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Sorry for the blather but speaking of bases...

 

Any suggestions for using bases as terrain markers?

 

Would their 60mm bases be the best fit as terrain (difficult and blocking)?

 

I also have a Battle Masters map (huge hexes) and I was originally going to use 25mm bases as markers, indicating that the entire hex had a certain terrain type.

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Looking forward to getting my Red Box KS product and seeing the Trollcast.

 

Same here. Tre has spoken quite highly of it so thats a plus but it still would be nice to actually try out.

 

@Pingo There are several women on that forum, just realize that on Frothers if you get offended they will mock you endlessly. I only lurk myself.

 

Most of the time if I get offended I just leave quietly and don't come back. Sometimes it ain't worth the arguing.

 

That said, strong language and controversial topics don't especially offend me. What offends me is feeling as though I am unwelcome because of what I am.

 

Hmm, come to think of it, it's feeling as though any group of people is unwelcome because of what they are (as compared to what they do, if you see the difference). This, by the way, applies only in general interest forums, not ones centered around people's identities.

 

But I am probably dragging the thread way off topic here, sorry.

 

Looking forward to seeing how this KS turns out, and how it expands Trollforged's store.

 

If you get abuse of Frothers (sorry when you get abuse on Frothers) it will probably because of what you said not who you are.

 

I'm mainly a lurker on there, but have not seen any anti-female bias (although friendly abuse/swearing is the norm), It's mainly about the minis rather than the gaming on there too, which may help.

 

Quite a number of the smaller producers/sculptors post on there so there is always something worth reading going on

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Okay, so I had to know the limitations, so I messaged Ed about it, and the $20 credit is for anybody who pledged $25 or more to the KS. He said he was hastily wording it to push out a new stretch rewards. Although, looking at everyone here, it seems $25 was the lowest pledge I've heard, so I think you all are safe :;):

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Okay, so I had to know the limitations, so I messaged Ed about it, and the $20 credit is for anybody who pledged $25 or more to the KS. He said he was hastily wording it to push out a new stretch rewards. Although, looking at everyone here, it seems $25 was the lowest pledge I've heard, so I think you all are safe :;):

 

I only pledged $10, so poked around... :D

 

 

***** All those who pledge $25 or higher will receive a thank you present: either 10x25mm bases, or choice of 3 alien in 30-40mm base size range (this would include Swarm Adults, Swarm Adult Warriors, Stealth Swarm Adults, Hosts, Grubs, Alien hunters of both type). You choose your gift.

 

****** Everyone who has pledged will receive $20 credit ($40 for Queen level) added to their first pledge level – this is per person credit. This will allow you to ‘buy’ some more miniatures (use their add-on value to work out what you can get). Also Ed will allow the credit to be used over on the TFM store (I’ll update this when I know how that is going to be handled).

 

http://trollforged.wordpress.com/kickstarter-stretch-goal-table/

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Looks like my credit won't be going to the TFM store after all, can't use trade-in value to upgrade bases. Still, it's basically a 'free' base upgrade for Queen, plus a lilbit. This is going to be a nightmare to reconstruct :)

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Well, looks like those who missed out can still jump in this one through paypal,

http://trollforged.c...r-paypal-1.html

 

And for normal backers, what seems to be the pledge manager, in beta format, is up and around.

http://www.kickstart...lien-host/posts

Philip Sibbering 2 days ago

http://trollforged.com/kickstarter-pledge-calc.htm

I've put the Alien Hunter Support Unit (AH Support) pledge, with upgraded bases, as $130 in the primary pledge, and $120 in all the extra pledges under US/ free shipping, and $140 in the in the primary pledge, $122 in all the extra pledges, under International shipping.

As pledges are put into the Pledge Manager in the order of highest cost first, down to the lowest, it does restrict when the discount applies. Basically you would have to take a pledge of equal or greater value in the primary pledge to then be able to select the special discounted version. Placing a lower value pledge in the primary pledge slot (i.e. bases), and then picking the upgraded AH support unit for the 2nd slot would be rejected (this is subject to change).

And to my surprise and slight disappointment, The grubs and adults are being supplied with 30mm bases. I'm not a fan of that base size, ESPECIALLY for a ruleset using massive hordes of minis. The creator has mentioned that there will be options for getting other sizes though.

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Okay, this is kind of big news! Especially if you pledged $200+

 

Special credit clarifications: You must spend $25+ to receive the $20 special credit. You must spend $200+ to received the $40 special credit. Special credit can be used as 'cash', and can be used to buy more pledges, or put towards pledges.

This means the $40 special credit is no longer tied to the Queen level (Ed said you all deserve it for your support)

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There goes one of the few reasons pledging Queen was worthwhile.

Yeah, while this change was extremely generous, it really does put Queen in the shadow of Swarm. I pledged Queen, and there where basically three factors making me feel good about sticking with this choice to the end: the deal for ugrading to decorative bases was much better for Queen than for Swarm, free international shipping, and the extra $20 bonus. Now that the last of these is not a factor anymore, I'm really starting to see how 2xSwarm (with a few trades) would get me so much

more stuff...

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Did anyone get their non-base, split shipping Queen level orders yet??  I was supposed to get mine a while ago, but still nothing after several "looking into it" emails

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Wait, are you implying someone might actually have gotten something by now? April Fool's was yesterday...

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The sycophant who bought out my pledge (and has been giving Jody Siegel a hard time, ironically) had gotten a bunch of stuff and posted it on dakka.

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The sycophant who bought out my pledge (and has been giving Jody Siegel a hard time, ironically) had gotten a bunch of stuff and posted it on dakka.

You're in a foul mood today.

 

Need a back rub?

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