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3 hours ago, OneBoot said:

buglips*the*goblin has, as far as I know, officially retired from doing goblin challenges.

 

I, on the other hand, am considering this.

 

A little bit.

 

MAYBE.

 

If people do them I'll still award their badge for it, but I've stopped encouraging people to do them so I cut it off at Ma'al and have been low key since.  This all started to show that Kaladrax wasn't so scary and grew from there, but Kaladrax was a $10 add-on.  Khanjira wasn't expensive either.  But as big pieces get bigger, and pricier, it was clear to me after Ma'al Drakkar that the choice becomes either halfway killing oneself for a decent paintjob, or doing it really sloppy to finish in time.  Ma'al retails at $150 US - that's a big purchase to expend for a small signature jpeg.  I think at this point it's best if people put real time into the big and fancy stuff, make it worth their while.  I expect the pirate ship will be pretty pricey as well.  There's nothing stoppng anyone from painting it as quick as they like, I just don't want to encourage people to burn up their fancy expensive minis for no real gain - or to nearly die trying.  It's a nice ship, take your time and show it some love.   

 

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2 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

thanks. its not on youtube anymore?

only the other show was on youtube. strange :)

 

Sanjay

They may be late getting it up on You tube.

The link I posted is to the Twitch Feed.

They have the whole archive there of everything that has been Netcast by Reaper, with the possible exception of stuff from ReaperCon.

GEM

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57 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

If people do them I'll still award their badge for it, but I've stopped encouraging people to do them so I cut it off at Ma'al and have been low key since.  This all started to show that Kaladrax wasn't so scary and grew from there, but Kaladrax was a $10 add-on.  Khanjira wasn't expensive either.  But as big pieces get bigger, and pricier, it was clear to me after Ma'al Drakkar that the choice becomes either halfway killing oneself for a decent paintjob, or doing it really sloppy to finish in time.  Ma'al retails at $150 US - that's a big purchase to expend for a small signature jpeg.  I think at this point it's best if people put real time into the big and fancy stuff, make it worth their while.  I expect the pirate ship will be pretty pricey as well.  There's nothing stoppng anyone from painting it as quick as they like, I just don't want to encourage people to burn up their fancy expensive minis for no real gain - or to nearly die trying.  It's a nice ship, take your time and show it some love.   

 

 

If I were going to suggest a new Goblin Challenge piece, I wouldn't suggest something like Ma'al anyway. The Dancing Hut, perhaps. Or .. ofh. Gauth? T'rauk? Mebbe the Treant, or the Obsidian Crypt. But certainly not a whole ding-danged pirate ship!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I didn't count carefully on the static images, I was trying to count quickly on the turnarounds and got 10 on the gun deck. I'm sure your count is better. But I would expect 1-2 bow chasers and the same for stern chasers as well. Since my crew numbers were kind of WAGs, I don't think that much affects the total.

 

Using the rating system prevalent during the 18th and 19th century, either would make the ship a 6th rate (small frigate).

 

I concur. 6th rate. But that is about right for the largest ship classic pirates could manage to steal. 

 

I looked closely for any sign of chase guns and I don’t see any. Chris Lewis might add some. But I checked the stern upper deck and it is all glass and no gunports; I checked the stern either side of the rudder didn’t see anything there; I checked the bows inboard of the anchors and nothing. 

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That is a pretty cool ship!  Hopefully incan finish my wooden one before it shows up at my doorstep...

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So, waking up again, some more thoughts on that ship:

 

  • I love that they listened to one of the most requested things in the community
  • Even though the chant was "pirate ship! pirate ship!" in some places, this ship seems really versatile with nothing screaming "PIRATE" at me. Which is good.
  • It's too big for the one-off sea battle the DM throws in to mix things up. But I like it for a chapter or campaign center piece. The size means it can be boarded by different creatures, even larger ones like dragons, and still have enough room to move the crew NPCs and the PCs around. With a minimum of 6 PCs and even a skeleton crew (ha!) that ship will full up fast.
  • I was joking yesterday, but I could see that ship be used as wargaming terrain. WH: AoS has aquatic elves, so a beached ship close to the shore line could be an importanz defensive position and might get interesting with all the climbing and cover. I wouldn't buy the ship just for that purpose, but if it's already here, why not?
  • Ron seems to really love undead ships. He suggested multiple times that with the right paint job this could be an undead ship as well. We already have the barge, Ron! Leave something for the living.
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10 hours ago, Chris Palmer said:

 

 

No, they’re whatever plastic a cheap Chinese toy company uses to make their toy sharks.  I bought a bag of them online for a couple bucks. 

 

 

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And...at last... less than $2,000 to the goal!

 

 

 

 

Great idea!

I have repainted some toy snakes and have some dinos in the waiting pile.

These can be good and cheap alternatives for wargames and such.

And with the right paintjob even toys can be painted to a high standard, just look at the dinos @Sirithiliel did.

 

8 hours ago, Chris Palmer said:

Next up...

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DRAUGHR!

This brings back Skyrim memories.

 

 

 

8 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

It's a SHIP!

 

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32 inches of playable deck area.
37 inches with the bowspirit.
9 inches wide.

 

THEY DID IT!!!!!!! 

 

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8 hours ago, Pegazus said:

A lot of people are going to freak on that ship.

 

Really? Like who?

 

8 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Okay, someone is going to hate me for this.

 

Why is it so big? That's THREE FEET LONG. It isn't a mini if it is bigger than an baby.

 

I like it. But geebus. Where the bleep will I put it?

