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  1. Ampersandrew

    KS BONES II List of Miniatures

    I think it's more likely that they seen how models translate to the plastic and decided that some models need tweaked for best results in the new medium.
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    Bones Kickstarter #2 Discussion

    I remember more than one, but it might have been near the same time as the lucious zaftig succubus and my rememory has conflated the two. I'm pretty sure it was more than one person too. Oh, and finally after 4 days I catch up with the end of the thread.
  3. I'm one of those fortunate ROWers who's got his bones, Heretic mentioned me a while back (I'm the friend who'd got notice his stuff was ready, £25.55 to HMRC). @Jason, telling folk who are clearly annoyed that they should chill is not helpfull. They're feeling the way they're feeling. I have two things to say. 1) I definitely think Reaper could have handled communication better on this kickstarter. 2a) The bones are lovely 2b) I'm coming down with paint. 2c) Cheap as chips. 2d) When you guys get your stuff this will seem a lot more bearable.
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    Call of Cthulhu 7th ed

    Hmm. The $333 leather book package also seems to come with 2 extra softcover books ($70), The four card decks ($50), Pulp Cthulhu ($28), two mugs ($22), Stratigraph ($28) and art prints ($65). Still not tempting to me... until they changed the covers to green w/ eldar sign (like the 20th anniversary edition). Now I just don't know anymore. $233 for two leatherette covers was two weeks ago. They've added to it since then. Still not tempting me, I've added on the Book plates and the printed Pulp Cthulhu to my $100 pledge. I have next to zero interest in the other stuff they've added on.
  5. Ampersandrew

    Curating Your Collection

    ... unless you outlive them all ... I have no idea what will happen to my stuff.
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    [SPLIT] Word Play-Hulk smashed

    Come to think of it, so do we in the US. "French fries" can refer to just about any elongated sliced deep fried potato, but by the time they get to wedge size they're usually called "potato wedges," "wedge fries" or "steak fries." Anything smaller than skinny McDonald's ones is more often called "shoestring potatoes" than "fries." So maybe the US-UK chip-fries thing is an oversimplification of a subtle distinction. Yes, it's subtle, but the distinction is still there. Chips is our generic catch all term, Fries is your generic catch all term. If you offer me a chip it more than likely means something different than if I offer you a chip, we're probably talking about different things. For us chips and crisps are very different things, and since we already use the word chip for something very common your usage isn't supplanting ours over here. Certain aspects of language your usage is starting to replace ours. I'm starting to to offered a regular coffee more and more, in British English this would have more normally been a medium coffee. Where regular means standard or normal. We've picked up some Australian as well, I'm pretty sure Uni, Barbie, Avo and Crimbo (University, Barbecue, Afternoon and Christmas) are all Australian.
  7. I was thinking mainly the Republic, but North works too. I always just feel we're kinda behind everywhere else for awesome stuff, so knowing I'm not the only person on this Island that knows Reaper exist is kinda reassuring I belong to a group called Table Top North, there's about 30 of us and I'd say most of us are at least aware of Reaper. We're roleplayers and wargamers. I'm involved in running Pathfinder locally, our monthly game is held in shop called The Black Knight, they have a few Reaper miniatures for sale, only from the Pathfinder line though. The Pathfinder Venture Lieutenant for Dublin and her fiancé also use Reaper minis, but I don't think either of them got in on the bones Kickstarter. Nope definitely not the only person on the island.
  8. Ampersandrew

    [SPLIT] Word Play-Hulk smashed

    We get a lot of that odd combination of US and UK cultures in NZ too. Chips, for example; what the US calls chips the UK calls crisps, and what the UK calls chips the US calls fries. Over here, they're both chips, which complicates things when you're going for a snack run. "Hey, can you pick me up some chips?" "What kind?" "Uhhhh, potato chips." *facepalm* It's not even that simple, for us (UK) fries are those skinny things that you get in Burger King or McDonalds. Chips are bigger than that. If they're bigger again then they're potato wedges. We eat quite a lot of fried potato and have more than one word for the different types.
  9. All this talk of backers in surprising places has me wondering if anyone else at all from Ireland backed. I know around 20% of backers are international, but the only places I've seen mentioned here are Down Under or the UK Well, that depends. This bit of Ireland (where I live) is part of the UK. If you're only interested in ROI orders I don't know, but there are at least 2 of us in Belfast. I've got 29 line items coming.
  10. It's really quite simple. Toe bone connected to the foot bone Foot bone connected to the leg bone Leg bone connected to the knee bone... Now hear the word of the lord ...
  11. Ampersandrew

    Kickstarter badge (help!)

    I got the badge and then asked Kit to take it away again. I'm looking forward to having that sweet ring when I achieve godlike status.
  12. Ampersandrew

    Evil Empire has Evil Customer Service - Surprised?

    It's not $25,000 a pop, it's $25,000 total AFAIK.
  13. Ampersandrew

    Call of Cthulhu 7th ed

    No, you didn't read it wrong, you are getting a ton of stuff. What you aren't getting is the book plates ($6), and 4 decks of cards ($15 each). You can add any of those things if you really want them. Oh and they are giving you pdfs of the decks. I could see me spending an extra $30 - $40 dollars on a leatherette cover, but there's no way I'm spending $233 on 2 leatherette covers (about $117 extra each. F*** right off). I'm in for $100, plus $22 shipping to the UK. Will probably also add the book plates. $130 total. Personally I think these are horrible stretch goals that we have at the moment.
  14. I want it now ... I guess I'm greedy too. $15 to post it all across the pond to the UK is not outrageous.
  15. Have you read this thread? There's a quote in post #89 that says it's already sorted.
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