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DocPiske

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  1. As I understand it GW is a publicly held company and is legally obligated to maximize shareholder value. They had a management team that did not understand the niche nature of the business and tried to focus on only the most profitable product lines and increased prices as high as the market would bear, not unlike what WotC did with 4e D&D. That strategy didn't work out and now with new management they are trying a different tact. About a year ago I received a survey email invite from GW asking what changes I would like to see for AoS and answered every question with some variation of "Bring back the Olde World". I suspect they received a lot of similar responses. So like WotC with D&D, and Blizzard Entertainment with WoW Classic, they are finally listening to the fans. I was not happy with AoS but wasn't much affected. My friends and I have extensive collections of unpainted models and still have the 8th edition books. I suspect we could make no further purchases and be set for life, but I'm still happy to hear the Olde World is coming back. There are still a few holes in my armies you see...
  2. Well all good things must come to an end. Now the waiting begins...
  3. Things seem to have ground to halt on updates. Waiting until the end maybe?
  4. I got a rock! And some other cool stuff. But mainly a rock! First of two orders this week. The clear brights from Reaper Con were back in stock the next day, so place another order.
  5. Maybe LL03202 Battle Knights from Lance and Laser?
  6. Did you know the word "average" comes from the French word "avarie", which means "damaged merchandise"? I am definitely average.
  7. Y'all do know that not all dinosaurs had feathers, right? Siri's post shows a couple of examples of fossilized skin that have no feathers, and there is a rather famous fossilized nodosaur "mummy" with no feathers.
  8. Are we sure the ninjas aren't already there? They're pretty good at hiding... As for existing sculpt vs. all new, every Bones KS has utilized existing sculpts in addition to new, so this is not unusual.
  9. I just watched a YouTube video on the Clever Paper printed and shipped flat card stock terrain found on Amazon. Has anyone tried these? The prices look really good ($12 to $20 and a few higher) and the quality looks pretty good. I think it would be good for Frostgrave and maybe Mordheim. And they have several ships! I think I might have to try one... or a dozen.
  10. This thread has reached the end of the line. All passengers must disembark. A new thread will be departing shortly. Thank you for riding the Randomness Thread.
  11. It s the end of the thread as we know it, and I feel fine.
  12. My time as the namer of the current thread is coming to an end. It was good while it lasted. The thread is dead; long live the thread!
  13. Twenty minutes. That's the time between getting an email from Miniature Market that the beholder was back in stock and checking the site. Sold out in twenty minutes for a product that has been out for over a year. I certainly don't need it, but I wonder how many of them are being gobbled up by speculators. I hope the speculators all go broke.
  14. What is that in the distance? Oh, it's the end of the thread. Carry on.
  15. Ordered a few Pathfinder Adventure Paths from Piazo, they have several of them on sale for $12.
  16. Sad news indeed. He was one of the few actors I would have liked to have had a conversation with. He was in The 10th Kingdom as well.
  17. I would shade chestnut with black or dark green. Both are cool colors and will look more realistic than shading with a warm color, even if not actually matching real life. They will reduce the chroma as well as the value of the color, but objects in shadow appear to be less pure and more grey. I might try an orange mixed with your base color for the highlight color to counter the pink.
  18. Power went out a couple of hours ago, utility claiming wind damage. Storms were yesterday, I suspect some fool too impatient to wait for a crew from the power company tried to clear downed branches or trees on his own did more harm than good. With over half a million without power from yestersay's storms in Michigan it might be awhile. Board games it is!
  19. Woohoo! Way to think outside the box!
  20. I've had minis with narrow attachments to the base break off and had good results with placing a blob of epoxy putty on the base and pressing the feet of the mini into the putty to form an impression. I then let the epoxy cure fully before gluing the mini back into the impression. You could try pressing tiny pieces of plastic or wood into the hole around the drill bit, leaving them sticking out proud of the surface for a bit of extra sheer resistance.
  21. 9148 Ghoul skin is what I use as a shade for half orc skin. Works well with flesh tones.
  22. Tried five new to me games at Dice Tower Con, thanks to the impressive library of games: King of Tokyo - good party game, but no substance. Ticket to Ride - solid game, preferred Ticket to Ride Europe over the base game. Castle Panic - didn't hold our interest but would be good with kids. Memoir 44 - a little wargame, lots and lots of scenarios out there, not for everyone. I have friend who would probably enjoy playing the game with me. Terraforming Mars - fun engine builder that somehow reminded me of 7 Wonders. Definitely a heavier game. Thanks to Aaron for teaching us the game. Also picked up Runebound 2nd edition at the con flea market, haven't played it yet. If you ever get the chance to attend Dice Tower Con I highly recommend it. Medium sized con with a huge open gaming area and an impressive library of games to try out, lots of friendly people.
  23. Yeah, I have a not quite complete collection of Dragon Magazine, but so many of us held on to them that most issues aren't worth anything. The memories though are priceless.
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