 

That's easy, I display my minis in a cabinet, so the ship goes in, the minis go on the ship, problem solved.

 

And there's always the bathtub!

 

8 hours ago, ced1106 said:

 

Ships don't have pupils, so not at all long. :upside:

 

No?

 

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8 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

This must happen.  

I may have to join L.O.T.S.

 

WOOF ALERT!
A WOLF might defect!!!!

 

BACON! STAT!!!

 

8 hours ago, Chris Palmer said:

And best part... none of it screams “Pirate”!  It’s just a normal multi-use ship!

 

 

 

Every ship is a Pirate Ship if need be!

 

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8 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Ooh, the ship doesn't have an official name yet.

 

So it's open to suggestions. Remember how Wyrmgear from KS 1 was fan named.

 

  • Walletbreaker
  • Seawolf
  • Barracuda
  • MINE!

 

 

2 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

If people do them I'll still award their badge for it, but I've stopped encouraging people to do them so I cut it off at Ma'al and have been low key since.  This all started to show that Kaladrax wasn't so scary and grew from there, but Kaladrax was a $10 add-on.  Khanjira wasn't expensive either.  But as big pieces get bigger, and pricier, it was clear to me after Ma'al Drakkar that the choice becomes either halfway killing oneself for a decent paintjob, or doing it really sloppy to finish in time.  Ma'al retails at $150 US - that's a big purchase to expend for a small signature jpeg.  I think at this point it's best if people put real time into the big and fancy stuff, make it worth their while.  I expect the pirate ship will be pretty pricey as well.  There's nothing stoppng anyone from painting it as quick as they like, I just don't want to encourage people to burn up their fancy expensive minis for no real gain - or to nearly die trying.  It's a nice ship, take your time and show it some love.   

 

 

And I thought I had seen it all, and then we get wisdom from a Goblin! ::P:

 

 

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4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Youngster.

I started in college [after 6 years active duty in the US Navy] with White Box and self ablating dice.

GEM :lol:

 

I was wargaming with Airfix plastics and reading the Wargamer’s Digest when D&D was published, although it took a couple of years before I ended up with a copy.  So, 1971 for minis and rules, 1976 for D&D...

 

My pledge is currently over my wishlist by ~90 dollars, so we’ll see what the ship runs.  That may alter my thinking about the need for the undersea expansion. 

 

Which reminds me, in a previous Kickstarter (2?) there was some discussion of getting a set of swimming surface adventurers for undersea fun. Seems like time.::D:

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6 hours ago, Corsair said:

Looking at the size of the ship, I would really expect it to be in the $100 range. Compared to the Barge and the WK ship, it seems likely to be there in the KS. And at least $150 at retail. The idea of having a removable center section is a very good one, as it would make modifying and storing much easier.

 

If they are $100 then you might as well purchase the some of the Firelock Games ships which you can today instead of 2yrs from now and can be found for less.

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I shall name her “The Black Bones”

(irregardless of the actual material she’s made of)

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And with that reveal, my two ships have now  become practice ships for painting while I await the arrival of my new ones.

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2 hours ago, Nunae said:

So, waking up again, some more thoughts on that ship:

 

  • I love that they listened to one of the most requested things in the community
  • Even though the chant was "pirate ship! pirate ship!" in some places, this ship seems really versatile with nothing screaming "PIRATE" at me. Which is good.
  • It's too big for the one-off sea battle the DM throws in to mix things up. But I like it for a chapter or campaign center piece. The size means it can be boarded by different creatures, even larger ones like dragons, and still have enough room to move the crew NPCs and the PCs around. With a minimum of 6 PCs and even a skeleton crew (ha!) that ship will full up fast.
  • I was joking yesterday, but I could see that ship be used as wargaming terrain. WH: AoS has aquatic elves, so a beached ship close to the shore line could be an importanz defensive position and might get interesting with all the climbing and cover. I wouldn't buy the ship just for that purpose, but if it's already here, why not?
  • Ron seems to really love undead ships. He suggested multiple times that with the right paint job this could be an undead ship as well. We already have the barge, Ron! Leave something for the living.

 

I have two plans for the ships.

 

1) In my D&D game group, I will have my group setup a raid the ship in a port town.   Maybe there is something interesting on that ship.  Maybe they need to blow up the ship.  Given the size you can multiple session in a town with a ship.

2) I play Age of Sale miniatures game.  Today when two ships are grappled together, we use two flat pieces of cardboard to represent to the ships and then play and roll off what happens when the two crews fight each other.  I plan two purchase two of these ships to have a separate battle area on the table.  We already play on 4' x 6' area but the miniature game only uses 4'x4'.  These ships will take the place of the cardboard.   No, not necessary, but fun.

 

In addition, I have a lot of miniatures and would love to display some of my miniatures on the ship.

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6 minutes ago, turbocooler said:

 

If they are $100 then you might as well purchase the some of the Firelock Games ships which you can today instead of 2yrs from now and can be found for less.

Sorry, I don’t  mean to disparage something you like, but stylistically and sizewise I don’t see anything in their selection that compares at the $100 price you suggested.

 

Of course we don’t  know what the actual price will be for Reapers ship, but I think it’s worth waiting for.

 

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So did they say whether the ship was going to be Bones or Bones Black?  I know they've said the general plan was bigger things in Bones and smaller things in Bones Black, but I can't imagine boiling something as big as that ship... would have to use the bathtub!

 

And as far as making it sectional, if they plan to divide it into sections horizontally so the upper decks come off to access the lower decks, it would be impractical to then divide it vertically into sections as well.

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