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Here is the round 3 chatter/photo thread. As before, I'll edit this post with the coordinators and groups. Round 2 is dead, long live round 3!! Arrival/departure thread is now up: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/64345-the-travels-of-sir-forscale-and-friends-box-of-goodwill-round-3-arrival-departure-thread-no-chatter/ And as promised, here are the coordinators and groups; if I missed anybody or otherwise goofed up somehow, let me know. DSmiles DonTheDime DogBL Klarg1 Morihalda Chris Palmer Genghis Sean Melkavar OneBoot Bonwirn WyvernFire UltraSquid Talespinner KangaroRex BuckyBall Kadence Fanguad Marvin Ub3r_N3rd BeowulfTheHunter Pingo Inarah DavidBrawley Wolfie907 IzzyLobo Wargamer Marineal Chaos Wolf FroggyTheGreat Fishnjeeps SGHawkins09 GenericFighter FlameHawke Matbar Talae Marsya TiniestRhombus ThesHunter OneBoot Robinh Jasperthe 2nd Loim JCG NomadZeke HornedTurtle Hibou DSmiles Marvin Pcktlnt DrBedlam TGP VonKrieger Drusander UlfHeathen Tarsemina Bonwirn Chaos Wolf SamuraiJack Aryanun RobDean Arc724 MissMelons RedAmbrosia AlexGates Dilvish the Deliverer Ub3r_N3rd Thes Hunter Sirithiliel HungerFan RGTriplec TerminalMancer Keianna Korimar AardRinn FroggyTheGreat A couple minor changes; you'll notice that there are 2 coordinators in each group; 1 at the top, 1 at the bottom. That's because we're changing things up a little; instead of the last person in each group sending it back to the box starter (the name at the top), you'll be sending it to a different box starter (the name at the bottom). The box starter/coordinator (name at the top of each list) is the person in charge; that's who you need to get a hold of if there are any issues. You can also get a hold of Ub3rN3rd or myself since we're the ones in charge of this rodeo, but please try to work things out through your coordinator first; that's what they're there for. If there are any questions, they should be covered in the first post here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/63922-random-box-of-goodwill-round-3-signup-thread/ Just a reminder: The group paint figure is not mandatory, just a little something extra for those who are so inclined. Also, coordinators please note: we're changing up the way the boxes will end up; you won't be getting your group paint figure back, you'll be getting someone else's. ETA--Also, quick reminder to double-bag or otherwise ensure that any basing materials you send don't end up breaking open and making a huge mess inside the box.
It's summer time; it's too hot to do anything outside, unless you like sunburns and heat stroke. You really need to look into something you can do inside. But what? How about painting some cool miniatures? 'But I don't have any cool miniatures!', you cry. You may have heard about the fabled 'Box of Goodwill'. Maybe you were involved last time, maybe you're new and would like to see what it's all about. Well, you're in the right place!! Read on: This is the official, soon to be patented sign up thread for round 3. As before, please provide the following info in your replies to this thread: Where you live If you'd be willing to ship internationally (more expensive) If you want to be a box starter (depending on the amount of interest) There has been a minor rules clarification made. There is also a slight change. Even if you were involved in one or both of the previous versions, please make sure you read them carefully. Basically, put some stuff you don't want/will never get to/think other people will find cool into a box and send it to someone else. That recipient will take out whatever interests them, replace a like amount of stuff and ship it to the next person in line. And so on. The last person will send it back to a different coordinator ( the person who originally sent out one of the boxes ). What's allowed: 1)Any miniature 1a) this means any material, any genre, any manufacturer, any subject matter. If you put lead in, please label it somehow (separate baggy or whatever) 2)Anything mini related 2a) bases, basing material (please package this very securely, and label it), terrain, scenic bits, whatever. 3) Free stuff--leftover bits, drawings, etc. Please label these items as 'free' or 'giveaway'. If you want some of this stuff, take it, you don't have to match it. 3a)Please limit the amount of non-miniatures related items to whatever will fit into a standard sized Ziploc sandwich bag if it is bulky. Drawings/sketches take up next to no space at all and don't need to be stuffed into said baggy. 3a-1)Use common sense. Also, if you have some hand-crafted, custom-built shark skin and mithril dice bags or whatever that you're certain everyone will love, PM your coordinator and the folks in your circuit and see what everyone things of the idea. Majority rules. 4) Keep it reasonable; try not to put in anything larger than 54mm. That's gonna eat up a lot of space, and create a lot of 'what's it worth' questions. What's NOT allowed: 1)Paint/liquid 2)Perishable items 3)Exceptionally bulky, non miniature related items. Donate that 7th extra copy of the Player's Handbook to someone that you game with. How it works: A coordinator will put together a box of stuff and send it out to 8-10 people in his/her circuit. When you receive the box, take out whatever you like and replace it with a like amount of stuff.The value of what you replace should be equal to or slightly exceed whatever you take. We're gonna use the honor system here, so it's going to be somewhat subjective. Trades should be on a one-for-one basis, unless you're taking something big, in which case it's one-for-two. For example: If you see 4 orcs that you