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  1. Long before GURPS came out with the official 4th Edition I had made my own. I had compiled all the Roleplayer/pyramid articles from around the net and added in the weapons charts from the Hero's Unlimited rulebook I had lying around. Then I sprinkled in the power pools from Champions and had about 3 binders worth of stuff that worked flawlessly together. I love GURPS for that very reason. There's a site that has RPG motivational posters...here's one of them for GURPS. http://www.geneticanomaly.com/RPG-Motivati...psvehicles.html I laughed for about 10 minutes after this one. And now that 4th Edition is out...it's time to start building my 5th Edition book. :)
  2. Ah, CafePress...seems everone has a cafepress website now. If I ever get back to GAMA I'll deffinatly have to bring the Merc Tote Bag. Brings a whole new meaning to "got loot?" at GAMA. Personally, I'd like to see limited edition figs up for swag. new poses of favorite figs. That way no one feels forced to get one but if you really really like X figure you might be able to get something really cool!. I'd also like to see an oxford style dress shirt avalible. I don't like golf tee's and regular t-shirts just don't last that long. A nice oxford style dress shirt with the reaper logo (you know, like the one's all the reaper employees get to wear for the cons) would be great. If I'm gonna spend all my swag points on a shirt, I want to make sure it' will last more then a year or two. Other then that, I"m still saving up for the paint rack! nearly there! Just a few more minis...now if I just had a few more dollars!
  3. All i can say is WOW! that is one of the best looking mini's I have ever seen. I'll tell you, if I ever became rich and famous, I'd definatly pay $800 for a fig like that. Jay Leno collects mussle cars, I'd collect Golden Demon figs. If you have the money to spend... Beleive it or not though, I think Mage Knight has the case of the most expensive figure sold. Back when WK was doing thier Horsemen contest, a fellow from texas bought War for right around $3000. Yes, we all thought he was nuts. He completed his 4 Horsemen collection for a meer $10,000. Now that would buy me a lot more then a few nights on the couch!
  4. Not a problem at all, Frank. Acutally, makes me feel important. :)
  5. My mistake then...either way, no harm done.
  6. Boy, I cruise the Reaperboard and look what I find: Hello Frank! This is the last thing I expected to see. I see I can't let you out of my site for 5 days without you getting me in trouble. @ Lars and SmokingWreckage: The comments I made to Frank were actually a PM that I sent him when he inquired about VOR from an old post I made at MKrealms. I assure you, when I meant dead games I meant out of print and ment it in every way that IWM gets the rights to reprint many mini's from companies that no longer exsist. I never ment to imply that they just reprint what they want despite who owns the copyright. I never ment any disrespect. I just assumed with how excited Frank was about VOR, he would zip over to IWM and enjoy their fourm boards and learn the exact details of the company there. Unfortunatly it seems that IWM has removed them for some reason. As I said, no disrespect ment to IWM. I think they do an incredible job with their casting and they have always been friendly, polite, and professional when I've had the oppertunity to deal with them. I phrased it the way I did because it was a Private Message at MKrealms.com. IF I thought Frank was going to repost this elsewhere, I would have deffinatly been more careful with my language. @ Lars: IWM is not Ral Partha under a different name. I met the owner of IWM at GAMA a few years ago and asked him why they reprinted so much FASA stuff. HE said that they felt there is still a market out there and wanted to take advantage of it. He really did assure me that he works hard to get those rights to cast the minis. While he admits that he as a good relationship with Wiesman/WK, they are not involved in the company in any additional way then licensing. IWM is actually beginning to branch out a bit and include other companies in the casting as well. That's always a good thing. i for one, really like VOR. I've found it to be a unique game that gives a lot of tactical decissions. I also love the fact that you can have a ranged combat shoot out. It's not all about running into the middle of the board and crushing everything you see...itleast not EVERY game. I tend to use my SWM with them now because i think it matches the SW feel very well. Someday I might even play by the WOTC rules. :) I've never heard of DEFIANCE: Vital Ground, so I'll have to go check it out. Thanks for the link. Speaking of Generator systems, has anyone here actually payed Aetherverse? I've heard good things about it from a lot of players but never anything solid. Anyone willing to share?
  7. I'm sure master archer is not a cheap ability, having every elf run around with it would make elven armies even smaller. Besides, we may see more master archer characters when the elf force book makes it's appearance. Until then....just make your own.
  8. I'm more excited about the fact that Reaper will be doing a line of Victorian Steam Age models then I am about the game. I think there are a lot of great possibilities that could come out of this and there seems to have been a resurgence of Victorian steam punk era movies...just look at LXG and Van Helsing. I'm running a quasi Steam Punk campaign now and I really wish that Reaper had Victorian Cross models already on the market. While there current line is fantastic for RPG needs, just adding that extra little steam punk feel to it would really improve my campaign overall. And with Reaper I know I'm gettinig a good deal and that my FLGS will actually carry it.
