world and deal with simple solvable problems laid out in front of me with irritating people i can shoot or damage if i get annoyed. its cathartic! oddly enough, I do. the Hughes and Charthouse dining chairs from value city furniture are both sturdy, well supported reasonable comfortable and definitely durable table chairs. we have had the Charthouse variety for over 10 years with some impressive gamers sitting, kits jumping, and pets crashing into them with no damage or wear to speak of. I got them on sale for 59 each but they list at 99.
  11. from what i have seen and read, many scammers intentionally put in mis-spellings and typos and poor grammar because they are trying to target the lower end of the education spectrum. Scamming is a whole lot more profitable and less painful when your marks dont have the skills to track you down! Last time i got one of these live, it was all sorts of fun! they called saying i had a warrant in New York, so I thanked them profusely for letting me know. During the thanking i let them know what a brave thing they were doing; not everyone wants to aid and abet a serial killer and most of those are not willing to share their address... So, when do you expect to be home? *Click* I don't have the time to torment these jokers that often but I made time for this one.! If one has time, my favorite scam the scammer routine was to wait until you get a live connection and then demand a credit card for your review of their presentation. $10 a minute works well. tell them the charges started when you picked up the phone and then continually insist for a credit card. It usually flusters the heck out of them! so is this 'Bast in a box'? or a god trap? responsible adult phooey! I finally broke down and bought the latest Sub-Nautica Below Zero and i really havent done much else for the last 3 days. when i sat down at the computer at 5pm, it was not my intention to be there until 2am.... If that game ever comes to VR, you may as well just put me in a haptic pod and throw away the key!
  12. anyone have suggestions for boiling or adjusting the main section of the ghost ship or finding a way to cool it other than using a bathtub? the upper hull is curved inwards too far and doesnt line up with the lower piece. I will probably try careful use of a Heat gun on low setting but i was wondering if any one else had the problem and how they might have solved it?
  13. I dont know if there would be any interest but i use the Warlord Black Seas rules for 1:1200 scale and would love to do a large scale encounter, either with 1:600 scale (if warlord wants to provide the ships) or at 1:1200 scale (I can provide the fleets). For anyones interest, the rules seem to work in either scale, Regardless of doing the big battle, i would love to see a few demos of black seas and i would be interested in Gates of Antares and Warlords. I would, however, try anything once. I have liked what I have seen of the rulesets so far!
  14. W-where I come from, k-killing a woman;s h-husband is c-considered a m-marriage proposal! It's a r-rough p-planet but d-divorce is rarely c-contested!
  15. a lot depends on what you are looking for. Its a balance of reality vision and imagination. I like to show off the pieces and i like my final battles to be showpieces but I still have the most fun with paper and pencil, working out the maps and letting the dungeon world grow inside my head. OTOH those walls let me give a much creepier vibe when i am running more of a horror theme as the players are jockeying for the position of not being in the front or last in line
  16. First, I love the stuff everybody has been building with the Hirst arts stuff, its amazing! i am always intimidated by the little blocks and a glazed look of 'I had a plan...' I get every time i use the stuff. but I may steal some of those ideas, especially some of the buildings! Anyway my commentary on the subject, for what it's worth: A lot of the answer is time vs money. if you have lots of money, you probably don't have much time (and if you do, I envy you deeply and would like you to consider donating some of both to me 🤪). If you have the money, DF is a great way to get some really nice generic terrain for most situations that is easy to transport (a 4x6 table of terrain fits in a 2x2x1 foot rubbermaid container.) If you have the time, Hirst arts offers some wonderful opportunities for creative beautiful terrain and a fraction of the cost but will involve a learning curve and some patience and planning DF plastic used to be a decent price. the first intro dungeon and caverns were a pretty good value. The latest pricing has quadrupled or quintupled in cost, making it really hard to justify any further expansions. (you can buy 1 or 2 nice resin structures for the amount that DF charges for a 20x20 hut! Hirst arts stuff works best with planned structures and dungeons. We have a HA dungeon we use for heroquest and its great but trying to make something in HA that is modular is difficult and tends to develop chips and nicks pretty quick (we do mix some concrete color into the plaster so the dead white doesnt show through at every nick) DF is much more modular but also more generic. I usually have to make some compromises when building dungeons from a module or map (why did this dungeon need a 38 degree angle in the hallway?) but i can usually put together a 3 session dungeon with about an hours time. I understand the reasons for making the walls align but I really, REALLY wish that DF had made their corridor pieces a wall and 2 full squares wide. their current setup makes the hallways either 7.5 feet wide or 15 feet wide. and one square is split in half so its almost always useless. OTOH, it does allow 2 characters to stand side by side on a round or 30 mm base. it is sort of irritating when the 10' gelatinous cube becomes the 12' gelatinous floating nightmare because it wont fit in the hallway! For buildings, i generally like HA or custom casts and prints. The DF stuff does not do so well when you get over 2 or three 'squares' in any direction (x, y, or z) and can bow or spread allowing walls to fall out. that said I do have some of the village that i use for as part of my christmas town decoration (and starting village for the holiday games) of all the stuff DF has done, i love the forest the most! that forest is drop dead gorgeous and if I had been smart about it, i would have picked up another set or two of it at the kickstarter and not gotten the ice caverns or the deep caverns, but that's water under the bridge. the LED stuff that DF has is absolutely awesome and jaw dropping impressive but its a PITA to keep up with all the batteries and changing them is a