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So...gonna make this a WIP though it's technically done as of yesterday. At the risk of becoming the "birdhouse guy" I opted to skip the registry of household (comm)oddities and make a bluebird nesting box for my friends' wedding. I think they'll appreciate it.
I wanted a kind of whimsical, cottage style--the crazy roof being the focus. After much perusing of images of "fairy house," "magic cottage," and the like I settled on a basic design. I used a jigsaw to cut out the front and back walls from 1/2" plywood. Side walls are similarly non-square. Wood glue and finishing nails later and I had a frame.
While that dried I soaked some 5mm (1/4") plywood in hot water long enough to soften it and bent it slowly onto the frame, clamped it for a day, and glued and nailed. Repeated for the other side. The two sides of ply were differently happy to take a curve so I acquiesced to the wood. Some peeling of the outer ply occurred, but later I scraped that off.
For the rocks, I took some "river pebbles" from the local big box hardware store, rinsed off the dust and began applying with heavy duty landscaping adhesive (might have actually been Liquid Nails brand--I've used it before for the same effect). Let these cure and catch up with other life for a few days then on to the other sides!
Bill Webb's Decks of Dirty Tricks
Bill Webb's Deck of Dirty Tricks has been used and enjoyed for years in convention and home campaigns. It was made for use during game sessions to encourage unexpected events and player interactivity. It has proved to be one of Frog God Games' most popular products and now new decks are available!Each card has a flavor test of a pop culture reference, meme, pun, or worse. Such as… What is this? An invisibility cloak for ants? Followed by a mechanical thing to happen in game. Such as… Target gains invisibility for 3 rounds.
Options are available for 1,2, or 3 decks (your choice).
The available decks are-
The Classic Deck of Dirty Tricks The dungeon-themed - “Bill Webb’s Deck of Dirty Tricks, Volume II” A more Wilderness themed" Bill Webb’s Deck of Dirty Tricks, Volume III" Plus…
The full deal- Get all three decks and a SIGNED copy of Bill Webb’s Book of Dirty Tricks
The Classic Deck of Dirty Tricks.
Made for use during game sessions to encourage unexpected events and player interactivity. The cards are all printed with suggestions for changes in the narration and their potential mechanical implications. It is system neutral but works best with any one of the many variations of the world's most popular roleplaying game.
The New Expansion Decks of Dirty Tricks
We are bringing 2 new decks for this Indiegogo project. We are also reprinting the classic (and sold out classic Deck of Dirty tricks . The expansion decks are planned for 48 cards with, often requested blank cards for creating your very own "dirty tricks" for your home or convention game.
The Tiny Print Run
Frog God Games is continuing the use of this IndieGoGo crowdfunding method for Deck of Dirty Tricks This method is almost the inverse of how we design our crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter. We call it the 'Tiny Print Run'.
Thus, Indiegogo projects by Frog God Games will-
· Be short in duration
· Be limited to a single title
· Have options priced between $5-$50
· Have simple fulfillment process that does not use Backerkit
Why the Tiny Print Run?
Since 2012 our crowdfunding approach has been extravagant in every way. Ambitious with massive page counts, plus numerous add-on options and stretch goals. All supporting a primary title itself as many as 990 pages.
This has resulted in Kickstarter's with memorable pledge rewards that include top-quality hardcover books with sometimes dozens of stretch goal bonuses and add-on extras. These are awesome AND they are expensive to buy for customers like you because they are very expensive to make for publishers like us.
Why not use Kickstarter?
We will still be using Kickstarter, frequently, for our large-scale projects. These smaller projects are happening in response to the feedback we have heard from both fans and 'almost' fans alike. We hear the request for less expensive options for our projects and products all the time. A second frequent desire expressed to us, whether at conventions, on social media or in email, is for a larger selection of smaller, faster-paced adventures that can be completed in 2-3 sessions and not necessitate a full two year campaign.
Additionally, Frog God Games has grown in both sales and brand awareness. This opportunity will give us the additional resources to invest in the very best books in all of our formats.
With the wishes of the fans in mind, this and future Indiegogo projects will fund standalone projects that are both affordable and fun. This project, as well future Tiny Print Run projects, is narrowly focused.
We will email the instructions to all eligible supporters with instructions on accessing PDF items. The PDF files are distributed using Constant Contact service and our web store. You will need to have a customer account on the Frog God Games website to get your PDF; it's how we keep track of everything and grants unlimited access by you to your reward.
The Indiegogo perk PDF files are 'purchased' at zero cost by supporters (as they are paid for during the Indiegogo promotion) at the Frog God Games web store using a coupon code. That code we will be sent via Constant Contact to the address provided by Indiegogo. Please contact us with any questions/requests about this.
Deck and Softcover Perks
Deck and softcover perks will be mailed to the address provided by us via Indiegogo.
I supported a previous kickstarter she did, and I love her pins. They're a good size to wear on a lot of things. I have my mimic-eating-dice on one of my hats, and the mushroom dude on another. If this is your sort of thing, she's reliable and communicates well. I highly support her work.
Here's the finished product. I made this as a wedding gift for some friends. I think they'll dig it and maybe you will too.
More moss! I added a stained bottom for easy attachment to a post. I also decided to enrich the wood of the door and slapped some wood stain on it for depth of color. The metal I roughed up a bit with sandpaper and sprayed with a solution of salt, hydrogen peroxide, and vinegar to speed oxidation. Though the ridge cap is galvanized steel and the chimney is aluminum, so who knows what that oxidation will actually look like! Questions, comments, critiques always welcome!
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