  9. We'll, no they don't. But they wern't designed to. In MK we just use two of them if we have to. With the CD base, you would need 3 - 5 to get it right. For those, I'd just use a cup or bowl or just glue them to a CD and put the dragon on top. But for the 25-32mm models, a flight stand base works just fine. Like I said, if people want some I have some and so do every other major MK player. You'll be able to get them, trust me. And they work great.
  10. As an owner of a MK castle, I can tell you they are perfect for all sorts of gaming. The best part is they are totally modular, so you can set it up anyway you want, and they break down well for easy storage. I have a castle with a 2x2 interior courtyard that fits easily into a storage tub. If you want to check out a QTVR I made of my castle under attack (excuse the MK peices, it is for an MK page after all, just go to http://www.draconumhighcouncil.com/project...ebarronmore.mov It shows some pretty good closeups of the castle walls and shows the scale of the MK figs to the castle. Besides, it was a lot of fun to photograph and make into a QTVR.
  11. Steven Page: If you want clear plastic stands, use the Mage Knight Flight stands. If you have any MK players in your neck of the woods, they will definatly have all the extras you need. If not, just leave a message for me and if your willing to pay S&H, I can send you some of my extras. I really don't need 40 of the little "shot glasses" underfoot all the time.
  12. I don't hang out here much, but I'll tell you, a Reaper mag may change it. I'd love to see something along the lines of a White Dwarf mag (Fiction/Figs/Gaming Senarios/ Painting guide) but dealing in a product I actually like! I've been reading Fictional Reality for about a year now and have always been impressed with there quality and reviews. Reaper does a lot of advertising with them as well and they are an excellent source for mini reviews, but having somthing pure reaper would really be fantastic. They are the only mini's I buy.
  13. I may not be a member of the BL team, but I was a warlord for Mage Knight for 1 1/2 years. I ALWAYS got asked why people should play MK over any other mini game. How you answer really depends on the person and how they are asking. But generally, I would always ask THEM what experiance they were looking for. If they were looking for a large scale wargame I would always point them in the direction of the warhammer folks (the only other games palyed there were GW). If they wanted a small scale game, I'd point them to MK or to Mordheim. It depends on what they want. Each player is diffrent and each game appeals to a certain type of player. While there may be overlap, there are unique aspects to each game. You'll make a lot more friends and converts to the gaming hobby if you help them find where they want to be. They can always learn your game once they become addicted. But if you start bringing out the negitive aspects (without them asking) you'll only drive them from the hobby completly. Yes, point out the OBVIOUS diffrences between games (large scale/small scale, IGO-Ygo/alternate, ect) but do it in such a way that they can see that each game has it's strenghts and weaknesses. Then allow them to decide whcih they want to play.
  14. Arn't these the same thing that Urban Mammoth is selling for the new VOID/Urban War game? I know there's is made by a Russian company and liceneced thorugh them...but I'm not sure about these.
  15. Unfortunatly, I am my playing area I've gotten a cousin, my wife, and a friend of mine to play Mordhiem with me every saturday and we've had a lot of fun with it. I would love to get them into a second game, just for varity and since I have A LOT of reaper mini's and I want to use them as they were intended! Even if I despised the rules and hated everything about them, I would consider the book well worth it. An entire book highlighting the Warlord line with fully painted 4 color pics? What's not to like about that. A full campaign ruleset I could most likely use in other games if I was so inclined? We'll worth the price alone! It's an aweseom book and I have every intention of getting it...despite my personal likes or dislikes for the rules. I'm also willing to admit that I probably played the beta version incorectly in some aspects. I'm willing to give Warlord a second chance, espeically with full color examples. I'm sure it's been changed and tightened since the last time I played. Besides, if the boys at Fictional Reality say its a great book/game, how can i go wrong? My friend has played all those games and more. But when it comes down to it, he just likes to paint. He's not into the tactical side of things and tends to want to create unbalanced homeade cheese armies. If it is a conventional army in a book, he will shun it and make his own creation. Both him and his other gaming friends agreed that it would be best if he put the rulebooks down and just made little people pretty. Mind you, I still play with him...despite his wackout out cheese armies of doom! Friendship is much more important then a game is.
  16. Thanks... I'm looking forward to the rulebook (strange though, I really didn't care for the beta rules) and am very glad that the unit stats will be there. Kinda disapointed about the card offer though, I really rather support my local retailer and try to get him excited about pushing the game (he loves the mini's but dislikes mini games in general...you gotta watch those painters, they think it's all just about making small things pretty )
  17. Ok, strange question.. are all these stats avalible in the rulebook? I'd really like to know. If so, then I can start playing with my figs as soon as I get my rulebook. Also, are these cards going to be made avalible through Local retailers any time soon (or at all) or is this a reaperstore exclusive? Thanks... Barronmore
  18. Any links to these greens? I've been wanting a really good sci-fi game for awhile and while I have about 4 differnt systems, no other company has a good line of Sci-fi figs I want to get into. I'm really hoping to see figs I can purchase soon.