chore. basically you either use it a lot or you leave it off. if you put it away for 6 months every battery in the set will be almost dead. (it works for just long enough convince you that there is no need to unscrew everything and then, right before your group enters the room, they start flashing red and then go out (the flashing red is the low battery warning, which would have been nice if DF had mentioned in their instructions... oh wait, WHAT instructions!) HA support is non-existent. DF support is about as good. and trying to ask a simple question on the DF forums (which are supposed to be for that purpose) tends to get either 'how could you be mean to the great DF' of 'only a mindless fool wouldn't know the answer to that' responses. I have both, I like both but the DF sees a lot more use (although, for most of my games, a simple chessex battle mat or one of my scenic Dragon tablecloths and some tailor's chalk is my usual go to!) I have some HA set pieces but it doesnt work for me as a modular dungeon builder. and thats my commentary and I am sticking to it 🙂
  17. I've had that happen. The weird thing is a shutdown and restart fixed it. It hasn't happened again. Only thing I can't so is read the off topic forum listing.if there is a link to a topic I can read that topic but general off topic room won't start
  18. as far as I know nothing has changed size, they just scaled down the final bones production of the original 3d prints to fit a typical size of 3-4 inch bases Nathhavarr shouldnt have changed size (i already have 2 so its not worth me getting another....) the pictures i have from Reapercon 2019 show them being comfortable on 6-8 inch bases.. this is probably more than most people want but i really wish we had at least gotten a couple of them the size that would treat a giant like a toy. Argent is large but its all wing. the body is not much larger than a Garuth or any of the old metals, besides, it reminds me of a weird pegasus. These were nicely balanced wing to body and looked good at the immense sizes. again, I am not disappointed with what I have but I was hoping for dragons in at least the size of the old metal ones and bigger, rather than just another competition with Wizkids. with some pieces, I have found that drilling the really bendy spots and inserting brass rod can help with positioning. its a lot of work but you can even work the rod around corners and it really helps with the shape stability.
  19. If this isnt the right place hopefully someone will move it or transfer it, or tell me where it is. we have a couple of my local game group that are leaving the nest for the first time. They would like to continue gaming with us and I want to try and give them that table experience. what I would like is a video device that gives the impression of sitting at the table and being able to see the group (not just the DM and the miniatures and the table. depending on the camera, i may even have a piece of software that will allow them to interact and draw on the screen but that is at the bottom of my list. right now i am looking for that 'present' experience. need good sound collection but also good speakers that allow them to converse with the group. my budget isnt extravagant but i can afford some good quality equipment. what i cant afford is to keep trying until something works. one of the issues i want to try and avoid is the inability to have multiple people talking if possible. so many mics are not crisp enough to hear multiple conversations. we can keep the background noise very low so we can disable the filtering but i want that natural feel of conversation in the room. what i currently use works well as long as just me (the DM) or one person is speaking but as soon as there is a second conversation, you almost cant hear the primary conversation, and the second one is complete garbage. anyone have a good suggestion for a rig that works at the table and allows you to share? anyone have a recommendation for the other half of the rig that allows them to participate rather than just observe? one of the people leaving is my eldest and the other is the daughter of one of our closest friends so we really would like to make the experience cool for them. thanks for any suggestions. Added 2 pictures of the gaming area we typically play in.
  20. On this agenda Reaper cant win. about the only hope they have is offering an assembly service for a signficant charge and putting the people who want assembled at the end. Even then, someone would complain... I like what I have seen so far from my box but (and I know this discussion has been going on between the 'they are too big' and the 'why arent they bigger' groups) I was really hoping that the bones dragons would be the same size as the initial test prints we saw in reapercon 2019. I know they wouldnt be as useful, but they would be so much more impressive! I have many dragons of the huge size. i have very very few gargantuan dragons was definitely hoping they were going to be Marthrangul size and bigger. They are fine dragons and i am completely happy with them but i hope in the next kickstarter we see some truly awe inspiring pieces. anyway, enough said. the pieces all came out great!
  21. Is supportatreaperminidotcom the right email address for reporting problems on the bones kickstarter? Everything looks great but I have 2 male halves of the main mast on my ghost ship I could probably make it work but I would rather have the right part if possible. It's not urgent and I know their busy
  22. I'm good again. I'll let you know if there another need.
  23. Love Rocky's color! (he does a great purple and the gold is a nice counterpoint) I might have added some spread with copper coins or gold to spread the pile out a little bit or create some type of nest to give his location a purpose but both the miniature and the diorama look really great! If you cant tell, the Rockies are one of my favorite dragon sculpts out there, they are so expressive and the multiple poses make them very dynamic) Great Job! good luck competing against the Warhammer crew!
  24. Sorry bout that 12 hour work days get me a bit distracted. I should be back now....
  25. Joe wanders up to the group at the bar after getting back from his bout with transition sickness. "Y-you w-would think a-after the number or j-jumps I've made, I-i'd be u-used to t-that!" C-crystal, are you r-really t-tryin to psy-spy-syc... are you analyzing a bot?!? N-never been r-round one an-nyone left on long enough t-to d-devlop a p-p-personality! W-whats y-your s-story Wrench? And w-what have you got for j-jump n-nerves?" Joe laughs nervously...
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