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23 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

For some people the “game” appears to be making everyone around them as miserable as they are. 
 

You know, those Greek god statues would make great undersea ruins...

 

As would that Storm Giant!

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25 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

For some people the “game” appears to be making everyone around them as miserable as they are. 
 

You know, those Greek god statues would make great undersea ruins...

 

As would that Storm Giant!

 

Synergy between expansions.

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20 minutes ago, Corsair said:

What you could do is lay out the "overlap" pieces and one draws one then the other chooses one and so on. Flip a coin to see who gets first choice.

Yeah, we'd actually discussed that, and had the same idea.

 

First person picks 1, then the second person picks 2, and from there either stick with picking 2 each turn, or mirror it to person 1 picking 2 on his second turn, then go to 1 pick each turn thereafter.

 

But given the time span of the pledge manager, I should easily be able to swing/justify buying my own core set.

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7 minutes ago, ksbsnowowl said:

Social Media goal:

 

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Well this is certainly interesting In light of the discussion here on the forum at the beginning of the Kickstarter about how many of us didn’t like the new trend towards news being released solely through Twitch and other Social Media platforms and not here in the forum or their website. Reaper is apparently seeing their future in a social media world.
     There was never any goal for 500 posts here on the Forum enthusiasm thread...

 

This all isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just the way the future of promotion and customer connection is going. 

 

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3 hours ago, TGP said:

I used to work for a boss that wanted everything to be “High-Tech”. He never defined what he meant by that. 

 

The core set is not weak. 

 

Because ^ THIS ^ and some of the $1 models are considered Huge by gaming rules. 

 

I agree with all of that. It’s all true. Except for “...were giant dowel sticks...” because by my exacting standard a mast is unlike a dowel stick. Dowel sticks are machined. And perfectly even.  They don’t taper. Trees and masts made from trees taper. It is an important detail to me and it is why most scratch-made  Gaming models and even many kits look wrong. It is subtle, but if the taper isn’t there it looks like a silly toy but you can’t quite tell why. 

 

This too ^ is true. That’s kinda why I would rather Reaper steered clear of doing a ship model kit or gaming ship (unless they want to hire me to consult on the design...and I am available).

 

I really hope they DON'T listen to you.

 

I. Want. A. Ship. I. Can. Play. With.

 

And, I think like most gamers, I do not CARE if it is a true to life model.

 

Grump may care, there is a sloop model that he has been swooning over, but I don't think most people that want it for a GAME give a flying jib.

 

And the folks that want an accurate model already have plenty to fill their needs. Wood, plastic, and little, tiny metal ships. All are out there.

 

Affordable models that are sturdy enough to play with are in scant supply.

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Usually Reaper is going to let you buy parts of the Core Set seperately, if they do I might get that Undead Giant and maybe the Grave Knights.

I love the Witch, she will be one of the first I buy in retail, actually, I hope she will be released in metal as well.

 

IIRC that witch was a limited resin piece given out to VIP badge holders at Reapercon one year. So there may not be a metal mold, and I don't expect to see one since they are releasing her in Bones for the masses. 

 

2 hours ago, Crowley said:

1. Eh, dice are cool... but whatever. I have tons already.

 

 

Ditto.  And it's likely to be a 7-pc set for a ruleset I don't play. 

 

30 minutes ago, Corsair said:

What you could do is lay out the "overlap" pieces and one draws one then the other chooses one and so on. Flip a coin to see who gets first choice.

 

Only after he pays his share, of course.   Had too many friends in the past who wanted to go in on something but failed to cough up their share of the funding. 

 

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15 hours ago, rubegon said:

Holy smokes!  I just peeked into the KS comments, and there are some very unhappy people spending a lot of time in there.

 

I don’t understand why anyone that is so unhappy with a product would waste so much time and energy on it.  Life is too short - they should go find something that brings them joy and spend their time on that.

 

I guess that’s just what trolls do though.  It really makes me sad to think it must be like inside their heads....

 

 

I could be waaay off base, but I'm getting the impression that at least some of the negativity is an attempt by a couple activists who have some sort of drum they want to beat against Kickstarter and/or Reaper about unionization and/or labor practices.  I noticed a handful of comments relating to that really early in the Kickstarter, followed by a lot of weird, vague, and wildly over-the-top complaints about the Reaper Kickstarter and its backers.  I didn't really think of it again until I noticed that some of those negative comments keep coming back around to complaints about labor practices.  Basically, someone's hijacked the Kickstarter comments and Reaper's fund-raising project to try to use it as their personal (or their organization's) soap-box.