  19. Hello all... Just wondering if there has been an update to this infantry game I keep hearing out. I heard about it back in March 2003 from a reaper employee at GAMA who told me mini's would be comming out in fall 2003 but I've seen nothing yet. The mil-net contest doesn't look to promising either. Is the project still on or has it been scraped? I for one would really love to see reaper sci-fi mini's running around on my tabletop.
  20. I talked to a reaper rep last year at GAMA and he said that they were planning a line of Sci-Fi figs for the various RPG/Mini games out there. He told me that they should be ready (itleast to reveal) late last year, but apparently there has been a hangup. I'd love some good looking, solid Sci-Fi mins. Unless you want GW or I-Kore figs, they are few and far between. I'd love reaper to take up the slack in the Sci-Fi department and let us have great looking min's at a great price.
  21. If you don't like floppy plastic minitures, then stay away from Sabertooth's prepainted plastic LofR game. Our store owner brought back a demo fig from Gencon and i about died as I saw the sword flopping around the way it did. It was worse then MK. MK is getting better. The swords don't flop anymore...they just break off. Remember, it's not offical Mk unless it's broken :p
  22. As an advid Mage Knight collector (hey, I love the game, so sue me) I might be able to shed some light on this subject. WotC is going to have an uphill battle. Yes, the figures will cost less per booster, but we'll see how that pans out in the secondary market. It's the popularity of MK that keeps the seconarly market price down. If you stick with yellow figs and buy them from places like www.pjccmall.com you can get them for .20 to .60 a figure. Not to shabby if you just want them for filler. MK has the advantage of every figure from the set, except uniques, having a yellow common version that is not desired by players most of the time. This keeps the price super low. WotC only has 20 commons in the set and there will be nothing to water those down. I'm guessing they will be itleast the same price, if not more, then the MK figures of the same rarity. I've seen the recent releases of the D&D stuff, and it make MK look really good. So, if I have to choose between the two at the same cost, I'll take MK. What WotC is planning on doing is selling the game in a collector market to players and hoping that between the wargamers and the RPG'ers the game will stay afloat. The plan is to push the mini aspect for the RPG's by releaseing a huge soucebook that better explains how to use them in an rpg setting. The figs themselves will be packed with stat cards that will have the game stats on one side (which will double for quick combat rules) and a sclaed down d20 sheet on the other. The push is to the RPG crowed and it seems to be working. The major people I've seen who want to try the figs out are RPG'ers. I hope I'm wrong. I hope the market will support cheep, pre-painted plastic mini's. But there is a lot going against WotC in this. The biggest disadvantage is the failed attempt at Chainmail and the bagage that game is going to bring to this one. Time will tell. We will see.
  23. Mage Knight plastics have their uses. I actually started my painting experiances in Mage Knight. As long as you treat the paint as a basecoat you get a pretty good result and talented painters can really get quiet a bit of detail out of them. With that said, MK is perfect for teaching someone to paint who is hesitant about the whole painting process. THey cannot make it look worse then it was when they begain. It helps boost confidance and it teaches basic techniques. Wizkids tried to release a "painters" set that was molded but not painted. I really enjoyed the sculpts and painting them (much more detail then the painted ones. It's the type of paint they use the obscures the details) but they never really sold well, so they probably won't release any other painters edition for any of the sets. It's disaponting too, the sculpts are getting quiet good. I tried painting GW plastics and find them difficult at best. I just don't like how they feel as I put the paint on figure. I much rather paint MK then GW plastics anyday. It is a completly diffrent feel. With all that said, I must admit, I really prefer to paint the metals. When I painted my first reaper it was a real experiance (and very intimidating) to paint such detail on such a solid medium. I became instantly hooked and have slowly been collecting reaper since. Plastics are great for fleshing out armies and using them as filler. It keeps the cost low and your not breaking tables. Mind you, at reapers price, it's not much more to field an all metal army over a metal/pastic GW army. If the cost is comparable, I'd take metal any day.
  24. lstormhammer; Thanks for the laugh. I really needed that. It's been a long day at work and I needed something to brighten it up. Keep it up....
  25. OH trust me, I'll use whatever I want on my table. I've been using reaper and Mageknight figs in Mordheim for a few months now. Looks good to me, so what do I care? I ask because I really love the DHA line of figs and want a ligit reason to buy, paint, and use them. It's nice to know that I can use them for common solders, but I really would like to use them as characters and the like. I guess time will tell... Thanks Barronmore
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