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mvincent

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  1. This notion aged well. With Covid delaying my games just as my groups entered Hell, I'll definitely get to use Hellscapes.
  2. Exactly (mythological speaking). But when it's talked about on say, a gaming miniatures forum, the Gygaxian creation is the default assumption. He'd likely be melancholy without needing a reason. But yeah: I like mythos stuff for the gaming and miniatures: I'm a Peterson fan rather than a Lovecraft one. (..fwiw: I'm pretty sure Cthulhu can vary her size as desired though)
  3. Heh: that's kinda like saying Gygax was wrong about the size of the Tarrasque. Sandy Peterson is the source material material for CoC (which inspired most of the Cthulhu craze). He might've been inspired by certain sources, but I don't really read this Lovecraft guy you speak of ;) (who was sorta imprecise anyway when describing Cthulhu as "miles high").
  4. I thought I might have buyers remorse (after all: Sandy Peterson has stated that at 28mm scale, a real person could serve as Cthulhu). But now I'm very glad to have purchased it; it's easily the most epic of all the miniatures I own! My condolences to those without a garage or attic for storage. Maybe just put it on the exercycle that's gathering dust?
  5. I'm hoping I can use these for the next D&D campaign: "Descent into Avernus". It seems like a good fit, but I'm not sure how the encounters (and timing) will line up.
  6. How so? Do you mean to make it match the sides? I've used black pens on the white edges of cardstock before (which works pretty well), but I haven't used other colors.
  7. I'd guess: Speculative Earlybird lock-ins opting out, and The campaign announced a reboot Hopefully they'll get an opportunity to make those trees (and tree-bridges) at an affordable price in the future. Seriously: just selling trees (from a single mold) could make them a mint.
  8. Ditto. I too was very happy with their final product (and how they handled their kickstarter), and will be backing them again.
  9. I too really like the trees, and they appear to offer them separately via their first pledge level ("Reforestation"). However, it appears to be $65 for two trees (plus $15 shipping). Ouch. Did I get that right?
  10. This Kickstarter did not disappoint! I've been using this as a prop for my Call of Cthulhu game. The artwork and presentation is incredible... exactly what I wanted (at a very reasonable price).
  11. I really like that they re-purpose minis: I got a great deal with the first Kickstarter, and I'm glad PF and 5e players got a similar chance to obtain the same cool minis. Well: if I'm going represent actual Cthulhu as a mini, it should probably be at least toddler sized. Anything smaller is suitable only as an avatar or spawn ("Gogobeg or go home"). Before the 'Death May Die' Cthulhu came along, I had been eyeing the Horrorclix Cthulhu (and thinking it was still too small).
  12. I did something similar for my Reaper Bones, but Army Painter Leather Brown primer came out far too dark when combined with Army Painter Strong Tone ink/dip (aka Minwax Polyshades Tudor satin stain). Army Painter Fur Brown primer seemed to work better for dark brown results, while Desert Yellow primer worked well for a light brown/sepia results. I dipped several hundred Bones this way, but I didn't like this technique when I tried it on terrain. Dry-brushing seemed more suitable (plus: it didn't require a mat spray afterwards to take off the gloss).
  13. Ditto. I mostly play D&D and Call of Cthulhu, so these new sets seem perfect for me. The only down-side is that I have too much unpainted terrain. Any tips for getting Terrain Crates table-ready easily? I dry-brushed some of the brown pieces with light-brown... it seemed good enough.
  14. Really? Out of the 80+ Kickstarters I've backed, the Terrain Crates was actually one of my favorites. It felt well run to me, and I was extremely pleased with the results, which seemed exactly like the concepts. I now have an obscene amount of (non-fragile) terrain at a ludicrously low price (I almost felt like I ripped them off)... so I'm pretty darn happy I didn't miss this one.
  15. Can you elaborate? Are the tiles different in this set? (I didn't back the previous one, and want to re-purpose the tiles for RPG's)
  16. I'm pretty happy with my shipment. I suppose I could use them unpainted, but I'd prefer not. Still: I don't have the desire to spend a lot of time. What's the quickest way to get these done? Can I just drybrush the brown pieces with light brown? Or do I really need to base-coat first?
  17. Ah: I hadn't used their rules, I just really liked having alternate sculpts (especially for re-use in RPG's), and it seemed like an excellent option for miniature games in general. It's too bad that the associated rules in that case didn't live up to the potential, but I'd like to see more innovative uses for miniatures, like: Representing a condition (binary state) via an alternate sculpt Representing gear with snap-on or magnetic bits Representing resource attrition (hit-points, ammo, crew) on larger models with removable bits (or even movable bits... just something more aesthetic than click-bases) Representing combos (kinda like the Small-World races) via a snap-together method (upper/lower? alternate bases? Chimeric creations?)
  18. Exactly! CMON made zombie versions of their zombicide heroes, so making crazed versions of their Cthulhu Investigators seems like a natural.
  19. Exactly. They nailed this one. I would never have pledged for it... until I noticed the price creeping up... which challenged me to start hitting refresh.
  20. Luckily, I only use Army Painter now, after a 'tacky' experience with the some (non-Bones) minis. Yup. Actually I use Minwax Polyshades (Tudor Satin) instead of Army Painter QuickShade (due to it being much cheaper), but same difference.
  21. What problem? (I spray-primer'd 1k+ so far without noticing an issue, but then I'm also not very fastidious, and I used dip afterwards)
  22. Correct: I pledged at one of the highest levels (Nyarlathotep), and I received everything (or a suitable substitute) long ago. I'm very happy with my loot, and the current line management.
  23. US dollars are currently worth more than Australian dollars.
  24. My biggest Tip for using Dwarven Forge (which completely changed my games): Gather some of those rigid plastic real-estate signs that litter the side of the road and assemble your dungeons on them. Two signs (side by side) are the perfect size for a dungeon (and dining room table). These plastic signs also allow you to easily move your Dungeon off the table afterwards, and to stack/store all your Dwarven Forge pieces. The plastic signs can also be placed on top of your dungeon, to hide the layout from your players until it is time. Most signs have a blank/white side (make sure to have that side facing up when using them)
  25. After backing Reaper and Dwarven Forge, this was the next thing I needed. So I was curious: 1) Where did you get your furniture? 2) What were you wanting instead of furniture? 3) Is this more lop-sided than say, Reaper KS's? I recall in Reaper's original KS that if you didn't get a core 'Vampire' set, you were really 'leaving minis on the table'... I bought three Vamp sets despite already having plenty of minis already :)
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