 

 

4 hours ago, TGP said:

I used to work for a boss that wanted everything to be “High-Tech”. He never defined what he meant by that....

 

This too ^ is true. That’s kinda why I would rather Reaper steered clear of doing a ship model kit or gaming ship (unless they want to hire me to consult on the design...and I am available).

 

 

Ha - I used to work with someone who was the same way about "The Cloud" - "The competition is beating us, and it's because they're leveraging The Cloud - WE NEED MORE CLOUD!"  "More Cloud" became a running theme for them, using it in some really inappropriate and weird ways to do things that were completely unnecessary, and it turned a meme for those of us who had to deal with it:  "The company can't afford any bonus this year.  We need more cloud!"  "My laptop's battery just died - quick, someone get me a bucket of cloud!"  "I can't make it in to work today, I had a flat tire!"  "Well, if your car had more cloud, that wouldn't be a problem, would it?"

 

I agree completely about the ship model (and other large terrain), and that what's good for modeling is not necessarily good for gaming:  I'd rather see the material, creativity, and energy diverted elsewhere, with a dedicated scale model company producing old-fashioned injection-molded styrene plastic sailing ship model kits in 28mm scale for those who like that sort of thing (and I've built more than a couple plastic sailing ship model kits in my time - nothing wrong with those who like that sort of thing!)  For my money, a tabletop map, dry-erase grid, or even a sheet of graph paper is plenty good enough for my tabletop RPG terrain needs, and in fact it's a heck of a lot more practical and affordable than fighting against a ship model might be.  Sure, I don't mind dropping some dungeon dressing and other scatter terrain on those maps where it can add something interesting to a tactical fight, but over all, I find the modeling for elaborate terrain and 3D dungeon tiles to be a different hobby from the role-playing and tactical dice-tossing.  Especially considering how limited my storage and gaming space is these days!

 

Of course, I'm well aware that I'm not the only voice of Reaper's backers, and that my style of gaming is not the only one nor necessarily the biggest one, and I'm also well aware that there's been a huge demand from fans for that ship, so if Reaper can in fact produce such a thing, and sell enough of them at the price needed to both keep themselves in business AND make those fans happy, then I can't really complain - it's a win for everyone involved, I think, and to be fair, Reaper really has produced the vast majority of the character minis, monsters, and scatter terrain that I'd ever want or need, plus more alternatives than I'd ever practically need, so if there's a market for large ships, terrain, dioramas, safe-queen display pieces, busts, and novelty items instead of more of the stuff I already have and am quite happy with, then I'm really not missing out on much, right?  I can always request those few items I do still want but haven't seen yet in the mean time!  :)

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Chris Palmer said:


 Reaper is apparently seeing their future in a social media world.
     There was never any goal for 500 posts here on the Forum enthusiasm thread...

 

This all isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just the way the future of promotion and customer connection is going. 

 

 

Forumites are a sure thing, and a relatively small part of their customer base.   Social media sites are allowing them to reach new customers in greater numbers than they could generate in the forums.   But yeah,  I kind of feel like the honeymoon is over, too. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Inarah said:

Only after he pays his share, of course.   Had too many friends in the past who wanted to go in on something but failed to cough up their share of the funding. 

 

Well, the deal is he pays me back by the end of November (the CC bill won't be due until late December).  If he doesn't, my pledged amount is already under MY desired purchase total, and within my means, so no big deal.

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I hope that the next "underwater" expansions give us a large-sized crayfish, a large-sized eel, a large-sized hermit crab, a large-sized octopus, and/or a large-sized sea slug.

 

They would all fill gaps in the Monster Manual/published adventures.

 

Sahuagin with slashing weapons and bludgeoning weapons would also be awesome.

 

A boy can dreeeeeeeeeam.

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I've never done an aquatic adventure, and I'm not inclined to do one, but I bet I could find a use for dire crawdads and hermit crabs, killer octopi, and all-purpose dire slugs and snails... and, my games keep borrowing way too much of the Cthulhu Mythos for me not to be able to find some kind of use for more not-Sahuagin/Deep Ones!

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