want, take them and replace them with 4 other roughly man-sized figures. If there's a larger figure (54mm ) that you want, take it, and replace it with either 1 similarly sized figure, or 2 man sized figures. Once you're finished, pack it up and send it to the next person in line. Here are some other specifics: 1)The coordinator will put together a box and start it on it's way. Each coordinator will pm me with the tracking info of the box as it sets out to the first recipient. After this, each recipient will pm the tracking number to their coordinator (the person who started the box) AND the person that they're shipping it to. 2)Participants will publicly announce when they have received the package (pictures would be cool, but aren't mandatory), and again when they send it off to the next person. For example: I received the box o' goodwill from Chaoswolf. When ready to ship, 'I'm sending the box to Pingo'. 2a)Participants will also be responsible for contacting the next person and getting their shipping information. The people involved in any given circuit will be public knowledge, so feel free to exchange shipping info how/whenever you wish. 3)Each participant will have 1 week from the arrival of the box to make their swaps and then send the box on to the next person. 4) For participants in the USA, shipping will be via flat rate boxes. Tracking and insurance are included in the cost. In the event of loss, the person mailing the box will make the insurance claim and use the proceeds to purchase items to fill and ship a replacement box. 5) I'm anticipating roughly 3-4 months for each box to make a complete circuit (8-10 people x 1week per person + travel time). Once all boxes have completed the circuit (returned to the coordinator), we'll open up a new sign up thread and start the process over again if there's interest. Coordinators will need to pm me so I know that all circuits are complete. 6) This will be open to everyone. We have had several people express willingness to run/participate in a circuit for the newer members; I feel that this somewhat offsets any concerns about anyone's 'reliability'. Perhaps I'm a little naive, but the feeling I'm getting from both public posts and pm's is that everyone really seems to want this to work. Newer members are defined as anyone who hasn't been active on the boards for a year,or without at least one completed exchange. 7) Sign ups will end Midnight August 31st (east coast time). There will be a little wiggle room allowed here to allow for different time zones and whatnot. Once I get up the following morning, it's closed. I'll figure out how many people are involved, how many groups there are, who's going to coordinate and post that information in the first post of the chatter thread. 8) Individual coordinators are able to exercise a bit of leeway within their circuit. They will be setting up the initial package, so they can just stuff a box, or do a quick survey of everyone in their circuit to determine preferences. If they want to suggest everyone slap a color on Sir Forscale (or his designated representative), that's up to them. I'm thinking that the coordinators can run things pretty smoothly. If there's a question or concern, hit them up. Coordinators: if you're not sure how to proceed, hit me up and we'll work it out. 9) if something comes up and you need to drop out for whatever reason (life happens), please contact your coordinator as soon as possible so that he/she can make the necessary adjustments. 10)The group paint figure is not mandatory, just a little something extra for those who are so inclined. Also, coordinators please note: we're changing up the way the boxes will end up; you won't be getting your group paint figure back, you'll be getting someone else's. 11) Have fun! Ok, I'm pretty sure I've covered everything. If I missed something, or it's unclear, please bring it up in the chatter thread, or PM me. Don't add it here. Suggestions for a different 'group paint' figure and/or title can go in the chatter thread, too. ETA---I don't want to make any assumptions here. Even if you were in the other rounds, please indicate if you'd like to do round 3. Thanks
And now for a more whimsical piece. When the traveling box of sir Forscale came to me, Froggy the great had been there before me and left a few magical treasures. Among these were a bunch of created Frogmen (in the very literal sense) in high tech suits sporting these sci-fi weapons (modified clubs but none less) a great conversion, but where to use them? Then I got my bones 2 and the answer presented itself. The tribal society of the treefrogs has been shaken by war and invasion from the modern race of warfrogs. battle rages on turning swamp into disaster area over and over. Finally ground troops march to push the savages back into the dry land where they belong. But lo! a hero arises (we know he's a hero because he has a white cowboy hat) the Mystical shaman Croak with his acolytes hops to meet with the invaders and put a stop to the violence. They meet for the first time on the tatters of a once beautiful swamp, now rendered a wasteland by constant bombing. The base is a complete cast of the "balls of Steel" mold from Basius 1. it prints really well although it helps to preload the balls with extra molding compound or they come out sort of flat on top. the muck was supposed to be clear water but apparently "clear" aluminite resin has an expiration that they don't tell you about and it went white, so it was either redo the mold or go with it. I may do some more blending but I like the effect. Anyway, hope you like it. I see there is need for a few touch ups on the base after taking the picture...